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Planned SR-14 Lane Closures, Newhall Pass to Sand Canyon
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015

The California Department of Transportation will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) from Golden State Freeway (I-5) to Sand Canyon Road as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.  Closures are as follows and subject to change:   Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 10 Northbound SR-14 7...

FDA Evaluating Safety of Kids’ Codeine Cough Syrup

[FDA] – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the possible risks of using codeine-containing medicines to treat coughs and colds in children under 18 years because of the potential for serious side effects, including slowed or difficult breathing. We are evaluating all available...

Saugus Girl Scout Presents Web Project at Google HQ
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

It started with a Girl Scout workshop: Kennedy Beck, a 10th-grade Girl Scout from Saugus, was first introduced to computer science at a coding basics workshop hosted by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in November 2014. Months later – in June 2015 – she found herself presenting at the Google...

Postmaster Honored for Work With Children

Photo Courtesy Gabriel Magdaleno The Santa Clarita postmaster was honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday for his ongoing effort to give back to foster children. Gabriel Magdaleno, 30, of Valencia, was presented with a scroll for his ongoing partnership with the Department of...

Castaic Teacher Formally Charged with Molestation

Note: Levine entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday.   [District Attorney] – A Castaic Elementary School teacher accused of inappropriately touching young female students is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Joshua Mark Levine...

Party-Line Vote Kills Runner’s Sex-Offender Residency Bill

[Sen. Runner] – State Sen. Sharon Runner announced Tuesday her legislation to make sex-offender residency restrictions more workable, while keeping the integrity of voter approved Jessica’s Law intact was struck down by the Senate Public Safety Committee. Senate Bill 54 sought to clarify confusion...

Valencia Water Co. Offering Rebates for Pool Covers

Evaporation is a significant annual water loss for swimming pools, but a pool cover can help save nearly 10,000 gallons a year at a typical Santa Clarita home. In an effort to help its customers reduce their water use during the state’s serious drought, Valencia Water Co. is offering rebates for the...

Gas Tax Drops by 6 Cents Wednesday

[George Runner] – The state excise tax on gasoline will drop by six cents per gallon on Wednesday, July 1. This will lower the excise tax rate from 36 cents to 30 cents per gallon. “The lower rate is welcome news for overtaxed Californians who pay higher gas costs than residents of nearly every...

Agency Says State is On Track to Meet Carbon Goals

[CARB] – The California Air Resources Board released the latest edition of the state’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory on Tuesday, showing that emissions fell by 1.5 million metric tons in 2013 compared with the previous year even while the economy grew at 2.0 percent, a rate greater than...

DMV Makes it Easier to Get AB60 Driver’s License

Starting on June 30, 2015, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will begin accepting additional documents to verify the identity and residency of Assembly Bill 60  applicants.  Those additional documents to be accepted include: * California residency documents that are issued by any government...

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Funeral services will be held Thursday for longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident James "Jay" Rodgers, who died June 26 at age 86.
Funeral Service Thursday for Saugus Homebuilder Jay Rodgers
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is proud to announce that the county's Safe Surrender Baby program celebrated success for the eighth time this year with the report of a safely surrendered newborn baby boy last week.
Baby Boy Safely Surrendered at Tarzana Fire Station
Several California legislators are looking to host a public re-vote of the 2008 voter-approved high-speed rail bond financing.
Lawmakers Looking to Lick High-Speed Rail
Bonefish Grill, a chain restaurant specializing in market-fresh fish from around the world and other savory wood-grilled specialties, will be opening its third California location at the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Monday, Aug. 10. The company is looking to hire 120 Santa Clarita Valley residents.
Bonefish Grill to Open in Town Center; Now Hiring
It’s easy to forget that before 1966, roughly half of all American seniors were uninsured, living in fear that the high cost of health care could plunge not only them, but also their families, into poverty.
Medicare, Medicaid Turn 50
Each year the Domestic Violence Center participates in the Santa Clarita "Dancing With Our Stars" event. This year we are hosting our very own Dancing With Our DVC Star event on July 18.
Domestic Violence Center News (7-7-2015)
The City of Santa Clarita is once again presenting Dive-In Movies this Saturday, July 11, come out relax poolside at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center while enjoying "The Lego Movie."
Dive Into ‘Lego Movie’ Saturday
The Santa Clarita Public Library invites readers of all ages to participate in the free 2015 “Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading Program.
Spaces Available in Library’s Summer Reading Program
In Santa Clarita, being “green” and taking care of the environment is a way of life. Take this short quiz to see how much you know about the environment and learn about ways you can help conserve our resources.
Take City’s Eco Quiz for Chance to Win Prize
The Santa Clarita Rotary Club raised over $800 for the Triumph Foundation at the Annual Pancake Breakfast on the Fourth of July.
Rotarians Raise Hundreds for Charity Devastated by Fire
Saugus High graduate Abbey Weitzeil won a gold and silver medal in swimming at the World University Games in Korea.
Santa Clarita Sports Report: July 07, 2015
Three out of 4 American adults — including 7 in 10 cigarette smokers — favor raising the minimum age of sale for all tobacco products to 21, according to an article by CDC published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
CDC Study: Most U.S. Adults Want to Raise Tobacco Age
1919 - Mike Shuman, Placerita Junior High School principal, born in Fitchburg, Mass. [story]
From "That 70's Show" and "CSI:NY" to "Make It or Break It" and "Switched at Birth," production designer Richard Ramirez Jr. will tell us how shows are designed, and why so many producers like filming in Santa Clarita.
Next ARTree Lecture: The Art of Designing TV
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, A Saugus High School teacher helped students win a contest by shaving off his 30-year-old beard. Plus, Caltrans has some scheduled closures for this week, see how your commute might be affected. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 6, 2015
Expanding a nascent Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies program that she built with the help of a diverse cast of faculty colleagues, Nayereh Tohidi returns to campus this August from a one-semester leave — excited to educate more CSUN students about the political, cultural and religious challenges facing people in the Middle East.
Middle Eastern, Islamic Studies Blossom at CSUN
As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new chairman of the board, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas met with state officials in Sacramento Monday to unveil his vision for Los Angeles County’s rapidly expanding public transit system and to seek millions in grant funding for various projects.
Ridley-Thomas Stumps for New Sales Tax for Rail, Highways
More than five tons of weapons confiscated within in Los Angeles County were melted Monday into rebar that will be used in road and bridge construction projects in California, Arizona and Nevada.
Swords to Ploughshares: 3,400 Guns Melted Into Rebar
Between Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to 244 calls for services regarding fireworks, seized more than 200 pounds of illegal fireworks and cited two people for illegal fireworks use.
July 4th Holiday Weekend Keeps Authorities Busy
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (7-6-2015)
Preparations are well underway as the City of Santa Clarita local organizing committee, Host Town Santa Clarita, prepares to welcome visiting delegates from El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Philippines and Malawi.
Santa Clarita Prepping for Special Olympics World Games
Beginning July 11, Santa Clarita Transit will implement new cash fares and monthly pass prices for both local and commuter services.
New Fares for Santa Clarita Transit Start Saturday
A parolee surrendered to deputies Monday evening after initially refusing to come out of a house in Valencia.
Parolee Surrenders After Holing Up in House