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1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]

Brush Fire in Newhall Pass Jams Rush-Hour Traffic
Friday, Jul 17, 2015

A brush fire in the Newhall Pass wreaked havoc on rush-hour traffic Friday afternoon. The blaze broke out shortly before 4 p.m. near the Sierra Highway on-ramp to the 14 Freeway and quickly consumed 3 to 4 acres of brush. The truck lanes were closed, as was the entire 14 Freeway for a short time as...

Crash Victim on Skateboard Was Valencia Student, 14

The skateboarder who was struck and killed by a vehicle at a Santa Clarita intersection Friday has been identified as 14-year-old Wyatt Savaikie, an incoming freshman at Valencia High School. Savaikie was crossing the street with his skateboard when he was hit by a car, said Investigator McCracken of...

Gov. Signs Wilk Bill to Help Henry Mayo Get Fully Paid for Inmate Care

Assemblyman Scott Wilk Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s AB 658 on Thursday, enabling hospitals that provide emergency services for persons in custody to base their reimbursement charges on Medicare’s latest cost-to-charge ratio. “Nonprofit community hospitals like Henry...

At 6 Months, 397,000 Driver’s Licenses Issued Under AB60

During the first six months of implementing Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued approximately 397,000 driver licenses to undocumented applicants who have met all requirements necessary to enjoy driving privileges in California. This figure represents more than half...

July 19-24: Caltrans Closures Near Newhall Pass

The California Department of Transportation plans to implement the closures listed below July 19-24, 2015, for electrical work. Signed detours will be provided. Closures are subject to change.   Southbound I-5   Eastbound I-210 connector: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.   SR-14 to Balboa Boulevard: 11:59...

Skateboarder Struck, Killed by Vehicle at Seco-Bouquet
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015

A skateboarder was truck and killed by a vehicle Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Bouquet Canyon Road and Seco Canyon Road in Saugus. The collision occurred at about 2:45 p.m. Officials said the victim appeared to be in his or her 20s and was crossing the street on a skateboard when the collision...

Macy’s Burglar at Large After Crashing SUV

Photo: KHTS Deputies searched parking lots at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall Thursday evening after Macy’s reported a burglary and the suspect fled in an SUV that crashed into a fire hydrant while crowds were taking in a concert. Early witness reports indicated the suspect might be armed...

Missing Canyon Country Teens Return Home

Two teens who went missing nearly a month ago have returned home, according to the families.   Previous story: Golden Valley High School graduate Rayna Ramirez, 17, of Canyon Country, was reported missing by her family on Wednesday, June 17, detectives said. “She’s reported missing and we don’t...

Wilk’s ‘Show Me Your Face’ Bill Now Law
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015

Assemblyman Scott Wilk Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 346 by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, designed to allow law enforcement personnel to confirm a motorist’s identity by requiring the driver to show his or her face during a traffic stop. “The act of obstructing one’s face from law enforcement is a public...

Council OK’s New Senior Center, YMCA, Senior Housing at Five Knolls

The Santa Clarita City Council members voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to a plan that will bring a bigger Senior Center and a bigger YMCA building to the Five Knolls community now under development in Saugus, along with 154 additional 3- and 4-bedroom age-restricted detached condominiums. The Planning Commision...

