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1886 - Film director Robert N. Bradbury born in Washington state; launched John Wayne's career in Placerita Canyon [watch]


LOCAL BUSINESS
VW Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Pay $4.3 Bil. in Penalties
Friday, Mar 10, 2017

Volkswagen AG pleaded guilty Friday to three criminal felony counts and agreed pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty as a result of the company’s long-running scheme to sell approximately 590,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. by using a defeat device to cheat on emissions tests mandated by the Environmental...

Comedian Robbie Printz Chosen Princess Cruises’ 2016 Entertainer of the Year
Thursday, Mar 9, 2017

Guests aboard the Ruby Princess selected comedian Robbie Printz, as this years Princess Cruises’ “2016 Entertainer of the Year.” Four finalists were selected from the hundreds of talented performers—comedians, magicians, vocalists, tribute bands and novelty performers—which entertain guests...

Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

SCV Chamber Grand Opening Canyon Dental Group     Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 5:00PM Party: 4:00PM – 6:00PM Canyon Dental Group 28237 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 101 Valencia CA 91355   Open Flyer for Fun Details SCV Chamber Good Morning SCV / Latino...

MannKind Receives $16.7 Mil. from Sale of Mann Biomedical Park
Monday, Mar 6, 2017

MannKind Corp. confirmed that it received $16.7 million on Feb. 17, upon closing the sale of the Mann Biomedical Park property at the Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia, net of closing costs.   About MannKind Corp. MannKind Corp. focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic...

March 21: VIA Luncheon to Explore Economic Development

Holly Schroeder, President and CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation joins VIA to discuss the basics of economic development as well as explore what lies ahead for the SCV in the near term and looking into the future. The next VIA luncheon is on Tuesday, March 21 at 11:45...

Family Christian Chain Closing All Stores
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

[Los Angeles] – Great American Group, a leading provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions and a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc., announced Thursday that it will close all 237 Family Christian stores in 36 states nationwide. Family Christian operated...

Henry Mayo Lines Up Financing for New Patient Tower

[Chicago] – Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $109,625,000 Series 2017 tax-exempt, new money-refunding, tax exempt bond issue through California Public Finance Authority for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital (HM), a Ziegler client since 2013. HM...

Placerita Oilfield Owner Out of Bankruptcy; No Longer Under LINN
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Bakersfield, Calif. –  Berry Petroleum Company LLC successfully emerged from bankruptcy Wednesday following confirmation of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization by the Honorable Judge David R. Jones of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Texas in January.  Financially restructured,...

Upcoming SBDC Business, Training Events

Entrepreneurship Series – Session 1 College of the Canyons – Canyons Hall Building Room 211 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Santa Clarita, CA  91355 Date: March 2, 2017 Day: Thursday  Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Cost: Free $3.00 parking Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial....

March 30: VIA Rocks ‘You Can Bank On It!’
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

VIA Rocks is back for March at California Bank & Trust on March 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kick off 2017 with relaxed networking, meet other VIA members, and learn more about California Bank & Trust. Food and drinks will be provided and there will be prize drawings at the event. RSVP by Monday...

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NASDAQ5821.64  chart +0.48%
S&P 5002348.45  chart +0.19%
STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Bank Santa Clarita13.23  chart +0.23%
Biosolar, Inc.0.0399  chart -4.09%
Sierra Bancorp25.58  chart +0.51%
Cu Bancorp (ca)37.85  chart +0.53%
Enable Ipc Corp0.00  chart +0.00%
Flex Ltd.16.61  chart +1.47%
Linn Energy Llc Unit Repstg Ltd0.096  chart +0.00%
Linn Co Llc Com Shs Repstg Ltd 0.0431  chart +0.00%
Mannkind Corporation2.02  chart -2.42%
Mission Vly Bcp Ca10.50  chart +0.00%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated 98.57  chart +0.14%
Tejon Ranch Co Common Stock21.09  chart -3.08%
Us Energy Initiative0.0005  chart +0.00%
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. C11.20  chart -2.61%

