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Appeals Court Upholds Newhall Land’s 4,055-Home Mission Village Project
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015

[NLF, Sept. 29] – Newhall Land announced Tuesday that the California Second Appellate District has affirmed the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ environmental review and approval of Mission Village, part of the company’s proposed Newhall Ranch community west of Interstate 5...

June 26-Aug. 28: Summer Evening Movies Outdoors at Hart Park
Friday, Jun 12, 2015

This summer, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Hart Park are inviting the community to several outdoor, fun-filled movies in the park. Park visitors can choose among five outstanding family-friendly movies, and the admission is FREE. Bring your blankets,...

County Probation Gets $300K to Monitor High-risk DUI Offenders
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014

Felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol and other drugs, often with tragic results.  A $300,0000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to the Los Angeles County Probation Department will be making sure that these worst-of-the-worst...

SCV Firm Establishes Office in Valencia for Cannabis Division
Monday, Feb 10, 2014

[USEI] – USEI Cannabis is pleased to announce Monday that the Company is continuing its development efforts and making significant progress in executing its business plan. According to Anthony Miller, CEO, “USEI Cannabis, our subsidiary, is making significant progress toward establishing...

SCV Native, Resident Named Santa Paula Police Chief
Friday, Jul 26, 2013

Chief Steven McLean Steven McLean, an officer who worked his way up through the ranks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after overcoming personal challenges, has been appointed Santa Paula’s 14th Chief of Police. McLean, 57, a native of Canyon Country  and resident of Stevenson Ranch,...

