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2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Two Palmdale men that were charged with a string of robberies in 2013 accepted a plea bargain earlier this month. Sheriff’s Department officials are warning people about phone calls from individuals pretending to be Sheriff’s Department employees. College of the Canyons is nearing the end...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

California High-Speed Rail Authority officials want to hear your thoughts about a new proposed rail alignment. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office is seeking the family of a man identified only as John Doe No. 59, although authorities believe they know who he is. The Crime Prevention Unit of the...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

An unidentified infant was the lone survivor in a fatal crash that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday on the 14 freeway in Acton. A Santa Clarita bank employee has been arraigned on multiple counts after stealing nearly $25,000 from two Wells Fargo customers. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

The Los Angeles Residential Community Ranch is another group who have run into water issues. Chiquita Canyon Landfill is looking to double its daily delivery load over the next several years and local residents have until August 24 to weigh in on the plan. Real Life Church is encouraging the community...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 21, 2014
Monday, Jul 21, 2014

The Los Angeles County registrar recorder says the county’s outdated balloting system can’t handle cumulative voting or November elections. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are hoping to find the rightful owners of property recovered as a result of a burglary investigation. California...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 18, 2014
Friday, Jul 18, 2014

Santa Clarita Sheriff Station responded to a suspicious looking package Friday morning in Valencia. The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is investigating a string of Stevenson Ranch burglaries. Santa Clarita Transit is launching a new route that is set to make travel faster and easier for passengers. The...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

Sheriff’s Station officials are investigating several Twitter accounts that claim to have posted naked pictures of underage boys and girls. Hart School Board members voted 4-1 Wednesday to switch to electoral districts in an effort to quash the threat of a lawsuit by attorneys who’ve sued other local...

SCV NewsBreak for Wedesday, July 16, 2014
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita already settled a voting rights act lawsuit earlier this year but they’re now wondering if that settlement is even legal. An elderly woman was taken to the hospital after she crashed into the Jo Anne Darcy Library around 10 a.m. in Canyon Country. Construction crews are putting...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

Details about the cause of the Powerhouse Fire are finally available, 14 months after the wildfire north of Santa Clarita destroyed nearly 30 homes and damaged 30 more. Deputies arrested 22-year-old Branden Spencer of Canyon Country on residential burglary charges Tuesday morning. Los Angeles County...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday July 14, 2014
Monday, Jul 14, 2014

William S. Hart Union School District officials released their Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for Castaic High School consisting of a 198 acre School Site. New homeowners in Castaic’s Hillcrest community struck down a fee increase that was supposed to pay for landscaping. The summer...

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2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
I discovered, of course, that despite what seemed to be huge differences in religion, culture, class, there were also so many similarities between myself and many of the Egyptians I met. I learned of the diversity of Islam and how it is practiced and lived in so many ways, just like Christianity is in the United States.
Things Remembered, Things Forgotten | Commentary by Jennifer Fischer
I look at the stats for the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and see that seldom does it operate at daily or weekly capacity. Do we need an expansion? Is something else going on? Is Sunshine Canyon Landfill just south of the SCV almost full?
More Trash Talk | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
A Santa Clarita Valley woman is in critical condition after a single-car crash Thursday morning on Valencia Boulevard near a College of the Canyons parking lot.
Woman Clinging to Life After Crash Near COC
The median single-family home price in the Santa Clarita Valley dipped slightly in June to $481,000 from $485,000 in May, but the figure was still well ahead of last June’s $430,000.
Typical Single-family Home Sells for $481,000
College of the Canyons is nearing the end of construction on two new buildings at the Valencia Campus. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 25, 2014
The Crime Prevention Unit at the SCV Sheriff’s Station is welcoming a new face, as the current Valencia zone leader is being promoted to detective.
Valencia Crime Solver Promoted; New Zone Leader Named
Homeowners who love the idea of getting government rebates to replace their turf — but don’t love the idea of completely giving up their lawns — have a local option that qualifies for the rebates without losing the lush look and feel of real grass.
Lawn Dying? Here’s a Replacement Idea
Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark has been selected as one of the non-profits benefiting from the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, Friday night and all day Saturday in Santa Paula.
July 25-26: Balloon Fest Benefits Historic ‘Home of Ramona’
Zonta Club of SCV launches up its 2014-15 season of LifeForward free workshops for women on Saturday, Aug. 16, with a program on life balance and goal setting.
Aug. 16: Zonta Workshop on Life Balance, Goal Setting
The event will feature a hike to visit to an American Indian rock carving site on Piute Butte led by Museum Curator Peggy Ronning. This site is normally closed to park visitors, so the hike will provide a rare and unique opportunity to view it.
July 26: ‘Rock Art’ Hike at AV Indian Museum; more
Another sizzling weekend in the SCV, with lots of cool music ahead. Friday night, the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert series wraps for the summer with world-traveled blues singer and keyboardist Doňa Oxford.
July 25-26: SCV Entertainment Beat
Los Angeles County’s fourteenth rabid bat of the season turned up this month in front of somebody’s garage in Newhall. According to county health officials, it hissed when it was approached.
SCV Still Tops in L.A. County
Ronald Lee Holt, 47, of Castaic, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 4 at Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando, where he faces 26 years in state prison. He is charged with assaulting a wheelchair-bound Sunland man named Lance Love with a miniature baseball bat March 17, 2013.
Castaic Man Takes 26-Year Deal for Beating Man in Wheelchair
Two Palmdale men charged with a string of robberies in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2013 accepted a plea bargain this month.
2 Palmdale Men Sentenced for SCV Crime Spree
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement closures during the week of July 28 to August 1 as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14)
Lane Closures in Newhall Pass, July 28-Aug. 1
The California Department of Motor Vehicles will conduct a public hearing in Los Angeles to receive additional public comments on the proposed regulations related to the implementation of AB 60, the state law that directs DMV to issue driver licenses to undocumented California residents.
July 28: DMV Hearing in L.A. on Illegal Alien Driver’s License Law
I wonder if they hand out a prize to the trash truck that drives the greatest distance to dump at Chiquita Canyon? The state records show there were even some loads from San Diego County. All that way up the 405 in a trash truck. Where do I sign up?
Trash Truckin’
1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
Friday night, the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert series wraps for the summer with world-traveled blues singer and keyboardist Doňa Oxford. That plus more local news and entertainment tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 24, 2014
Join the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library as they welcome author and spirit marriage expert Yangsze Choo on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library.
Aug. 5: Spirit Marriage Expert Coming to CC Library
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will considering giving $280,000 in 1996 park bond money to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for the purchase of 74 acres of land bordering the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area.
County to Consider Paying for Land Next to Vasquez Rocks
The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation encouraged the youth of Los Angeles County to learn more about the life and words of author and poet Maya Angelou through its Youth Essay Contest. Two of the county's three winners hail from the Santa Clarita Valley.
Winners of Sheriff Youth Fdn. Essay Contest Announced
The Canyon Theatre Guild is proud to present "Forever Plaid," a warmhearted revue of the close-harmony "guy groups" that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s.
Starts Friday: ‘Forever Plaid’ at Canyon Theatre