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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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1998 - Worst day of record-setting 1997-98 El Nino storm season [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, L.A County Fire Air Ops rescued a stranded hiker Wednesday morning . Plus, have you seen Katy Perry's newest music video? You might notice a familiar place. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Fifth graders from Castaic Elementary School, Live Oak Elementary, Germain Charter Academy, Plum Canyon Elementary, and Dr. J. Michael McGrath Elementary are attending the Blue Ribbon Children's Festival at the Music Center/Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County.
Fifth Graders from SCV Schools Heading to Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival
Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations located and rescued an adult male trapped on a cliff in Placerita Canyon Natural Area late in the night on Wednesday.
Man Rescued in Placerita Canyon Natural Area
The Saugus Union School District Measure EE Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Caulfield Room at the SUSD District Office. Agenda topics include approval of minutes, a hearing session and a Measure EE update from staff.
Feb. 23: SUSD Measure EE Oversight Meeting
SCV Sheriff's traffic investigators are seeking information on a fatal Valencia traffic collision that led to the death of one woman.
Valencia Traffic Collision Kills One, Information Needed
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) announced that applications for the California Dream Act are down significantly and urged all eligible students to apply for the program, which allows undocumented students to receive state financial aid for college.
California Dream Act Applications Available
New work by James Welling (Art BFA 72, MFA 74) is on display at S.M.A.K., the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Ghent, Belgium from Jan. 28 through April 16.
CalArts Alumni’s Photography on Display in Belgium
Kirsten Lepore (Film/Video MFA 12) co-directed an animated video with actress Lena Dunham for Planned Parenthood's centennial. The short educational video, which has tallied more than 3 million views on Facebook since its Jan. 16 release, combines stop motion animation, illustration, and archival photos and audio to document the nonprofit organization's past 100 years.
CalArts Alumni Co-Directs Planned Parenthood’s Centennial Animated Video
REGULAR MEETING of the GOVERNING BOARD Sulphur Springs Union SD February 22, 2017 7:00PM Sulphur Springs Union School District District Administrative Offices 27000 Weyerhaeuser Way Santa Clarita, CA 91351 661-252-5131
Feb. 22: Sulphur Springs School District Governing Board Meeting
Gabe Woodward, bronze medalist in the 4x100 meter freestyle at the 2004 Olympics, All-American swimmer and 2001 graduate of USC, joins The Master’s University to launch their first ever swimming and diving program for the Fall 2017 season.
Olympic Medalist to Launch TMU Aquatics Program
No. 13 College of the Canyons dropped its first game of the season to Santa Barbara City College on Tuesday, as the Vaqueros scored three runs in the seventh to down the Cougars 7-4 at Whitten Field.
No. 13 Canyons Drops First Game of Season 7-4 to Santa Barbara
College of the Canyons took a 1-1 tie into the seventh inning vs. Fullerton College on Tuesday, before allowing six runs in a decisive eighth inning that gave the Hornets an eventual 7-1 victory.
Big Inning Costs Canyons in 7-1 Loss to Fullerton
The Lady Cougars finished the 2016-17 season in winning fashion by recording a convincing 68-48 victory over visiting West L.A. College despite finish the game with just four players on the floor.
Lady Cougars Close Season With 68-48 Win vs. West L.A.
College of the Canyons finished its season with a 71-66 loss to West L.A. College in a game that saw the Cougars play to an eight-point halftime lead before giving way to mistakes down the stretch.
Canyons Concludes Season With 71-66 Loss to West L.A.
The Castaic Lake Water Agency received the Operating Budget Excellence Award from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) for its FY 2016/17 Budget. This is the tenth consecutive year in which the Agency has received this award.
CLWA Receives Operating Budget Excellence Award
Crossroads Community Church is hosting a city-wide Easter Service at College of the Canyons Cougar Field on Sunday, April 16, 2017. For the sixth year, this non-denominational Easter Service is open to the public.
April 16: Crossroads Community Church Hosts Easter Service at COC
Are the needs of grandparents and other relatives who care for children truly being met in Los Angeles County? Researchers at California State University, Northridge have received a $165,756 grant from the Eisner Foundation to answer that question and others, as they take a serious look at the programs offered by one of the county’s largest providers of services to grandparents and other family caregivers, the nonprofit Grandparent as Parents (GAP). Once completed, the researchers will use their study as a catalyst for a conference on understanding the needs of this underserved and growing population.
