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1906 - L.A. County accepts Mr. H.C. Register's bid to build (Old) Newhall Jail for $2,237 [story]


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Coroner ID’s Woman Found Dead in Parking Lot
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Coroner’s officials identified the woman found in a car at a Golden Valley parking lot Tuesday. Medical examiners have yet to determine whether Julie Crane, 57, of Santa Clarita, died of natural causes or a possible suicide. Crane was found in her car not far from Babies ‘R’ Us in the Golden Valley...

Body Found in Golden Valley, Deputies Investigating
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

Homicide officials have been called to investigate the scene of a body found in a Golden Valley parking lot. For the full story, click [here].

Light Showers, Warm-Up Hitting in the Forecast this Weekend
Friday, Feb 10, 2017

Weather.gov Light showers are anticipated this weekend before temperatures warm up in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to weather officials. “A quarter-inch to (a half-inch) of rain is expected,” said Stuart Seto, weather specialist for the National Weather Service. “More rain is expected (Friday)...

Man Arrested in Val Verde Shooting

Deputies arrested a Val Verde man for assault with a deadly weapon Thursday night, after he reported to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station he shot his neighbor. John Cahill, 52, of the 31000 block of Valdito Place, called the station at 4:48 p.m., according to Sheriff’s Station officials. “He...

Teen Arrested for Allegedly Stealing a Handgun
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

A teenager accused of posing as a customer and then running out of a Stevenson Ranch gun store with a handgun was arrested Wednesday. Darion Phillips, 18, of Santa Clarita, was arrested at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, according to Sheriff’s Department arrest records. Deputies received a call around 1:11 p.m....

District Attorney Clears Sheriff’s Deputy in Shooting

Officials with the county’s District Attorney’s Office cleared a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy Thursday in a fatal shooting last January. The report, posted Thursday, is part of the county’s monthly reporting of officer-involved shooting investigations, which are investigated...

Repertory East Playhouse in Process of Being Rebranded as ‘The Main’
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

The Santa Clarita theater scene has a new player starting March 30, city officials announced Tuesday. The performing stage formerly known as The Repertory East Playhouse, or The Rep, is in the process of being rebranded as The Main, said Phil Lantis, one of the de facto leaders of the project as the...

Robbery Suspects Arrested After Car Chase
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley deputies arrested several robbery suspects after a brief pursuit on Highway 14 Tuesday night. A woman had her purse stolen in the parking lot of the Golden Valley Road shopping center parking lot around 5:45 p.m., according to Sheriff’s Station officials. Station deputies received...

Capt. Johnson Promoted to LASD Commander

The SCV Sheriff’s Station is getting a new commander. Capt. Roosevelt Johnson, who joined the Santa Clarita Valley station from his assignment in Altadena in 2014, has been promoted to commander. Station officials confirmed the news Wednesday. Johnson did not return a call seeking comment. Among Johnson’s...

SCV Detective Bureau Leader Retires
Monday, Jan 30, 2017

After 30 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lt. Brenda Cambra retired this past week, ending a career that included more than a dozen years of service at the SCV Sheriff’s Station. Cambra joined the department during a hiring push in the late 80s when the department was planning...

