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1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]


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Santa Clarita Man Suspected of Making Terrorist Threats Detained in Valencia
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

A Santa Clarita man was detained in a Valencia parking lot in connection with an ongoing investigation into allegations of physical threats, sheriff’s officials confirmed. Units from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department converged on 39-year-old Jacob Baumgarten as he exited the Harbor Freight...

Walls at Valencia Valley, Meadows Schools Come Tumbling Down [Video]
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014

See photo gallery here. Walls at Valencia Valley and Meadows Elementary Schools came tumbling down as part of an estimated $12 million modernization project. A field of parts, red twisted scrap metal and aging beige plastic litter the school sites, but it’s not just the effects of a recent demolition...

SCV NewsBreak for January 3, 2014
Friday, Jan 3, 2014

Two men accused of stealing car parts from the fatal crash of “Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker and Always Evolving CEO Roger Rodas pleaded not guilty Friday. Investigators released a report stating the Porsche involved in the Rodas-Walker incident was traveling about 100 mph at the time of...

SCV NewsBreak for December 31, 2013
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013

An act of vandalism caused at least $1,000 in damage to Castaic Elementary School over Christmas week. A baby boy was surrendered at a Valencia hospital on Sunday, as part of Los Angeles County’s Safe Surrender Program. The family of Bryce Laspisa is still searching and asking anyone with information...

SCV NewsBreak for December 30, 2013
Monday, Dec 30, 2013

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a residential fire in Canyon Country on Monday afternoon. A brush fire charred 15 acres of land in Saugus before being contained on Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory and red flag warning for the Santa Clarita Valley. Temperatures...

SCV NewsBreak for December 24, 2013
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013

The Valencia High School Dance Team has had a rough start to their holiday week. SCV Sheriff’s Station Deputy Josh Dubin has a few tips to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of a holiday crime. A recent incident at Palace Cleaners on Lyons Avenue in Newhall serves as a reminder to residents that...

SCV NewsBreak for December 23, 2013
Monday, Dec 23, 2013

The Santa Clarita Valley basked in sunshine today as temperatures reached 70 degrees. The Newhall Roundabout construction project has reached its final stages with one month to go until it opens. Santa Claus has been busy lately. He dropped by Golden Valley High School on Sunday for a party with kids...

SCV NewsBreak for December 18, 2013
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013

College of the Canyons staff and administrators learned how to respond if an active shooter is reported on campus through their annual Emergency Preparedness Drill. Santa Clarita Valley home prices continued their upward march in November, hitting pre-recessionary levels. The city of Santa Clarita’s...

New Bundt Cake Shop Opens in Valencia
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013

[See the full photo gallery here] Nothing Bundt Cakes, a new deserts store, has opened its doors in Valencia. Armed with more than 40 designs comprised of batter and frosting, Zach and Jennifer Zeidler bake a sweet selection of bundt cakes in a nostalgic yet playful bakery. “We do all bundt cakes...

Budget Ax Slashes Metrolink Holiday Toy Train
Friday, Dec 6, 2013

An annual tradition for the last 16 years is no more after the decision to close a funding gap resulted in the cancelation of Metrolink’s Holiday Toy Express. The decision to cancel the event was made to help shore up a $10.2 million funding gap for the 2013-14 Fiscal year according to the agency’s...

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1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]
Some people find the college financial aid process intimidating, if not overwhelming. But when it comes to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, the fear is misplaced.
Don’t Let Student Aid Filing Scare You | Commentary by Dr. Dianne Van Hook
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
The National Weather Service on Friday afternoon issued a high wind watch for the Santa Clarita Valley from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.
High Wind Watch Saturday Night to Sunday Morning
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 22 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
The next regular meeting of the North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Board of Directors is set for Monday, October 21, at 1 p.m.
Oct. 21: North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Regular Meeting
Tickets are now on sale for the Youth Project's 13th Annual Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em fundraising poker tournament, to be held at the Valencia Country Club on Saturday, November 2, starting at 5 p.m.
Nov. 2: Youth Project ‘Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em Poker Tourney
Author Michele Singer Evans will sign her new book "Island of Zarada: The Larimar Quest" at Barnes & Noble in Valencia on Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m., and the public is invited to join her.
Oct. 20: Michele Singer Evans Book Signing at Barnes & Noble
Construction has commenced at the new Orchard Medical Center on Orchard Village Road in Valencia, CBRE announced.
Walls Tilted Up for New Orchard Medical Center
Downed power lines in Newhall sparked a small fire and left more than 1,880 people without electricity, between Lyons Avenue and the southern edge of the Newhall Pass, Friday afternoon.
Downed Power Lines Spark Small Fire, Power Outage in Newhall
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 16 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 46th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills Thursday night.
AMPAS Honors Winners of 2019 Student Academy Awards
Local sheriff’s detectives, investigating the break-in last month of a home in Stevenson Ranch, tracked their suspect to Bakersfield where they arrested one man, seizing guns and drugs in the operation.
SCV Detectives Track Burglary Suspect to Bakersfield, Seize Guns, Drugs
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation’s William S. Hart Regional Park, in cooperation with the Friends of Hart Park, will present the Hart Bookstore & Collectors Flea Market at the Newhall park on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 26: Collectors’ Flea Market at Hart Park
A Val Verde citizens’ group that sued the county over its decision to grant Chiquita Canyon Landfill an operating permit saw its case dismissed in court.
Court Tosses Val Verde Group’s Lawsuit Over Chiquita Canyon Landfill
Emergency road work to repair a water-damaged stretch of Newhall Ranch Road wrapped up Thursday evening about 7:45, city of Santa Clarita spokesperson Carrie Lujan said Friday morning.
Newhall Ranch Road Reopened After Water Main Break, Repairs
Saugus Union School District officials discussed how they once again increased scores on the statewide assessment testing over the previous year, and also how to close achievement gaps found in certain students.
Saugus School District Sees Improvement in State Test Scores
California is expected to experience a drier than average winter, according to an outlook published by federal climate experts Thursday.
Feds Predict Warmer, Drier Winter 2019-2020 for California
Amid a revived legal challenge over the storage of nuclear waste and public doubts over the safety of the decommissioning process of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved demolition Thursday of the iconic Southern California nuclear power plant.
San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant OK’d for Demolition
Marking the 30th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake and its devastation to buildings, bridges, freeways and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California officials on Thursday launched a long-awaited statewide warning system that will send cellphone alerts before earthquakes.
California Gets Earthquake Warning System 30 Years After Loma Prieta
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
Campton store
New Medicare Plan Finder tool helps you pick your Medicare plan online.
Pick Your Medicare Plan Online | Commentary by Greg Dill
David Kuck, who was hired as head coach by the Canyons Aquatic Club two years ago, is now suing the swim club for wrongful termination, alleging he was fired for blowing the whistle on crimes implicating the late child sex crimes suspect Jeremy Anderson.
Former Coach Sues Canyons Aquatic for Wrongful Termination
Preliminary, university-wide data shared by California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White indicated that four- and six-year graduation rates for first-time students and two- and four-year rates for community college transfer students continue to increase and have reached all-time highs.
Study Indicates Grad Rates for First-Time, Transfer Students at All-Time Highs
Lancaster Sheriff's Station detectives in collaboration with the Lancaster Appreciation Program (LANCAP) arrested 4 suspects for armed robbery.
Suspects in Alleged Robberies from Mojave to SCV Arrested