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1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating CLWA [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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1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating CLWA [story]
Santa Clarita Valley residents and business owners should prepare themselves for a rate hike in their sewer fees; The winners of the 2014 Santa Clarita Municipal Eection were sworn into office Tuesday evening at City Hall; Plus more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival 2014 will ride into the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio with four stages of all-star entertainment and a new look.
Music and More: The 2014 Cowboy Festival Lineup
Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials introduced a rate-hike proposal to pay for chloridetreatment the Santa Clarita Valley, which they’re hoping to have approved by June, district officials said Wednesday.
Rate Hike Could Pay for SCV Chloride Treatment
Casting Director Jane Livshin is looking for families in the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County to cast in the pilot of a new reality television show, “Backyard Makeover,” for the A&E network FYI.
TV Show Looking for Backyards In Need of a Makeover
Santa Clarita residents of all faiths and perspectives can come together for a prayer circle May 1 on the National Day of Prayer. Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council, which has representatives from a variety of religions, are holding their annual National Day of Prayer Interfaith Prayer Circle, council officials announced Wednesday.
Interfaith Council Holding Inclusive Prayer Circle
“Learn Facebook Secrets” is both the name and purpose of the next free “Internet How” workshop for Santa Clarita business owners who use Facebook for marketing. Los Angeles SEO expert and Internet marketer Chaz Key of Nine Eye Interactive Media (http://nineeye.com) is hosting the workshop in Valencia on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free Marketing Workshop to Unlock Facebook Secrets
The West Ranch softball team beat Saugus, 2-1, and is in sole possession of first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch Moves to First Place in Foothill Standings
Starting as a small, family-oriented school to support a growing Mandarin-speaking community, the SCV Chinese School now teaches the language to hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley families.
With Growth, SCV Chinese School Has Bolstered Offerings
When we go to a store to purchase something, we exchange money for the object that we want. The store owner does not simply give the entire stock away. If we were to take something without paying for it, it is called theft and this may have serious consequences. Something similar happens in nature.
Grand Theft Nectar | Commentary by Paul A. Levine
Former TMC women's basketball head coach Ken Sugarman has been named head coach for The Master's College men's team.
Ken Sugarman Named Men’s Basketball Coach
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]
Good grades and regular attendance has paid off for one lucky Hart District student who will be driving around town in a brand new car, courtesy of Nissan of Valencia. That story plus more local news, tonight on NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A courtroom official confirmed prosecutors dropped assault with a deadly weapon charges against Robert Arvizu, 47, of Newhall on Tuesday morning. Arvizu was arrested shortly after a pair of stabbings that took place following an altercation in a parking lot near the bar.
Charges Dismissed in Newhall Stabbing Incident
In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation “Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era” during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing.
COC Breakfast Briefing Aimed at Business Success
Soroptimist International of the Americas Camino Real Region will install Santa Clarita Valley resident Dora Zavala as its new governor on Saturday during ceremonies at its 2014 Spring Conference to be held in Valencia.
Dora Zavala Being Installed as Soroptomist Area Governor
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a new crosswalk and new crossing guard for Pico Canyon Elementary School on Tuesday.
County OKs Crosswalk for Pico Canyon School
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to approve Tuesday a new five-year contract likely to include more than $21 million of service from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is the major funding mechanism for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
How Santa Clarita Funds Its Crime Fighters
The first Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, almost rolled into the Wm. S. Hart High School Auditorium instead of Melody Ranch back in March 1994. The deadly and destructive Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17 bumped the first festival from Hart High to Melody Ranch, just weeks before the first cowboy poets and Western musicians were scheduled to take the stage.
Santa Clarita Saddles up for 21st Annual Cowboy Festival
The shade structure for Carousel Ranch in Agua Dulce is nearing completion, after nine years in the works. Construction workers were putting up the steel supports for the roof of the structure on Tuesday and the arena will be open again for lessons in about three weeks, said Denise Tomey-Redmond, executive director of Carousel Ranch.
Carousel Ranch Arena Shade Structure Nears Completion
The West Ranch and Saugus softball teams meet today in a battle for first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch and Saugus Battle for First Place in Girls Softball
Each William S Hart Union High School District junior or senior who maintained at least a 97 percent attendance record, a 2.0 GPA and had no expulsions or suspensions was eligible for the car giveaway.
Good Attendance Pays Off During Nissan of Valencia’s New Car Giveaway
At the close of March 2014, preliminary reported crime data for the City of Santa Clarita shows a 35.4 percent decrease in overall Part One crimes compared to the first three months of 2013. The report also shows a 27.1 decrease in Grand Theft Auto crimes for the first quarter of 2014 compared to 2013.
Preliminary Data Shows Crime on the Decline in Santa Clarita