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1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]


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Palmdale Woman ID’d as Victim in Fatal Freeway Crash
Monday, Aug 11, 2014

[KHTS] The victim of a fatal Saturday morning single-car crash on the 14 freeway has been identified by Coroner’s officials. Roshalle Denise Turner, 38, of Palmdale died shortly after she lost control of her 2009 Dodge Challenger while driving northbound on Highway 14, south of Agua Dulce Canyon...

Candidates File For CLWA Governing Board Election

[KHTS] Steven Brooks, Stephen Daniels and Stacy Fortner have officially filed for candidacy for the Castaic Lake Water Agency’s upcoming November governing board election, according to CLWA officials. Brooks is scheduled to run against incumbent Ed Colley to represent division one, Daniels will challenge...

Dogs Attack Pair of Horses, Riders in Canyon Country
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

[KHTS] – Two dogs allegedly attacked a pair of horses while their owners rode them through a wash near Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country on Friday. Natalie Lilley, of Saugus, was horseback riding with her 12-year-old daughter at 8:30 a.m. Friday when an unidentified woman “lost control”...

Woman Killed in Crash on SR-14 Near Agua Dulce
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

[KHTS] – A woman was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the 14 Freeway north of Canyon Country early Saturday. The driver and only occupant of a 2009 Dodge Challenger was driving northbound at 1:45 a.m. when the crash occurred south of Agua Dulce Canyon Road, said California Highway Patrol...

More Rabid Bats Turn Up in SCV
Friday, Aug 8, 2014

With four new reports, more than half of the rabid bats to turn up in Los Angeles County during 2014 have been discovered in the Santa Clarita Valley. Four more rabid bats were found in the Santa Clarita Valley in the last couple of weeks, bringing the total to 11 out of 21 reported cases in the county,...

Aug. 10-15: Caltrans Lane Closures in Newhall Pass, Gorman Area

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of August 10-15, 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...

City Officials ‘Strongly Oppose’ Surface Route for High-speed Rail
Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

[KHTS] – The first of a series of high-speed rail system public meetings was held Tuesday at William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall. The meetings are designed to give the public the opportunity to ask questions, submit feedback and learn about the project, which will connect the mega-regions...

Wilk Bills Clear Assembly, Go to Governor

Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, had two bills pass the Assembly Friday, and both are now heading to the governor’s office to be signed into law. Assembly Bill 1680 will require Child Protective Services Permit holders to post their permit number on all advertisements, including...

2 Accept Charges for Stealing Walker-Rodas Car Part
Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Jameson Witty / Instagram [KHTS] – Two defendants have pleaded no contest to stealing a vehicle part from the Porsche driven by Paul Walker in his fatal crash last November, officials said Wednesday. Anthony Edward Janow, 26, of Phoenix, pleaded no contest to a felony count of grand theft and a...

6 Riders Complete ‘Colossal’ Marathon

Six of the 24 riders who participated in the 36-hour Colossus marathon at Six Flags Magic Mountain held on to the end, park officials announced. The marathon gave selected participants the chance to ride the coaster in 45-minute intervals for 36 hours, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday and ending 9 p.m. Tuesday. “Six...

