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1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]

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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1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
Both the men's and women's cross-country teams from The Master’s University earned second-place finishes at the Titan Invitational in Fullerton on Friday.
TMU Men, Women Run to 2nd-Place Finishes in XC Invitational
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Hart District bans clown costumes and the voter registration deadline is almost here. Check out these stories and more tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, October 21, 2016
Six new human infections of West Nile Virus have been reported in the county, including one in Valencia, according to the weekly Los Angeles County Epidemiology Report.
Valencia Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
A master plan for trails in the Castaic area is set to go before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Castaic Multi-Use Trails Plan to Go Before County
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is performing annual maintenance work at the Honor Rancho Storage Facility in Santa Clarita. As part of this work, which includes a valve replacement and upgrades to dehydration plants and meters, SoCalGas crews will occasionally release natural gas.
Smell Something at Castaic Junction? Gas Co. Working on Local Storage Facility
The William S. Hart Union High School District has banned clown costumes on school campuses for Halloween due to recent social media scares in the community.
Clown Scare Prompts Costume Ban in Hart District Schools
The California Highway Patrol recognizes Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31, as an excellent opportunity for families to have lifesaving conversations with their children about drug use.
Oct 23-31: Red Ribbon Week Shines Spotlight on Drug Abuse
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to the European Space Agency's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module.
European Mars Lander’s Crash Site Located
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,000 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
The experience of other states such as Colorado and Washington suggests that when medical sales are tax-free, nearly all marijuana users suddenly become patients, even if they are not. The significant loopholes in Proposition 64 mean revenue projections could fall far short of expectations.
Loopholes Could Sink Pot Tax | Commentary by George Runner
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved a contract Wednesday night to begin the construction of Castaic High School.
District Awards Contract to Build Castaic High School
The Teacher Curriculum Center (TCC) in California State University, Northridge’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library has long served as a resource center for teachers throughout the region. Last month, the center was renamed after the late Karin J. Duran, who served as the center’s director for 32 years before passing away in 2010.
CSUN Names K-12 Teacher Section of Library for Late Director
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and failure to perform annual maintenance on gas appliances may result in higher gas bills and possible exposure to carbon monoxide, which can cause negative health effects like nausea, drowsiness, flu-like symptoms, and even death.
Ready for Winter? Check Your Furnace Early
The Saugus Union School District announced the appointment of Isa De Armas, Ed.D. to the position of Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction. De Armas, who has been in education for more than 30 years, has worked in the district for 20 years as a teacher, principal and – most recently – as Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Asst. Superintendent of Instruction Named for Saugus Schools
Carousel Ranch is pleased to announce its annual Carousel Corral-After Auction Exclusives auction. This auction is the final step of the ranch’s Heart of the West fundraising, selling items that came in post deadline, etc.
Bid Now on 2nd Chance Items to Help Carousel Ranch
The Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium is a sustainable, public-private initiative sponsored by College of the Canyons, Lockheed Martin, Sempra Energy, SCV Family of Water Suppliers, and other community stakeholders that promotes environmental literacy in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Local Coalition Earns Prize for Environmental Education
It’s officially Halloween time at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The hospital is inviting supporters and friends in the community to take part in "treating" its young patients by going to CHLA.org/Halloween now through Oct. 31 and creating a special greeting card for the Halloween holiday.
Don’t Trick, Just ‘Treat’ a Children’s Hospital Patient
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan reminds eligible Los Angeles County voters that the deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 24.
Monday is Voter Registration Deadline
In a continued effort to modernize the elections process for the November 8th Presidential General Election, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will be leveraging geospatial technologies and Snapchat to improve elections operations and promote voter participation.
Registrar Using Mobile Apps to Improve Voter Experience
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a brush fire near Sierra Highway charred one acre before being extinguished. Plus, the William S. Hart District Governing Board awarded a contract to begin the construction of Castaic High School. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, October 20, 2016
Santa Clarita City Council agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.
Council Tuesday: City Eyeing Princessa Property
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is reminding everyone six months of age and older to get an annual flu vaccine. Influenza (the flu) vaccinations will be available at no-cost to residents at Public Health Centers, LA County libraries and more than 100 community vaccination events throughout the county.
R U Over 6 Months Old? Get a Flu Shot
Longtime Santa Clarita resident Joy Burkhard, founder and chair of the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health and founder, executive director and board chair of 2020 Mom was honored Thursday by the U.S. Office of Health & Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health with the 2016 Women’s Health Emerging Leader Award.
SCV-Resident Founder of Nat’l Maternal Mental Health Coalition Honored by HHS
With the start of the 2016-17 season less than a month away, Matador fans will have the opportunity to meet this year's Women's and Men's Basketball teams at the annual Matador Madness event set for Friday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m at The Matadome.
Oct. 21: Meet CSUN Basketball Teams at Matador Madness
On Election Day, California voters will decide on Proposition 64, a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state for adults at least 21 years old and tax the production and sale of cannabis.
Voters on Both Coasts to Decide on Recreational Pot
The Master’s University volleyball team beat Arizona Christian University in three sets (25-23, 25-20, 25-10) Thursday evening.
Volleyball: TMU Douses Firestorm in 3 Sets
TMU’s fourth shutout of the season commenced when freshman forward Hannah Bahr (Santa Clarita, CA) scored an unassisted goal from 30 yards out at the 32:51 mark.
Soccer: Lady Mustangs Improve to 8-4-3 with 3-0 Shutout
Two-time All-American Humphrey Mahowa scored two crucial goals in the second half to lead The Master's University past William Jessup 2-1 Thursday afternoon on Reese Field.
Soccer: TMU’s Mahowa Outscores William Jessup 2-1
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced a $925,000 settlement Thursday with auto insurance provider Liberty Mutual Group Inc., for advertising an accident forgiveness program that was not available in California.
Liberty Mutual Settles False Advertising Claim for $925K
A 20-year-old man has been charged with defacing the Venice POW/MIA Mural, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
2nd Man Charged with Vandalizing Vietnam Vets Wall in Venice
Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module’s descent to the Red Planet’s surface [Wednesday] has been downlinked to Earth and is currently being analysed by experts.
European Mars Lander Crashes on Descent
Citing the need to protect dwindling salmon populations, California drought regulators are mulling large-scale changes that would divert water meant for farmers and water suppliers to the state's besieged Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
New Sacramento Delta Report Puts Fish Before People
A brush fire reported shortly before noon Thursday in Canyon Country was quickly contained.
Brush Fire Extinguished in Canyon Country
Federal, state and local officials took part in a tour of the Whittaker-Bermite cleanup site Wednesday, discussing progress and cleanup plans for which officials hope to gain federal approvals.
Cleanup Crew Reports Progress on Whittaker-Bermite Site
Celebrate your public lands by giving back to your local parks! As part of the 23rd Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a park habitat cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Oct. 22: Saddleback Butte Habitat Cleanup; More State Parks Events