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Kopitar Named New Kings’ Team Captain
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar has assumed the role as the team’s new captain, Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Kopitar inherits the role from Dustin Brown, who has served as the club’s captain since 2008. He becomes the 14th different captain...

Kings Sign Defenseman Mcnabb to Two-Year Contract
Monday, Jun 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Brayden McNabb to a two-year contract, Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. McNabb, 25, has played the past two seasons with the Kings, totaling 189 regular season games and recording 46 points (5-41=46) and 92...

Jimmy Carson to be Honored as Kings Legend
Monday, Mar 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles Kings forward Jimmy Carson will be honored at STAPLES Center on Monday night as the club concludes this year’s popular Legends Night Series presented by McDonald’s. The Kings will also wear their Vintage Jerseys as part of this special evening, marking the last...

LA Kings 50th Anniversary Celebration Starts Tuesday
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The National Hockey League (NHL) – 50 years ago Tuesday – officially granted the Los Angeles Kings franchise as the NHL expanded from its “Original Six” to 12 teams. On Feb. 9, 1966, six conditional franchises were granted including the Kings. Tomorrow also helps the Kings officially...

Los Angeles Kings to Host 2017 NHL All-Star Game
Monday, Feb 1, 2016

NASHVILLE / LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and STAPLES Center will host the 2017 NHL® All-Star Game, it was announced today by the Kings and the National Hockey League in Nashville, site of the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. The game, which takes place next January 29, is the highlight of All-Star Weekend...

LA Kings Broadcaster Miller to Take Medical Leave
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings Hall of Fame Television Play-by-Play Broadcaster Bob Miller will take a medical leave of absence, the Kings announced today. Miller is slated to undergo heart bypass surgery.  The date of the surgery has not yet been determined.  The timeline for Miller’s return...

Sports: LA Kings Broadcasters Honored at Industry Luncheon
Monday, Jan 25, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings TV Analyst and former club forward Jim Fox today received induction into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame (SCSB) as part of this year’s SCSB luncheon at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank. The award-winning Fox – who this season is in his 26th...

Kings’ Kopitar NHL’s Third Star of Last Week
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

NEW YORK (Jan. 18, 2016) – Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Jan.17. FIRST STAR – PATRICK KANE, RW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Kane tied for the League lead...

Kings, Ducks Ante Up for 5th Alumni Charity Poker Tourney
Friday, Jan 15, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual LA Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks Alumni No Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament taking place Thursday, March 10, 2016.  This is a joint event with the Anaheim Ducks, with proceeds supporting...

Carter’s Third Period Goal Helps Kings Slip By Toronto
Friday, Jan 8, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The Kings did a stand-up job in containing Toronto in their 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs Thursday night at STAPLES Center. Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn made their debuts in Kings uniform the day after they were acquired in a trade from the Philadelphia Flyers. Lecavalier saw 9:26...

