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1971 - Tejon Ranch Co. torches the run-down Hotel Lebec [story]


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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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Tonight at 7 is the gathering at Canyon High School to stop the California High Speed Rail from going through our Santa Clarita Valley. It is that important that many folks attend.
Navy Colors | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
1971 - Tejon Ranch Co. torches the run-down Hotel Lebec [story]
1906 - Bobby Batugo, World Champion Mixologist in the 1970s, born in The Philippines [story]
This is my favorite desert flower, and it is one of hundreds of spring flowers that fill the desert floor with beauty. You can see these if you ever get off the freeway and take a little bit of time to explore the wonderful things that local desert has to offer.
Desert Candles
Peoples Fest 2015 is a multi-cultural event, featuring ethnic and American Foods, music performers, dances and arts & crafts. This is a call for arts & crafts vendors, food and snack vendors, amateur and professional performers. This is a talent show which encourages kids to donate their talents to the Peoples Fest stage.
Call For Entries: Talent Sought for Show at Hart Park in June
If you don’t like the idea of the state bulldozing your home or church to clear the path for a high-speed train, then now is the time to be heard.
Stop the Bullet
Business networking opportunities facilitated by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Upcoming SCV Chamber Networking Opportunities
The Bank, which maintains an office in Santa Clarita, reported an 8.4-percent increase in net income to $7.2 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $6.6 million for the similar quarter in 2014.
Community Bank Reports 8% Rise in 1Q Profits
Fun fundraising event to help Circle of Hope fulfill its mission to provide financial, emotional and educational support services to cancer patients, their families, and our community.
May 17: Disco for Hope
Valencia-based Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry, announced Friday that its board of directors has appointed Richard J. Weller as executive vice president and chief financial officer
Wesco Aircraft Names New CFO; Was Textron Exec
The changes, if approved, will regulate the hours of operation of massage parlors; treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products for purposes of regulation; and restrict aggressive solicitation (sales people).
Council to Consider Code Changes for Massage Parlors, eCigs, Solicitors
Tens of thousands of people go out annually on foot, horse, and bike to enjoy the nearly 8,000 acres that are protected forever from development around our valley. There is always the need to help keep our trails and open space beautiful. A recent volunteer project included digging tree wells around new trees that were planted after a loss of more than 50 trees to the drought in Quigley Canyon.
Get Involved: Become an Open Space Trail Ambassador
My friend Elmo is one of many helping us spread the word about childhood immunization. Routine childhood immunization for those born between 1994 and 2013 will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes. It will also save consumers and taxpayers money — nearly $295 billion in direct costs and $1.38 trillion in total societal costs.
Elmo Says: Get Your Shots
Open Studios 2015 takes place Sunday, April 26, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. During this annual spring event, CalArts MFA graduate student candidates in the Art, Photography and Media, and Art and Technology programs open their creative workspaces to the public for one afternoon.
April 26: Public Invited to View CalArts Student Work in Progress
Longtime Canyon Theatre Guild members Greg and Patti Finley are retiring and relocating to Boise, Idaho, to be near their children and grandchildren. Tickets are available for a big sendoff - including a fun show and dinner - that you won't want to miss.
Canyon Theatre Saying ‘Arrivederci’ to Finleys
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company and the Friends of Hart Park, present the 2nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Pacific Islander Festival.
May 9: Hart Park to Host Pacific Islander Festival
In an effort to help manage animal evacuations during fire season and other emergencies, The Gentle Barn is working in cooperation with local Sheriff, Fire and Animal Control agencies to provide assistance with handling large animals and delivering them to safety.
Gentle Barn Announces New Emergency Animal Rescue Service
A wide array of home and garden specialists are on hand this weekend to share their expertise, advice and guidance on everything from design, decorating and maintenance tips to the latest on solar energy, pool and backyard design, home improvements and more.
Emergency Expo, Home & Garden Show Continue Sunday
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Station conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday at Lyons Avenue just east of Wheeler Road between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.
15 Arrests, 2 Impounds at Friday Night Checkpoint
Do you have stacks of sensitive documents, or old electronic devices cluttering up your garage? Are you concerned about identity thieves getting your personal information? The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the City of Santa Clarita will be hosting a “Safe and Secure Collection Event” on Saturday, May 9.
May 9: E-waste Disposal, Document Shredding in Mall Parking Lot
Residents vote unanimously for the landfill's closure, send the supervisor community petitions, write numerous articles and hold rallies. When their pleas to Antonovich are ignored, something indeed smells.
His Majesty’s Silence
1891 - President Benjamin Harrison stops at Saugus Depot, dines at Tolfree's Saugus Eating House [story]
Scott Wilk marched with the masses today in Los Angeles, plus see what the director of the animated film "The Book of Life" had to say to kids at the Art Tree. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's special HD edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 24, 2015
Two murder suspects have been deemed unfit for trial, an official said Friday.
Two Murder Suspects Not Competent For Trial