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1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]


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‘Lake Fire’ Burns 1,000 Acres Near Castaic Lake, 10 Percent Contained
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017

June 18, 8 a.m. The Lake Fire remains at 1,000 acres burned with 10 percent containment, according to Angeles National Forest officials. The upper lake east boat launch ramp is closed but the west ramp remains open. #LakeFire 1000 acres 10% contained unified command ANF @LACo_FD. @castaiclake upper...

Native American RN Was Victim of Freak Accident on SR-14
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Medical examiners Thursday identified a man killed Wednesday afternoon when a tire fell off of a moving vehicle on the 14 Freeway, striking and killing a motorist. Paul Begay, 49, was killed Wednesday in southbound lanes near the Placerita Canyon Road off-ramp. Begay,  a U.S. Marine and father of two,...

Staff Urges Denial of Einstein Charter Renewal; Board Decides Wed.
Monday, Feb 27, 2017

In a report released for the March 1 Board meeting, Hart District staff is recommending to not renew the charter petition for Einstein Academy. According to the report, “Staff considered increases in pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils served by the charter school as the most important...

Feb. 23: SUSD Measure EE Oversight Meeting
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

The Saugus Union School District Measure EE Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Caulfield Room at the SUSD District Office. Agenda topics include approval of minutes, a hearing session and a Measure EE update from staff.

Feb. 22: Sulphur Springs School District Governing Board Meeting

REGULAR MEETING of the GOVERNING BOARD Sulphur Springs Union SD February 22, 2017 7:00PM Sulphur Springs Union School District District Administrative Offices 27000 Weyerhaeuser Way Santa Clarita, CA 91351 661-252-5131 I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL II.A. Governing Board Members...

Feb. 28: CLWA Retail Operations Committee Meeting

The Castaic Lake Water Agency Retail Operations Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Water Division Training Room. Agenda topics include the Water Production Report, finance and budget report, and more.

Feb. 16: CUSD Board Meeting
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

The Castaic Union School District board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for closed session and 6:30 p.m. for open session in the Board Room at the CUSD District Office. Agenda topics includes school awards, the retirement of Dr. Victor Torres and public hearings.

Feb. 23: CLWA Planning, Engineering Meeting

The Castaic Lake Water Agency Planning and Engineering Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Training Room at the Rio Vista Water Treatment Plant. Agenda topics include construction contracts, project budgets, improvement projects reports.

38 Rabid Bats Found in L.A. County, 14 in SCV
Monday, Jan 30, 2017

Los Angeles County officials are reporting 38 rabid bats were found in the area with 14 being found in the Santa Clarita Valley. A total of 38 rabid bats were found in Los Angeles County in 2016, About 58 percent of them were found at private residences, 27 percent of them were found indoors –...

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Events Around Santa Clarita
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

There are several events happening around the Santa Clarita Valley for Veterans Day. Saugus High School to Unveil Wall of Honor DATE: Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at 9 a.m. WHERE: Saugus High School, located at 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus, CA WHAT: The Wall of Honor pays tribute to the 225 Saugus High School...

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1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
A GoFundMe crowdfunding page has been set up to help cover funeral expenses for a mother and two of her children killed in a rollover crash on Highway 14 in Acton Thursday.
Funeral Expenses Fund Set Up for 3 Dead in Acton Rollover Crash
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Multiple award-winning songwriter, singer and actor Kris Kristofferson is scheduled to appear at the new Canyon Club Santa Clarita at Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall on Thursday night, January 4, 2018.
January 4: Kris Kristofferson at Canyon Santa Clarita
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, two children are still in critical condition after yesterday's rollover crash. Plus, deputies arrested an underage DUI suspect whose vehicle smashed into a traffic signal after a collision in Canyon Country. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 21, 2017
A second child has died and two other children are in critical condition after a rollover crash on the 14 freeway near Acton Thursday morning killed an infant, CHP officials said.
Second Child Dies, 2 Still Critical after Acton Crash
World-renowned artist John Moffitt will headline the ARTree's Speaker Series with a talk at The MAIN on Main Street in Old Town Newhall on Thursday, July 27 starting at 7 p.m.
July 27: John Moffitt Headlines ARTree Speaker Series
Registration is now open for the ARTree Community Arts Center's fall children's art sampler class, which begins September 22 at the center in Newhall.
July 25: Fall ARTree Children’s Art Class Registration Opens
The 21st annual "Heart of the West" fundraiser for the non-profit Carousel Ranch horse therapy program for children will take place at the ranch on Saturday, August 26 starting at 6 p.m.
August 26: ‘Heart of the West’ to Benefit Carousel Ranch
The California State Transportation Agency and the Department of Transportation today announced the fast tracking of “fix it first” construction work and increased road repairs across the state.
State Transportation Leaders Expedite Millions in SB 1 Road Repairs
Registration has begun for the fall 2017 semester at College of the Canyons, which offers more than 1,900 class sections in a wide range of academic subjects and career education disciplines.
COC Fall 2017 Registration Under Way
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been denied bond pending the appeal of his conviction for obstructing a federal investigation into county jails.
Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Denied Bond Ahead of Conviction Appeal
The number of reported Valley Fever infections in Los Angeles County increased by 37 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a news release from the county Department of Public Health.
Valley Fever Cases Up 37 Percent in L.A. County
A multi-vehicle collision in Canyon Country led deputies to arrest an underage DUI suspect who also crashed into a traffic signal around 5:30 a.m. Friday.
20-Year-Old Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Canyon Country Crash
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe will guest at an author event at Barnes & Noble in Valencia on Monday, July 31, at 7 p.m.
July 31: Best-Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe at Barnes & Noble
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-San Fernando Valley) blasted SoCalGas for weak safety standards as the company resumes injections of natural gas into the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility adjacent to the Santa Clarita Valley.
Sherman Rips SoCalGas for Weak Safety Standards at Aliso Canyon
The Los Angeles Dodgers, who have the best record in major league baseball, had their 11-game winning streak snapped by the Atlanta Braves 6-3 at Dodger Stadium Thursday night in the first game of a 10-game homestand.
Red-Hot Dodgers Drop First Contest in 10-Game Homestand
World-traveled rock-R&B-funk band Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps returns to headline the free Valencia Jazz & Blues concert on the street outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia tonight starting at 7 p.m.
July 21: Teresa James & Rhythm Tramps at Valencia Jazz & Blues
California voters would decide the future of legal sports betting in the Golden State under a constitutional amendment introduced Thursday by a state lawmaker.
California Lawmaker Backs Referendum on Legalizing Sports Betting
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is urging SCV residents to be on the lookout for a suspect wanted in connection with a felony hit and run collision in Lancaster on Tuesday.
Wanted: Suspect in Felony Hit & Run
Mylz Jones and Roberto Ramos each went deep for the JetHawks, but the Lake Elsinore Storm hit three homers of their own and took the series opener 8-4 on Thursday night at The Hangar.
Jones, Ramos Homer in 8-4 Loss to Storm Thursday
California state officials have cleared the way for resumption at reduced capacity in the next few weeks of natural gas pumping into the underground Aliso Canyon facility
Aliso Canyon Gas Field to Reopen, But Fight Still On
Three children and one adult from Los Angeles were airlifted from the 14 freeway in Acton Thursday morning after a fatal solo-vehicle rollover crash.
Infant Killed, Four Injured in Early-Morning Acton Crash
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley on Friday, according to an AQMD alert.
Updated: SCV Air Quality Unhealthy Friday
2009 - Castaic resident Gidget, the Taco Bell commercial Chihuahua, dies at 15 after major stroke [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a Los Angeles woman is one of four hurt in a fatal crash in Acton Thursday morning. Plus, several streets in the city will be impacted for road rehab through next Friday. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 20, 2017
The City of Santa Clarita is in need of volunteers for a pair of events taking place in August at the Aquatic Center, located at 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway. Space is still available for those wishing to assist at the Swim League Finals on August 5 and the LA84 Swim & Synchro Festival on August 12, 2017.
Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Aquatic Center Events
As Los Angeles County prepares for the procurement and manufacturing stage of its nationally-recognized Voting Systems Assessment Project (VSAP), Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan is focusing resources on election security.
County Prepares for Updated Voting System
Every summer, novice and veteran interpreters and interpreting students gather for one week to learn about professional development, and to participate in workshops that build their skills.
CSUN Student to Host Workshop for Interpreters
Residents in Santa Clarita can soon enroll in a number of specialized classes, recreational sports, youth programming and more for the fall season.
July 25: Start of Fall Seasons Online Registration
Castaic residents heard from county planners Wednesday at the Castaic Area Town Council meeting, with a focus on solutions for concerns about the Hillcrest Parkway landscape.
Castaic Residents Voice Concerns Over Hillcrest Parkway Maintenance
After being featured in the “KHTS Adopt a Pet” series last month, a then 10-week-old kitten named Faith has found her forever home. But before she can truly get her “happily ever after,” Faith needs surgery to correct a medical problem that is already causing damage to her eyes.
GoFundMe Page Started for Former ‘KHTS Adopt a Pet’ Kitten
From Aug. 5-9, this year's graduates from CalArts' Programs in Art, Art and Technology and Photography and Media present work in Clothing Optional at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, with an opening reception on Aug. 5.
Exhibit to Feature Works by Recent CalARTS’ Graduates
Join us at this month's breakfast for networking and an update by our State Senator Scott Wilk on the progress of water district consolidation and the impact his bill, SB 634, will have on the Santa Clarita Valley.
Aug. 9: Update on Water District Consolidation at Chamber Breakfast