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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]


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Crime Blotter: Multiple Burglaries in Valencia
Friday, Sep 16, 2016

Community: Valencia Crime Report 09/05/16 – 09/11/16   09/05/16  Burglary -27700 block of McBean Parkway: An unknown suspect smashed the front door to the location and entered, stealing a bottle of liquor.   Burglary (Vehicle) – 27700 block of The Old Road: An unknown suspect...

Crime Blotter: Burglaries in Canyon Country-West

Canyon Country (West) Crime Report     09/06/16 Residential Burglary- 27600 block of Auburn Court Person(s) unknown forced entry into the victim’s garage and smashed the victim’s front right window to the vehicle parked inside. Nothing was taken.   09/07/16 Grand Theft- 18600 block...

Crime Blotter: Thefts in Stevenson Ranch

Stevenson Ranch Crime Report 9/5/16 – 9/11/16     09/05/16 Petty Theft (Vehicle) – 24900 The Old Road The victim stated that as he was walking out to his car, he saw a male adult inside his vehicle. As he approached the suspect, the suspect ran from the vehicle and left the location...

Sept. 29: Silvertone Singers & Musicians Coming to SCV Senior Center
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will again host the Silvertone Singers & Musicians at their concert on Thursday, September 29 from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy songs exploring the development of the Blues, a uniquely American musical genre that grew out of the post-Civil War South to become...

Newhall Woman to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Long time Newhall resident Mary Herberg celebrates her 100th birthday this Friday September 16. Born in Hastings Nebraska, Sept. 16 1916, Mary has lived in Santa Clarita for more than half her life, since moving out to California in 1972. Mary worked for a long time in the accounting office at California...

Sept. 16: Funeral to be Held for Caltrans Worker Killed on 14 Freeway

Funeral services for Caltrans worker Jorge Lopez, who was killed on the 14 freeway earlier this month, have been arranged for Friday. The services will be held September 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the city of Sylmar. Motorists should expect 15 to 30 minute delays on local streets for the procession of Caltrans...

CHP, Office of Traffic Safety Hold National Child Passenger Safety Week

California Highway Patrol and Office of Traffic Safety officials will observe National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18 – 24, 2016. Throughout the week, CHP officers will raise awareness of the importance of child safety seats by conducting community events statewide. California Highway Patrol...

Feds Still Restoring Santa Clara River After ’90s Pipeline Breaks

The Least Bell’s Vireo is one species benefiting from the riparian restoration projects along the Santa Clara River. Photo: Steve Maslowski, USFWS [U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Sept. 14, 2016] – Oil spills permeate every aspect of the environment, contaminating water, destroying land, and threatening...

Joshua Trees Would Be Protected Under New Fed Rule

(CN) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that four petitioned species, including the iconic Joshua tree, may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. In a 90-day finding, the agency determined that petitions from the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the...

Governor Signs Orca Breeding Ban Into Law

(CN) — California became the first state to ban orca breeding on Tuesday, meaning SeaWorld will be held to its word that this generation of orcas will be its last. The California Orca Protection Act was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown late Tuesday afternoon as part of the Legislature’s budget...

