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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]


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Wilk Bill to Pay Henry Mayo Going Rate for Inmate Care Heads to Governor
Friday, Jul 3, 2015

Assemblyman Scott Wilk Legislation by Assemblyman Scott Wilk that would better compensate hospitals for treating inmates cleared the Senate and Assembly and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. The bill, AB 658, would allow providers of health care services to local law enforcement patients...

SCV Blue Heat Soccer This Weekend

Wilk Bill to Pay for PE at AOC Clears Senate Panel

Assemblyman Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s AB 542 to help California Community Colleges receive funding for physical education classes offered to Middle College School students passed out of the Senate Education Committee. “AB 542 helps streamline operations at Academy of the Canyons. Since...

Purviance Gets Two 25-to-Life Terms for Murdering Mom
Thursday, Jul 2, 2015

A 27-year-old woman who attended Saugus High School was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive terms of 25 years to life in state prison for the fatal shooting  of her mother, a onetime teaching assistant in the Hart School District. Deputy District Attorney Sharon Ransom said Laura L. Purviance pleaded...

CHP Max Enforcement Starts Friday Night

Californians love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. All too often these celebrations and festivities turn tragic when someone decides to drink and drive a vehicle. The California Highway Patrol wants you to have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day weekend, but...

CHP Says: Don’t Expect Thieves to Take the Holiday Off

With the upcoming Independence Day holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that all available officers will be patrolling your freeways, and local streets looking for impaired drivers, as well as be vigilant against crimes that could disrupt celebrations. Over the...

Children’s, Providence Tarzana Partner to Enhance Pediatric Care
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015

From left: Neonatologists Philippe S. Friedlich, M.D., and Steven W. Chin, M.D. of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles team with Frances Su, M.D., a neonatologist at Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Children in the San Fernando Valley now have access to an enhanced level of pediatric care, under the...

Valencia Resident Named Executive Director of American Special Hockey Association

Dave Chase/ASHA Executive Director, Photo Courtesy of ASHA Crofton, Md. – Valencia, Calif. resident Dave Chase has been named Executive Director of the American Special Hockey Association, based in Crofton, Md. Chase will take over for former Executive Director David Lucia, who over the past five...

AG: Homicides, Hate Crimes Down in Calif.; Assaults Up

Kamala Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the release Wednesday of four annual reports on crime and juvenile justice in California. The reports, Crime in California 2014, Hate Crime in California 2014, Homicide in California 2014 and Juvenile Justice in California 2014, show an overall...

Planned SR-14 Lane Closures, Newhall Pass to Sand Canyon

The California Department of Transportation will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) from Golden State Freeway (I-5) to Sand Canyon Road as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.  Closures are as follows and subject to change:   Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 10 Northbound SR-14 7...

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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
Santa Clarita residents and city officials turned out Thursday for the grand opening of U.S. Rep. Steve Knight’s new SCV office in the Centre Pointe Business Park.
Knight Opens New Congressional Office in SCV
A body was found in a car in Canyon Country at about 2:20 p.m. Friday, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials. Homicide detectives were en route to the scene as of 5:40 p.m., said Sheriff’s Station officials. The body was found near the intersection of Grandiflores Road and Canyon Rim Place in Canyon Country. More information will be added as it is made available.
Body Found in Canyon Country
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Los Angeles County Fire officials have issued a response to the Calgrove Fire. Plus, see what you need to do to have fun and stay out of trouble this Fourth of July. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 3, 2015
I hope I’m not following too many horses with my Jeep. My new set of tires tends to pick up stuff and throw it a fair distance. Guess you don’t want to be in the unit following me.
T-shirt and Jeans
Santa Clarita Valley is preparing for a patriotic, colorful, and fun-filled family weekend as Independence Day approaches but the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station and Los Angeles County Fire Department want you to be aware of dangers associated with firework related activity.
Sheriff, Fire Dept. Warn of Fireworks Dangers
Legislation by Assemblyman Scott Wilk that would better compensate hospitals for treating inmates cleared the Senate and Assembly and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.
Wilk Bill to Pay Henry Mayo Going Rate for Inmate Care Heads to Governor
SCV Blue Heat Soccer will host their final two home games of the 2014-2015 season Friday, July 3rd and Sunday, July 5th at Masters College.
SCV Blue Heat Soccer This Weekend
Fall registration for the eight week FC Valencia Youth Soccer League is now open.
Fall Registration Open for FC Youth Soccer League
The Southern California Regional Rail Authority is slated to buy new Metrolink engines for a line that runs through the Santa Clarita Valley.
Metrolink to Add 9 Energy Efficient Engines to Local Lines
Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s AB 542 to help California Community Colleges receive funding for physical education classes offered to Middle College School students passed out of the Senate Education Committee.
Wilk Bill to Pay for PE at AOC Clears Senate Panel
The Master’s College women’s basketball team looks to a strong future with the recent signing of Madison Price.
SCCS Guard Madison Price Signs With TMC
Families and friends gather to celebrate our country with food, parades, parties, picnics and fireworks. And yet there is a very dark side to this great holiday. For many, the celebration includes alcohol, and the holiday can quickly go from festive to fatal when people choose to drive after drinking.
Think Before You Drive This Weekend
Tavin’s death wasn’t sexy. It didn’t fit the agendas of race-baiter Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Eric Holder or Barack Obama. Tavin wasn’t killed by a cop, of any color, especially a white one.
Not Even a Footnote
1925 - Wyatt Earp implores his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the homeowners living in the affected areas of the Calgrove Fire. Without your cooperation to provide the proper brush clearance around your homes, the outcomes may have been far different and even devastating.
Calgrove Fire Lessons
After about 2-1/2 years of planning and construction, the new Mercedes Benz of Valencia dealership is complete.
Mercedes of Valencia Builds Out Dealership
The city of Santa Clarita has launched a new online financial reporting platform, enabling easy access to the last few years of the city’s financial data.
Access City’s Financial Data Online
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak. the Valencia Water Company will begin visual inspections July 13 to catch water wasters. Plus we have all the info on road closures this weeekend durign the 4th of July Parade. Also, its easy for us to stay cool but what about our pets? Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 2, 2015
The city of Santa Clarita has launched a live webcam where residents can watch the construction progress of the Golden Valley Road Bridge widening project.
Webcam Keeps an Eye on Golden Valley Bridge Widening
In hopes of settling a voting-rights lawsuit, the Saugus elementary school board has called a special meeting for July 7 to consider asking the county to change its elections from odd years to even years, when more people typically vote.
Saugus School District to Ask County to Consolidate Elections
A 27-year-old woman who attended Saugus High School was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive terms of 25 years to life in state prison for the fatal shooting of her mother, a onetime teaching assistant in the Hart School District.
Purviance Gets Two 25-to-Life Terms for Murdering Mom
3-day holiday weekend hours for city libraries, City Hall, Aquatic Center.
City Libraries Closed Fri-Sat for Holiday
The California Highway Patrol wants you to have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day weekend, but also wants you to make safe and smart choices before getting behind the wheel.
CHP Max Enforcement Starts Friday Night