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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, March 2, 2015
Monday, Mar 2, 2015

The SCV Sanitation District will find a new site for a planned deep well chloride injection. Castaic Union School District officials are hosting a series of meetings to discuss the district’s financial troubles. On the birthday of one of America’s most iconic writers, volunteers around the nation...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Cemex is moving forward with plans to mine in Soledad Canyon. A Valencia mom is asking others to be careful after an older man reportedly tried to contact her daughter Wednesday night. Actor Leanord Nimoy died Friday in Bel Air. He was 83 years old. College of the Canyons men’s basketball players Coley...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, February 26, 2015
Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

A man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly attempting to stab multiple people in Valencia. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Cobra team detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating witnesses to a recent stabbing. State Senator Fran Pavley introduced two bills addressing serious...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015

Santa Clarita City Council members are planning to formally discuss the SCV Sanitation Districts chloride solution. Placerita Nature Center held it’s ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for renovations that were years in the making. Hobby Lobby has officially pushed its Santa Clarita expansion back...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

The victim of a fatal crash on Friday night has been identified. The Newhall man who allegedly murdered his 19-day-old baby missed his scheduled court date Tuesday morning. Many Metrolink and Amtrak trains have been suspended due to the crash that injured dozens of passengers on Tuesday morning, which...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, February 23, 2015
Monday, Feb 23, 2015

COC’s brand new culinary arts facility officially opened Monday on the Valencia Campus. The controversial Westboro Baptist Church was no match for Santa Clarita community members early Sunday morning as the group toured the city protesting various churches. Saugus High School celebrated the Chinese...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 20, 2015
Friday, Feb 20, 2015

As part of a proposal expected to bring retail and residential uses, and maybe even a “theater component” and more parking to downtown Newhall, Santa Clarita officials are looking to clear some space on Lyons Avenue. An Olympic sized swimming pool is coming to Castaic in 2016. Fourth graders and...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, February 19, 2015
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

Local detectives are asking for help to identify a possible “Starbucks Card Bandit” Valencia Water Company is holding a special public hearing in April to discuss a proposed water rate increase. A couple of young women are facing grand theft after taking a pair of electric scooters on a joy...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

A basketball coach that was suspended from Albert Einstein Academy after allegations of sexual misconduct was arrested today in Washington, D.C. A Sherman Oaks attorney who smuggled $30,000 worth of heroin inside the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic was sentenced to two years in prison. A...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

A man and women killed in a suspected murder-suicide around 8 p.m. on Sunday night in Stevenson Ranch have been identified. A badly burned victim in a recent Acton car crash has been identified by coroners. Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced that Twisted Colossus is on track for its spring opening. The...

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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Castaic Union School District officials are hosting a series of meetings to discuss the district’s financial troubles.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, March 2, 2015
Are you a native Spanish speaker? Would you like to be in a play? Come out to the Newhall Community Center and participate with Crezca Teatro Comunitario, a new theatre project specifically for local Spanish speaking residents.
March 7: Spanish Language Theater Project at Newhall Center
Olympian and Canyon High grad Alysia Montano earned the first indoor title of her career Sunday in Boston where she won the USATF 2015 Indoor National Championship 600 meter dash in 1:26.59.
Canyon High Grad Wins National Championship in Indoor Track and Field
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (3-2-2015)
We are continuing our most popular Thursday night events and offering some new and fun happenings in the coming year to bring all kinds of free entertainment to enjoy in Old Town Newhall. No need to travel “over the hill” to experience a great night life.
The Place to Be
School officials are cutting $4.1 million from the operating budget through layoffs for 30 teachers throughout the district ($2.36 million); a reduction in classified staff, the equivalent of 13 full-time positions ($417,000); reductions in administrative staff expected to save more than $340,000; $50,000 in reduced transportation services; and the aforementioned reduction of $300,000 in services each year. The district also decided to move its sixth-grade classrooms to the elementary school, from the middle school, which is expected to save a little more than $230,000.
Cash-strapped Castaic School District Implementing Cuts
The next seven-week course runs April 9 through May 21 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods and other life-threatening situations.
Sign Up to Become a Certified Emergency Responder
Native Voices at the Autry, a theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations playwrights, presents Randy Reinholz’s "Off the Rails," which opened Feb. 27 and continues through March 15, at the Autry National Center.
CalArtians Behind the Scenes of ‘Off the Rails’ at the Autry
Board of Equalization Vice Chair and Jessica’s Law author George Runner criticized the California Supreme Court's decision Monday to strike down mandatory residency restrictions on San Diego County sex offenders under Jessica’s Law without providing any alternative.
Court Nixes Key Part of Sex Offender Law; Authors Cite Danger
The SCV Sanitation District will find a new site for a deep well injection plan to remove chloride from the Santa Clara River, officials said Monday.
Officials to Find Different Location for Chloride Injection Well
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a package of bills Monday that will increase protections for victims and provide tools for law enforcement to prosecute the growing number of cyber-exploitation cases in California.
Legislation Would Criminalize Revenge Porn; Allow Search Warrants for Cyber Crimes
Beginning Saturday, March 7, the Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve will be open daily from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm weekends.
Poppy Reserve Opens Sat.; Red Rock Park Cleanup
Look at the lineup. Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Rep. Mia Love, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Tim Scott, and the list goes on. So how is it we let the Dems paint a picture of us as the modern-day KKK? Marketing. You can lie about anything as long as you market it to the right people the right way.
Stuffy Old White Guys
1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
How can we equip upcoming generations with the tools they need to have a sustainable lifestyle? One answer is with a 33-square-foot dumpster and a team of dumpster experts to transform a trash container into a sustainable house.
Dumpster Life
1916 - Newhall County Library established inside Robert F. and Christine Woodard's ice cream parlor [timeline]
1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Cemex is moving forward with plans to mine in Soledad Canyon, plus more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 27, 2015
Now nursing homes will be under increased scrutiny with targeted inspections of poorly rated facilities, tougher scoring and verification of reported data on staffing through payroll records. Facilities must perform at a 3-star level in order to receive a rating on the staffing category.
Antonovich Applauds Tougher Nursing Home Rating Standards
The median price of single-family homes sold during January in Santa Clarita came in at $480,000, up 10.9 percent from a year ago. It was down 3.0 percent from the $495,000 median of December, which flirted with the $500,000 benchmark price, a median price not been seen since 2006.
Typical SCV House Cost $480K in January
College of the Canyons freshman forward Monica Friedl has been named a First team All-Western State Conference (WSC) honoree after leading the Cougars in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots during the 2014-15 season. COC sophomore guard Qimmah Russo was named Honorable Mention All-WSC.
COC Women’s Basketball Team Has Two All-Conference Honorees
College of the Canyons men’s basketball players Coley Apsay and Tullio Parry have been named First Team All-Western State Conference (WSC), South honorees, while COC sophomore forward Ricardo Greaves received Honorable Mention recognition for the 2014-15 season.
Three COC Men’s Basketball Players Receive All-Conference Honors
MyLife.com will pay $800,000 over a period of nearly two years in civil penalties to be divided equally by the District Attorney’s Office and the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office. MyLife.com also will pay $250,000 in restitution to its customers.
Prosecutors: MyLife.com to Pay $1 Mil., Change Its Ways