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Firefighters Douse 2-acre Brush Fire in Newhall
Monday, Apr 15, 2019

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters, with the help of additional partner agencies, knocked down a 2-acre brush fire in Newhall Monday afternoon. The fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. when a car fire spread to the surrounding brush on the northbound side of the 14 freeway just south...

Former SCVTV Production Manager to be Inducted in 2019 COC Alumni Hall of Fame

Former SCVTV Production Manager Halie Cook is being added to the ranks of some of College of the Canyons’ most prestigious alumni in the 2019 College of the Canyons Alumni Network Alumni Hall of Fame. Cook is a meticulous, inquisitive, creative professional. After graduating from CSUN, she worked...

April 4-30: Cajun’s Climb 2019 Kicks Off to Raise Funds for Aviation Dreamers
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019

One year ago, the Santa Clarita Valley lost a son, a brother, a friend, a dreamer. Over the past year, that tragic loss has inspired a community to rally around aviation dreamers through Cajun’s Aviation Dream. Cajun’s Aviation Dream is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to “carry on the legacy of Maj....

Charlie Fire in Castaic Grows to 3,380 acres, 10% Contained Sunday
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018

Photos courtesy of Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations. The Charlie Fire has scorched 3,380 acres and remains only 10 percent contained as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according to an update from the fire’s Incident Commander. The Los Angeles County Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department...

10 Things to Know About the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade
Friday, Jun 29, 2018

We’re less than a week away from America’s Independence Day and there’s probably a lot going through your head: “What are my plans? What’s everyone doing for fun? What even happens in Santa Clarita on the Fourth of July?” Well, the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade in the morning...

Santa Clarita Council Says No to ‘Sanctuary State’ Laws
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

City Council members voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to file a legal brief in support of the federal government’s lawsuit against California’s “sanctuary state” laws. Tuesday’s meeting saw more than 130 speakers voicing their opinions for and against the move to force state and...

RV Pursuit Enters SCV, Child Possibly On Board
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Photo courtesy KTLA California Highway Patrol officers are following an RV on the I-5 northbound past Santa Clarita around 3:12 p.m. The pursuit passed through the Grapevine as of 3:30 p.m. A pursuit of the same vehicle began earlier this morning by the Sheriff’s Department and, for unknown reasons,...

Hundreds Attend Memorial Service for Fallen Airman
Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

Hundreds of people from the Santa Clarita Valley community and beyond descended on Saugus High School Sunday afternoon to remember the life and legacy of Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds No. 4 Slot pilot who died in a training exercise April 4. A funeral...

Notice: Traffic Closures, Flyovers Planned for Pilot’s Memorial
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, a United States Air Force Thunderbirds team member who died last week, will make his final trip home this weekend. Officials are warning local residents to be aware of traffic closures and loud noises from the planned flyover and 21-gun salute that will be occurring during Del...

Community Rallies in Support After Pilot’s Death, Memorials Planned
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

Thousands of people from all over the country have shown an outpour of support for the family and friends of Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, a United States Air Force Thunderbirds team member who died last week. A long-time lover of flying, Del Bagno achieved what most could not: Del Bagno was the Slot Pilot...

