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1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]


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May 20-21: Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show
Friday, May 12, 2017

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with The Friends of Hart Park, presents its “Sixth Annual Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show,” with both handmade and commercial art and crafts. The public is invited to attend an indoor showcase featuring handmade...

‘The Intermissions’ Art Exhibit Coming to Westfield Valencia Town Center

“The Intermissions,” a free art exhibit featuring the works of Lucas Novak, is coming to the Town Center Art Space at Westfield Valencia Town Center, located at 24201 W. Valencia Blvd. The pieces will be on display from May 16 to September 15, 2017, and a free public reception will be held...

June 14: Cutting Trailers and Reels that Sizzle

Two seasoned editors share their top advice regarding trailers, sizzle reels and demo reels. This panel will benefit independent filmmakers, directors and actors/actresses seeking to put their best foot forward and represent themselves boldly and effectively. Join us and make sure you are making the...

Artist Idelle Tyzbir to Showcase Painting in SCAA Show
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Idelle Tyzbir will be part of the 2017 Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour. Pre-sale tickets are $15.00 per person, $20.00 on the day. You receive a map of all of the artists locations and can view one piece of from artist’s artwork in the gallery before you drive all through Topanga Canyon. The...

SCV Arts Upcoming Events
Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017: Bijou Festival at CalArts May 08, 2017 09:00 am Each spring, the School of Film/Video at CalArts plays host to the Bijou Festival and several showcase screenings to publicly present selected student works from all programs. Films and videos are shown at CalArts’ Bijou Theater. Producers...

May 13: ‘Comedians of the Canyons’ to Perform Evening of Improv

If laughter is said to be the best medicine, the improv show put on by Comedians of the Canyons, a College of the Canyons student improv troupe, is bound to leave audience members feeling revitalized. Comprised entirely of students enrolled in the college’s advanced improvisational performance theatre...

Shakespeare Festival Offering New Theatre Camps at The MAIN
Friday, May 5, 2017

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is offering a new of series theatre camps this summer. The new summer camps are being presented at The MAIN, in downtown Newhall. The new camps include several one-week, and two-week programs for ages five through 10. The programs are half-day camps focus on enhancing...

Writers Guild Reaches New 3-Year Agreement
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Writers Guilds of America released a statement Tuesday, announcing they had come to an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. “The Writers Guilds of America, West and East and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have concluded negotiations...

Thursdays@Newhall Continues on Main Street in May

The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays at Newhall series will head into May with an exciting lineup of salsa dance, free live performances, a Corvette car show, an Alice in Wonderland inspired block party and more. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 4, urban Latin dance theatre company Contra-Tiempo...

May 21: Free Classical Music Concert from Santa Clarita Philharmonic

The Santa Clarita Philharmonic Spring Concert is a free classical music concert and will feature a special performance from the “Student Concerto Competition” winner. The concert will be at the Hart High School Auditorium on Sunday, May 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Join the Philharmonic...

