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1969 - SCV resident Kristy Swanson, original Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), born in Mission Viejo [story]


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Santa Clarita Arts & Events Calendar (12-18-2014)
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

  Ongoing Events & Attraction Hours Six Flags Magic Mountain – Holiday in the Park Open weekends and holidays and every day from December 20 – January 4 Westfield Valencia Town Center Ice Skating through January 11 Mountasia Family Fun Center &...

Dec. 12-14: Sanctuary Presents ‘A Christmas Carol’
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014

In a new twist on the classic Dickens’ holiday story, “A Christmas Carol” is coming to the Sanctuary’s stage this weekend December 12th, 13th & 14th at 7 p.m., and with one matinee showing on Saturday the 14th at 4 p.m. Tickets are now on sale online for just $10 for adults...

Dec. 6: Christmas Trolley, Open House in Newhall
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

Vintage Christmas on the Holly Trolley Catch a free ride on the Holly Trolley as it travels from Heritage Junction (inside the gates of Hart Park) down Main Street to Lyons on Saturday Dec. 6th, from Noon to 4 p.m. Look for the Candy Cane Trolley stops on Main Street and listen for the carolers and musicians....

Dec. 6-7: Fiesta of Lights at Rancho Camulos
Friday, Nov 28, 2014

Santa Clarita residents are invited to Rancho Camulos Museum for “A Fiesta of Lights” on Dec. 6 and  7 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stroll the enchantingly lighted gardens, view handmade and unique decorations, visit the traditionally adorned historic buildings, join the festivities, and enjoy holiday...

Dec. 6: ‘Hollywood Hoofbeats’ Book Signing at OutWest
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

OutWest Boutique and Outwest Cultural Center Saturday, Dec 6, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Rendezvous With A Writer Outwest Meet Authors Petrine Mitchum and Audrey Pavia OutWest on the Walk of Western Stars in Old Town Newhall 22508 6th St, Santa Clarita, California 91321   With Updated and Extended Content,...

Construction Volunteers Needed Wed. for SCV Veteran Housing Project
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

Habitat for Humanity SFV-SCV needs 7 construction volunteers on its 80-plus home construction site in Santa Clarita for low-income veterans Wednesday, Nov. 12.   SCV Build Site Across the street from 21545 Centre Pointe Parkway Santa Clarita, CA 91355 8am-2pm   There is no experience required...

Nov. 16: Santa Clarita Philharmonic in Concert at Hart High
Monday, Nov 3, 2014

The Santa Clarita Philharmonic will perform a free concert Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Hart High School Auditorium at 24825 Newhall Ave. The Santa Clarita Philharmonic is a community-based 501c3 nonprofit volunteer symphony orchestra comprised of local musicians from throughout the SCV who are...

Eternal Valley to Host Veterans Day Ceremony
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014

Photo: Linda Castro Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary will host a Veterans Day Ceremony designed to bring the community together to celebrate, honor and remember America’s heroes who fought to defend our freedom. The event will be held Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Eternal Valley, 23287 N. Sierra Hwy.,...

Nov. 2: Valencia Hills Community Church Hosts Grand Opening
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

VHCC Official Grand Opening Sunday, November 2 9:00 am and 10:30 am Valencia Hills would like to invite the community to help us celebrate our new building. There are two services, 9:00am and 10:30am, with lunch served after the second service. Children’s activities will be available during both...

Games, Prizes, Food, Fun at Valencia Hills Community Church Harvest Festival
Monday, Oct 27, 2014

Valencia Hill Community Church is hosting a free family-friendly Harvest Festival on Halloween night. The community event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 24933 Ave. Stanford, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 and will include food, games, prizes, face painting, candy and lots of fun for the whole family. Harvest...

