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1943 - 3 Army aviators killed in crash of plane and glider in Castaic area; 3 others saved by 9-year-old Marylynn Winkler [story]


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Pastel Artist’s Work on Display in Newhall
Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Jill Hackett’s one woman show, “Journeys in Pastel,” is now running and just extended to March 19, 2015 at the Canyon Theatre Guild at 24242 Main Street in Old Town Newhall.  Several pastel paintings of Pine Mountain Club and the Gorman area are on display, along with other prize winning work. Jill...

March 14: Annual St. Francis Dam Talk & Tour

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present a tour of the St. Francis Dam site on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The failure of the St. Francis Dam on March 12, 1928, the second-worst disaster in the history of California, and America’s biggest civil engineering failure of the 20th Century,...

New Superintendent Taking Over in Newhall

The Newhall School District is preparing for a new superintendent on Sunday when longtime Superintendent Dr. Marc Winger will step down and Paul A. Cordeiro will take his place. Cordeiro was most recently with the Carpinteria Unified School District, where he was superintendent. He worked for the Newhall...

Nonprofit Tax Questions? Tele-Townhall for Charities Feb. 19
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

From BOE Member George Runner   Every day, nonprofit and faith-based organizations face challenges with tax laws in California. The laws can be complicated and, at times, confusing. These organizations face stiff penalties and interest if deadlines aren’t met and recordkeeping isn’t...

Owner of Ave. Kearny Complex Raising $153MM

Los Angeles (Jan. 29) – Rexford Industrial Realty Inc., a real estate investment trust that acquired the 138,980-square-foot Avenue Kearny industrial park in July, announced the pricing Thursday of an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price...

State: No Public School, Including Charter, Can Require Parents to Volunteer

Tom Torlakson State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced updated guidance on parent service hours requirements in schools. “We encourage parents to volunteer at their schools, but we want to make it very clear that no school can require parents to volunteer in order for a student...

Quest Diagnostics Beats Wall Street Estimates

* Fourth quarter revenues from continuing operations of $1.9 billion, up 7.2% versus prior year * Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $1.08, up 4.9% versus prior year * Reported diluted EPS from continuing operations of $1.26, up 30% versus prior year * Dividend increased 15% to $0.38...

Trinity to play Santa Clarita Christian in Rivalry Game

Call it rivalry Thursday. Santa Clarita Christian School will host Trinity Classical Academy in a Heritage League showdown of top-ranked boys basketball “small school” powers at 7 pm at SCCS. The game is being televised by SCVTV, with the tape-delay broadcast beginning at 9:30 pm Thursday...

Man Caught on Camera Smashing LAPD Car in Hollywood Gets 1 Year

A 28-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to a year in county jail for smashing the windows of a Los Angeles Police Department car in Hollywood last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Leyston Rice pleaded no contest today to one count of felony vandalism in case BA421404....

K-12 Teachers: Apply Before March 13 for Environmental Educator Awards
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, announced the opening of the application period for 2014-2015 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. EPA and CEQ administer this award to honor, support and encourage educators...

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Sen. Barbara Boxer’s bill to thwart a massive sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon would bring consistency to federal policy on the Soledad Canyon-Upper Santa Clara River area, a crucial wildlife corridor that has been identified by the National Park Service as having significant ecological resources.
We Fight On | Commentary by Andrew G. Fried
Palmdale Sheriff’s deputies responded Saturday to a fatal stabbing at a San Francisquito Canyon Road address near the community of Green Valley.
Man Stabbed to Death Near Green Valley
In past public meetings, the National Park Service has presented its preliminary findings and has received more than 5,000 comments from the public on the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor. It will once again present its findings to the public in late February or early March.
Rim of the Valley | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
Detectives with the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau are investigating an allegation involving an Einstein Academy staff member.
Einstein Academy Staffer Placed on Leave Amid Police Inquiry
An off-duty police officer detained a woman for trying to steal from an unlocked car in a residential community in Saugus early Saturday morning.
Off-duty Cop Stops Car Burglary in Saugus
Deputies responded to the 18300 block of Oak Canyon Road in Canyon Country around 10:40 p.m. after a call came in about a man who had allegedly hit a parked car and passed out in the drivers seat.
Short Car Chase Leads to DUI Arrest
1943 - 3 Army aviators killed in crash of plane and glider in Castaic area; 3 others saved by 9-year-old Marylynn Winkler [story]
Jill Hackett’s one woman show, “Journeys in Pastel,” is now running and just extended to March 19, 2015 at the Canyon Theatre Guild at 24242 Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Pastel Artist’s Work on Display in Newhall
A burglary call near Arroyo Seco Junior High today around 1 p.m. lead to a short vehicle pursuit plus more on tonight's SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 30, 2015
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present a tour of the St. Francis Dam site on Saturday, March 14.
March 14: Annual St. Francis Dam Talk & Tour
Despite Proposition 30 taxing California residents a little bit more in order to fund schools, some smaller, less impoverished school districts actually are seeing less money. Add that to an inexplicable 300-student loss in 18 months, and you have the makings of a full-on financial crisis for an otherwise fiscally sound district that just weathered a recent, devastating economic downturn
Falling Enrollment Creates Budget Gap for Castaic Schools
Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station received a call about a burglary around 1:05 p.m. in a residential community in North Valencia near Arroyo Seco Junior High.
Burglary Call Leads to Short Pursuit Near Junior High
Authorities have charged a drug dealer for the murder of a former UCLA basketball player and Fox executive who went missing in May 2012.
Drug Dealer Charged In Murder of Fox Studio Executive
48 Hours will be airing an episode that investigates a murder-for-hire case about a local businessman's plot to kill his wife.
Popular Crime Show to Air Episode on Local Story
COC Athletic Department is hosting its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 30.
COC to Induct Hall of Famers Friday
The Newhall School District is preparing for a new superintendent on Sunday when longtime Superintendent Dr. Marc Winger will step down and Paul A. Cordeiro will take his place.
New Superintendent Taking Over in Newhall
Stevenson Ranch & Valencia-Westridge, Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 01/19/2015 to 01/25/2015
Crime Blotter: Burglaries on West Side
2003 - Actress & big cat rescuer Tippi Hedren of Acton inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame [story]
The Middle East is exploding, every terrorist group imaginable is rampaging and murdering thousands daily with Iran, among them, vowing to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth and various radical Muslim terrorist groups declaring to overtake America – and yet, “the shadow of crisis has passed?”
Brazile’s Bluster
Santa Clarita Valley community members are coming together in support of a Hart High grad and his wife after their 9-day-old baby was born with cancer.
’03 Hart Grad and Wife Raising Funds for Newborn with Cancer
Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Station deputies were on scene Thursday to rescue a worker who was partially buried during a construction accident in the 25800 block of Industry Circle in the Valencia Commerce Center.
Construction Worker Rescued from Hole
In partnership with the California Nonprofits Association, BOE Member George Runner is hosting a free Telephone Townhall at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015 to provide information on tax issues specific to nonprofits and faith-based organizations.
Nonprofit Tax Questions? Tele-Townhall for Charities Feb. 19
Rexford Industrial Realty Inc., a real estate investment trust that acquired the 138,980-square-foot Avenue Kearny industrial park in July, announced the pricing Thursday of an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $16.00 per share.
Owner of Ave. Kearny Complex Raising $153MM
We are pleased to announce that tickets for An Evening with Cow Bop and An Evening with Buffalo Bill at William S. Hart Mansion are now on sale.
More Entertainment Added to Cowboy Festival Lineup