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1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]


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March 1: Chiquita Canyon Expansion Hearing
Friday, Jan 13, 2017

County planners have set a date for the final hearing on Chiquita Canyon landfill officials’ application to increase operations in Castaic. The hearing is planned to be on March 1 at 6 p.m. at West Ranch High School. The hearing represents the culmination of years of discussion and debate regarding...

Assemblyman Dante Acosta Opposes Confirming Xavier Becerra for A.G.

Dante Acosta On Friday, Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) issued a statement regarding his vote to oppose confirming Xavier Becerra for Attorney General of California. This is his statement: “In researching the nominee’s record in Congress it became clear that his history on both public...

5 More Arrested with Ties to Sgt. Owen Murder

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives arrested five who are reportedly connected to assisting 27 year old Trenton Trevon Lovell evade arrest after murdering Sergeant Steve Owen in October 5, 2016. L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are continuing their...

FDA Provides Advice on Using Hospital Crib

As any parent whose baby has spent some time in the hospital knows, all cribs are not created equal. In most cases, hospital cribs (also called pediatric medical cribs) differ significantly from what’s in a child’s bedroom at home. “Each type of crib is specially designed for safe use in the environment...

Senator Wilk Appointed to Senate Budget Committee

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, announced Thursday his appointment to the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. “With Governor Brown issuing one of the largest budget proposals in our state’s history there has perhaps never been a more important time for the Legislature to do its...

Detectives Talk to Witness in Fatal Dec. 26 Hit-and-Run

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s detectives made contact with the man who witnessed the fatal hit-and-run that killed a 15 year old the day after Christmas. SCV Sheriff’s detectives continue their investigation into a hit-and-run that occurred on December 26, 2016 at approximately 8:40 p.m....

Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory in Effect for SCV, Burn Areas
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch and Flood advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley and recent burn areas across Los Angeles County. While the Flood Advisory is expected to be lifted around 2:15 p.m., the Flash Flood Watch will be in effect until about 9 p.m. Thursday night. NWS...

Santa Clarita Film Office Sees Another Successful Year

The Santa Clarita Film Office experienced another great year for location filming in Santa Clarita. In 2016, the Film Office recorded 548 film permits and 1,366 film days, which generated an estimated economic impact of $33.1 million to the local community. This is the fourth year in a row the estimated...

Current Storm Impacting Los Angeles, Ventura Counties Highways

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) crews are out in force keeping Los Angeles and Ventura counties freeways and ramps clear of debris, flooding and snow during this cold, winter storm event. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol remind motorists to slow down, leave following...

Lancaster Sgt. Owen Shooting Suspect Pleaded Not Guilty to Charges
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

A parolee accused of shooting a Lancaster Sheriff’s Station sergeant responding to a burglary call, then pumping four additional shots into the veteran lawman once he was down, pleaded not guilty to a murder charge today. Trenton Trevon Lovell, 27, of Lancaster, is charged in the Oct. 5 killing...

