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1907 - John Wayne born in Iowa; got start in movies filmed in Placerita Canyon [watch one]


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Canyon Country Liquor Store Robbed at Gunpoint
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies are seeking three suspects in connection with a late-night armed robbery at Oak Tree Liquor in the Soledad Village shopping center at Soledad and Langside.   Read the full story [here].  

Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Residential Burglary in Newhall

Newhall: Public Safety and Crime Information Report for the Week of 05/09/16 to 05/15/16 The following crimes were reported last week: 05/09/16 Petty Theft – 24300 block of Main Street The victim accidentally left her wallet on a table at a business- after she remembered and returned back, her...

Bear Causes Damage to CC Home; Motorists Subsequently Report Sightings
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

File Photo A large black bear that was seen in a resident’s backyard in the Robinson Ranch community in Canyon Country earlier this month has been spotted again, this time causing damage to a residence. Read the story [here].   Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a pair...

Forest Service Unveils Draft Management Plan for San Gabriel Mountains

The USDA Forest Service has completed portions of an Environmental Assessment for the proposed San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan. The portions of the document available for public review are Chapter 1, Introduction, and Chapter 2, Proposed Action and Alternatives. This document...

Wanted: Info on Stolen Off-Road Vehicles

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are seeking information about several stolen off-road vehicles loaded on a trailer in a Valencia parking lot on May 9. Anyone who has information regarding the theft is encouraged to call Sgt. Maurizi or Det. Wheatcroft at 661-255-1121....

Saddle Ranch Chop House Headed to Town Center

Saddle Ranch Chop House is set to replace the former T.G.I Friday’s restaurant at Westfield Valencia Town Center with a grand opening slated for this fall, mall officials confirmed Tuesday. Read the full story [here].

Officials Warn of Rise in Drug Overdose Deaths

A recent suspected heroin overdose prompted a warning from officials about a rise in combination drug overdose deaths, and the recent appearance in local autopsy reports shows an opiate 10 times more powerful than heroin is to blame. Read the full story [here].

Ex-Einstein Coach Pleads No Contest to Molesting 6 Boys
Monday, May 16, 2016

A former basketball coach at the Albert Einstein Academy in Santa Clarita pleaded no contest to sexually molesting six boys, officials said Monday. Randolph Jackson, 29, entered his plea just as jury selection was about to begin, said Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller with the Sex Crimes Division,...

Sierra Highway Crash Victim Dies at Hospital

A 63-year-old man was pronounced dead Sunday at Antelope Valley Hospital after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce. The victim was identified as  Thomas William O’Mara Jr. of Acton. Read the full story [here].

SCV Search & Rescue Participates in Hunt for Downed Plane

A plane gone missing near Altadena early Sunday prompted a massive search that included the activation of six of the eight Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Teams, including the SCV Search and Rescue team, and LASD Air Rescue 5. On Sunday, May, 15, 2016, at approximately 9 a.m.,...

