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1907 - Actor & Placerita movie ranch owner Orvon Gene Autry born in Texas [story]


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Oct. 22: ‘STREAM Kids Expo’ to Engage Students in Real World Issues
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

Parents, educators, students, and employers are invited to take part in the “STREAM Kids Expo,” an event that engages students in real-world issues through exciting hands-on activities facilitated by industry experts such as NASA, Lockheed Martin, Gantom Lighting & Controls, Wells Fargo,...

Three More Rabid Bats Found in SCV, Brings Total to 11

A total 32 rabid bats have been found in Los Angeles County, with 11 of them being found in the Santa Clarita Valley, in 2016 as of September 27. A total of 13 people and 10 pets were considered to be potentially exposed to them and were therefore referred for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) or...

Antonovich Pet of the Week (9-27-2016): Bailey

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich presented Bailey, a 3-month-old spayed female chihuahua mix, ready to be adopted. Bailey is one of many pets available for adoption at a county animal shelter near you. For information...

Hate Crimes Rise in L.A. County for the First Time in Seven Years

The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations has released its annual account of hate crimes reported throughout Los Angeles County in 2015. After trending downwards for seven years hate crimes rose 24 percent from 390 to 483, the largest number reported since 2011. By comparison, during this...

Sample Ballet Booklets Mailed to Over 5 Million Voters

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has begun mailing over 5 million Sample Ballot Booklets to voters for the Nov. 8th Presidential General Election. Sample Ballot Booklets contain important election information, including candidates and measures that will appear on the ballot. The...

Hart Cheer Raffling Off LA Kings Tickets

The Hart Cheer Team is raffling off Staples Center VIP Luxury Suite 12 Tickets & three VIP parking for the LA Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks game on Saturday, October 22 to raise money for the team. The prize is valued at $6,000 and all it takes is one raffle ticket for the price of $10. Please print...

Oct. 29: Hart Regiment Alumni and Parents Welcome Back BBQ

The Welcome Back Barbecue for Hart Regiment Alumni and parents will again be held at the 33rd annual Rampage Field Show Competition on Oct. 29, 2016 at College of the Canyons. The BBQ provides an opportunity for “heroes of the past” (that’s all of you alumni parents and students who rocked your...

CHP, Stay Green and Eternal Valley Honor Fallen Officers

The Santa Clarita Valley will never forget the sacrifices of those who have laid down their lives to protect this community. That’s the overriding message behind a coordinated effort to refresh and rejuvenate a memorial to four California Highway Patrol officers who were killed in the line of duty...

Night Snakes

One day, Frank Hoffman, a county staff member at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, found a snake he called a “night snake.” Obviously it was named for being nocturnal, but I’d never heard of such an animal. After spending an hour glaring at this gorgeous little snake – and I do mean little...

Help Hart Cheer: Enter to Win Kings VIP Tix, $6,000 Value
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

ENTER RAFFLE TO WIN! Staples Center VIP Luxury Suite 12 Tickets & 3 VIP parking! LA Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday October 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm Value of $6000 Support Hart Cheer and buy a raffle ticket for $10 Please click to enlarge and print the form above and mail it with payment to: Hart...

