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1849 - Jayhawkers encounter Bennett-Arcan party in southern Utah; latter makes wrong decision, heads through Death Valley toward SCV [story]

Articles Written By Leon Worden
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015

1849 – Jayhawkers encounter Bennett-Arcan party in southern Utah; latter makes wrong decision, heads through Death Valley toward SCV [story]

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

2000 – Movie stuntman Richard Farnsworth, 2000 Newhall Walk of Western Stars inductee, and Dr. Robert Rockwell, first COC president, die on the same day [Farnsworth story] [Rockwell story]

Sunday, Oct 4, 2015

1900 – Pico oil driller Alex Mentry (as in Mentryville) succumbs to typhoid fever at California Hospital in Los Angeles [story]

Saturday, Oct 3, 2015

1967 – Future state Sen. Pete Knight sets world speed record (still stands) in X-15 rocket plane [story]

Another Round of Layoffs at MannKind Corp.
Friday, Oct 2, 2015

Valencia-based biomed MannKind Corp. has issued its third round of pink slips this year amid lackluster sales of its new inhalable insulin drug, Afrezza. The firm cut back on staffing both in Valencia and in Danbury, Conn., where its manufacturing plant is located, according to the News-Times of Danbury. MannKind...

1945 – Cattle-rustling “Phantom of Vasquez Rocks” captured [story]

Peace Valley Road to be Renamed for Ralphs Grocery Family
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is asking his fellow supervisors for their vote to change the name of Peace Valley Road in Gorman to Ralphs Ranch Road in honor of the famous family that owned Gorman for 100 years beginning in the late 1800s. According to a motion by Antonovich, “Members of the unincorporated...

1842 – New York Observer (newspaper) reports on Placerita gold discovery, proving that the Americans knew about it 6 years before Sutter’s Mill [story]

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015

1955 – Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]

From CalArts – Er, Pixar – This Thanksgiving: The Good Dinosaur
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015

The next name you’re going to come to know out of the Disney-Pixar animation school (California Institute of the Arts) is Peter Sohn, director of “The Good Dinosaur,” which releases Nov. 25. According to Pixar, “’The Good Dinosaur’ asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever...

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Here's what's happening on campus at California State University, Northridge, this week:
CSUN Matador Report (10-07-2015)
With only a minute and 31 seconds remaining in the match, Westmont College’s Brooke Lillywhite scored off a Kaitlynn Durham assist, giving the Warriors a 2-1 advantage over The Master’s College women’s soccer team.
No. 9 Westmont Outlasts Master’s Women’s Soccer
The Master’s College volleyball team got back to its winning ways Tuesday night by beating the Hope International Royals in four sets (25-23, 25-22, 19-25, 25-15).
Lady Mustangs Volleyball Knocks Off Hope International
The No. 3 College of the Canyons women's volleyball team opened its Western States Conference, South schedule with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-11) victory over visiting Antelope Valley College on Friday.
Canyons Volleyball Defeats AVC To Open League Schedule
1849 - Jayhawkers encounter Bennett-Arcan party in southern Utah; latter makes wrong decision, heads through Death Valley toward SCV [story]
General Mills is voluntarily recalling several days of production of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California, facility on certain dates in July of this year because of an undeclared allergen – wheat – with potential adverse health effects.
General Mills Recalls Certain Cheerios Made in California
With winter approaching, Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael Antonovich urged the Board of Supervisors to consider next week investing $15 million on programs to rehouse the homeless rapidly and prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.
Antonovich, Ridley-Thomas Seek to Avert El Nino Winter Homeless Crisis
The candidates for the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board have filed their state forms showing how much campaign money they've raised, and from whom.
Recent High School Grad Leads Funding Race for School Board
Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich joined Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Capt. Roosevelt Johnson Tuesday to acknowledge Deputy Adam Lagabed for his heroic actions in rescuing a boy who was stuck on a ledge along the Haskell Canyon Trail in Santa Clarita.
SCV Hero Deputy Lauded for Rescuing Boy from Ledge
News from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber News (10-6-2015)
A Newhall man was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years to life in state prison for the special-circumstances murder of his 19-day-old daughter.
Newhall Baby Killer Gets 50 to Life
The Forest Service received an application on Sept. 8, 2015, from the California High Speed Rail Authority, to study the feasibility of constructing a high speed rail tunnel that the Authority is considering in some proposed alternatives, which would go through the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
Forest Service Invites Public Comment on Possible High-Speed Rail Tunnel Through San Gabriels
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (10-5-2015)
The most recent Safe Surrender occurred Sunday, Oct. 4, at a fire station in Long Beach. A baby girl was also safely surrendered on Sept. 29 at a hospital in Montebello.
Newborns Safely Surrendered in Long Beach, Montebello
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, A Newhall man gets 50 years in prison for the killing of his 19 day old baby, plus The Castaic Union School District is reaching out to residents to help find the next superintendent. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday October 6, 2015
College of the Canyons Campus Safety and Security Services officials are offering their free, bi-annual Personal Safety Self Defense Workshop Series beginning this week.
COC Self-Defense Classes Start Wednesday
The Domestic Violence Center of SCV developed the four-part series with City and Sheriff’s Department representatives in response to recent family-violence related incidents in and around the Santa Clarita Valley. The goals of the free workshop series are to raise awareness about what family violence is and looks like; to provide tools to help stop the cycle of abuse; to share the best way to protect family and friends both physically and legally; and to empower people to take action if they suspect family violence is taking place.
4-Part Series to Shine Spotlight on Domestic Violence
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested 18 defendants after an extensive investigation into gun and drug activity in the Antelope Valley. The multi-agency investigation started three years ago.
Major Drug Bust Goes Down in Antelope Valley
The Castaic Union School District governing board has begun the process to select a new district superintendent and are seeking community input in making the decision.
Community Input Wanted for Castaic Superintendent Selection
Google is bringing in several teams to provide different "virtual reality" field trips using their Google Cardboard hardware-software throughout the school day Friday, Oct. 9.
Google Taking Valencia Students on Virtual Reality Tour Friday
The County of Los Angeles is currently recruiting citizens for the 2016-2017 Civil Grand Jury, the term will begin on Friday, July 1, 2016. Deadline to submit an application for the Civil Grand Jury is Monday, Nov. 23.
Want to Serve on the Grand Jury? Apply Now
This Halloween, we’ll be seeing tons of spooky creatures and supernatural monsters out on the streets, but the scariest monster is lurking every day in your own home: the energy vampire. An “energy vampire” is an electronic appliance or device that uses energy when it’s plugged in, even if it’s turned off.
City Warns of ‘Energy Vampires’
The president expressed outrage that nine people were killed at the hands of a gunman. Why is he not outraged about the 2,600 people shot in the “gun-free” city of Chicago this year? What about the 370 lives lost there? And most of them black lives. Not a word. No outrage. Don’t #BlackLivesMatter to him?
More Gun Laws? | Commentary by Joe Messina
The No. 3 ranked College of the Canyons women's volleyball team was put to the test by No. 4 ranked Santa Barbara City College, eventually falling 4-1 (21-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-27) to the Vaqueros on Wednesday night.
No. 3 COC Women’s Volleyball Falls to Santa Barbara