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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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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]

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

1982 – Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of “Twilight Zone: The Movie” [story]

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

2000 – Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]

Santa Clarita Jobless Rate Improves to 5%
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014

Santa Clarita’s year-over-year jobless rate keeps getting better. Just 5 percent of Santa Claritans were unemployed in June, an improvement of 1.2 points over the June 2013 rate of 6.2 percent – which was already a 0.6 percent improvement over June 2012 when 6.8 percent of Santa Claritans were standing...

Friday, Jul 18, 2014

1928 – L.A. City makes first payment on death & disability claims arising from St. Francis Dam disaster [story]

Another Rabid Bat Turns Up in SCV
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

In a repeat of the last four years, the Santa Clarita Valley appears to be leading Los Angeles County in … rabid bats. The SCV’s fifth rabid bat of the season was verified earlier this month in Canyon Country, where it was found alive outside of a home. (It then died.) Those five bats represent just...

1987 – Colonial revival-style Kingsburry House (built 1878) moved to Heritage Junction/Hart Park [story]

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

1910 - Lifelong Newhall resident and community volunteer Gladys Laney born to local movers & shakers Bert and Armantha Thibeadaux [story]

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

1891 – R.E. Nickel publishes area’s first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]

Monday, Jul 14, 2014

1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to “discover” Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]

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Friday night, the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert series wraps for the summer with world-traveled blues singer and keyboardist Doňa Oxford. That plus more local news and entertainment tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 24, 2014
Join the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library as they welcome author and spirit marriage expert Yangsze Choo on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library.
Aug. 5: Spirit Marriage Expert Coming to CC Library
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will considering giving $280,000 in 1996 park bond money to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for the purchase of 74 acres of land bordering the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area.
County to Consider Funding Land Buy Next to Vasquez Rocks
The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation encouraged the youth of Los Angeles County to learn more about the life and words of author and poet Maya Angelou through its Youth Essay Contest. Two of the county's three winners hail from the Santa Clarita Valley.
Winners of Sheriff Youth Fdn. Essay Contest Announced
The Canyon Theatre Guild is proud to present "Forever Plaid," a warmhearted revue of the close-harmony "guy groups" that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s.
Starts Friday: ‘Forever Plaid’ at Canyon Theatre
Arts events happening in and around the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Arts & Events
Starting Tuesday, Aug. 5 in Santa Clarita, the California High-Speed Rail Authority will be hosting seven public scoping meetings to gather public comments for a new proposed alignment
Formal High-Speed Rail Meetings Slated for August
California taxpayers who disagree with local assessors’ valuation of their property can contact the local assessor’s office to discuss the assessment or appeal their property tax bills.
Property Tax Appeal Period Now Open
Castaic and Val Verde, Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot 07/14/2014-07/20/2014.
Crime Blotter: Castaic-Val Verde
Saugus, Zone 4 Update Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information Snapshot: 07/14/2014 - 07/20/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Saugus
Canyon Country East, Zone 8 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot 07/14/2014 – 07/20/2014
Crime Blotter: Canyon Country East
Gorman / Neenach areas, Zone 1 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info Snapshot 07/14/2014 to 07/20/2014
Crime Blotter: Gorman-Neenach
Newhall, Zone 6 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info Week of 07/14/14 through 07/20/14
Weekly Crime Blotter: Newhall
I thought hush money was more often found in third-world countries. But since the county of Los Angeles dumps stuff here, we might as well be a part of the third world.
Trash Talk
Valencia, Zone 5 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot for the week of 07/14/2014 to 07/20/2014.
Weekly Crime Blotter: Valencia
The behavior you would use if you encounter a bear is the same as for a mountain lion. If the black bear approaches, try to show that you could be dangerous. Make yourself big, raise your arms and open your jacket. Yell at the bear; make noise with whatever you have at hand, perhaps pots and pans from your campsite.
Bear on the Trail in Towsley Canyon
1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
An unidentified infant was the lone survivor in a fatal crash that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday on the 14 freeway in Acton. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
On Saturday, July 26, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series will feature a performance by Led Zepagain.
Led Zepagain Again at Central Park Saturday
Children’s Bureau, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, invites individuals and couples to become Resource Families to care specifically for foster children during the reunification process with their parents.
Aug. 23: Info Session for Prospective Foster-Adoptive Parents
The sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands will fill Town Center Drive in Valencia for one more Friday night, July 25th, as the 15th Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Series comes to a close.
July 25: Closing Jazz & Blues Night with Doña Oxford
A man and a woman were killed and an infant sustained major injuries in a fatal crash Tuesday at 7:54 p.m in Acton.
2 Killed, Infant Severely Injured in Crash on SR-14
A Santa Clarita bank employee charged with stealing nearly $25,000 from Wells Fargo customers was arraigned on four counts Wednesday, including a charge he stole from an 81-year-old woman.
Ex-Bank Employee Charged with Theft from Elder, Others
A Sheriff's detective was returning to his office from the nearby Valencia courthouse when a teenager pulled out a marijuana pipe and was about to smoke it.
Teen Pulls Out Loaded Pot Pipe in Front of Sheriff Station