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1891 - President Benjamin Harrison stops at Saugus Depot, dines at Tolfree's Saugus Eating House [story]


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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...

Zonta Gives Out $21,000 in Grants, Scholarships
Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley handed out nearly $21,000 in grants and scholarships Wednesday during the second annual Zonta Awards. “It is really wonderful to see everyone here to celebrate with us the kind of change and contribution we can make to our community,” said SCV Zonta Club President...

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Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, Monday urged Governor Jerry Brown to reconsider his support of legislation hiking the gas tax and veto Senate Bill 1.
Wilk Urging Governor to Veto Transportation Legislation
The College of the Canyons men’s basketball program invites boys and girls ages 6 to 14 to participate in the 2017 Howard Fisher Cougar Basketball Camp, with two sessions running this summer.
COC Athletic Department to Host 2017 Cougar Basketball Summer Camp
Bridge to Home, SCV homeless service provider, gave a Humanitarian Award to Yaniv Rokah, Director of the internationally acclaimed documentary movie "Queen Mimi" at the Cowboy Breakfast Fundraiser in Newhall on Saturday.
Bridge to Home Gives Humanitarian Award to Film Director
1891 - President Benjamin Harrison stops at Saugus Depot, dines at Tolfree's Saugus Eating House [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, we look back at the 2017 Cowboy Festival. Plus, the first Measure E bonds have been sold. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, April 24, 2017
As part of National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 23 to 29, 2017, the city of Santa Clarita thanks the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to the community.
City of Santa Clarita Thanks Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Join HandsOn Santa Clarita for a night of poker, prizes, a silent auction and great food all while supporting this organization on Friday, May 5 at The Paseo Club.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo Charity Poker Tournament for HandsOn Santa Clarita
Last month (March 2017), Welcome to My Life won an NYICFF (New York Children's Film Festival) Audience Award for children (between 12 and 17 years old).
CalArts Animator Wins NYICFF Audience Award
Laura Zucker announced her plans to leave her position as Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on July 31, 2017.
LA County Arts Commission Exec. Director to Leave Position
The first bonds from Measure E, the Santa Clarita Community College District $230 million general obligation bonds approved by voters in June 2016, were sold on April 12, yielding $50 million to assist in funding a new parking structure at the college’s Valencia campus and two new buildings at its Canyon Country campus.
First Measure E Bonds Sold, Yield $50 Million
Upcoming arts and culture events in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Arts Upcoming Events
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Detail are working together with South Pasadena Police Department in seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing critical child, Andressian, Aramazd Jr.
LASD, SCV Search and Rescue Looking for Missing Boy
As part of National Bike Month, the city of Santa Clarita will host a week of bicycle-focused events and activities leading up to and after the world-class cycling race, Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG.
City Hosting Free Bike Week Events Leading to Amgen Tour
Agenda for the City Council Committee Development Committee Meeting on April 25 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall, Mural Room.
April 25: City Council Development Committee Meeting
The Rotary Club of Santa Clarita and The Newhall Rotary Foundation graciously donated $2,700 to assist with the cost of re-flooring the Val Verde Samuel Dixon Family Health Center.
Rotary Club, Newhall Rotary Foundation Join Efforts to Remodel Val Verde Health Center
Sam Hilliard delivered a game-tying double in the ninth inning, but for the second straight day, the Lake Elsinore Storm won in walk-off fashion, 7-6, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond.
Jethawks Force Extra Innings, Fall in the 10th
Valencia Crime Information and Public Safety Report for the Week of April 10-16, 2017
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Burglary in Valencia
Saugus Crime Information and Public Safety Report for the Week of April 10-16, 2017
Crime Blotter: Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft Auto in Saugus
Castaic/ Val Verde Crime Information and Public Safety Report for the Week of April 10-16, 2017
Crime Blotter: Domestic Dispute, Grand Theft Auto in Castaic, Val Verde
1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating CLWA [story]
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]
1974 - Gov. Ronald Reagan speaks at dedication of COC's first permanent building, the William G. Bonelli Instructional Resource Center [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a social media post by a Valencia High School student sparked alarm. Plus, we round-up some great events happening in Santa Clarita this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 21, 2017
The Santa Clarita Public Library has recently named Matthew Hortt as City Librarian. Matthew Hortt will be working with the city of Santa Clarita overseeing programming and operations for the Santa Clarita Public Library’s three branches in Canyon Country, Newhall and Valencia.
Santa Clarita Public Library Welcomes New City Librarian
In an off-market transaction, Colliers International has negotiated the $69.5 million sale of Gateway Village Shopping Center in Santa Clarita.
Valencia L.A. Fitness Shopping Center Sells for $69.5 Mil.
The Master's University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Stead to the position of Senior Vice President and Provost.
Local Christian University Names USC Alumnus as New Provost
Jilin Bai, MD, PhD, a general practitioner affiliated with the Pacific Alliance Medical Center, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Santa Clarita, California.
Santa Clarita Physician Named a 2017 Top Doctor
Toll Brothers, American’s Luxury Home Builder, announces the sales center opening of Toll Brothers at Plum Canyon in Santa Clarita this Saturday, April 22.
Builder Selling New Homes in Plum Canyon
Annual event returns to celebrate children, families and reading.
April 29: Dia De Los Ninos, Libros at CC Library
Dedicated to fighting breast cancer through early detection and timely treatments, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center (a service of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital) is offering a special cash price of $225 for digital 3D mammograms during the entire month of May.
Special Cash Price in May for 3D Mammograms
The Los Angeles Dodgers today unveiled a Jackie Robinson Statue at Dodger Stadium - the first statue in Stadium history - as part of Jackie Robinson Day celebrations on the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947.
Dodgers Unveil Jackie Robinson Statue
Three pitchers combine to help Lancaster end series on high note.
Jethawks Shut Out Quakes in Joint Effort
Additional deputies will be on campus at the Valencia High School campus Friday morning after an alleged threat quickly spread on social media.
Deputies Look Into Valencia Student’s Online Post; No Charges
His parents remembered their son’s warm heart, caring nature and love of music, ahead of Friday evening’s memorial service for 19-year-old Kyle Carranza, of Saugus.
Family Shares Memories of Saugus Teen Before Memorial Service
Deputies set up a containment near Hart High School Thursday afternoon in an attempt to locate a bicycle theft suspect.
Bicycle Theft Suspect Leads Deputies Through Newhall
Women’s safety and self defense workshop with Bonnie Formia of Krav Maga self-defense.
April 22: Women’s Safety, Self-Defense Workshop