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1843 - Rancho Castec (aka Rancho Castaic) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]


LOCAL BUSINESS
SCV Realtors Can Access Housing Tract Data Utility
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Benutech, Inc. and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors announced an agreement to offer Benutech’s Tract Utility, one of the company’s most popular real estate software tools, as a member benefit to all 10,000-plus Realtor Members. The agreement, which is scheduled to be implemented immediately,...

Nov. 23: GO Jazz Fall Concert at West Ranch
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the GO JAZZ Big Band, now under the direction of Brian Leff (Jazz Music Director at West Ranch High School) for our only show at West Ranch this fall: “FALLING FOR JAZZ“ – Sunday Afternoon, November 23rd, 3:00 p.m., West Ranch High School Performing...

AT&T to Pay $23.8 Mil. for Unlawful Hazardous Waste Dumping

Kamala Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced a settlement this week with AT&T to resolve allegations that hundreds of AT&T’s California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period....

Saturday Night: Star Party at Red Rock State Park

[State Parks] – Come out for our November Star Party on Saturday, Nov. 22. The China Lake Astronomical Society will be at the visitor center parking lot beginning at dusk, ready to answer your questions about the unique celestial objects such as nebula, galaxies, clusters, Venus and other planets...

Air Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

[DoD] – U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq over the past several days, conducting seven airstrikes in Syria and 23 in Iraq. Strikes in Syria Fighter and bomber aircraft in Syria conducted six airstrikes near...

Caltrans Lane Closures, Newhall Pass, Nov. 23-24

Closures for I-5 Truck Lane Project   In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no construction closures for this project from Wednesday, November 26, at 6 a.m. to Sunday, November 30, at 11:59 p.m.   Santa Clarita — The California Department of Transportation  plans to implement...

Suspected Wallet-dropping Purse Snatcher Arrested
Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

Detectives assigned to the LASD Major Crimes Bureau Burglary/Robbery Task Force working in conjunction with detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station COBRA Team located and arrested Mr. Ismael Soto in connection with two separate alleged criminal incidents that occurred in Canyon Country....

Caltrans Lane Closures, Gorman Area, Nov. 24-25

Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project Vista Del Lago Road to Kern County Line   In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no construction closures for this project from Wednesday, November 26, at 6 a.m. to Sunday, November 30, at 11:59 p.m.   Gorman — The California Department...

Female Jail Teacher Accused of Unlawful Sex with Inmate

[District Attorney] – A Pitchess Detention Center teacher pleaded not guilty today to having unlawful sexual contact with an inmate, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Lisa Nichole Leroy, 33, is facing one misdemeanor count each of sexual activity with a detainee in...

SCV Chamber News (11-19-2014)
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

A Message from the President….    Did you know… …that the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has a Facebook page and Twitter feed where we encourage our members to post pictures and other interactions #scvchamber.  This is also a great additional resource for information...

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MARKETS & METALS
NASDAQ4712.97  chart +0.24%
S&P 5002063.50  chart +0.52%
STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Bank Santa Clarit9.15  chart +0.55%
Biosolar, Inc.0.15  chart -6.25%
Cu Bancorp (ca)19.63  chart +0.31%
Enable Ipc Corp0.0053  chart -7.02%
Flextronics Inter11.10  chart +0.63%
Linn Energy, Llc23.54  chart +0.60%
Linn Co, Llc21.50  chart +0.28%
Mannkind Corporat6.18  chart +0.49%
Mission Vly Bcp C6.02  chart +0.33%
Quest Diagnostics64.41  chart +1.40%
Santa Clara Valle6.00  chart +0.00%
Tejon Ranch Co Co28.28  chart +0.28%
Us Energy Initiat0.0014  chart +0.00%
Wesco Aircraft Ho13.98  chart -18.44%

