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1863 - Sen. James R. Vineyard, one of trio hired to cut road through (Newhall) pass, dies in Los Angeles without doing it [story]


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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...

Bike Safety Month Concludes this Saturday with ‘Kids Biking and Walking Festival’
Friday, May 30, 2014

  The City of Santa Clarita invites local families to attend a Kids Biking and Walking Festival at Fair Oaks Ranch Community School on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family friendly event celebrates recent improvements made possible by the City of Santa Clarita’s Safe Routes to School...

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On the final day of the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic, The Master’s College volleyball team ended its time with a win over Menlo College at 10 a.m., followed by a loss to Great Falls University of Montana at 4 p.m.
TMC Volleyball: Win One, Lose One on Last Day in Irvine
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, along with Chief Daryl L. Osby and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, marked the fifth anniversary of the Station Fire by honoring the memory of Fire Captain Ted Hall and Fire Fighter Specialist Arnie Quinones.
Hall, Quinones Remembered on 5th Anniversary of Station Fire
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich sharply criticized current efforts by the Democratic Legislature to ban plastic bags a deeply flawed proposal that only hits the state’s economically distressed communities in the pocketbook.
Antonovich to Brown: Plastic Bag Ban Hurts Impoverished Communities
Tamarisk is pretty but it's an invasive species that soaks up the water in the river bed, choking out native plants and animals. On the other hand, eucalyptus trees aren't native, either, but they have become part of the landscape in California, and let’s face it: Eucalyptus can grow in places where not too many other trees can grow.
Native vs. Non-Native
The Santa Clarita Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming gala is more than just an evening to honor local businesses, it’s a chance to honor a longtime elected official.
Latino Chamber Announces Nominees for Awards; McKeon to be Honored
Families stepped right up and had a bundle of good times at the first-ever Brandon Chandler Foundation End of Summer Carnival.
Chandler Foundation Helps Qualifying Inmates Reenter Society
A 31-year-old Littlerock man was found guilty Friday in the deadly mauling of a Palmdale woman by a pack of pit bulls, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Littlerock Drug Dealer Found Guilty of Using Dogs to Kill Woman
Even many healthcare professionals do not know the difference between assisted living and a board-and-care. When the time comes in our aging process to move from our comfort zone, distinguishing the alternatives can be helpful when making a decision for you or your loved one.
Why Can’t I Live at Home?
Lancaster Station deputies responded to a call about a person screaming in the 43000 block of 7th Street East in the City of Lancaster on Friday at 10:48 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the victim of a carjacking, kidnapping and attempted murder.
Deputies Searching for Suspect in Lancaster Carjacking, Stabbing
CalArts filmmakers Joshua Gen Solondz, Mike Stoltz and Program in Film and Video faculty Rebecca Baron present films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, as part of the Wavelengths Program — described by the festival as “films that expand our notions of cinema.”
CalArtians Screening 3 Films in Toronto Festival
Tickets now available. Gary Allegretto and Ian Espinoza are the current Academy of Western Artists Award winners for “Western Duo/Group of the Year” and their debut album “Allegretto/Espinoza” held the #1 spot on the Western radio charts for months.
Western Duo/Group of the Year Riding into Newhall
At an LASD checkpoint Friday night in Saugus, two unlicensed drivers were arrested and an additional driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
3 Arrests at DUI-Driver’s License Checkpoint in Saugus
The California Senate gave final approval Thursday to legislation by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, to encourage the capture and reuse of stormwater, one of a series of bills designed to create more reliable water supplies and make California’s water system more sustainable.
Senate Says ‘Yes’ to Pavley’s Water Bills
An allegedly intoxicated man was arrested early Saturday in connection with a hit-and-run collision in Canyon Country.
Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested for DUI
Caltrans plans to implement closures during the week of September 2-5 as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).
Caltrans Lane Closures in Newhall Pass, Sept. 2-5
Valencia, Zone 5 Weekly Crime Breakdown for 08/18/2014 to 08/24/2014
Blotter: Assaults, Burglaries in Valencia
On Friday, the Lady Mustangs overcame Montana Tech and La Sierra University, while on Saturday, the squad is slated to take on Menlo College and Montana-based University of Great Falls.
Mustang Volleyball 2 for 2 in Irvine
Castaic and Val Verde, Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot 08/18/2014-08/24/2014
Castaic Blotter: Grand Theft in Valencia Commerce Center
There are a lot of new faces on the field for the Knights of Trinity Classical Academy in Valencia, but the result was the same in their first scrimmage of 2014 – an impressive performance that bodes well for another fine season.
Trinity Knights Preparing for Sept. 5 Season Opener
Canyon Country West, Zone 7 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 08/18/2014 to 08/24/2014
Blotter: Battery, Burglaries in Western CC
Newhall, Zone 6 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Week of 08/18/2014 through 08/24/2014
Blotter: Assaults, Robberies in Newhall
Canyon Country East, Zone 8 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot 08/18/2014 – 08/24/2014
Blotter: Burglaries in Eastern Canyon Country
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an assault that was reported Thursday outside a Valencia restaurant as a possible hate crime.
Assault Investigated as Possible Hate Crime
1863 - Sen. James R. Vineyard, one of trio hired to cut road through (Newhall) pass, dies in Los Angeles without doing it [story]