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Construction Worker OK After Falling onto Stake
Monday, Dec 5, 2016

File Photo A construction worker who fell off a four-foot wall at Six Flags Magic Mountain around 4:30 p.m. Monday sustained minor injuries after colliding with a short stake, officials said. Despite initial reports that a person may have become impaled on a stake at the park, emergency officials discovered...

July 23: Castaic Animal Shelter Cutting Adoption Fees for ‘Clear the Shelters Day’
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

Castaic Animal Shelter is one of more than 55 shelters and rescue organizations across Southern California set to lower its adoption fees in honor of the nationwide “Clear the Shelters Day” on Saturday, July 23. For one day only, cats are free to adopt courtesy of the ASPCA, and the adoption fee...

July 16: Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs Coming to Hart Park
Friday, Jul 15, 2016

A professional dog trainer and a rattlesnake expert are stopping in Santa Clarita this weekend for one day only to host a rattlesnake avoidance class for dogs. Pet owners can sign up for individual training sessions set to be held at Hart Park on Saturday, which will feature live rattlesnakes that have...

Local Woman Leads Fight to Keep Pets Home on July 4
Friday, Jul 1, 2016

More pets are lost on July 4 than any other day of the year. A Santa Clarita woman is preparing to lead a community effort to help get these pets off the streets and back home safely over the holiday weekend. Read the full story [here].

A Miracle For ‘Miracle’: Community Rallies To Save Homeless Woman’s Cat
Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Community members helped create a miracle for “Miracle” the cat and her homeless owner, Devin, when they came together to raise the funds needed for an emergency surgery earlier this week. Read the full story [here].

Animal Lovers Rally to Save Homeless Woman’s Injured Cat
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016

Animal-loving Facebook groups are rallying to help save a homeless woman’s gravely injured cat by donating toward the cost of her surgery. Read the full story [here].

Selena Gomez, James Corden Film ‘Carpool Karaoke’ at Magic Mountain

Selena Gomez and James Corden recently took a “detour” through Valencia on their way to work to stop at Six Flags Magic Mountain to film part of a “Carpool Karaoke” video on the Goliath rollercoaster. Read the full story [here].

Saugus Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016

A Saugus woman pleaded not guilty to the charges against her in connection with a 2015 fatal motorcycle crash, officials said Wednesday. Read the full story [here].

Structure Fire at Strip Mall Knocked Down
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials responded to a report of a structure fire at a one-story strip mall in Canyon Country around 9 p.m. Tuesday night, LACoFD officials said. The fire was reported at 8:58 p.m. on the 20600 block of Soledad Canyon Road, with initial smoke showing from the front...

Man Found Guilty in JJ’s Bar and Grill Stabbing
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

A man accused of attempting a premeditated murder in a stabbing outside JJ’s Bar and Grill in Valencia last February was found guilty of all charges Tuesday, according to a court official. Michael Barela, 54, was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted premeditated murder just one day...

