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1946 - Open-casket service for William S. Hart at his Newhall home; Rudy Vallee sings "The Last Round-up" [story]


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County Arts Commission Seeks Performers for Holiday Celebration
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks LA County youth and adult community and professional choirs, music ensembles, folk and traditional artists and dance companies to perform in the 56th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration on December 24, 2015. Interested artists are required to submit...

Friends Remember Murder Victim, Ask Help for Survivors
Monday, Feb 16, 2015

Photos by Oscar Rogel Friends and family members of a Canyon Country man who was shot and killed in his home one week ago gathered Sunday afternoon for a prayer vigil near the corner of Jakes Way and Sandy Street. “We’re all here gathered together to say a prayer for our friend, who is going through...

Outreach Program Introduces Fourth Graders to Ballet
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

More than 1,200 Santa Clarita fourth graders are going to the ballet this week.  The Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons is hosting the Santa Clarita Ballet Nutcracker Outreach Program, now in its 14th year. “We wanted to expose them number one to quality dance and give them a real theater...

Local Boy Scout Receives National Medal of Merit
Friday, Sep 5, 2014

David Larson, District Advancement Chairman & Peter Castano A Santa Clarita Boy Scout and his father each received the Boy Scouts of America Medal of Merit Thursday for their efforts in helping to save the life of a motorcyclist after a severe crash on San Francisquito Canyon Road. In March 2013,...

Saugus High Offers New Engineering Pathway
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Forty freshmen have been selected to participate in a brand new four-year engineering pathway program that uses a hands-on, STEM-based curriculum at Saugus High School. The engineering pathway is the first comprehensive engineering program in the Hart School District, according to Saugus High School...

Charles Helmers Assistant Principal Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Monday, Aug 25, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has continued to take the nation, including Santa Clarita, by storm. Last week Charles Helmers Elementary Assistant Principal Dena Rusk challenged Helmers students to help raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In a campaign they titled “Chunks...

Bids now Open for Two Hart District Properties
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

The Hart School District has published and posted public notices requesting sealed proposals for purchase of District Office property.  Two district-owned properties are now open for bid. The Hart School District Governing Board resolved its intention to sell the following two properties: the former...

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...

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1946 - Open-casket service for William S. Hart at his Newhall home; Rudy Vallee sings "The Last Round-up" [story]
1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, take a look at the weekly roundup. Plus, fun events this weekend.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, June 24, 2016
Swimming pools can be a great source of family fun during the warm summer months, but there are a few safety tips to stay safer in and around water.
Deputies Share Lifesaving Water Safety Tips
A first ever study conducted on microbiome, a community of organisms found in human breast ductal fluid, can open doors to breast cancer development.
Links Found Between Breast Ductal Fluid, Cancer
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday and reconsider a drive-through for a proposed Taco Bell in Acton.
Taco Tuesday: Supes to Reconsider Acton Restaurant
The Old Town Newhall Association is bringing classic cars to Main Street on Sunday for the seventh annual OTNA Classic Car Show. See pre-1975 vehicles at this family-friendly event.
Sunday: Classic Cars Take Over Main Street
Honorees for the Sixth Annual Patriots Luncheon, hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, have been announced.
Sixth Annual Patriots Lunch Honorees Announced
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a woman who's been missing since 2015.
Help Wanted: To Find Woman Missing for 1 Year
Dogs and cats can become startled and disoriented by the sound of fireworks, activating their flight instinct. Frightened pets often find their way out of yards and into the streets where they become disoriented.
How to Keep Your Pets Safe This Fourth of July
Community members helped create a miracle for “Miracle” the cat and her homeless owner, Devin, when they came together to raise the funds needed for an emergency surgery earlier this week.
A Miracle For ‘Miracle’: Community Rallies To Save Homeless Woman’s Cat
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and San Fernando Valley through Friday, June 24.
June 24: Unhealthful Air in SCV, SFV, SGV
Valencia: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Theft, Vehicle Burglary in Valencia
Canyon Country (East): Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in East Canyon Country
Castaic/Val Verde: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Petty Theft in Castaic Area
Stevenson Ranch: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Grand Theft in Stevenson Ranch
Saugus: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Vandalism, Burglary in Saugus
Newhall: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Commercial Burglary, Grand Theft in Newhall
Democrats this week accused Republicans of not going along with them because the “right” is being “hold hostage by the NRA” and they want to arm terrorists. Both are bunk.
Do-Nothings | Commentary by Betty Arenson
1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider extending a moratorium on the production and sale of medical marijuana in unincorporated territories of the county.
L.A. County Supervisors Looking to Extend Medical Marijuana Ban
CalArts alumnus Allen Compton's design firm, SALT Landscape Architects won a contest to redesign Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
CalArts Alum’s Design Firm to Remake L.A.’s Pershing Square
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a man was caught with seven pounds of marijuana at Castaic Lake. Plus, the community saves a cat.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Tom Nolan Band will be this week's musical act at the Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series.
June 24: Tom Nolan Band to Bring Brass Section, Rhythmic Music
The city of Santa Clarita is hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed concept plan and location for the new Saugus Library Center on June 23 at 6 p.m.
June 23: City Holds Meeting to Discuss Saugus Library Center Plans
Even with home prices at the highest level in nine years, sales of single-family homes during May throughout the Santa Clarita Valley increased 26.0 percent, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.
SCV Median Home Price Up 3.8% to $550,000
In honor of the 4th of July, Six Flags Magic Mountain will be transformed into a three-day “All-American” weekend of patriotic festivities, July 2 to 4, highlighted by a dazzling fireworks show set to flag waving music each night during the Coca-Cola July 4th Fest.
July 2: Magic Mountain Offers Full Weekend of Patriotic Activities
The Valencia Boulevard Median Refurbishment Project began construction on Monday, June 20, 2016 and will continue until November 2016.
Valencia Boulevard Median Refurbishment Project Underway
Kane Cassidy, a 30-year-old male and resident of Cohasset, Calif., was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana. He was booked at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station where he is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Man Caught with 7 Pounds of Pot at Castaic Lake
United States government agencies and their colorectal cancer prevention partners have set a goal that at least 80 percent of adults ages 50 to 75 will be screened for colorectal cancer.
CDC: Colorectal Cancer Screening Goals Can Be Met
Fresh off their rockin’ set at last Thursday night’s “Senses on Main” block party on, local punkabilly ravers and SCVTV “House Blend” stars Hard Six are among the local Santa Clarita-Ventura bands ripping it up this first weekend of summer 2016 at the 8th Roadshow Revival American roots music festival in Ventura.
SCV Rock Beat: Hard Six on the Road, Tom Nolan in Valencia
My sister, husband and I managed to carve out a short week of real vacation and free time in the very old French town of La Rochelle along the Atlantic Ocean. The area is known for its delicious oysters.
Oyster Milk?
1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall home and 80-acre estate to L.A. County [story]
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's deputies and bomb squad detectives have removed an inactive cluster bomb that was delivered to an army-navy surplus store in Newhall on Wednesday.
Inert Cluster Bomb Causes Scare in Newhall
Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts sold in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington Whole Foods Market stores due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Raw Macadamia Nuts Sold at Whole Foods Recalled
Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of C&W Early Harvest Petite Peas and C&W Petite Peas because they may contain Listeria monocytogenes.
C&W Petite Peas Sold at Walmart Recalled