Apple Inc.141.42  chart +1.13%
At&t Inc.41.65  chart -1.02%
Autonation, Inc. Common Stock42.39  chart -0.02%
Best Buy Co., Inc. Common Stock45.02  chart +2.18%
Big Lots, Inc. Common Stock48.26  chart +1.22%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Common Sto8.80  chart +0.00%
Brady Corporation Common Stock38.35  chart +0.00%
Boston Scientific Corporation C24.27  chart +0.54%
N/a24  chart +0.00%
Cbre Group Inc Common Stock Cla34.88  chart -0.80%
Carnival Corporation Common Sto58.29  chart +0.87%
Comcast Corporation37.04  chart -0.08%
Costco Wholesale Corporation167.68  chart +0.54%
Curtiss-wright Corporation Comm92.01  chart -1.16%
Cvs Health Corporation Common S78.46  chart -0.19%
Cemex, S.a.b. De C.v. Sponsored8.83  chart +0.23%
D.r. Horton, Inc. Common Stock32.98  chart -0.54%
Walt Disney Company (the) Commo112.08  chart +0.30%
Edison International Common Sto79.86  chart +0.38%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class 52.65  chart +1.45%
Home Depot, Inc. (the) Common S147.36  chart +0.51%
Kb Home Common Stock19.11  chart -0.05%
Kroger Company (the) Common Sto28.96  chart +0.10%
Lennar Corporation Class A Comm50.71  chart -1.09%
Laboratory Corporation Of Ameri142.30  chart -0.12%
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 S82.35  chart +0.52%
Marriott International92.14  chart +3.41%
Mcdonald's Corporation Common S129.10  chart +0.45%
Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group,6.38  chart -1.69%
Netflix, Inc.142.65  chart +0.16%
Office Depot, Inc.4.41  chart -1.56%
Rite Aid Corporation Common Sto4.45  chart -0.67%
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.21.88  chart -0.55%
Regal Entertainment Group Class21.90  chart -0.95%
Ross Stores, Inc.66.35  chart +0.88%
Republic Services, Inc. Common 62.75  chart +0.27%
N/aN/A  chartN/A
Starbucks Corporation55.89  chart +0.63%
Smart & Final Stores, Inc. Comm11.55  chart +0.43%
Sears Holdings Corporation7.98  chart -12.31%
Six Flags Entertainment Corpora57.58  chart -0.31%
Sonova N135.70  chart +0.30%
Staples, Inc.8.51  chart -0.12%
Sunpower Corporation6.19  chart +0.00%
Target Corporation Common Stock53.58  chart +0.36%
Time Warner Cable Inc209.56  chart +0.00%
Ulta Beauty, Inc.283.26  chart +0.70%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.83.03  chart -0.22%
Waste Connections, Inc. Common 86.68  chart +0.30%
Whole Foods Market, Inc.29.92  chart +0.30%
Waste Management, Inc. Common S72.65  chart +0.18%
Wal-mart Stores, Inc. Common St70.25  chart +0.50%
Woodward, Inc.65.85  chart -1.60%
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Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Many flowers are pollinated by insects, so there is nothing unusual there for the poppies, which are indeed fertilized by insects. What is more unusual is the kind of insects that play an important part in doing this job. It seems the actual pollinator is...
Poppy Surprises | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
1886 - Film director Robert N. Bradbury born in Washington state; launched John Wayne's career in Placerita Canyon [watch]
After a solid start to the year in closed escrow sales, low housing inventory, eroding affordability, and rising interest rates mildly pulled back pending sales on a year-over-year basis in February, the California Association of Realtors said Wednesday.
Calif. Realtors Report Weakest February in 3 Years
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the reward for information leading to the suspect involved in the hit-and-run death of a 15 year old girl has been increased. Plus, job seekers can head out to this upcoming Hiring Fest. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Rio Norte students Emily Yago and Khara Bigham are semi-finalists in the National Scripps Spellebrity Video Contest.
Help Send Rio Norte Students to National Scripps Spelling Bee
The Castaic Union School District is seeking four new members for it’s Measure QS Citizens Oversight Committee.
Castaic USD Seeking New Members for Oversight Committee
No. 10 College of the Canyons split a home doubleheader with Riverside City College on Saturday, winning the first game 14-9 and falling 6-4 in the second affair.
No. 10 Canyons Splits Home Doubleheader with Riverside City College
Children spend too much time in front of a screen and too little time exploring nature and having in fun the great outdoors. That imbalance can contribute to bullying, illness, depression and attention deficits.
April 3: CSUN Lecture to Explore ‘How to Raise a Wild Child’
Medical examiners identified the remains of a woman found dead near Golden Valley Road in early March as a 26 year old Tarzana resident.
Body Found Near Golden Valley in March ID’d
Annual tuition for resident undergraduate students will increase by $270 and will generate $77.5 million in net revenue for student success initiatives including Graduation Initiative 2025.
CSU Trustees Approve Tuition Increase
Despite Trump’s lies, tens of millions will lose insurance, huge premium spikes will hit older and middle-class Americans hard, and low-income children and the disabled will have their health care taken away.
Trumpcare Fails | Commentary by Bryan Caforio
See what's coming from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Detail are seeking the public’s assistance in locating John Wayne Kolb, a 74 year-old male, American Indian who was last heard from on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, when he spoke with out of town family.
LASD Seeking Public Help in Locating Missing 74-Year-Old
America’s Job Center of California will offer a Hiring Fest from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 31, as the culminating event to a month of workshops and classes designed to assist people in achieving their career goals.