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Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, deputies respond to an attempted home break in. Plus, ad advocate for the End of Life option Act died Saturday after battling cancer.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, February 8, 2016
A local chapter of the historical society Sons of the American Revolution will hold its annual "Massing of the Colors" event Sunday, Feb. 14, marking the 34th anniversary of this special educational event honoring George Washington and saluting U.S. Armed Forces.
Feb. 14: Armed Forces Honored at Forest Lawn for Washington’s Birthday
Local attorneys in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys will be present at SBDC's "Legal Day" to provide legal information and meet personally with small business owners.
COC to Host Free Legal Workshop for Small Businesses
Texas-based Waste Connections Inc., operator of 44 landfills including Chiquita Canyon in the Santa Clarita Valley, reported first-quarter adjusted earnings Monday of 49 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations of 47 cents. For the full year ending Dec. 31, the company posted a loss of $95.8 million, or 78 cents per share
Chiquita Landfill Owner to Merge; Posts 1Q Gain, Full-Year Loss
A celebration of life for Frank Kleeman will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. at the Child & Family Center.
Service for Frank Kleeman Set for Thursday
Christy O’Donnell, an advocate for the End of Life Option Act, died after a years-long battle with cancer on Feb. 6, her sister confirmed in a Facebook post Monday.
Aid-in-Dying Activist Loses Battle with Cancer
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are responding to a report of a person armed with a knife who allegedly attempted to break into a home in the Newhall area and slashed a vehicle’s tires. The incident was reported near Lyons Avenue and Wiley Canyon Road at 4:11 p.m., said Sgt. Brian Allen.
Three Suspects in Custody After Attempted Newhall Break In
Canyon High School will host the 11th Annual Santa Clarita Valley Track & Field Invitational Saturday, March 5, 2016.
2016 SCV Track and Field Invitational Seeking Local Business Support
A therapeutic riding ranch in Agua Dulce that helps kids and young adults overcome their disabilities intends to raise $50,000 in the next 21 days through its annual "Carousel Wishes and Valentines Kisses" campaign.
Carousel Ranch Aims to Raise 50K in 21 Days
CEO Mark E. Ellis will receive up to $6.9 million this year in cash bonuses and other executives will receive millions if they stay through the coming restructuring of their oil company - LINN Energy, the Houston-based owner of the company that operates the Placerita Oil Field.
Millions in Store for Oil Company Execs If They Stay
USMC Col. Jay R. Vargas (ret.), who received the Medal of Honor in 1970 from President Richard Nixon for his bravery in battle in Vietnam in 1968 will speak Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Golden Valley High School.
Medal of Honor Recipient to Speak at Golden Valley High
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (2-8-2016)
The SCV Education Foundation announces the hiring of Jackie Hartmann as the Foundation’s executive director.
SCV Education Fdn. Has a New Executive Director
Two members of the College of the Canyons women's soccer team signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, as sophomore forward Marissa Kneisel and sophomore midfielder Astrid Perez will both continue their playing careers at four-year schools in the fall.
2 COC Women’s Soccer Players Sign National Letters of Intent
our days after narrowly falling to No. 2 Westmont 66-59 on Bross Court, The Master’s College women’s basketball team rebounded on Saturday by beating Arizona Christian University 71-63 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Lady Mustangs Get Hot And Down Firestorm
The Master’s College men’s basketball team’s 2015-16 record moved to 4-15 and 1-10 in Golden State Athletic Conference play after falling to No. 22 Arizona Christian University 62-81 on Saturday in Phoenix, Arizona.
TMC Men Fall to Arizona Christian
UC San Diego capitalized on errors in the opener and used a walk-off single in the nightcap to take two from The Master's College Saturday, edging the Mustangs 3-2 and 4-3 in 10 innings.
Mustangs Baseball Swept by UCSD
College of the Canyons freshman outside hitter and 2015 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) First Team All-American Emily Bible will head north for her sophomore season after committing to continue her playing career at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.
COC Freshman All-American Bible Signs With Saint Mary’s College
The No. 13 state ranked College of the Canyons softball team defeated visiting Santa Ana College 6-3 in Tuesday's season opener, played under gloomy skies at Ray Whitten Field.
No. 13 Canyons Downs Santa Ana Dons 6-3 on Opening Day
The Santa Clarita Public Library will host a range of engaging programs in March 2016 for the second annual “One Story, One City.”
City Libraries Host Annual One Story, One City
The National Hockey League (NHL) – 50 years ago tomorrow – officially granted the Los Angeles Kings franchise as the NHL expanded from its “Original Six” to 12 teams. On February 9, 1966, six conditional franchises were granted including the Kings.
LA Kings 50th Anniversary Celebration Starts Tuesday
Madeleine Avirov will demonstrate watercolor painting at the April 18 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association.
April 18: Watercolor Painting with Madeleine Avirov
Princess Cruises has announced that Majestic Princess, the first cruise ship built and designed specifically for the China market, will also be the first ship in the fleet to debut an elegant new livery design featuring the company’s iconic logo.
Princess Cruises Announces New Livery Design
Valencia High School DECA/FBLA competed at the FBLA Gold Coast Sectional Conference Friday at West Ranch High School in a variety of business categories.
Valencia Sending 5 Students to State Conference
$23 million in tax credits available for New TV series, TV pilots, MOWs, Mini-series, and Recurring TV Series; $9.2 million in credits available for Relocating TV Series.
Application Window is Feb. 15-22 for Film Tax Credits
The Department of Health and Human Services released new information Monday showing that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
HHS: Calif. Medicare Beneficiaries Have Saved $1.7 Bil. on Prescription Meds Since 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and health officials from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, report the discovery of second species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease in people.
CDC: New Lyme-Disease-Causing Bacteria Species Discovered
By improving the school lunch application form’s user experience, you can help reduce error and ensure that school children from low-income households have access to the meals they need to learn and grow. And you might win a fabulous prize.
Do You Code? School Lunch Program Might Need You
The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, will carry 13 low-cost CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018. Six of these CubeSat missions have contributions from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
6 CubeSats with JPL Contributions Picked for New Rocket’s First Flight
Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Canyon Country West The following crimes were reported last week (01/25/16-01/31/16): Vehicle burglaries -27100 block of Honby Avenue and 20628 block of Santa Clara Street. Person(s) unknown shattered windows and/ or forced entry to RV’s which were parked and stored at a nearby self-storage lot. It was unknown at the time of the report if there were any items stolen.
Blotter: Burglary, Shoplifting in CC-West