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1994 - Valencia Mercedes co-owner Eddie Murray sets MLB record for switch-hit home runs in games (11 times) [story]


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Deputies Discover Grenade During Domestic Violence Call
Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a domestic violence call resulting in deputies finding a grenade and conducting an hours-long search Monday night. Deputies responded to a report of a spousal assault on the 17300 block of Sarita Avenue, in Canyon Country,...

Postal Service to Offer Free Shredding Thursday

[KHTS] – In recognition of National Consumer Protection Month, U.S. Postal Service officials are welcoming Santa Clarita Valley residents to use their shredders to protect sensitive information. The “free shred event” Thursday in Santa Clarita is to offer residents a chance for “spring...

City Wants Students to Take a Hike
Monday, Apr 7, 2014

[KHTS] – Junior high and high school students can go hiking over spring break during the city of Santa Clarita’s Teen Trailblazer Week. For the first time, the Newhall Community Center is offering a free series of supervised group hikes to Santa Clarita students 13- to 18-years-old from 1-5...

Draft Supplemental EIR for Castaic High School Released

[News Release] – The Hart School District has released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) on the proposed Castaic High School project and the public has 45 days to review and comment on the project. Groundbreaking, May 2013 A Supplemental EIR is the planning document which...

Fun Run Fundraiser to Help SCV Boy
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014

[KHTS] – Richie’s Fight For Life Foundation plans to host a Fun Run on Apr. 27 to raise funds for Richard Gonzales, a 7-year-old Santa Clarita boy with a multi-system disorder. The fundraiser is planned to occur at West Ranch High School from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 27. Richie’s complicated...

There’s a New Postmaster in Town
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Post Office is installing a new postmaster April 11 at the Valencia office, according to officials with the United States Postal Service. Gabriel Magdaleno, 29, of Valencia, said he was “honored” to have the new USPS responsibility at what he acknowledged was...

Circle of Hope 5K raises $7K

[KHTS] – Runners and walkers came out to Castaic Lake Saturday morning for Circle of Hope’s 10th annual “Run For Their Lives” fundraiser event. The event took place from 7:30 a.m to 2 p.m. and brought in approximately $7,000 dollars for Circle of Hope from the 1K run, 5K run and 5K walk. Jill...

44 Years On, Newhall Incident Still the CHP’s Worst

[SCV History] They called it the “Newhall Incident.” It was the worst massacre of police officers in the 80 year history of the California Highway Patrol, and possibly the worst in American history. It changed police procedure forever thereafter— improved police training on how to approach...

Court to Release “Pillowcase Rapist” in Palmdale
Friday, Apr 4, 2014

Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Gilbert Brown ruled that serial rapist Christopher Evans Hubbart today will reside at 20315 E. Ave R in unincorporated Palmdale upon his release. This action opens up a 45-day window for public comment which will be considered by the Judge at the next court hearing. “It’s...

Pair Sentenced to Decades in Prison for SCV Bank Robbery

[KHTS] – Two men found guilty of an armed Canyon Country bank robbery in September 2012 were sentenced to decades in state prison Friday. Terion Collins was sentenced to 45 years and eight months, and Lavelle Mosley was sentenced to 33 years in state prison. Both were convicted on five counts pertaining...

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1994 - Valencia Mercedes co-owner Eddie Murray sets MLB record for switch-hit home runs in games (11 times) [story]
Business leaders from the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation participated in the Los Angeles County Trade & Investment Mission to Shenzhen China and Hong Kong on Apr. 5 to 13. The trip was organized and led by LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
SCV Business Leaders Go to China on Trade Mission
An altercation between a signature-gatherer and a customer occurred Saturday at a Walmart in Canyon Country, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.
Petitioner Arrested Outside Walmart
1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
This year there will be approximately 3,000 events nationwide. You can be a part of this terrific community event. It’s a great way to give back. It’s a great way to earn your school community service hours, too.
National Trails Day in SCV | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
Have you ever read a restaurant guide before picking a place for a special dinner? Or a consumer-advice magazine before buying a new car? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a similar guide for looking up the quality of care at hospitals in your area? Well, there is. It’s called Hospital Compare and you can find it on the Medicare website, at www.medicare.gov.
Choosing a Hospital That’s Best for You | Commentary by David Sayen
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating a Newhall stabbing that took place around 12:50 a.m. Saturday outside the VU Bar and Lounge, officials said.
Stabbing at Newhall Bar Sends Two to Hospital
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
This is a time of year when many focus on rebirth. For me, I’m feeling a reawakening of sorts and am eager to jump into life with added enthusiasm and joy.
Springtime Bucket List
A Santa Clarita tax advisor is adding his name to the list of candidates running for the 25th Congressional District seat. That story plus more tonight on SCV NewsBreak
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 18, 2014
The students at North Park Elementary School, Pre-K through Grade 6, have been studying the art work of glass blower Dale Chihuly. The students created art pieces that mimicked Chihuly's famous displays at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and chandeliers. Students learned about the history of glass blowing and about Chihuly's background while creating their own work of art.
North Park Students Create Tribute to Chihuly
Winners of the 2014 “cArt aRt” competition were announced by city of Santa Clarita officials on Friday. Santa Clarita residents transformed recycling bins into works of art and displayed them alongside the environmental services booth at the city’s annual Earth Arbor Day Festival on April 12 to be judged by a panel of three city staff members and festival attendees.
Winners Announced for ‘cArt aRt’ Competition
The West Ranch softball team needed a come-from-behind victory over Canyon to win its second Foothill League game of the season.
West Ranch Turns it Around, Beats Canyon
A segment of San Fernando Boulevard under Interstate-5 is scheduled to close permanently in mid-May, California Department of Transportation officials announced Friday.
Portion of San Fernando Blvd Closing Permanently
Sixth grade students from two Newhall District schools had the opportunity to perform in front of professional hip hop artists on Friday, as part of the Universoul Hip Hop program that brings dance education into elementary schools.
Newhall District Students Bust a Move for Education
Two more western actors, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, were added to Newhall’s Walk of Western Stars Thursday night, as part of the “Rockin’ Rodeo”-themed SENSES block party on Main Street.
McQueen, Bronson Get Their Day in Newhall
Learn the basics of building a planter, fire pit, BBQ enclosure, and low retaining wall by enrolling in the Masonry Basics course at Golden Oak Adult School.
Golden Oak Adult School Offers Masonry Certificate Course
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
In order to address reports of suicide among college students across the nation, the College of the Canyons Student Health and Wellness Center is hosting a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Event on the Valencia campus.
COC Hosting Suicide Prevention Event
The Valencia baseball team pulled off the comeback of the season against West Ranch and won its fourth Foothill League game in a row.
Valencia Takes Four Games in a Row
Just in time for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Old Town Newhall will host a “Rockin’ Rodeo”-themedSENSES block party, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Thursday’s SENSES Event Gets Cowboy Festival Weekend Started