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1891 - President Benjamin Harrison stops at Saugus Depot, dines at Tolfree's Saugus Eating House [story]


LOCAL BUSINESS
Valencia L.A. Fitness Shopping Center Sells for $69.5 Mil.
Friday, Apr 21, 2017

In an off-market transaction, Colliers International has negotiated the $69.5 million sale of Gateway Village Shopping Center in Santa Clarita. Michelle Schierberl and Donald Ellis of Colliers’ Irvine office brought the center’s seller, JH Real Estate Partners, and the buyer, private investment group...

Santa Clarita Physician Named a 2017 Top Doctor

Jilin Bai, MD, PhD, a general practitioner affiliated with the Pacific Alliance Medical Center, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Santa Clarita, California. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering...

Builder Selling New Homes in Plum Canyon

Toll Brothers, American’s Luxury Home Builder, announces the sales center opening of Toll Brothers at Plum Canyon in Santa Clarita this Saturday, April 22. Buyers can take advantage of pre-model sales pricing from the $600,000s. Toll Brothers at Plum Canyon is an exclusive, new luxury home community...

Stevenson Ranch Macaroni Grill Closes Suddenly Tuesday
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

Romano’s Macaroni Grill employees received a surprise Tuesday when they showed up for a mandatory meeting to find the restaurant permanently closed. On Tuesday morning, instead of a team meeting, employees were greeted by moving trucks, a corporate HR representative, and the company’s chief operating...

Wilk Names April’s Small Business of the Month
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, has recognized John and Devynn Thompson, the owners of Thompson Family Plumbing and Rooter as April’s Small Business of the Month. Each month Wilk selects a local business that offers outstanding service and has an exemplary commitment to the community. This...

April 21: Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing to Focus on Cybersecurity
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

To raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity in the 21st century, the College of the Canyons Foundation will hold its spring Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing “Cyber Security: The Threat is Real – What You Can Do to Protect Yourself” on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Dr. Dianne...

Newhall Ranch Developer Trying Again to Raise Cash
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

Will the second time be a charm for Five Point? Nearly two years after announcing – and then scrapping – plans to raise cash via the New York Stock Exchange, the would-be developer of roughly 21,000 homes west of Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley filed new papers Friday with the Securities...

Mission Valley Bank Awarded Super Premier Performing Bank Status
Monday, Apr 10, 2017

Mission Valley Bank, the sole subsidiary of Mission Valley Bancorp is pleased to announce that Mission Valley Bank has once again achieved the prestigious ranking as one of California’s 2016 “Super Premier Performing Banks” by the Findley Reports. The Findley Reports, a highly-regarded consulting...

Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events

SCV Chamber Government Affairs / Transportation Committee                                                                                                                             Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30AM – 12:00PM Location: William...

Upcoming SBDC, Training Events
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business Part 1 Via Webinar Date:April 6, 2017 Day: Thursday  Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Cost: $30.00 (Includes Part 1 and Part 2 on 4/20/2017)    This short informational 10 step Quickstart Webinar, will give you a good overview of...

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FINANCIALS OF LOCAL INTEREST
MARKETS & METALS
NASDAQ5983.82  chart +1.24%
S&P 5002374.15  chart +1.08%
STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Bank Santa Clarita13.70  chart +0.00%
Biosolar, Inc.0.0543  chart -9.50%
Sierra Bancorp26.69  chart -1.95%
Cu Bancorp (ca)37.75  chart +3.00%
Enable Ipc Corp0.001  chart +0.00%
Flex Ltd.16.10  chart +0.81%
Linn Energy Llc Unit Repstg Ltd0.096  chart +0.00%
Linn Co Llc Com Shs Repstg Ltd 0.0431  chart +0.00%
Mannkind Corporation0.90  chart -3.23%
Mission Vly Bcp Ca10.85  chart +0.00%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated 104.09  chart +0.76%
Tejon Ranch Co Common Stock23.31  chart +2.10%
Us Energy Initiative0.0005  chart +0.00%
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. C12.05  chart -0.82%