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Author Maggie Nelson, chair of the MFA Creative Writing Program at CalArts, on Sept. 22 was named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow — more commonly known as the MacArthur “genius” grants. She joins 22 other fellows who receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 award for their creativity and the potential for future contributions to their chosen fields.
CalArts’ Creative Writing Chair Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts kicks off this year’s Wild Beast Concert Series on Saturday, Oct. 1, with "We Are Birds: An Evening of Bird Singing from Native Southern California."
Oct. 1: CalArts Wild Beast Series Kicks Off with Native SoCal Birdsinging
The animated film featuring the story of 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Lidia Budgor, created by a group of College of the Canyons students, will be the main focus of the COC Student Gallery’s inaugural exhibit, which opens Friday, Sept. 30, in the Valencia campus library.
COC Library’s New Student Gallery to Feature Holocaust Survivor Story
Over 300 male student athletes at Golden Valley High School attended a presentation from the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita on violence against women and girls and how it can be prevented.
Golden Valley Boys Hear Presentation on Domestic Violence
This month’s Hiring Fest on Friday, Sept. 30, will feature employers from the manufacturing field. It will be held at the College of the Canyons University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Sept. 30: Manufacturing Jobs Up for Grabs
The Los Angeles County Superior Court is currently seeking qualified citizens who are interested in applying for the 2017-2018 Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury.
Superior Court Taking Names for Civil Grand Jury
The City of Santa Clarita has received the Certificate of Excellence Award from the Association of Public Treasurers of United States and Canada for its Fiscal Year 2016-17 Investment Policy and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2014-15.
City Wins Awards for Investment Policy, Financial Reporting
Residents of all ages are invited to become astronomers and engineers for a day while attending Astronomy Day 2016 on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is being sponsored by the Santa Clarita Public Library in partnership with The Local Group Astronomy Club of Santa Clarita. In addition to the day’s events, a special night sky viewing will be held at 7 p.m.
Oct. 8: Be an Astronomer for a Day
A group of burglars drove a pickup truck through the glass front doors of the Valencia Ice Station and stole the business’ ATM, while the business was closed Sunday.
Burglars Run Truck Through Valencia Ice Station for ATM Machine
Canyon Country (West) Crime Report for the week of 09/11/16- 09/17/16
Crime Blotter: Gun Stolen, Man Punches Woman in CC-West
Canyon Country (East) Crime Report for the week of 09/11/16- 09/17/16
Crime Blotter: 2 Ford E-350s Stolen in CC-East
Newhall Crime Report for the week of 09/11/16- 09/17/16
Crime Blotter: Robberies, Burglaries in Newhall
Valencia Crime Report for the week of 09/11//16 - 09/17/16
Valencia Crime Blotter: Attack with Brick, Robbery with Taser, more
Saugus Crime Report- Week of 09/11/16 - 09/17/16 Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Knife Threat in Saugus
Castaic/ Val Verde Crime Report for the Week of 09/11/16 - 09/17/16
Crime Blotter: Thefts in Castaic Area
Stevenson Ranch Crime Report- Week of 09/11/16 -09/17/16
Bank Robbery Tops Stevenson Ranch Crime Blotter
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
I have taken many walks on the plains of Tanzania with Masai body guards armed with spears and occasionally rifles. It is rather unnerving to think at any moment, you could become prey to a lion, cheetah or another apex predator.
World’s Deadliest Creatures
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
The College of the Canyons men's soccer team played to a scoreless draw vs. West Hills Lemoore on Friday in a game that saw lots of back-and-forth action.
Men’s Soccer: COC Plays to Scoreless Draw with West Hills Lemoore
The College of the Canyons cross country program continues to improve each race, and with the Western State Conference championships a little less than a month away, the Cougars could be peaking just in time for another strong postseason run.
Cross Country: Cougars Keep Improving
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Professional endurance driver Carl Reese of the Santa Clarita Valley and Sebastián Montero of Quito, Ecuador, set a new world record for riding on motorcycles from the closest point on Earth to the sun to an elevation at sea-level in a single day.
2 Riders, 1 from SCV, Set World Record from Highest to Lowest Point
Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen is adding another special correspondent to its already impressive roster, announcing Tuesday that New York Times bestselling author and community activist Kim Goldman will join the Daytime Emmy-nominated show, which has just begun its second season.
SCV Nonprofit Leader Kim Goldman Joins WB’s ‘Crime Watch Daily’ as Special Correspondent
Jack and Jill of America Inc., a membership organization dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders, has announced its 2016-2017 National Teen Board, Morgan Smith, a senior at West Ranch High School, is the Far West Region teen president from the Santa Clarita-Antelope Valley Chapter.
West Ranch Senior is Group’s Teen Leader for Western U.S.
Academy Class No. 415, which is made up of 63 male and 16 female deputy sheriffs; and 5 male and 2 female police officers from El Segundo, Inglewood, Los Angeles School and Montebello Police Departments, graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Biscailuz Center Training Academy in Los Angeles during ceremonies held Friday.
86 Recruits Become Peace Officers Friday
The free test is valued at $40 and checks for 12 drugs — seven illicit and five prescription — and comes with substance abuse prevention strategies and a family drug prevention plan.
Sept. 26: Sheriff Handing Out Free Home Drug Test Kits in Val Verde
Assemblyman Scott Wilk honored California Bakery & Cafe on Friday as the 38th Assembly District Small Business of the Month.
Prieto’s Calif. Bakery & Cafe is Wilk’s Small Biz of Month
The City of Santa Clarita has been announced as one of the finalists for The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) 2016 Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County Award. Compton, Downey, Lakewood and Long Beach are also in the running.
Santa Clarita 1 of 5 Finalists for County’s Most Business-Friendly City (LAEDC)
The City of Santa Clarita invites nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about the 2017 Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at noon at City Hall.
Want City Arts or Community Services Grant? Come to Meeting
Proving education doesn’t always happen in the classroom, 23 students from Bowman High School volunteered to work next to construction workers at the Habitat for Heroes project on Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita Friday.
Bowman Students Learn Skills with Homes for Heroes
Women in California will have more reliable and effective access to birth control under a bill authored by Senator Fran Pavley and signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Friday.
Pavley Birth-Control Bill Signed Into Law
Not everyone cares if the food actually includes a certain ingredient, as long as the flavor tastes right to them. But, says Douglas Balentine, Ph.D., director of FDA’s Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling, if you don’t want a substitute source of the flavor you’re seeking — if, say, you want real maple syrup in your food — the information you need will be in the ingredient list on the food package.
What’s in a Name? What Every Consumer Should Know About Foods
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
The intersection at Whites Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road will experience nighttime and early morning lane closures from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 27, due to construction for the Road Rehab Project.
Lane Closures Coming to Whites, Soledad Sept. 26-27
Logix Federal Credit Union donated $1,000 to Sequoia School’s biomedical curriculum, part of the cutting-edge course work from Project Lead the Way. The credit union’s contribution was about 30 percent of the cost of the program.
Logix FCU Donates $1k to Charter School for Biomed Program