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2009 - L.A. County Fire Capt. Ted Hall, 47, and Firefighter Specialist Arnie Quinones, 34, are killed in the line of duty on Day 4 of the Station Fire [story]


Articles Written By Leon Worden
Friday, Aug 28, 2015

1962 – Valleywide brush fire consumes Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch movie town in Placerita Canyon [story]

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

1952 – Actor & CalArts grad Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) born in New York [link]

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

1926 –  Sheriff’s Substation No. 6 dedicated in Newhall [story]

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

1845 – Rancho del Buque (Ship Ranch) granted to Francisco Chari; mistakenly changed to “Bouquet” in 1853; pronounced “BOOkay,” not “BOkay” [story]

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

1974 – Pyramid Lake opens to the public [story]

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

1963 – First stretch of Antelope Valley 14 Freeway opens from east of Solemint Junction in Canyon Country to Red Rover Mine Road in Acton. [story]

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

1891 – Future First Lady Lou Henry (Hoover), 17, poses for photo at R.E. Nickel’s Acton store [story]

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

1961 – CalArts grad (MFA ’92) and marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob SquarePants, born in Oklahoma; developed prototype for Spongebob while studying at CalArts in 1989. Estimated net worth in 2012: $90 million [story]

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

1967 – New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

1879 – Newhall civic leader Charles Henry Kingsburry born in Missouri [story]

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I can scarcely believe we all get to wake up with Cemex not being an issue on our horizon. Santa Clarita will still be the best, cleanest, safest city in which to live and work. It will remain that way without the Cemex blight that was almost upon us.
Ding, Dong, Cemex is Dead | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
2009 - L.A. County Fire Capt. Ted Hall, 47, and Firefighter Specialist Arnie Quinones, 34, are killed in the line of duty on Day 4 of the Station Fire [story]
SCVi Charter School is kicking off a new series of documentary film presentations about pending shifts and meeting challenges in education — focusing on new approaches to helping children prepare to succeed as adults in a technologically oriented global economy.
SCVi Hosts Film Series to Explore Education Principles (Video)
Get out and explore the Santa Clarita Valley's back country with the local Community Hiking Club.
Call of the Wild: SCV Community Hiking Club Sched. (Sept. 2015)
The 8th annual Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley Wine Affair returns to Town Center Drive. Shops, wine vendors and restaurants will join together and host a delicious selection of wines and appetizers with live entertainment as guests stroll from venue to venue.
Oct. 18: Save the Date for Soroptimist Wine Affair
Dozens of Santa Clarita residents and veterans came to the Santa Clarita Rotary Garden Saturday morning to honor many of the Santa Clarita Valley’s fallen military service members.
Rotarians, Elks Honor SCV’s Korea, Vietnam War Dead
The Alash Ensemble brings the beautiful and exotic sounds of their Inner Asian homeland to launch the 2015-16 season of the California Institute of the Arts Wild Beast Concert Series on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Sept. 19: CalArts Wild Beast Concert Series Opens with Tuvan Throat Singing (Video)
The bill would make it a federal offense, punishable by up to a year in prison or fines, to fly a commercial or private drone over an airport or active wildfire. The legislation is in direct response to several incidents in California where private drones observing wildfires forced firefighting agencies to postpone air response out of fear of collision.
Garamendi Bill Would Restrict Private Drones from Fires, Airports
The city of Santa Clarita and indeed the whole of the Santa Clarita Valley have a reason to celebrate. I just wonder if some of the invoices from the fight the city had to fund can be sent to former Congressman Howard “Take-The-Buck” McKeon. He had all those years to resolve the problem, and now, less than a year after he was replaced by Steve Knight, Cemex is going away.
Thank You, Buck (Not)
Santa Clarita Valley high school football scores for August 28, 2015.
SCV High School Football Scores For August 28, 2015
1916 - Actor George Montgomery, 1991 Newhall Walk of Western Stars honoree, born in Montana [story]
The Bureau of Land Management hand-delivered a formal document to a representative of the Cemex Corp. on Friday, terminating Cemex’s two 10-year contracts to mine in Soledad Canyon. The termination document cited non-performance by Cemex.
FEDS CANCEL CEMEX SOLEDAD MINING CONTRACT
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery in Saugus that netted six pot plants and the victim's medical marijuana card.
Pot Plants, Medical Card Stolen in Saugus
AMG & Associates Inc., an award-winning construction company headquartered in Santa Clarita — most recently named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 — begins work on three new construction projects that will benefit communities across California.
SCV-Based Construction Firm At Work Across California
The federal Bureau of Land Management hand-delivered a formal document to Cemex officials on Friday which terminated two 10-year contracts to mine in Soledad Canyon. A suspect who allegedly shot a man in Canyon Country on Friday morning is still at large. The cause of the Warm Fire which burned about 300 acres in Castaic has been determined as arson.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday August 28, 2015
Certain streets in Santa Clarita will be affected for the week of August 31, 2015, for the Santa Clarita Annual Slurry Seal & Overlay Project. During this time, please make sure to read all posted parking signs as dates are subject to change.
Santa Clarita Road Repaving Sched., Week of Aug. 31
From Wednesday, Sept. 2, to Friday, Sept. 4, Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail will be subject to closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for slurry seal resurfacing.
Sept. 2-4: Chuck Pontius Trail Set to Be Resurfaced
Discover little known facts about the ship, her crew, her builders, and her tragic demise when local author Bill Blowers explains the “story” behind his novel, "Dangerous Betrayal – the Vendetta That Sank Titanic," and signs books at the SCV Senior Center.
Sept. 10: Meet Local Author of New Titanic Book
Sierra Vista Junior High School home economics teacher Doris Fossen has been chosen by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences as its Teacher of the Year for the State of California.
National Home Economics Assn. Honors Sierra Vista Teacher
A man was transported to the hospital Friday morning after crashing into a power pole near the New Apostolic Church on Bouquet Canyon Road.
Pickup Truck Takes Out Power Pole on Bouquet
The Warm Fire in Castaic that burned about 300 acres was the result of arson, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s investigators.
Fire at Abandoned Rehab Facility Was Deliberately Set, Officials Say
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are searching for a suspect who apparently shot a man in Canyon Country.
Canyon Country Man Reportedly Shot by Known Assailant
Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s AB 240 which would allow recipients of special recognition military license plates free entrance to all California State Parks was killed in Senate Appropriations Committee.
Wilk’s Free ‘Park’-ing Bill for Military Veterans Dies in Senate
U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer came out in support of two major climate and clean energy bills that are before the state Legislature, SB 32 and SB 350, and sent an open letter to members of the California State Assembly.
Feinstein, Boxer Endorse Pavley’s Climate Bills