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From Tuesday, Aug. 4, to Saturday, Aug. 22, State Route 14 and the Golden Valley Road Bridge at State Route 14 will be subject to night closures to accommodate the Golden Valley Road Bridge widening project.
Overnight SR-14 Closures Coming for GV Bridge Widening
In early July, the City started construction on the Crosswalk Improvement project which will remove raised medians within the crosswalks providing an unobstructed path of travel.
City Removing Raised Medians from Crosswalks
The Santa Clarita Artists’ Association has created a fundraising plan to raise money for the purpose of renting or leasing property for two years in a suitable location for an art gallery to be used to exhibit members' artwork.
How About an Art Gallery? | Commentary by Jaylene Armstrong
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, A man who is accused of murder has been extradited back to California. Plus, the Hart District has announced a policy which will offer affordable lunches for students. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Capt. Roosevelt Johnson, commander of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, invites Stevenson Ranch residents to enjoy a cup of coffee with him on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Aug. 5: Coffee with the Captain on West Side
Based on the latest outrage, one can only conclude that for the left, equality applies only to those who believe in everything they do, the way they do it, and with the fervor they do it with … or you’re wrong.
Honest Outrage? | Commentary by Joe Messina
The food drive benefited the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, while all monetary proceeds were equally split between two local nonprofit organizations: the Tierra Del Sol Foundation and the Child & Family Center.
Valencia Healthcare Firm’s Employees Walk for Local Charities
A nationwide organization founded in 1970, MESA - Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement - has helped thousands of first generation and economically disadvantaged students take advantage of the college resources they need to be competitive workers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
MESA Center at COC Helps Students Succeed
The Valley Industry Association has announced the nominees for its 2015 VIA Awards, which will be presented at this year’s VIA Bash, Sept. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
VIA Announces Nominees for 2015 Business Awards
The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, in partnership with The Weingart Foundation, has been awarded a grant to fund year-round youth enrichment programs.
Sheriff’s Youth Foundation Receives Weingart Grant
The William S. Hart Union High School District announced its policy Tuesday for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.
See if Your Child Qualifies for Free, Cut-Price School Lunch
Local nonprofits and small businesses in unincorporated parts of the Santa Clarita Valley may be seeking support from the county to remain open in light of the minimum wage hike which was passed last week.
Minimum Wage Hike Prompts County to Give Support to Small Businesses, Nonprofits
A State Bar company in Santa Monica that claimed a 94 percent passage rate for law students using their services for the first time and an 86 percent passage rate for repeat takers has been ordered to pay $130,000 for making those claims
Bar Exam Firm Fined for Lying About Pass Rate
1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]
Approximately 2,000 pounds of trash and debris have been removed from four homeless campsites around Santa Clarita early Monday morning.
Homeless Camp Cleanup Removes Thousands of Pounds of Trash
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a local Special Olympics athlete is representing the U.S. in bowling. Plus, approximately 2,000 pounds of trash has been removed from several homeless camps in our area. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 27, 2015
The second quarter of 2015 reflects a $3.8 million reduction in net income in relation to a balance sheet restructuring strategy in which the Bank paid off $153 million in Federal Home Loan Bank advances with an average rate of 3.65% in combination with security sales yielding 2.65%.
Community Bank Posts Earnings, Declares Dividend
On July 23, 2015, the United States of America and Carnival Corp. - which includes Carnival Cruise Line, Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises, and the Holland America Line - entered into a Settlement Agreement resolving an investigation into numerous complaints conducted by the United States under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Justice Dept., Carnival-Princess-Holland America Settle ADA Complaints
In the coming weeks, the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host three events for book lovers of all ages, including a bag sale and two free author events.
City Libraries to Host Book Bag Sale, 2 Author Events
A male youth from the South Bay area with no prior medical history was hospitalized for WNV disease mid-July. The patient is recovering at home.
Confirmed: County’s First Human Case of West Nile Virus This Year
The Canyon Country Community Center is offering community members an exciting summer excursion to the Ventura Harbor Village and Harbor Cove Beach happening this Saturday, Aug. 1.
Aug. 1: Join CC Community Center Outing to Ventura Harbor
The next step in the "sidewalk gap closure" project will include improvements along the south side of Soledad Canyon Road between River Circle Drive and Miss Grace Drive. The project is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2016.
Gap Closure: City Steps In Where Sidewalks Aren’t
Local residents are encouraged to provide input on the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Hazard Mitigation Survey, which will help city officials identify, evaluate and assess ways to lessen the impact of damage during natural disasters.
Survey: What Worries You About the Next Disaster?
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
This Week at the SCV Chamber (7-27-2015)