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1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]


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SCV’s Man of Food & Wine
Monday, Mar 23, 2015

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. If you’ve been to any nonprofit event in our valley, you know Greg Amsler either by sight or by reputation or both. Greg, proprietor of Salt Creek Grille, ranks at the top of the list of most giving restaurateurs in the Santa Clarita Valley. Beyond having a big heart, Greg owns...

Penny-wise, Pound-foolish
Friday, Mar 21, 2014

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. Here’s a hypothetical situation: In 2007, John convinced his wealthy friends Paul, George and Ringo to invest with him in a surefire plan to develop some vacant Santa Clarita land into what we all know we need more of out here — a strip mall attached to more than 100 condominiums. Back...

Remember the Basics
Friday, Mar 14, 2014

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. Sometimes, we forget the basics. For example: The time we got our youngest son all packed and ready to spend the next semester in Europe. We got in the car, all set to go to LAX, when we realized there was no gas. I had to make a quick stop, but fortunately we still made it to the...

So You Want to Run a Restaurant?
Friday, Mar 7, 2014

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. You have to wonder: Do folks who own restaurants feel they have a target on their back? I’ll explain. Restaurants are big business. As reported in a University of Central Florida study, “sccording to the National Restaurant Association (2009), total revenues for the restaurant...

For State of Mind, Mind the State | Commentary by Carl Kanowsky, Esq.
Friday, Feb 21, 2014

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. I was sitting in my downtown Los Angeles office, located above the Chinese restaurant. The smells of fried food and MSG wafted up to me, and I was thinking about the waitress with the great set of wheels I saw at lunch when I heard it: RAT-A-TAT-A-TAT. I jumped and reached for my...

They Can’t Noncompete
Friday, Feb 14, 2014

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. Craig Murphy, CEO of Propel Inc., a Minnesota company, came in to see me recently. He was thinking of expanding the company’s territory to include California. He had gotten favorable reviews of many of Propel’s products, including Whirl-A-Hurl. You see, Propel makes this great...

More Mistakes Employers Make
Friday, Feb 7, 2014

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. A few weeks ago, I wrote about some missteps that employers seem to repeat. I’ve got a few more to share. Contrary to what you might expect, these mistakes are made by employers of all sizes, even ones with sophisticated personnel departments. It seems that often, the motivating...

Bullies Don’t Always Win
Friday, Jan 31, 2014

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. First, a disclaimer. I am proud to say I am a founding director of the Bank of Santa Clarita and am fiercely loyal to it. You won’t hear any derogatory comments from me about the bank. Don’t get me started on the megabanks, though. I, like many of you, feel overwhelmed...

Know Where Your Licenses Are
Friday, Jan 24, 2014

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. Some real estate brokers I know like to form new limited liability companies or corporations for each development they represent. The common wisdom is that isolating the assets and liabilities of each discrete project keeps all of their assets in other developments free from creditors. That...

Location, Location, Location
Friday, Jan 17, 2014

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. Udders ‘R’ Us (“URS”) delivers milk to supermarkets in Southern California. It’s owned and controlled by a Georgia corporation. URS is run by that most dangerous of all professionals — someone who attended law school but never passed the bar. Fred, this manager, had a...