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That Christmas Eve celebration was amazing - beautiful in so many ways, but especially for the people who were brought together that evening. We celebrated alongside Australians, Brits, Arabs and Jews, and it even snowed in the early morning hours, something extremely rare for that part of the world.
An Old Elevator | Commentary by Jennifer Fischer
Filmmaker and CalArts faculty James Benning’s 16mm documentary "13 Lakes" (2004) and CalArts alumnus John Lasseter’s 3D animated short, "Luxo Jr." (1986), are among the 25 films selected this year by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry.
Films by CalArts’ Benning, Lasseter Make National Registry
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: About 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano Friday. PLUS more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, December 19, 2014
AQUILA M8, under development for a confidential customer, Millennium's AQUILA platform product line, supporting missions of up to 3000 kg total mass in low, medium and geostationary Earth orbits.
Tested in Santa Clarita, Satellite Structure is Good to Go
The settlement terms require that T-Mobile pay at least $90 million; of this sum, at least $67.5 million must be paid to consumers—a portion of which may be paid by forgiving debts consumers may owe T-Mobile.
T-Mobile to Pay $90 Mil. to Settle Cramming Charges
Nearly 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano.
West Creek Kids Create Living Piano
The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to welcome the New Year at the Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim on Thursday, Jan. 1, at 9 a.m.
Jan. 1: Polar Bear Swim at Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
Holiday hiring helped hold Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate at 4.5 percent in November, even with October. The real story is in the comparison to last November’s 5.7 percent.
Santa Clarita Jobless Rate Falls 1.2% Over Year
For the second consecutive year, UCLA ranked No. 5 in Kiplinger Personal Finance’s list of “Best Values in Public Colleges.”
Kiplinger Rates UCLA 5th Best Value
Deputy Joe Trejo, known affectionately as “the Mayor of Newhall” and “Uncle Joe,” retired this week as community relations deputy for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Trejo, De-facto Mayor of Newhall, Turns In His Badge
Former light heavyweight champion and 1984 silver medalist boxer Virgil Hill, 50, is making a comeback. He took on his son, Valencia High School grad Virgil Hill, Jr., in a three-round exhibition.
Valencia’s Hall of Fame Boxer Fights His Son
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has informed the Defense Department that every indication is that Santa Claus will arrive on time this year to deliver presents to the world’s estimated 1.9 billion children, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
NORAD Tunes Up Santa Tracking System
1969 - SCV resident Kristy Swanson, original Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), born in Mission Viejo [story]
On Aug. 18, nine days after the killing, 78 people were arrested and, depending which news source you read, either 74 or 75 were from out of the area. California and New York were cited often as states sending their best and brightest.
Fools Rush to Ferguson
The folks from Chiquita have been handing out new bikes and toys all over the place. It is Christmas, after all. Never pass up a good chance to ruin somebody’s health by being a “good neighbor” and giving out gifts.
Fluffy Clouds and Kittens
SCV NewsBreak: State Water Board members unanimously approved changes to the chloride compliance requirements for the SCV Sanitation District Tuesday. What does it mean for property owners in Santa Clarita?
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 18, 2014
After more than a half-dozen meetings and hundreds of comments, high-speed rail officials say they’re still figuring out how to include the public’s concerns in their multi-billion dollar plan.
Bullet Train Officials Digesting Public’s Concerns
The California State Board of Equalization has conducted a public hearing and moved forward with regulation amendments clarifying that hydroponic farmers qualify for the sales and use tax exemptions for fertilizer.
BOE: Hydroponic Farmers Qualify for Tax Exemptions
Friday night, The Vu in Newhall presents No Small Children; Saturday at Wolf Creek Brewery off Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia, it’s the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.
SCV Entertainment Beat: No Small Children, Ugly Sweaters
The winning story was submitted by Paula Abbott, whose husband Nathan served as a US Navy Radarman 2/C in the Pacific Theater (1943-45). One of only seven survivors of the USS Monaghan which went down with two other ships during a typhoon off of the Philippines in 1944.
WWII Vet from Whittier Wins Princess ‘Inspiring Stories’ Contest
Most people with Medicare don’t pay any premium for Part A, which helps covers hospital care. But for those who do, the 2015 premium is dropping, from a maximum of $426 per month to $407 per month. The annual deductible is going up a little, from $1,216 in 2014 to $1,260 in 2015.
Medicare 2015 | Commentary by David Sayen
The next seven-week course runs January 15, 2015 through February 26, 2015 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and other life-threatening situations.
Sign Up for CERT, Prepare to Save a Life
The cat, officially named Pascal, but affectionately known as City Kitty, resembles very little of the frightened kitten that was photographed stuck up a tree one year ago.
City Kitty, 1 Year Later: Home for the Holidays
Things to do in and near the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Arts & Events Calendar (12-18-2014)