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1921 - William S. Hart purchases the Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall from Babcock Smith [story]


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Hazmat, Deputies Respond to Suspicious Backpack
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department Hazmat Team are responding to a report of a suspicious backpack outside of the Edwards Canyon Country Theater. No evacuations are in place, and deputies are not certain they will be in effect, said...

Man Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death

A South Gate man has been arrested in connection with the shooting that killed a Newhall man last week. Joseph Monroy, 37, who had multiple listed addresses, one of which is in South Gate, was arrested for murder on Monday by South Gate police officers, said Lt. Dave Coleman with the Los Angeles County...

Fire Extinguished in 16 Minutes at CC Apartment

Photo by Heather Harbin, KHTS AM 1220 The first-floor of an apartment was engulfed in flames but quickly knocked down in Canyon Country early Thursday morning. Firefighters were called to a two-story house fire with heavy smoke and fire showing at approximately 9:50 a.m., according to Humberto Agurcia,...

Deputies Seek Video, Photos of Alleged Post-Game Assault

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s officials are searching for pictures and video of an incident which occurred after a basketball game at West Ranch High School on Tuesday night. A Golden Valley High School varsity basketball player was arrested for allegedly assaulting another student after a 68-58...

Blotter: Shooting, Assault in Newhall

Newhall Crime Prevention and Public Safety Information for the week of 01/18/16- 01/24/16 Last week the following crimes were reported in Newhall (Zone 6): – An assault occurred near 14th St. / Walnut St. The victim knew the suspect(s). – A suspect was arrested in connection with the death...

Blotter: Theft, Burglary in Valencia

Last week, the following crimes were reported in Valencia (Zone 5): A grand theft occurred near the 24400 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. Two male adults entered the location and filled a small basket with numerous electronic items and exited the store without paying for the items. A grand theft occurred...

With Rainfall at 113% of Normal, State Boosts Water Allocation to CLWA, Others
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

[Sacramento] – As winter storms slowly boost water supply, the Department of Water Resources has increased its water delivery estimate for most recipients from 10 percent of requests for the calendar year, as announced in December, to 15 percent. “Our modest increase underscores the fact that...

Jan. 30: Future Firefighters to Wash Cars for Cancer

Future firefighters will be washing cars for the Sara Thomas Fund this Saturday, Jan. 30 in the Golden Valley High School parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The William S. Hart Fire Academy will be washing cars to raise money for a Sara Thomas, a 15-year Riverside County firefighter who has opted to...

State Sues SoCalGas Over Aliso Canyon Leak

California on Tuesday sued SoCalGas for $440,000 per day in fines for its negligent response to the massive methane gas leak that has displaced thousands of people in the San Fernando Valley. Tuesday was the 96th day of the leak. At the maximum fine of $440,000 per day, SoCalGas could already be on the...

Statewide Forums Provide U.S. Citizenship App Info, Warn of Fraud

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a series of statewide public forums to provide Californians applying for U.S. Citizenship with information on the application process and how to avoid immigration services fraud. The forums are in partnership with Univision Los Angeles, the Service Employees...

