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1994 - Valencia Mercedes co-owner Eddie Murray sets MLB record for switch-hit home runs in games (11 times) [story]

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...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, March 20,  2014
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014

An appellate court has ruled in favor of Newhall Land and Farming and the Department of Fish and Wildlife in a lawsuit regarding environmental reports for the future 20,000 home Newhall Ranch development. One person was arrested and more than a dozen others were cited this week during an undercover prostitution...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, March 19,  2014
Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014

The California Department of Transportation has denied a permit application for one of the three digital billboards that Metro wants to see in Santa Clarita because of improper zoning. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have given the green light for the Sulphur Springs school district to start...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, March 18,  2014
Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to an apparent heroin overdose in Newhall Tuesday morning. A two-hour National Geographic documentary that focuses on the service of 12 veterans from Charlie Company including Santa Clarita Resident Bill Reynolds premieres next Wednesday. Senator...

Thursdays at Newhall Return – Sans Farmers Market
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

Thursdays at Newhall returns to Main Street tonight with an “Art Slam” celebrating women’s history month, but something familiar will be missing from Main Street Newhall. The city of Santa Clarita has cancelled the weekly farmers market. It had been expected to return in March after...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 24, 2014
Friday, Jan 24, 2014

The State denied the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District’s appeal of a chloride mandate in Sacramento on Friday. Last week Governor Brown announced a State of Emergency due to record low rainfall — and now CalFire has issued a brush warning months ahead of schedule. Rene Veluzat, owner...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thursday, Dec 5, 2013

In this episode: Roads in the Angeles National Forest are expected to be shut down as early as Friday night in anticipation of snow and ice; Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers CEO Cheryl Laymon announced her resignation this week. Also: Kids of all ages are invited to explore, play and create at the...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, December 2, 2013
Monday, Dec 2, 2013

In this episode: Traffic investigators say the 2005 Porsche that crashed into a tree and burst into flames in Valencia Saturday was not racing a second car, but was traveling alone at a high rate of speed; Former state lawmaker Tony Strickland filed candidacy papers Friday to run for Congress in the...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013

In this episode: A series of recorded phone calls at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic resulted in an investigation into an alleged drug smuggling conspiracy; Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar is headed to Washington DC. to testify in front of a Senate committee on a bill aimed to end the longstanding...

Classes Cancelled at CalArts as Illness Spreads
Friday, Nov 1, 2013

Administrators at CalArts closed down the Valencia campus Friday evening in efforts to contain the spread of an illness that affected at least 16 people since Tuesday. “We are taking all possible health precautions at this point,” CalArts Media Relations Manager Margarete Crane said. The illness...

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1994 - Valencia Mercedes co-owner Eddie Murray sets MLB record for switch-hit home runs in games (11 times) [story]
Business leaders from the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation participated in the Los Angeles County Trade & Investment Mission to Shenzhen China and Hong Kong on Apr. 5 to 13. The trip was organized and led by LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
SCV Business Leaders Go to China on Trade Mission
An altercation between a signature-gatherer and a customer occurred Saturday at a Walmart in Canyon Country, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.
Petitioner Arrested Outside Walmart
1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
This year there will be approximately 3,000 events nationwide. You can be a part of this terrific community event. It’s a great way to give back. It’s a great way to earn your school community service hours, too.
National Trails Day in SCV | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
Have you ever read a restaurant guide before picking a place for a special dinner? Or a consumer-advice magazine before buying a new car? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a similar guide for looking up the quality of care at hospitals in your area? Well, there is. It’s called Hospital Compare and you can find it on the Medicare website, at www.medicare.gov.
Choosing a Hospital That’s Best for You | Commentary by David Sayen
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating a Newhall stabbing that took place around 12:50 a.m. Saturday outside the VU Bar and Lounge, officials said.
Stabbing at Newhall Bar Sends Two to Hospital
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
This is a time of year when many focus on rebirth. For me, I’m feeling a reawakening of sorts and am eager to jump into life with added enthusiasm and joy.
Springtime Bucket List
A Santa Clarita tax advisor is adding his name to the list of candidates running for the 25th Congressional District seat. That story plus more tonight on SCV NewsBreak
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 18, 2014
The students at North Park Elementary School, Pre-K through Grade 6, have been studying the art work of glass blower Dale Chihuly. The students created art pieces that mimicked Chihuly's famous displays at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and chandeliers. Students learned about the history of glass blowing and about Chihuly's background while creating their own work of art.
North Park Students Create Tribute to Chihuly
Winners of the 2014 “cArt aRt” competition were announced by city of Santa Clarita officials on Friday. Santa Clarita residents transformed recycling bins into works of art and displayed them alongside the environmental services booth at the city’s annual Earth Arbor Day Festival on April 12 to be judged by a panel of three city staff members and festival attendees.
Winners Announced for ‘cArt aRt’ Competition
The West Ranch softball team needed a come-from-behind victory over Canyon to win its second Foothill League game of the season.
West Ranch Turns it Around, Beats Canyon
A segment of San Fernando Boulevard under Interstate-5 is scheduled to close permanently in mid-May, California Department of Transportation officials announced Friday.
Portion of San Fernando Blvd Closing Permanently
Sixth grade students from two Newhall District schools had the opportunity to perform in front of professional hip hop artists on Friday, as part of the Universoul Hip Hop program that brings dance education into elementary schools.
Newhall District Students Bust a Move for Education
Two more western actors, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, were added to Newhall’s Walk of Western Stars Thursday night, as part of the “Rockin’ Rodeo”-themed SENSES block party on Main Street.
McQueen, Bronson Get Their Day in Newhall
Learn the basics of building a planter, fire pit, BBQ enclosure, and low retaining wall by enrolling in the Masonry Basics course at Golden Oak Adult School.
Golden Oak Adult School Offers Masonry Certificate Course
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
In order to address reports of suicide among college students across the nation, the College of the Canyons Student Health and Wellness Center is hosting a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Event on the Valencia campus.
COC Hosting Suicide Prevention Event
The Valencia baseball team pulled off the comeback of the season against West Ranch and won its fourth Foothill League game in a row.
Valencia Takes Four Games in a Row
Just in time for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Old Town Newhall will host a “Rockin’ Rodeo”-themedSENSES block party, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Thursday’s SENSES Event Gets Cowboy Festival Weekend Started