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Summer Reading Program Ends With a Bash
Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

Story by Bailey Miller There are many events and activities available this week to honor the finale of the Santa Clarita Library’s Summer Reading Program. With the Summer Reading Program coming to a close at the Santa Clarita Library this week,  children events coordinator Kelly Behle wants the community...

Saturday’s for the Birds at Towsley Canyon
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

Saturday, July 19th at 8am Santa Clarita Woodlands Flying Feathered Friends Summer has officially arrived! Come discover how birds adapt to the season in our local mountains. Beginner birders are welcome on this easy walk. Binoculars optional. Meet at Towsley Canyon’s front parking lot. 2 hours.     About...

Aug. 7: Silvertones, Memory Makers in Concert at Senior Center
Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014

Country Western Hoedown Concert, Part II Performed by the SCV Senior Center Silvertones & Memory Makers Musicians Thursday, August 7 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Senior Center Multipurpose Room, 22900 Market Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321 No charge Saddle up and mosey on back for a medley of favorite tunes,...

Things to Do in Santa Clarita
Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014

  Upcoming Events Check out what’s happening soon in Santa Clarita! Valencia Jazz and Blues - Friday Nights June 20-July 25 (dark July 4) Lori Andrews JazHarp Quartet- June 20 Delgado Brothers- June 27 Jim Gibson- July 11 Tom Nolan Band- July 18 Doña Oxford- July 25 Thursdays...

June 21: Dark Sky Event at AV Poppy Reserve
Monday, Jun 16, 2014

Come out to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve on Saturday, June 21, to view the stars and planets of the summer night sky through Antelope Valley Astronomy Club telescopes.  Club members will be set up on site from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for viewing and answering questions about the unique celestial...

June 14: Santa Clarita Century Ride & Expo
Thursday, Jun 5, 2014

Cycling Enthusiasts – Don’t Miss Out! Child & Family Center presents the sixth annual Santa Clarita Century Ride & Expo, Saturday June 14. Riders have their choice of a 100, 50 or 25 mile ride. All rides begin at the Westfield Valencia Town Center parking lot at the corner of...

Hoefflin Evening Under Stars Coming Sept. 13

Join us for an Evening Under the Stars    The Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s annual an “Evening Under the Stars” Gala Dinner and Charity Auction is set for September 13, 2014.  We are excited to announce a change in location bringing our signature event to the beautiful Robinson...

Aug. 2: Historical Society to Host Q&A with ‘Harvey Girls’ Filmmaker
Monday, May 26, 2014

“The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound” is a new documentary film that explores how, starting in the 1880′s, over 100,000 brave young women, Harvey Girls as they were called, made an unusual decision to leave home and travel west to work as waitresses along the transcontinental railroad...

Touch-A-Truck Event to Benefit SCV Senior Center

Mayor Pro tem Marsha McLean, chair of the SCV Senior Center’s Touch-A-Truck Committee, climbs aboard a Los Angeles Fire Department emergency vehicle bulldozer with the dozer crew at Fire Station 156 on Copper Hill in Valencia. A number of emergency vehicles will be on display at the family- friendly...

Event Pays Tribute to Peace Officers in Newhall
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

You are invited to join the Friends of Hart Park for an evening dedicated to the legacy and work of our peace officers on National Peace Officers Memorial Day, Thursday, May 15. Free to the public, “RESPECT * HONOR * REMEMBER” will take place at Hart Hall on the grounds of the William S....

