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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]


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eBay, PayPal to Split in 2015
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

[eBay] – eBay Inc. said Tuesday its Board of Directors, following a strategic review of the company’s growth strategies and structure, has approved a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies in 2015, subject to customary conditions. Creating...

Zonta Club Offers Free Career Development Workshops for Women

Zonta Club of SCV will offer three of its LifeForward free workshops for women, with a focus on skills necessary in finding a job or seeking a promotion. The series begins Saturday, Oct. 18, with Job Search & Networking, followed by Resume Writing & Job Applications on Oct. 25 and Techniques...

SCVi Charter Co-Founder to Speak at Conference in India
Monday, Sep 29, 2014

Amber Raskin Santa Clarita Valley International (SCVi), a K-12 tuition-free public charter school, is not just building a community of globally minded citizens with the power to change the world; it is one. And now, one of its founders, Amber Raskin, has been invited to visit an international school—Pinegrove...

SCV Chamber This Week (9-29-2014)

Directories and Maps are at the Chamber for Pick up 27451 Tourney Road Suite #160 Santa Clarita 91355 661-702-6977    Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Santa Clarita Flooring View Details Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Time:  11:00/12:00 am Ribbon Cutting Santa Clarita Flooring 26111...

Zonta Club to Honor Two Local Women at 30th Annual Tribute Dinner

Invitations are in the mail this week from Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, inviting community leaders and supporters to Zonta’s 30th annual Tribute Dinner on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. This year’s Tribute honors two outstanding local women with global impact—Dianne...

Brown Signs Bill to Aid Disabled Veteran Homeowners

BOE Member George Runner Legislation sponsored by George Runner to protect California’s disabled veterans has become law. Senate Bill 1113, authored by Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley), passed the Legislature with unanimous, bipartisan support, and has been signed by Governor Brown. “This...

CSU System Receives $1 Million from Chevon to Train K-12 STEM Teachers
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

The California State University has received a $1 million grant from Chevron to help integrate engineering design into K-12 teacher preparation through the CSU’s Pathways to New Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teacher Excellence initiative. The initiative will prepare K-12 teachers...

McKeon Blasts Obama Policy on Land Mines

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, made the following statement about the new White House landmine announcement: “It’s disappointing to see that, once again, the White House has overruled the advice of our military commanders. General Dempsey...

Burbank Airport Selling Bags, Booties for Your TSA Screening Convenience
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

Passengers traveling through Burbank Bob Hope Airport will soon be able to soft-shoe through terminal security checkpoints with “flightfeet,” a lightweight non-latex, non-skid footwear product that TSA will allow air travelers to wear through security checkpoint screenings while their shoes are going...

CHP Seeks Witnesses to Pedestrian Fatality in AV

A 45-year-old African American woman was walking westbound on Pearblossom Highway (SR-138) in Littlerock at about midnight Saturday, Sept. 20, in the vicinity of 75th Street East, when she was struck by an unknown vehicle, also traveling westbound on SR-138. Following the traffic collision, the vehicle...

