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2009 - Castaic resident Gidget, the Taco Bell commercial Chihuahua, dies at 15 after major stroke [story]


LOCAL BUSINESS
Bank of the Sierra to Acquire Woodlake Branch from Citizens Business Bank
Friday, Jul 7, 2017

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — Bank of the Sierra, the banking subsidiary of Sierra Bancorp, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Citizens Business Bank, the banking subsidiary of CVB Financial Corp. to acquire the deposits and certain assets of a branch of Citizens Business Bank located...

July 19: VIA Luncheon Targets Cybersecurity

The Valley Industry Association targets the topic of cybersecurity for businesses at the organization’s July luncheon at the Valencia Country Club on Wednesday, July 19 starting at 11:45 a.m. Attendees will hear an overview of cybersecurity, risk management, and insurance from keynote speakers...

Hobby Lobby to Forfeit Looted Artifacts, Pay $3 Mil. Fine
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

Editor’s Note: The Hobby Lobby chain is in the process of displaying its artifacts in a new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., slated to open in November. Some of the artifacts have been on a multi-state tour since 2011. The exhibit, called “Passages,” occupied the current Hobby...

Voluntary Recall on Select Clif Bars; Including Clif Kid Zbars

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF® BUILDER’S® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Chip flavors due to possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts,...

Chief of AV Party Rentals Elected VP for Industry Group

Patricia Sarris, California Rental Association chairman of the board, announced the results of the recent board elections at a combined CRA and American Rental Association chapter meeting held at American Pneumatic Tools in Santa Ana, CA. Jeff Roberts, president of City Rentals, Ontario, CA, was elected...

Princess Cruises’ Majestic Princess Arrives in China
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017

Xiamen, China – Majestic Princess, the newest flagship in the Princess Cruises fleet, arrived in Xiamen, China, on Saturday after a 37-day journey along the “Silk Road Sea Route.” The ship’s arrival also marked the successful completion of the cultural programs and performances for guests...

June 30: SBDC Veteran Entrepreneurship Workshop
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

The Small Business Development Center, or SBDC, at College of the Canyons will host a Veteran Entrepreneurship Series Parts 1 and 2 workshop at the University Center at COC on Friday, June 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free for veterans, military (active and inactive) and their spouses, the sessions are...

Princess Cruises Adds 3 Ships to Interactive ‘Ocean Medallion’ Class

SANTA CLARITA – Princess Cruises®, the world’s largest international premium cruise line, announced today that Golden Princess®, Crown Princess® and Ruby Princess® will be the next three ships to feature the Ocean Medallion™ wearable device. The device – powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive...

Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Upcoming Events 2017 Patriots Lunch The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita, invite you to join us as we salute our local veterans for their leadership in our business community and dedicated service to America. When: July 13 at 11:30 AM Where: TPC...

Princess Cruises to Name Inaugural Cruise Ambassadors in China
Friday, Jun 23, 2017

Princess Cruises has announced that Yao Ming and his wife, Ye Li, will serve as Inaugural Cruise Ambassadors for Princess Cruises in China and officially name the new Majestic Princess during a ceremony and gala celebration. The inaugural festivities will take place aboard Majestic Princess in Shanghai...

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FINANCIALS OF LOCAL INTEREST
MARKETS & METALS
NASDAQ6378.3740  chart -0.18%
S&P 5002467.72  chart -0.23%
STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Bank Santa Clarita15.71  chart +0.00%
Biosolar, Inc.0.041  chart +0.00%
Sierra Bancorp24.07  chart -0.08%
Cu Bancorp (ca)37.05  chart +0.00%
Enable Ipc Corp0.001  chart +0.00%
Flex Ltd. - Ordinary Shares16.72  chart -0.54%
Linn Energy Llc Unit Repstg Ltd0.096  chart +0.00%
Linn Co Llc Com Shs Repstg Ltd 0.0431  chart +0.00%
Mannkind Corporation1.29  chart -5.15%
Mission Vly Bcp Ca14.00  chart +0.00%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated109.34  chart -0.28%
Tejon Ranch Co21.11  chart -0.71%
Us Energy Initiative0.00035  chart -12.50%
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.10.90  chart -0.91%

