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Obama Calls for Free Fourth-Grade Access to National Parks; Local Reaction
Friday, Feb 20, 2015

[Community Hiking Club] – President Obama announced a new initiative on Thursday while he was in Chicago. He has asked the National Park Service to give all fourth graders and their families free admission to national parks and other federal lands for a full year. This initiative is called “Every...

PFC Mitchell Anderson, Canyon 2008, Completes Army Basic Training

[DoD] – Army Pfc. Mitchell S. Anderson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills,...

Help Wanted: To ID Starbuck’s Gift Card Bandit
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

Santa Clarita Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect who used a Starbuck’s gift card that had been stolen from a Canyon Country woman’s unlocked car. Her vehicle was parked in the 27500 block of Trail Ridge Road of Canyon Country during the late...

Valencia Water Co. Planning to Raise Rates

Valencia Water Co. officials are having a special public hearing in April to discuss a proposed increase of water rates for a two-year period beginning May 1. The proposed rate increase would raise the average general metered household’s water bill to $1.64 per month by 2017, according to Valencia...

Women Attempt to Steal Carts from Canyon Country Ralphs

The carts that were allegedly stolen by two Santa Clarita women. [KHTS] – Two women are in custody Wednesday near the Ralph’s in Canyon Country, after witnesses reported the suspects allegedly stole the electric scooters from the supermarket, as well as some groceries. Mcayla Petty, 20 of Canyon...

Newhall Man Takes 3-Year Deal for Attempted Molestation

A Newhall man arrested for an attempted kidnapping in a Newhall home was sentenced to three years in state prison as part of a plea deal. Yensi Aguilar, 22, of Newhall, also has to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, after pleading no contest to attempted lewd acts with a child under...

Blotter: Grand Thefts, Burglaries in CC-East

Canyon Country East, Zone 8 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 02/09/2015 to 02/15/2015   This past week in Zone 8, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred: A grand theft occurred near the 29600 block of Poppy Meadow Street. The victim reported that several items that were...

Blotter: Robbery, Burglaries, Assault in CC-West

Canyon Country West, Zone 7 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 02/09/2015 to 02/15/2015   This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred: A robbery occurred near the 19000 block of Soledad Canyon Road.  Two suspects entered a nearby business and began concealing...

Saugus Crime Blotter: 1 Vehicle Burglary

Saugus, Zone 4 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot 02/09/2015-02/15/2015 Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit   During the last week Zone 4 had one part 1 crime reported.  A vehicle burglary occurred near the 29000 block of High Sierra Trail in Saugus. ...

West Side Blotter: Open Garage Thefts, Assault

Stevenson Ranch, Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 2/9/2015 to 2/15/2015   Last week in Zone 3, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred: A Domestic Battery/ Violation of Restraining Order/ Battery occurred in the 26900 block of Timberlane Drive. The resident’s ex-husband...