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The scam is an old one: sell or rent an "awesome" property at a "low price," then make off with the cash (often times first and last month’s rent plus fees) as the victim discovers he or she has been left with a fake listing on a property that now doesn’t actually belong to them.
Deputies Warn Against Real Estate Scams
Some of the stuff I’m hearing from the residents of Val Verde is right out of an old-fashioned gangster movie. Folks watching folks at their homes. Other folks being followed and sometimes sitting at the driveway of a resident. Then there is the meeting of the VVCA that was held in Fillmore because they thought some folks were out to do something.
Gangster Tactics
1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
A Saugus High School senior was struck and killed Monday evening while jogging on Golden Valley Road.That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, August 19, 2014
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatal crash that killed a 17-year-old female jogger on Golden Valley Road on Monday night, officials said.
Teen Jogger Killed in Crash
Arguments for and against the city of Santa Clarita’s controversial billboard measure are online, giving residents plenty of time to decide whether they want to remove dozens of billboards throughout the city in exchange for adding three electronic billboards along local freeways.
Billboard Ballot Arguments Available Online
The death was not a result of an on-site accident; it’s believed to have been caused by a medical issue unrelated to his work on the campus, officials said.
State Inspector Dies at Canyon High School
A Santa Clarita Valley teen was charged with one count of criminal threats for his alleged Instagram postings, a District Attorney’s Office spokesman said Tuesday.
Santa Clarita Teen Charged with Felony Criminal Threats
U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon spent Tuesday morning in Santa Clarita to discuss a pair of legislative proposals related to the Angeles National Forest - one to memorialize the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster and the other to designate about 70,000 acres in the Castaic area as wilderness.
McKeon in Town to Talk Wilderness, Dam Disaster
Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma-based craft store chain involved in a controversial Supreme Court decision, recently signed a lease on a Santa Clarita Valley property.
Hobby Lobby to Open Store in Bouquet Center
1879 - Newhall civic leader Charles Henry Kingsburry born in Missouri [story]
Now we are setting forth on an adventure of seeing a National Memorial and Monument established right here in our valley. We can be on the map for more than sites to film. We can make the national news without a filming tie to an event in Libya, or four California Highway Patrolmen being shot, or the last place James Dean had lunch, or a kid who posts stupid stuff on Instagram.
Dam, Wilderness
U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon is planning to hold two meetings Tuesday in Santa Clarita, one for the proposed Castaic Wilderness and one for the St. Francis Dam National Memorial and National Monument.
McKeon to Discuss Dam and Wilderness Proposals
An apparent practical joke has landed yet another Santa Clarita teen in jail. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, August 18, 2014
The event featured more than 40 wineries, vineyards and distributors with hundreds of wines for guests to sample.
Hundreds Attend Circle of Hope’s Vine 2 Wine Classic
THIS INCIDENT IS IN NO WAY RELATED TO THE ARREST MADE ON AUGUST 17, 2014 FOR THREATS MADE ON INSTAGRAM A 13-year-old Canyon High School student is in custody after sending anonymous texts to a friend that threatened school violence.
Another SCV Teen Arrested for Prank Violent Threats
“Accurate classification of crimes is not only important for crime reporting purposes but for making informed policy decisions and earning the public’s trust,” according to a statement by Antonovich. “The Sheriff’s Department provides general law enforcement services to all of the county’s unincorporated communities, as well as over 40 contract cities."
Inspector General to Review LASD Crime Classification
Golden Oak Adult School is now offering enrollment and a new class schedule for the Fall 2014 semester.
Golden Oak Adult School Announces Fall Classes
California State University, Northridge is seeing an increase in the number of women in math and science fields. At the 2014 College of Science and Mathematics commencement ceremony, the dean personally noted that 80 percent of degree recipients in the college’s honors program were female.
Women Dominate Science and Math at CSUN
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has released two new reports as part of a Climate and Health Series outlining expected health impacts over the next several decades related to climate change
County Report Outlines Health Impacts of Climate Change
Each year, more people die from prescription pill abuse than methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine combined. To address and raise awareness about this national epidemic, the City of Santa Clarita will host the Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction Symposium on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.
Teens and Parents Invited to Free Prescription Drug Symposium
GymCheer USA, home of the California Flyers All-Star Cheerleading Program, is hosting an E-Waste fundraiser to help raise money for the team to travel to two All-Star Nationals competitions next year.
Sept. 27: GymCheer to Host E-Waste Fundraiser
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of August 18-22, 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).
I-5 Truck Lane Construction Alert
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station beefed up school security as media outlets from across the country descended upon Valencia High School this morning.
SCV Deputies Boost Presence at Area High Schools