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A Sugar Addict | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

All of the bird books say the hooded oriole comes back to California from Mexico in late March. They spend the winter on the Southwestern coast of Mexico and are permanent residents in Baja, the Mexican east coast and Belize. Very rare are the ones that winter in Southern California. I am always fascinated...

Job Center at COC is a Prime Resource | Commentary by Holly Schroeder
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

Did you know there is a free resource to help your business find the employees that it needs? The America’s Job Center of California at College of the Canyons is a great resource for Santa Clarita Valley companies and job-seekers. The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. knows that finding...

Cadiz Water Project Will Safeguard Environment | Commentary by Courtney Degener
Monday, Jun 19, 2017

Last week, SCV News featured an opinion piece by Linda Castro of Santa Clarita about the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Protect the Groundwater Beneath Our National Treasures,” June 15). I share with Ms. Castro the affection for the Cadiz Valley and agree...

You Want to Live Forever? | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
Sunday, Jun 18, 2017

A recent study uncovered the 25 healthiest cities across our great nation. Lots of factors were taken into consideration to determine how these cities rose above the rest to become “healthy.” Criteria included the obesity rate, healthy and non-healthy behaviors such as smoking and physical activities,...

How Medicare Works with Other Insurance | Commentary by Greg Dill
Friday, Jun 16, 2017

If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a certain specialty or role in keeping the household running. Since I wash dishes faster than anyone, I’m the family dishwashing expert. I’m also the point man for paying medical bills. My wife and I have separate health coverage, so I have to make...

Words Have Meaning

Madonna, Jan. 21, 2017, at an open rally with a microphone: “Yes, I have thought a lot about blowing up the White House.” Bernie Sanders, March 2017: If the AHCA passes as the new healthcare bill, “millions … will not be able to get to a doctor … thousands of Americans will die.” Vox...

Protect the Groundwater Beneath Our National Treasures
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

The Cadiz Valley is located in the eastern Mojave Desert, south of the Mojave National Preserve and Historic Route 66 and east of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base. Cadiz Valley is a postcard of the California desert, surrounded by mountains, sand dunes, dry lake beds, ancient creosote plants and...

Winema Riddle, Peace Maker
Sunday, Jun 11, 2017

Toby “Winema” Riddle was born in 1846 on a Modoc Reservation near Klamath Lake. These were troubled times. The U.S. government was pressuring the Modoc and Klamath people to leave their land and move to a reservation near Klamath Lake. Whites seeking gold were demanding land to mine in northern California...

Message from Santa Clarita City Manager – June 2017
Friday, Jun 2, 2017

One thing that makes our community so special is that our City council members have made it a priority to retain the Western charm and heritage our City is known for while blending in the modern amenities which contribute to the high quality of life our residents enjoy. This is most evident in the recent...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – June 2017

The number 36.6 for how many miles you can ride on the Santa Clarita Transit Beach Bus, if you catch it at Canyon Country Park and ride it to the Santa Monica Pier. The Beach Bus is a fantastic way to beat our summer heat without having to battle the traffic and search for a parking space. The bus will...

