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1925- New York premiere of William S. Hart's final film, "Tumbleweeds" [story]


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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...

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...

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That Christmas Eve celebration was amazing - beautiful in so many ways, but especially for the people who were brought together that evening. We celebrated alongside Australians, Brits, Arabs and Jews, and it even snowed in the early morning hours, something extremely rare for that part of the world.
An Old Elevator | Commentary by Jennifer Fischer
1925- New York premiere of William S. Hart's final film, "Tumbleweeds" [story]
This high-speed rail issue transcends most other problems we’ve had recently. Billboards? Small problem. High-speed rail? HUGE problem.
This Bullet Kills | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
Filmmaker and CalArts faculty James Benning’s 16mm documentary "13 Lakes" (2004) and CalArts alumnus John Lasseter’s 3D animated short, "Luxo Jr." (1986), are among the 25 films selected this year by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry.
Films by CalArts’ Benning, Lasseter Make National Registry
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: About 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano Friday. PLUS more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, December 19, 2014
AQUILA M8, under development for a confidential customer, Millennium's AQUILA platform product line, supporting missions of up to 3000 kg total mass in low, medium and geostationary Earth orbits.
Tested in Santa Clarita, Satellite Structure is Good to Go
The settlement terms require that T-Mobile pay at least $90 million; of this sum, at least $67.5 million must be paid to consumers—a portion of which may be paid by forgiving debts consumers may owe T-Mobile.
T-Mobile to Pay $90 Mil. to Settle Cramming Charges
Nearly 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano.
West Creek Kids Create Living Piano
The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to welcome the New Year at the Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim on Thursday, Jan. 1, at 9 a.m.
Jan. 1: Polar Bear Swim at Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
Holiday hiring helped hold Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate at 4.5 percent in November, even with October. The real story is in the comparison to last November’s 5.7 percent.
Santa Clarita Jobless Rate Falls 1.2% Over Year
For the second consecutive year, UCLA ranked No. 5 in Kiplinger Personal Finance’s list of “Best Values in Public Colleges.”
Kiplinger Rates UCLA 5th Best Value
Deputy Joe Trejo, known affectionately as “the Mayor of Newhall” and “Uncle Joe,” retired this week as community relations deputy for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Trejo, De-facto Mayor of Newhall, Turns In His Badge
Former light heavyweight champion and 1984 silver medalist boxer Virgil Hill, 50, is making a comeback. He took on his son, Valencia High School grad Virgil Hill, Jr., in a three-round exhibition.
Valencia’s Hall of Fame Boxer Fights His Son
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has informed the Defense Department that every indication is that Santa Claus will arrive on time this year to deliver presents to the world’s estimated 1.9 billion children, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
NORAD Tunes Up Santa Tracking System
1969 - SCV resident Kristy Swanson, original Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), born in Mission Viejo [story]
On Aug. 18, nine days after the killing, 78 people were arrested and, depending which news source you read, either 74 or 75 were from out of the area. California and New York were cited often as states sending their best and brightest.
Fools Rush to Ferguson
The folks from Chiquita have been handing out new bikes and toys all over the place. It is Christmas, after all. Never pass up a good chance to ruin somebody’s health by being a “good neighbor” and giving out gifts.
Fluffy Clouds and Kittens
SCV NewsBreak: State Water Board members unanimously approved changes to the chloride compliance requirements for the SCV Sanitation District Tuesday. What does it mean for property owners in Santa Clarita?
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 18, 2014
After more than a half-dozen meetings and hundreds of comments, high-speed rail officials say they’re still figuring out how to include the public’s concerns in their multi-billion dollar plan.
Bullet Train Officials Digesting Public’s Concerns
The California State Board of Equalization has conducted a public hearing and moved forward with regulation amendments clarifying that hydroponic farmers qualify for the sales and use tax exemptions for fertilizer.
BOE: Hydroponic Farmers Qualify for Tax Exemptions
Friday night, The Vu in Newhall presents No Small Children; Saturday at Wolf Creek Brewery off Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia, it’s the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.
SCV Entertainment Beat: No Small Children, Ugly Sweaters
The winning story was submitted by Paula Abbott, whose husband Nathan served as a US Navy Radarman 2/C in the Pacific Theater (1943-45). One of only seven survivors of the USS Monaghan which went down with two other ships during a typhoon off of the Philippines in 1944.
WWII Vet from Whittier Wins Princess ‘Inspiring Stories’ Contest
Most people with Medicare don’t pay any premium for Part A, which helps covers hospital care. But for those who do, the 2015 premium is dropping, from a maximum of $426 per month to $407 per month. The annual deductible is going up a little, from $1,216 in 2014 to $1,260 in 2015.
Medicare 2015 | Commentary by David Sayen
The next seven-week course runs January 15, 2015 through February 26, 2015 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and other life-threatening situations.
Sign Up for CERT, Prepare to Save a Life