March 31: March into the Workforce at Job Center’s Hiring Fest
College of the Canyons took a 3-0 first inning lead vs. Glendale College but allowed the Vaqueros to battle back, falling 7-4 to set up a three-way tie atop the Western State Conference (WSC), East Division standings.
Canyons Lets Early Lead Slip Away in 7-4 Loss to Glendale
The College of the Canyons men's and women's track & field teams finished first in a combined nine events at the Antelope Valley College Invitational on Friday, as the Cougars continue to perform at a high level in all areas of competition.
Canyons Track & Field Combines to Win Nine Events at AVC Invitational
The 78th installment of the 2017 Whitney Biennial opened to the public at the Whitney Museum in New York on Friday. The 63 artists, with a number of CalArtians counted among them, explore themes of self and the individual's place in a turbulent society.
CalArtians Featured in 2017 Whitney Biennial in New York
Daniel Jose Ruiz (MFA 07) will be reading from his debut novel, Coconut Versus, on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 pm at Skylight Books in Los Feliz.
Former CalArts Student to Read Novel at Skylight Books
CalArts faculty and choreographer Rosanna Gamson will presented her dance-theater production Still/Restless this past Saturday at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif.
CalArts Faculty Member Hosts Performance at El Camino
FA 12) has a powerful show at the California African American Museum. Titled The Evanesced, the show opened on March 2 and is on view until June 25.
CalArts Grad Hosts Show at CAAM
Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker Roxanne Frias visits CalArts on Thursday, March 16 for a screening of "Latino: The Changing Face of America," followed by a Q&A. Frias’ film examines the growth of Latino population in the U.S., and its impact on America's political, social, economic and cultural future.
Filmmaker Hosts Screening, Discussion at CalArts
On a night when The Master's University men's basketball team dug a hole too deep to climb out of, a historical turnaround came to an end in a heartbreaking 77-75 loss to Texas Wesleyan at the NAIA Division I Men's National Tournament in Municipal Auditorium.
Mustangs Eliminated By Rams
The Master’s University women’s track & field team competed at the Ross & Sharon Irwin Invitational Saturday, hosted by Point Loma Nazarene University.
Lady Mustang Track & Field Stampedes Ross & Sharon Irwin Invitational
On Saturday, The Master’s University men’s track & field team posted a number of qualifying marks at the Ross & Sharon Irwin Invitational for the 66th Annual Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships from May 25-27 at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
TMU Men’s Track & Field Turns Heads at Ross & Sharon Irwin Invitational
Max Maitland's two-run single in the last of the sixth inning drove in the tying and go-ahead runs as The Master's University salvaged a doubleheader split with Biola Saturday afternoon at Lou Herwaldt Stadium.
Salvaging A Split
The Master’s University golf team placed 10th out of 18 teams with a collective score of 889 (296-297-296) at the Battle at Primm on the greens of the Primm Valley Golf Course.
Mustang Golf Battles At Primm
The Master’s University baseball team fell to Simpson University 7-5 Tuesday afternoon at Lou Herwaldt Stadium.
Red Hawks Fly Past Mustangs
The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation has donated $8,000 to the Karden’s Garden School Garden Curriculum at Charles Helmers Elementary School.
Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation Donates to Helmers Garden Curriculum
The Master's University students Michael Sciarra and Bianca Cubello were recognized for their lasting impact in their respective sports at the 2017 Cliff Hamlow Champions of Character Award Ceremony among 18 Golden Sate Athletic Conference Student-Athletes.
Two TMU Athletes Honored at Character Award Ceremony
College of the Canyons competed in the Southern Californian Invitational at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside on Monday, finishing ninth in a field of 19 schools from across the region.
Canyons Competes at Southern California Invitational in Oceanside
1875 - Construction begins on San Fernando Railroad Tunnel [story]
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the Canyon Country fatal hit-and-run of a 15 year old girl is now at $25,000.
Reward Increased for Information on Fatal Canyon Country Hit-and-Run
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an 11 year old boy was found after being missing for nearly six hours. Plus, the Chili Cook-Off is read to heat up SCV this Thursday. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The County Interim Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert for the Los Angeles County Mountain areas from Wednesday, March 22 through Thursday, March 23, due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert for L.A. County Mountain Areas
Every hero should be recognized. The city of Santa Clarita’s Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program honors actively-serving military members from Santa Clarita Valley with streetlight pole banners.
May 5: Memorial Day Hometown Heroes Banner Order Forms Due
College of the Canyons adjunct instructors Christine Hirst and Thomas Gavin have been selected by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute to join the 2017-18 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program, joining the group of 37 public high school physics and earth science teachers representing from seven California school districts.
COC Instructors Selected to Fly Aboard NASA Mission