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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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SCV Senior Center to Host Aging Symposium May 7
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will hold a special symposium on aging on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Titled “Knowledge is Power: Aging with Dignity,” the symposium will be held at the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Education Center. Attendees will be provided with knowledge...

Thursdays at Newhall to Feature Women on the Move Trio
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

The Newhall Refinery will host the folk, pop and country-blended stylings of the Women on the Move Trio Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for free. Songwriters Linda Geleris, Trish Lester, and Joan Enguita will be bringing their own brand of folk-pop, womanly musings and touches of humor...

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...

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The Community Academy offers a limited number of community members the exclusive opportunity to learn about every aspect of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Apply Now for SCV Sheriff’s 2016 Community Academy
The Valley Industry Association will host a Santa Clarita City Council candidates forum Aug. 16.
Aug. 16: Industry Group to Host Council Candidates Forum
KPMG was retained by the City Attorney to complete a forensic audit in May. The City has already implemented new controls to strengthen internal procedures. The audit provided the City with several recommendations which the City will also implement.
Audit Shows How Worker Allegedly Stole $534K from City
The CHP will show you how to properly install your car seat or check on your installation for you.
Aug. 6: Newhall CHP will Help with Your Car Seat
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Chief Executive Office will review the feasibility of purchasing, leasing and partnering with other public entities for the operation of SuperScoopers, rotary, and fixed-wing aircrafts, on a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
Antonovich: County to Consider Buying or Leasing More SuperScoopers
Flareups from the Sand Fire continued Tuesday, particularly in the Acton-Agua Dulce area where the Shambala Preserve was re-threatened shortly before 6 p.m. Illegal drone flights continued to inhibit firefighting activity in certain locations.
Sand Fire Tuesday: 37,701 Acres, 25% Contained, Drones Interfering
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, government officials urge governor to issue state of emergency for Sand Fire. Plus, families turn to GoFundMe for help after losing homes.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Loren Janes, a renowned movie stuntman who co-founded the Stuntmen's Association during a career that spanned five decades, lost his home and his movie memorabilia in the Sand Fire.
Stuntman Loren Janes Loses Home to #SandFire; Aid Wanted
The College of the Canyons Astronomy and Physics Club has been hard at work all summer as the club prepares and tests a prototype platform designed to collect cosmic dust particles in the upper stratosphere aboard NASA’s High Altitude Student Platform, a scientific weather balloon.
COC Students Prep for NASA Weather Balloon Launch
The league office has officially announced the 2016 UWS All-West Team. The Santa Clarita Blue Heat (4-1-3) and Real Salt Lake Women (4-2-2) lead the way, with both teams highlighting the All-West First Team and individual honors.
Locals Grab Top Honors in Women’s Soccer
Mission Valley Bancorp announced Tuesday the company’s year to date net income of $1,603,000 for the period ended June 30, 2016 – the strongest 2nd quarter close in the history of the company.
Mission Valley Bank Posts 29% Jump in 2Q Profits
Certain evacuations and road closures from the Sand Fire remain in effect Tuesday afternoon.
#SandFire Evacuations, Road Closures Still in Effect Tues. Afternoon
Coroner’s officials identified a man who died Friday night during the Sand Fire.
Officials ID Sand Canyon Man Who Died in Fire
"The force of the Sand fire has been demonic. May we never have to witness this display of horror ever again."
Hedren on Shambala’s Experience in #SandFire
Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, along with Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, submitted a letter Tuesday to Gov. Jerry Brown urging a State Declaration of Disaster in response to the recent Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Knight, Wilk, Lackey Request Disaster Declaration
A bill sponsored by the Board of Equalization to streamline and simplify refunds on tax liabilities is now signed by the governor and will become law Jan. 1, 2017.
New Law Eases Rules for Installment Taxpayers
Los Angeles County residents and businesses, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information, and other referral services.
County Proclaims State of Emergency; Dial 2-1-1
Looking at all of the different types of aircraft flying over the fire, we watch the ballet they perform, saving lives and property. Did you ever wonder about the things you're seeing?
Aerial Firefighting 101 | By Michael R. Mazzetti
Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, California's Superintendent of Public Instruction, issued emergency proclamations Tuesday for Los Angeles and Monterey counties due to the effects of the Sand and Soberanes fires
Brown Etc. at DNC; Torlakson is Acting Gov.; Issues State of Emergency for #SandFire
Air quality will be unhealthy for all individuals in Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and San Gabriel Mountains and for sensitive individuals in San Gabriel Valley today (Tuesday).
Air Quality Unhealthy for All in SCV, AV, San Gabriels
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
As of 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, residents in all evacuated areas are allowed to return home, with the exception of three areas.
Most Sand Fire Evacs Lifted; 3 Areas Still Under Evac Monday Night
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the Sand Fire continues to rage on. Plus, the Red Cross has set up evacuation centers for residents who needed to leave their homes due to the approaching fire. Check out these stories and more on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 25, 2016
A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle near the Salvation Army on Sierra Highway when she tried to rescue her dog, which ran out into the street.
Woman Struck, Killed While Trying to Rescue Dog
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a grant requested by the California Office of Emergency Services to ensure the availability of resources to fight the Sand Fire and enable local and state agencies to recover eligible costs.
FEMA Agrees to Pay 75% of #SandFire-Fighting Costs
Sierra Bancorp recognized consolidated net income of $4.086 million for the second quarter of 2016, which represents a drop of 10% relative to net income in the second quarter of 2015.
Bank of the Sierra Parent Posts 10% Lower 2Q Profits
The county of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit to order Southern California Gas Co. to install sub-surface safety shut-off valves on every gas storage well and underground pipeline it operates in the County, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced Monday.
County Sues to Force SoCalGas to Install Safety Valves
The Santa Clarita Storm went into Saturday’s match looking for its first win of the summer after last week’s thrilling draw with Valley United.
Storm Loses Heartbreaker to New Glendale Club
Verizon Communications Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. announce they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments.
Verizon Buying Yahoo for $4.83 Bil.
To address the growing problem of unmanned aircraft systems impeding wildland firefighting efforts, the U.S. Department of the Interior and industry partners activated a prototype warning system that provides real-time alerts and geofencing alarms to prevent drone pilots from interfering with firefighting operations.
Feds, Industry Testing No-Fly Alert System for Drone Operators
Netflix and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution announced their first global SVOD licensing agreement Monday. Netflix will be the exclusive global streaming home for FX’s hit, American Crime Story.
Netflix, Fox TV Ink First Global Deal
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (7-25-2016)
Right now, 345 horses, 165 goats, 111 chickens, 33 pigs and many other animals including llama, mules, sheep, rabbits, ducks, turkeys, donkeys - even a Brahma bull - are under the watchful care of Los Angeles County staff, volunteers and mutual aid partners.
County Shelters Caring for 768 ‘Other’ #SandFire Evacuees
Updates on the Sand Fire for Monday, July 25, 2016.
Sand Fire Day 4: Evacs, Road Closures Continue