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First Human West Nile Death of 2014 Reported in L.A. County
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed the first human death of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in Los Angeles County for the 2014 season. The fatality occurred in a male in his 60s, who lived in the San Fernando Valley, had pre-existing health conditions and was hospitalized...

Registration Open for Saturday Night 5K
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

The inaugural Be the Light nighttime run/walk will hit the pavement this Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m. Registration is now open online and will remain available until the start of the race. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit A Light of Hope, a Santa Clarita non-profit addiction support...

DUI Checkpoint Friday Night in Santa Clarita

File photo [LASD] The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Station will be conducting a DUI/DCL Checkpoint on Friday August 29th, 2014 in the City of Santa Clarita between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing...

Detectives on the Lookout for ID Theft Suspect
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

[News Release] – On August 17, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a residence located within the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita (Westridge / Valencia). The victim reported she was contacted by her credit card company regarding a suspicious...

Food Pantry to Host Run Against Hunger
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

No child in the Santa Clarita Valley should ever go to bed hungry. That’s why those at the Santa Clarita Food Pantry work tirelessly to provide supplemental food for families across our valley. To help accomplish this mission and raise funds to fill the pantry’s shelves, hundreds of local runners...

City’s New Survey Invites Residents to Share Their Ideas
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita is calling residents to take part in a public opinion poll to share their thoughts on City services, local issues and the types of amenities they would like to see in Santa Clarita. The poll will be conducted via telephone and online at santa-clarita.com/survey. Every two years,...

Latino Businesses Leaders to be Honored at Gala

Local business leaders are preparing for a night of celebration and awards at the fourth annual SCV Latino Chamber of Commerce gala, “Corazon: Heart of the Santa Clarita Valley,” Sept. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, featuring keynote speaker Santa Clarita City Councilman Dante Acosta. Starting...

Personal Drought Reports Coming to Businesses and Apartments

Valencia Water Company is expanding its “personal drought report” to businesses and residents who live in condominiums and apartments. These highly individualized reports specify how much water must be saved this year to meet Governor Brown’s call to save 20 percent during California’s unprecedented...

Students and Parents Invited to Academy Night
Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Rep. Buck McKeon U.S. Rep Howard P. “Buck” McKeon today announced that his office will host an “Academy Night” to help inform students about the application and selection process for the U.S. Military Service Academies. The Academy Night will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00pm...

Santa Clarita Named Finalist for Most Business-Friendly City in L.A. County

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) today announced the finalists for its 2014 Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County Award. The cities of Bellflower, Glendale, Lakewood, Palmdale and Santa Clarita are finalists for the population 65,000 and over category, and the...