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Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a professional hockey team came to town to give some pointers to kids. Plus, pranks went wrong at two local high schools this week - see why students could be facing criminal charges. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, May 26, 2016
Rep. Steve Knight, CA-25, introduced a bill Thursday that would expand opportunities for companies to contract with the federal government for energy production and improve the process for evaluating new energy projects.
Knight Introduces Energy Production Bill
The County of Los Angeles Emergency Medical Services Agency, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the American Heart Association are once again coordinating free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, June 2, at over 50 sites across Los Angeles County to help improve cardiac survivability.
June 2: Fire Department Hosts Sidewalk CPR Day
The Castaic Union School District has announced that Linette Hodson has been selected as its new Chief Business Official.
CUSD Announces New Chief Business Official
The Ashgrove Band is releasing the single, “Kennedy”, from their debut CD ahead of the July main launch.
Local Band Produces Music Video Tribute to JFK
Paul D. Marks and Pam Ripling will appear at The Open Book on Saturday June 18 at 2 p.m. to discuss their writing, the writing life and sign copies of their books.
June 18: Authors Host Talk, Book Signing at The Open Book
The Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Traffic Services Detail, is sending DUI officers out this holiday weekend for DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide.
LASD Sends Out DUI Officers for Holiday Weekend
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has published a new report, highlighting the importance of parks and its improved public health benefits in "Parks and Public Health in Los Angeles County: A Cities and Communities Report."
County Publishes Parks, Public Health Community Report
College of the Canyons student Robbi Spencer was preparing for life after high school when she had an important choice to make.
Air Force Veteran Finds the ‘Golden Ticket’ at COC
From May 23 to June 5, 2016, local law enforcement will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use.
CHP, NTSA Participate in Click It or Ticket Campaign
The NBA announced today that L.A. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has been named to the 2015-16 All-NBA First Team and guard Chris Paul has been selected to the 2015-16 All-NBA Second Team. This is the fifth year in a row the Clippers have had at least two players make All-NBA Teams.
Clippers Jordan and Paul Named to NBA First Team Defense
With graduation drawing near, some high school students are taking pranks to the next level and it isn't ending well.
Pranks at 2 Local High Schools Go Wrong
Starting this fall hundreds of local Santa Clarita students will have access to a new and potentially life changing class that aims to teach the foundations of personal finance.
New Finance Class Coming to Select SCV Schools
Since the age of six, Trinity Classical Academy eighth grade student Troy Lipis has been participating in competitive gymnastics at Waller’s GymJam in events including floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar.
Trinity Classical’s Troy Lipis Earns Gold Medal in Still Rings at Junior Nationals
When I first moved to Agua Dulce, I saw a bush that was unfamiliar to me – like all of the chaparral and other vegetation in the high desert. I didn’t think any more about it until winter began to fade and spring bounded forward, producing these weird, pod-like things on those same shrubs.
Bladderpods | Commentary by Mari Carbajal
1907 - John Wayne born in Iowa; got start in movies filmed in Placerita Canyon [watch one]
A bicyclist was struck and killed by a car Wednesday afternoon on Placerita Canyon Road, just east of the 14 Freeway. The cyclist was identified as 53-year-old Rod Bennett of Valencia, a math and music teacher at Arroyo Seco Junior High School.
Arroyo Seco Teacher on Bike Struck, Killed by Hit & Run Driver
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, dozens attended an event to talk about community issues with local law enforcement. Plus, see how you can take the scenic route this Saturday while raising money for a good cause.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Universal Pictures announced it will re-release The Fast and the Furious in a limited nationwide theatrical run on Wednesday, June 22, to commemorate the film's 15th anniversary.
Original Fast & Furious in Some Theaters for 15th Anniversary; Furious 8 Coming Next April
When a public agency tries to do its business in a deceptive manner and behind closed doors, the public should be asking questions. It usually means a few of the board members have an agenda that they don’t want the public to know about because if it got out to the voters, the community would be furious.
Murky Water Politics | Commentary by Lynne Plambeck
About 100 Santa Clarita Valley residents filtered in and out of a Stevenson Ranch Starbucks Wednesday for Coffee with a Cop, a community outreach event hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and California Highway Patrol officials.
CHP, SCV Sheriff Host ‘Coffee with a Cop’
Shine up your hogs to help honor our fallen firefighters and their families this Saturday, May 28, 2016.
May 28: 2nd Annual Firefighter Memorial Ride
Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved to move forward with the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station during their Tuesday meeting.
Council OK’s Deal for Replacement Sheriff’s Station
The Santa Clarita City Council directed staff Tuesday evening to continue design research on the proposed memorial in the Veterans Historical Plaza.
Council Votes to Move Forward with Veterans Memorial
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is directing the Southern California Gas Company to implement their Interior Home Cleaning Work Plan and to begin the cleaning Wednesday, May 25.
County Public Health Directs SoCalGas to Begin Home Cleaning
A 2006 Canyon High School grad and longtime musician embarked on pop star Selena Gomez’s “Revival” tour earlier this month as her drummer.
Canyon High Grad Tours with Selena Gomez
PDC is planning to host the 6th Annual “Brady Walk for Community” on May 26, 2016 in Valencia.
May 26: Company to Host Walk for Hoefflin Fdn., Food Pantry
The median resale prices of single-family homes and condominiums sold during April throughout the Santa Clarita Valley hit their highest levels since 2007, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.
April Home Prices Reach 9-Year High
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials responded to a call around 11:45 a.m regarding a juvenile at William S. Hart High School riding a motorcycle through the campus.
Video Shows Person Tearing Thru Crowded Hart Campus on Motorcycle
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale, the Santa Clarita Valley’s premiere choral group, will perform 'Zimbe! Come Sing The Songs of Africa' under the direction of Allan Robert Petker on Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
June 5: Santa Clarita Master Chorale to Perform the ‘Songs of Africa’
The America’s Job Center of California in Santa Clarita--formerly the WorkSource Center--will host its monthly Hiring Fest from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the College of the Canyons University Center, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
May 27: Manufacturing Industry Hiring Fest at America’s Job Center
The Valley Industry Association, or VIA, will be hosting their next luncheon on June 21 with the theme of "The Status of Manufacturing in California," featuring Dorothy Rothrock, the President of the California Manufacturing and Technology Association, or CMTA, as the speaker.
June 21: Manufacturing in Focus at VIA Luncheon
Plan to celebrate Multi-Use Trails Day on Saturday June 4 with a fun-filled event at Pathfinder Community Regional Park located at 18150 Pathfinder Rd. in Rowland Heights, CA 91748 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 4: Celebrate National Trails Day at Pathfinder Park
Los Angeles Fire Department units responded to a brush fire on a hiking trail near Clampitt Road and Sierra Highway Wednesday morning.
Small Brush Fire on Hiking Trail Near Sierra Highway Quickly Extinguished
Hometown Heroes Military Banners are being installed along Valencia Blvd, Lyons Ave, Bouquet Canyon Road, Soledad Canyon Road and the Fallen Warriors Memorial Bridge in honor of our actively serving military from the Santa Clarita Valley.
Hometown Hero Banner Installation Has Begun
A girl was rescued by L.A. County Fire officials after getting stuck inside a chimney in Canyon Country on Tuesday night.
Girl Unharmed After Getting Stuck in Chimney