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The City of Santa Clarita has teamed up with The Energy Network to bring you great statewide rebates and incentives for upgrading your home to be more energy efficient.
City, Energy Network Introduce Energy Efficient Home Upgrades
The County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert for Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley
A man convicted of gunning down four people, including a Castaic man, outside a Northridge boarding house more than two years ago has been sentenced to death. Pictured is victim, Teofilo “JoJo” Navales, of Ridge Top Lane in Castaic. Navales left behind a wife and three daughters.
Man Who Gunned Down 4 Sentenced to Death
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will be looking to approve a donation from The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Foundation that could help two local programs during their meeting Tuesday.
Sheriff’s Foundation Aims to Donate Van for Local Programs
A local group wants the county to make Bouquet Canyon Road safer.
Cyclists Seek Safety Improvements on Bouquet Canyon Road
Three schools were put on lockdown for a short time in Newhall early Friday after two men who reportedly had a gun was spotted near the schools.
Lockdown Lifted on 3 Newhall Schools
On the flat and vast areas of the Central Valley floor, it would appear that not much is in the way of the proposed train route - only the lives and property of some folks who may have worked years or even generations to have a home, business, farm or ranch make a small profit so that maybe, just maybe, their children will have it a little bit better than they had it.
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1921 - William S. Hart purchases the Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall from Babcock Smith [story]
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has learned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively looking for Robert Deshawn Grott, who may currently be in the Los Angeles area.
FBI, LASD Seek Man Wanted for Murder
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a fire left a Canyon Country apartment in ruins. Plus, a local artist turns trash into treasures. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Santa Clarita City Council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed Laemmle Theatre project and the accompanying mixed-use development and parking structure in Old Town Newhall. The city and its former redevelopment agency purchased the square block at the southeast corner of Lyons Avenue and Main Street in 2008 for the purpose of redeveloping it with a theater, which had been in the council-approved plans for Newhall since 2005. Finally in 2013, the city solicited bids, and in July 2015, after hearing unanimous public testimony in support, the council voted to open exclusive negotiations with Laemmle and its developer partner.
Laemmle Theatre Project Up for Review, Vote Tuesday
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Valley will begin accepting 2016 community grant inquiry applications starting on Monday, Feb. 8 through Monday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m.
Kaiser Taking Names for Community Health Grants
The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival has received a grant from the city of Santa Clarita which will allow the program to bring free performances to local schools.
SCV Shakespeare Fest to Continue Providing Free Performances to Schools
Domestic violence issues have plagued the National Football League (NFL) for years, and several CalArtians recently turned their art into advocacy—demanding strong reforms in the NFL’s Code of Conduct through a new public service announcement.
CalArts Alums’ PSA Targets NFL Code of Conduct
Fifteen-year-old Hart High School sophomore Robby Good is about to experience what very few have accomplished: have an original music composition performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
L.A. Phil to Perform Hart Sophomore’s Original Composition
Echoing its recent message to the U.N. climate talks in Paris – that California’s economic growth and strong climate policy are not mutually exclusive – two Senate committees met jointly on Wednesday to explore how California can continue its leadership in building a clean energy economy.
California Growth Highlighted at Senate Committee Hearing
Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced he will joint-author legislation with Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, to place an initiative before voters on the November ballot to repeal the constitutional protections currently held by the California Public Utilities Commission.
Wilk Legislation Aims to Reform CPUC
Rayton Solar is proud to announce its CEO and Santa Clarita resident, Andrew Yakub, was named a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree in the energy category.
SCV CEO Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree
Firefighters knocked down a fully-involved attic fire in Canyon Country early Thursday morning after heavy smoke was reported.
Fire Engulfs Canyon Country Apartment
More than 20 games into their rookie season in NCAA Division I women's basketball, the four freshmen members of the CSUN women's basketball team are beginning to show signs of improvement and maturation.
CSUN Freshmen Finding Their Footing
UCLA Gymnastics dominated the Pac-12 All-Century Team, with 12 Bruins selected to the 16-gymnast roster, in addition to current head coach Valorie Kondos Field being named Coach of the Century and Tasha Schwikert being selected the Gymnast of the Century.
UCLA Gymnastics Has 12 Selected to Pac-12 All-Century Team
After an impressive debut season in 2015, junior right-handed pitcher Conner O'Neil has earned a 2016 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason All-American Third Team honor. O'Neil (3-2) appeared in 28 games as a sophomore and emerged as the team's closer, saving 12 games, posting a 1.89 ERA and fanning 64 batters en route to earning Big West Conference Honorable Mention.
CSUN Baseball’s O’Neil Named Preseason All-American
The UCLA Bruins will enter the 2016 season ranked 7th in the DiG Magazine Women's Beach Volleyball Preseason Poll as announced on Feb. 1, 2016.
UCLA Beach Volleyball Ranked No. 7 In DiG Preseason Poll
1822 - Surveyor Edward F. Beale born in Washington, D.C.; cut through Newhall Pass 40 years later, assembled 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch [story]
Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, and Assemblymember Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, are planning to bring an initiative before voters on the November ballot to repeal the constitutional protections currently enjoyed by the California Public Utilities Commission.
Wilk, Gatto Plan Ballot Measure for CPUC Reform
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an 11-year-old boy remains in custody after allegedly threatening McGrath Elementary School over social media and SCV Sheriff's deputies warn of RV thefts. Plus, meet the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department mounted patrol deputies and a College of the Canyons architecture professor.
SCV NewsBreak for February 3, 2016
Every month, Santa Clarita will spotlight residents who have made a difference in the community through volunteering with Make a Difference Monday.
Santa Clarita Volunteer Spotlight On: Joe Miele
Thursdays@Newhall’s final “10 by 10” variety night of the winter season promises an exciting lineup of talent for their last winter session.
Thursdays@Newhall’s on Main Street Final Lineup
Make a Difference in a child’s life by sending a special Valentine’s Day message to young patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Make a Difference in a Child’s Life on Valentine’s Day
Foundation WiSH is proud to announce a grant from the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation in the amount of $10,000 which will fund Career Technical Education.
Hart District Fdn. Receives $10,000 from L.A. Clippers