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1958 - County of Los Angeles dedicates William S. Hart Park in Newhall [story]


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DMV to Open Temp Offices to Handle Rush for Illegal Alien Driver’s Licenses
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

[DMV] – After engaging in more than 80 public outreach events across the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles provided a public update Friday on the status of AB 60 implementation, including plans for new field offices, additional staff and training, license design and regulations...

Saugus School District Scores High Marks in Science

Saugus Union School District is proud to share the academic growth the District’s students made in science as indicated by the 5th grade California Standards Test scores that were released Friday. Overall, 81 percent of our students scored proficient or advanced, and five of the District’s sites...

Pavley Bill Signed: First Responders to Carry Heroin Antidote

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill by Senator Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, on Friday to put a life-saving antidote into the hands of first responders to prevent drug overdose deaths. Senate Bill 1438 will equip firefighters, police officers and other first responders with naloxone, an antidote that can reverse...

Caltrans Lane Closures in Gorman Area, Sept. 22-27

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of September 22-27, 2014, (no work Saturday and Sunday nights) as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County...

Saugus Man Convicted of Girlfriend’s Murder
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

[District Attorney] – A 43-year-old Saugus man with a history of domestic violence was found guilty Thursday of murdering his girlfriend, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. The jury deliberated for about two hours before finding Eric Allen Earle (dob 5/27/71) guilty...

Brown Signs Bill to Curb Runaway Production

[Gov. Brown] – Taking action to keep cameras rolling in California, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined legislative leaders and dozens of film and television workers in Hollywood Thursday to sign bipartisan legislation that expands the state’s Film and Television Tax Credit program. “Today,...

New Principal Named for Santa Clarita Elementary

Theophane Korie The Saugus Union School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Theophane Korie as the new principal of Santa Clarita Elementary School. Korie replaces Dianne Saunders, who was recently appointed new principal of Tesoro del Valle Elementary School. Korie has worked for the...

House OK’s McKeon Bill to Train, Equip Syrian Opposition Forces

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, made the following statement after House passage of his Syria Train and Equip amendment. The amendment was made to the Continuing Resolution, which also passed the House. “Today a bipartisan majority of the...

Pavley’s Pilot Jobs Program for Developmentally Disabled Gets Final OK

Fran Pavley Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation by Senator Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, on Thursday to increase job opportunities for Californians with developmental disabilities. Senate Bill 577 will create a pilot program offering community based vocational development services such as internships...

Oct. 11: Purple Walk of Strength to Fight Domestic Violence
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley will host its third annual Purple Walk of Strength on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the College of the Canyons Cross Country Track, with opening ceremonies beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the race starting at 9:00 a.m.  Registration is now open to men, women,...

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If you’ve never had a migraine, you have no idea what your migraine enduring friends are going through. Migraines have driven people to suicide because they just couldn’t take the pain any longer. This article, I hope, will enlighten those who don’t have migraines and give additional options to those who do.
Know Your Headache | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
In an effort to “break their silence” and find healing, domestic violence survivors came together on Saturday to decorate t-shirts that reflect their personal experiences. Officials from the Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley hosted the event, which is known as the Clothesline Project, at Savia in Newhall.
SCV Domestic Violence Center Hosts Clothesline Project
The SCV Boys & Girls Club and city of Santa Clarita officials hosted their annual Day For Kids at Newhall Park on Saturday. A variety of free games, activities, entertainment and prizes were available for Santa Clarita Valley children throughout the day, including a raffle, performance stage and more.
City, Boys & Girls Club Hold Day for Kids
About 1,600 Santa Clarita Valley residents attended the 20th annual River Rally and Environmental Expo event at the Santa Clara Riverbed on Saturday. Participants spent the morning cleaning up the riverbed just off Wiley Canyon Road near the Via Princessa Bridge in Newhall and browsing more than a dozen exhibitor booths at the expo.
20th Annual River Rally Draws About 1,600
Ryan Cruz, 20, was Friday on a robbery charge after residents of the Valencia Summit subdivision reported seeing a man running naked in the streets.
Valencia Man, Naked But for Towel, Arrested on Robbery Charge
1958 - County of Los Angeles dedicates William S. Hart Park in Newhall [story]
In all the many times I’ve written about the dump in the last couple of months, I kept thinking all the folks involved had at least a little bit of honor and ethics left. I’ve found out I was wrong on that, too.
As the Dump Smells
Perhaps David could defeat Goliath. Perhaps this small community could take on a large, powerful and well-funded entity like the landfill. There was a feeling that maybe we were winning. But then the Castaic Area Town Council had a meeting Wednesday.
Val Verde vs. Goliath
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill by Senator Fran Pavley Friday to put a life-saving antidote into the hands of first responders to prevent drug overdose deaths.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, September 19, 2014
Castaic Union School District officials celebrated the work of their Teacher of the Year nominee Kim Baljet, who was recognized as a countywide nominee for top educator.
Castaic Teacher Honored at County Level
The Castaic Area Town Council voted 6-4 this week to accept funds from Chiquita Canyon Landfill in exchange for their support of the expansion of the dump once the final environmental documents are released.
Castaic Council Votes 6-4 to Take Cash in Exchange for Supporting Bigger Dump
Ninety-two percent of tenth graders in the William S. Hart Union High School District passed the California High School Exit Exam on their first try, according to figures released Friday by the California Department of Education.
Hart District: 92% of 10th Graders Pass Exit Exam on First Try
After engaging in more than 80 public outreach events across the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles provided a public update Friday on the status of AB 60 implementation, including plans for new field offices, additional staff and training, license design and regulations detailing documents required to prove identity and residence.
DMV to Open Temp Offices to Handle Rush for Illegal Alien Driver’s Licenses
The Canyon football team will look to even its record against Burbank tonight at Harry Welch Stadium.
SCVTV-KHTS Game of the Week: Burbank vs. Canyon
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking into another digital school-bullying incident, this time at Rio Norte Junior High School, according to officials.
Deputies Investigate Another Incident of Cyber-bullying
Saugus Union School District is proud to share the academic growth the District’s students made in science as indicated by the 5th grade California Standards Test scores that were released Friday.
Saugus School District Scores High Marks in Science
Senate Bill 1438 will equip firefighters, police officers and other first responders with naloxone, an antidote that can reverse the effects of prescription painkillers and heroin and abruptly stop an overdose episode.
Pavley Bill Signed: First Responders to Carry Heroin Antidote
Caltrans plans to implement lane and ramp closures during the week of September 22-27, 2014.
Caltrans Lane Closures in Gorman Area, Sept. 22-27
Saugus, Zone 4 Update Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information Snapshot: 09/01/2014 - 09/14/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Saugus
Stevenson Ranch, Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 9/08/2014 to 09/14/2014
Weekly Blotter: Stevenson Ranch-Westridge
Castaic and Val Verde, Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot 09/08/2014-09/14/2014
Blotter: No Crimes to Report in Castaic-Val Verde
Canyon Country East, Zone 8 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot 09/08/2014 – 09/14/2014
Weekly Blotter: Canyon Country East
The Town Council members living closest to the dump voted not to accept the contract. They did as the citizens of Val Verde wanted. The rest of Castaic sold Val Verde again. It has happened before - Val Verde being made a second- or third- class part of the Castaic Area.
Castaic Takes Vow of Silence
We were not thinking about moving from Valencia Hills until the day I walked my dog along a street in Newhall and followed the flight of a turkey vulture that landed in a tree in a deep backyard. My family was not sure if I was losing my mind when I proposed to move to this small house without a pool but with a turkey vulture roost - but move we did.
Migratory Wonders