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1992 - Pardee House (ex-Good Templars Lodge) moved to Heritage Junction/Hart Park [story]

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Steve Knight presents a bill that could make the St. Francis Dam site a national monument and preserve thousands of acres of Castaic land. Christy O’Donnell shares her story on KHTS Radio. Assemblyman Scott Wilk shares the secret of reclaiming lost money at Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant. The...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, August 3, 2015
Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Newhall residents have succeeded in dropping their water usage in light of a recent state mandate. A pair of hikers who went missing in Towsley Canyon on Sunday evening were rescued. The city of Santa Clarita will hold a 2015 Closing Ceremony for the City’s summer mentoring programs. Former Santa Clarita...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 31, 2015
Friday, Jul 31, 2015

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials cracked down on internet sex buyers on July 30 in unincorporated parts of Santa Clarita in an effort to combat human trafficking. The city of Santa Clarita is slated to take another look at a plan that would update Old Town Newhall with a new Laemmle Theater. The...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

Multiple trees fell on San Francisquito Canyon Road Thursday afternoon causing the road to be shut down. After a months-long investigation, detectives have officially closed the investigation of the Calgrove Fire. A Los Angeles County Librarian known for her service to the community will be receiving...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 28, 2015
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

Three people arrested for their roles in a fake police department were in court today. Representative Steve Knight announced plans to begin a Law Enforcement Task Force which would aim to better understand and resolve general issues between police officers and the community. Captain Roosevelt Johnson...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

A man accused of murdering Ledarion Allen Jr. and shooting his girlfriend, Shatari Shene Cook has been extradited from New York for his arraignment. Local nonprofits and small businesses in Val Verde and Castaic could be seeking support from the county after the passage of a minimum wage hike last week. The...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

A man is in critical condition after crashing near College of the Canyons in Canyon Country early Monday morning. Approximately 2,000 pounds of trash was cleared from four homeless camps early Monday morning. A local man who was posing as a swami is now facing sexual assault charges. Newhall native Marcia...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 24, 2015
Friday, Jul 24, 2015

The tally for prices on homes in Santa Clarita is in. A Santa Clarita man was found gunned down in Central California earlier this week. Local sheriff’s and city officials are teaming up to improve the safety of the special needs community after a developmentally disabled teen was assaulted and held...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 23, 2015
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

Local law enforcement and city officials have teamed up in an effort to provide outreach for the homeless population right here in the Santa Clarita Valley. Family and friends will come together to honor Wyatt Savaikie this weekend at Real Life Church in Valencia. High school kids are learning how to...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

A man was stabbed in the arm today just before 12:30pm at the intersection of Calla Way and Dolton Drive in Canyon Country. Coroner’s officials have determined the cause of death for a man struck by a Metrolink train earlier this month. Representative Steve Knight introduced legislation on Wednesday...

