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1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]


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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...

Hundreds Receive Gift of Thanksgiving
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013

‘Tis the season to be giving. Thanksgiving came early for nearly 500 men, women and children by virtue of a car dealership’s generous donation. For five years, Parkway Motorcars has donated the supplies and edibles needed to supply meals to local families and seniors in Valencia and, this year,...

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1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
LOS ANGELES - More than 4,000 newborns in Los Angeles, including some in the Santa Clarita Valley, will be sporting little red caps, instead of the traditional pink or blue, as part of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program aimed at bringing attention to heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.
Newborns to Sport Little Red Caps as Part of AHA Campaign
College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting a two-part Business Events and Training Webinar Jan. 24 (Part 1) and Jan. 31 (Part 2) from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 24, 31: Start, Grow Your E-Commerce Empire Webinar
The Santa Clarita Valley Veteran Center has found a permanent home in Newhall.
SCV Veteran Center Finds Permanent Home
The California Enterprise Development Authority will be holding a Teleconference Meeting Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 18: CEDA Teleconference Meeting
The Oversight Board to the Former Redevelopment Agency of the city of Santa Clarita will hold its Regular Meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: Oversight Board to the Former Redevelopment Agency Regular Meeting
NORTHRIDGE, Calif - The 2018 CSUN Water Polo season presents the opportunity for the Matadors to take the next step.
Matadors Start 2018 Water Polo Season Ranked No. 21
Santa Clarita Valley International (SCVi), a free public charter school serving grades TK through 12, will host an informational session Thursday for current and prospective high school students in the school’s Shakespeare Theatre at 28060 Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic, the school announced Tuesday.
Jan. 18: SCVi Open House, High School Information Session
Commercials, television shows, and a short film are all being filmed in Santa Clarita this week.
Currently Filming in SCV: Shadow Wolves, Seal Team, Toyota Commercial
SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a bipartisan group of 18 state attorneys general Tuesday in urging Congress to advance legislation that will enable the cannabis industry to participate in the banking system in states that have legalized medicinal or adult use of cannabis.
Becerra, State AGs Press Congress to Let Cannabis Biz Use Banks
The 25th Anniversary of the City of Santa Clarita’s annual Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, is set for Apr. 19 - Apr. 22.
Dates Set for Cowboy Festival’s 25th Anniversary
College of the Canyons, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, will host a free “Family Caregivers Essentials” workshop on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
Jan. 27: Family Caregiver Workshop at SCV Senior Center
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As the California High-Speed Rail Authority continues to move from the planning phase to full construction of the nation’s first high-speed rail system, the Board of Directors announced Tuesday that it has selected a new Chief Executive Officer, Brian P. Kelly, to lead the organization, effective Feb. 1.
Brian P. Kelly Named New High-Speed Rail Authority CEO
During her first 25 years in the Santa Clarita Valley, Betty served on the board of the Child and Family Center. She was also a volunteer for the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the SCV Chamber of Commerce, the Zonta Club of SCV, the SCV Boys and Girls Club, and the local Elks Lodge.
Seldner, 2000 SCV Woman of the Year, Dies at 94
1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
The cities of Santa Clarita, Piru, Fillmore, Bardsdale and Santa Paula along with National Historic Site Rancho Camulos will mark the 90th anniversary of the St. Francis Dam Disaster with special events throughout March 2018.
St. Francis Dam Disaster 90th Anniversary Events Set for March
A man arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Walmart Monday morning posted bail, then was soon arrested again for allegedly vandalizing the Valencia Library, according to officials.
Man Arrested After Alleged Walmart Burglary, Library Vandalism
The minimum wage in the city of Santa Clarita for all industries is $11 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees and $10.50 an hour for businesses with 25 or fewer employees, effective January 1.
Santa Clarita Hourly Minimum Wage Now $10.50-$11
Princess Cruises has unveiled the 2018 programming to be featured at the Valencia, California-based cruise line's custom designed wilderness treehouse at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Princess Cruises Invites Guests to Play in the Trees This Summer
The Master's University women's basketball coach netted a 78-50 win over San Diego Christian at Grossmont College.
Tough Mustangs Take Out Hawks 78-50
Returning on Saturday after a 91-69 win over San Diego Christian, The Master's University men's basketball team found itself in a markedly better position than it was at this time last season.
Mustangs Beat San Diego Christian, Win 17th Straight
College of the Canyons sophomore volleyball player Emily Burns has signed a National Letter of Intent with San Diego State University, after she earned conference Player of the Year and All-State team honors and led the Cougars to the CCCAA State Championship tournament.
Emily Burns Signs with San Diego State University
Saugus High School senior Jacqueline Cascione is the top pick for the 2018 Foothill League cross country season, according to Brando's Blog, compiled by Santa Clarita Valley athlete-journalist Brandon Jauregui.
Cascione Tops 2018 Foothill Girls’ Cross-Country Pre-Season Picks
Federal immigration authorities have quietly resumed accepting requests to renew deferred action under DACA as a result of a preliminary injunction issued last week by a federal judge, according to California's Attorney General.
Feds Resume Accepting DACA Renewal Requests After Injunction
College of the Canyons will host "College2Career Day" at the Valencia campus on Saturday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to give students of all ages the opportunity to explore college and career opportunities in promising industry clusters.
Jan. 27: College2Career Day at COC Valencia Campus
Starting Monday, February 5, parking on both the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses of College of the Canyons will not require a parking permit or pass after 2 p.m.
Starting Feb. 5: Free Student Parking at COC Campuses After 2 p.m.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will provide resources to assist current mudslide recovery and clean-up efforts in Santa Barbara County January 16 through January 22 as part of a mutual aid request from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
LASD to Aid with Mudslide Operations in Santa Barbara County
The four leading Democratic candidates agreed Saturday that President Donald Trump is a racist, while the top two Republican candidates defended Trump’s immigration policies but did not comment on his now-infamous language.
California Governor Candidates Tee Off — on One Another
The Sheriff's Department's VIDA program for young people ages 11-17 is now accepting applications for the SCV Sheriff Station's next 16-week session starting in February.
Applications Now Open for Sheriff Department’s Next VIDA Session
Deputies from the SCV Sheriff's Station spotted an illegal encampment in a Canyon Country wash Thursday morning and arrested a man on drug charges and an outstanding warrant, according to a post Sunday on the station's social media.
Deputies Spot Illegal Encampment, Arrest Man on Warrant, Drug Charges
Special Victims Bureau detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are looking for a suspect in an alleged sexual assault in a public restroom in Saugus Friday afternoon.
Suspect Sought in Alleged Sexual Assault at Saugus Park
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested two local men for driving under the influence in separate early-morning incidents over the weekend.
Weekend Update: SCV Deputies Arrest 2 for DUI
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Special Assignment Team deputies arrested three people in Canyon Country last week on drug charges, with one arrestee also the subject of an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant, according to a post on the station's official social media.
SCV SAT Deputies Arrest 3 on Drug Charges, Outstanding Warrant
1875 - Henry Mayo Newhall buys western half of the Santa Clarita Valley for $2 an acre [story]
1978 - Banker Sara Faye Wood installed as president (chair) of SCV Chamber of Commerce [story]
1847 - Gen. Andres Pico (as in Pico Canyon) surrenders to Col. John C. Fremont, effectively ending the war between U.S. and Mexico [story]