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1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]


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Heavenly Springs Church Presents Easter Weekend Revival
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Heavenly Springs Church is hosting an Easter Weekend Revival Service in Newhall on Friday, April 18 thru Sunday, April 20. HeavenlySpringsChurch.org  

Valencia Hills Community Church to Host Free Easter Picnic
Monday, Apr 14, 2014

Valencia Hills Community Church is hosting a free Easter Picnic on Saturday, April 19 in Valencia.  The event will feature a kids Egg Hunt, bounce houses, free food, games and more. The festivities are planned from 11am-2pm at Valencia Heritage Park, located at the corner of McBean Parkway and Newhall...

St. Stephen’s Church Announces Holy Week Schedule
Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014

[News Release] – Again this year, St. Stephen’s offers a variety of spiritual observances to commemorate Holy Week and the beginning of the Easter season: Palm Sunday, April 13th – Procession of the Palms followed by Holy Eucharist at 7:45 and 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Week – Early Morning...

Ekata Training Center to Test Mind, Body and Spirit

[News Release] – The public is invited to observe this Saturday as the mental and spiritual fortitude of two local martial artists is put to the test as they strive to achieve a black belt ranking at Ekata Training Center and Urban Retreat. The weekend will also feature the installation of the...

Mr. SCV to Talk SCV History at Rancho Camulos
Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014

[News Release] – John Boston, award winning humorist, historian, and writer will launch this historic presentations and music series on April 12th, at high noon at the Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark. Winner of a Will Rogers Lifetime Achievement Award, “Mr. Santa Clarita’s”...

BBQ to Commemorate Harvey Milk Day
Friday, Mar 28, 2014

[NEWS RELEASE] – It is with great pleasure that we announce Santa Clarita’s first  community BBQ celebrating our LGBT families, friends and neighbors in honor of Harvey Milk Day. On May 24, 2014, PFLAG SCV, together with the Gay-Straight Alliances from the William S. Hart School District and...

April 26: Wine Fest to Benefit COC Culinary Arts
Monday, Mar 10, 2014

When it comes to California wine, Napa Valley and Santa Barbara immediately come to mind, but pretty soon, so will the Santa Clarita Valley. On Saturday, April 26, the Reyes Winery will host the 2nd annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival, which will feature local wineries, breweries and tequila producers...

March 11: Public Invited to Acton Historical Society’s First Gathering
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

Acton is a 130-year-old frontier mining town – its first permanent resident settled there in the 1880s – but its historical society is brand new. How new is it? The Acton Historical Society is so new, you can get in on the ground floor. The organization will hold its first public gathering Tuesday,...

Entertainment Beat: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Summer Meltdown, more
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014

On Friday night, four of the five members of local classic rock ‘n’ soul cover band The Snareheads celebrate their birthdays at Valencia Wine Company, on Town Center Drive. Owner Guy LeLarge will cut the cake. Then, starting at 9 p.m., the Heads (Joe Bertalli, Joe Fuoco, Mike Fitzgerald, Steve Sadd...

Santa Clarita Event Calendar for March

  Upcoming Events Check out what’s happening soon in Santa Clarita! Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Ladysmith Black Mambazo-February 28 Peter Pan – March 8 Vive La France – March 14 Canyon Theatre Guild presents The Dixie Swim Club – through March 1 The Hobbit –...

