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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]


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OMG, They Want to Keep Out Muslims?
Monday, Jan 30, 2017

Well not so much. Yes, the president did launch against Muslims … in 1980. That was President Jimmy Carter. Carter’s attorney general at the time ordered all Iranian students holding a visa to report to immigration officials or face immediate deportation. A federal judge ruled it unconstitutional...

Al Capone for President
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

A presidential ticket with Al Capone and Don Corleone could actually happen, based on the current state of moral values in this country. Lying, cheating and lawlessness are just another day in the life of an American politician – and we accept it. We actually accept it. President Obama’s approval...

It’s a Puzzlement
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

The problem is not our candidates. The problem is us. Americans. We are little more than a week away from one of the most important and divisive elections in our history. Now, if you are doing everything you can to get informed before you vote, then this isn’t for you. But if you’re a party drone...

Distract, Deny, Lie
Monday, Oct 24, 2016

That interweb is a real problem. Electrons race through the wired and wireless world, leaving evident traces behind. WikiLeaks and social media are making a real mess of our 2016 election cycle. Mind you, it’s a self-inflicted mess, but a mess nonetheless. Because of the interweb, information is instantaneous...

Fantasyland
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016

We’ve got ‘em. Democrats are like a new puppy peeing all over itself when you first bring it home. They are all excited that Donald Trump used his knowledge of the broken tax system to take legal advantage of the tax code for his business. He claimed he lost more than $900 million in 1995. The dictionary...

Hillary is Diseased
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016

Let me start off by saying I don’t wish a disease or death on anyone. For those of you who really don’t have a grasp on reality, calling someone out on something doesn’t mean you’re wishing that upon them. Hillary Clinton has all the signs of a “pseudologia fantastica.” For instance, one...

Practicing Jerkism
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

This past weekend, I was handed the ultimate gift. A rich, progressive, lefty who hates the rich. It doesn’t get better than this. Thank you, Colin Kaepernick. Colin, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, exercised his right to free speech last week while being cheered on by the far left when he made...

Don’t Cross the Clintons
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

Recently, former U.N. President John Ashe died in an unfortunate gym accident. It seems his windpipe was crushed when he dropped the bar bell he was lifting – alone, with no one else in the room, and without the common sense to have someone watch him. Oh, did I forget to mention he was facing criminal...

Rule Britannia
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

The Brits now know what we felt like when we got out from under them. Last week, Great Britain had their own independence day. Only no blood was shed and not a single shot was fired. The people have spoken. My amazement is that so many people on the left are soooooo upset. The people voted and got their...

Wasted Youth
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

Have you heard about the implosion of socialism in Venezuela? Or should I say, the blowup of Venezuela because of socialism? Food trucks being hijacked, black market food skyrocketing, a dozen eggs selling for over 100 bucks, toilet paper, milk, and other basic necessities not being provided or even...

