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1828 - Soledad Canyon settler John Lang born in Herkimer County, N.Y. [story]


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Panel Blocks Runner-sponsored Bill to Refund Illegal Taxes
Monday, Apr 27, 2015

George Runner Democrats in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee blocked AB 867 (Wagner), sponsored by Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner, which would have required the State of California to provide a full refund to all individuals who paid a tax later declared illegal or unconstitutional. “If...

Wine Festival Celebrates Area Growers

[KHTS] – Despite an overcast sky and a bit of rain Sunday, hundreds flocked to Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce for the third annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival. The wine festival and the Reyes Winery vineyard host the festival each year to give back to a Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit, choosing...

Ryndak, Valencia High 2014, Completes Basic Training

Air Force Airman Dylan M. Ryndak graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles...

I-5 HOV Construction Closures, SR-118 to SR-170

ARLETA — The California Department of Transportation  plans to implement the closures listed below April 27 to May 2, 2015, as part of a project that is constructing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV connector at the I-5/SR-170 interchange. Consecutive ramps will not be...

Emergency Expo, Home & Garden Show Continue Sunday
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

Santa Clarita’s 5th annual Home and Garden Show and Emergency Expo, hosted by KHTS, began Saturday at 9 a.m at the Hyatt Valencia Hotel and Convention Center. A wide array of home and garden specialists were on hand to share their expertise, advice and guidance on everything from design, decorating...

15 Arrests, 2 Impounds at Friday Night Checkpoint

File photo Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Station conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday at Lyons Avenue just east of Wheeler Road between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged...

May 9: E-waste Disposal, Document Shredding in Mall Parking Lot

Do you have stacks of sensitive documents, or old electronic devices cluttering up your garage? Are you concerned about identity thieves getting your personal information? The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the City of Santa Clarita will be hosting a “Safe and Secure Collection Event”...

Two Murder Suspects Not Competent For Trial
Friday, Apr 24, 2015

[KHTS] – Two murder suspects have been deemed unfit for trial, an official said Friday. A Santa Clarita woman accused of shooting her brother and father at their Canyon Country home, and a Castaic woman charged in the stabbing death of her father were deemed not mentally competent for trial in...

County To Deny COC Request for Election Change

[KHTS] – Los Angeles County officials are planning to deny a request by College of the Canyons to consolidate elections and use cumulative voting next November, officials said. A decision is expected to be made Tuesday, when the board will formally take up the item and vote. The move was requested...

Wilk Marches for Justice for Armenian Genocide Centennial

From left, Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Sherman Oaks, Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, and Katcho Achadjian, R-San Luis Obispo, marched together in Los Angeles to join in the chorus of voices calling on the nation to recognize the Armenian Genocide on its 100th anniversary Friday. [KHTS] -Thousands gathered...

