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1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, January 26, 2015
Monday, Jan 26, 2015

The coroner’s office has identified the body of a 3-week-old baby that was found Saturday morning in Newhall. There will be no competition in the special election for California’s 21st Senate district. Sharon Runner was the only candidate to file for the seat. Most students have to dissect a frog...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 23, 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station responded to a report of a suspicious container at the Chevron Gas Station on Newhall Avenue Thursday night. Amgen is returning to the Santa Clarita Valley on May 14 when cyclists will ride through the Stage 5 finish. Big changes could be coming...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

The driver of the fatal car crash in Rowher Hills has been charged. A man found guilty in a 2011 robbery-murder in Canyon Country is requesting a new trial on the murder charges. Longtime Superintendent of the Newhall School District, Dr. Marc Winger, attended his final board meeting Tuesday wrapping...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

Former Valencia High school head baseball coach Jared Snyder pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he embezzled between $10,000 and $15,000 from the school and a booster club over a six-year period. A Granada Hills man who was allegedly behind the wheel in a fatal crash near Rohwer Flats earlier...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015

The Los Angeles County coroner has identified the man who killed himself in a Sand Canyon home on January 5. A Newhall man who was arrested in an attempted kidnapping, plead no contest to child molestation charges. A Santa Clarita man helped with the arrest of suspects who allegedly stole gas from parked...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, Jan 19, 2015

One hundred volunteers are needed January 29, 2015 to help get an accurate count of homeless people living in the area. Data collected is a critical component for funding, according to representatives with the local homeless shelter, Bridge to Home. Film editor and Santa Clarita resident Joel Cox,  is...

Special Edition of SCV NewsBreak for Saturday, January 17, 2015
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015

Many remember the early morning hours of January 17, 1994.  Lives were changed, and it was a moment Los Angeles County residents will never forget. At 4:31 a.m, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit.  It was centered in Reseda but felt as far away as Las Vegas. It was the largest ground acceleration event...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 16, 2015
Friday, Jan 16, 2015

The Los Angeles County Coroner is investigating the death of a Canyon Country man who died in custody. A candlelight vigil is being held for a Valencia man killed in a suspected hit-and-run on Saturday. Forest Service officials are asking for your input on a proposed plan to restore Bouquet Creek. After...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015

The Sheriff’s Department has released preliminary crime rates for 2014 showing a 6 percent decline in reported crime in the SCV. Emergency responders were called to La Mesa Junior High today after reports of a student getting their arm stuck in a desk. For the second consecutive year the number of...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown is calling for a special election to fill the now vacant seat in the 21st Senate District. The city of Santa Clarita is preparing expand the Golden Valley Road bridge over the 14 freeway. Jury selection started today for an Acton man accused of rape. Los Angeles County Supervisors...

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The Newhall County Water District announced this week that its 2014 budget has been recognized with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from North America’s leading municipal government finance organization.
Newhall County Water District Wins Kudos for Budget
1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: More than 100 kids turned out at the new Santa Clarita Little League for a baseball clinic put on by Los Angeles Dodgers greats Reggie Smith and Bill Russell.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, January 26, 2015
Mark Bradford, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, was one of seven artists to be honored with the U.S. Department of State's 2014 Medal of the Arts. The ceremony was held Wednesday.
CalArts Alum One of 7 Artists Honored by State Department
News and events from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (1-26-2015)
The appointment marks the return of Kreimann to the Office of the Assessor, which he temporarily headed in 2012.
Kreimann Returns to Assessor’s Office as Chief Deputy
Henry Mayo Hospital hosted a four-hour-long conference Saturday morning that focused on concussions, their treatment, and the future of diagnosing them.
Henry Mayo Promotes Awareness of Head Injuries
Too many stray dogs and cats roam neighborhoods without safe and caring homes - but they aren't the only pets that are filling up our rescues.
Different Kind of Pet Problem | Commentary by Abigail DeSesa
Over 100 kids turned out at the new Santa Clarita Little League for a baseball clinic put on by Los Angeles Dodgers greats Reggie Smith and Bill Russell.
Former Dodgers Put On Baseball Clinic for Little Leaguers
Canyon Cowboys sophomore quarterback Miles Fallin has been named to the CalHiSports.com All-State Sophomore Second Team.
Canyon’s Fallin Named All-State Quarterback
Hart Indians punter Andrew Nielsen was named to the CalHiSports.com All-State Junior Second Team.
Hart’s Nielsen Named All-State Punter
After a tragic diving accident left her a quadriplegic at 17, Mrs. Tada fought through two years of rehabilitation, emerging with new skills and a fresh determination to help others.
Feb. 9: Author, Disabled Advocate Joni Eareckson Tada to Speak at Trinity
This February the California State University system will again partner with African American churches across California for CSU Super Sunday in an effort to improve educational outcomes for historically underserved populations
CSU Collaborates with African American Churches to Boost College Access
Along with a curriculum about aviation, officials with SCVi and Southern California Soaring Academy gave seventh and eighth-graders the opportunity to get up close to a personal with a glider Monday morning.
SCVi Students ‘Charter’ a Glider
The College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute’s mission to increase the global competitiveness of regional employers through the development of highly trained and productive workers was advanced with a two-year $468,551 contract awarded by the California Employee Training Panel on Jan. 22.
COC Employee Training Institute Receives 2-Year Contract Extension
Deputies are searching for a criminal who attacked a Valencia resident inside his home Friday, robbed him and fled.
Suspect Sought in Home-Invasion Mugging
Valencia, Zone 5 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for the week of 01/12/2015 to 01/18/2015
Blotter: Thefts, Commercial Burglaries in Valencia
When the MRCA took over Mentryville in 1995-96, it was agreed the buildings were to be restored so the public could tour them and they would be protected from the ravages of misuse and decay. So now, two decades later, we are still waiting to get those tours started, and instead of preserving the historic character of the buildings, the MRCA is allowing them to be hammered and nailed and poked and prodded by film crews.
Desecrating a Landmark
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
A friend of a mother whose baby was found dead Saturday created an online fundraiser for the victim’s family.
Fund Established to Pay for Baby’s Funeral
John Palladino, longtime Friendly Valley resident and pioneering recording engineer-producer at top Hollywood studios like Capitol, died Dec. 20 at age 94.
John Palladino, Pioneer Recording Engineer-Producer, Dies at 94
Helen Hunt Jackson's 1882 visit preceded the 1884 publication of her novel, "Ramona," which romanticized California's old Spanish days and sparked a massive westward migration as tourists from the Midwest and East Coast sought out the places Jackson described.
Jan. 31: Reenactment of ‘Ramona’ Author’s Visit to Camulos
One macabre site that haunts me still is the walk I made through the catacombs of Paris. These ossuaries hold the remains of about 6 million people. It has the reputation of being the world’s largest grave. It has been a tourist attraction in Paris since 1874.
The Black Death
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]