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1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]

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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In the spring, I see an increase of people exercising, getting ready for bathing suit weather. Now it’s autumn, and thoughts go to cuddling up on the couch in front of the TV and drinking hot cocoa. But exercise should be an everyday activity, not just in the spring.
Hey, Couch Potato | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]
The Master’s University volleyball team beat the San Diego Christian Hawks in three sets (25-17, 25-12, 25-23) Saturday night in El Cajon.
Volleyball: Lady Mustangs Soar Past Hawks, Improve to 18-9 (10-2)
The men of TMU took care of business Saturday with a 3-0 romp over Menlo, but the Lady Mustangs ended up on the wrong side of a shutout of their own.
Soccer: 2 Shutouts as Menlo Takes on The Master’s
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
Both the men's and women's cross-country teams from The Master’s University earned second-place finishes at the Titan Invitational in Fullerton on Friday.
TMU Men, Women Run to 2nd-Place Finishes in XC Invitational
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Hart District bans clown costumes and the voter registration deadline is almost here. Check out these stories and more tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, October 21, 2016
Six new human infections of West Nile Virus have been reported in the county, including one in Valencia, according to the weekly Los Angeles County Epidemiology Report.
Valencia Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
A master plan for trails in the Castaic area is set to go before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Castaic Multi-Use Trails Plan to Go Before County
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is performing annual maintenance work at the Honor Rancho Storage Facility in Santa Clarita. As part of this work, which includes a valve replacement and upgrades to dehydration plants and meters, SoCalGas crews will occasionally release natural gas.
Smell Something at Castaic Junction? Gas Co. Working on Local Storage Facility
The William S. Hart Union High School District has banned clown costumes on school campuses for Halloween due to recent social media scares in the community.
Clown Scare Prompts Costume Ban in Hart District Schools
The California Highway Patrol recognizes Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31, as an excellent opportunity for families to have lifesaving conversations with their children about drug use.
Oct 23-31: Red Ribbon Week Shines Spotlight on Drug Abuse
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to the European Space Agency's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module.
European Mars Lander’s Crash Site Located
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,000 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
The experience of other states such as Colorado and Washington suggests that when medical sales are tax-free, nearly all marijuana users suddenly become patients, even if they are not. The significant loopholes in Proposition 64 mean revenue projections could fall far short of expectations.
Loopholes Could Sink Pot Tax
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved a contract Wednesday night to begin the construction of Castaic High School.
District Awards Contract to Build Castaic High School
The Teacher Curriculum Center (TCC) in California State University, Northridge’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library has long served as a resource center for teachers throughout the region. Last month, the center was renamed after the late Karin J. Duran, who served as the center’s director for 32 years before passing away in 2010.
CSUN Names K-12 Teacher Section of Library for Late Director
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and failure to perform annual maintenance on gas appliances may result in higher gas bills and possible exposure to carbon monoxide, which can cause negative health effects like nausea, drowsiness, flu-like symptoms, and even death.
Ready for Winter? Check Your Furnace Early
The Saugus Union School District announced the appointment of Isa De Armas, Ed.D. to the position of Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction. De Armas, who has been in education for more than 30 years, has worked in the district for 20 years as a teacher, principal and – most recently – as Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Asst. Superintendent of Instruction Named for Saugus Schools
Carousel Ranch is pleased to announce its annual Carousel Corral-After Auction Exclusives auction. This auction is the final step of the ranch’s Heart of the West fundraising, selling items that came in post deadline, etc.
Bid Now on 2nd Chance Items to Help Carousel Ranch
The Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium is a sustainable, public-private initiative sponsored by College of the Canyons, Lockheed Martin, Sempra Energy, SCV Family of Water Suppliers, and other community stakeholders that promotes environmental literacy in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Local Coalition Earns Prize for Environmental Education
It’s officially Halloween time at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The hospital is inviting supporters and friends in the community to take part in "treating" its young patients by going to CHLA.org/Halloween now through Oct. 31 and creating a special greeting card for the Halloween holiday.
Don’t Trick, Just ‘Treat’ a Children’s Hospital Patient
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan reminds eligible Los Angeles County voters that the deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 24.
Monday is Voter Registration Deadline
In a continued effort to modernize the elections process for the November 8th Presidential General Election, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will be leveraging geospatial technologies and Snapchat to improve elections operations and promote voter participation.
Registrar Using Mobile Apps to Improve Voter Experience
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a brush fire near Sierra Highway charred one acre before being extinguished. Plus, the William S. Hart District Governing Board awarded a contract to begin the construction of Castaic High School. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, October 20, 2016
Santa Clarita City Council agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.
Council Tuesday: City Eyeing Princessa Property
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is reminding everyone six months of age and older to get an annual flu vaccine. Influenza (the flu) vaccinations will be available at no-cost to residents at Public Health Centers, LA County libraries and more than 100 community vaccination events throughout the county.
R U Over 6 Months Old? Get a Flu Shot
Longtime Santa Clarita resident Joy Burkhard, founder and chair of the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health and founder, executive director and board chair of 2020 Mom was honored Thursday by the U.S. Office of Health & Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health with the 2016 Women’s Health Emerging Leader Award.
SCV-Resident Founder of Nat’l Maternal Mental Health Coalition Honored by HHS
With the start of the 2016-17 season less than a month away, Matador fans will have the opportunity to meet this year's Women's and Men's Basketball teams at the annual Matador Madness event set for Friday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m at The Matadome.
Oct. 21: Meet CSUN Basketball Teams at Matador Madness
On Election Day, California voters will decide on Proposition 64, a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state for adults at least 21 years old and tax the production and sale of cannabis.
Voters on Both Coasts to Decide on Recreational Pot
The Master’s University volleyball team beat Arizona Christian University in three sets (25-23, 25-20, 25-10) Thursday evening.
Volleyball: TMU Douses Firestorm in 3 Sets
TMU’s fourth shutout of the season commenced when freshman forward Hannah Bahr (Santa Clarita, CA) scored an unassisted goal from 30 yards out at the 32:51 mark.
Soccer: Lady Mustangs Improve to 8-4-3 with 3-0 Shutout
Two-time All-American Humphrey Mahowa scored two crucial goals in the second half to lead The Master's University past William Jessup 2-1 Thursday afternoon on Reese Field.
Soccer: TMU’s Mahowa Outscores William Jessup 2-1
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced a $925,000 settlement Thursday with auto insurance provider Liberty Mutual Group Inc., for advertising an accident forgiveness program that was not available in California.
Liberty Mutual Settles False Advertising Claim for $925K
A 20-year-old man has been charged with defacing the Venice POW/MIA Mural, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
2nd Man Charged with Vandalizing Vietnam Vets Wall in Venice
Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module’s descent to the Red Planet’s surface [Wednesday] has been downlinked to Earth and is currently being analysed by experts.
European Mars Lander Crashes on Descent