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Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Castaic Union School District officials are hosting a series of meetings to discuss the district’s financial troubles.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, March 2, 2015
Are you a native Spanish speaker? Would you like to be in a play? Come out to the Newhall Community Center and participate with Crezca Teatro Comunitario, a new theatre project specifically for local Spanish speaking residents.
March 7: Spanish Language Theater Project at Newhall Center
Olympian and Canyon High grad Alysia Montano earned the first indoor title of her career Sunday in Boston where she won the USATF 2015 Indoor National Championship 600 meter dash in 1:26.59.
Canyon High Grad Wins National Championship in Indoor Track and Field
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (3-2-2015)
We are continuing our most popular Thursday night events and offering some new and fun happenings in the coming year to bring all kinds of free entertainment to enjoy in Old Town Newhall. No need to travel “over the hill” to experience a great night life.
The Place to Be
School officials are cutting $4.1 million from the operating budget through layoffs for 30 teachers throughout the district ($2.36 million); a reduction in classified staff, the equivalent of 13 full-time positions ($417,000); reductions in administrative staff expected to save more than $340,000; $50,000 in reduced transportation services; and the aforementioned reduction of $300,000 in services each year. The district also decided to move its sixth-grade classrooms to the elementary school, from the middle school, which is expected to save a little more than $230,000.
Cash-strapped Castaic School District Implementing Cuts
The next seven-week course runs April 9 through May 21 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods and other life-threatening situations.
Sign Up to Become a Certified Emergency Responder
Native Voices at the Autry, a theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations playwrights, presents Randy Reinholz’s "Off the Rails," which opened Feb. 27 and continues through March 15, at the Autry National Center.
CalArtians Behind the Scenes of ‘Off the Rails’ at the Autry
Board of Equalization Vice Chair and Jessica’s Law author George Runner criticized the California Supreme Court's decision Monday to strike down mandatory residency restrictions on San Diego County sex offenders under Jessica’s Law without providing any alternative.
Court Nixes Key Part of Sex Offender Law; Authors Cite Danger
The SCV Sanitation District will find a new site for a deep well injection plan to remove chloride from the Santa Clara River, officials said Monday.
Officials to Find Different Location for Chloride Injection Well
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a package of bills Monday that will increase protections for victims and provide tools for law enforcement to prosecute the growing number of cyber-exploitation cases in California.
Legislation Would Criminalize Revenge Porn; Allow Search Warrants for Cyber Crimes
Beginning Saturday, March 7, the Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve will be open daily from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm weekends.
Poppy Reserve Opens Sat.; Red Rock Park Cleanup
Look at the lineup. Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Rep. Mia Love, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Tim Scott, and the list goes on. So how is it we let the Dems paint a picture of us as the modern-day KKK? Marketing. You can lie about anything as long as you market it to the right people the right way.
Stuffy Old White Guys
1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
How can we equip upcoming generations with the tools they need to have a sustainable lifestyle? One answer is with a 33-square-foot dumpster and a team of dumpster experts to transform a trash container into a sustainable house.
Dumpster Life
1916 - Newhall County Library established inside Robert F. and Christine Woodard's ice cream parlor [timeline]
1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Cemex is moving forward with plans to mine in Soledad Canyon, plus more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 27, 2015
Now nursing homes will be under increased scrutiny with targeted inspections of poorly rated facilities, tougher scoring and verification of reported data on staffing through payroll records. Facilities must perform at a 3-star level in order to receive a rating on the staffing category.
Antonovich Applauds Tougher Nursing Home Rating Standards
The median price of single-family homes sold during January in Santa Clarita came in at $480,000, up 10.9 percent from a year ago. It was down 3.0 percent from the $495,000 median of December, which flirted with the $500,000 benchmark price, a median price not been seen since 2006.
Typical SCV House Cost $480K in January
College of the Canyons freshman forward Monica Friedl has been named a First team All-Western State Conference (WSC) honoree after leading the Cougars in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots during the 2014-15 season. COC sophomore guard Qimmah Russo was named Honorable Mention All-WSC.
COC Women’s Basketball Team Has Two All-Conference Honorees
College of the Canyons men’s basketball players Coley Apsay and Tullio Parry have been named First Team All-Western State Conference (WSC), South honorees, while COC sophomore forward Ricardo Greaves received Honorable Mention recognition for the 2014-15 season.
Three COC Men’s Basketball Players Receive All-Conference Honors
MyLife.com will pay $800,000 over a period of nearly two years in civil penalties to be divided equally by the District Attorney’s Office and the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office. MyLife.com also will pay $250,000 in restitution to its customers.
Prosecutors: MyLife.com to Pay $1 Mil., Change Its Ways
The 2015-2018 Strategic Plan highlights five service priorities for the library, including enhanced technology, facility improvements, programming for 21st-century literacy, expanded opportunities for residents to use library resources for self-enrichment and increased access to tools needed for academic success.
City Releases 3-Year Strategic Plan for Libraries