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


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SCV Under Heat Alert Through Weekend; Officials Urge Precaution
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: San Fernando Valley from Thursday, July 6 to Saturday, July 8 Pomona area from Friday, July 7 to Saturday, July 8 Santa Clarita Valley from Friday, July 7 to Saturday, July 8 San...

County Arts Budget Funds Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative
Friday, Jun 30, 2017

Five recommendations included in the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative report released by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in April 2017 received funding by the county Board of Supervisors as part of the approved budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. “This FY 2017-2018 budget prioritizes...

New State Budget Boosts Benefits for Foster Children
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

The 2017-2018 California budget signed this week by Governor Jerry Brown includes important new money to benefit children in foster care, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Child & Family Services. The budget creates the Emergency Child Care Bridge, a new program to support the implementation...

Keep Your Pets Safe During July 4th Festivities

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control reminds all pet owners to keep their pets in a safe, cool and comfortable place while enjoying the Fourth of July holiday festivities. “Our pet community is typically frightened by the sounds of this holiday, and that is perfectly understandable,”...

July 1: County, Santa Clarita Sales Tax Rises to 9.25 Percent

The half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 – Measure M – will go into effect on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The increase will apply to every city and unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, including Santa Clarita, bringing the countywide sales and use...

County Supervisors’ Website is Latest Casualty of Hack
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

Visitors to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ website were not met with the usual homepage on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, they saw a black screen with text in the middle, displaying what appeared to be pro-ISIS propaganda. The website, BOS.LACounty.gov was hacked, just as government...

SCV Sheriff’s Deputies Get Life-Saving Opioid OD Medicine
Monday, Jun 26, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will soon become one of the first law enforcement facilities in Los Angeles County to stock supplies of the life-saving opioid overdose medication Narcan. Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Sheriff’s and health...

Updated: New County Budget Balances Public Needs, Fiscal Prudence

Story updated to include more details of the budget. On a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have authorized a $30.1 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, according to Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “CEO Sachi Hamai and her team have developed a balanced budget that addresses...

June 27: Public Hearing on Chiquita Canyon Permit Appeals

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the appeals of Chiquita Canyon permits approved by the Regional Planning Commission. The hearing is set for Room 381B of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W Temple Street,...

L.A. County Cannabis Advisory Team Begins Work in June
Friday, Jun 23, 2017

Los Angeles County’s cannabis regulation efforts have entered an important new phase with the convening of a diverse advisory group made up of health and policy experts, community leaders, cannabis industry representatives and other key stakeholders. The group will meet eight times between June 29...

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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