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2016 Santa Colorita Run Registration Open
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015

Registration for the Santa Colorita Run 5K fun run is now open for next year’s race. The 2016 Santa Colorita Run will be held Feb. 13 at 8 a.m. at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area. The race is sponsored by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Tonka. The race will benefit the...

Hart High School Show Choir to Perform Songs at ‘Hart Holiday House’
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

Hart High School Show Choir members will perform holiday songs at the “Hart Holiday House” event this month. There are three separate performances on Sunday, Dec. 20. Shows will be at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. 200 tickets will be sold for each show. Tickets are $10 each, but students and...

International Friendship Center to Host 3rd Annual Christmas Banquet
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015

International Friendship Center officials are inviting the community to their 3rd Annual Christmas Banquet. The event is expected to be held at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market St. Santa Clarita, CA 91321) on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m. The event celebrates Christmas in America for new...

Faith Community Church in Newhall to Host ‘Festividad for Christ’

Faith Community Church officials are planning to continue the tradition of Christmas celebration with their tenth annual “Festividad for Christ” this Saturday, Dec. 12. With live music, children’s gift give-away, free lunch, and a winter wonderland of snow and sledding, the church expects...

Santa Plans to Enjoy Breakfast with Santa Clarita Residents
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015

Santa Clarita residents are invited to enjoy Breakfast with Santa this weekend. The event is scheduled to be held Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13, at the Activities Centre, located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway. Come enjoy breakfast and take a photo with Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they tell...

Saturday: Santa Clarita Residents Invited to Holiday Swing Night

Canyon Country Community Center officials are planning to host a Holiday Swing Night dance party this Saturday. The event is scheduled to be held from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, at the Canyon Country Community Center. Dance enthusiasts can enjoy free swing dancing lessons followed by...

New Year’s Celebration Event at SCV Senior Center to Have Music, Food, Fun

Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center officials are planning to host a New Year’s Eve celebration to help ring in 2016. The event is planned to be held Thursday Dec. 31 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center Dining Room. The event costs $10 for prepaid tickets and $12 at the door. Dress in...

Prayer Angels Plan Pair of Events to Support Troops
Friday, Nov 13, 2015

Prayer Angels for the Military will be hosting two different events for the holidays to give support to the Santa Clarita Valley’s members of the armed services, past and present. The first event is a care package drive for troops held at the Old Town Newhall Library on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2...

Oct. 24: Lombardi Ranch, Real Life Church Team Up for Halloween Event
Friday, Oct 2, 2015

Real Life Church will invite the SCV community to a fun, safe, environment for families to gather together and enjoy a unique take on Halloween with our 5th annual event, themed “A Tribute to Lombardi Ranch.” The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. This 5th annual event...

Things to Do: Fright Fest Cometh
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015