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A bill cosponsored by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would buy time for small businesses and other entities to comply with an impending federal regulation passed the House of Representatives Wednesday night.
Knight Bill Aiming to Delay Mandate Affecting Business Passes House
A total 32 rabid bats have been found in Los Angeles County, with 11 of them being found in the Santa Clarita Valley, in 2016 as of September 27.
Three More Rabid Bats Found in SCV, Brings Total to 11
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich presented Bailey, a 3-month-old spayed female chihuahua mix, ready to be adopted.
Antonovich Pet of the Week (9-27-2016): Bailey
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations has released its annual account of hate crimes reported throughout Los Angeles County in 2015.
Hate Crimes Rise in L.A. County for the First Time in Seven Years
Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s, R-Santa Clarita, Assembly Bill 1322 which permits salons and barbershops to serve a single complimentary alcoholic beverage to clients ages 21 and over without requiring a license or permit, provided no extra fees are charged for the beverage.
Brown Signs Wilk Bill Allowing Alcoholic Beverages to be Served at Salons
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has begun mailing over 5 million Sample Ballot Booklets to voters for the Nov. 8th Presidential General Election.
Sample Ballet Booklets Mailed to Over 5 Million Voters
The Hart Cheer Team is raffling off Staples Center VIP Luxury Suite 12 Tickets & three VIP parking for the LA Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks game on Saturday, October 22 to raise money for the team.
Hart Cheer Raffling Off LA Kings Tickets
The Welcome Back Barbecue for Hart Regiment Alumni and parents will again be held at the 33rd annual Rampage Field Show Competition on Oct. 29, 2016 at College of the Canyons.
Oct. 29: Hart Regiment Alumni and Parents Welcome Back BBQ
The California Retail Survey, which compares retail sales activity for each of California’s 58 counties and 480 cities, ranked the city of Santa Clarita 21st in retail sales in the recently released 2016 California Retail Survey.
City Ranks 21in Statewide Retail Survey
The Santa Clarita Valley will never forget the sacrifices of those who have laid down their lives to protect this community. That’s the overriding message behind a coordinated effort to refresh and rejuvenate a memorial to four California Highway Patrol officers who were killed in the line of duty during a 1970 shootout that became known as The Newhall Incident.
CHP, Stay Green and Eternal Valley Honor Fallen Officers
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed two bills vigorously opposed by law enforcement, allowing thousands of felons serving time in county jails to vote and reforming California's gang database.
Brown Signs Legislation Allowing More Felons to Vote
Walking across my property the other morning around 7:30, I saw something move suddenly at my feet. It actually struck at me, and it was a good thing I didn’t step on it. It was in fact a night snake. I was thrilled.
Night Snakes
1907 - Actor & Placerita movie ranch owner Orvon Gene Autry born in Texas [story]
Support Hart Cheer and buy a raffle ticket for $10 to win 12 VIP tickets plus parking to see the LA Kings take on the Vancouver Canucks at the Staples Center on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Help Hart Cheer: Enter to Win Kings VIP Tix, $6,000 Value
Join expert archivists who work in the entertainment industry in celebrating the 14th annual International Home Movie Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Valencia Public Library.
Oct. 15: Share Your Old Home Movie at Valencia Library
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is proud to announce that the County’s Safe Surrender Program celebrated success for the fifth time this year with the report of a safely surrendered newborn baby boy. This most recent Safe Surrender occurred on Monday, Sept. 27m at a hospital in Montebello.
Baby Boy Safely Surrendered in L.A. County
The City of Santa Clarita’s March-through-October Thursdays@Newhall series comes to a close with an interactive dance night, one-of-kind car show, a zombie outbreak, interesting speakers and more on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
From Zydeco to Zombies: Thursdays in Newhall in October
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca says he will not get a fair trial on charges he obstructed an investigation into jailhouse abuses because a federal judge is already convinced of his guilt and media coverage has prejudiced him.
Baca Wants New Judge, Prosecutor, Trial Location
The Master’s University’s women’s soccer team’s 2016 record moved to 4-4-2 (0-2 GSAC) after falling to Biola University 4-0 Tuesday night.
Soccer: Biola Shuts Door on Lady Mustangs
Morgan Koch paced the Lady Mustangs with eight kills, while Tate followed with seven. Kayla Sims tallied 27 assists, while Emily Clark notched 12 digs. Stevens finished the evening with four blocks and six kills.
Volleyball: Lady Mustangs Improve to 13-5 with Win Over Warriors
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, see how local students are combating body image issues. Plus, Hart Park will celebrate Native American culture this weekend. See how, coming up.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Work will begin on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, and is expected to be completed in six (6) working days. Detonation will occur on October 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2016. All work will be conducted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Explosions Scheduled for Whittaker-Bermite Site
The Castaic Board of Trustees is looking to hire an attorney to help with the legal issues surrounding a home entrusted to Castaic Middle School.
Castaic Board Looking to Hire Attorney to Battle Over Home
The Friends of Hart Park 23rd Annual Hart of the West Powwow and Native American Craft Fair is this Saturday and Sunday.
Oct 1-2: Annual Hart of the West Powwow and Native American Craft Fair Returns
The annual American Indian Celebration at Antelope Valley Indian Museum returns on Oct. 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Native artists will sell jewelry, beadwork, gourd art, paintings, and crafts at the event.
Oct. 1: Help Repair Red Rock Trail; Oct. 15-16: Native Celebration at AV Museum; more
1918 - Box-office superstar William S. Hart promotes 4th series of Liberty Loan (World War I) bonds, which go on sale on this date [story]
The Santa Clarita Homeless Coalition presents SCV CARES – a community event to bring homeless awareness and resources to the Santa Clarita Valley.
Oct. 15: Homeless Resources, Awareness Event at Real Life Church
The Saugus Union School District today announced the appointment of Nick Heinlein to the position of Assistant Superintendent, Business. Mr. Heinlein comes to the Saugus District from a similar position with the Tehachapi Unified School District, Tehachapi and will officially join the district on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Saugus School District Names New Asst. Superintendent for Business
For the second week in a row, a member from The Master’s University has been named the GSAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award as Benjamin Tembo earned the honor after scoring the game-winning, sudden-victory goal in last Tuesday's 1-0 thriller over No. 8 Vanguard.
TMU Soccer’s Tembo is GSAC Offensive Player of Week
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the county awaits "all clear" to fix Vasquez Canyon Road. Plus, some quick tips on how to register to vote in honor of National Voter Registration Day. Check out these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, September 27, 2016
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson thanked Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday for signing legislation requiring schools that serve students from grades 7 to 12 to adopt suicide prevention policies.
State Requires Suicide Prevention Policies for 7-12 Schools
The College of the Canyons Athletics department is inviting all players, coaches and cheerleaders associated with a Santa Clarita Valley youth sports league or cheer organization to attend Saturday’s Cougar football game free of charge.
COC Football Saturday: Free Entry for Youth Sports Players, Cheer, Coaches
The Trinity Knights Varsity Football (3-1), led by Coach Les Robinson, will play host to the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals (0-4) this Saturday, October 1 at 7 p.m. as they battle it out to claim the title of Faith Bowl Champion 2016.
Crosstown Showdown Oct. 1: Trinity vs. SCCS in 2nd Annual Faith Bowl
Santa Clarita-based BioSolar Inc., a developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials, announced it has initiated a new program for the development of a high energy anode for current and next generation lithium batteries.
SCV Firm Developing High-Energy Battery Anode
After months of attempts to negotiate with a property owner of the hillside next to Vasquez Canyon Road, county officials are moving forward with the condemnation process in hopes making repairs.
County Awaits ‘All Clear’ to Fix Vasquez Canyon Road