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The ArtTree is bringing Disneyland's imagineering to Newhall in late August for their monthly speaker series.
ArtTree to Bring Disneyland Imagineer to Newhall
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, A bill is in motion that would preserve thousands of acres of Castaic wilderness and make the St. Francis Dam site a national monument. Click the link to hear that story and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The musical programs will take guests on a journey through American music and popular songs presented in four-part harmony by both the men’s chorus and several quartets, and the event will double as an old-fashioned ice cream social.
Aug. 16: Barbershop Harmony & Ice Cream
Students may be nominated due to their distinguished academic record, exceptional community service volunteerism, or by overcoming considerable personal obstacles.
Seniors Apply Now to be Named SCV Latino Student of Year
On August 1, a group of AEA students gathered at the Help the Children facility in Santa Clarita with carloads of backpacks, handmade cards and smiles all around. The result ... 62 backpacks piled high.
Einstein Families Collect Backpacks for Needy
According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Santa Clarita Valley on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Air Quality Unhealthy in SCV Wednesday
On campuses across the country, we have seen unrest like never before. I know, some of you are going to say, “What about the hippies and the ‘60s, Joe?” But hey, the ‘60s were about protesting war, and more love for each other. Today, it’s about word games and attacks on any norm of the day. Words like marriage, man, woman, girl, boy, and senior citizen are under attack.
Wordplay | Commentary by Joe Messina
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has planned a fun-filled evening exclusively for kids on Saturday, Aug. 29, at William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall.
Aug. 29: Go on Date, Drop Kids at Hart Park
For the past five years, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy has charted a path for fighting HIV in the United States. But as our scientific understanding and policy opportunities change, our plan must adapt.
The Fight Against HIV-AIDS | Sylvia Mathews Burwell, HHS
U.S. Rep. Steve Knight held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce and present the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial and Castaic Wilderness Act. About 50 Santa Clarita Valley leaders, residents, Native Americans and St. Francis Dam historians attended the event at Tesoro Adobe Historic Park.
Press Conf.: Knight Bill Seeks to Honor Dam Victims, Protect Sacred Sites
Starting in September, SMO will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m., and we hope to stay open late one night per week to accommodate working single parents.
Single Mothers Outreach Adding Case Workers, Hours
The California Legislature recently passed AB 304, which provides several key amendments to the recently enacted statewide paid sick leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Some of the most significant changes for employers are highlighted here.
New Sick Leave Rules Take Immediate Effect | By Steven P. Lee, Esq.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division performed 1,949 ocean rescues along our local beaches from July 26 through Aug. 2 after high surf resulted in strong rip currents along the shoreline. Unseasonably warm air and water temperatures brought 5.85 million people to the Los Angeles County shores during that time.
County Lifeguards Rescue Nearly 2,000 at L.A. Beaches in 1 Week
Assemblyman Scott Wilk and his representatives helped many reclaim money at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber Latino Business Alliance Networking Breakfast Tuesday morning.
Wilk Shows Crowd How to Reclaim Money from State
Check out these fun ways to support the Child & Family Center.
Child & Family Center News
Joseph Stoddard will demonstrate at the Sept 21 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association. This event is free, open to the public and meets at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd.
Sept. 21: Learn Secrets to Watercolor from a Master
The sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands will fill Town Center Drive in Valencia for one more Friday night, Aug. 7, as the 16th Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Series comes to a close.
Friday: Last Chance to Catch Valencia Jazz & Blues
Nearly without exception, our community partners who provide drug treatment and counseling agree their clients all started their drug abuse by using marijuana. They also have seen that maturity can pretty much stop at the time the person starts using marijuana, which is why some young adults may have trouble making good decisions about drug use in their 20s.
Teen Brains on Pot
1992 - Pardee House (ex-Good Templars Lodge) moved to Heritage Junction/Hart Park [story]
The Western State Conference is pleased to announce that College of the Canyons has claimed its second straight WSC Supremacy Award for their athletic department’s performance throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. The Cougars won a total of six conference championships throughout the year and led the conference with a 6.50 average across 15 WSC sponsored sports.
COC Wins 2nd Straight WSC Supremacy Title
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Newhall Water District users have lowered their water use below the state required mandate. Plus, a former Santa Clarita city attorney has died. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, August 3, 2015
I am excited to share with you a special invitation to attend the Mayor’s Virtual City Tour and Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 15. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all the ways our city is providing you and your family with a high quality of life.
Ice Cream and a Tour
Some of the topics covered in the ten-week program include: The Truth about Ecstasy, The Truth about Heroin, and The Truth about Crystal Meth and Methamphetamine. The final session will be a graduation class with the presentation of a certificate and the signing of a Youth Drug-Free World Pledge. The curriculum will be taught using a mixture of lectures, video presentations, group discussions, reading and short worksheets.
New SCV Sheriff Program Teaches Youth ‘Truth About Drugs’
School officials are in the process of overcoming a $4.1 million operating shortfall through layoffs of 30 teachers across 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 a reduction of $300,000 annually in services.
Gibson of Castaic School District Steps Aside Monday