Apple Inc.149.665  chart -0.45%
At&t Inc.36.39  chart -0.36%
Autonation, Inc.42.43  chart -1.28%
Best Buy Co., Inc.53.60  chart -0.67%
Big Lots, Inc.48.14  chart -0.29%
Barnes & Noble, Inc.7.30  chart -2.01%
Brady Corporation34.40  chart +0.88%
Boston Scientific Corporation27.745  chart +0.05%
N/a24  chart +0.00%
Cbre Group Inc Class A37.795  chart -0.25%
Carnival Corporation67.41  chart -0.25%
Comcast Corporation39.535  chart +0.11%
Costco Wholesale Corporation150.07  chart -0.61%
Curtiss-wright Corporation94.99  chart +0.13%
Cvs Health Corporation76.67  chart -0.64%
Cemex, S.a.b. De C.v. Sponsored10.015  chart +0.35%
D.r. Horton, Inc.36.76  chart +1.18%
Walt Disney Company (the)107.06  chart -0.28%
Edison International78.34  chart -0.14%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class 55.15  chart -0.43%
Home Depot, Inc. (the)146.965  chart -0.04%
Kb Home23.46  chart +0.43%
Kroger Company (the)23.055  chart -0.88%
Lennar Corporation Class A53.6175  chart +0.67%
Laboratory Corporation Of Ameri155.74  chart -0.24%
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.73.55  chart +1.36%
Marriott International102.78  chart +0.37%
Mcdonald's Corporation154.51  chart +0.19%
Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group,6.33  chart -1.25%
Netflix, Inc.185.00  chart +0.76%
Office Depot, Inc.5.9806  chart -1.80%
Rite Aid Corporation2.51  chart -1.18%
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.27.91  chart -0.04%
Regal Entertainment Group Class19.80  chart -0.20%
Ross Stores, Inc.54.22  chart -0.79%
Republic Services, Inc.64.855  chart +0.12%
N/aN/A  chartN/A
Starbucks Corporation58.0799  chart +0.09%
Smart & Final Stores, Inc.7.825  chart -2.19%
Sears Holdings Corporation9.18  chart -4.38%
Six Flags Entertainment Corpora56.321  chart +0.07%
Sonova N155.10  chart -0.51%
Staples, Inc.10.09  chart -0.10%
Sunpower Corporation10.74  chart -2.63%
Target Corporation54.32  chart -0.48%
Time Warner Cable Inc209.56  chart -0.21%
Ulta Beauty, Inc.254.51  chart -0.48%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.79.10  chart -0.88%
Waste Connections, Inc.63.74  chart -0.55%
Whole Foods Market, Inc.41.795  chart +0.08%
Waste Management, Inc.75.06  chart +0.08%
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.75.785  chart -0.31%
Woodward, Inc.68.74  chart -0.98%
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Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
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
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
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
California State University, Northridge and Southwestern Law School have joined forces to bring a clinic to the CSUN campus in fall 2017.
Legal Clinic For Undocumented Students Comes to CSUN This Fall
Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are investigating a dead body reported at Sierra Highway and Remsen street.
Possible Suicide in Newhall; Investigation Ongoing
Legislation was introduced Wednesday by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) the Securely Expediting Clearances through Reporting Transparency (SECRET) Act, H.R. 3210, passed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Knight Bill on Security Clearances Passes House Committee
A decades-old effort to restore water and salmon to California’s second largest river is on the chopping block under a proposal by House Republicans to speed up dam projects and increase diversions to farmers.
GROW Act Moves to Senate
Much of the dramatic decline of the yellow-billed cuckoo in California has been directly attributed to breeding habitat loss and degradation from lands being converted to agricultural and other urban uses.
Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoos
2001 - Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]
The Painted Turtle's North Los Angeles Regional Advisory Board will present a "Hoedown BBQ" fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit organization on Saturday, October 28 starting at 3:30 p.m.
October 28: ‘Hoedown BBQ’ to Benefit The Painted Turtle