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We have seen many kids punch, even knock out, teachers in classroom situations or on school grounds, and that’s them “acting out because of their environment.” We are supposed to make excuses for them and not hold them accountable. But a mom gets physical to ensure her child does not act out criminal behavior, and suddenly it’s the end of the world?
Injecting Race | Commentary by Joe Messina
Parenting.com named its top 10 safest cities in the nation for 2014 and Santa Clarita California ranked third.
Parenting.com Ranks Santa Clarita 3rd Safest U.S. City
Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world, announced that the new ship currently under construction for Princess Cruises will be based in China year-round when introduced in summer 2017. Based in Shanghai, the ship will be the first year-round international luxury vessel designed and built specifically for Chinese guests.
Next Princess Ship Based Year-round in China
A dedication ceremony for a new amphitheatre at the L.A. County High School for the Arts will be held May 12 to honor Supervisor Michael Antonovich, a co-founder of the school whose generous $875,000 grant enabled completion of the 600-seat outdoor performance space.
May 12: ‘Antonovich Amphitheatre’ to be Dedicated in L.A.
Following a large response from the Santa Clarita community, United States Postal Service officials recently announced their top choice for the Newhall Post Office at a location on Lyons Avenue in the Newhall community.
Mayor: Post Office Returning to Newhall
Castaic Middle School has been honored with the state’s new Gold Ribbon School Award by the California Distinguished Schools Program.
Castaic Middle School is Honored with Gold Ribbon Award
Elizabeth Rydall is a mother, teacher, artist, blogger and breast cancer survivor. Her journey is a mélange of discoveries, disappointments, victories, revelations and relationships. Her upcoming art show, “22 Months,” will feature paintings, sculptures and photographs that dive into the realities and rawness of cancer as well as the potential to find beauty and joy in any circumstances.
May 14: Exhibit Reveals Local Artist’s Journey Through Breast Cancer
The Ford Theatres 2015 summer season is preempted due to renovations, so the Los Angeles County Arts Commission is taking the Ford on the Road. Events include more than 30 free JAM Sessions taking place all over LA County including Newhall from May to October.
First Thursdays: Ford Theatres JAM Sessions Return to Newhall
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is proud to announce that the County’s Safe Surrender Program celebrated success for the fifth time this year with the report of a safely surrendered newborn baby girl over the weekend. This most recent Safe Surrender occurred on May 2 at a hospital in Lynwood.
Baby Girl ‘Safely Surrendered’ in Lynwood
Castaic Union School District officials have put Superintendent Jim Gibson on paid administrative leave following a board vote Monday, officials said.
Castaic Schools Chief Placed on Leave
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that Saugus High School is being recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School for 2015.
Saugus High School Earns Gold-Ribbon Status
Two California lawmakers were enough to derail a proposal that would have allowed police officers to give roadside drug breathalyzer-type tests in order to identify wasted drivers.
Lackey’s ‘Drugalyzer’ Bill Dies on 2-1 Vote; 4 Abstain
Santa Clarita Sports Report: May 05, 2015
Santa Clarita Sports Report: May 05, 2015
Dominant on the field and in the classroom, nine Masters student athletes have been named to the GSAC Scholarly Athlete teams for their respective sports.
Nine Mustangs Earn GSAC Scholarly Athlete Honors
1828 - Soledad Canyon settler John Lang born in Herkimer County, N.Y. [story]
A car accident on the South Bound 14 sparked a 4 acre brush fire today. Plus, The Newhall School District is seeking public input on a new voting plan . Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, May 4, 2015
More than 1,000 guests attended the 27th annual Taste of the Town, benefiting the Child & Family Center of Santa Clarita, held Sunday at the Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia.
Town Gets a Taste, Child & Family Center Gets Support
Upcoming business networking opportunities facilitated by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber Networking Opportunities, May 2015
The Santa Clarita Valley chapter of the National Association of Professional Women will meet May 19 at Marie Callender's in Valencia for a discussion of "women empowerment."
May 19: Professional Women to Discuss Empowerment
An estimated 10,658 students — 8,180 bachelor’s, 2,423 master’s and 55 doctoral degree candidates — are eligible to take part in exercises scheduled to begin the morning of Friday, May 15, with the university’s Honors Convocation and conclude the evening of Monday, May 18, with the last of CSUN’s seven 2105 commencement ceremonies.
CSUN Graduation Ceremonies Begin May 15
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President & CEO Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bancorp (parent company of Mission Valley Bank) ) reports first quarter earnings of $533,000 – the strongest first quarter in the history of the Bank.
Mission Valley Bank Announces Record Quarter
Railroad historian and author-photographer Tom Gildersleeve will present a multimedia slide show with narration and music, depicting operations on the San Juan extension of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad on Saturday, May 30, at the Old Town Newhall Library
May 30: Historical Presentation for Train Buffs
Los Angeles County firefighters are responding to a vehicle fire that has caused a brush fire on the southbound SR-14 Freeway near the SR-14/ I-5 connector.
Vehicle Fire Ignites Brush in Newhall Pass