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A Newhall Ranch development expected to bring about 11.5 million square feet for commercial use and 21,000 homes to Santa Clarita’s west side, might be nearing an end to its lengthy legal battle with environmentalists.
Deal Reached Between Newhall Ranch Developers, Environmentalists
A bank robbery reported at the Wells Fargo on Lyons Avenue and Wiley Canyon Road is under investigation Monday, officials said.
Lyons Avenue Wells Fargo Robbed Second Time in Months
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Valencia High School opened in 1994 with about 350 sophomores and 550 freshmen who would comprise the classes of 1997 and 1998. On Saturday, more than 230 of them attended the first-ever 20-year reunion of Valencia High School alumni.
Original Vikings Meet Up for Valencia High’s ‘First 20th’
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a 21 year old man was arrested as a suspect in a Valencia murder. Plus, see how this year's River Rally went. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 25, 2017
Young hockey players ages 13 to 16 from two Valencia Flyers travel teams participated in neuro-cognitive baseline assessments provided free by Providence Health & Services and its affiliate, Facey Medical Group.
Providence Provides Free Concussion Assessments for Youth Hockey Players
A proposal to transfer ownership of the Santa Clarita Emergency Winter Shelter from the city of Santa Clarita to non-profit organization Bridge to Home is among the items on the agenda for the City Council's regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
City Council May OK Year-Round Homeless Shelter
Valencia-based non-profit organization SNAP Sports will host a wine tasting event at Salt Creek Grille to benefit its special-needs sports program and the Valencia SNAP Flyers hockey team on Thursday, Oct. 5 starting at 6 p.m.
Oct. 5: Fundraiser at Salt Creek for SNAP Sports, Valencia SNAP Flyers
CSUN has built a “village” — spearheaded by the Office of Student Success Innovations — to tap into a wide pool of campus talent to find creative ways to help students succeed.
CSUN Creates a ‘Village’ to Support Student Success
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released public safety and crime prevention information for Newhall (Zone 6) for 09/11/17 to 09/17/17.
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Domestic Violence in Newhall
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed 19 bills and vetoed one passed by the Assembly and the Senate in their recently completed legislative sessions.
Gov. Brown Signs 19 Bills, Vetoes 1
CSUN will continue to enforce existing guidelines regarding sexual misconduct even as the U.S. Department of Education withdraws its guidelines for revision, Chancellor Timothy P. White told students in a letter.
CSUN Chancellor: No Changes Now in Sexual Misconduct Rules
The Master’s University Lady Mustangs volleyball team lost 3-1 to William Jessup in Rocklin on Saturday.
Mustangs Women’s Volleyball Team Trips Up in Rocklin
The TMU Mustangs men's soccer team pulled away from visiting William Jessup for a 4-1 victory on Reese Field on Saturday.
Tembo Tricks Jessup in TMU Men’s Soccer Win
Los Angeles County’s fight against homelessness reaches a key milestone on Tuesday, September 26, as the Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Advisory Board holds its inaugural meeting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 26: First Meeting of Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Board
The Master’s University soccer team’s 2-1 victory over William Jessup University Saturday came with less than 20 seconds to play in overtime at Reese Field.
Master’s Women’s Soccer Players Use OT to Avoid Upset
The Master’s University women’s volleyball team lost 3-0 at Menlo College by scores of 25-15, 25-22 and 25-23 Friday night.
Mustangs Volleyball Team Hits Road Bump at Menlo College
The No. 6 Cougars closed out the College of the Canyons Tri-Tourney by dropping a tough four-set decision to No. 18 Mira Costa Friday.
No. 6 Canyons Volleyball Team Clipped by No. 18 Spartans
No. 6-ranked College of the Canyons Cougars volleyball team rolled to a straight-set win over visiting Ventura College in the opening match of the COC Tri-Tourney Friday.
No. 6 Cougars Sweep Ventura to Open Canyons Tri-Tourney
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan will deliver the keynote address at California State University, Los Angeles for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 26.
L.A. County Registrar to Give Keynote Speech on National Voter Registration Day
This fall, artist and CalArts alum Rubén Ortiz-Torres (Art MFA 92) participates in two exhibitions as part of "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA," the Getty’s collaborative exploration of Latin American and Latino art.
Rubén Ortiz-Torres to Present Two Shows as Part of ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’
CalArts faculty and choreographer Rosanna Gamson of Rosanna Gamson/World Wide serves as the Creative Producer and Dramaturge of "Daedalus' Daughter," a new dance theater piece created by writer-director-performer Carol Katz.
Sept. 28-30: ‘Deadalus’ Daughter’ Keeps Dancing at Bootleg Theater
CalArts will kick off the 2017-2018 season of its acclaimed Wild Beast Concert Series with a free, outdoor performance by two large experimental jazz bands, The Daniel Rosenboom Octet and theBABAOrchestra, on Saturday night, Oct. 14.
Oct. 14: 21st Century Jazz Kicks Off CalArts’ 2017 Wild Beast Concerts
The Valencia High School Vikings football team pummeled the Bakersfield High School Drillers 56-14 at Valencia Friday night.
Valencia Vikings Pummel Bakersfield Drillers 56-14
A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of an unidentified man whose body was found in the 23600 block of Via Valer in Valencia Sunday afternoon.
Man Booked for Murder in Santa Clarita
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department pursued three men suspected of robbing a pair of MetroPCS stores into Newhall Friday night, according to officials.
Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested After Pursuit Ends in Newhall
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has joined New York and 11 other states in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court to protect voters from having their names unlawfully removed from lists of registered voters.
California Joins Fight in U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Voters’ Rights
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
It has been a year since Energy Transfer Partners bulldozed the sacred burial grounds just beyond the borders of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to clear a path for the Dakota Access Pipeline – and about 10 months since I hightailed it over there. I want my friends to know what I know, and I want to be able to look back and remember some details before time wipes them away.
Standing Rock: Why I Went | Commentary by Leon Worden
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
The governing boards of College of the Canyons and the William S. Hart Union School District are scheduled to discuss plans for a new Academy of the Canyons-style campus at the future Castaic High School when they sit down for their annual joint meeting Sept. 27.
COC, Hart Planning ‘North Academy’ at Castaic High School
The League of California Cities, with representatives from cities statewide including Santa Clarita, is calling for Gov. Jerry Brown to veto SB 649, which if enacted would allow the wireless industry to install new 5G equipment with little input from local jurisdictions.
League of California Cities Urges Governor to Veto 5G Wireless Equipment Bill
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an off-duty LAPD officer and Canyon Country resident, died Thursday evening after a collision in Porter Ranch. Plus, check out all the exciting events happening this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, September 22, 2017
The new pedestrian bridge crossing McBean Parkway is expected to be open in time for weekend foot traffic.
New Pedestrian Bridge on McBean Parkway Set to Reopen
The Child and Family Center will begin providing outpatient substance use treatment services for adolescents and young adults with primary substance use disorders under the California Drug MediCal Program starting Tuesday, October 3.
Oct. 3: Child and Family Center Begins Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment