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1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]


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DMV Going After Disabled-Placard Fraudsters
Monday, Jul 14, 2014

The California Department of Motor Vehicles  announced Monday the arrest of three suspects in connection with illegal activity associated with the Disabled Person Placard (DPP) application process.  On Saturday, July 12, 2014, Qiaoyun Chen, 50 years old, and Guobin Qin, 29 years old, were arrested...

State High Court to Review Newhall Ranch Approval
Sunday, Jul 13, 2014

[KHTS] – The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower-court ruling that cleared the way for The Newhall Land and Farming Co. to start building its eventual 20,000-home subdivision west of Interstate 5. The ruling unanimously reversed Judge Ann Jones’ 2012 judgment in favor of the...

Caltrans Freeway Lane Closure Sched., July 14-18

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 15-18, 2014, as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). More information about the...

Cannabis ‘Wax’ Seized in Castaic, En Route to San Berdo Music Fest
Saturday, Jul 12, 2014

Deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station summer violent crime enforcement program conducted what appeared to be a routine traffic stop in Castaic Friday night at 7. During the course of the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, deputies discovered a significant amount...

Saturday Night: First of 3 Supermoons

A supermoon is expected to appear Saturday for the first of three times this summer. The full moon will reach perigee when it passes closest to the Earth during its elliptical orbit, said Griffith Observatory Telescope Demonstrator and amateur astronomer Jim Mahon. “It’s just a full moon...

Traffic Delays on Newhall Ave. All Day

The City of Santa Clarita is alerting residents to expect traffic delays along Newhall Avenue, between Valle Del Oro and Pine Street, from 4 a.m. Saturday, July 12, to 4 a.m. Sunday, July 13. The Southern California Gas Company will be performing work on their new 24” gas main, making the final connection...

Newhall Water Wins ‘Battle’ with CLWA Over Rate Structure
Friday, Jul 11, 2014

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruled Thursday that Castaic Lake Water Agency must revoke their wholesale water structure rate put in place last July, Newhall County Water District officials said in a statement Friday. “Newhall County Water District challenged the tax in court after warning...

Acton Teen Off to World Finals in Horse Barrel Racing
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

[KHTS] – Acton teenager Brooke Paddock is heading to Perry, Geo., for the National Barrel Horse Racing Youth World Championships, being held July 20-26. “I went to the state competition and that’s where I won a wild card inviting me to go to the world championship,” said Paddock,...

Saugus Grad Completes Navy Basic Training

Navy Seaman Kyle G. Hand, son of Paul G. and Sue D. Hand of Valencia, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Hand completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval...

2 Injured on Ninja Ride Sue Six Flags

[KHTS] – Two Ninja riders who suffered head injuries when the coaster derailed on Monday filed a lawsuit Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. Jeremy Ead and Olivia Feldman are seeking unspecified damages after suffering “direct trauma,” according to attorney Barry Novack. “They...

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I wonder if they hand out a prize to the trash truck that drives the greatest distance to dump at Chiquita Canyon? The state records show there were even some loads from San Diego County. All that way up the 405 in a trash truck. Where do I sign up?
Trash Truckin’ | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
Friday night, the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert series wraps for the summer with world-traveled blues singer and keyboardist Doňa Oxford. That plus more local news and entertainment tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 24, 2014
Join the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library as they welcome author and spirit marriage expert Yangsze Choo on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library.
Aug. 5: Spirit Marriage Expert Coming to CC Library
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will considering giving $280,000 in 1996 park bond money to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for the purchase of 74 acres of land bordering the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area.
County to Consider Paying for Land Next to Vasquez Rocks
The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation encouraged the youth of Los Angeles County to learn more about the life and words of author and poet Maya Angelou through its Youth Essay Contest. Two of the county's three winners hail from the Santa Clarita Valley.
Winners of Sheriff Youth Fdn. Essay Contest Announced
The Canyon Theatre Guild is proud to present "Forever Plaid," a warmhearted revue of the close-harmony "guy groups" that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s.
Starts Friday: ‘Forever Plaid’ at Canyon Theatre
Arts events happening in and around the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Arts & Events
Starting Tuesday, Aug. 5 in Santa Clarita, the California High-Speed Rail Authority will be hosting seven public scoping meetings to gather public comments for a new proposed alignment
Formal High-Speed Rail Meetings Slated for August
California taxpayers who disagree with local assessors’ valuation of their property can contact the local assessor’s office to discuss the assessment or appeal their property tax bills.
Property Tax Appeal Period Now Open
Castaic and Val Verde, Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot 07/14/2014-07/20/2014.
Crime Blotter: Castaic-Val Verde
Saugus, Zone 4 Update Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information Snapshot: 07/14/2014 - 07/20/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Saugus
Canyon Country East, Zone 8 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot 07/14/2014 – 07/20/2014
Crime Blotter: Canyon Country East
Gorman / Neenach areas, Zone 1 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info Snapshot 07/14/2014 to 07/20/2014
Crime Blotter: Gorman-Neenach
Newhall, Zone 6 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info Week of 07/14/14 through 07/20/14
Weekly Crime Blotter: Newhall
I thought hush money was more often found in third-world countries. But since the county of Los Angeles dumps stuff here, we might as well be a part of the third world.
Trash Talk
Valencia, Zone 5 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot for the week of 07/14/2014 to 07/20/2014.
Weekly Crime Blotter: Valencia
The behavior you would use if you encounter a bear is the same as for a mountain lion. If the black bear approaches, try to show that you could be dangerous. Make yourself big, raise your arms and open your jacket. Yell at the bear; make noise with whatever you have at hand, perhaps pots and pans from your campsite.
Bear on the Trail in Towsley Canyon
1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
An unidentified infant was the lone survivor in a fatal crash that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday on the 14 freeway in Acton. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
On Saturday, July 26, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series will feature a performance by Led Zepagain.
Led Zepagain Again at Central Park Saturday
Children’s Bureau, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, invites individuals and couples to become Resource Families to care specifically for foster children during the reunification process with their parents.
Aug. 23: Info Session for Prospective Foster-Adoptive Parents
The sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands will fill Town Center Drive in Valencia for one more Friday night, July 25th, as the 15th Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Series comes to a close.
July 25: Closing Jazz & Blues Night with Doña Oxford
A man and a woman were killed and an infant sustained major injuries in a fatal crash Tuesday at 7:54 p.m in Acton.
2 Killed, Infant Severely Injured in Crash on SR-14