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The Santa Colorita 5k Fun-Run on February 25, 2017 at Castaic Lake Recreation Center in Castaic, CA, produced by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce includes for the third time the “Skip for Jack!” event for young children.
Colorita Run to Feature Tribute to Children with Deadly Pediatric Brain Cancer
A large storm system swept through Los Angeles County beginning on February 17, causing damage to homes, properties and businesses. The County requests for residents and business owners impacted by the storm to take action by reporting damages to their homes and businesses by completing a damage assessment survey.
L.A. County Residents Asked to Report Storm Related Damages
Come join Newhall CHP this Tuesday, February 21 for another round of Coffee with a Cop.
Feb. 21: Have Coffee with CHP Newhall Officers
Newhall Crime Report: Week of 02/06/17- 02/12/17
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Commercial Burglary in Newhall
Stevenson Ranch: Crime and Public Safety Report for the Week of 2/06/17 to 2/12/17
Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglary, Robbery/Kidnapping in Stevenson Ranch
1906 - L.A. County accepts Mr. H.C. Register's bid to build (Old) Newhall Jail for $2,237 [story]
1936 - Ida Evans, widow of Newhall First Presbyterian Rev. Wolcott Evans, dies at 71 [story]
1955 - Actor and nightclub owner Ace Cain incorporates the Rocky Springs Country Club in Sand Canyon [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, one of the season's biggest storms hits SCV. Plus, see how SkyBlue Mesa students are making friends. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 17, 2017
Representative Steve Knight, CA-25, reintroduced a bill on Thursday that would help veterans recover from post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), chronic pain, and opiate addiction.
Knight Reintroduces No Hero Left Untreated Act
Rep. Steve Knight, CA-25, cosponsored a bill introduced this week that would prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage to individuals based on a pre-existing medical condition in the event that portions of the Affordable Care Act are repealed.
Knight Cosponsors Bill to Protect People with Pre-existing Medical Conditions
Friday's storm is pushing strong winds through the valley at gusts estimated between 50 and 80 MPH. There are multiple power lines down in Newhall and Canyon Country near Newhall Avenue, Walnut Street, Deeptree Avenue, Apple Street and Canerwell Street. If you see downed power lines stay away and call 9-1-1.
Downed Power Lines Reported in Newhall, Canyon Country
Over the next few hours, the rainfall intensity is expected to increase. Stay away from washes and rivers and avoid driving through canyons, where there is a high possibility of rock and debris flows.
Flash Flood Advisory, High Wind Warnings Still in Effect
Friday, Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, issued a statement on the introduction of Senate Bill 634, a measure which will establish a new water district in the Santa Clarita area.
Wilk Introduces Valley-Wide Water Sustainability Plan
The Master's University had visiting Vanguard right where it wanted Thursday afternoon with the GSAC's best pitching staff protecting a two-run lead after six innings.
Vanguard Nine Rallies Past Mustangs
The Master’s University women’s basketball team beat William Jessup University 70-47 Thursday evening on Bross Court.
Lady Mustangs Basketball Trample Warriors
The Master’s University men’s basketball team’s outstanding 2016-17 campaign continued Thursday night with the 18th-ranked Mustangs beating the William Jessup University Warriors 103-93 on Bross Court.
Mustangs Men’s Basketball Outlast Warriors
Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the Eastern District of New York in Darweesh v. Trump, a case involving two visa holders who were detained by officers and denied entry at John F. Kennedy International Airport due to the Trump Administration’s travel ban despite having demonstrated considerable loyalty to the United States.
A.G. Becerra Joins in on Amicus Brief in Darweesh v. Trump Case
America’s Job Center of California invites resident to connect with new employers, find a new career path or get back into the workforce by attending the Hiring Fest on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the College of the Canyons University Center, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Hiring Fest Held by America’s Job Center to Help Residents Find Jobs
The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, will kick off its 2017 March through October season on Thursday, March 2, 2017 with a fresh lineup of events on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Thursdays@Newhall is Back for 2017 Season
With the series of winter storms forecast throughout Los Angeles County and the storm currently hitting the Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles County residents are encouraged to continue being vigilant of in watching out for flooding, mudslides, and to be aware of any issues that may occur because of the storm. L.A. County officials are offering more tips to ensure the safety of L.A. County residents.
General Safety, Motorist Safety in Light of Heavy Storms
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with The Friends of Hart Park, presents its “Sixth Annual Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show,” with both handmade and commercial art and crafts.
May 20-21: Sixth Annual Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds eligible Los Angeles County voters that the deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, February 21. Consolidated Municipal and Special Elections take place on March 7, 2017.
L.A. County Voters Need to Register to Vote by February 21
Various city of Santa Clarita facilities will be closed in observance of President's Day on February 20.
City of Santa Clarita President’s Day Hours
Princess Cruises, the number 1 cruise line in Alaska, announced today that Island Princess will be the fourth cruise ship to feature the Ocean Medallion™, debuting May 16, 2018 for the Alaska season.
Princess Cruises Announces Fourth Ship to Debut Medallion Class Ocean Vacations
Learn about SCVi Charter school during a public informational evening that will give an overview of SCVi's Upper Charter School program.
Feb. 22: Public Informational Evening on SCVi’s Upper Charter School Program
A number of women have recently commented to me, wondering what the women’s marches are all about, especially here in America, the most privileged place on Earth. We’re told it’s about women’s rights and apparently not having enough of them, whatever that means in this day in age.
Women Who Can’t March | Commentary by Betty Arenson
1949 - Short-lived oil drilling operation on Newhall's Arcadia Street ends [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a major storm is coming -- what you need to know. Plus, Hart District students get a lesson in dining. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Castaic Union School District board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for closed session and 6:30 p.m. for open session in the Board Room at the CUSD District Office. Agenda topics includes school awards, the retirement of Dr. Victor Torres and public hearings.
Feb. 16: CUSD Board Meeting
A major storm is headed to the Santa Clarita Valley and the Southland, bringing concerns of flooding, mudslides, and putting residents in the Sand Fire on high alert.
Rainstorm On its Way to SCV, Projected to Begin Thursday Night
Jack’s Angels Foundation, a local charitable organization devoted to advocacy and research for DIPG, is celebrating the National DIPG Awareness Resolution introduced by Congressman Steve Knight, R-CA-25, in January in the US House of Representatives, H.Res.69.
Jack’s Angels Foundation Celebrates Knight’s National DIPG Awareness Resolution
A workshop to help participants establish a career strategy, network, create a resume, and finesse an interview is scheduled for the February LifeForward workshop hosted by Zonta Club of SCV.
Feb. 18: Zonta Club of SCV Hosts February LifeForward Workshop
College of the Canyons extended its winning streak to five games with a 6-3 road win vs. Allan Hancock College on Wednesday.
Canyons Wins Fifth Straight 6-3 vs. Allan Hancock
No. 13 College of the Canyons posted a pair of dominant shutout wins on Wednesday, blanking San Diego Mesa College 8-0 in both contests of a doubleheader to improve to 5-0 on the season.
No. 13 Canyons Sweeps Doubleheader from San Diego Mesa
On February 16, Weingart Gallery at Occidental College hosts an opening reception for Waabanishimo: Miigaadan (She Dances Till Daylight: Fight It), the first solo show by visual artist and CalArts alumna Eve-Lauryn LaFountain (Art-Film/Video MFA 14).
Eve-Lauryn LaFountain’s First Solo Exhibit at Occidental College