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June 30 is the deadline for Santa Clarita residents to submit entries to the city's quarterly photo contest.
June 30: Last Day to Enter City’s Summer Photo Contest
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a road rage incident is caught on camera. Plus, local deputies work on a crime suppression operation. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, June 22, 2017
Olympian Alysia Montaño, a graduate of Canyon High School and a seven-time national champion, is competing in the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships as she did in 2014 -- while pregnant.
Olympian Alysia Montaño Races Pregnant for a Second Time
A road rage incident on Highway 14 near Newhall Avenue Wednesday morning resulted in a two-car crash and a motorcyclist who remains at large, according to CHP officials.
CHP Seeks Motorcyclist in Road Rage Crash
While Mark Bradford and Sharon Lockhart represent the United States and Poland, respectively, in the prestigious Venice Bienniale (La Biennale di Venezia), two other CalArtians' work is also on view there.
CalArtians Danz and Rosero in 57th Biennale International Art Exhibition
CalArts has named Dimitri Chamblas, former artistic director of the Paris Opera’s creative digital platform 3rd Scene, as the new Dean of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance.
CalArts Names Dimitri Chamblas Dean of Lund School of Dance
Los Angeles County supervisors have scheduled a special meeting on Monday, June 26, to consider final approval of the county's $30 million-plus 2017-18 budget.
June 26: County Weighs Budget, Expecting State and Federal Cuts
Bond oversight legislation authored by California State Senator Scott Wilk (R-Antelope Valley) has been given the thumbs-up by the Assembly Education Committee.
Wilk School Bond Oversight Bill Clears Assembly Policy Committee
Air quality will be unhealthy for all individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and for sensitive individuals in the East San Gabriel Valley and San Gabriel Mountains tomorrow, June 23.
SCV Air Quality Bad on Friday
Castaic residents attending a Town Council meeting expressed their anger over a Taco Bell fast-food restaurant on The Old Road that already has a foundation.
Castaic Locals Angry About New Taco Bell on The Old Road
Responding to a spike in drug overdoses in the Santa Clarita Valley, Bob Sharits of The Way Out Recovery brought together a group of treatment providers to address mental health and addiction treatment during a meeting on Thursday.
Addiction Recovery Providers Meet at Way Out Recovery to Discuss SCV Overdoses
The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today unanimously approved H.R. 2763, the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Steve Knight (R-Calif.).
Knight Small Business Bills Clear Key House Committee
Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford has been charged with illegally receiving more than $60,000 a year from local consultants and failing to publicly disclose the income on economic statements
Palmdale Mayor, Consultants Charged in Corruption Case
You are cordially invited to the SCV Senior Center's Building Party.
June 22: Building Party to Help Build New SCV Senior Center; Special Guest Appearance by Adam Tunney
Caltrans has scheduled workshops in Los Angeles and Sacramento for June 26 and June 27 respectively to allow Californians to help shape how planning grants will be allocated under Senate Bill 1, The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
June 26-27: Caltrans Planning Grants Workshops
As a heat wave gripped the Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies on Tuesday helped rescue another dog locked in a car in a local parking lot.
SCV Deputies Rescue Another Hot Dog from Car in Parking Lot
Three people charged with murder, including the step-sister of a woman whose body was found in Gorman, were back in court Wednesday for a hearing in connection with the death.
Murder Suspects Back in Court
The Castaic Lake Water Agency's Water Resources Committee meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, July 6 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m.
CLWA Reschedules Water Resources Meeting to July 12
Hooded orioles must be the most beautiful birds you can see in your backyard. They will be here until the third week of August, so catch a glimpse while you can.
A Sugar Addict | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
1932 - Larry Thornton, Hart High band director 1969-89, born in Kern County [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a dog was rescued Wednesday afternoon by the Santa Clarita Valley’s Sheriff’s Station. Plus, arraignment continues for suspects involved in a murder kidnapping case that occurred last August. Also your weather report. Click the link to see these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Didik Nini Thowok, master dancer from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, held a two-week artist residency at CalArts from April 24 to May 5, 2017.
CalArts Dance: A Turn with Didik Nini Thowok and Ratri Anindyajati
This weekend's musical lineup at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), CalArts' downtown Los Angeles performance space, features the Grammy award-winning ensemble Partch.
June 23-24: Partch Ensemble Performs 1958 Arthouse Film Score at REDCAT
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is seeking the public’s help in identifying a patient who was critically injured Saturday night when he was hit by a vehicle in North Hollywood.
Hospital Asks Public’s Help to ID Injured Pedestrian
June is Men's Health Month. Do you know what the top health risks are for men? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they include heart disease, stroke, cancer and respiratory diseases.
June is Men’s Health Month
[Blank] My Life, a surreal, comedic YouTube webseries follows Susan, a millennial struggling to make it as an artist in New York City.
CalArts Alumni Collaborate on YouTube Series
Runners of all ages will have the opportunity to support the College of the Canyons cross country and track & field programs by participating in the 44th Annual Cross Country Summer Series on Thursday evenings from July 6 to Aug. 17.
July 6-Aug. 17: 44th Annual Cross Country Summer Series
In a year marked by team championships and personal milestones, The Master’s University finished among the top 15% of NAIA athletic programs on the final Learfield Director's Cup standings (38 of 248 current members).
TMU Athletics Year in Review
The Master’s University volleyball program’s 2017 schedule has been released.
TMU 2017 Volleyball Schedule Announced
The Master’s University men’s soccer team’s 2017 schedule has been released.
TMU Men’s 2017 Soccer Schedule Announced
The Master’s University women’s soccer team’s 2017 schedule has been released.
Lady Mustang 2017 Soccer Schedule Released
To make parents' experiences easier when hiring a babysitter, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Jodi Wolfe offers a few important safety tips
Hiring a Babysitter? Use Sheriff’s Safety Checklist
Princess Cruises has launched a thirst-quenching deal with its “Sip & Sail” cruise promotion, offering free all-inclusive beverages plus an early booking bonus offer
Princess Cruises Serves Up Thirst-Quenching ‘Sip & Sail’ Promo
Camp Power Up Santa Clarita, a free American Diabetes Association summer diabetes prevention camp for youth, is set for the weekend of July 15-16 at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley's Newhall clubhouse.
July 15-16: Diabetes Prevention Camp for SCV Youth
The city of Santa Clarita continues its summer rehab of city streets this week, with maintenance crews and paving contractors repairing potholes and spreading slurry seal on street surfaces
June 20-29: Santa Clarita Street Rehab
Santa Clarita Regional Theatre will stage live performances of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons in July and August.
July 22: ‘The Little Mermaid’ Staged by Santa Clarita Regional Theatre