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1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
Award-winning Deaf culture advocate, producer, choreographer and dancer Antoine Hunter (Dance 02) won an award at the 2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) last month.
CalArts Alum Wins “Best Student Film” at 2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Several young adults with special needs from Carousel Ranch’s Ready to Work! (RTW!) program will be joining Martha Aguilar and Kokolita’s in preparing more than 1000 Thanksgiving meals for those in need.
Carousel Ranch Ready to Work Students, Kokolita’s Join Forces to Prepare Thanksgiving Meals
The College of the Canyons Model United Nations Club (COCMUN) received the highest award presented Sunday at a conference in Santa Barbara.
COC Model UN Awarded “Best Large Delegation” at UCSB Conference
The McKeon Leadership Forum is a speaker series that promotes civic engagement and reminds every citizen that a healthy democracy requires personal involvement.
Nov. 30: McKeon Leadership Forum Presents General Richard A. Cody
Tempe Hale (Film/Video MFA 14) and Ambar Navarro (Film/Video BFA 15), both graduates of CalArts Experimental Animation Program, premiered their new music video for Detroit-based artist Stef Chura on DIY Magazine.
Detroit-based Artist Collaborates with CalArtians on Music Video
Carroll of Montana has proven it can play at multiple tempos and be successful.
Lady Mustangs’ Up-Tempo Play Enough to Best Fighting Saints 74-64
Here is a list of two family-friendly holiday events that will be held at NorthPark Community Church:
NorthPark Community Church to hold Christmas Cafe, Cookies With Santa
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for the week of Nov. 24 - Nov.26:
Nov. 24-26: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
1967 - Local voters approve formation of community college and elect COC's first five-member board - Dr. William G. Bonelli Jr., Bruce Fortine, Sheila Dyer, Peter Huntsinger, Edward Muhl [story]
After winning the program's seventh consecutive conference championship and dropping just two matches throughout the regular season, the College of the Canyons women's soccer season came to an abrupt halt on Saturday afternoon.
COC Playoff Run Ends With Loss Against Pierce
FRESNO, Calif. — College of the Canyons sophomore Díani Ellis capped a remarkable Cougar career by establishing a new school record time of 18:32.1 on the 5K course at Woodward Park to place fifth overall at the 2017 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships on Saturday.
COC Women’s Cross Country Ends Season With 8th Place Finish at State Championships
No. 5 College of the Canyons earned its first Bowl Game win of the Ted Iacenda era, downing No. 6 Mt. San Antonio College 28-16 in the 2017 Western State Bowl at Cougar Stadium on Saturday night.
Cougars 2017 Western State Bowl Champions
Castaic Middle School parents, students and teachers are celebrating after a surprise announcement was made that the school won a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance as a part of the nationwide “Thank America’s Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge.”
Farmer’s Insurance Awards Castaic Middle School $100K Grant After Nationwide Contest
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Castaic Middle School won a $100,000 grant after participating in the nationwide "Thank America's Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge". Plus, a local kickoff to a national holiday tradition brought out the stars. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, November 20, 2017
This holiday season, Westfield Valencia Town Center will be introducing #HowDoYouHoliday 2017 – a combination of services, amenities and experiences designed to make this special time of year enjoyable, meaningful, stylish and even hassle-free.
Santa Claus Fast Pass, Operation Santa Salute, Santa’s Workshop Among Holiday Festivities at Town Center
The city of Santa Clarita has created a platform for our residents to access the most current information on federal and state bills upon which the City Council has adopted formal positions.
Santa Clarita Residents Now Have Access to Current Legislation
The old sports maxim says that defense wins championships.
Lady Mustangs on 4-Game Winning Streak
Timothy Soares scored a career-high 27 points and The Master's University used an overwhelming first half to beat Life Pacific 97-75 Saturday evening on Bross Court.
Mustangs Basketball Improve to 5-1 With Win Against Life Pacific
From Nov. 27 - Dec. 10, residents and visitors in Santa Clarita may come across the “Red Dress Project,” a traveling display of seven red dresses representing seven local women who lost their lives to domestic violence.
Nov. 27 – Dec. 10: Red Dress Project, Promotes End to Domestic Violence
Hart High School took on Rancho Verde High School of Moreno Valley Friday, November 17, 2017 at College of the Canyons in the quarterfinal round of the CIF Southern Section Division III Playoffs. Rancho Verde came out on top 55-27 and Hart ended the season with an 8-4 record.
Hart Ends Season With Playoff Loss to Rancho Verde
Firefighters put out a structure fire in Valencia that began burning a one-story home Sunday night.
Firefighters Extinguish Valencia House Fire
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest on the roadways. To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have all available officers on patrol during a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP).
CHP on Maximum Enforcement Throughout Thanksgiving Weekend
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks is encouraging you to head outdoors and visit one of our many beautiful state parks this Thanksgiving holiday period. Our 280 park units which includes beaches, lakes, forests, deserts, off-highway vehicle recreation areas and historic preservation sites are open for Thanksgiving.
State Parks Open During Holiday Weekend
As millions of travelers flood the roads this Thanksgiving, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and law enforcement across the state to share an important lifesaving reminder: Buckle Up – Every Trip. Every Time.
LASD Urges Motorists to Buckle Up Ahead of Holiday Weekend
1831 - Local entrepreneurs Sanford and Cyrus Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) born in Machias, Maine [story]
2003 - U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon introduces the first of several bills intended to block the 78-million-ton Cemex gravel mine in Soledad Canyon [story]
1957 - Newhall County Library dedicated on Ninth Street; rededicated as city of Santa Clarita's Business Incubator exactly 57 years later (2014) [story]
The WiSH Education Foundation helped students at Sierra Vista Junior High School in Canyon Country with a donation of guitars Friday.
WiSH Foundation Donates New Guitars to Sierra Vista
Rep. Steve Knight (R, CA-25), is sending this letter to constituents about H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives 227-205 Thursday.
Knight: House Tax Bill Offers ‘Unprecedented Relief’
Los Angeles County and city of Los Angeles officials have reached a key milestone in their partnership to create 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless people over the next decade.
LA City-County Partnership to Create Supportive Housing for Homeless
'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical' officially opens at the Palace Theatre in New York on Dec. 4, but this weekend, NY-based CalArts alumni gather for a preview event.
Dec. 4: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants – The Musical’ Opens on Broadway
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, SCV Sheriff's announced the arrest of a Saugus probationer on drug and probation violation charges. Plus, a look at some more fun, holiday events happening this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, November 17, 2017
Seventy dancers from CalArts will present a massive ensemble performance outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.
Dec. 15-16: CalArts Dancers Plan Massive ‘Impromptu’ Performance
REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, in partnership with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, will present the first-ever symposium on "Kandors," the last major project of renowned Los Angeles artist and CalArts alumnus Mike Kelley (Art MFA 78) on Saturday, November 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 18: REDCAT Symposium on Mike Kelley’s ‘Kandors’