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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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"Instead of arresting and stigmatizing young child sex trafficking victims, law enforcement will now play a critical role in helping these girls get the support and treatment they need to escape life on the streets," Supervisor Don Knabe said.
Knabe Praises Brown for Decriminalizing Prostitution for Minors
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the Valencia Ice Station ATM is stolen and Golden Valley High School students learn about preventing domestic violence. Plus, Be the Light 5k and a woman fights an aggressive form of cancer.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 26, 2016
More than 4,000 students and their families attended William S. Hart Union High School District’s 6th Annual College & Career Fair at Golden Valley High School Thursday evening.
Thousands Attend Hart District College, Career Fair
After battling through a pair of five-set victories against Biola University and Vanguard University last week, The Master’s University’s Allison Child has been named the GSAC’s Attacker of the Week while Kayla Sims was pegged as the conference’s Setter of the Week.
Volleyball: 2 Lady Mustangs Earn Weekly Conference Kudos
TMU’s 2016 record improved to 12-5 and 5-1 in Golden State Athletic Conference play following Saturday’s victory. Notably, the Lady Mustangs currently sit one match behind conference-leader and No. 3 nationally ranked Westmont College 17-0 (6-0).
Volleyball: Lady Mustangs Tame Lions in 5 Sets
Author Maggie Nelson, chair of the MFA Creative Writing Program at CalArts, on Sept. 22 was named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow — more commonly known as the MacArthur “genius” grants. She joins 22 other fellows who receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 award for their creativity and the potential for future contributions to their chosen fields.
CalArts’ Creative Writing Chair Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts kicks off this year’s Wild Beast Concert Series on Saturday, Oct. 1, with "We Are Birds: An Evening of Bird Singing from Native Southern California."
Oct. 1: CalArts Wild Beast Series Kicks Off with Native SoCal Birdsinging
The animated film featuring the story of 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Lidia Budgor, created by a group of College of the Canyons students, will be the main focus of the COC Student Gallery’s inaugural exhibit, which opens Friday, Sept. 30, in the Valencia campus library.
COC Library’s New Student Gallery to Feature Holocaust Survivor Story
Over 300 male student athletes at Golden Valley High School attended a presentation from the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita on violence against women and girls and how it can be prevented.
Golden Valley Boys Hear Presentation on Domestic Violence
This month’s Hiring Fest on Friday, Sept. 30, will feature employers from the manufacturing field. It will be held at the College of the Canyons University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Sept. 30: Manufacturing Jobs Up for Grabs
The Los Angeles County Superior Court is currently seeking qualified citizens who are interested in applying for the 2017-2018 Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury.
Superior Court Taking Names for Civil Grand Jury
The City of Santa Clarita has received the Certificate of Excellence Award from the Association of Public Treasurers of United States and Canada for its Fiscal Year 2016-17 Investment Policy and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2014-15.
City Wins Awards for Investment Policy, Financial Reporting
Residents of all ages are invited to become astronomers and engineers for a day while attending Astronomy Day 2016 on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is being sponsored by the Santa Clarita Public Library in partnership with The Local Group Astronomy Club of Santa Clarita. In addition to the day’s events, a special night sky viewing will be held at 7 p.m.
Oct. 8: Be an Astronomer for a Day
A group of burglars drove a pickup truck through the glass front doors of the Valencia Ice Station and stole the business’ ATM, while the business was closed Sunday.
Burglars Run Truck Through Valencia Ice Station for ATM Machine
See what's coming from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (9-26-2016)
Canyon Country (West) Crime Report for the week of 09/11/16- 09/17/16
Crime Blotter: Gun Stolen, Man Punches Woman in CC-West
Canyon Country (East) Crime Report for the week of 09/11/16- 09/17/16
Crime Blotter: 2 Ford E-350s Stolen in CC-East
Newhall Crime Report for the week of 09/11/16- 09/17/16
Crime Blotter: Robberies, Burglaries in Newhall
Valencia Crime Report for the week of 09/11//16 - 09/17/16
Valencia Crime Blotter: Attack with Brick, Robbery with Taser, more
Saugus Crime Report- Week of 09/11/16 - 09/17/16 Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Knife Threat in Saugus
Castaic/ Val Verde Crime Report for the Week of 09/11/16 - 09/17/16
Crime Blotter: Thefts in Castaic Area
Stevenson Ranch Crime Report- Week of 09/11/16 -09/17/16
Bank Robbery Tops Stevenson Ranch Crime Blotter
Responding to lessons learned from the massive Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill by Sen. Fran Pavley to establish proactive safety standards for natural gas storage wells.
Brown Signs Pavley Bill for Natural Gas Storage Safety
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
I have taken many walks on the plains of Tanzania with Masai body guards armed with spears and occasionally rifles. It is rather unnerving to think at any moment, you could become prey to a lion, cheetah or another apex predator.
World’s Deadliest Creatures
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
The College of the Canyons men's soccer team played to a scoreless draw vs. West Hills Lemoore on Friday in a game that saw lots of back-and-forth action.
Men’s Soccer: COC Plays to Scoreless Draw with West Hills Lemoore
The College of the Canyons cross country program continues to improve each race, and with the Western State Conference championships a little less than a month away, the Cougars could be peaking just in time for another strong postseason run.
Cross Country: Cougars Keep Improving
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Professional endurance driver Carl Reese of the Santa Clarita Valley and Sebastián Montero of Quito, Ecuador, set a new world record for riding on motorcycles from the closest point on Earth to the sun to an elevation at sea-level in a single day.
2 Riders, 1 from SCV, Set World Record from Highest to Lowest Point
Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen is adding another special correspondent to its already impressive roster, announcing Tuesday that New York Times bestselling author and community activist Kim Goldman will join the Daytime Emmy-nominated show, which has just begun its second season.
SCV Nonprofit Leader Kim Goldman Joins WB’s ‘Crime Watch Daily’ as Special Correspondent
Jack and Jill of America Inc., a membership organization dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders, has announced its 2016-2017 National Teen Board, Morgan Smith, a senior at West Ranch High School, is the Far West Region teen president from the Santa Clarita-Antelope Valley Chapter.
West Ranch Senior is Group’s Teen Leader for Western U.S.
Academy Class No. 415, which is made up of 63 male and 16 female deputy sheriffs; and 5 male and 2 female police officers from El Segundo, Inglewood, Los Angeles School and Montebello Police Departments, graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Biscailuz Center Training Academy in Los Angeles during ceremonies held Friday.
86 Recruits Become Peace Officers Friday
The free test is valued at $40 and checks for 12 drugs — seven illicit and five prescription — and comes with substance abuse prevention strategies and a family drug prevention plan.
Sept. 26: Sheriff Handing Out Free Home Drug Test Kits in Val Verde
Assemblyman Scott Wilk honored California Bakery & Cafe on Friday as the 38th Assembly District Small Business of the Month.
Prieto’s Calif. Bakery & Cafe is Wilk’s Small Biz of Month
The City of Santa Clarita has been announced as one of the finalists for The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) 2016 Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County Award. Compton, Downey, Lakewood and Long Beach are also in the running.
Santa Clarita 1 of 5 Finalists for County’s Most Business-Friendly City (LAEDC)