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


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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

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

Monday, Sep 29, 2014

1907 – Actor & Placerita movie ranch owner Orvon Gene Autry born in Texas [story]

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

1987 – Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story]

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

1934 – Newhall Walk of Stars inductee Wilford Brimley born in Salt Lake City [story]

Friday, Sep 26, 2014

1876 – California oil industry born as CSO #4 in Pico Canyon becomes state’s first commercially productive oil well [story]

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

1970 – Lagasses help save Mentryville buildings in Pico Canyon from worst brush fire in SoCal history [story]

Santa Clarita Jobless Rate Falls to 5.2%
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

Santa Clarita’s jobless rate fell to 5.2 percent in August as teachers, administrators and social workers across the county started to return from their summer break. The August numbers reflected a slight improvement over Santa Clarita’s 5.3 percent rate for July, but it was a big improvement over...

1855 – Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon’s Station (for stagecoaches) near today’s Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

1948 – Agua Dulce Women’s Club organized [timeline]

Monday, Sep 22, 2014

1969 – College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]

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A solar observatory just south of Santa Clarita is being moved to the California State University, Northridge campus, where students and faculty will find it easier to access the facility to monitor the sun’s radiation as it nourishes the earth.
Solar Observatory Moving from DWP Land to CSUN Campus
Learn the basics social media and how to maximize varoius platforms in your job search during a free workshop at COC's Career Center on Oct. 23.
Learn How to Maximize a Job Search Using Social Media
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center nominates local movies buffs to apply for more than 100 positions as assemblers to package DVDs for the Academy Awards.
Job Opportunity: Packaging Screener DVDs for Academy Awards
Senate Bill 270 will phase out single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and pharmacies beginning July 2015, and in convenience stores one year later.
Brown’s Signature Bans Plastic Bags Statewide
eBay Inc. said Tuesday its Board of Directors, following a strategic review of the company’s growth strategies and structure, has approved a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies in 2015
eBay, PayPal to Split in 2015
Zonta Club of SCV will offer three of its LifeForward free workshops for women, with a focus on skills necessary in finding a job or seeking a promotion. The series begins Saturday, Oct. 18, with Job Search & Networking, followed by Resume Writing & Job Applications on Oct. 25 and Techniques of Interviewing on Nov. 15.
Zonta Club Offers Free Career Development Workshops for Women
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a suspect on assault with a deadly weapon charges Monday after a confrontation in Saugus led to an alleged knife attack.
Fight Ends in Arrest of Saugus Man Wielding Knife
Can you imagine being on the long flight from Chicago to Burbank, and as you are preparing to land, you get word you’d be landing in a pasture near a dry wash between Saugus and Newhall? That’s about how the landing field looked. Gravel and grass for a runway. A few lights for early and late landings.
Newhall Itinerary
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
I’m fighting to protect your rights and bring about fair tax policies that help grow our economy and jobs. As your taxpayer advocate and elected member of the California State Board of Equalization, I welcome your ideas about how we can work together to solve the problems facing our state.
Tax News & Views from George Runner
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to approve about $337 million to pay for AB 109 programs this week. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a local legislator’s bill extending the sunset date of California’s wiretap law. Hundreds of Santa Clarita families attended the fifth annual Family Promise Box City event in Valencia this past weekend.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 29, 2014
Amber Raskin, co-founder of SCVi Charter School, has been invited to visit Pinegrove School in India as guest of honor and speaker at its Annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Oct. 18. She is the first woman to be invited to speak at this event.
SCVi Charter Co-Founder to Speak at Conference in India
Upcoming job workshops and hiring events hosted by the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyons.
Get a Job: Upcoming Workshops, Recruitments
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (9-29-2014)
The Master College’s Natasha Coyle has been named the GSAC’s Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
Coyle Named GSAC Player of the Week
Hart High School has announced the hiring of Tony Uebelhardt as the head coach of its new lacrosse program.
Uebelhardt Hired for Hart High Lacrosse Program
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday are expected to approve a reimbursement of about $337.7 million to pay for AB 109 programs, a controversial jail-prison realignment program. While Supervisor Michael Antonovich has been a vocal opponent of the state’s public safety realignment program, which was aimed at reducing the number of non-serious, non-violent and non-sexual offenders in state prisons due to a Supreme Court order, officials claim early data shows promise.
County Supes May OK $337M Jail Program Reimbursement
Many Santa Clarita residents help out the community by participating in local nonprofits, and 22 people recently spent their weekend in training at the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley. Linda Davies, executive director of the DVC of SCV, and her team, bring in local officials including Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station to train individuals interested in being domestic violence advocates and counselors.
Domestic Violence Center Trains Advocates, Counselors
“This bill ensures that investigators have the tools they need to protect Californians by pursuing the most serious cases while upholding civil liberty and privacy protections,” said Pavley, who represents a portion of the west side of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Brown Signs Pavley Bill to Extend Wiretap Law
“Drugs Kill,” a free drug education meeting updating the Santa Clarita Valley community about the latest trends in drug abuse, and hosted by the Action Family Counseling drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers, is set for the Dr. Dianne Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons in Valencia Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Action Hosting ‘Drugs Kill’ Info Meeting At COC
This year's Tribute honors two outstanding local women with global impact—Dianne Curtis and Cheri Fleming.
Zonta Club to Honor Two Local Women at 30th Annual Tribute Dinner
"The purpose is to build community awareness of our homeless problem in Santa Clarita, in regards to families and children," Choppe said. "That's Hundreds Attend Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley Box City Eventreally what Family Promise is to assist with."
Box City Takes Over Bridgeport Park
College of the Canyons students will explore California’s natural beauty, innovation and enduring spirit of optimism during the “California Dreaming” art exhibit at the Old Town Newhall Library beginning Oct. 1.
COC Student’s “California Dreaming” Art on Exhibit in Newhall
Due to VA backlogs, some veterans have had to wait more than four years to receive their disability rating certifications. As a result, they’ve missed out on thousands of dollars in property tax refunds to which they were entitled and anticipated receiving.
Brown Signs Bill to Aid Disabled Veteran Homeowners