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Dr. Steven J. Golightly, Director of the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department (CSSD), was recognized on May 22 for his Department’s innovative efforts to improve child support services for L.A. County residents and his zeal for developing future leaders for government service to the public.
County Child Support Services Director Receives Excellence in Government Award
Motown in Town is back on Sunday, June 25 from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
June 25: Motown in Town 2 at the Hyatt
Hot on the heels of the original Silicon Valley and the more recently named Silicon Beach, the current buzz is all about the Silicon Suburb or Santa Clarita Valley.
Business Incubator Tenant Selected for Festival of Creativity in Cannes
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces that Senate Bill (SB 792), a measure to establish an oversight commission for Los Angeles County Measure B trauma funding has cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote.
Oversight of LA County Trauma Care Dollars Given Green Light
Princess Cruises has debuted its 2018-2019 Exotics program which will take guests to culturally rich and iconic cruise destinations around the globe.
Princess Cruises Debuts 2018-2019 Exotics Sailings
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces that Senate Bills 634 (SB 634), a measure which would create a new water district in the Santa Clarita Valley, cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed to the Senate floor for consideration.
SCV Water Agency Merger Bill Clears Senate Panel
During a nighttime operation, SCV Sheriffs deputies and detectives made contact with several individuals which resulted in three arrests for warrants and narcotics related offenses.
SCV Sheriff’s Deputies, Detectives Conduct Nighttime Commercial Burglary Suppression
The Castaic Lake Water Agency Water Resources Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Water Division.
June 1: CLWA Water Resources Committee Meeting
In celebration of its 10th year anniversary, the College of the Canyons literary and arts magazine cul-de-sac will release its annual volume at a special reception on Friday, May 26, which will include readings from students.
May 26: COC Literary Magazine Celebrates a Decade of Artistry
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on May 27, 2017 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.
May 27: SCV Sheriff’s Deputies Conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation
The next New Heights panel will focus on "The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Grant Writing" and will be on July 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Centre.
July 12: New Heights Discusses Effective Grant Writing
The San Jose Giants rallied late and pulled away for an 11-7 victory over the Lancaster JetHawks in a back-and-forth game on Wednesday night at The Hangar.
JetHawks Fall to San Jose Giants
Wildflower lovers are split into two camps: One camp likes the purple color of the flowers, while the other quickly points out everything that's wrong with this non-native, invasive species.
The Prickly One | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) motorcyclist that collided with a truck on Interstate 5 in the early hours of Tuesday morning is recovering at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, a spokesman said.
LAPD Motorcyclist in “Serious” Condition after Tuesday’s I-5 Collision
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an update on the LAPD motorcyclist that collided with a truck on the I-5 Tuesday morning. Plus, Castaic Middle School students get a glimpse at a career in animal training. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, May 24, 2017
An 8-year-old Santa Clarita girl is fighting for her life Wednesday, leaving her family asking the community for blood donations to help her survive.
8-Year-Old Girl in Need of Blood Donations
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Tuesday urged Congress to reject President Trump’s federal education budget proposal, which includes deep cuts to teacher training, after school programs, mental health services, advanced coursework, and many other important programs.
State Superintendent Urges Congress to Reject Federal Education Budget Proposal
On May 16, 2017, the State Water Resources Quality Control Board approved an amendment to the Los Angeles Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) to incorporate Salt and Nutrient Management Measures for the Upper Santa Clara River Basin.
Salt, Nutrient Management Measures Approved for Santa Clara River Basin
Valencia Water Company (VWC) is encouraging customers to maintain their water-saving achievements from the recent drought and take advantage of improved rebates, incentives, online workshops and other resources to secure permanent water efficiencies inside their homes and for their landscapes.
Valencia Water Company Expands Rebates to Help Home Water-Use Efficiencies
Bigger, better and wetter than ever, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is ready to keep Southern Californian’s cool all summer long. The water park opens for its 23rd season on Saturday, May 27 with over 23 unique slides and attractions for the entire family.
May 27: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashes Into Summer
Princess Cruises, the world’s largest premium cruise line, and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (Friendship Association) officially began Majestic Princess’ journey from Rome to China which will feature a cultural exchange program themed “Telling the Chinese Story along the Silk Road Sea Route.”
Majestic Princess Begins Journey to China Along the Silk Road Sea Route
Four California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) employees who showed courage in the face of danger have been presented with the Governor's State Employee Medal of Valor Award.
Caltrans’ Employees Receive Highest Honor for State Public Servants
In recognition of how vital small businesses are to local economies, the City of Los Angeles and Small Business Administration (SBA) Resource Partners awarded John Pictaggi, owner of National Glass, an Outstanding Small Business Award at City Hall on May 1.
COC Small Business Development Center Client Wins Award
From Thursday to Saturday, nine student-athletes from The Master’s University will compete at the NAIA National Championships at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
TMU Competing in 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Brian Mundell drove in the final three runs to propel the JetHawks to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the San Jose Giants on Tuesday night at The Hangar.
Santa Clarita Native Lifts JetHawks to Victory
1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an LAPD motorcycle officer is injured in an early morning crash. Plus, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital celebrates the topping out ceremony for their new patient tower. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Tuesday, Representative Steve Knight’s (CA-25) bill, No Hero Left Untreated Act, passed unanimously from the House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate for consideration.
Knight’s ‘No Hero Left Untreated Act’ Unanimously Passes House
The COC SBDC is hosting a local pitch competition on June 1, as part of InnovateHER 2017. The SBA National competition with cash prizes totaling $70,000 in the final round is scheduled for September 2017.
June 1: COC SBDC Hosts InnovateHER Pitch Competition
According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Santa Clarita Valley on Wednesday, May 24.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for Santa Clarita Valley
The median price of single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley that closed escrow during April was $555,000, up 3.1 percent from April 2017 and 3.7 percent higher than March.
Median Price of Single Family Homes Up 3.1 Percent
The SCV Senior Center is offering a new class that will teach attendees the art of crochet and jewelry making.
SCV Senior Center Offering New Class on Crochet, Jewelry Making
Get ready for the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands to once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia. Established 18 years ago, the series will once again feature regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting while offering interactive activities for adults and children.
2017 Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series Announced
Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday a record $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target, in response to allegations that over 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised during the 2013 holiday season after the company failed to provide reasonable data security.
Becerra Announces $18.5 Million Multi-State Settlement with Target
An injury crash reported at approximately 5:15 a.m. involving a truck and an LAPD motorcycle shut down all lanes of southbound traffic on I-5 near Lyons Avenue, and LAPD and CHP officers are reportedly on scene investigating. By 8:45 a.m., all lanes had reopened, but CHP officials remained on scene near the Lyons Ave. off-ramp.
Early Morning I-5 Collision Injures LAPD Officer