Award-winning Santa Clarita architectural artist Thomas W. Schaller will demonstrate watercolor painting at the Santa Clarita Artists Association meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 18: Water Color Painting Demo at SCAA Meeting
The Newhall Ranch project will create nearly 74,000 permanent jobs within the region and an estimated 130,000 construction jobs over the decades it will take to build the project, and it will provide a variety of housing types from apartments and starter homes to places to raise a family, from affordable housing to executive housing.
Why Newhall Ranch is Good for SCV
Hart School District officials met with Ms. Maggie Ford from Albert Einstein Academy Wednesday morning to confirm that the Hart-Einstein Charter in Santa Clarita (grades 7-12) will be closing.
Einstein Academy to Close 7-12 Charter School
The Santa Clarita Artists Association will present a Summer Art Festival at Tournament Players Club in Stevenson Ranch on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8 and 9, from 9 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sept. 8-9: SCAA Summer Arts Festival at TPC
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, prosecutors are not pressing charges against a man who detectives believed started the Towsley Fire. Plus, find out when the new SCV Sheriff's Station will officially open. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Award-winning Santa Clarita artist Laurie Morgan presents a one-woman show at FastFrame Valencia during October, with a wine and hors d’oeuvres opening reception set for Saturday, October 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October: Laurie Morgan 1-Woman Show at FastFrame Valencia
Air quality will be unhealthy for all individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, according to an AQMD alert.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy Thursday
'Summer Daze,' the Santa Clarita Artists Association's new show, is now on display at the SCAA Art Gallery in Newhall through August 19.
‘Summer Daze’ on Display at SCAA Art Gallery Till August 19
Santa Clarita resident Collin Lee, an experienced copywriter but newcomer to picture books, recently won an IPPY, one of the world’s top independent book awards, for his book "The Efil Brothers."
Santa Clarita Author Wins IPPY Gold Medal for Children’s Book
The new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station to be built on Golden Valley Road between Sierra Highway and Centre Pointe Drive is slated to open in 2020, according to project officials.
New SCV Sheriff’s Station Slated to Open in 2020
The streets in Santa Clarita listed in this story will be affected for the week of July 19-28 for the city's Road Rehab Project.
July 19-28: Santa Clarita Roads in Rehab
The city of Santa Clarita has received an Investment Policy Certificate of Excellence Award from the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada for its Fiscal Year 2017-18 Investment Policy.
Santa Clarita Receives National Award for Investment Policy
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.
Santa Clarita Ranks Low on List of Cities Friendly to First-Time Homebuyers
Students in the Teenage Drama Workshop at California State University, Northridge have set the stage for children and parents to strengthen their relationships at nearly a dozen live performances of “Into the Woods Jr.” and “The Lion King Jr.” scheduled throughout July.
CSUN Teenage Drama Workshop Stages Famed Children’s Fables
Choreographer, director and CalArts alumna Meryl Murman (Dance-IM MFA 14) is bringing her CalArts MFA thesis "Ways of Forgetting" to the screen with the help of CalArtian collaborators.
CalArts Grads Collaborate on Dance Film ‘Ways of Forgetting’
Van Halen tribute band The Atomic Punks will add to their storied career with a free show at Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park at Central Park on Saturday, July 22, starting at 7 p.m.
Get 5150 with Atomic Punks Saturday Night
Longtime Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club manager Matt Nelson has been promoted to Chief Professional Officer after a unanimous vote by the club's Governing Board of Directors.
Nelson Named New Head of SCV Boys & Girls Club