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1910 - Newhall (Auto) Tunnel opens, bypassing Beale's Cut [story]


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Santa Clarita Jobless Rate Falls 1.2% Over Year
Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Holiday hiring helped hold Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate at 4.5 percent in November, even with October. The real story is in the comparison to last November’s 5.7 percent. The biggest year-over-year difference across Los Angeles County was the 22,900 new positions that were added in the private...

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014

1900 – Automobile Club of Southern California founded; first car in SCV appeared 1902 [story]

SCV Remains County Leader … in Rabid Bats
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

Click to enlarge It’s been raining. Winter is nearly here. So why are we discussing rabid bats? Because two more turned up in Canyon Country in November. That brings to 39 the total number of rabid bats identified in Los Angeles County in 2014. Of those, more than half – 20 – were found in the...

McKEON CEMEX BILL CLEARS HOUSE
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

Rep. Buck McKeon Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon’s bill to cancel gravel mining contracts in Soledad Canyon cleared the House of Representatives Thursday morning. Cosponsored by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, the bill, HR 5742, passed on the floor of the House as standalone bill after less than 20...

Cesar Millan: Report of Death Exaggerated
Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014

Photo from CesarsWay.com Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer of television fame, says he is still alive and well, thank you very much. A Spanish-language website, NoticiasUNAM, said the 45-year-old Saugus resident “died this morning in Santa Clarita hospital in California.” The website lamented his death...

Friday, Nov 28, 2014

1950 – CalArts grad Ed Harris (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13,” “The Abyss”) born in New Jersey [timeline]

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

1916 – A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]

Mayor-Elect Antonovich Taps Solis for Vice Chair
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

Michael D. Antonovich said his first action as chairman of the Board of Supervisors when he takes the helm next week will be to nominate Supervisor-elect Hilda Solis as chair pro-tem (vice chair). When he does, he’ll do it as “mayor of Los Angeles County.” No announcement to that effect has been...

1875 – Vasquez lieutenant Cleovaro Chavez killed by bounty hunters in Arizona Territory [story]

Monday, Nov 24, 2014

2003 – Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]

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1910 - Newhall (Auto) Tunnel opens, bypassing Beale's Cut [story]
Stories about these creamy white bears spread from British Columbia to people in the area that is now the United States, where they were assumed to be mythological creatures.
Spirit Bear | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
Three unlicensed drivers were arrested and ordered to court, at a Friday night checkpoint in Santa Clarita.
3 Unlicensed Drivers Busted at Checkpoint
That Christmas Eve celebration was amazing - beautiful in so many ways, but especially for the people who were brought together that evening. We celebrated alongside Australians, Brits, Arabs and Jews, and it even snowed in the early morning hours, something extremely rare for that part of the world.
An Old Elevator
1925- New York premiere of William S. Hart's final film, "Tumbleweeds" [story]
This high-speed rail issue transcends most other problems we’ve had recently. Billboards? Small problem. High-speed rail? HUGE problem.
This Bullet Kills
Filmmaker and CalArts faculty James Benning’s 16mm documentary "13 Lakes" (2004) and CalArts alumnus John Lasseter’s 3D animated short, "Luxo Jr." (1986), are among the 25 films selected this year by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry.
Films by CalArts’ Benning, Lasseter Make National Registry
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: About 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano Friday. PLUS more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, December 19, 2014
AQUILA M8, under development for a confidential customer, Millennium's AQUILA platform product line, supporting missions of up to 3000 kg total mass in low, medium and geostationary Earth orbits.
Tested in Santa Clarita, Satellite Structure is Good to Go
The settlement terms require that T-Mobile pay at least $90 million; of this sum, at least $67.5 million must be paid to consumers—a portion of which may be paid by forgiving debts consumers may owe T-Mobile.
T-Mobile to Pay $90 Mil. to Settle Cramming Charges
Nearly 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano.
West Creek Kids Create Living Piano
The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to welcome the New Year at the Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim on Thursday, Jan. 1, at 9 a.m.
Jan. 1: Polar Bear Swim at Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
Holiday hiring helped hold Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate at 4.5 percent in November, even with October. The real story is in the comparison to last November’s 5.7 percent.
Santa Clarita Jobless Rate Falls 1.2% Over Year
For the second consecutive year, UCLA ranked No. 5 in Kiplinger Personal Finance’s list of “Best Values in Public Colleges.”
Kiplinger Rates UCLA 5th Best Value
Deputy Joe Trejo, known affectionately as “the Mayor of Newhall” and “Uncle Joe,” retired this week as community relations deputy for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Trejo, De-facto Mayor of Newhall, Turns In His Badge
Former light heavyweight champion and 1984 silver medalist boxer Virgil Hill, 50, is making a comeback. He took on his son, Valencia High School grad Virgil Hill, Jr., in a three-round exhibition.
Valencia’s Hall of Fame Boxer Fights His Son
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has informed the Defense Department that every indication is that Santa Claus will arrive on time this year to deliver presents to the world’s estimated 1.9 billion children, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
NORAD Tunes Up Santa Tracking System
1969 - SCV resident Kristy Swanson, original Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), born in Mission Viejo [story]
On Aug. 18, nine days after the killing, 78 people were arrested and, depending which news source you read, either 74 or 75 were from out of the area. California and New York were cited often as states sending their best and brightest.
Fools Rush to Ferguson
The folks from Chiquita have been handing out new bikes and toys all over the place. It is Christmas, after all. Never pass up a good chance to ruin somebody’s health by being a “good neighbor” and giving out gifts.
Fluffy Clouds and Kittens
SCV NewsBreak: State Water Board members unanimously approved changes to the chloride compliance requirements for the SCV Sanitation District Tuesday. What does it mean for property owners in Santa Clarita?
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 18, 2014
After more than a half-dozen meetings and hundreds of comments, high-speed rail officials say they’re still figuring out how to include the public’s concerns in their multi-billion dollar plan.
Bullet Train Officials Digesting Public’s Concerns
The California State Board of Equalization has conducted a public hearing and moved forward with regulation amendments clarifying that hydroponic farmers qualify for the sales and use tax exemptions for fertilizer.
BOE: Hydroponic Farmers Qualify for Tax Exemptions
Friday night, The Vu in Newhall presents No Small Children; Saturday at Wolf Creek Brewery off Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia, it’s the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.
SCV Entertainment Beat: No Small Children, Ugly Sweaters