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1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]


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Heavenly Springs Church Presents Easter Weekend Revival
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Heavenly Springs Church is hosting an Easter Weekend Revival Service in Newhall on Friday, April 18 thru Sunday, April 20. HeavenlySpringsChurch.org  

Valencia Hills Community Church to Host Free Easter Picnic
Monday, Apr 14, 2014

Valencia Hills Community Church is hosting a free Easter Picnic on Saturday, April 19 in Valencia.  The event will feature a kids Egg Hunt, bounce houses, free food, games and more. The festivities are planned from 11am-2pm at Valencia Heritage Park, located at the corner of McBean Parkway and Newhall...

St. Stephen’s Church Announces Holy Week Schedule
Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014

[News Release] – Again this year, St. Stephen’s offers a variety of spiritual observances to commemorate Holy Week and the beginning of the Easter season: Palm Sunday, April 13th – Procession of the Palms followed by Holy Eucharist at 7:45 and 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Week – Early Morning...

Ekata Training Center to Test Mind, Body and Spirit

[News Release] – The public is invited to observe this Saturday as the mental and spiritual fortitude of two local martial artists is put to the test as they strive to achieve a black belt ranking at Ekata Training Center and Urban Retreat. The weekend will also feature the installation of the...

Mr. SCV to Talk SCV History at Rancho Camulos
Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014

[News Release] – John Boston, award winning humorist, historian, and writer will launch this historic presentations and music series on April 12th, at high noon at the Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark. Winner of a Will Rogers Lifetime Achievement Award, “Mr. Santa Clarita’s”...

BBQ to Commemorate Harvey Milk Day
Friday, Mar 28, 2014

[NEWS RELEASE] – It is with great pleasure that we announce Santa Clarita’s first  community BBQ celebrating our LGBT families, friends and neighbors in honor of Harvey Milk Day. On May 24, 2014, PFLAG SCV, together with the Gay-Straight Alliances from the William S. Hart School District and...

April 26: Wine Fest to Benefit COC Culinary Arts
Monday, Mar 10, 2014

When it comes to California wine, Napa Valley and Santa Barbara immediately come to mind, but pretty soon, so will the Santa Clarita Valley. On Saturday, April 26, the Reyes Winery will host the 2nd annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival, which will feature local wineries, breweries and tequila producers...

March 11: Public Invited to Acton Historical Society’s First Gathering
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

Acton is a 130-year-old frontier mining town – its first permanent resident settled there in the 1880s – but its historical society is brand new. How new is it? The Acton Historical Society is so new, you can get in on the ground floor. The organization will hold its first public gathering Tuesday,...

Entertainment Beat: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Summer Meltdown, more
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014

On Friday night, four of the five members of local classic rock ‘n’ soul cover band The Snareheads celebrate their birthdays at Valencia Wine Company, on Town Center Drive. Owner Guy LeLarge will cut the cake. Then, starting at 9 p.m., the Heads (Joe Bertalli, Joe Fuoco, Mike Fitzgerald, Steve Sadd...

Santa Clarita Event Calendar for March

  Upcoming Events Check out what’s happening soon in Santa Clarita! Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Ladysmith Black Mambazo-February 28 Peter Pan – March 8 Vive La France – March 14 Canyon Theatre Guild presents The Dixie Swim Club – through March 1 The Hobbit –...

