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1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]


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Cowboy Festival Adds New Event to Hart Mansion
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

Saddle up: tickets for the 24th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival are selling quickly and now is the time to start looking at all the events we have to offer in addition to the Festival. A new event has just been added to the Hart Mansion on Saturday, April 22. Read on to find the perfect event to...

‘Movies from the Hart’ Coming to Hart Park
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation along with The Friends of Hart Park is presenting its “Movies from the Hart” Matinee Series. Los Angeles County’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s William S. Hart Regional Park is inviting the community to an indoor, fun-filled...

Feb. 11: Shakespeare, Love Combine for Unique Valentine’s Event

Instead of going to a crowded restaurant for Valentine’s Day, try something new and support a good cause at the same time by taking your love to an intimate and unique event: “An Evening with Shakespeare & Love”. Done by the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival, it is an evening of...

Feb. 1-28: Local Artists Host ‘2 for the Road’ Exhibit
Monday, Jan 16, 2017

Santa Clarita’s local artists Zony Gordon and Cecily Willis have announced their “2 for the Road” art exhibition will be held at the Fast Frame Gallery in Valencia starting February 1-28. Wine reception is scheduled on Saturday, Feb 11, from 1-4 P.M. with wine and food as well as musical entertainment...

Feb. 10 – 17: Applications for TV Projects, Non-Transferable Tax Credits Open

The application window for Non-Transferable Tax Credits for TV Projects is open from February 10 to February 17, 2017. The tax credits apply to the following: 1. Relocating TV Series 2. TV Projects – New TV Series, TV Pilots, MOWs, Mini-series, Recurring TV Series. (Note: All pilots and new TV...

Feb. 25: Santa Clarita Poker Tournament Benefiting CHS Football
Monday, Jan 9, 2017

The Santa Clarita Poker Tournament, benefitting Canyon High’s football team, is coming up on February 25. Continuing in this genuine Vegas style poker playing spirit you’ll be served drinks from our well stocked bar right at your poker table by cocktail waitresses. To add to the excitement,...

March 11: St. Francis Dam Site Presentation, Tour

The annual St. Francis Dam presentation and tour will be held this March and registration is open to the public. Date: March 11, 2017 Time: Lecture 11 a.m., Bus Tour 12 p.m. Location: Saugus Train Station, Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall CA On the 89th year anniversary of the St. Francis...

CalArts Alum’s Zootopia Wins Golden Globe Award

A CalArts alumnus took home a Golden Globe from Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards for his work on the animated film, ‘Zootopia’. At Sunday’s (Jan. 8) Golden Globe Awards, which honor the best in film and television as selected by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,...

Jan. 28: SCV Senior Center Hosts Bingo Event
Friday, Jan 6, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will be hosting a Bingo Event coming up this month. Saturday Bingo Event! Saturday, January 28 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. $10 (cash only) Dining Room SCV Senior Center 22900 Market Street, Newhall CA 91321 Join the fun at the spectacular Saturday...

Netflix’s ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Blending Gore, Humor

“Santa Clarita Diet” Netflix Show – Photo Courtesy of Netflix The producers and stars have remained relatively tight-lipped about the drama behind the pending debut of “Santa Clarita Diet” — until Thursday. Producers of the Netflix show, which is set to star Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant...

