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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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Johnny Rockets, a global operator and franchisor of more than 350 Americana-themed restaurants in 28 countries around the world, is pleased to announce John Maguire has been named President and CEO.
Johnny Rockets Names New President
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, find updates on the Sand Fire. Plus, hear from the couple who's house burned down due to the Sand Fire. Follow the link to see these stories and more.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 27. 2016
The illnesses reported to health officials continue to be connected with consumers reporting that they ate or handled uncooked dough or ate uncooked batter made with raw flour. No illnesses have been connected with flour that has been properly baked, cooked or handled.
General Mills Expands Flour Recall
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement Wednesday with Cemex Inc., under which the company will pay a $1.69 million civil penalty and invest approximately $10 million to cut emissions of harmful air pollution at five of its cement manufacturing plants in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
Settlement: Cemex to Pay Fine, Spend $10 Mil. to Cure U.S. Clean Air Act Violations
Concerts in the Park for this Saturday, July 30, is canceled, and Santa Clarita Central Park is closed until further notice.
Saturday’s Concert in Park Canceled; See What Else
Effective Thursday, July 28, the Angeles National Forest is closed to the public in the designated Sand Fire Area, as shown on the map.
Effective Thursday: U.S. Forest Officially Closed to Public
Two southbound lanes on Dickason Drive between Smyth Drive and Decoro Drive are expected to be closed for repairs on a water main break Wednesday until 9 p.m. Construction crews from Valencia Water Co. are on site fixing the problem.
Water Main Break Shuts Lanes on Dickason
Due to the Sand Fire, mandatory closures are in effect on the open space trails in East Walker Ranch and Golden Valley Ranch.
City: East Walker Ranch, Golden Valley Open Space Closed Indefinitely
Triumph Foundation's 7th Annual Let'em Roll Casino Night will include a Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament, Craps, Blackjack, and Roulette. We will have prime rib dinner, music, dancing, and a silent auction. Join us in helping people triumph over Spinal Cord Injury by attending our fundraiser.
July 30: Let ’em Roll for Triumph Foundation
Santa Clarita-based Stay Green Inc. brought home seven awards from the San Fernando Valley chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association’s 57th annual Landscape Beautification Awards.
Local Landscaping Firm Wins 7 Industry Awards
The Los Angeles County Fire Department, along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Incident Command Team 3 wishes to express our deep gratitude to the Golden Valley High School and the Hart District for their partnership with us as we battle the Sand Fire.
Sand Fire-Fighting Team Says Thanks to Hart District, Golden Valley High
The Santa Clarita Public Library’s Summer Reading 2016 “Read for the Win” program invites readers to celebrate their reading victories by attending the Field Day Finale on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Old Town Newhall Library
July 30: Santa Clarita Library’s Summer Reading Program Finale
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is the top-rated hospital serving the northern San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley, according to the results of a federal government study released Wednesday.
Medicare-Medicaid Rates Holy Cross Best in Region
Ongoing evacuated areas and hard closures remain closed for public safety. Local hazards including power lines, debris, and equipment may create safety concerns.
#SandFire Wed.: 38,346 Acres, 40% Contained
Studio 2 will provide additional classroom space during the week, but also be utilized as gallery space for rental on the weekends.
ARTree Preparing to Open 2nd Studio
The Community Academy offers a limited number of community members the exclusive opportunity to learn about every aspect of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Apply Now for SCV Sheriff’s 2016 Community Academy
The Valley Industry Association will host a Santa Clarita City Council candidates forum Aug. 16.
Aug. 16: Industry Group to Host Council Candidates Forum
KPMG was retained by the City Attorney to complete a forensic audit in May. The City has already implemented new controls to strengthen internal procedures. The audit provided the City with several recommendations which the City will also implement.
Audit Shows How Worker Allegedly Stole $534K from City
The CHP will show you how to properly install your car seat or check on your installation for you.
Aug. 6: Newhall CHP will Help with Your Car Seat
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Chief Executive Office will review the feasibility of purchasing, leasing and partnering with other public entities for the operation of SuperScoopers, rotary, and fixed-wing aircrafts, on a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
Antonovich: County to Consider Buying or Leasing More SuperScoopers
Flareups from the Sand Fire continued Tuesday, particularly in the Acton-Agua Dulce area where the Shambala Preserve was re-threatened shortly before 6 p.m. Illegal drone flights continued to inhibit firefighting activity in certain locations.
Sand Fire Tuesday: 37,701 Acres, 25% Contained, Drones Interfering
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, government officials urge governor to issue state of emergency for Sand Fire. Plus, families turn to GoFundMe for help after losing homes.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Loren Janes, a renowned movie stuntman who co-founded the Stuntmen's Association during a career that spanned five decades, lost his home and his movie memorabilia in the Sand Fire.
Stuntman Loren Janes Loses Home to #SandFire; Aid Wanted
The College of the Canyons Astronomy and Physics Club has been hard at work all summer as the club prepares and tests a prototype platform designed to collect cosmic dust particles in the upper stratosphere aboard NASA’s High Altitude Student Platform, a scientific weather balloon.
COC Students Prep for NASA Weather Balloon Launch
The league office has officially announced the 2016 UWS All-West Team. The Santa Clarita Blue Heat (4-1-3) and Real Salt Lake Women (4-2-2) lead the way, with both teams highlighting the All-West First Team and individual honors.
Locals Grab Top Honors in Women’s Soccer
Mission Valley Bancorp announced Tuesday the company’s year to date net income of $1,603,000 for the period ended June 30, 2016 – the strongest 2nd quarter close in the history of the company.
Mission Valley Bank Posts 29% Jump in 2Q Profits
Certain evacuations and road closures from the Sand Fire remain in effect Tuesday afternoon.
#SandFire Evacuations, Road Closures Still in Effect Tues. Afternoon
Coroner’s officials identified a man who died Friday night during the Sand Fire.
Officials ID Sand Canyon Man Who Died in Fire
"The force of the Sand fire has been demonic. May we never have to witness this display of horror ever again."
Hedren on Shambala’s Experience in #SandFire
Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, along with Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, submitted a letter Tuesday to Gov. Jerry Brown urging a State Declaration of Disaster in response to the recent Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Knight, Wilk, Lackey Request Disaster Declaration
A bill sponsored by the Board of Equalization to streamline and simplify refunds on tax liabilities is now signed by the governor and will become law Jan. 1, 2017.
New Law Eases Rules for Installment Taxpayers
Los Angeles County residents and businesses, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information, and other referral services.
County Proclaims State of Emergency; Dial 2-1-1
Looking at all of the different types of aircraft flying over the fire, we watch the ballet they perform, saving lives and property. Did you ever wonder about the things you're seeing?
Aerial Firefighting 101 | By Michael R. Mazzetti
Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, California's Superintendent of Public Instruction, issued emergency proclamations Tuesday for Los Angeles and Monterey counties due to the effects of the Sand and Soberanes fires
Brown Etc. at DNC; Torlakson is Acting Gov.; Issues State of Emergency for #SandFire