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The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival 2014 will ride into the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio with four stages of all-star entertainment and a new look.
Music and More: The 2014 Cowboy Festival Lineup
Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials introduced a rate-hike proposal to pay for chloridetreatment the Santa Clarita Valley, which they’re hoping to have approved by June, district officials said Wednesday.
Rate Hike Could Pay for SCV Chloride Treatment
Casting Director Jane Livshin is looking for families in the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County to cast in the pilot of a new reality television show, “Backyard Makeover,” for the A&E network FYI.
TV Show Looking for Backyards In Need of a Makeover
Santa Clarita residents of all faiths and perspectives can come together for a prayer circle May 1 on the National Day of Prayer. Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council, which has representatives from a variety of religions, are holding their annual National Day of Prayer Interfaith Prayer Circle, council officials announced Wednesday.
Interfaith Council Holding Inclusive Prayer Circle
“Learn Facebook Secrets” is both the name and purpose of the next free “Internet How” workshop for Santa Clarita business owners who use Facebook for marketing. Los Angeles SEO expert and Internet marketer Chaz Key of Nine Eye Interactive Media (http://nineeye.com) is hosting the workshop in Valencia on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free Marketing Workshop to Unlock Facebook Secrets
The West Ranch softball team beat Saugus, 2-1, and is in sole possession of first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch Moves to First Place in Foothill Standings
Starting as a small, family-oriented school to support a growing Mandarin-speaking community, the SCV Chinese School now teaches the language to hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley families.
With Growth, SCV Chinese School Has Bolstered Offerings
When we go to a store to purchase something, we exchange money for the object that we want. The store owner does not simply give the entire stock away. If we were to take something without paying for it, it is called theft and this may have serious consequences. Something similar happens in nature.
Grand Theft Nectar | Commentary by Paul A. Levine
Former TMC women's basketball head coach Ken Sugarman has been named head coach for The Master's College men's team.
Ken Sugarman Named Men’s Basketball Coach
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]
Good grades and regular attendance has paid off for one lucky Hart District student who will be driving around town in a brand new car, courtesy of Nissan of Valencia. That story plus more local news, tonight on NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A courtroom official confirmed prosecutors dropped assault with a deadly weapon charges against Robert Arvizu, 47, of Newhall on Tuesday morning. Arvizu was arrested shortly after a pair of stabbings that took place following an altercation in a parking lot near the bar.
Charges Dismissed in Newhall Stabbing Incident
In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation “Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era” during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing.
COC Breakfast Briefing Aimed at Business Success
Soroptimist International of the Americas Camino Real Region will install Santa Clarita Valley resident Dora Zavala as its new governor on Saturday during ceremonies at its 2014 Spring Conference to be held in Valencia.
Dora Zavala Being Installed as Soroptomist Area Governor
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a new crosswalk and new crossing guard for Pico Canyon Elementary School on Tuesday.
County OKs Crosswalk for Pico Canyon School
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to approve Tuesday a new five-year contract likely to include more than $21 million of service from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is the major funding mechanism for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
How Santa Clarita Funds Its Crime Fighters
The first Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, almost rolled into the Wm. S. Hart High School Auditorium instead of Melody Ranch back in March 1994. The deadly and destructive Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17 bumped the first festival from Hart High to Melody Ranch, just weeks before the first cowboy poets and Western musicians were scheduled to take the stage.
Santa Clarita Saddles up for 21st Annual Cowboy Festival
The shade structure for Carousel Ranch in Agua Dulce is nearing completion, after nine years in the works. Construction workers were putting up the steel supports for the roof of the structure on Tuesday and the arena will be open again for lessons in about three weeks, said Denise Tomey-Redmond, executive director of Carousel Ranch.
Carousel Ranch Arena Shade Structure Nears Completion
The West Ranch and Saugus softball teams meet today in a battle for first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch and Saugus Battle for First Place in Girls Softball
Each William S Hart Union High School District junior or senior who maintained at least a 97 percent attendance record, a 2.0 GPA and had no expulsions or suspensions was eligible for the car giveaway.
Good Attendance Pays Off During Nissan of Valencia’s New Car Giveaway
At the close of March 2014, preliminary reported crime data for the City of Santa Clarita shows a 35.4 percent decrease in overall Part One crimes compared to the first three months of 2013. The report also shows a 27.1 decrease in Grand Theft Auto crimes for the first quarter of 2014 compared to 2013.
Preliminary Data Shows Crime on the Decline in Santa Clarita
Do we really have to press that hard to get what should have been made public from the beginning? That’s like saying I’m not a smoker; I’m down from 40 cigarettes a day to 39.
Transparency | Commentary by Joe Messina
1982 - Gene Autry's Mogul 1629 steam locomotive relocated to Heritage Junction [story]