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1849 - Eight-pound gold nugget found in San Feliciano Canyon (Val Verde/Piru area) [story]
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Aug. 15 - Aug. 17:
Aug. 15-17: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Walk season is quickly approaching, and it's time to turn up the heat in the fight to end Alzheimer's.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Offers up New Challenge
Twelve people are challenging incumbent Mayor Laurene Weste, Mayor Pro-tem Marsha McLean and Councilman Bill Miranda in the upcoming November 6 election. They are:
List of Candidates Running for City Council Released
As always with the schools, there is going to be congestion twice per day with the drop off and pick up of students. Drivers need to be extra patient in these areas to help traffic flow.
SCV Sheriff’s Offer Back to School Safety Tips
The Valley Industry Association will be holding its, "Hot August Nights Party," on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a night of fun, friends and a little business.
Aug. 23: Valley Industry Association’s Hot August Nights Party
Your personal brand is the engine of a successful career. Having a strong online presence can lead to new jobs and career opportunities.
COC’s Community Education to Hold Personal Branding Workshop
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold their next meeting Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Aug. 15: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Santa Clarita RE/MAX Realtor Josh Sinatra, of Sinatra Real Estate, spearheads back-to-school donation drive to help people in need.
Local Realtor Hosting Shoe Donation Drive for People in Need
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is pleased to announce that Logix Federal Credit Union has generously stepped forward to sponsor a palliative care teddy bear program at the hospital to help children feel supported and comforted when faced with the passing of a parent.
Logix Steps Forward to Help Henry Mayo’s Palliative Bear Program
The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) actively encourages parents or community members who know of a child (birth to age 22) who may have special needs to contact their local school district office.
SCV School Districts Providing Services for Special Needs Students
The WiSH Education Foundation is thrilled to announce that its fourth annual signature event, Cocktails on the Roof, is back on Sept. 7, 2018. The event runs from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sept. 7:  Cocktails on the Roof Benefiting WiSH Foundation
Here is the Newhall Public Safety and Crime Information Report for July 30, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018:
Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Commercial Burglary in Newhall
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – After sweeping Rancho Cucamonga in Lancaster last weekend, the JetHawks were swept by the Quakes at LoanMart Field after falling Sunday afternoon, 5-2. The JetHawks scored the first two runs of the game, but were held to just three hits after.
Quakes Sweep JetHawks
The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
Aug. 15: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
Here is the Valencia Public Safety & Crime Information Report for July 23, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018:
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Robbery, Grand Theft in Valencia
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Matt Dennis set a career-high with 11 strikeouts, but Lancaster fell to Rancho Cucamonga, 3-1, Saturday night at LoanMart Field. Dennis took the loss despite allowing only two runs in six innings.
JetHawks Fall to Rancho Cucamonga
Here is the Stevenson Ranch Public Safety and Crime Information Report for July 27, 2018 - Aug. 2, 2018:
Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Domestic Violence in Stevenson Ranch
Saugus High School’s cheerleading squads are hosting a cheer clinic fundraiser Sept. 23 that will teach cheer skills to kindergartners through eighth graders, who will then have an opportunity to cheer the first quarter of a Saugus varsity football game in October.
Sept. 23: Saugus High Cheer Squads Hosting Youth Clinic
1986 - Canyon Country's Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]
The historic Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus, destroyed by fire late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, probably cannot be rebuilt at its current location because of permit and code requirements, Angeles National Forest officials said Monday.
Forest Service Unlikely to OK New Big Oaks Lodge in Same Spot
The Lancaster JetHawks saw their six-game win streak come to an end in a 7-4 loss to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Friday night at LoanMart Field.
JetHawks Streak Snapped in Loss to Quakes Friday
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley the week of Aug. 13-19, 2018.
‘Santa Clarita Diet,’ ‘America’s Got Talent’ Now Filming in SCV
The Los Angeles County West Vector Control District and the County Department of Public Health have confirmed that a mosquito sample collected in Playa Vista is the first positive for the St. Louis Encephalitis virus in the county for 2018.
St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Found in LA County Mosquitoes
1961 - First Mass celebrated at new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (3rd building) in Newhall. Cardinal McIntyre attends [story]
A fire broke out inside the historic Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon late Saturday night, and by early Sunday, the popular 2-story wooden restaurant building was gone.
Witness: Kitchen Fire Destroys Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon (Video)
1944 - Newhall Refinery on Sierra Highway destroyed by fire (then rebuilt) [watch film]
2018 - Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon burns down. [video]
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed All-Star closer Kenley Jansen on the 10-day disabled list with an irregular heartbeat and recalled switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.
Irregular Heartbeat Lands Dodgers Closer Kenley Jansen on DL
The Los Angeles Dodgers Friday announced that fans 21 years of age and older will be able to purchase beer from in-seat vendors at Dodger Stadium starting at Monday’s 7:10 p.m. game against the San Francisco Giants.
Dodgers to Start In-Seat Beer Service Monday
The historic Rim of the Valley Corridor may be added to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area if a U.S. Senate Energy Committee subcommittee moves to approve legislation authored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California).
Senate May Add Rim of Valley Corridor to Santa Monica Mountains Rec Area
A San Francisco jury on Friday found that Monsanto must pay $250 million in punitive damages to a school groundskeeper because its Roundup weed killer caused his fatal lymphoma, the first such verdict against the agrochemical giant.
Jury: Roundup Kills More Than Weeds; Monsanto Must Pay $289 Mil.
A federal judge Friday praised the joint plan by federal officials and the American Civil Liberties Union to quickly reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
Judge Praises Feds’ Plan to Reunite Immigrant Families
The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling from the 10-day disabled list and optioned switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Dodgers Reinstate Hurler Ross Stripling
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Aug. 14, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Aug. 14: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation on Friday launched the Academy Software Foundation to provide a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries.
AMPAS, Linux Launch Academy Software Foundation