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1925- New York premiere of William S. Hart's final film, "Tumbleweeds" [story]


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SCV NewsBreak for Friday, December 19, 2014
Friday, Dec 19, 2014

About 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano Friday. Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate is down 1.2 percent this year over last. After more than a half-dozen meetings and hundreds of comments, high-speed rail officials say...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 18, 2014
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

State Water Board members unanimously approved changes to the chloride compliance requirements for the SCV Sanitation District Tuesday. The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation will be honored with COC’s prestigious Silver Spur award in 2015. The City is hosting its annual Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

Cemex officials announced Wednesday they will move forward with plans to mine in Soledad Canyon. Busloads of kids from the Newhall, Saugus, and Sulphur springs school districts, as well as other private schools and home school groups, took a field trip to the theater Wednesday to see The Nutcracker ballet. Community...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

A final audit report released Tuesday alleges violations in Einstein Academy’s charter school petitions, “significant deficiencies” with the schools’ internal controls and a lack of written accounting policies. Dylan Altman, 20, was arrested on charges that he allegedly took a car without the...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, December 15, 2014
Monday, Dec 15, 2014

A New Mexico senator said Monday he opposes a bill that would prevent a 56 million ton sand-and-gravel mine from opening in the Santa Clarita Valley — because it sets a “dangerous precedent.” The American Red Cross is hosting a Community Blood Drive Wednesday at City Hall. Chiquita Canyon employees...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, December 12, 2014
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Santa Clara River wash in Canyon Country Friday morning. While the House’s passage of the Soledad Canyon Settlement Act, also known as H.R. 5472, was a big win for those opposed to more mining in the SCV, those the...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 11, 2014
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

Congressman Buck McKeon used a legislative exception to get a long awaited Cemex bill approved in the House Thursday. Saugus Union School District board member Rose Koscielny was named president of the board this week. Current Canyon High Assistant Principal Jason d’Autremont will replace Mike Kuhlman...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014

A 26-year-old man was sentenced to six months in county jail Wednesday for stealing a piece of the wrecked Porsche that actor Paul Walker was killed in. A Sherman Oaks attorney pleaded “no contest” Wednesday to smuggling drugs into the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic. A tip from a Val...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014

Homicide detectives suspect a Lancaster man intentionally drove his car into a parked big rig, killing himself and his two children Monday morning on Interstate 5. A federal aviation report into a fatal plane crash that took the life of former SCV Man of the Year Harry Bell shed little light on the cause...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, December 8, 2014
Monday, Dec 8, 2014

Two children and a man are dead after the car there were driving in slammed into a parked semi truck on Interstate 5 Monday morning. Military families, residents and Santa Clarita leaders attended the 9th annual Military Honor Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday night in Newhall. The Newhall School District...

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Three unlicensed drivers were arrested and ordered to court, at a Friday night checkpoint in Santa Clarita.
3 Unlicensed Drivers Busted at Checkpoint
That Christmas Eve celebration was amazing - beautiful in so many ways, but especially for the people who were brought together that evening. We celebrated alongside Australians, Brits, Arabs and Jews, and it even snowed in the early morning hours, something extremely rare for that part of the world.
An Old Elevator
1925- New York premiere of William S. Hart's final film, "Tumbleweeds" [story]
This high-speed rail issue transcends most other problems we’ve had recently. Billboards? Small problem. High-speed rail? HUGE problem.
This Bullet Kills
Filmmaker and CalArts faculty James Benning’s 16mm documentary "13 Lakes" (2004) and CalArts alumnus John Lasseter’s 3D animated short, "Luxo Jr." (1986), are among the 25 films selected this year by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry.
Films by CalArts’ Benning, Lasseter Make National Registry
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: About 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano Friday. PLUS more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, December 19, 2014
AQUILA M8, under development for a confidential customer, Millennium's AQUILA platform product line, supporting missions of up to 3000 kg total mass in low, medium and geostationary Earth orbits.
Tested in Santa Clarita, Satellite Structure is Good to Go
The settlement terms require that T-Mobile pay at least $90 million; of this sum, at least $67.5 million must be paid to consumers—a portion of which may be paid by forgiving debts consumers may owe T-Mobile.
T-Mobile to Pay $90 Mil. to Settle Cramming Charges
Nearly 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano.
West Creek Kids Create Living Piano
The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to welcome the New Year at the Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim on Thursday, Jan. 1, at 9 a.m.
Jan. 1: Polar Bear Swim at Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
Holiday hiring helped hold Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate at 4.5 percent in November, even with October. The real story is in the comparison to last November’s 5.7 percent.
Santa Clarita Jobless Rate Falls 1.2% Over Year
For the second consecutive year, UCLA ranked No. 5 in Kiplinger Personal Finance’s list of “Best Values in Public Colleges.”
Kiplinger Rates UCLA 5th Best Value
Deputy Joe Trejo, known affectionately as “the Mayor of Newhall” and “Uncle Joe,” retired this week as community relations deputy for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Trejo, De-facto Mayor of Newhall, Turns In His Badge
Former light heavyweight champion and 1984 silver medalist boxer Virgil Hill, 50, is making a comeback. He took on his son, Valencia High School grad Virgil Hill, Jr., in a three-round exhibition.
Valencia’s Hall of Fame Boxer Fights His Son
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has informed the Defense Department that every indication is that Santa Claus will arrive on time this year to deliver presents to the world’s estimated 1.9 billion children, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
NORAD Tunes Up Santa Tracking System
1969 - SCV resident Kristy Swanson, original Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), born in Mission Viejo [story]
On Aug. 18, nine days after the killing, 78 people were arrested and, depending which news source you read, either 74 or 75 were from out of the area. California and New York were cited often as states sending their best and brightest.
Fools Rush to Ferguson
The folks from Chiquita have been handing out new bikes and toys all over the place. It is Christmas, after all. Never pass up a good chance to ruin somebody’s health by being a “good neighbor” and giving out gifts.
Fluffy Clouds and Kittens
SCV NewsBreak: State Water Board members unanimously approved changes to the chloride compliance requirements for the SCV Sanitation District Tuesday. What does it mean for property owners in Santa Clarita?
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 18, 2014
After more than a half-dozen meetings and hundreds of comments, high-speed rail officials say they’re still figuring out how to include the public’s concerns in their multi-billion dollar plan.
Bullet Train Officials Digesting Public’s Concerns
The California State Board of Equalization has conducted a public hearing and moved forward with regulation amendments clarifying that hydroponic farmers qualify for the sales and use tax exemptions for fertilizer.
BOE: Hydroponic Farmers Qualify for Tax Exemptions
Friday night, The Vu in Newhall presents No Small Children; Saturday at Wolf Creek Brewery off Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia, it’s the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.
SCV Entertainment Beat: No Small Children, Ugly Sweaters
The winning story was submitted by Paula Abbott, whose husband Nathan served as a US Navy Radarman 2/C in the Pacific Theater (1943-45). One of only seven survivors of the USS Monaghan which went down with two other ships during a typhoon off of the Philippines in 1944.
WWII Vet from Whittier Wins Princess ‘Inspiring Stories’ Contest
Most people with Medicare don’t pay any premium for Part A, which helps covers hospital care. But for those who do, the 2015 premium is dropping, from a maximum of $426 per month to $407 per month. The annual deductible is going up a little, from $1,216 in 2014 to $1,260 in 2015.
Medicare 2015 | Commentary by David Sayen