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Real Life Church is encouraging the community to give back by bringing backpacks and school supplies for children in need. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
St. Stephens Episcopal Church will host a two-hour beginner’s session Aug. 2 on how to begin or continue a search for your family’s roots.
Aug. 2: Free Genealogy Training Session at St. Stephen’s
Free training sessions for local entrepreneurs, from the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons.
COC Small Business Development Center Training Sched. (7-22-2014)
With an additional $142.2 million in General Fund allocation from the state, the CSU trustees' expenditure plan prioritizes enrollment growth, student success and completion, employee compensation and critical infrastructure needs.
CSU Has Budget to Handle 9,900 New Students
Among the restrictions: Washing down driveways and sidewalks, using a hose to wash a car unless it is fitted with a shut-off nozzle, and using potable water in a fountain, unless the water is recirculated...
Water Restrictions Coming: 2 Outdoor Watering Days, No Washing Driveways, more
Just a fraction of Chiquita's trash is generated in the Santa Clarita Valley. The biggest jurisdiction to send trash to Chiquita is the Los Angeles Area Integrated Waste Management Authority, a consortium of Artesia, Beverly Hills, Duarte, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rosemead, Sierra Madre, South Gate and Torrance.
Val Verde Landfill Footprint to Double; Comment Period Open
This year, the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund's annual Fight It! races raised more than $40,000 and will be able to assist more than 50 young adults in their fight with cancer.
Fund to Help More than 50 Young Adults Fight Cancer
"There are only four options: trucking in water, getting the wells operational, drill a new well or have a pipeline brought up through the canyon," Charles Sturkey said. Supervisor Michael Antonovich's representatives are meeting Friday to discuss the issue.
LARC Ranch Thirsts for a Solution; Antonovich Reps to Meet Friday
The program at the Santa Clarita library is different than many other libraries because it doesn’t measure the amount of pages or books you read in a certain time. The library stresses the importance of personal goals, which is what allows anyone to join the program at any time.
Summer Reading Program Ends With a Bash
Ana Vander Leek and Lizbeth Ortiz have developed a program to bring in local professionals in an array of career fields to come and meet students at Placerita Junior High.
Junior High Counselors Expose Students to Careers
Real Life Church located in Santa Clarita is holding their second Backpack Drive to serve the community in a practical way. You can donate new backpacks and school supplies for children grades K-6 through August 1.
Real Life Church Collecting Backpacks for Families in Need
The progressive left is either low-IQ or low-information. They throw around the word “racist” for anyone who doesn’t agree with them. But that’s not what the word means. The Democratic Black Caucus calls black, non-progressive, non-left, conservative, Christians “racist.” How is that even possible?
Say What You Mean | Commentary by Joe Messina
Valencia Hills Community Church is happy to announce the “Unofficial” Grand Opening of its own church facility July 27.
July 27: First Services in Valencia Hills Church’s New Home
Sen. Barbara Boxer signed onto a letter to Senate leaders calling for swift passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would allocate $615 million to fight wildfires. The Senators also called for a vote on a bill designed to fix the broken system of stealing funds from prevention to fight fires that are already burning.
Boxer Calls for Funds to Fight Wildfires in Western States
I really have to laugh to myself when I hear someone complain about the lack of stores in the mall. Got news for them. We used to have to go to San Fernando to get school clothes. In the mid-1960s we went to the Topanga Plaza mall and shopped at the Broadway or May Co. We didn’t have a mall. We had some carrot fields near where the mall is today.
Nothing Was Everything
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder says the county’s outdated balloting system can't handle cumulative voting or November elections. That plus more local news tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 21, 2014
The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers' former Chief Operating Officer, Philip Solomon, is replacing J. Chris Mattingly, who was appointed CEO on an interim basis in February.
Samuel Dixon Centers Promote New CEO from Within
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (7-21-2014)
Sierra Bancorp, the holding company of Bank of the Sierra, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Santa Clara Valley Bank, N.A. of Santa Paula, California, for aggregate cash consideration of $15.3 million.
Santa Paula-based SCV Bank Sells to Sierra Bancorp for $15.3 Mil.
For the first time ever, Walmart is offering teachers across the country 10 percent savings on classroom supplies.
July 25-31: Teachers Get 10% Off School Supplies
If you find yourself feeling discouraged competing for jobs with the “younger generation” or “up and coming youth in their 20s”, you are a Mature Job Seeker. Learn how to avoid been screened out.
Free Workshops for Job Seekers
Deputies found stolen power tools, cell phones, a GPS unit, and a Nintendo Gameboy with game, among other items, inside a home in Val Verde.
Detectives Looking for Owners of Stolen Property
The Santa Clarita Valley SELPA actively encourages parents or community members who know of a child (birth to age 22) who may have special needs to contact their local school district office.
School Agency Puts Out a Call for Special-Needs Students