Apple Inc.143.64  chart +0.96%
At&t Inc.40.02  chart +0.23%
Autonation, Inc. Common Stock44.06  chart +2.92%
Best Buy Co., Inc. Common Stock51.15  chart +1.01%
Big Lots, Inc. Common Stock49.93  chart +0.48%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Common Sto8.75  chart +0.00%
Brady Corporation Common Stock39.00  chart +2.09%
Boston Scientific Corporation C25.56  chart +2.82%
N/a24  chart +0.00%
Cbre Group Inc Common Stock Cla34.41  chart +0.09%
Carnival Corporation Common Sto59.62  chart +1.12%
Comcast Corporation38.01  chart -0.39%
Costco Wholesale Corporation172.33  chart +0.91%
Curtiss-wright Corporation Comm92.90  chart +1.13%
Cvs Health Corporation Common S80.05  chart +0.97%
Cemex, S.a.b. De C.v. Sponsored8.98  chart +2.28%
D.r. Horton, Inc. Common Stock33.05  chart +0.55%
Walt Disney Company (the) Commo113.70  chart -0.65%
Edison International Common Sto80.94  chart +0.42%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class 55.33  chart +0.44%
Home Depot, Inc. (the) Common S151.89  chart +1.26%
Kb Home Common Stock20.44  chart +0.05%
Kroger Company (the) Common Sto30.14  chart +0.63%
Lennar Corporation Class A Comm51.57  chart -0.85%
Laboratory Corporation Of Ameri144.61  chart +0.92%
Linn Energy Llc Unit Repstg Ltd0.096  chart +0.00%
Linn Co Llc Com Shs Repstg Ltd 0.0431  chart +0.00%
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Common S84.17  chart +1.26%
Marriott International93.52  chart +1.14%
Mcdonald's Corporation Common S134.23  chart +0.61%
Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group,6.35  chart +0.95%
Netflix, Inc.143.83  chart +0.67%
Office Depot, Inc.4.94  chart +1.44%
Rite Aid Corporation Common Sto3.73  chart -1.84%
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.24.60  chart -0.81%
Regal Entertainment Group Class22.06  chart -0.23%
Ross Stores, Inc.65.06  chart +0.25%
Republic Services, Inc. Common 64.02  chart +1.01%
N/aN/A  chartN/A
Starbucks Corporation61.11  chart +0.82%
Smart & Final Stores, Inc. Comm11.95  chart -3.24%
Sears Holdings Corporation12.45  chart -7.02%
Six Flags Entertainment Corpora61.91  chart +0.55%
Sonova N144.10  chart +0.07%
Staples, Inc.9.88  chart +1.65%
Sunpower Corporation6.74  chart +1.05%
Target Corporation Common Stock54.82  chart +0.07%
Time Warner Cable Inc209.56  chart +0.00%
Ulta Beauty, Inc.278.21  chart -0.46%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.84.28  chart +0.30%
Waste Connections, Inc. Common 90.51  chart +0.59%
Whole Foods Market, Inc.36.46  chart +2.10%
Waste Management, Inc. Common S74.10  chart +0.98%
Wal-mart Stores, Inc. Common St74.78  chart -0.21%
Woodward, Inc.67.97  chart +1.36%
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Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1891 - President Benjamin Harrison stops at Saugus Depot, dines at Tolfree's Saugus Eating House [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, we look back at the 2017 Cowboy Festival. Plus, the first Measure E bonds have been sold. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, April 24, 2017
As part of National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 23 to 29, 2017, the city of Santa Clarita thanks the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to the community.
City of Santa Clarita Thanks Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Join HandsOn Santa Clarita for a night of poker, prizes, a silent auction and great food all while supporting this organization on Friday, May 5 at The Paseo Club.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo Charity Poker Tournament for HandsOn Santa Clarita
Last month (March 2017), Welcome to My Life won an NYICFF (New York Children's Film Festival) Audience Award for children (between 12 and 17 years old).
CalArts Animator Wins NYICFF Audience Award
Laura Zucker announced her plans to leave her position as Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on July 31, 2017.
LA County Arts Commission Exec. Director to Leave Position
The first bonds from Measure E, the Santa Clarita Community College District $230 million general obligation bonds approved by voters in June 2016, were sold on April 12, yielding $50 million to assist in funding a new parking structure at the college’s Valencia campus and two new buildings at its Canyon Country campus.
First Measure E Bonds Sold, Yield $50 Million
Upcoming arts and culture events in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Arts Upcoming Events
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Detail are working together with South Pasadena Police Department in seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing critical child, Andressian, Aramazd Jr.
LASD, SCV Search and Rescue Looking for Missing Boy
As part of National Bike Month, the city of Santa Clarita will host a week of bicycle-focused events and activities leading up to and after the world-class cycling race, Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG.
City Hosting Free Bike Week Events Leading to Amgen Tour