Apple Inc.116.47  chart +0.14%
At&t Inc.35.28  chart +0.00%
Autonation, Inc. 58.14  chart -0.03%
Best Buy Co., Inc38.03  chart +0.03%
Big Lots, Inc. Co50.25  chart -0.14%
Barnes & Noble, I23.49  chart +0.69%
Brady Corporation25.01  chart +2.21%
Bre0.00  chartN/A
Bry0.00  chartN/A
Boston Scientific12.94  chart -0.08%
Brookfield Reside23.63  chart -0.42%
Cbre Group Inc Co33.49  chart +1.64%
Carnival Corporat41.57  chart -0.07%
Comcast Corporati54.08  chart -0.55%
Costco Wholesale 139.72  chart +0.34%
Curtiss-wright Co70.43  chart +0.06%
Cvs Health Corpor89.33  chart +0.09%
Cemex, S.a.b. De 12.67  chart +1.20%
D.r. Horton, Inc.25.49  chart +0.75%
Walt Disney Compa88.96  chart +0.07%
Edison Internatio62.45  chart +0.32%
Hyatt Hotels Corp59.01  chart +1.30%
Home Depot, Inc. 98.28  chart +0.73%
Kb Home Common St17.67  chart +1.20%
Kroger Company (t58.37  chart +0.26%
Lennar Corporatio47.29  chart +0.68%
Laboratory Corpor100.46  chart -0.18%
Linn Energy, Llc23.54  chart +0.60%
Linn Co, Llc21.50  chart +0.28%
Lowe's Companies,63.26  chart +1.33%
Marriott Internat75.98  chart +0.12%
Mcdonald's Corpor96.68  chart +0.04%
Mitsubishi Ufj Fi5.74  chart +1.95%
Netflix, Inc.360.28  chart -2.14%
Office Depot, Inc6.84  chart -0.44%
Regal Entertainme22.38  chart -0.97%
Republic Services39.00  chart -0.84%
Radioshack Corpor0.8495  chart +2.35%
Starbucks Corpora79.76  chart +1.99%
Sears Holdings Co36.31  chart -0.38%
Six Flags Enterta39.45  chart +2.26%
Sonova Hldg N147.00  chart +0.34%
Staples, Inc.14.05  chart +1.01%
Supervalu Inc. Co9.18  chart -0.76%
Safeway Inc. Comm34.82  chart -0.23%
Target Corporatio71.51  chart +0.45%
Time Warner Cable142.52  chart -0.83%
Ulta Salon, Cosme127.38  chart +0.27%
Walgreen Co. Comm67.59  chart +0.37%
Waste Connections48.64  chart -0.98%
Whole Foods Marke48.23  chart +1.13%
Waste Management,48.53  chart +0.43%
Wal-mart Stores, 84.65  chart +0.08%
Woodward, Inc.51.82  chart +0.56%
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Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
An agreement between Benutech Inc. and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors will enable SRAR real estate professionals to access in-depth data and sales analytics on the housing tracts or census tracts in their region.
SCV Realtors Can Access Housing Tract Data Utility
Exactly 11 years – to the day – after he first introduced legislation seeking to block a massive gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced what will be his last bill aimed at achieving the same end.
McKeon Introduces Final Cemex Bill; Companion to Boxer’s
1843 - Rancho Castec (aka Rancho Castaic) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
As chance would have it, we found ourselves on the grassy knoll on the 25th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. I was 11. It was odd to be standing at a place where time had stood still. Because of the actions of that day and in that place, for many people the world completely changed.
When Time Stood Still
The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Parkway Motorcars, will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the City’s Newhall Community Center on Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday: Thanksgiving Dinner at Newhall Community Center
Despite a 14.4 percent increase in population in 2013, according to the FBI, Santa Clarita saw an overall drop in violent crimes of 19.3 percent.
FBI Stats for Santa Clarita Show Sharp Drop in Violent Crime
Hart High quarterback Brady White is one of 16 high school seniors nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee for the 2015 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, considered high school football’s highest honor.
Hart’s Brady White Up for U.S. Army Player of Year
Don't miss this opportunity to see the GO JAZZ Big Band, now under the direction of Brian Leff (Jazz Music Director at West Ranch High School) for our only show at West Ranch this fall.
Nov. 23: GO Jazz Fall Concert at West Ranch
The woman who ran the Santa Clarita Redevelopment Agency and filled in as city clerk when the state ended redevelopment has taken a job as community development director for the city of San Gabriel.
Chaparyan Leaves City to Run San Gabriel Planning Dept.
Participants will run a three-mile cross country course through the COC Valencia campus, beginning at the college’s baseball field and continuing through the campus, winding through the hills overlooking the Santa Clarita Valley, and finally finishing inside Cougar Stadium.
Thanksgiving Day: Annual Turkey Trot at COC
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced a settlement this week with AT&T to resolve allegations that hundreds of AT&T’s California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period.
AT&T to Pay $23.8 Mil. for Unlawful Hazardous Waste Dumping
Stephen Minarsch is enjoying a career as a Hardware Industrial Designer for tech-titan Microsoft. Now a Seattle resident, Minarsch played a critical role in the design of the new “Microsoft Band” fitness product from start to finish.
Ex-COC Student a Creative Brain Behind New Microsoft Band [Video]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: The Santa Clarita City Council will consider committing $3 million toward the construction of a new senior center at their meeting on Tuesday.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, November 21, 2014
Evy Warshawski announced her intention to resign as executive director of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
Director of COC Performing Arts Center Stepping Down
The China Lake Astronomical Society will be at the visitor center parking lot beginning at dusk, ready to answer your questions about the unique celestial objects such as nebula, galaxies, clusters, Venus and other planets visible in the dark sky.
Saturday Night: Star Party at Red Rock State Park
Santa Clarita City Council agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.
Next City Council Mtg.: Einstein School, New Senior Center
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the Goodwill located on Pico Canyon Road. Friday on reports of a suspicious object in a donation drop box, officials said.
Possible Grenade Donated to Goodwill; Deputies Respond
Teens repainted a quarter mile of patchwork paint on a retaining wall along the South Fork Trail from the Wiley Canyon Bridge heading North on bike trail towards Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia.
Community Court Teens Remove Graffiti from Wash
The Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls volleyball team will square off against Upland Christian for the CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA Championship in Fullerton Saturday.
SCCS Girls Volleyball to play for CIF Championship
The visiting Antelope Valley Marauders gave the COC women's volleyball all it could handle during Wednesday's 'sophomore night' match, but the Cougars prevailed nonetheless, capturing a 3-2 (27-25, 25-15, 22-25, 29-31, 15-6) win to conclude the regular season with an exclamation point.
Canyons Concludes Regular Season with 16th Straight Win
The No. 3 College of the Canyons Cougars will host the No. 13 Saddleback College Gauchos in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Women's Soccer Southern California Regionals at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in Cougar Stadium.
Canyons Women’s Soccer Set for Postseason
This season, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays come to life at the Santa Clarita Public Library with Gingerbread House building demonstrations, the second annual Gingerbread House Contest, and the “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet event.
Holiday Events at All 3 City Libraries
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been advised that citizens, across the nation, are receiving phone calls from individuals who are representing themselves as Department employees.
Phone Scammers Still Posing as Sheriff Employees
U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq over the past several days, conducting seven airstrikes in Syria and 23 in Iraq.
Air Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq