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1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]


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Bob Danis, Korean War Veteran, Senior Center Star, Dies at 85
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017

Bob Danis, Korean War veteran, United States Air Force interpreter, singer, trumpet player and Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center band leader, died Tuesday in Valencia. He was 85. Leader of Fiddlesticks and Ivory Plus, the Senior Center’s band, for 13 years up until last Wednesday, Danis played...

January 4: Kris Kristofferson at Canyon Santa Clarita
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017

Multiple award-winning songwriter, singer and actor Kris Kristofferson is scheduled to appear at the new Santa Clarita Canyon Club at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall on Thursday night, January 4, 2018. The local gig is one of several the legendary 81-year-old Kristofferson will perform on a tour...

Santa Clarita Ranks Low on List of Cities Friendly to First-Time Homebuyers
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

Santa Clarita ranks No. 237 overall on a new survey of the top 300 American cities that are most friendly to first-time homebuyers published this week by WalletHub. Among mid-sized cities, Santa Clarita ranks 82nd on the list of 98. WalletHub’s analysts compared 300 cities of varying sizes across...

First Newhall Ranch Tracts on Supes’ Tuesday Agenda
Monday, Jul 17, 2017

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will address the controversial Newhall Ranch project proposed along the Santa Clara River in their meeting Tuesday starting at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will focus on the first two tracts (6,000 units) of the 21,000-unit project to be built west of Interstate 5...

‘Westworld’ Leads Santa Clarita TV Productions in 2017 Emmy Nominations
Friday, Jul 14, 2017

Television productions based in Santa Clarita scored big in the 69th annual Emmy Awards nominations announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “Westworld,” “Transparent,” “Drunk History,” “MasterChef Junior,” “Ballers”...

July 15: Santa Clarita Artist Reception at Topanga Gallery
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

Santa Clarita artist Idelle Okman Tyzbir and two partners in art have works on display at the Topanga Canyon Gallery through August 8, with an opening reception at the gallery on Saturday, July 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The “Juxtaposed Perceptions” exhibit features abstract multidimensional...

Lockheed Martin Donates $15K to Habitat Veterans Homes
Monday, Jul 10, 2017

Getting it done — Lockheed Martin employees mix cement and pour sidewalks to help veterans build 78 homes in Santa Clarita with Habitat for Humanity. | Photo: Linda KC Reynolds. By Linda KC Reynolds, Aerotech News Staff Writer Veterans are one step closer to moving into their new homes in Santa Clarita...

Illegal Fireworks Spark Blaze, 2 Arrested

A Val Verde brush fire was caused by illegal fireworks. | Photo: News Source LA Two 19-year-old men were arrested in Val Verde early Sunday morning after their illegal fireworks sparked a brush fire, according to officials. The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s...

July 7: Michael John & Bottom Line Top Valencia Jazz & Blues
Friday, Jul 7, 2017

Swing-funk-blues band Michael John & The Bottom Line topline the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series show on Town Center Drive outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia tonight, Friday, July 7, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free for all ages. Salt Creek Grille, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse,...

Homicide Detectives Investigating Shooting Death in Placerita Canyon
Monday, Jul 3, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man in Placerita Canyon Monday morning, according to a spokesperson from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “Deputies responded to the Placerita Canyon-Sand Canyon area this morning,”...

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1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, puppies and pints abounded at fundraiser Tuesday evening. Plus, the passing of a local legend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Bob Danis, Korean War veteran, United States Air Force interpreter, singer, trumpet player and Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center band leader, died Tuesday in Valencia. He was 85.
Bob Danis, Korean War Veteran, Senior Center Star, Dies at 85
Legislation introduced by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25), known as the Securely Expediting Clearances through Reporting Transparency Act, H.R. 3210, or SECRET, passed the House today with a unanimous, bipartisan vote.
House Passes Knight’s ‘SECRET’ Act; Senate Next Stop
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said the department would seek further legal clarity on its obligations to conform to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brady decision.
Sheriff’s Department Seeks Clarity on Brady Decision
California Senator Scott Wilk will update the Santa Clarita Valley business community on state and local water projects at the SCV Chamber of Commerce's next "Good Morning SCV" breakfast on August 9.
August 9: Wilk Water Update at ‘Good Morning SCV’ Breakfast
CalArts alum Roger Holzberg (BFA 76), a cancer survivor and former creative director/VP at Walt Disney Imagineering, co-founded Reimagine Well, a revolutionary company that creates immersive healing experiences and builds custom virtual reality theaters in hospitals for pediatric and adolescent cancer patients.
CalArtians Collaborate on ‘Infusarium’ for Youth Cancer Patients
The monthly meeting of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission will take place at the Metropolitan Water District office in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, July 27 starting at 9 a.m.
July 27: Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Meeting
Providence St. Joseph Health and Well Being Trust jointly announce the first round of $10 million in grants and contracts to mental health and wellness initiatives that will help vulnerable Californians.
Providence, Well Being Boost Mental Health Initiatives with $10 Million in Grants
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is partnering with Univision to host a mental health and immigration awareness telecast on Thursday, July 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on KMEX, Channel 34.
July 27: County, Univision Host Mental Health, Immigration Telecast
The FBI and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station warn of kidnapping scams and offer tips about what to do if you get one of those calls.
FBI, Sheriff’s Officials Warn of Virtual Kidnapping Scams
Garrett Hampson totaled four hits and the Lancaster JetHawks outhit the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes but lost, 11-4, on Tuesday night at LoanMart Field.
JetHawks Outhit, But Don’t Outscore Quakes Tuesday
Local singer-songwriter Savannah Burrows headlines a show also featuring country cover band Double Wide at Central Park on Saturday, July 29, at 7 p.m.
Savannah Burrows, Double Wide Bring Country to Central Park
Celebrate the benefits of vaccination during August, National Immunization Awareness Month.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Here's a list of the streets in Santa Clarita set for the city's Road Rehab Project from July 25 to August 4.
July 25-August 4: Santa Clarita Roads in Rehab
The California Highway Patrol's Newhall station will host a "Start Smart" driving class for teens at the station on Saturday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
August 19: Newhall CHP ‘Start Smart’ Teen Driver Class
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
For 42 years Soroptimist International of Valencia has been committed to the Live Your Dream program awarding cash grants to disadvantaged women.
Aug. 1: Summer “Wine” Down to Raise Funds for Disadvantaged Women
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, A bear sighting was reported in Newhall Tuesday morning. Plus, the Child & Family Center and Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley are going forces and planning to merge. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The California State University (CSU) has partnered with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to develop the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs.
CSU Receives Grant; Will Fund Workshops for Clean Energy Entrepreneurs
The largest-ever concert series devoted entirely to the music of renowned composer John Luther Adams (Music BFA 73) takes place this week (July 26-July 30). Hosted by SFJAZZ, the festival takes place in several venues in San Francisco, including the Miner Auditorium, Grace Cathedral and the Sutro Baths at Lands End in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Concert Series Devoted Entirely to CalARTS Alum
The Child & Family Center and Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley have announced their intention to join forces and merge into a single organization to better serve the needs of the growing Santa Clarita community.
DVC Merging Into Child & Family Center
Local artist Chrystal Walker presents a one-woman show at FastFrame Valencia, located at 24204 Valencia Blvd., during September.
Sept. 1: One-Woman Show on Printmaking by Local Artist
Santa Clarita deputies are investigating a report of a bank robbery at the Logix location on McBean Parkway.
Suspected Serial Bank Robber Hits Logix in Valencia
Santa Clarita’s night-time commuters might notice some slowing on the freeway in the coming weeks, due to some road construction projects, officials said Tuesday.
Officials Issue Travel Alert for LAX Commuters
Knowing that up to 70 percent of residential water is used for landscaping, it’s no surprise that conscientious homeowners are looking for efficient irrigation methods to minimize water waste, and lower household water bills.
Aug. 19: CSUN-al Offering Class on Water-Saving Methods for Home and Garden
CHP officers and Fish and Wildlife officials were unable to locate a bear reported near Calgrove Boulevard and Wiley Canyon Road, in Newhall on Tuesday morning.
Bear Sighting in Newhall
Despite robust closed escrow sales in June, California pending home sales slipped for the sixth consecutive month, suggesting an impending slowdown in the state's housing market as the peak homebuying season winds down, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.
State Sees Downward Trend in June Home Sales
On Saturday, August 19, 2017, test your strength, stamina, and endurance at the 12th Annual Plane Pull fundraiser at the Long Beach Airport.
Aug. 19: Annual Plane Pull Benefiting Local Non-Profit
Trey Killian tossed seven shutout innings to lead the Lancaster JetHawks to a 3-0 win over the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Monday night at LoanMart Field
Killian Gets 7th Win; Throws for Seven Shutout Innings
According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday.
Air Quality Advisory for Sensitive Individuals in SCV
Rep. Steve Knight’s (CA-25) bill, H.R. 2333, Small Business Investment Opportunity (SBIO) Act of 2017, passed the House Monday with unanimous support.
Knight Bill to Improve Small Business Investments Unanimously Passes House
1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
The Los Angeles Dodgers Monday reinstated left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 10-day disabled list, put Clayton Kershaw on the DL with low back strain, among other roster moves.
Dodgers Roster Moves: Kershaw & McCarthy on DL, Ryu Reinstated
Sierra Bancorp, parent of Bank of the Sierra, today announced its unaudited financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2017.
Sierra Bancorp Reports Earnings for First Half of 2017