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1932 - Actor Harry Carey's wood-framed house at Saugus ranch (now Tesoro del Valle) burns down when engine of water pump explodes [story]


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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...

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...

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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Santa Clarita woman after a fight with her in-law led to an alleged false police report .
Saugus Woman Arrested for Swatting Mother-in-law
A Santa Clarita man was sentenced Friday to 45 days in jail for petty theft after requesting a trial and losing the case. He was released Monday from the court's lockup.
SCV Man, 19, Gets 45 Days for Theft, Serves 3
1932 - Actor Harry Carey's wood-framed house at Saugus ranch (now Tesoro del Valle) burns down when engine of water pump explodes [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland is playing for the New York Mets where he's enjoying the second-best season of his career.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 1, 2014
Due in part to California's oppressive tax and regulatory climate, the recession was markedly worse in our state. As a consequence, we ended up with a bigger jobs hole, and we now need more jobs than other states to fill that hole.
Tax News & Views From Sen. George Runner
Prayer Angels for the Military are asking for help from Santa Clarita Valley residents to prepare care packages for deployed U.S. troops. The group is planning to meet Sept. 13, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Newhall Library to fill boxes.
Angels Praying for Help with Care Packages for Troops
Senate Bill 1438 will equip firefighters, police officers and other first responders with naloxone, an antidote that can reverse the effects of prescription painkillers and heroin and abruptly stop an overdose episode
Pavley’s Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Goes to Governor
1887 - Town of Saugus founded; Saugus and Castaic train stations open [story]
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I am frustrated by the new top-two primary system where all of the candidates are thrown into a heap for the first pass, and the November election is between the top two vote-getters. The rules are so strict that a November voter doesn’t even have the right to write in a candidate’s name. Isn’t writing in “Mickey Mouse” a time-honored American tradition?
Just Vote ‘No’ for 25th
Labor Day is a day for us to celebrate workers. But who really loves to work? Wouldn’t most people love to have enough money not to have to work? So, why do we celebrate the American worker?
Happy American Dream Day
One person has died as a result of a multi-car collision on Interstate 5 in Castaic. The extent of six others' injuries is unknown.
1 Dead, Several Injured in Multi-Car Pileup
Already a successful fashion designer, Davis’ first project for Walt Disney was designing the live-action reference costume for Princess Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty.” Davis went on to design extensively for Disney, creating the costumes for two of the park’s signature attractions, It’s a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Sept. 17: Legendary Disney Costume Designer to Talk at Newhall Library
This is the first year more than half of the county’s rabid bats have been found in the SCV. It's been close to that, the last four years, with the SCV accounting for about 40 percent of the rabies cases despite being home to just 3 percent of the county’s human population.
SCV’s Rabid Bat Count Now 15 of 26; Sick Skunk Found in Long Beach
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church begins its full Fall Program with a bang on Sunday, Sept. 7, starting with its 10 a.m. Worship Service.
Sept. 7: St. Stephen’s Kicks Off Fall Schedule
All the latest news from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber News: State of the Chamber Breakfast Sept. 10
William Mulholland’s fame, respect and honor were drowned the night of March 12, 1928, when the St. Francis Dam collapsed. He took full responsibility for the failure and the deaths. He died a broken man in 1935. The story of his life has all the makings of a brilliant Greek tragedy.
The Man Who Brought L.A. Its Water
Our Lady of Perpetual Help invites the community to join in celebrating “Seventy Years of Happy” at the 70th annual parish barbecue Friday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 21.
Sept. 19-21: OLPH to Host 70th Annual BBQ
2001 - LASD Deputy Hagop "Jake" Kuredjian gunned down in Stevenson Ranch while backing up ATF [story]
On the final day of the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic, The Master’s College volleyball team ended its time with a win over Menlo College at 10 a.m., followed by a loss to Great Falls University of Montana at 4 p.m.
TMC Volleyball: Win One, Lose One on Last Day in Irvine
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, along with Chief Daryl L. Osby and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, marked the fifth anniversary of the Station Fire by honoring the memory of Fire Captain Ted Hall and Fire Fighter Specialist Arnie Quinones.
Hall, Quinones Remembered on 5th Anniversary of Station Fire
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich sharply criticized current efforts by the Democratic Legislature to ban plastic bags a deeply flawed proposal that only hits the state’s economically distressed communities in the pocketbook.
Antonovich to Brown: Plastic Bag Ban Hurts Impoverished Communities
Tamarisk is pretty but it's an invasive species that soaks up the water in the river bed, choking out native plants and animals. On the other hand, eucalyptus trees aren't native, either, but they have become part of the landscape in California, and let’s face it: Eucalyptus can grow in places where not too many other trees can grow.
Native vs. Non-Native
The Santa Clarita Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming gala is more than just an evening to honor local businesses, it’s a chance to honor a longtime elected official.
Latino Chamber Announces Nominees for Awards; McKeon to be Honored
Families stepped right up and had a bundle of good times at the first-ever Brandon Chandler Foundation End of Summer Carnival.
Chandler Foundation Helps Qualifying Inmates Reenter Society