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ArtTree to Bring Disneyland Imagineer to Newhall
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

The ArtTree is bringing Disneyland’s imagineering to Newhall in late August for their monthly speaker series. Disney Imagineering Creative Director, Michael Jung, will be speaking at the Old Town Newhall Library on Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. about how the Disneyland experience is made. As...

Aug. 16: Barbershop Harmony & Ice Cream

The Men of Harmony Chorus is proud to announce the opening of ticket sales for its 39th Annual Barbershop Harmony Show.  The event will be one show only, Aug. 16, at the SCV Senior Center on Market Street in Newhall. Not only will wonderful singing be presented, but as an extra added attraction, the...

Einstein Families Collect Backpacks for Needy

By Susie Unkeless   Elementary school students from Albert Einstein Academy are making going back to school easier for dozens of deserving families in Santa Clarita. On July 25, AEA students participated in Help the Children’s Christmas in July School Supply and Toy Drive at Walmart. Together...

Air Quality Unhealthy in SCV Wednesday

[LACo Public Health] – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Santa Clarita Valley on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer, Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, advises people living or working...

Aug. 29: Go on Date, Drop Kids at Hart Park

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has planned a fun-filled evening exclusively for kids on Saturday, Aug. 29, at William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall. Beginning at 5 p.m., the four-hour event will allow parents to drop children ages 5-12 off at the park’s Hart Hall — where...

Child & Family Center News

Child & Family Center is pleased to present Barbara Myler, who will dance on our behalf at Dancing With our Stars on Friday, August 28th at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center. The Santa Clarita Valley dance competition features local celebrity dancers representing their favorite...

Sept. 21: Learn Secrets to Watercolor from a Master

Joseph Stoddard will demonstrate at the Sept 21 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association. This event is free, open to the public and meets at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd. “My demonstration will be watercolor painting of an urban scene, using pencil, ink and watercolor....

Friday: Last Chance to Catch Valencia Jazz & Blues

The Delgado Brothers The sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands will fill Town Center Drive in Valencia for one more Friday night, Aug. 7, as the 16th Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Series comes to a close. This Friday will feature popular Latin Jazz & Blues recording artists, The Delgado Brothers. “Get...

COC Wins 2nd Straight WSC Supremacy Title
Monday, Aug 3, 2015

[WSC, Aug. 3] – The Western State Conference is pleased to announce that College of the Canyons has claimed its second straight WSC Supremacy Award for their athletic department’s performance throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. The Cougars won a total of six conference championships throughout...

Public Comment Period Extended for San Gabriel Mountains Nat’l Monument Plan

The USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest, has extended the public comment period for the Need to Change Document for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan until Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Comments can be submitted through email at: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46964;...

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1891 - Post office established at Saugus depot; renamed Surrey in 1906 [story]
The ArtTree is bringing Disneyland's imagineering to Newhall in late August for their monthly speaker series.
ArtTree to Bring Disneyland Imagineer to Newhall
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, A bill is in motion that would preserve thousands of acres of Castaic wilderness and make the St. Francis Dam site a national monument. Click the link to hear that story and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The musical programs will take guests on a journey through American music and popular songs presented in four-part harmony by both the men’s chorus and several quartets, and the event will double as an old-fashioned ice cream social.
Aug. 16: Barbershop Harmony & Ice Cream
Students may be nominated due to their distinguished academic record, exceptional community service volunteerism, or by overcoming considerable personal obstacles.
Seniors Apply Now to be Named SCV Latino Student of Year
On August 1, a group of AEA students gathered at the Help the Children facility in Santa Clarita with carloads of backpacks, handmade cards and smiles all around. The result ... 62 backpacks piled high.
Einstein Families Collect Backpacks for Needy
According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Santa Clarita Valley on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Air Quality Unhealthy in SCV Wednesday
On campuses across the country, we have seen unrest like never before. I know, some of you are going to say, “What about the hippies and the ‘60s, Joe?” But hey, the ‘60s were about protesting war, and more love for each other. Today, it’s about word games and attacks on any norm of the day. Words like marriage, man, woman, girl, boy, and senior citizen are under attack.
Wordplay | Commentary by Joe Messina
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has planned a fun-filled evening exclusively for kids on Saturday, Aug. 29, at William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall.
Aug. 29: Go on Date, Drop Kids at Hart Park
For the past five years, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy has charted a path for fighting HIV in the United States. But as our scientific understanding and policy opportunities change, our plan must adapt.
The Fight Against HIV-AIDS | Sylvia Mathews Burwell, HHS
U.S. Rep. Steve Knight held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce and present the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial and Castaic Wilderness Act. About 50 Santa Clarita Valley leaders, residents, Native Americans and St. Francis Dam historians attended the event at Tesoro Adobe Historic Park.
Press Conf.: Knight Bill Seeks to Honor Dam Victims, Protect Sacred Sites in Forest
Starting in September, SMO will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m., and we hope to stay open late one night per week to accommodate working single parents.
Single Mothers Outreach Adding Case Workers, Hours
The California Legislature recently passed AB 304, which provides several key amendments to the recently enacted statewide paid sick leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Some of the most significant changes for employers are highlighted here.
New Sick Leave Rules Take Immediate Effect | By Steven P. Lee, Esq.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division performed 1,949 ocean rescues along our local beaches from July 26 through Aug. 2 after high surf resulted in strong rip currents along the shoreline. Unseasonably warm air and water temperatures brought 5.85 million people to the Los Angeles County shores during that time.
County Lifeguards Rescue Nearly 2,000 at L.A. Beaches in 1 Week
Assemblyman Scott Wilk and his representatives helped many reclaim money at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber Latino Business Alliance Networking Breakfast Tuesday morning.
Wilk Shows Crowd How to Reclaim Money from State
Check out these fun ways to support the Child & Family Center.
Child & Family Center News
Joseph Stoddard will demonstrate at the Sept 21 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association. This event is free, open to the public and meets at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd.
Sept. 21: Learn Secrets to Watercolor from a Master
The sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands will fill Town Center Drive in Valencia for one more Friday night, Aug. 7, as the 16th Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Series comes to a close.
Friday: Last Chance to Catch Valencia Jazz & Blues
Nearly without exception, our community partners who provide drug treatment and counseling agree their clients all started their drug abuse by using marijuana. They also have seen that maturity can pretty much stop at the time the person starts using marijuana, which is why some young adults may have trouble making good decisions about drug use in their 20s.
Teen Brains on Pot
1992 - Pardee House (ex-Good Templars Lodge) moved to Heritage Junction/Hart Park [story]
The Western State Conference is pleased to announce that College of the Canyons has claimed its second straight WSC Supremacy Award for their athletic department’s performance throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. The Cougars won a total of six conference championships throughout the year and led the conference with a 6.50 average across 15 WSC sponsored sports.
COC Wins 2nd Straight WSC Supremacy Title
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Newhall Water District users have lowered their water use below the state required mandate. Plus, a former Santa Clarita city attorney has died. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, August 3, 2015
I am excited to share with you a special invitation to attend the Mayor’s Virtual City Tour and Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 15. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all the ways our city is providing you and your family with a high quality of life.
Ice Cream and a Tour
Some of the topics covered in the ten-week program include: The Truth about Ecstasy, The Truth about Heroin, and The Truth about Crystal Meth and Methamphetamine. The final session will be a graduation class with the presentation of a certificate and the signing of a Youth Drug-Free World Pledge. The curriculum will be taught using a mixture of lectures, video presentations, group discussions, reading and short worksheets.
New SCV Sheriff Program Teaches Youth ‘Truth About Drugs’