CSUN Researchers Receive Grant Studying Services Provided to Grandparents, Family Caregivers
The California State Archives launched a new online exhibit celebrating the 50 year anniversary and history of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). In 2006, the CLBC submitted their historical materials to the State Archives for lasting preservation. This exhibit provides highlights of the CLBC’s collection, profiles trailblazers and chronicles milestones in the caucus’ history.
State Archives Launches California Legislative Black Caucus Exhibit
California State Parks’ Office of Grants and Local Services announced that it is accepting applications for the Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Grant Program. The application due date is Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.
State Accepting Applications for Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Grant Program
By age 21, one in three girls in foster care will give birth. These alarming numbers are proof that targeted education is necessary to overcome the stigma and challenges relating to early and unplanned pregnancy prevention. In response, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion, co-authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, to implement the “California’s Plan for the Prevention of Unintended Pregnancies for Youth and Non-Minor Dependents,” better known as “The Plan.”
County Supes Implement Plan for Prevention of Unintended Pregnancies
Instagram and photography lovers, this one is for you: there is a free exhibit featuring Instagram photos taken by community members on display at the Newhall Community Center.
Instagram Exhibit Showcases Creativity in Social Media
The Castaic Lake Water Agency Retail Operations Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Water Division Training Room. Agenda topics include the Water Production Report, finance and budget report, and more.
Feb. 28: CLWA Retail Operations Committee Meeting
Canyon Country (West) Crime Report: Week of February 6-12
Crime Blotter: Residential Burglary, Commercial Burglary in West Canyon Country
1983 - Armed robber taken out at Alpha Beta supermarket on Lyons [story]
In the wake of the shooting death of Officer Keith Boyer, a 27-year veteran of the Whittier Police Department, a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, calls for a full investigation into the suspect’s involvement with the state parole system and county probation supervision.
Barger Requests Investigation into Felon Suspected of Killing Whittier Officer
The County Interim Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cold Weather Alert for SCV, A.V., Mountain Areas
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Homicide detectives still need your help in finding 58 year old William Cierzan, a missing man from Valencia who disappeared more than a month ago. Plus, photography and Instagram lovers can see Instagram photos from the community and have the chance to see their own works on display as well. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Senator Scott Wilk, R - Antelope Valley, announces the introduction of Senate Bill 792 (SB 792), a measure which will bring accountability and fairness to the distribution of Los Angeles County's trauma funding, saying to L.A. County: "Antelope Valley lives matter too".
Wilk Measure Brings Sunshine to Trauma Funding in Antelope Valley
See what's coming from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
The current political climate in the United States has sparked fears of new anti-immigration laws and a potential culture war, prompting scholarly discussions about the necessity of ethnic studies and cultural awareness. A landmark of these discussions is the two-volume anthology “White” Washing American Education: The New Culture Wars in Ethnic Studies — a collaboration from California State University, Northridge ethnic studies professors.
CSUN Professors Collaborate on Anthology Exploring Ethnic Studies Education
The city of Santa Clarita strongly encourages residents and business owners who have been impacted by the recent storm to report damages to their homes, properties and businesses by completing the Los Angeles County’s Damage Assessment Survey located online at www.211la.org/damage-assessment-survey.
City Encouraging Residents, Businesses Owners to Report Storm Damages
Effective 8 a.m. this Thursday, February 23, Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (SRA) partially reopens. Areas surrounding the Thermalito Diversion Pool (Burma Day Use and Lakeland Day Use) and Spillway Launch Ramp will remain closed.
California State Parks Partially Opens Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
Matt Young’s Tuesday nights consist of a routine trip to Burbank, where he and an exclusive group of screenwriters are presented invaluable knowledge about their craft from industry veterans. Then, he returns to his alma mater the following day to pass along these insights to aspiring scriptwriters in a classroom.
CSUN Lecturer, Alum Selected to Warner Bros. TV Writers’ Workshop
Lexus, a returning partner of the Amgen Tour of California, has renewed its role as the official and exclusive automobile partner of the men’s and women’s events for the next five editions of the annual spring race.
Lexus Extends Amgen Tour of California Partnership with Five-Year Renewal
Noted for pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, cardiology and its highly successful robotics program, Providence Tarzana Medical Center was recognized today as one of the nation’s top hospitals, earning Healthgrades’ 2017 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for the third straight year.
Providence Tarzana Named One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals