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2013 - Powerhouse Fire breaks out in San Francisquito Canyon; will destroy 30 homes & 28 outbuildings [story]


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Locals Get Their 29th Taste of the Town
Monday, May 8, 2017

Despite the threatening weather, more than 1,000 guests attended the 29th annual Taste of the Town event Sunday at Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia. The charity fundraiser for the Santa Clarita Child & Family Center featured more than 40 restaurants, bakeries, caterers and beverage purveyors who...

Chowing Down for Charity
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

The 5th Annual SCV Charity Chili Cookoff attracted a capacity crowd to Wolf Creek Brewery on Thursday to raise funds for SRD-Straightening Reins and Spotlight Arts Center. Each year the event benefits different nonprofits. Past recipients have included (shelter operator) Bridge to Home, LARC Ranch, Help...

Selection Panel Gets Look at Man, Woman of Year Nominees
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

The 12 male and 16 female nominees for 2017 Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year were formally announced Wednesday evening at the annual Paparazzi Party at the Sand Canyon estate home of Wayne and Dianne Crawford. Emcees Lois Bauccio and Jim Lentini, 2016 Woman and Man of the Year. Photo: Michele...

Viki Rudolph Black: Visionary SCV Leader Dies at 91
Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017

Longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident Viki Ann Rudolph Black, 91, died at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Dec. 31, 2016. Black served as Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President, (Executive Director) from 1981 until her retirement in 1994. Black worked for California State Assemblyman...

Cancer Fighters Enjoy Evening Under the Stars
Monday, Sep 19, 2016

Chris Hoefflin shares the dance floor with a “tiny dancer.” Photos: Michele E. Buttelman. The 23rd Annual Evening Under the Stars raised more than $100,000 in a live auction to benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer. Proceeds from the event, held Saturday at the Mann...

Hart’s Saddlepals Get ‘Bargain’ at Silents
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

Wyatt McCrea, grandson of the late Joel McCrea, was a featured guest. Photos: Michele E. Buttelman. Silent Western film star William S. Hart rode onto the silver screen Saturday night and enthralled an audience of more than 200 guests at the 21st Annual Silents Under the Stars fundraiser at his former ranch...

Auction Goers Relive Prom Night, Invest in Future
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

Prom Queen Missy Skinner and King Mike Bjorkman. Photos by Michele E. Buttelman and Leon Worden. The 45th annual Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club Benefit Auction raised $124,650 during the 47-item live auction portion of the event Saturday in Valencia. The event, with this year’s theme of “Prom:...

Relay for Life Kicks Off at Central Park
Sunday, May 22, 2016

When Relay for Life of Santa Clarita Valley kicked off at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in Central Park in Saugus, the fundraising event for the American Cancer Society had already raised nearly half of its $500,000 goal. “This is the biggest Relay for Life in Southern California and the third largest Relay...

Fairy Festival Brunch Benefits Domestic Violence Center

There’s No Place Like Gnome earned an opening bid of $500 bid during the Fairy Festival and Family Fun Event. The Fourth Annual Fairy Festival Brunch and Family Fun Event to benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley was held Saturday at Savia in Newhall. Guests were treated to...

Record Number of Shooters Take Aim for Carousel Ranch
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Eric Stroh, right, instructs How the West Was Won Trap Shoot participants on how the event is structured. The 8th Annual “How the West Was Won” Trap Shoot fundraiser for Carousel Ranch attracted 24 teams and 120 participants to the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall Friday. “This is a record number...

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2013 - Powerhouse Fire breaks out in San Francisquito Canyon; will destroy 30 homes & 28 outbuildings [story]
Skip Spiro's 10-piece Jazz/Blues Project will play a special concert in tribute to Dirk Fischer, the legendary College of the Canyons music department chief and jazz composer-arranger, at Vincenzo's in Newhall on Wednesday, July 26 starting at 7 p.m.
July 26: Skip Spiro Jazz-Blues Big Band Honors Dirk Fischer
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a suspected arson fire left a house and barn in Agua Dulce burned on Monday morning. Plus, veterans were honored at the annual Memorial Day Celebration at Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, May 29, 2017
After five months of communication in a program designed to encourage elementary-age school children to read and write, a group of students and their Los Angeles Sheriff's Department correspondents finally met in person at George Washington Carver Elementary School on Friday, May 26.
Read on! Elementary Students Meet Their LASD e-Pals
Congressman Steve Knight will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on June 1 at Canyon High School.
June 1: Knight Town Hall Meeting to be Held at Canyon H.S.
Entertainment and attractions continue to be added to the 2017 Touch-A-Truck event benefiting the SCV Senior Center, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Central Park in Santa Clarita.
June 17: Activities, Entertainment Added to Touch-a-Truck Event
The Master’s University baseball team finally met a team that could outscore it and when No. 2 seed Faulkner broke out the bats in a 13-5 victory, the Mustangs watched the end of a 10-game winning streak and fell into the losers’ bracket at the 2017 Avista-NAIA World Series.
Eagles Take Flight 13-5 Over TMU Mustangs
Multiple structures and surrounding grass in Agua Dulce burned early Monday morning in what investigators believe to be an arson incident.
Suspected Arson Fire Burns House, Barn in Agua Dulce
Carousel Ranch held its 9th annual “How the West Was Won” Shoot Friday, May 19 at Moore N’ Moore Sporting Clays to benefit the kids at Carousel Ranch, raising more than $30,000.
‘How the West Was Won’ Carousel Ranch Event Raises $32K
Upcoming arts and cultural events in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of May 29-June 1.
May 29-June 1: Santa Clarita Arts Upcoming Events
The Lancaster JetHawks scored three runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to come from behind and knock off the Inland Empire 66ers, 7-6, on Sunday afternoon at The Hangar.
JetHawks Win Sunday in Wild Walk-off Rally
Saugus High School graduating seniors James Klipfel and Diego Rumer received the first two Rod Bennett Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund awards at the school's 2017 senior honors ceremony on Tuesday night, May 16.
Saugus High Seniors Win First Rod Bennett Scholarships
1987 - Director John Landis acquitted of charges in deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors on Valencia set of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Brendan Rodgers blasted two home runs and the JetHawks used a six-run sixth inning to pull away from the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino, 8-1, on Friday night at The Hangar.
Rodgers Powers JetHawks Over 66ers 8-1 Friday Night
Hamlet Marte hit two of Lancaster’s four home runs to help the JetHawks knock off the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino, 9-5, on Saturday night at The Hangar.
Marte Hits 2 Homers, JetHawks Beat 66ers Again
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
West Ranch High School dedicated their new Wall of Honor on Friday, which was produced by four West Ranch High School ASB students.
West Ranch High School Unveils Wall of Honor
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the SCV Senior Center honored those who gave their life in service. Plus, SCVi students are building a "tiny house" for a homeless veteran. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, May 26, 2017
Fourth and fifth graders at Santa Clarita Valley International School are asking for the community’s assistance over Memorial Day weekend with fundraising for a “tiny house” they are building for a homeless veteran.
SCVi Students Raising Funds for Tiny House for Homeless Vet
Plambeck's objective, plain and simple, has always been about stopping development by any means possible. Her strategy involves multiple delay tactics, the worst being groundless litigation.
Chicken Little, Part 2 | Commentary by Dan Masnada
The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, roars into June with a unique lineup of events including a classic Volkswagen car show, James Bond-themed SENSES Block Party and monthly variety show. Old Town Newhall is the hot spot on Thursday nights so grab your friends and family and come down for some fun.
Thursdays@Newhall June Lineup: Classic Volkswagen, James Bond, more
A feeling of delightful gratification for a mentor typically comes about when seeing a mentee develop and realize success. Their reward is in victories the students achieve, which are often seen as a measure of the instructor’s own success, positive influence and guidance. Such is the story of Dr. Luis S. Garcia and the Education Based Incarceration program.
Inmate Earns Doctoral Degree While in L.A. County Jail System
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging leadership convened at the future location of the new Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center and announced that only $2.3 million additional fundraising dollars needed to be raised before construction could begin on the Center.
New SCV Senior Center Waits on $2.3 Mil.
Peter Lambert tossed eight strong innings, but the San Jose Giants came from behind to knock off the JetHawks, 4-2, in the rubber game of the series on Thursday night at The Hangar.
San Jose Giants Beat JetHawks 4-2 Thursday
Ninety percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. It takes 10 minutes or less to learn how to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. The County of Los Angeles Emergency Medical Services Agency, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the American Heart Association are once again coordinating free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, June 1, at over 50 sites across Los Angeles County to help improve cardiac survivability.
June 1: L.A. County Coordinates Sidewalk CPR Day
When Jeanny Olivares, 22, crosses the stage on Friday, June 2, for College of the Canyons’ Commencement, she will be receiving two associate degrees in marketing and accounting, which she earned in a year-and-a-half’s time.
COC Grad Earns Two Degrees While Facing Adversity
1907 - John Wayne born in Iowa; got start in movies filmed in Placerita Canyon [watch one]
The CLWA-NCWD merger is not a takeover, as Plambeck repeatedly insists. It is the product of months of discussion between two willing parties, which could be terminated at any time by either party or both parties.
Chicken Little, Part 1 | Commentary by Dan Masnada
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, deputies and volunteers trained for an active shooter situation at The Masters University Thursday morning. Plus, a girl is fighting for her life, leaving her family asking the community for blood donations to help her survive. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, May 25, 2017
Dr. Steven J. Golightly, Director of the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department (CSSD), was recognized on May 22 for his Department’s innovative efforts to improve child support services for L.A. County residents and his zeal for developing future leaders for government service to the public.
County Child Support Services Director Receives Excellence in Government Award
Motown in Town is back on Sunday, June 25 from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
June 25: Motown in Town 2 at the Hyatt
Hot on the heels of the original Silicon Valley and the more recently named Silicon Beach, the current buzz is all about the Silicon Suburb or Santa Clarita Valley.
Business Incubator Tenant Selected for Festival of Creativity in Cannes
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces that Senate Bill (SB 792), a measure to establish an oversight commission for Los Angeles County Measure B trauma funding has cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote.
Oversight of LA County Trauma Care Dollars Given Green Light
Princess Cruises has debuted its 2018-2019 Exotics program which will take guests to culturally rich and iconic cruise destinations around the globe.
Princess Cruises Debuts 2018-2019 Exotics Sailings
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces that Senate Bills 634 (SB 634), a measure which would create a new water district in the Santa Clarita Valley, cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed to the Senate floor for consideration.
SCV Water Agency Merger Bill Clears Senate Panel