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1969 - Construction begins on Magic Mountain amusement park [story]
Democratic challenger Christy Smith's lead has widened to 3,099 votes over Republican incumbent Dante Acosta in the race for California's 38th District, according to the updated ballot count released Friday afternoon by the Los Angeles County and Ventura County registrars of voters.
Smith Widens Lead in 38th Assembly District Tally
Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva has pulled ahead of incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell by 57,810 votes in the Nov. 6 general election
Sheriff’s Race: Villanueva Widens Lead Over McDonnell by Nearly 58K Votes
A new three-year collective bargaining agreement between Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions is now in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.
Kaiser Permanente, Health Care Unions Ratify New National Deal
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Nov. 20, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 20: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area suffered significant damage from the Woolsey Fire, including the destruction of the Western Town at Paramount Ranch and a building housing priceless archives, the National Park Service reported Friday.
Woolsey Fire Destroys Western Town, Museum, Archives at Paramount Ranch
A multitude of important disaster recovery resources from government, non-profit, and private agencies are now available online at www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire to help support residents, business owners, and others impacted by the Woolsey Fire.
County Launches Recovery, Damage Reporting Webpage for Woolsey Fire Victims
Red Rock Canyon State Park officials have set their schedule of interpretive events for the second half of November.
Red Rock Canyon State Park Sets November Walks, Talks, Slide Show
Registration is underway for the College of the Canyons winter semester, and registration for the spring 2019 semester will begin Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Register Now for COC Winter Semester; Spring Registration to Open Jan. 2
The California State Auditor rebuked the agency in charge of implementing the state’s high-speed rail project Thursday, finding lack of planning and poor oversight has led to cost overruns plaguing the Golden State’s efforts.
Cost Overruns, Poor Oversight Plague California Bullet Train
The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a disaster declaration for Los Angeles County that will make low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses and residents impacted by the Woolsey Fire.
Feds Offer Low-Interest Loans to LA County Wildfire Victims
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man on Friday suspected of vandalizing a Newhall business over the Veterans Day holiday weekend.
SCV Deputies Arrest Newhall Vandalism Suspect
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Parkway Motorcars, will once again hold a Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Newhall Community Center, located at 22421 Market Street in Newhall.
Nov. 19: City’s Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Valencia native, Celine Chen, 14, will compete as a Division Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Southwest Division Junior Piano.
West Ranch Freshman Heads to Southwest Division Piano Competition
1941 - Rose (stagecoach) Station at bottom of Grapevine dedicated as California Historical Landmark [story]
Princess Cruises has been recognized by SHAPE magazine as a winner in its fourth annual Healthy Travel Awards, recognizing the cruise line’s state-of-the-art Lotus Spa and Fitness Centers onboard its 17 cruise ships.
SHAPE Magazine Recognizes Princess Cruises with Healthy Travel Award
Most people with Medicare will pay the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B, which will be $135.50 next year, an increase of $1.50 over 2018. Your Part B premium is based on your income. People whose tax returns show income equal to or higher than $85,000 pay higher premiums. These income-adjusted premiums apply to about 5 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries.
Your Medicare Costs in 2019 | Commentary by Greg Dill
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation for children’s cancer is getting ready to celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season.
Michael Hoefflin Foundation Seeking Donations for Holiday Baskets
Chili cook-off entries and craft boutique applications are now being accepted for the Antelope Valley Indian Museum’s eighth-annual “Holidays on the Homestead,” to be held on Saturday Dec. 1, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 1: Annual ‘Holidays on the Homestead’ at AV Indian Museum
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Nancy Starczyk as the 2019 Chair of the Board of Directors.
Realtor Nancy Starczyk Named 2019 SCV Chamber Board Chair
The Brittany Foundation will be at Bark Avenue Dog Grooming on Saturday Dec. 8, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., for pet pictures with Santa.
Dec. 8: Pet Pictures with Santa at Bark Avenue Dog Grooming
The Silvertone Singers, in an effort to raise funding for the new Senior Center set to open in Spring 2019, presents a concert focusing on the theme of "Money."
Nov. 29: Concert, Art Exhibit Benefiting SCV Senior Center
SACRAMENTO - Every year, as the percentage of drivers age 65 and older increases, many look to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to help them maintain their ability to drive safely.
CHP Implements ‘Age Well, Drive Smart’ for Senior Drivers
Smart & Final Stores, Inc., the value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, reported Wednesday financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended Oct. 7, 2018.
Smart & Final Overall Sales Increased 2.8% Over Last Year
No. 1 College of the Canyons will host No. 4 Ventura College in a California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional Playoff first round matchup at Cougar Stadium on Saturday Nov. 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
No. 1 Canyons Faces Off Against No. 4 Ventura in First Round Matchup
Grab your broom, don your ruby red slippers and travel to the wonderful land of Oz – long before Dorothy and her friends burst onto the scene.
City Offering ‘Wicked’ Excursion to Pantages Theatre
Fire officials raised the Fire Danger Level from “Very High” to “Extreme” in the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
Officials Raise Fire Danger Levels in Angeles National Forest to ‘Extreme’
1978 - Southern Pacific Saugus depot closes; later moved & used as SCV Historical Society museum [story]
Republican incumbent Dante Acosta conceded Wednesday to Democratic challenger Christy Smith in the tight race for California's 38th Assembly District seat in the Nov. 6 general election.
Acosta Concedes to Smith in Assembly Race as Ballot Tally Continues
There's a temptation inherent to a free-flowing and high scoring game.
TMU Men’s Hoopsters Show Selflessness in Win Over Bethesda
TMU's women's volleyball team will fly to Sioux City, Iowa, to begin pool play on Nov. 27 to Nov. 29.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Earns Bye to NAIA Final Site in Iowa
Before Saturday night's GSAC title game, the PA announcer indulged himself in a bit of low-hanging humor.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Wins GSAC Tourney Title, Earns NAIA Bid
Master's women's volleyball team scored a 3-0 semifinal win over Menlo College on the way to the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament at Hope International in Fullerton.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Team Advances to GSAC Title Game
The Mustangs trailed almost all the way through three quarters, rallied in the fourth, and held on to down No. 7 Carroll 61-56 in Helena, Montana Friday.
TMU Women’s Hoopsters Close Trip with Win Over No. 7 Carroll