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"Someone was shooting one of the guns and the gun had a malfunction," said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. "The gun exploded and a man standing next to the man with the gun was hit with shrapnel."
Gun Malfunction Sends One To Hospital
A Los Angeles County Fire Department official says a victim accidentally shot himself at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall Friday afternoon. That story plus more tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, August 29, 2014
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed the first human death of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in Los Angeles County for the 2014 season. The fatality occurred in a male in his 60s, who lived in the San Fernando Valley, had pre-existing health conditions and was hospitalized at the time of death.
First Human West Nile Death of 2014 Reported in L.A. County
Hart is No. 3, Valencia is No. 5 and Saugus received votes for the CIF Southern Section West Valley Division Pre-Season Top 10 poll.
CIF-SS West Valley Division Pre-Season Football Rankings
We’re all in the Santa Clarita Valley, but not all of us are in Santa Clarita city. We can still call it Saugus, Newhall and Castaic - even Honby, if you can find it. There is that new place in the east called Canyon Country. The name started in the '60s but didn’t really take hold until much later.
Our Home By Any Other Name
1916 - Actor George Montgomery, 1991 Newhall Walk of Western Stars honoree, born in Montana [story]
A group of Happy Valley residents upset over a business that recently opened in their residential neighborhood brought concerns Tuesday to Santa Clarita City Council members.
Residents Upset Over Sober Living Facility in Happy Valley
The prescription pill symposium featured a panel of five experts, and each delivered first-hand knowledge to attendees on ways to protect themselves and loved ones from “the perils of prescription drug abuse.”
Symposium Tackles Dangers of Prescription Pill Abuse
The Job & Career Center at College of the Canyons is hosting several workshops this fall to help job seekers find employment. The workshops are free and open to the public. Limited seating is available on a first come, first serve basis
COC Career Center Hosting Free Fall Workshops
This September, the City of Santa Clarita will participate in National Preparedness Month, a nationwide campaign designed to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies and disasters.
City to Host Free Emergency Preparedness Workshops
The 18th annual Heart of the West fundraiser, to benefit Carousel Therapeutic Riding Ranch, earned more than $100,000 in live auction and fund-a-need donations Saturday night.
Heart Of The West Fundraiser Earns $100K for Carousel Ranch
The City of Santa Clarita’s annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance honors Santa Clarita youth 24 and younger who lost their lives on the road, and serves as a powerful reminder about the importance of safe driving.
Sept. 10: Evening of Remembrance Honors Local Youth
The inaugural Be the Light nighttime run/walk will hit the pavement this Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m. Registration is now open online and will remain available until the start of the race. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit A Light of Hope, a Santa Clarita non-profit addiction support center dedicated to 14-26 year olds and their parents.
Registration Open for Saturday Night 5K
Arana has coached several teams in the Santa Clarita for several years. He has coached for College of the Canyons, Golden Valley High School, Saugus High School and the Futbol Club Santa Clarita Storm professional team, according to the FC Valencia website.
West Ranch High School Soccer Coach Arrested for DUI
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Station will be conducting a DUI/DCL Checkpoint on Friday August 29th, 2014 in the City of Santa Clarita between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
DUI Checkpoint Friday Night in Santa Clarita
Two Santa Clarita Girl Scouts who took on the task of bringing water safety awareness to local students were recognized by Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday night for their dedication to preventing tragic loss of life.
Girl Scouts Recognized for Sharing Water Safety Message
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Six Flags Magic Mountain announced plans for a world–record–breaking hybrid coaster, Twisted Colossus. Plus more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, August 28, 2014
Your Hometown Station, AM-1220 KHTS, will partner with SCVTV, Santa Clarita's only local television channel, to simulcast high school football
KHTS & SCVTV to Simulcast Football Games
Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia unveiled its new twist for Colossus, an iconic ride that's been at the park for 36 years Thursday -- with Twisted Colossus.
Six Flags Plans New Twist for Colossus
Tonight on NewsBreak: Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of using identity theft to steal tens of thousands of dollars; An alleged Santa Clarita gang member was sentenced to seven years in state prison after admitting to attacking a man in Newhall; plus more news.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A valedictorian of College of the Canyons' 2014 graduating class was one of ten students nationwide chosen to receive the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship award, college officials announced Wednesday. Jessie Warme, who is set to attend the University of California at San Diego in the fall, was selected from more than 2,200 applicants to be awarded with the $7,500 scholarship in recognition of outstanding academic achievement of Phi Theta Kappa members.
COC Valedictorian Receives $7,500 Scholarship
A Val Verde man accused of several burglaries, including a “hot prowl,” was charged with five counts related to theft and vandalism in Val Verde, according to court documents. Manuel Guerrero Cortez, 33, was arrested for his alleged involvement in a residential burglary that took place while the resident was home.
Val Verde ‘Hot Prowl’ Suspect Facing Multiple Charges
On August 17, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a residence located within the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita (Westridge / Valencia). The victim reported she was contacted by her credit card company regarding a suspicious transaction. Deputies began the investigation and contacted station detectives. idtheftsuspect_2Station detectives learned that an unknown suspect used the victim’s personal information to bypass security questions. The unknown suspect requested that a replacement credit card be sent to the victim’s residence in Santa Clarita on expedited Fed-Ex shipping.
Detectives on the Lookout for ID Theft Suspect
Aspiring artists and entertainers are invited to participate in an upcoming Open Mic Night to be held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in October, event officials announced Wednesday.
Open Call for Open Mic Night at COC Arts Center