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Updated: ‘Sierra Fire’ in Acton Contained
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

A brush fire in Acton erupted shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, burning five to six acres as of 4 p.m., with forward spread reportedly being stopped. The fire, dubbed the Sierra Fire, has damaged no structures and caused no evacuations, according to Commander Flores of the L.A. County Fire Department. Commander...

County Supervisors’ Website is Latest Casualty of Hack
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

Visitors to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ website were not met with the usual homepage on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, they saw a black screen with text in the middle, displaying what appeared to be pro-ISIS propaganda. The website, BOS.LACounty.gov was hacked, just as government...

West Ranch High School Unveils Wall of Honor
Friday, May 26, 2017

West Ranch High School dedicated their new Wall of Honor on Friday, which was produced by four West Ranch High School ASB students. The wall features a mural and will soon display the names of alumni from the high school who have chosen to serve in the military, go into law enforcement or serve as Fire...

April 19: Buffalo Wild Wings to Donate to Boys & Girls Clubs
Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Visit Buffalo Wild Wings in support of Community Day on April 19, when 10 percent of total sales will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. Buffalo Wild Wings is offering to give 10 percent of their total sales on Wednesday to local Boys & Girls Clubs. Head to the Buffalo Wild...

June 17: Swing into Summer with the Gibbons
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Swing into Summer with the gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center for their first Summer Solstice event on Saturday, June 17. From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., those who are 21 and over can enjoy drinks, appetizers, and entertainment in celebration of the new season. Camp after the event and enjoy the...

May 13: Celebrate Mother’s Day at Breakfast with the Gibbons
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center: Breakfast with the Gibbons is on Saturday, May 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy breakfast, compliments of the Way Station Coffee Shop and Valley Produce, as well as a tour of the center, kids activities, face painting,...

Missing Hiker Found Alive Late Sunday Afternoon
Monday, Apr 10, 2017

The hiker who was reported missing in Pico Canyon on Saturday was found alive late Sunday afternoon, according to updates from the SCV Sheriff’s Twitter. The hiker was reported missing on Saturday in the Stevenson Ranch area. The Santa Clarita Sheriff Search and Rescue Team began to search for...

GCC Gibbons Featured in NatGeo Book
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

The gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center are featured in a National Geographic artist Joel Sartore’s documentary project, “The Photo Ark”. During Sartore’s visit to the GCC, he managed to capture all five species housed at the center. The Photo Ark is a 25 year documentary...

Update: 11-Year-Old Found

The 11 year old boy who went missing early Tuesday morning was found. The SCV Sheriff’s Station reported that Nicholas Estrada “was spotted by an alert community member around 12:30 p.m. in the Avenue Scott area of Valencia. The individual contacted the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s...

Santa Clarita Among Happiest Places to Live in U.S.
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Santa Clarita is one of the happiest places to live in the United States, according to a recent study conducted by WalletHub. Ranking 12 out of 150 cities that were examined in the study, Santa Clarita and the rest of the cities were analyzed using what WalletHub describes as “key indicators of...

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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
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’
Back in rainy Vancouver for the NAIA Cross Country National Championships on Saturday, the TMU Mustangs men's cross country team will look for more monumental firsts.
TMU Cross Country Poised for Podium Finish
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce invites local business owners and managers to a Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast briefing on 2018 employment laws in California at College of the Canyons' University Center on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 a.m.
Dec. 1: New State Employment Laws Outlined at Chancellor’s Breakfast
As part of the city of Santa Clarita's median turf removal project, nine medians on Orchard Village Road will be refurbished from November 2017 until approximately August 2018.
Orchard Village Road Medians to be Improved
'The Republican tax cut bill was written to help the rich at the expense of the middle class,' Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after Thursday's vote on HR-1 in the House of Representatives.
Feinstein: House Tax Bill Would Aid Rich at Expense of Middle Class
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Parkway Motorcars, will host a free Thanksgiving Dinner at the city’s Newhall Community Center on Monday, November 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 20: Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Newhall
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, November 21, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 21: County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man at a Park and Ride lot in Newhall after finding marijuana and cash in his vehicle early Tuesday morning.
Man Arrested for Marijuana at ‘Park and Ride’ Gets Ride to Jail
The city of Santa Clarita will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new River Village Trailhead at Bouquet Canyon Road and Newhall Ranch Road on Thursday, November 30 at 10 a.m.
Nov. 30: Ribbon-Cutting to Dedicate River Village Trailhead
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed the county's first two influenza-associated deaths of the 2017-2018 flu season.
Two Flu Deaths Confirmed in LA County
Officers from the California Highway Patrol's Newhall station arrested a man in Valencia after chasing his vehicle from Bakersfield Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.
CHP Arrests Driver in SCV After Chase from Bakersfield
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Narcotics Bureau deputies arrested a Saugus probationer on drug and probation violation charges Thursday morning.
Saugus Probationer Arrested for Drug Possession
1969 - Construction begins on Magic Mountain amusement park [story]
Boeing announced its investment in Santa Clarita-basted Gamma Alloys, a leader in aluminum alloys focused on developing advanced metal-matrix composites for use in aerospace, automotive and other industries.
Boeing Invests in SC-Based Aerospace, Defense Company
CSUN Men's Basketball head coach Reggie Theus has announced the signings of transfers Jordan Bell, Josh Jefferson and Amel Kuljuhovic to national letters of intent.
Matadors Add Three Recruits During Early Signing Period
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) on Thursday released its annual account of hate crimes reported throughout Los Angeles County in 2016.
Report: Number of County Hate Crimes Remains High
Preparations are underway at the Michael Hoefflin Foundation as it gets ready for the 2017 Family Holiday Baskets.
Michael Hoefflin Foundation Requesting Donations for 2017 Family Holiday Baskets
Fifty-seven games including 15 matchups with 2017 NCAA Tournament teams highlight the 2018 CSUN Baseball schedule.
Matadors Release 2018 Baseball Schedule
The CSUN men's volleyball team wraps up a busy 17-day span this weekend, traveling to Westwood for the annual UCLA Fall Invitational.
Matadors Head to Westwood for UCLA Fall Invitational
The Williams S. Hart Museum located in Hart Park in Santa Clarita will host an Open House, “Exploring the Art at Hart,” on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nov. 19: Hart Park Open House, Exploring Art at Hart
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Friends of Castaic Lake, will be hosting the 24th Annual Castaic Lake Winter Magic and Lighted Boat Parade, Saturday, Dec. 2nd at Paradise Cove, lower lagoon.
Dec. 2: Castaic Lake Winter Magic, Lighted Boat Parade
Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth will participate in the Santa Clarita Sierra Club’s first-ever “Mayor’s Family Hike” on Sunday, Nov. 19.
Nov. 19: Inaugural “Mayor’s Family Hike”
In anticipation of the busy holiday shopping season, Princess Cruises is launching its annual Cyber Sale, with two can’t-miss offers to the more than 360 worldwide destinations the cruise line visits.
Nov. 17-29: Princess Cruises Holiday Cyber Sale
Santa Clarita Elementary School will hold a Winter Wonderland Holiday Boutique, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9:00 a.m - Noon.
Dec. 2: Santa Clarita Elementary Winter Wonderland Holiday Boutique