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1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]


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Construction Nears Completion at Tejon Outlet Center
Friday, Jul 18, 2014

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on a $90 million outlet retail center that’s scheduled to open Thursday, August 7, in Kern County. The Outlets at Tejon, located off of Interstate 5 about 45 minutes north of Santa Clarita, will be home to more than 70 premier retailers. Top designers...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014

Officials believe they’ve identified the best place to put a year-round homeless shelter, and it’s right where the current shelter is operating. For the second year, the city of Santa Clarita is participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a worldwide event held at hundreds of locations...

Helmers Flies Distinguished School Flag with Pride
Friday, Jun 13, 2014

It’s not the first time Charles Helmers Elementary School in Valencia has received the California Distinguished School Award. It’s the fifth time. Nine hundred students, teachers, parents and administrators gathered in the front of the campus Friday for a spirited celebration as Husky, the...

Hart Dancers ‘Got Talent’
Friday, Jun 6, 2014

The Hart Dance team is taking its latest act to prime time on national television. On Tuesday night the 28-member dance team will perform its latest Cirque du Soleil-inspired prop dance on the NBC nationwide talent show, “America’s Got Talent.” “We’ve always been the underdog in the...

COC Film Showcase Friday in Valencia
Thursday, Jun 5, 2014

Student filmmakers, animators and broadcasters from College of the Canyons’ Media Entertainment Arts Department will present their best work at the 16th Annual Student Film Showcase Friday at the college’s Valencia campus. “It is a tremendous opportunity for students to display professional...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014

It’s election day. Polls will remain open until 8pm tonight. Results are expected to begin trickling in shortly after that and will be televised on SCVTV. The Santa Clarita Community College District is heading to trial Wednesday over a lawsuit alleging a violation of the California Voting Rights...

Bike Safety Month Concludes this Saturday with ‘Kids Biking and Walking Festival’
Friday, May 30, 2014

  The City of Santa Clarita invites local families to attend a Kids Biking and Walking Festival at Fair Oaks Ranch Community School on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family friendly event celebrates recent improvements made possible by the City of Santa Clarita’s Safe Routes to School...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Santa Clarita Community College District starts trial Monday in a case challenging an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation lawsuit. California Senators sent a law to the Assembly Wednesday that would make it illegal for a school district to charter a school outside of its district boundaries. Dozens...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, May 26, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014

Hundreds gathered at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Monday for the 26th annual SCV Memorial Day Ceremony. A 20-year-old Castaic man is behind bars on several felony charges after deputies found lab materials used to make hash oil in the trunk of his car. Saugus Union School District governing board member...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, March 21,  2014
Friday, Mar 21, 2014

Sheriff’s deputies found four-year-old Travis Stratton in a Castaic swimming pool around 3:45 p-m, after searching for him for more than 2 hours. A 34-year-old man died after a motorcycle crash in Canyon Country Thursday night. A Saugus man is behind bars on attempted murder charges. Valencia Vikings...

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Santa Clarita Valley animal experts warned pet owners Monday about people falsely identifying themselves as animal trainers or as part of a rescue operation.
Be On Alert for Fake Animal Trainers, Rescues
CHP officers are teaming up with Caltrans to conduct maximum enforcement in construction zones across the state thru August first. That story plus more local news tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 28, 2014
While flying a remote-controlled helicopter, plane or even a small drone might seem like harmless, all-American park fun, it’s illegal in all Santa Clarita parks.
City: No Drones Allowed in Santa Clarita Parks
The reason our president has been referred to as the leader of the free world is because the persons who previously sat in that office understood the role the president played in keeping communism and socialism at bay. That fear of the military and economic might of the U.S., along with its allies in the free world, were what kept peace in a large part of this planet.
Leader of Free World?
This week's events and activities from the SCV Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (7-28-2014)
Have you decided to separate or divorce? Do you have a loved one who has decided to? Private family mediation is an alternative to the adversarial court system, saving you time, money and continued heartache.
Aug. 1: Lunch & Learn About Family Mediation
The CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.
CHP Cracking Down on Construction Zone Scofflaws
While the cause of death remains under review, a Los Angeles man believed to have been murdered and then dumped in Gorman was identified Monday by Sheriff’s Department officials.
Detectives Identify Body Dumped in Gorman
A Santa Clarita woman is due back in court next month after pleading not guilty to charges related to driving a stolen taxi cab while under the influence at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall in May.
Woman Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Taxicab Joyride
Caltrans plans to implement closures during the week of July 28 to Aug. 2 as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line.
July 28-Aug. 2: Overnight Lane Closures, Gorman Area
This is the season of the summer doldrums. It is too hot even for our City Council to heat things up. I hope folks have decided to enjoy the summer rather than the usual ranting about our local political climate
Orange Peels and Duct Tape
1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]
New commercial space is expected to increase through 2017 across most California real estate markets, thanks in part to job growth and goods moving through the state’s ports.
UCLA Anderson Forecast: Calif. is Building Again
The Seventh Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival in Santa Paula was a hit with thousands of people from all over Southern California who came to see the colorful hot air balloons.
Balloon Festival Draws a Crowd in Santa Paula
Val Verde residents say they were told in 1997 that the expansion then was going to be the last one. What is this proposed expansion now? What happens if isn’t approved and the dump reaches capacity soon?
Let’s Make It a Date
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
For a little investment in time, you can grow healthier, disease- and pest-resistant plants that are bigger and more productive than plants raised with artificial fertilizers and herbicides.
Composting 101
The victim of Thursday’s single-car crash in Valencia died from her injuries Saturday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed.
LAPD Officer Succumbs to Injuries from Crash Near COC
Two DUI checkpoints conducted by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on Friday resulted in 16 arrests, authorities said.
16 Arrests at Friday-night Checkpoints
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
I discovered, of course, that despite what seemed to be huge differences in religion, culture, class, there were also so many similarities between myself and many of the Egyptians I met. I learned of the diversity of Islam and how it is practiced and lived in so many ways, just like Christianity is in the United States.
Things Remembered, Things Forgotten
I look at the stats for the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and see that seldom does it operate at daily or weekly capacity. Do we need an expansion? Is something else going on? Is Sunshine Canyon Landfill just south of the SCV almost full?
More Trash Talk
A Santa Clarita Valley woman is in critical condition after a single-car crash Thursday morning on Valencia Boulevard near a College of the Canyons parking lot.
Woman Clinging to Life After Crash Near COC
The median single-family home price in the Santa Clarita Valley dipped slightly in June to $481,000 from $485,000 in May, but the figure was still well ahead of last June’s $430,000.
Typical Single-family Home Sells for $481,000