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1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]


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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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New commercial space is expected to increase through 2017 across most California real estate markets, thanks in part to job growth and goods moving through the state’s ports.
UCLA Anderson Forecast: Calif. is Building Again
The Seventh Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival in Santa Paula was a hit with thousands of people from all over Southern California who came to see the colorful hot air balloons.
Balloon Festival Draws a Crowd in Santa Paula
Val Verde residents say they were told in 1997 that the expansion then was going to be the last one. What is this proposed expansion now? What happens if isn’t approved and the dump reaches capacity soon?
Let’s Make It a Date
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
For a little investment in time, you can grow healthier, disease- and pest-resistant plants that are bigger and more productive than plants raised with artificial fertilizers and herbicides.
Composting 101
The victim of Thursday’s single-car crash in Valencia died from her injuries Saturday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed.
LAPD Officer Succumbs to Injuries from Crash Near COC
Two DUI checkpoints conducted by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on Friday resulted in 16 arrests, authorities said.
16 Arrests at Friday-night Checkpoints
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
I discovered, of course, that despite what seemed to be huge differences in religion, culture, class, there were also so many similarities between myself and many of the Egyptians I met. I learned of the diversity of Islam and how it is practiced and lived in so many ways, just like Christianity is in the United States.
Things Remembered, Things Forgotten
I look at the stats for the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and see that seldom does it operate at daily or weekly capacity. Do we need an expansion? Is something else going on? Is Sunshine Canyon Landfill just south of the SCV almost full?
More Trash Talk
A Santa Clarita Valley woman is in critical condition after a single-car crash Thursday morning on Valencia Boulevard near a College of the Canyons parking lot.
Woman Clinging to Life After Crash Near COC
The median single-family home price in the Santa Clarita Valley dipped slightly in June to $481,000 from $485,000 in May, but the figure was still well ahead of last June’s $430,000.
Typical Single-family Home Sells for $481,000
College of the Canyons is nearing the end of construction on two new buildings at the Valencia Campus. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 25, 2014
The Crime Prevention Unit at the SCV Sheriff’s Station is welcoming a new face, as the current Valencia zone leader is being promoted to detective.
Valencia Crime Solver Promoted; New Zone Leader Named
Homeowners who love the idea of getting government rebates to replace their turf — but don’t love the idea of completely giving up their lawns — have a local option that qualifies for the rebates without losing the lush look and feel of real grass.
Lawn Dying? Here’s a Replacement Idea
Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark has been selected as one of the non-profits benefiting from the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, Friday night and all day Saturday in Santa Paula.
July 25-26: Balloon Fest Benefits Historic ‘Home of Ramona’
Zonta Club of SCV launches up its 2014-15 season of LifeForward free workshops for women on Saturday, Aug. 16, with a program on life balance and goal setting.
Aug. 16: Zonta Workshop on Life Balance, Goal Setting
The event will feature a hike to visit to an American Indian rock carving site on Piute Butte led by Museum Curator Peggy Ronning. This site is normally closed to park visitors, so the hike will provide a rare and unique opportunity to view it.
July 26: ‘Rock Art’ Hike at AV Indian Museum; more
Another sizzling weekend in the SCV, with lots of cool music ahead. Friday night, the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert series wraps for the summer with world-traveled blues singer and keyboardist Doňa Oxford.
July 25-26: SCV Entertainment Beat
Los Angeles County’s fourteenth rabid bat of the season turned up this month in front of somebody’s garage in Newhall. According to county health officials, it hissed when it was approached.
SCV Still Tops in L.A. County
Ronald Lee Holt, 47, of Castaic, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 4 at Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando, where he faces 26 years in state prison. He is charged with assaulting a wheelchair-bound Sunland man named Lance Love with a miniature baseball bat March 17, 2013.
Castaic Man Takes 26-Year Deal for Beating Man in Wheelchair
Two Palmdale men charged with a string of robberies in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2013 accepted a plea bargain this month.
2 Palmdale Men Sentenced for SCV Crime Spree
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement closures during the week of July 28 to August 1 as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14)
Lane Closures in Newhall Pass, July 28-Aug. 1
The California Department of Motor Vehicles will conduct a public hearing in Los Angeles to receive additional public comments on the proposed regulations related to the implementation of AB 60, the state law that directs DMV to issue driver licenses to undocumented California residents.
July 28: DMV Hearing in L.A. on Illegal Alien Driver’s License Law