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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [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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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
The County Interim Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV, Low Temps Forecasted
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a $20,000 reward is now offered for anyone with information that can help in the search for the hit-and-run driver who is responsible for the death of 15 year old Desiree Lawson. Plus, a CalArts alumnus took home an Oscar for his work on "Zootopia". Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, February 27, 2017
The city of Santa Clarita has been ranked as one of the top cities to start a family in the United States by LendEDU.
Santa Clarita Ranks as One of the Best Cities to Start a Family in U.S.
See what's coming from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
The Castaic Union School District is having a Special Meeting of the Governing Board on February 28, 2017 in the District Office Board Room. The Governing Board is directing the Superintendent to place a resolution, which would make a Provisional Appointment to fill a vacancy on the board.
Feb. 28: CUSD Special Meeting of the Governing Board
In a report released for the March 1 Board meeting, Hart District staff is recommending denial of a 5-year extension of Einstein Academy's charter. Initially approved for 2 years in 2010, Einstein received a 5-year renewal in 2012 that expires June 30.
Staff Urges Denial of Einstein Charter Renewal; Board Decides Wed.
Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys honored seven surviving World War II veterans from Santa Clarita at the Princess Cruises and the Princess Cruises Community Foundation annual Hearts for Heroes Builders Ball.
Habitat for Humanity Honors Princess Cruises, Local WWII Veterans
The William S. Hart Governing Board Agenda Regular Meeting is scheduled for March 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. Agenda topics include Albert Einstein Renewal Petition Request, construction of new classrooms on certain campuses, and authorization to attend out-of-state conferences for two high schools.
March 1: William S. Hart Union H.S.D. Governing Board Meeting
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a political mailer that has circulated depicting an official-looking document from the Sheriff’s Department.
LASD Warns of Fake Eviction Mailers
Commercials and television shows are filming in Santa Clarita this week.
Currently Filming in SCV: Scorpion, NCIS, Nickelodeon Commercial
Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia," which was co-directed by a CalArts alumnus, took home Oscar gold at the 2017 Academy Awards on Sunday night.
CalArts Alum Takes Home Oscar Gold for ‘Zootopia’
West Ranch High School baseball faced off against Santa Barbara High School in their season opener, with West Ranch being triumphant over Santa Barbara with a 10-3 win.
West Ranch Baseball Wins Big Over Santa Barbara H.S.
Canyon Country (West) Crime Report for February 13-19, 2017
Crime Blotter: Commercial Burglaries, Vehicle Burglary in West Canyon Country
Newhall Crime Report for the Week of 02/13/17 to 02/19/17
Crime Blotter: Commercial Burglaries, Petty Thefts in Newhall
Valencia Crime Report for the Week of 02/13/2017- 02/19/2017
Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglaries, Petty Thefts in Valencia
Saugus Crime Report for the Week of 02/13/17- 02/19/17
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Petty Theft in Saugus
1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to L.A. County [story]
1996 - SCV historian Jerry Reynolds dies at age 58 [story]
Master’s University second baseman Matt Janes fields a hit ball by William Jessup’s Joshua Duitsman for the final out of the first inning Friday Feb. 24, 2017 at Lou Herwalt Stadium. Master’s beat William Jessup 7-3 in the first game of a three game series. [/caption]David Sheaffer belted a two-run, go-ahead home run in the last of the sixth inning Friday afternoon and The Master’s University rallied past William Jessup University 7-3 at Lou Herwaldt Stadium.
Sheaffer Slugs TMU Mustangs Past William Jessup
1936 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "Modern Times," partially shot in SCV [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, LASD announces the Inaugural Trail Ride benefiting local youth. Plus, make sure to get your vote by mail ballot before the March election. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 24, 2017
Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley is currently offering sponsorship opportunities as well as individual tickets for its 2017 LUNAFEST,®, a festival of short films by, for and about women.
Zonta Offers Sponsorships,Tickets for 2017 LUNAFEST
Twenty-one outstanding community volunteers have been nominated by local non-profit organizations to be honored at the annual Women in Service Celebration sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley.
21 Nominated for Zonta’s Women in Service Celebration
In support of Augie's Quest, LA Fitness announced plans to host its seventh annual in-club event, Action for ALS, across the company's over 690 locations on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Augie's Quest is a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
LA Fitness Supports Augie’s Quest, Research for ALS Cure
Princess Cruises, the top North American cruise line in Japan, today announced its longest Japan cruise season yet with an array of voyages from Tokyo and Kobe in 2018 that circumnavigate the country, visiting top-rated cultural ports.
Princess Cruises Unveils 2018 Japan Cruise, Cruisetour
Everyone is invited to Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship to see Pastor Harper, his wife Cecile and congregation of SCCF honor Bishop Henry Hearns, author of "How Odds Even Through Grace," former Chief of Environmental Planning for Edwards Air Force Base, and the first African American mayor of Lancaster.
Feb. 26: SCCF to Honor Revered Engineer, Mayor, Author Bishop Hearns
Seniors who have saved up for years to take a vacation abroad could arrive at their dream destination only to find that they have been conned.
Fraud Friday: Watch Out for Tourist Visa Scams
Join Providence Holy Cross Foundation at Six Flags Magic Mountain for A Day in the Park and Picnic on Saturday, March 18.
March 18: Join Providence for A Day in the Park and Picnic at Magic Mountain
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Inaugural Trail Ride will be honoring Sergeant Steve Owen, who was killed in the line of duty in early October 2016, on Saturday, April 29 in Castaic.
April 29: LASD Inaugural Trail Ride to Honor Sgt. Steve Owen
Shakti Fest returns for its seventh season, this year on Mother’s Day weekend itself: May 12 to 14 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, in Joshua Tree, CA.
May 12-14: Shakti Fest in Joshua Tree National Park
Stevenson Ranch Crime Report: Week of 02/13/17- 02/18/17
Crime Blotter: Petty Thefts in Stevenson Ranch
JAM session, 10 by 10, SENSES, Revved Up, more.
Upcoming Arts & Culture Events for March
The County Interim Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Feb. 25-28: Cold Weather Alert Issued for SFV, Mountains, AV
1956 - Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Murray born in Los Angeles; later SCV resident & car dealer [story]