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Former TMC women's basketball head coach Ken Sugarman has been named head coach for The Master's College men's team.
Ken Sugarman Named Men’s Basketball Coach
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]
Good grades and regular attendance has paid off for one lucky Hart District student who will be driving around town in a brand new car, courtesy of Nissan of Valencia. That story plus more local news, tonight on NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A courtroom official confirmed prosecutors dropped assault with a deadly weapon charges against Robert Arvizu, 47, of Newhall on Tuesday morning. Arvizu was arrested shortly after a pair of stabbings that took place following an altercation in a parking lot near the bar.
Charges Dismissed in Newhall Stabbing Incident
In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation “Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era” during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing.
COC Breakfast Briefing Aimed at Business Success
Soroptimist International of the Americas Camino Real Region will install Santa Clarita Valley resident Dora Zavala as its new governor on Saturday during ceremonies at its 2014 Spring Conference to be held in Valencia.
Dora Zavala Being Installed as Soroptomist Area Governor
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a new crosswalk and new crossing guard for Pico Canyon Elementary School on Tuesday.
County OKs Crosswalk for Pico Canyon School
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to approve Tuesday a new five-year contract likely to include more than $21 million of service from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is the major funding mechanism for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
How Santa Clarita Funds Its Crime Fighters
The first Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, almost rolled into the Wm. S. Hart High School Auditorium instead of Melody Ranch back in March 1994. The deadly and destructive Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17 bumped the first festival from Hart High to Melody Ranch, just weeks before the first cowboy poets and Western musicians were scheduled to take the stage.
Santa Clarita Saddles up for 21st Annual Cowboy Festival
The shade structure for Carousel Ranch in Agua Dulce is nearing completion, after nine years in the works. Construction workers were putting up the steel supports for the roof of the structure on Tuesday and the arena will be open again for lessons in about three weeks, said Denise Tomey-Redmond, executive director of Carousel Ranch.
Carousel Ranch Arena Shade Structure Nears Completion
The West Ranch and Saugus softball teams meet today in a battle for first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch and Saugus Battle for First Place in Girls Softball
Each William S Hart Union High School District junior or senior who maintained at least a 97 percent attendance record, a 2.0 GPA and had no expulsions or suspensions was eligible for the car giveaway.
Good Attendance Pays Off During Nissan of Valencia’s New Car Giveaway
At the close of March 2014, preliminary reported crime data for the City of Santa Clarita shows a 35.4 percent decrease in overall Part One crimes compared to the first three months of 2013. The report also shows a 27.1 decrease in Grand Theft Auto crimes for the first quarter of 2014 compared to 2013.
Preliminary Data Shows Crime on the Decline in Santa Clarita
Do we really have to press that hard to get what should have been made public from the beginning? That’s like saying I’m not a smoker; I’m down from 40 cigarettes a day to 39.
Transparency | Commentary by Joe Messina
1982 - Gene Autry's Mogul 1629 steam locomotive relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Agencies that contract with the State Water Project, like the Castaic Lake Water Agency, will now receive 5 percent of the water they requested, instead of none; A Metro billboard proposal has drawn the anger of a local group that’s teaming up with a billboard lobby to try and stop the deal; More than 400 people shot free throws for six hours this weekend at the third annual Hoops of Hope basketball shoot-a-thon that raised money for the Special Olympics of Santa Clarita and Tri-Valley chapters...Plus more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, April 21, 2014
The College of the Canyons Summer Institute is open to students entering the seventh, eighth and ninth grades. The goal of the Summer Institute is to provide hands-on career exploration and learning opportunities to students in a variety of areas and subjects including: robotics, video game design, sports medicine, healthcare, digital photography, architecture, and alternative energy fabrication.
COC Invites Parents to Register Children for Summer Institute
Everything residents learned last year about West Nile virus and mosquitoes will be put to the test again this year, warned the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.
Are You Ready for West Nile Season?
Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, will present the first three bills in a package of legislation to modernize California’s water system on April 22.
Pavley Bills Aimed at Chronic Water Problems
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival officials are holding auditions May 17 for this year’s production, SCSF officials announced Monday.
Open Auditions for Summer Shakespeare Festival
Santa Clarita residents have the opportunity to help prevent prescription-drug abuse among teens and adults alike by turning in their unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal at Henry Mayo Hospital on Saturday.
Henry Mayo Holding Drug Take-Back Day
The Hart baseball team made quick work of Canyon to stay in first place in the Foothill League standings. Hart scored five runs in the first inning and cruised to a 7-2 win over Canyon.
Hart Baseball Moves to First Place After Win
Santa Clarita City Council is set to swear in its newly elected members Tuesday at the city’s meeting at City Hall. City officials will also be discussing Santa Clarita's $18.8 million contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, moving the city’s election date and the discussion of several pieces of legislation with potential impacts to Santa Clarita residents.
Council Meeting Includes Swearing-In, Sheriff’s Contract and More