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eBay Inc. said Tuesday its Board of Directors, following a strategic review of the company’s growth strategies and structure, has approved a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies in 2015
eBay, PayPal to Split in 2015
Zonta Club of SCV will offer three of its LifeForward free workshops for women, with a focus on skills necessary in finding a job or seeking a promotion. The series begins Saturday, Oct. 18, with Job Search & Networking, followed by Resume Writing & Job Applications on Oct. 25 and Techniques of Interviewing on Nov. 15.
Zonta Club Offers Free Career Development Workshops for Women
Can you imagine being on the long flight from Chicago to Burbank, and as you are preparing to land, you get word you’d be landing in a pasture near a dry wash between Saugus and Newhall? That’s about how the landing field looked. Gravel and grass for a runway. A few lights for early and late landings.
Newhall Itinerary
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
I’m fighting to protect your rights and bring about fair tax policies that help grow our economy and jobs. As your taxpayer advocate and elected member of the California State Board of Equalization, I welcome your ideas about how we can work together to solve the problems facing our state.
Tax News & Views from George Runner
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to approve about $337 million to pay for AB 109 programs this week. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a local legislator’s bill extending the sunset date of California’s wiretap law. Hundreds of Santa Clarita families attended the fifth annual Family Promise Box City event in Valencia this past weekend.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 29, 2014
Amber Raskin, co-founder of SCVi Charter School, has been invited to visit Pinegrove School in India as guest of honor and speaker at its Annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Oct. 18. She is the first woman to be invited to speak at this event.
SCVi Charter Co-Founder to Speak at Conference in India
Upcoming job workshops and hiring events hosted by the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyons.
Get a Job: Upcoming Workshops, Recruitments
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (9-29-2014)
The Master College’s Natasha Coyle has been named the GSAC’s Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
Coyle Named GSAC Player of the Week
Hart High School has announced the hiring of Tony Uebelhardt as the head coach of its new lacrosse program.
Uebelhardt Hired for Hart High Lacrosse Program
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday are expected to approve a reimbursement of about $337.7 million to pay for AB 109 programs, a controversial jail-prison realignment program. While Supervisor Michael Antonovich has been a vocal opponent of the state’s public safety realignment program, which was aimed at reducing the number of non-serious, non-violent and non-sexual offenders in state prisons due to a Supreme Court order, officials claim early data shows promise.
County Supes May OK $337M Jail Program Reimbursement
Many Santa Clarita residents help out the community by participating in local nonprofits, and 22 people recently spent their weekend in training at the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley. Linda Davies, executive director of the DVC of SCV, and her team, bring in local officials including Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station to train individuals interested in being domestic violence advocates and counselors.
Domestic Violence Center Trains Advocates, Counselors
“This bill ensures that investigators have the tools they need to protect Californians by pursuing the most serious cases while upholding civil liberty and privacy protections,” said Pavley, who represents a portion of the west side of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Brown Signs Pavley Bill to Extend Wiretap Law
“Drugs Kill,” a free drug education meeting updating the Santa Clarita Valley community about the latest trends in drug abuse, and hosted by the Action Family Counseling drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers, is set for the Dr. Dianne Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons in Valencia Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Action Hosting ‘Drugs Kill’ Info Meeting At COC
This year's Tribute honors two outstanding local women with global impact—Dianne Curtis and Cheri Fleming.
Zonta Club to Honor Two Local Women at 30th Annual Tribute Dinner
"The purpose is to build community awareness of our homeless problem in Santa Clarita, in regards to families and children," Choppe said. "That's Hundreds Attend Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley Box City Eventreally what Family Promise is to assist with."
Box City Takes Over Bridgeport Park
College of the Canyons students will explore California’s natural beauty, innovation and enduring spirit of optimism during the “California Dreaming” art exhibit at the Old Town Newhall Library beginning Oct. 1.
COC Student’s “California Dreaming” Art on Exhibit in Newhall
Due to VA backlogs, some veterans have had to wait more than four years to receive their disability rating certifications. As a result, they’ve missed out on thousands of dollars in property tax refunds to which they were entitled and anticipated receiving.
Brown Signs Bill to Aid Disabled Veteran Homeowners
Not being very familiar with the border area, the sergeant chose the wrong lane in which to turn around at the border. When he realized his mistake, he immediately told the guard what had happened and that he was simply looking to get back to the U.S. He also immediately disclosed that he had guns in the back of the pickup, legal in the U.S.
Our Unknown Soldier
Saugus Cheer Squad officials will host a cheerleading clinic Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Saugus High School gym.
Oct. 18: Saugus High Cheer Clinic
The biggest lie we keep hearing from the dump is that the SCV needs it to expand. Our future growth is dependent upon the dump getting bigger. Well, with a little over 80 percent of the stuff being dumped in Chiquita today coming from outside of the SCV, what would be wrong with stopping that and using it for the SCV only?
Strange Tactics
1907 - Actor & Placerita movie ranch owner Orvon Gene Autry born in Texas [story]
Telly’s in Castaic hosted a car show Saturday to celebrate the restaurant's sixth anniversary and raise some funds for a relative battling cancer.
Car Show in Castaic Saturday Helps Cancer Fight