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A college education remains one of the most valuable investments a person can make, as it is a gateway to life-changing opportunities. But how can students set themselves up for success in the face of mounting college debt?
Higher Education Without Higher Cost | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
A pitchers’ duel between two of the top pitching prospects in the California League lived up to expectations in a game that ultimately saw the JetHawks fall to the Lake Elsinore Storm, 3-1, in 10 innings on Tuesday night at The Diamond.
Pitchers’ Duel Ends in Walk-off Loss for JetHawks
The county’s Office of Inspector General has reviewed a program meant to stem the flow of drugs into the Santa Clarita Valley and found Latino drivers were stopped at a much higher rate than drivers of other races — and recommended shutting down the program until strict guidelines are in place.
Inspector General Issues Scathing Report on SCV Sheriff’s Station Highway Team
Firefighters knocked down a three-story apartment complex fire on McBean Parkway in Valencia that started early Wednesday morning.
Fire Crews Knock Down Valencia Apartment Blaze
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors has approved Oscars rules for the 92nd Academy Awards.
Academy Updates Rules for 92nd Oscars
Senate Bill 202, the Doggy Donor bill, has cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to the bill's author, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita
Wilk ‘Doggy Donor’ Bill Clears Key Senate Committee
A spacecraft designed to probe the depths of Mars’ surface in order to study the origins of our universe has recorded the first Martian quake ever detected, NASA said Tuesday.
First-Ever Detection of Mars ‘Quake’ Made by NASA InSight Probe
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Prevention Unit deputies partnered with Caltrans workers Tuesday to visit homeless encampments in Valencia near Interstate 5.
SCV Deputies, Caltrans Workers Visit Homeless Encampments in Valencia
California Governor Gavin Newsom was joined Tuesday by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, as well as state and local fire officials and first responders, to discuss how the state and local communities are working together to address the threat of catastrophic wildfires.
Newsom Warns of Wildfire Risk to Urban Communities Across California
The American Conservative Union Foundation has just released its ratings of the 2018 meeting of the California State Legislature, and conservatives' overall score fell compared to the 2017 session.
Conservative Score Falls in ACUF Ratings of California Legislature
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives seek the public's help to identify a suspect seen stealing lottery tickets from a Newhall gas station Monday night.
Authorities Seek Public Help to ID Lottery Ticket Theft Suspect
1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating Castaic Lake Water Agency [story]
Castaic Lake
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Thursday, April 25 - Saturday, April 27:
April 25-27: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Spring is in full bloom and your landscape should be, too. With our free May garden class offerings, SCV Water will teach you how to cultivate a thriving landscape with proper plant care and by selecting the right perennials that will add charm to your landscape for years to come.
SCV Water’s Monthly Gardening Classes for May Announced
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber's young professionals, NextSCV, and strap on some safety goggles and take part in a special behind-the-scenes tour of Aerospace Dynamics International's (ADI) operations.
April 24: NextSCV’s Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Aerospace Dynamics International
Following an unusually slow February, sales of existing homes and condominiums throughout the Santa Clarita Valley picked up dramatically during March, with home sales up 44.8 percent and condo closed escrows 54.7 percent higher, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
SCV March 2019 Homes, Condo Sales Post Dramatic Gains
NORTHRIDGE - CSUN women's volleyball added another significant piece to its 2019-20 recruiting class as head coach Jeff Stork announced the signing of Taylor Orshoff to a National Letter of Intent.
Matadors Volleyball Adds to Arsenal as Taylor Orshoff Signs Letter of Intent
May’s National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people all across the nation to focus attention on the year-round needs of American children and youth in foster care.
May 18: Children’s Bureau Foster Care, Adoption Resource Meeting
The ARTree has released the schedule for its Spring & Summer classes.
ARTree News: Spring, Summer Schedule Announced; ARTree Founder Retires
The Civilian Oversight Commission voted unanimously Tuesday on a motion to direct the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to conduct an inquiry into secret deputy sub-groups.
Civilian Oversight Panel Approves Inquiry into Secret Deputy Subgroups
North Hills, a community neighboring the California State University, Northridge campus, is battling increasing housing costs and trying to find solutions for an emerging homeless population.
CSUN Journalism Professor Partners with Nonprofit to Teach Students How to Advocate for Homeless
NORTHRIDGE - CSUN Baseball (16-22) completes a seven-game road trip on Tuesday evening when the Matadors visit California Baptist at 6 p.m. The game will stream live on the WAC Digital Network.
Matadors Complete 7-Game Road Trip at Cal Baptist
GLENDALE — College of the Canyons freshman Anguerrand Voisin tied for medalist honors and Jules Lavigne placed third overall as the Cougars finished runner-up in the team standings at the Western State Conference (WSC) event played at Oakmont Country Club on Monday.
Canyons Freshman Shoots 74; Cougars Take 2nd Place
Castaic Middle School (CMS) is seeking community members to volunteer their time as evaluators for the annual Portfolio Day, happening on May 23rd, 2019.
Castaic Middle School Seeking ‘Portfolio Day’ Volunteer Evaluators
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present the 23rd Annual Student Art Exhibition, an eclectic collection of art work created by the college’s talented student artists.
23rd Annual Student Art Exhibition at COC Begins May 6
A team of Sierra Vista Junior High students recently competed at the 69th Annual Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair.
Sierra Vista Students Medal, Recognized at Annual Science Fair
The College of the Canyons District Communications Office — which develops integrated communications plans that coordinate the district’s marketing, advertising, public relations, and social media efforts—has won six Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) awards and a Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR).
COC District Communications Office Nets Awards for Marketing Excellence
California State University, Northridge marketing professor Barbara Gross was honored with the Marketing Educators’ Association (MEA) 2019 Lifetime Contribution Award for her significant and long-term contributions to the organization.
CSUN Marketing Professor Honored with Lifetime Contribution Award
More than $1 million could go toward affordable housing in Santa Clarita and direction for the proposed Newhall Gateway conceptual plan could receive a green light as the City Council plans to discuss both matters Tuesday.
Affordable Housing Funds, Newhall Gateway on City Council Agenda
On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) was made aware of the telephone call made to County Counsel Mary C. Wickham on her personal cell phone.
Detectives Continue Investigating Possible Jury Duty Scam Phone Calls
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]
swallows
This week, Los Angeles County Probation Child Welfare officials launched “Fostering Home,” a creative advertising campaign urging L.A. residents to open their homes and hearts to one of the area’s thousands of children and teens in need.
Probation Child Welfare Partners to Launch Multimedia Foster Parent Recruitment Campaign
Here's a roundup of film and television productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" for the week of April 22-28, 2019:
‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Straight Up Steve Austin,’ ‘Goliath’ Now Filming in SCV
Senate Bill 53 (SB 53), a measure to ensure transparency for state agencies, has unanimously passed the Senate Floor, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, representing the 21st Senate District, announced Monday.
Wilk Meetings Transparency Bill Clears State Senate, Heads to Assembly
Given widespread outbreaks in the United States and internationally, and locally acquired cases, the chance of exposure to measles is increased at this time, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials said Monday.
LA County Health Officials Investigate Measles Outbreak
Currently, 32% of inmates in our custody have been diagnosed with some form of mental illness. The Sheriff’s Department fully supports all efforts to divert more mentally ill inmates from a custodial environment to community based mental health support programs.
Transitioning Mentally Ill from Custody to Community