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Dec. 20: HandsOn Santa Clarita Run at Magic Mountain
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

HandsOn Santa Clarita will be hosting their 2nd Annual 5k/10k at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The run/walk will support HandsOn Santa Clarita’s mission to connect volunteers to critical issues facing the community – such as hunger, homelessness and environmental issues. HandsOn Santa Clarita’s 5k/10k...

Antonovich Pet of the Week (12-16-2014): Snowflake
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich presented Snowflake, a 5-month-old shih tzu mix, as his pet of the week. Snowflake is one of many pets available for adoption at a county animal shelter near you. For information about adopting a...

COC Small Business Development Center Training Sched. (12-16-2014)

New Client Orientation This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation...

County Urges Public, Private-sector Jobs Programs for Foster Youth

[Supv. Antonovich] – To provide young people in foster care with the opportunity to continue their education and find meaningful employment, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Sheila Kuehl to engage each of the County’s 88 cities, public...

Saturday: MRCA Bird Hike in Towsley Canyon
Monday, Dec 15, 2014

8am – Bird Holiday Habits / MRCA Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon   Right in time for many local holiday bird counting festivities, discover the variety of bird families around us, how they interact and their habitats. Beginners are welcome on this easy walk. Binoculars optional. Meet at...

SCVi Charter to Honor Donohoe at Annual Benefit

The Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School, a tuition free public charter school serving grades K-12, is pleased to announce this year’s honoree at the its annual Vision in Education benefit dinner on Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Dale Donohoe has been a strong supporter of families and...

Jan. 22: Tumbleweed Rob & The Southwest Junction Take the REP Stage in Newhall

Tumbleweed Rob & The Southwest Junction has been lighting up the stage everywhere they go. As one of their devoted fans puts it, “The best ear candy in the world, and I’m not talking cheap jelly beans but the best sweet, savory, dark chocolate!” Rob Wolfskill The Southwest Junction With...

Local Bowler Makes Special Olympics Team USA
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

Marcia Hickman Special Olympics Southern California  is pleased to announce its 38-athlete delegation that has been named to Special Olympics Team USA, in preparation for the Special Olympics World Summer Games on July 25-Aug. 2, 2015, hosted in Los Angeles. Congratulations to 45-year-old Marcia Hickman...

Metrolink to Get New Ticket Vending Machines

[Supv. Antonovich] – With antiquated ticket vending machines consistently breaking down leaving passengers without means to purchase appropriate fare to ride the train, the Metrolink Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion by Directors Antonovich and Krekorian to expedite the purchase...

Dec. 17-18: Newhall School District Winter Concerts

Newhall School District orchestra and choral music students will perform in their 2014 Winter Concerts on Wednesday, Dec. 17, and Thursday, Dec. 18. The concerts, featuring students from all schools in the district, will be held at Pico Canyon School. On Wednesday the 17th, Old Orchard and Pico Canyon...

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Santa Clarita news headlines: Cemex intends to move forward with mining plans in Soledad Canyon; Fourth graders take a field trip to the ballet; COC named second fastest growing community college in America; more.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
HandsOn Santa Clarita will be hosting their 2nd Annual 5k/10k at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The run/walk will support HandsOn Santa Clarita’s mission to connect volunteers to critical issues facing the community – such as hunger, homelessness and environmental issues.
Dec. 20: HandsOn Santa Clarita Run at Magic Mountain
The College of the Canyons Foundation is proud to honor the legacy of the Newhall Family and the ongoing philanthropic contributions of the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation with the 2015 ‘Silver Spur’ Award for Community Service.
COC Fdn. to Honor Newhall Family with Silver Spur
The College of the Canyons cross country program had a combined 16 runners from the men’s and women’s teams honored as Western State Conference (WSC) All-Conference honorees, in addition to head coach Lindie Kane who was named men’s team coach of the year.
COC Cross Country Program Has 16 Runners Honored, Kane Named Coach of the Year
College of the Canyons is the second-fastest growing community college in America serving 10,000 or more students, according to a report released by Community College Week magazine.
Report: COC is Nation’s Second-Fastest Growing Large Community College
Santa Clarita Valley residents hoping to see “The Interview” for its Christmas day premiere won’t have any local options, and perhaps none at all, theater officials and industry insiders said Wednesday.
‘The Interview’ Movie Won’t Be Screened in SCV
Busloads of fourth graders arrived at the PAC Tuesday morning to see Santa Clarita Ballet's performance of "The Nutcracker."
Outreach Program Introduces Fourth Graders to Ballet
With the 113th Congress failing to stop large-scale mining the Santa Clarita Valley, Cemex appears ready to start mining aggregates in Soledad Canyon.
Fight Over in Senate, Cemex Intends to ‘Bring Mining Project Online’
Newhall School District Board officials recently recognized retiring administrator Candace Fleece, a teacher and administrator in the Newhall School District for 23 years.
Newhall District Bids Farewell to Retiring Administrator
The Hart boys basketball team beat Eastside, 80-61, while Saugus lost to Newbury Park, 46-42. More...
SCV Sports Report, 12-17-2014
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station hosted its 10th Sheriff’s Community Academy graduation ceremony Tuesday, which featured 16 community members who underwent an introductory 6 week community law enforcement course
16 Graduate from SCV Sheriff’s Community Academy
Newhall, Zone 6 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info Week of 12/08/2014 through 12/14/2014
Newhall Crime Blotter: Car Burglaries, High School Drug Bust
Castaic and Val Verde, Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot 12/08/2014-12/14/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Castaic, Val Verde
Stevenson Ranch & Valencia-Westridge, Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 12/08/2014 to 12/14/2014
West Side Blotter: Burglaries; Vandals Hit School
1925 - Jenks Harris robs Piru bank of $11,000 [story]
I’ve never figured out the allure of the orange things from Florida. How do they allow fruit with ugly patches of odd colors be sold as an orange? Oh, well. I’ll have another California orange.
Priceless Gift
A final audit report released Tuesday alleges violations in Einstein Academy’s charter school petitions, “significant deficiencies” with the schools’ internal controls and a lack of written accounting policies.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded Tuesday afternoon to a man threatening to kill himself in an armed standoff on the 29400 block of Abelia Road in Canyon Country.
Man Threatens ‘Suicide by Cop,’ Keeps Deputies at Bay
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich presented Snowflake, a 5-month-old shih tzu mix, as his pet of the week.
Antonovich Pet of the Week (12-16-2014): Snowflake
California State University, Northridge Chicana/o studies professor Fermin Herrera is still beaming with pride a week after receiving word that an album he produced featuring vocals by his daughter, Ixya Herrera, has been nominated for a Grammy Award.
CSUN Prof’s Album Nominated for Grammy
Free training programs for entrepreneurs, from the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons.
COC Small Business Development Center Training Sched. (12-16-2014)
the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Sheila Kuehl to engage each of the County’s 88 cities, public agencies, and the business community to adopt programs similar to those the County has successfully developed.
County Urges Public, Private-sector Jobs Programs for Foster Youth
A county-requested Extraordinary Audit final report released Tuesday alleged violations in Einstein Academy’s charter school petitions, “significant deficiencies” with the schools’ internal controls and a lack of written accounting policies.
County Audit Critical of Einstein Academy
Three players from Trinity Classical Academy were selected to the All-CIF Southern Section Division 2 8-man football team.
SCV Sports Report: 3 from Trinity Make All-CIF