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Aug. 1
1963 - Leona Cox Community School breaks ground in Canyon Country [story]

Another Rabid Bat in SCV; West Nile Next
Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Los Angeles County’s 15th rabid bat of the season turned up in late July – and sure ‘nuff, it turned up in Santa Clarita. Roughly  half of the county’s rabies cases of 2014 – seven of 15, all in bats – have been reported in the Santa Clarita Valley. The latest one was found outside of a...

1963 – Leona Cox Community School breaks ground in Canyon Country [story]

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

1939 - Recording artist, music promoter and longtime Sand Canyon resident Cliffie Stone marries singer Dorothy Darling in Hollywood [story]

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

1983 – U.S. release of “National Lampoon’s Vacation”; Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]

Monday, Jul 28, 2014

1938 – Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

1876 – 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

2002 – Hollywood premiere of Disney’s “The Country Bears,” filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]

Typical Single-family Home Sells for $481,000
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

The median single-family home price in the Santa Clarita Valley dipped slightly in June to $481,000 from $485,000 in May, but the figure was still well ahead of last June’s $430,000. Condominium prices, meanwhile, climbed to $290,000 in June from $281,000 in May and $263,000 in June 2013. “I expect...

SCV Still Tops in L.A. County

What rhymes with “cat” and hisses like a cat when you approach it, but isn’t a cat? You’ve got it. It’s a rabid bat. Granted, most rabid bats don’t hiss at you; most stumble around like they’re drunk. But this one hissed. Los Angeles County’s fourteenth rabid bat of the season turned...

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]

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With the Chiquita Canyon Landfill seeking to expand rather than close as it was supposed to - by 2019, or when it hit a certain capacity level, whichever came first - I’ve been thinking about the landfill even more and, in general, just thinking about trash.
A Disposable Life | Commentary by Jennifer Fischer
The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA is hosting an open house and is inviting the community to bring the family August 16.
YMCA Hosts Open House
A retail worker in Newhall was surprised when a man came into the small boutique to try on women’s clothes and she was shocked when he exposed himself to her. That plus more local news headlines in this episode of SCV NewsBreak, presented by SCVTV and AM 1220 KHTS.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday August 1, 2014
Los Angeles County’s 15th rabid bat of the season turned up in late July – and sure ‘nuff, it turned up in Santa Clarita.
Another Rabid Bat in SCV; West Nile Next
An Acton man was handed a 40-year prison sentence Friday for the second-degree murder of Christopher Demyen as several family members provided tearful testimony at his killer’s sentencing hearing in Lancaster.
Acton Man Gets 40 Years for Murder
Los Angeles County firefighters handled a 4-acre brush fire in Bouquet Canyon without incident Friday, officials said.
Bouquet Brush Fire Held to 4 Acres
An appellate court ruling has cleared the way for the California High-Speed Rail Authority to sell bonds, officials said Friday.
Appeals Court Clears Tracks for High Speed Rail
Local investigators are searching for an exhibitionist who exposed himself to a Newhall boutique employee Friday afternoon.
Flasher Strikes In Newhall
The operation will begin at Valencia Boulevard and Citrus Drive, and continue at other high-traffic intersections in the City, including Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard, and Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon.
Aug. 4: City, Sheriff to Conduct Crosswalk Safety Operation
News from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber News, 8-1-2014
From multimillion dollar construction projects to adding a room on a single-family home, submitting building plans to LA County Public Works is now just a click away.
New Online System for County Permits
SCV congressman says President Obama "closed his eyes, made excuses and, through his inaction, encouraged Putin to drag us into a second cold war."
McKeon: Obama Turned Blind Eye to Putin’s Violations
There were around 50 folks who gave testimony as to why they didn’t want the landfill to expand, and three who were in favor of it. Also there was some good news: The public comment period has been extended another 30 days to Sept. 23.
Smelly Elephant
As we begin our new fiscal year at City Hall, I am pleased to share with you a number of projects and programs we have planned for the coming year.
Tennis, Transit and Trolleys
The death penalty debate will be everlasting. There are those who believe in the ultimate punishment and those who do not, and neither side can understand the other’s mindset.
Too Long to Die?
1963 - Leona Cox Community School breaks ground in Canyon Country [story]
If you are out and about in the Old Town Newhall area, you’ve probably noticed the former Newhall Library on 9th Street is receiving some much-needed updates. What you might not know is that inside the building, the city is working to create space for a first-ever business incubator.
Bookish Incubator
The 2014 Santa Clarita High School Football Preview Show, presented by Nissan of Valencia, will premiere Friday night at 9 pm on SCVTV, Santa Clarita's only local television channel.
SCVTV’s Football Preview to Premiere Friday
Learn how local water officials are dealing with the drought; plus more local news headlines in this episode of SCV NewsBreak, presented by SCVTV and AM 1220 KHTS.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 31, 2014
Studies show excellent teachers increase earning capacity for their students individually - and not coincidentally, ineffective teachers negatively impact earning capacity - but when multiplied by the number of students educated over the course of even one good teacher’s career, that increased capacity can contribute millions to our state’s economy
Teaching for the Future | Assemblyman Scott Wilk
Throughout the month of August, Vons and Pavilions shoppers will have the opportunity to support athletes of Special Olympics.
‘Round Up’ Your Grocery Bill for Special Olympics
Saturday at Rivendale Park in Towsley Canyon off the Old Road, you can help celebrate the second annual “International Blues Music Day.” The band lineup features the Chris Banta Blues Band, Toni Dodd & Southbound Blues, Chuck Strong & SRBQ, Fortune, and Michael Stanton.
SCV Entertainment Beat: Blues & Wumbloozo
Santa Clarita Valley water officials have drafted a Water Action Plan that would restrict lawn-watering and car washing, in order to comply with a state mandate during the drought.
Water Utilities Preparing to Impose Restrictions
The City of Santa Clarita will host the Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction Symposium on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.
Aug. 27: Prescription to Addiction: Pills Kill