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1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]

Colossus Burns (Video)
Monday, Sep 8, 2014

The legendary Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain caught fire Monday afternoon. Video of the fire shows the top section collapsing after being completely engulfed in flames. “A welder caught Colossus on fire,” said an official at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station....

Castaic Homeowner, 87, Identified as Stabbing Victim

[KHTS] – The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office identified James Edson Gillis, 87, of Castaic, as the victim of a fatal stabbing Friday morning at 31963 Emerald Lane. His daughter, Denise Ann Gillis, 48, of Castaic, was booked on a murder charge Friday at about noon. Denise Gillis lived...

FOUND: Canyon Student, 17, Turns Up in Saugus

[KHTS] – A Canyon High student reported missing Sunday was found Monday afternoon in Saugus, officials have confirmed. Anthony Lau was found uninjured Monday around 5 p.m. near the Petco on Bouquet Canyon Road, according to Sheriff’s Station officials. Lau, 17, was reported missing Sunday...

SCV’s First Viable Forest Trail Opens

[KHTS] – Hikers, volunteers and city officials gathered in the Angeles National Forest over the weekend for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of Dagger Flat Trail. “Dagger Flat is the first viable trail on our side of the (Angeles National) Forest,” said Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel,...

Stabbing Death Leads to Arrest of Castaic Woman
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014

A Castaic woman is in custody in connection with a stabbing death in a quiet Castaic community. Denise Ann Gillis, 48, of Castaic, was booked on a murder charge around noon Saturday, according to Sheriff’s Department records and an official with the Century Regional Detention Facility. An official...

Friends, Family Pay Last Respects to Saugus High Senior

[KHTS] – Friends and family members gathered Friday to remember the life of Jennifer Stift, a 17-year-old Saugus High School senior who was struck by a car while jogging Aug. 18. More than 200 people gathered to grieve and share their condolences at a mass at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church,...

Local Boy Scout Receives National Medal of Merit
Friday, Sep 5, 2014

David Larson, District Advancement Chairman & Peter Castano A Santa Clarita Boy Scout and his father each received the Boy Scouts of America Medal of Merit Thursday for their efforts in helping to save the life of a motorcyclist after a severe crash on San Francisquito Canyon Road. In March 2013,...

Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Castaic

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a report of a suspicious death on the 31900 block of Emerald Lane in Castaic Friday morning, officials said. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives are en route, according to Sheriff’s...

Sept. 9 in Santa Clarita: Operation to Target Motorcycle Safety

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Sept. 9 in the City of Santa Clarita in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes...

Deputies Warn Against Phone Scam
Thursday, Sep 4, 2014

[LASD] The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has been advised that citizens are receiving phone calls from individuals (many of which were received in the past 24 hours) who are representing themselves as Sheriff’s Department employees. The caller usually tells the citizen that there has been...

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A Saugus man was convicted the murder of his girlfriend Thursday. Eric Earle now faces 25 years to life behind bars. That story plus more local news tonihgt on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, September 18, 2014
A 43-year-old Saugus man with a history of domestic violence was found guilty today of the murder of his girlfriend.
Saugus Man Convicted of Girlfriend’s Murder
The City of Santa Clarita held a Volunteer Recognition Pool Party on Sept. 10 at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
City Throws a Pool Party for Repeat Volunteers
Honorably discharged war veterans would get a free pass to Castaic Lake under a proposal by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Anotonovich, Ridley-Thomas: Fee Waiver at Castaic Lake for War Vets
Taking action to keep cameras rolling in California, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined legislative leaders and dozens of film and television workers in Hollywood Thursday to sign bipartisan legislation that expands the state's Film and Television Tax Credit program.
Brown Signs Bill to Curb Runaway Production
The Saugus Union School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Theophane Korie as the new principal of Santa Clarita Elementary School.
New Principal Named for Santa Clarita Elementary
The William S. Hart Union High School District announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program during the 2014-15 academic year.
Yes There Is a Free Lunch … For Qualifying Students
A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives agreed Thursday to the President’s request for authority to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces.
House OK’s McKeon Bill to Train, Equip Syrian Opposition Forces
An Army veteran left wheelchair-bound after military service-related injuries is back on his feet to compete in cycling competitions with the help of Boston Scientific, a Valencia-based medical solutions company.
Boston Scientific Helps Turn Wounded Warrior Into Competetive Cyclist
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation by Senator Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, on Thursday to increase job opportunities for Californians with developmental disabilities.
Pavley’s Pilot Jobs Program for Developmentally Disabled Gets Final OK
The 12th Annual High Desert Fallen Heroes Ride will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. This ride supports our fallen heroes and their families. All proceeds support LASD, CHP, CDC, LACoFD, and the US Forest Service (Angels National Forest).
Oct. 12: High Desert Ride to Benefit Fallen Heroes’ Families
Community: Newhall, Zone 6 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info for 09/08/14 through 09/14/14
Weekly Crime Blotter: Newhall
Community: Valencia, Zone 5 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for the week of 09/08/2014 to 09/14/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Valencia
I loved going to the Wickhams' home in Pico Canyon. Mr. Wickham had these neat mechanical displays of circus scenes and all kinds of other things. He would wind them or switch on the motors, and I’d stand there mesmerized,
Heavenly Memories
1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: The metallic butterfly sculpture that used to sit on a Bouquet Canyon Road median in Saugus is set to be reinstalled in a new location at Central Park.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley will host its third annual Purple Walk of Strength on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the College of the Canyons Cross Country Track
Oct. 11: Purple Walk of Strength to Fight Domestic Violence
Saturday afternoon, the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society throws down its annual battle of the bands at the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas. Seven local blues bands will play, and one of them will win the honor of representing the SCV at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next year.
SCV Entertainment Beat
A book about an internationally known rescue dog is set to be launched in Valencia on Saturday, with a portion of the proceeds from book sales to benefit the Acton-based Brittany Foundation.
Book About Rescue Dog Hits Store Shelves Saturday
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies corralled two loose pigs Wednesday, officials said, returning the animals to their rightful owners after the hogs cut loose into traffic.
Hogs Run Wild Through Newhall; Deputies Come to Rescue
Upcoming events and activities in and around the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Arts & Events: River Rally Saturday
After dropping the first four games of the 2014 campaign, The Master's College rode goals from three different players Monday afternoon to defeat Menlo 3-2, extending its winning streak to three games and improving to 3-4.
College Soccer: Ex-Valencia Viking Leads TMC to 3rd Straight Win
The staff of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center joined Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Tuesday in L.A. to recognize National Adult Day Services Week and the month of September as National Senior Center Month.
SCV Senior Center Recognized for Service
The metallic butterfly sculpture that used to sit in a Bouquet Canyon Road median in Saugus is set to be reinstalled in a new location at Central Park, pending final approval from the City Council.
Traumatized Butterfly Migrating to Central Park