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


Articles Written By Leon Worden
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

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

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

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

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

1946 – Pioneering Placerita Canyon movie producer Trem Carr dies in San Diego [story]

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

1920 – Actress Maureen O’Hara born in Ireland; 1961 “Parent Trap” uses Disney Golden Oak Ranch [story]

McKeon Seeks National Memorial for St. Francis Dam Victims

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon will hold a press conference Tuesday to announce his legislative proposal to establish a national memorial for the estimated 431 people who were killed in the St. Francis Dam disaster of 1928. “To honor the memory of all the souls that were tragically lost, I have...

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

1947 – Newhall Hardware opens on Spruce Street, now called Main Street [story]

Cemex vs. Chiquita
Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Sounds a bit like Godzilla vs. Mothra, doesn’t it? Seriously, what’s the difference between the proposed Cemex gravel mine and the Chiquita Canyon Landfill, which now hopes to double its daily and weekly capacity? Nothing. One would level a mountain, potentially foul our air and water, and clog our...

1849 – Eight-pound gold nugget found in San Feliciano Canyon (Val Verde/Piru area) [story]

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

1986 – Canyon Country’s Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

1873 – Vasquez gang pulls deadly Tres Pinos raid; hides out at Elizabeth Lake & Littlerock area [story]

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Ekata Training Center and Urban Retreat helps raise money for the SCV Sheriff’s Foundation’s Be Our Star program by hosting a fundraiser for Dancing with Our Stars.
Ekata Teams with Sheriff’s Foundation to Raise Money
The body of a man found with his throat slashed in a Valencia warehouse Aug. 14 was reportedly picked up by coroners Tuesday. As a result of the delay, detectives aren’t positive if they have a murder weapon, or something the dead man might have used to kill himself.
Investigators Await Autopsy in Valencia Warehouse Death
Detectives assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station would like to speak to the people shown in this photo. These selfie's were uploaded to the cloud after electronics were stolen in a residential burglary
Burglary Victim Discovers Selfies in the Cloud
The Master's College women's soccer team and women's volleyball team have each landed in the NAIA Division 1 Top 25 Pre-Season Poll.
TMC Women Sports in Top 25
Santa Clarita resident Devon Black was awarded the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for her participation in The Congressional Award Program.
Trinity Grad Receives Congressional Award Bronze Medal
The scam is an old one: sell or rent an "awesome" property at a "low price," then make off with the cash (often times first and last month’s rent plus fees) as the victim discovers he or she has been left with a fake listing on a property that now doesn’t actually belong to them.
Deputies Warn Against Real Estate Scams
Some of the stuff I’m hearing from the residents of Val Verde is right out of an old-fashioned gangster movie. Folks watching folks at their homes. Other folks being followed and sometimes sitting at the driveway of a resident. Then there is the meeting of the VVCA that was held in Fillmore because they thought some folks were out to do something.
Gangster Tactics
1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
A Saugus High School senior was struck and killed Monday evening while jogging on Golden Valley Road.That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, August 19, 2014
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatal crash that killed a 17-year-old female jogger on Golden Valley Road on Monday night, officials said.
Teen Jogger Killed in Crash
Arguments for and against the city of Santa Clarita’s controversial billboard measure are online, giving residents plenty of time to decide whether they want to remove dozens of billboards throughout the city in exchange for adding three electronic billboards along local freeways.
Billboard Ballot Arguments Available Online
The death was not a result of an on-site accident; it’s believed to have been caused by a medical issue unrelated to his work on the campus, officials said.
State Inspector Dies at Canyon High School
A Santa Clarita Valley teen was charged with one count of criminal threats for his alleged Instagram postings, a District Attorney’s Office spokesman said Tuesday.
Santa Clarita Teen Charged with Felony Criminal Threats
U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon spent Tuesday morning in Santa Clarita to discuss a pair of legislative proposals related to the Angeles National Forest - one to memorialize the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster and the other to designate about 70,000 acres in the Castaic area as wilderness.
McKeon in Town to Talk Wilderness, Dam Disaster
Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma-based craft store chain involved in a controversial Supreme Court decision, recently signed a lease on a Santa Clarita Valley property.
Hobby Lobby to Open Store in Bouquet Center
1879 - Newhall civic leader Charles Henry Kingsburry born in Missouri [story]
Now we are setting forth on an adventure of seeing a National Memorial and Monument established right here in our valley. We can be on the map for more than sites to film. We can make the national news without a filming tie to an event in Libya, or four California Highway Patrolmen being shot, or the last place James Dean had lunch, or a kid who posts stupid stuff on Instagram.
Dam, Wilderness
U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon is planning to hold two meetings Tuesday in Santa Clarita, one for the proposed Castaic Wilderness and one for the St. Francis Dam National Memorial and National Monument.
McKeon to Discuss Dam and Wilderness Proposals
An apparent practical joke has landed yet another Santa Clarita teen in jail. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, August 18, 2014
The event featured more than 40 wineries, vineyards and distributors with hundreds of wines for guests to sample.
Hundreds Attend Circle of Hope’s Vine 2 Wine Classic
THIS INCIDENT IS IN NO WAY RELATED TO THE ARREST MADE ON AUGUST 17, 2014 FOR THREATS MADE ON INSTAGRAM A 13-year-old Canyon High School student is in custody after sending anonymous texts to a friend that threatened school violence.
Another SCV Teen Arrested for Prank Violent Threats
“Accurate classification of crimes is not only important for crime reporting purposes but for making informed policy decisions and earning the public’s trust,” according to a statement by Antonovich. “The Sheriff’s Department provides general law enforcement services to all of the county’s unincorporated communities, as well as over 40 contract cities."
Inspector General to Review LASD Crime Classification
Golden Oak Adult School is now offering enrollment and a new class schedule for the Fall 2014 semester.
Golden Oak Adult School Announces Fall Classes
California State University, Northridge is seeing an increase in the number of women in math and science fields. At the 2014 College of Science and Mathematics commencement ceremony, the dean personally noted that 80 percent of degree recipients in the college’s honors program were female.
Women Dominate Science and Math at CSUN