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Tips to Keeping Your Bank Account Safe this Holiday Season
Friday, Nov 25, 2016

Photo Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons Black Friday and Cyber Monday means opportunity for a number of people. Consumers have the opportunity to get a great deal, businesses have the opportunity to make a profit, and thieves have the opportunity to steal as much from you as they can. In a cyber world,...

Ontario Man Identified as Victim in Fatal Highway 126 Crash
Thursday, Nov 24, 2016

Ventura County Coroner’s Office medical examiners identified the man killed in a fatal crash Tuesday afternoon near Piru. Patrick Scott, 25, of Ontario, was killed when his 2013 white Honda Civic, which was heading eastbound on Highway 126, just east of Main Street, around 3:50 p.m. Officers suspect...

Coroner Still Trying to Notify Next of Kin for Woman Killed Near Backwoods Inn
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Coroner’s officials are still working to notify the next of kin for a woman killed near the Backwoods Inn. Sheriff’s Station deputies reported the woman, who was caucasian, from Valencia and in her 40s, was killed Nov. 7 in a vehicle versus pedestrian collision, in which the driver pulled over after...

CHP Gears Up for ‘Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive toward Zero Fatalities’

The California Highway Patrol officers are teaming up with seven other state law enforcement agencies across the nation in the fourth annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive toward Zero Fatalities.” Local CHP will also be out in full force this week, said CHP Newhall Officer Josh Greengard. The...

Crime Blotter: Residential Burglary, Vehicle Burglary in West Canyon Country

Canyon Country (West) Crime Report: Week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016 The following crimes were reported in Canyon Country (West) during the week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016: 11/07/16 Aggravated Assault- 19100 block of Soledad Canyon Road During a verbal altercation regarding...

Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Armed Robbery in East Canyon Country

Canyon Country (East) Crime Report: Week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016 The following crimes in Canyon Country (East) were reported during the Week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016: 11/07/16 Grand Theft-16500 block of Soledad Canyon Road An unknown suspect stole a solar panel that...

Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglary, Aggravated Assault in Castaic, Val Verde

Castaic/ Val Verde Crime Report: Week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016 The following crimes were reported in Castaic/ Val Verde during the week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016: 11/08/16 Commercial Burglary- 28900 block of Avenue Penn Person(s) unknown forced entry into a business...

Crime Blotter: Robbery, Petty Theft in Newhall

Newhall Crime Report: Week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016 The following crimes were reported in Newhall during the week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016: 11/08/16 Petty Theft – 24200 Bella Ct. Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s “Hillary For President” sign from the...

Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Vehicle Burglary in Valencia

Valencia Crime Report: Week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016 The following crimes were reported in Valencia during the week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016: 11/08/16 Tuesday Petty Theft-25800 block of McBean Parkway A male and female suspect walked into the location and stole several...

Crime Blotter: Petty Theft in Saugus

Saugus Crime Report: Week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016 The following crimes were reported in Saugus during the week of November 6, 2016 thru November 13, 2016: 11/07/16 Petty Theft- 26500 block of Bouquet Canyon Road A suspect concealed several items in a backpack while he was inside the...

