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1983 - U.S. release of "National Lampoon's Vacation"; Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]

Missing WWII Marine’s Remains Found on Island in Pacific
Monday, Jul 21, 2014

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman lost during World War II have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DoD news release issued Monday. Marine Corps Pfc. Randolph Allen...

Water Expert Discusses Bay Delta Conservation Plan

[KHTS] – More than 100 Santa Clarita Valley residents and community leaders listened Friday as Southern California water officials discussed long-term proposals for statewide infrastructure in Bay Delta Conservation Plan at College of the Canyons. “The delta, in its current form, is not sustainable,”...

Bomb Squad Called out After Blasting Cap Goes Off
Friday, Jul 18, 2014

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious package Friday morning in Valencia. Deputies were dispatched to Anza Drive at 8:53 a.m. and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad were contacted at 9:20 a.m. “As of right now it appears to be a blasting cap...

Deputies Investigating Nude TwitPics of Underage SCV Teens
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

By Jessica Boyer and Perry Smith, Hometownstation.com   [KHTS] – Sheriff’s Department officials are investigating Twitter accounts posting naked pictures reportedly of Santa Clarita Valley high school boys and girls. Known as SCV_Purge, the account posted nearly two dozen photos Wednesday...

Runner Unveils Sales Tax Rate ‘Heat Map’

George Runner announced a new Board of Equalization heat map Thursday, showing varying sales tax rates across California. “California has more than two hundred sales tax rate jurisdictions, which can be confusing for taxpayers,” said Runner. “Our new map provides a picture of these rates and should...

I-5 Down to 1 Lane Overnight for Paving, July 21-26

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 21-26, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project...

Car Crashes Into Canyon Country Library

[KHTS] – The driver of a white Saturn was hospitalized Wednesday after crashing into the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library, causing damage to the building but leaving library patrons uninjured. A children’s storytime was taking place inside the library’s community room when the car crashed...

Ex-Deputy Pleads Not Guilty to Illegal Firing of Weapon
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

[KHTS] – A now-retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy from Stevenson Ranch pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he fired his gun in the air last year near a group of children. Sung Jin Pak, 48, who was suspended with pay after the incident, is  due back in court Aug. 21 in Division...

Cause of Powerhouse Fire More Fully Explained
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

More details about the cause of the Powerhouse Fire became available Monday, 14 months after the wildfire north of Santa Clarita destroyed nearly 30 homes and damaged 30 more. The report was released by USDA Forest Service officials after receiving a Freedom of Information Act Request. Photo shows the...

Blotter: New Zone Leader for Valencia

Valencia, Zone 5 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info Snapshot for 07/07/2014 to 07/13/2014.   New Zone Leader. Good afternoon, Zone 5 (Valencia).  My name is Deputy Brian Heischuber.  I am replacing Deputy Yost as your new zone leader for the Valencia area. I have been a Deputy Sheriff for...

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1983 - U.S. release of "National Lampoon's Vacation"; Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]
Santa Clarita Valley animal experts warned pet owners Monday about people falsely identifying themselves as animal trainers or as part of a rescue operation.
Be On Alert for Fake Animal Trainers, Rescues
CHP officers are teaming up with Caltrans to conduct maximum enforcement in construction zones across the state thru August first. That story plus more local news tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 28, 2014
Flying a remote-controlled helicopter, plane or even a small drone might seem like a fun thing to do in a public park, but doing it in a park in Santa Clarita could earn you a citation.
City: No Drones Allowed in Santa Clarita Parks
The reason our president has been referred to as the leader of the free world is because the persons who previously sat in that office understood the role the president played in keeping communism and socialism at bay. That fear of the military and economic might of the U.S., along with its allies in the free world, were what kept peace in a large part of this planet.
Leader of Free World?
This week's events and activities from the SCV Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (7-28-2014)
Have you decided to separate or divorce? Do you have a loved one who has decided to? Private family mediation is an alternative to the adversarial court system, saving you time, money and continued heartache.
Aug. 1: Lunch & Learn About Family Mediation
The CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.
CHP Cracking Down on Construction Zone Scofflaws
While the cause of death remains under review, a Los Angeles man believed to have been murdered and then dumped in Gorman was identified Monday by Sheriff’s Department officials.
Detectives Identify Body Dumped in Gorman
A Santa Clarita woman is due back in court next month after pleading not guilty to charges related to driving a stolen taxi cab while under the influence at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall in May.
Woman Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Taxicab Joyride
Caltrans plans to implement closures during the week of July 28 to Aug. 2 as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line.
July 28-Aug. 2: Overnight Lane Closures, Gorman Area
This is the season of the summer doldrums. It is too hot even for our City Council to heat things up. I hope folks have decided to enjoy the summer rather than the usual ranting about our local political climate
Orange Peels and Duct Tape
1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]
New commercial space is expected to increase through 2017 across most California real estate markets, thanks in part to job growth and goods moving through the state’s ports.
UCLA Anderson Forecast: Calif. is Building Again
The Seventh Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival in Santa Paula was a hit with thousands of people from all over Southern California who came to see the colorful hot air balloons.
Balloon Festival Draws a Crowd in Santa Paula
Val Verde residents say they were told in 1997 that the expansion then was going to be the last one. What is this proposed expansion now? What happens if isn’t approved and the dump reaches capacity soon?
Let’s Make It a Date
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
For a little investment in time, you can grow healthier, disease- and pest-resistant plants that are bigger and more productive than plants raised with artificial fertilizers and herbicides.
Composting 101
The victim of Thursday’s single-car crash in Valencia died from her injuries Saturday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed.
LAPD Officer Succumbs to Injuries from Crash Near COC
Two DUI checkpoints conducted by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on Friday resulted in 16 arrests, authorities said.
16 Arrests at Friday-night Checkpoints
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
I discovered, of course, that despite what seemed to be huge differences in religion, culture, class, there were also so many similarities between myself and many of the Egyptians I met. I learned of the diversity of Islam and how it is practiced and lived in so many ways, just like Christianity is in the United States.
Things Remembered, Things Forgotten
I look at the stats for the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and see that seldom does it operate at daily or weekly capacity. Do we need an expansion? Is something else going on? Is Sunshine Canyon Landfill just south of the SCV almost full?
More Trash Talk
A Santa Clarita Valley woman is in critical condition after a single-car crash Thursday morning on Valencia Boulevard near a College of the Canyons parking lot.
Woman Clinging to Life After Crash Near COC