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1886 - Film director Robert N. Bradbury born in Washington state; launched John Wayne's career in Placerita Canyon [watch]


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June 3: ‘Vegas Baby’ Benefit Auction for Boys & Girls Club
Friday, Mar 10, 2017

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley’s 46th Annual Benefit Auction is going Vegas this year: the theme of the evening is “Vegas Baby” and will feature a live auction at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. There will be hundreds of exciting live and silent auction items to bid on....

April 29: David Bowie Cover Concert to Benefit School Music Programs
Thursday, Mar 9, 2017

DFS3 (David Fernandez Songwriter Salute Series) will again be bringing delight to their many fans with their annual cover concert, this year memorializing the incredible David Bowie. Proceeds from the event will benefit Musical Programs in Hart District schools. Tickets will sell out very quickly and...

March 29: Scholar Series Delves into Life of Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley The SCV Senior Center Scholar Series presents “Annie Oakley,” a fascinating presentation with Professor Lissa Brassfield. Learn how Annie Oakley used her astonishing marksmanship to escape a poor childhood and rise to become the first female superstar in what had been a male-dominated...

March 30: Silvertone Singers Concert, Art Show at SCV Senior Center

As a companion piece to last summer’s popular music program “Girl’s Night Out,” which featured songs based on women’s names, the Silvertone Singers are pleased to present “Man, Oh Man!”  This program features favorite tunes from several decades, including “Fernando,” “Elmer’s Tune,”...

Veterans Honored at Annual Elks Barbecue Luncheon

Smiles, words of gratitude and pleasure set the tone for the Santa Clarita Elks Barbecue Luncheon on February 25, 2017 at the Elks Lodge 2379 on Sierra Highway in Canyon Country as Veterans from the Sepulveda VA arrived for this yearly event. Each Veteran in attendance was presented a red, white and...

Allbright Paints It Forward for Samuel Dixon Centers
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

On Saturday March 5, the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center received a complete interior and exterior paint makeover as the recipients of Allbright Painting’s 11th annual “Paint It Forward” charity event. The Samuel Dixon Family Health Center is a full-service non-profit that provides affordable...

March 23: American Diabetes Association to Honor Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

The American Diabetes Association announced Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will be this year’s honoree at the 20th annual Los Angeles Political Roast on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. with...

April 30: ‘Run the Rocks!’ Event Supports Research Project for Pediatric Brain Cancer
Monday, Mar 6, 2017

Jack’s Angels Foundation of Agua Dulce is organizing a trail running event, including a family walk—at Vasquez Rocks County Park 10700 Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Ducle, on Sunday, April 30 2017, with races beginning at 9 a.m. The event opens at 8 a.m. and includes both a 5k and 10k race through...

Zonta Offering Scholarships, Grants Designed to Empower Women
Friday, Mar 3, 2017

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is not only a source of information for various topics but it is also a source for scholarships and grants. Accolades and thank you to the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) community for attending and supporting Zonta’s Tribute to Women – 2016 honoring Dr. Dianne Van Hook,...

Audition, Volunteer at the Canyon Theatre Guild

There are lots of upcoming ways to get involved at the Canyon Theater Guild. Auditions for Guys and Dolls Director Ingrid Boydston is holding auditions for Guys and Dolls on Saturday, March 4th from 10am – 4pm, and Sunday, March 5th from 1pm – 4pm! Auditions will be held in the white studio...

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Many flowers are pollinated by insects, so there is nothing unusual there for the poppies, which are indeed fertilized by insects. What is more unusual is the kind of insects that play an important part in doing this job. It seems the actual pollinator is...
Poppy Surprises | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
1886 - Film director Robert N. Bradbury born in Washington state; launched John Wayne's career in Placerita Canyon [watch]
After a solid start to the year in closed escrow sales, low housing inventory, eroding affordability, and rising interest rates mildly pulled back pending sales on a year-over-year basis in February, the California Association of Realtors said Wednesday.
Calif. Realtors Report Weakest February in 3 Years
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the reward for information leading to the suspect involved in the hit-and-run death of a 15 year old girl has been increased. Plus, job seekers can head out to this upcoming Hiring Fest. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Rio Norte students Emily Yago and Khara Bigham are semi-finalists in the National Scripps Spellebrity Video Contest.
Help Send Rio Norte Students to National Scripps Spelling Bee
The Castaic Union School District is seeking four new members for it’s Measure QS Citizens Oversight Committee.
Castaic USD Seeking New Members for Oversight Committee
No. 10 College of the Canyons split a home doubleheader with Riverside City College on Saturday, winning the first game 14-9 and falling 6-4 in the second affair.
No. 10 Canyons Splits Home Doubleheader with Riverside City College
Children spend too much time in front of a screen and too little time exploring nature and having in fun the great outdoors. That imbalance can contribute to bullying, illness, depression and attention deficits.
April 3: CSUN Lecture to Explore ‘How to Raise a Wild Child’
Medical examiners identified the remains of a woman found dead near Golden Valley Road in early March as a 26 year old Tarzana resident.
Body Found Near Golden Valley in March ID’d
Annual tuition for resident undergraduate students will increase by $270 and will generate $77.5 million in net revenue for student success initiatives including Graduation Initiative 2025.
CSU Trustees Approve Tuition Increase
Despite Trump’s lies, tens of millions will lose insurance, huge premium spikes will hit older and middle-class Americans hard, and low-income children and the disabled will have their health care taken away.
Trumpcare Fails | Commentary by Bryan Caforio
See what's coming from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Detail are seeking the public’s assistance in locating John Wayne Kolb, a 74 year-old male, American Indian who was last heard from on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, when he spoke with out of town family.
LASD Seeking Public Help in Locating Missing 74-Year-Old
America’s Job Center of California will offer a Hiring Fest from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 31, as the culminating event to a month of workshops and classes designed to assist people in achieving their career goals.
March 31: March into the Workforce at Job Center’s Hiring Fest
College of the Canyons took a 3-0 first inning lead vs. Glendale College but allowed the Vaqueros to battle back, falling 7-4 to set up a three-way tie atop the Western State Conference (WSC), East Division standings.
Canyons Lets Early Lead Slip Away in 7-4 Loss to Glendale
The College of the Canyons men's and women's track & field teams finished first in a combined nine events at the Antelope Valley College Invitational on Friday, as the Cougars continue to perform at a high level in all areas of competition.
Canyons Track & Field Combines to Win Nine Events at AVC Invitational
The 78th installment of the 2017 Whitney Biennial opened to the public at the Whitney Museum in New York on Friday. The 63 artists, with a number of CalArtians counted among them, explore themes of self and the individual's place in a turbulent society.
CalArtians Featured in 2017 Whitney Biennial in New York
Daniel Jose Ruiz (MFA 07) will be reading from his debut novel, Coconut Versus, on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 pm at Skylight Books in Los Feliz.
Former CalArts Student to Read Novel at Skylight Books
CalArts faculty and choreographer Rosanna Gamson will presented her dance-theater production Still/Restless this past Saturday at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif.
CalArts Faculty Member Hosts Performance at El Camino
FA 12) has a powerful show at the California African American Museum. Titled The Evanesced, the show opened on March 2 and is on view until June 25.
CalArts Grad Hosts Show at CAAM
Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker Roxanne Frias visits CalArts on Thursday, March 16 for a screening of "Latino: The Changing Face of America," followed by a Q&A. Frias’ film examines the growth of Latino population in the U.S., and its impact on America's political, social, economic and cultural future.
Filmmaker Hosts Screening, Discussion at CalArts
On a night when The Master's University men's basketball team dug a hole too deep to climb out of, a historical turnaround came to an end in a heartbreaking 77-75 loss to Texas Wesleyan at the NAIA Division I Men's National Tournament in Municipal Auditorium.
Mustangs Eliminated By Rams
The Master’s University women’s track & field team competed at the Ross & Sharon Irwin Invitational Saturday, hosted by Point Loma Nazarene University.
Lady Mustang Track & Field Stampedes Ross & Sharon Irwin Invitational
On Saturday, The Master’s University men’s track & field team posted a number of qualifying marks at the Ross & Sharon Irwin Invitational for the 66th Annual Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships from May 25-27 at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
TMU Men’s Track & Field Turns Heads at Ross & Sharon Irwin Invitational
Max Maitland's two-run single in the last of the sixth inning drove in the tying and go-ahead runs as The Master's University salvaged a doubleheader split with Biola Saturday afternoon at Lou Herwaldt Stadium.
Salvaging A Split
The Master’s University golf team placed 10th out of 18 teams with a collective score of 889 (296-297-296) at the Battle at Primm on the greens of the Primm Valley Golf Course.
Mustang Golf Battles At Primm
The Master’s University baseball team fell to Simpson University 7-5 Tuesday afternoon at Lou Herwaldt Stadium.
Red Hawks Fly Past Mustangs
The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation has donated $8,000 to the Karden’s Garden School Garden Curriculum at Charles Helmers Elementary School.
Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation Donates to Helmers Garden Curriculum
The Master's University students Michael Sciarra and Bianca Cubello were recognized for their lasting impact in their respective sports at the 2017 Cliff Hamlow Champions of Character Award Ceremony among 18 Golden Sate Athletic Conference Student-Athletes.
Two TMU Athletes Honored at Character Award Ceremony
College of the Canyons competed in the Southern Californian Invitational at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside on Monday, finishing ninth in a field of 19 schools from across the region.
Canyons Competes at Southern California Invitational in Oceanside
1875 - Construction begins on San Fernando Railroad Tunnel [story]
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the Canyon Country fatal hit-and-run of a 15 year old girl is now at $25,000.
Reward Increased for Information on Fatal Canyon Country Hit-and-Run
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an 11 year old boy was found after being missing for nearly six hours. Plus, the Chili Cook-Off is read to heat up SCV this Thursday. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The County Interim Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert for the Los Angeles County Mountain areas from Wednesday, March 22 through Thursday, March 23, due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert for L.A. County Mountain Areas
Every hero should be recognized. The city of Santa Clarita’s Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program honors actively-serving military members from Santa Clarita Valley with streetlight pole banners.
May 5: Memorial Day Hometown Heroes Banner Order Forms Due
College of the Canyons adjunct instructors Christine Hirst and Thomas Gavin have been selected by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute to join the 2017-18 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program, joining the group of 37 public high school physics and earth science teachers representing from seven California school districts.
COC Instructors Selected to Fly Aboard NASA Mission