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1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an overnight and early morning storm caused flooding, downed trees, and accidents throughout SCV Friday. Plus, the sole victim of a plane crash in Lake Hughes has been identified. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 20, 2017
News and views from College of the Canyons.
News from COC: The Bottom Line, Winter 2016/17
A series of storms is sweeping through Los Angeles County, with the final and strongest one predicted to affect the area late Saturday night through Monday. The combined rainfall totals for all three storms could be 3.00-6.00” for coastal and valley areas, with up to 9.00” possible in some foothill and mountain areas. Potential impacts include flash flooding and debris flows for recent burn areas, rock and mudslides along canyon roads, urban and small stream flooding, significant travel delays, isolated power outages, and dangerous driving conditions.
L.A. County Braces for a Series of Storms
Medical examiners identified a man whose body was found on Christmas Day near Agua Dulce.
Human Remains Found in Agua Dulce Identified
Parents and students will be offered information about healthy study habits and managing mental health at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Parent and Student Empowerment (PASE) Information Night.
Hart District to Discuss Mental Health, Study Habits
Coroner’s officials identified the sole victim of a Lake Hughes plane crash Friday.
Plane Crash Victim Identified
10 Things to Expect at Thursdays @ Newhall
10 Things to Expect at Thursdays @ Newhall
On Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 P.M, Trinity Classical Academy’s Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Hugh Ross, PhD, astronomer, best-selling author, and Founder of Reason To Believe.
Feb. 7: Trinity Classical Academy’s Speaker Series
The Board of Supervisors has appointed Dr. Christopher Rogers to the position of Acting Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, effective Friday.
County Names New Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner
The California High-Speed Rail Authority will be hosting five community open house meetings in the Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section starting next Saturday, January 28 in Rosamond.
California High-Speed Rail Authority to Host Public Meetings
Valencia High School students take honors at 2017 Socal Career Development Conference.
VHS Students Take Honors at Socal Career Development Conference
Princess Cruises received top honors in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards, being named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” after the cruise line was nominated by cruise industry experts and ultimately voted on by USA TODAY readers. In addition, Princess Cruises was recognized for “Best Cruise Ship Entertainment,” “Best Cruise Ship Dining” and “Best Cruise Ship for Families.”
Princess Cruises Named in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice
Assemblyman Dante Acosta, R-Santa Clarita, has announced his committee appointments including his selection to serve as Vice Chair of the Committee on Natural Resources.
Acosta Named to Several Committees
Two senior al-Qaida operatives were killed recently in separate U.S. airstrikes in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in two statements.
Two al-Qaida Operatives Killed in Syria
In anticipation of a more severe storm on Sunday, Bouquet Canyon Road is scheduled to be closed between the gates at 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, until conditions and inspection allow.
County Closes Some Canyon Roads Due to Storm
The County Interim Health Officer is extending a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Affected areas include:
Jan. 20- 24: Cold Weather Alert Issued
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 49 projects, valued at more than $127 million, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking and walking.
Caltrans Adopts 49 Projects Worth $127 Million
It finally happened. The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus is closing very shortly.  There's nothing to fear over losing this circus because another is actively swelling to massive proportions. Hysteria and annihilation are the main attractions. It's the Left's Circus over the duly elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.
The new circus in town
Twelve Golden Valley High School students and two teachers made the trip to Washington D.C. to watch the inauguration of Donald Trump as the United States of America’s 45th President.
GVHS Students in D.C. to Witness Inauguration
A flash flood warning has been issued for the Santa Clarita Valley. Residents living in recent burn areas, especially the Sand Fire burn area, take precautions to avoid mudslides and flooding.
Jan. 20: Flash Flood Warning In Effect for SCV
Newhall Crime and Public Safety Report for Week of 01/09/17- 01/15/17
Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Grand Theft in Newhall
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will host the fifteenth Sheriff’s Community Academy beginning February 28, 2017.
Submit Application to Upcoming SCV Sheriff Community Academy
Newhall Crime and Public Safety Report for Week of 01/09/17- 01/15/17
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Petty Theft in Newhall
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Supervisor Kathryn Barger is proposing a motion to establish a $20,000 reward for information about the suspect responsible for a fatal hit-and-run. Plus, a new event for the 2017 Cowboy Festival lineup. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Board of Supervisors will be asked to approve a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger establishing a $20,0000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of a suspect or suspects responsible for the hit-and-run death of a 15 year-old girl in Canyon Country.
Reward Offered in Hit-And-Run Death of Canyon Country Girl
The public is invited to participate in a stakeholder forum to learn about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and provide input regarding the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the Santa Clara River Valley East Subbasin, which underlies most of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Jan. 24: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Meeting
With the interest being generated by the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has committed resources to ensuring a state of readiness and preparedness. Although we anticipate many will express their views and opinions of the democratic process, we DO NOT have any specific or credible information indicating that any areas of Los Angeles County will substantially affected or disrupted.
Sheriff Ready for Inauguration Day Protests
Officials with the Coroner’s Office have released the identity of a woman killed in a fatal crash off Kelly Johnson Parkway.
Victim of Fatal Crash Near Walmart Identified
As the council wanted to appoint someone anyway, why not appoint the candidate who came in next place in the election?
Human Nature 101
The 2017 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships (featuring stand-alone Junior National Championships for the first time) are slated for May 19 through 21 at Castaic Lake.
May 19-21: Open Water Nationals Returns to Castaic Lake
VIA is hosting its 2017 Employment Law Update, presented by Brian Koegle and David Poole of Poole & Shaffery, LLP on Tuesday, February 21.
Feb. 21: 2017 Employment Law Update
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is accepting applications from organizations seeking support for music programming at their facility or designated location.
March 1: Submit Application for ‘Free Concerts in Public Sites’ Program
Hart Regiment is now offering a simple way to contribute to its organization and help support the Regiment as it continues to work towards excellence.
Hart Regiment Offering Simple Way to Support Organization
Local Realtors during 2016 assisted 2,493 sales of existing single-family homes throughout the Santa Clarita Valley while the annual price rose 6.3 percent, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported today.
SCV 2016 Home Sales Increase, Annual Prices Rise