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Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, students at Peachland Elementary School will be enjoying new upgrades in their school. Plus, a new exhibit by the ArTree is coming to SCV. Check out these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 8, 2016
Newhall School officials celebrated the unveiling of millions of dollars in upgrades from Measure E at Peachland Elementary this week.
Peachland Elementary Unveils Improvements Funded by Measure E
Stay Green Inc. continued its award-winning ways this Fall, bringing home three Trophy Awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) annual gala, in recognition of excellence in landscaping and maintenance, and one of the first place awards went to the company for "Medium HOA Maintenance: Milestone Community Association, Santa Clarita Valley".
Stay Green Earns Trio of State Awards
Valencia High School Choir will be hosting their 11th Annual Holiday Boutique on December 9 and 10, with items like holiday decor, gourmet foods, clothing, and childrens' items on sale.
Dec. 9, 10: VHS Choir Hosts Holiday Boutique
Returning to Main Street this Thursday, December 8, is one of Thursdays@Newhall’s favorite events, Note by Note.
Thursdays @ Newhall Brings Live Music to Main Street
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that California, along with 42 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached a $19.5 million agreement with biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb over allegations that the company illegally marketed the popular atypical antipsychotic drug Abilify.
AG Harris, 42 Other Generals, D.C., Announce $19.5 Million Settlement with Pharmaceutical Company
The California State University Office of the Chancellor announced today that 17 of its 23 campuses have earned Integrated Program Grants from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to develop four-year teacher preparation programs.
CSU Garners New Grant Funding to  Expand Four-Year Teacher Preparation Programs
This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations for your pets.
Tips to Keep Pets Safe from Holiday Hazards
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health--Public Health--offers these useful tips for keeping in good health and positive spirits during this holiday season. These tips provide simple yet powerful actions people can do to help make the holiday season healthier and more enjoyable.
Simple Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season
1941 - Julius Dietzmann family of Castaic arrested as German enemy aliens [story]
Enjoy the smooth sound of the Senior Center Silvertones and Musicians, under the direction of John Swinford, performing your favorite and most festive holiday tunes.
Dec. 22: Silvertone Holiday Concert Comes to SCV Senior Center
A family is mourning the loss of two people who died in separate incidents in November.
Family Mourns the Loss of Father, Daughter
The California Department of Water Resources has announced its initial water allocation to deliver 20 percent of contracted supplies for the State Water Project in 2017.
CLWA Announces 20 Percent Allocation for State Water Project
Trinity Classical Academy students will be performing Christmas songs for the Atria Senior Living residents on Wednesday.
Trinity Students to Perform Christmas Songs for Seniors
Santa Clarita's Encore Chorale, a nonprofit musical arts program for seniors, invites adults 55 and older to join the Spring 2017 semester.
Seniors Invited to Join SCV Encore Chorale
One-of-a-kind gifts, like this decorative tile by artist Cathy Akers, will be on sale at CalArts’ Holiday Pop-up Market.
Dec. 15: CalArts Hosts Holiday Pop-up Market
The WiSH Education Foundation appreciates the generous contributions of our wonderful community partners who believe in the value of investing in our local public education.
WiSH Education Foundation Celebrates Local Support
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two measures to secure ongoing funding to combat the profound crisis of homelessness in communities across Los Angeles County.
County Approves Measures to Aid Homeless
California State University has announced the passing of former CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed who died on Tuesday.
Former CSU Chancellor Dies at Age 75
The California Junior Chamber and The Santa Clarita Junior Chamber are delighted to announce that current State President and former Local President, Neil Fitzgerald has been elected as a National Vice President for 2017.
Former JCI Santa Clarita Local President Named National President
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for Newhall for the week of November 20, 2016- November 26, 2016
Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglaries in Newhall
1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a father and daughter who died on the same day are remembered by loved ones. Plus, your chance to donate toys or blood is coming up. Check out these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will be collecting toys starting on Wednesday as part of their Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
SCV Sheriff’s Deputies Collecting Toys for Community Children
All Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel are maintaining a heightened state of situational awareness and remain vigilant after uncorroborated threats were made to the LA County mass transit system.
LASD on Alert After Threats Made to Transit System
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a residential no-burn alert effective Tuesday, December 6, 2016, for all those living in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties
Indoor, Outdoor Residential Wood Burning Prohibited Tuesday
Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), a former 28-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol, introduced state legislation today that would authorize use of roadside drug testing devices for evaluating drivers stopped under suspicion of driving under the influence. The proposed law takes on new importance in wake of California voters approving Proposition 64 to allow marijuana for recreational use.
Lackey Bill Seeks Roadside Drug Testing Devices Following Marijuana Legalization
On Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the city of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are partnering to provide a Community Blood Drive at the central location of City Hall. Residents will have the opportunity to donate blood at City Hall in the Century Room, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.
Dec. 15: City to Host Community Blood Drive
The Santa Clarita Ballet Academy is planning to send another dancer to compete at the Royal Academy of Dance Genée International Competition for the second year in a row.
Santa Clarita Dancer Heads to International Compeititon
A Saugus High School teacher is reaching out to the community to give her classroom a modern update.
Saugus High Teacher Looks to Community for Modernization Help
The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley is hosting a teen PSA contest as part of National Teen Violence Dating Awareness Month.
DVC Hosts Teen Violence Dating Awareness PSA Contest
The Santa Clarita Public Libraries are providing families with plenty of occasions to embrace the spirit of the holidays through the month of December.
Santa Clarita Libraries Host Family-friendly Holiday Events
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for Valencia Zone 5 for the week of 11/21/2016- 11/27/2016.
Crime Blotter: Thefts, Vehicle Burglaries in Valencia
Crime Information and Public Safety Report for Saugus (Zone 4) for the week of November 21, 2016 through November 27, 2016.
Crime Blotter: Burglaries in Saugus
Maybe a new tradition to consider is a visit with Santa at the Valencia Town Center Mall adjacent to Sisley Restaurant. Santa’s house is available now through December 23.
Dec. 16: City Staff Hands Out Reusable Bags to Santa Visitors at Valencia Town Center
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]