Agenda for the City Council Committee Development Committee Meeting on April 25 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall, Mural Room.
April 25: City Council Development Committee Meeting
The Rotary Club of Santa Clarita and The Newhall Rotary Foundation graciously donated $2,700 to assist with the cost of re-flooring the Val Verde Samuel Dixon Family Health Center.
Rotary Club, Newhall Rotary Foundation Join Efforts to Remodel Val Verde Health Center
Sam Hilliard delivered a game-tying double in the ninth inning, but for the second straight day, the Lake Elsinore Storm won in walk-off fashion, 7-6, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond.
Jethawks Force Extra Innings, Fall in the 10th
Valencia Crime Information and Public Safety Report for the Week of April 10-16, 2017
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Burglary in Valencia
Saugus Crime Information and Public Safety Report for the Week of April 10-16, 2017
Crime Blotter: Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft Auto in Saugus
Castaic/ Val Verde Crime Information and Public Safety Report for the Week of April 10-16, 2017
Crime Blotter: Domestic Dispute, Grand Theft Auto in Castaic, Val Verde
1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating CLWA [story]
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]
1974 - Gov. Ronald Reagan speaks at dedication of COC's first permanent building, the William G. Bonelli Instructional Resource Center [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a social media post by a Valencia High School student sparked alarm. Plus, we round-up some great events happening in Santa Clarita this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 21, 2017
The Santa Clarita Public Library has recently named Matthew Hortt as City Librarian. Matthew Hortt will be working with the city of Santa Clarita overseeing programming and operations for the Santa Clarita Public Library’s three branches in Canyon Country, Newhall and Valencia.
Santa Clarita Public Library Welcomes New City Librarian
In an off-market transaction, Colliers International has negotiated the $69.5 million sale of Gateway Village Shopping Center in Santa Clarita.
Valencia L.A. Fitness Shopping Center Sells for $69.5 Mil.
The Master's University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Stead to the position of Senior Vice President and Provost.
Local Christian University Names USC Alumnus as New Provost
Jilin Bai, MD, PhD, a general practitioner affiliated with the Pacific Alliance Medical Center, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Santa Clarita, California.
Santa Clarita Physician Named a 2017 Top Doctor
Toll Brothers, American’s Luxury Home Builder, announces the sales center opening of Toll Brothers at Plum Canyon in Santa Clarita this Saturday, April 22.
Builder Selling New Homes in Plum Canyon
Annual event returns to celebrate children, families and reading.
April 29: Dia De Los Ninos, Libros at CC Library
Dedicated to fighting breast cancer through early detection and timely treatments, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center (a service of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital) is offering a special cash price of $225 for digital 3D mammograms during the entire month of May.
Special Cash Price in May for 3D Mammograms
The Los Angeles Dodgers today unveiled a Jackie Robinson Statue at Dodger Stadium - the first statue in Stadium history - as part of Jackie Robinson Day celebrations on the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947.
Dodgers Unveil Jackie Robinson Statue
Three pitchers combine to help Lancaster end series on high note.
Jethawks Shut Out Quakes in Joint Effort
Additional deputies will be on campus at the Valencia High School campus Friday morning after an alleged threat quickly spread on social media.
Deputies Look Into Valencia Student’s Online Post; No Charges
His parents remembered their son’s warm heart, caring nature and love of music, ahead of Friday evening’s memorial service for 19-year-old Kyle Carranza, of Saugus.
Family Shares Memories of Saugus Teen Before Memorial Service
Deputies set up a containment near Hart High School Thursday afternoon in an attempt to locate a bicycle theft suspect.
Bicycle Theft Suspect Leads Deputies Through Newhall
Women’s safety and self defense workshop with Bonnie Formia of Krav Maga self-defense.
April 22: Women’s Safety, Self-Defense Workshop
Since February 2, 2017, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Traffic Unit has conducted ten DUI Saturation Patrols between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Santa Clarita DUI Saturation Patrols Net 18 Arrests
It is a hallmark of a civilized society to manage its waste appropriately. However, it is the hallmark of a morally civilized society to do so without exploiting its most marginalized members and making them bear the burden of detrimental health effects when they are the least likely to be able to defend themselves.
Environmental Racism
1994 - Valencia Mercedes co-owner Eddie Murray sets MLB record for switch-hit home runs in games (11 times) [story]