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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...

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...

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The next time you take a walk in our open spaces, take a look at the oak trees. Some will have one trunk, but many will have multiple trunks. There is one in the Whitney Canyon area of Newhall that has eight trunks. These trunks were all stump-sprouts after a fire.
Symbol of Strength | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
An agreement between Benutech Inc. and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors will enable SRAR real estate professionals to access in-depth data and sales analytics on the housing tracts or census tracts in their region.
SCV Realtors Can Access Housing Tract Data Utility
Exactly 11 years – to the day – after he first introduced legislation seeking to block a massive gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced what will be his last bill aimed at achieving the same end.
McKeon Introduces Final Cemex Bill; Companion to Boxer’s
1843 - Rancho Castec (aka Rancho Castaic) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
As chance would have it, we found ourselves on the grassy knoll on the 25th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. I was 11. It was odd to be standing at a place where time had stood still. Because of the actions of that day and in that place, for many people the world completely changed.
When Time Stood Still
The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Parkway Motorcars, will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the City’s Newhall Community Center on Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday: Thanksgiving Dinner at Newhall Community Center
Despite a 14.4 percent increase in population in 2013, according to the FBI, Santa Clarita saw an overall drop in violent crimes of 19.3 percent.
FBI Stats for Santa Clarita Show Sharp Drop in Violent Crime
Hart High quarterback Brady White is one of 16 high school seniors nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee for the 2015 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, considered high school football’s highest honor.
Hart’s Brady White Up for U.S. Army Player of Year
Don't miss this opportunity to see the GO JAZZ Big Band, now under the direction of Brian Leff (Jazz Music Director at West Ranch High School) for our only show at West Ranch this fall.
Nov. 23: GO Jazz Fall Concert at West Ranch
The woman who ran the Santa Clarita Redevelopment Agency and filled in as city clerk when the state ended redevelopment has taken a job as community development director for the city of San Gabriel.
Chaparyan Leaves City to Run San Gabriel Planning Dept.
Participants will run a three-mile cross country course through the COC Valencia campus, beginning at the college’s baseball field and continuing through the campus, winding through the hills overlooking the Santa Clarita Valley, and finally finishing inside Cougar Stadium.
Thanksgiving Day: Annual Turkey Trot at COC
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced a settlement this week with AT&T to resolve allegations that hundreds of AT&T’s California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period.
AT&T to Pay $23.8 Mil. for Unlawful Hazardous Waste Dumping
Stephen Minarsch is enjoying a career as a Hardware Industrial Designer for tech-titan Microsoft. Now a Seattle resident, Minarsch played a critical role in the design of the new “Microsoft Band” fitness product from start to finish.
Ex-COC Student a Creative Brain Behind New Microsoft Band [Video]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: The Santa Clarita City Council will consider committing $3 million toward the construction of a new senior center at their meeting on Tuesday.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, November 21, 2014
Evy Warshawski announced her intention to resign as executive director of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
Director of COC Performing Arts Center Stepping Down
The China Lake Astronomical Society will be at the visitor center parking lot beginning at dusk, ready to answer your questions about the unique celestial objects such as nebula, galaxies, clusters, Venus and other planets visible in the dark sky.
Saturday Night: Star Party at Red Rock State Park
Santa Clarita City Council agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.
Next City Council Mtg.: Einstein School, New Senior Center
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the Goodwill located on Pico Canyon Road. Friday on reports of a suspicious object in a donation drop box, officials said.
Possible Grenade Donated to Goodwill; Deputies Respond
Teens repainted a quarter mile of patchwork paint on a retaining wall along the South Fork Trail from the Wiley Canyon Bridge heading North on bike trail towards Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia.
Community Court Teens Remove Graffiti from Wash
The Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls volleyball team will square off against Upland Christian for the CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA Championship in Fullerton Saturday.
SCCS Girls Volleyball to play for CIF Championship
The visiting Antelope Valley Marauders gave the COC women's volleyball all it could handle during Wednesday's 'sophomore night' match, but the Cougars prevailed nonetheless, capturing a 3-2 (27-25, 25-15, 22-25, 29-31, 15-6) win to conclude the regular season with an exclamation point.
Canyons Concludes Regular Season with 16th Straight Win
The No. 3 College of the Canyons Cougars will host the No. 13 Saddleback College Gauchos in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Women's Soccer Southern California Regionals at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in Cougar Stadium.
Canyons Women’s Soccer Set for Postseason
This season, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays come to life at the Santa Clarita Public Library with Gingerbread House building demonstrations, the second annual Gingerbread House Contest, and the “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet event.
Holiday Events at All 3 City Libraries
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been advised that citizens, across the nation, are receiving phone calls from individuals who are representing themselves as Department employees.
Phone Scammers Still Posing as Sheriff Employees