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Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, deputies respond to an attempted home break in. Plus, ad advocate for the End of Life option Act died Saturday after battling cancer.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, February 8, 2016
A local chapter of the historical society Sons of the American Revolution will hold its annual "Massing of the Colors" event Sunday, Feb. 14, marking the 34th anniversary of this special educational event honoring George Washington and saluting U.S. Armed Forces.
Feb. 14: Armed Forces Honored at Forest Lawn for Washington’s Birthday
Local attorneys in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys will be present at SBDC's "Legal Day" to provide legal information and meet personally with small business owners.
COC to Host Free Legal Workshop for Small Businesses
Texas-based Waste Connections Inc., operator of 44 landfills including Chiquita Canyon in the Santa Clarita Valley, reported first-quarter adjusted earnings Monday of 49 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations of 47 cents. For the full year ending Dec. 31, the company posted a loss of $95.8 million, or 78 cents per share
Chiquita Landfill Owner to Merge; Posts 1Q Gain, Full-Year Loss
A celebration of life for Frank Kleeman will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. at the Child & Family Center.
Service for Frank Kleeman Set for Thursday
Christy O’Donnell, an advocate for the End of Life Option Act, died after a years-long battle with cancer on Feb. 6, her sister confirmed in a Facebook post Monday.
Aid-in-Dying Activist Loses Battle with Cancer
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are responding to a report of a person armed with a knife who allegedly attempted to break into a home in the Newhall area and slashed a vehicle’s tires. The incident was reported near Lyons Avenue and Wiley Canyon Road at 4:11 p.m., said Sgt. Brian Allen.
Three Suspects in Custody After Attempted Newhall Break In
Canyon High School will host the 11th Annual Santa Clarita Valley Track & Field Invitational Saturday, March 5, 2016.
2016 SCV Track and Field Invitational Seeking Local Business Support
A therapeutic riding ranch in Agua Dulce that helps kids and young adults overcome their disabilities intends to raise $50,000 in the next 21 days through its annual "Carousel Wishes and Valentines Kisses" campaign.
Carousel Ranch Aims to Raise 50K in 21 Days
CEO Mark E. Ellis will receive up to $6.9 million this year in cash bonuses and other executives will receive millions if they stay through the coming restructuring of their oil company - LINN Energy, the Houston-based owner of the company that operates the Placerita Oil Field.
Millions in Store for Oil Company Execs If They Stay
USMC Col. Jay R. Vargas (ret.), who received the Medal of Honor in 1970 from President Richard Nixon for his bravery in battle in Vietnam in 1968 will speak Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Golden Valley High School.
Medal of Honor Recipient to Speak at Golden Valley High
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (2-8-2016)
The SCV Education Foundation announces the hiring of Jackie Hartmann as the Foundation’s executive director.
SCV Education Fdn. Has a New Executive Director
Two members of the College of the Canyons women's soccer team signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, as sophomore forward Marissa Kneisel and sophomore midfielder Astrid Perez will both continue their playing careers at four-year schools in the fall.
2 COC Women’s Soccer Players Sign National Letters of Intent
our days after narrowly falling to No. 2 Westmont 66-59 on Bross Court, The Master’s College women’s basketball team rebounded on Saturday by beating Arizona Christian University 71-63 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Lady Mustangs Get Hot And Down Firestorm
The Master’s College men’s basketball team’s 2015-16 record moved to 4-15 and 1-10 in Golden State Athletic Conference play after falling to No. 22 Arizona Christian University 62-81 on Saturday in Phoenix, Arizona.
TMC Men Fall to Arizona Christian
UC San Diego capitalized on errors in the opener and used a walk-off single in the nightcap to take two from The Master's College Saturday, edging the Mustangs 3-2 and 4-3 in 10 innings.
Mustangs Baseball Swept by UCSD
College of the Canyons freshman outside hitter and 2015 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) First Team All-American Emily Bible will head north for her sophomore season after committing to continue her playing career at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.
COC Freshman All-American Bible Signs With Saint Mary’s College
The No. 13 state ranked College of the Canyons softball team defeated visiting Santa Ana College 6-3 in Tuesday's season opener, played under gloomy skies at Ray Whitten Field.
No. 13 Canyons Downs Santa Ana Dons 6-3 on Opening Day
The Santa Clarita Public Library will host a range of engaging programs in March 2016 for the second annual “One Story, One City.”
City Libraries Host Annual One Story, One City
The National Hockey League (NHL) – 50 years ago tomorrow – officially granted the Los Angeles Kings franchise as the NHL expanded from its “Original Six” to 12 teams. On February 9, 1966, six conditional franchises were granted including the Kings.
LA Kings 50th Anniversary Celebration Starts Tuesday
Madeleine Avirov will demonstrate watercolor painting at the April 18 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association.
April 18: Watercolor Painting with Madeleine Avirov
Princess Cruises has announced that Majestic Princess, the first cruise ship built and designed specifically for the China market, will also be the first ship in the fleet to debut an elegant new livery design featuring the company’s iconic logo.
Princess Cruises Announces New Livery Design
Valencia High School DECA/FBLA competed at the FBLA Gold Coast Sectional Conference Friday at West Ranch High School in a variety of business categories.
Valencia Sending 5 Students to State Conference
$23 million in tax credits available for New TV series, TV pilots, MOWs, Mini-series, and Recurring TV Series; $9.2 million in credits available for Relocating TV Series.
Application Window is Feb. 15-22 for Film Tax Credits
The Department of Health and Human Services released new information Monday showing that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
HHS: Calif. Medicare Beneficiaries Have Saved $1.7 Bil. on Prescription Meds Since 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and health officials from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, report the discovery of second species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease in people.
CDC: New Lyme-Disease-Causing Bacteria Species Discovered
By improving the school lunch application form’s user experience, you can help reduce error and ensure that school children from low-income households have access to the meals they need to learn and grow. And you might win a fabulous prize.
Do You Code? School Lunch Program Might Need You
The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, will carry 13 low-cost CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018. Six of these CubeSat missions have contributions from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
6 CubeSats with JPL Contributions Picked for New Rocket’s First Flight
Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Canyon Country West The following crimes were reported last week (01/25/16-01/31/16): Vehicle burglaries -27100 block of Honby Avenue and 20628 block of Santa Clara Street. Person(s) unknown shattered windows and/ or forced entry to RV’s which were parked and stored at a nearby self-storage lot. It was unknown at the time of the report if there were any items stolen.
Blotter: Burglary, Shoplifting in CC-West