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Medical examiners identified a man whose body was found on Christmas Day near Agua Dulce.
Human Remains Found in Agua Dulce Identified
Parents and students will be offered information about healthy study habits and managing mental health at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Parent and Student Empowerment (PASE) Information Night.
Hart District to Discuss Mental Health, Study Habits
Coroner’s officials identified the sole victim of a Lake Hughes plane crash Friday.
Plane Crash Victim Identified
10 Things to Expect at Thursdays @ Newhall
10 Things to Expect at Thursdays @ Newhall
On Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 P.M, Trinity Classical Academy’s Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Hugh Ross, PhD, astronomer, best-selling author, and Founder of Reason To Believe.
Feb. 7: Trinity Classical Academy’s Speaker Series
The Board of Supervisors has appointed Dr. Christopher Rogers to the position of Acting Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, effective Friday.
County Names New Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner
The California High-Speed Rail Authority will be hosting five community open house meetings in the Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section starting next Saturday, January 28 in Rosamond.
California High-Speed Rail Authority to Host Public Meetings
Valencia High School students take honors at 2017 Socal Career Development Conference.
VHS Students Take Honors at Socal Career Development Conference
Princess Cruises received top honors in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards, being named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” after the cruise line was nominated by cruise industry experts and ultimately voted on by USA TODAY readers. In addition, Princess Cruises was recognized for “Best Cruise Ship Entertainment,” “Best Cruise Ship Dining” and “Best Cruise Ship for Families.”
Princess Cruises Named in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice
Assemblyman Dante Acosta, R-Santa Clarita, has announced his committee appointments including his selection to serve as Vice Chair of the Committee on Natural Resources.
Acosta Named to Several Committees
Two senior al-Qaida operatives were killed recently in separate U.S. airstrikes in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in two statements.
Two al-Qaida Operatives Killed in Syria
In anticipation of a more severe storm on Sunday, Bouquet Canyon Road is scheduled to be closed between the gates at 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, until conditions and inspection allow.
County Closes Some Canyon Roads Due to Storm
The County Interim Health Officer is extending a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Affected areas include:
Jan. 20- 24: Cold Weather Alert Issued
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 49 projects, valued at more than $127 million, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking and walking.
Caltrans Adopts 49 Projects Worth $127 Million
It finally happened. The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus is closing very shortly.  There's nothing to fear over losing this circus because another is actively swelling to massive proportions. Hysteria and annihilation are the main attractions. It's the Left's Circus over the duly elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.
The new circus in town
Twelve Golden Valley High School students and two teachers made the trip to Washington D.C. to watch the inauguration of Donald Trump as the United States of America’s 45th President.
GVHS Students in D.C. to Witness Inauguration
A flash flood warning has been issued for the Santa Clarita Valley. Residents living in recent burn areas, especially the Sand Fire burn area, take precautions to avoid mudslides and flooding.
Jan. 20: Flash Flood Warning In Effect for SCV
Newhall Crime and Public Safety Report for Week of 01/09/17- 01/15/17
Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Grand Theft in Newhall
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will host the fifteenth Sheriff’s Community Academy beginning February 28, 2017.
Submit Application to Upcoming SCV Sheriff Community Academy
Newhall Crime and Public Safety Report for Week of 01/09/17- 01/15/17
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Petty Theft in Newhall
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Supervisor Kathryn Barger is proposing a motion to establish a $20,000 reward for information about the suspect responsible for a fatal hit-and-run. Plus, a new event for the 2017 Cowboy Festival lineup. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Board of Supervisors will be asked to approve a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger establishing a $20,0000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of a suspect or suspects responsible for the hit-and-run death of a 15 year-old girl in Canyon Country.
Reward Offered in Hit-And-Run Death of Canyon Country Girl
The public is invited to participate in a stakeholder forum to learn about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and provide input regarding the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the Santa Clara River Valley East Subbasin, which underlies most of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Jan. 24: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Meeting
With the interest being generated by the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has committed resources to ensuring a state of readiness and preparedness. Although we anticipate many will express their views and opinions of the democratic process, we DO NOT have any specific or credible information indicating that any areas of Los Angeles County will substantially affected or disrupted.
Sheriff Ready for Inauguration Day Protests
Officials with the Coroner’s Office have released the identity of a woman killed in a fatal crash off Kelly Johnson Parkway.
Victim of Fatal Crash Near Walmart Identified
As the council wanted to appoint someone anyway, why not appoint the candidate who came in next place in the election?
Human Nature 101
The 2017 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships (featuring stand-alone Junior National Championships for the first time) are slated for May 19 through 21 at Castaic Lake.
May 19-21: Open Water Nationals Returns to Castaic Lake
VIA is hosting its 2017 Employment Law Update, presented by Brian Koegle and David Poole of Poole & Shaffery, LLP on Tuesday, February 21.
Feb. 21: 2017 Employment Law Update
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is accepting applications from organizations seeking support for music programming at their facility or designated location.
March 1: Submit Application for ‘Free Concerts in Public Sites’ Program
Hart Regiment is now offering a simple way to contribute to its organization and help support the Regiment as it continues to work towards excellence.
Hart Regiment Offering Simple Way to Support Organization
Local Realtors during 2016 assisted 2,493 sales of existing single-family homes throughout the Santa Clarita Valley while the annual price rose 6.3 percent, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported today.
SCV 2016 Home Sales Increase, Annual Prices Rise
Saddle up: tickets for the 24th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival are selling quickly and now is the time to start looking at all the events we have to offer in addition to the Festival.
Cowboy Festival Adds New Event to Hart Mansion
The Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer mandates that all acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in the county report carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) cases to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health).
Drug-Resistant CRE Added to List of Reportable Diseases
Because of the recent rainfall, the County Interim Health Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. A beach use advisory is in effect until Sunday, January 22 at 7 a.m.
Beach Use Advisory in Effect for All L.A. County Beaches
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]