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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]


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LAPD Officer from Canyon Country Dead in Motorcycle Crash
Friday, Sep 22, 2017

John Gasparyan, an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer and Canyon Country resident, died when his motorcycle crashed in Porter Ranch around 6:50 p.m. Thursday. Gasparyan, 34, collided with a white sedan that was making a U-turn near the intersection of Tampa Avenue and Chatsworth Street, according...

Sept. 19: Saugus Union School District Regular Meeting
Monday, Sep 18, 2017

The Saugus Union School District has set a regular meeting of the Governing Board for Tuesday, September 19, in District headquarters’ Board Room. A closed session is slated to start at 6 p.m. and the public meeting starts at 7:30. The complete agenda follows:   I. ORGANIZATIONAL ITEMS I.A....

Newhall Teen Missing Since Saturday Found

UPDATE, 7:50 p.m. Monday: Elias Ortiz has been found, and is safe, his sister Katherine Ortiz told SCVNews. “At this time we don’t want to give any further details, but we’re just glad he’s okay and we can bring him back home,” she said. Monday morning’s original...

AT&T Store on Bouquet Robbed at Gunpoint
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are in search of three men who robbed the AT&T phone store on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus at gunpoint Tuesday night, officials said. “9:03 p.m. is when we got the call,” said Sgt. Dan Peacock. “Three male black suspects, one...

Barger Rips Plan to Expand Board of Supervisors
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

In an exclusive interview on SCVTV’s “Newsmaker of the Week” show, Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger criticized a proposal that’s working its way through the Legislature to expand the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. “I’ve got two issues,”...

September 15: Reel Cowboys’ Silver Spur Awards at Sportsmen’s Lodge

The 20th annual Silver Spur Awards presented by the non-profit Reel Cowboys stampedes into the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City on Friday, September 15. This year, Katherine Ross, Marguerite Happy, Kris Kirstofferson, Kevin Sorbo, Wilford Brimley and Barry Corbin will be honored for their work...

September 17: Chabad SCV Dedicates New Torah for Jewish New Year

The Chabad of SCV congregation will gather to complete a new Torah in a special celebration at the synagogue on Sunday, September 17 starting at 5 p.m. Commissioned by three sisters in memory of their parents, Chabad’s new Seldon and Eva Mars Torah is the first created specifically by and for the...

August 26: Comic Fritz Coleman Stands Up at Keyboard Galleria
Monday, Aug 21, 2017

Comedian and magician Fritz Coleman brings his stand-up show to Santa Clarita with an intimate, one-time performance at the Keyboard Galleria Music Center on Saturday, August 26. Coleman will headline KGMC’s Stage Door Room starting at 6 p.m. Joining him will be special performers from the Magic...

August 12: Lisa Hamblen Jaserie Memorial at Forest Lawn
Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017

A public memorial service for longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident and Friend of Hart Park Lisa Hamblen Jaserie will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, August 12 starting at 12:30 p.m. The former Top 10 recording artist, horse breeder, Hamblen Music Company CEO and Friends of Hart...

Lisa Hamblen Jaserie, Longtime Friend of Hart Park, Dead at 79
Friday, Jul 28, 2017

Lisa Hamblen Jaserie, a former Top 10 recording artist, horse breeder, music company CEO and longtime Friends of Hart Park board member, died at her home in Friendly Valley Tuesday morning, surrounded by members of her large family. She was 79. A 47-year resident of the Santa Clarita Valley and well-known...

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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
The fall 2017 Star Party at College of the Canyons' Canyon Country campus on Friday, Oct. 27 will focus on the pathways to space exploration that exist for star-gazers who are captivated by the many mysteries of the universe.
Oct. 27: Star Party at COC Canyon Country Campus
Determined to transform the deeply troubled Los Angeles County Probation Department, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to consider an independent entity that would provide guidance, oversight and accountability.
Supes Consider Entity for Probation Reform Guidance, Oversight, Accountability
Alexia Cina of Canyon Country was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of a mother of six children in a head-on crash on Golden Valley Road on October 6.
Woman Charged with Manslaughter, DUI in Death of Mother of 6
The 22nd annual Santa Clarita Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, November 5, 2017, following the Santa Clarita Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday.
Nov. 4-5: 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Marathon Events
The Los Angeles Dodgers jumped to a 3-0 lead in the best of seven series following Tuesday night’s 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field.
Dodgers Out to Sweep Cubs in NLCS Game 4
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's 2017 Medal of Valor Awards were held Tuesday in Los Angeles, and SCV Sheriff's Station Deputy Dmitry Barkon was recognized for his bravery and heroic actions.
SCV Sheriff’s Deputy Dmitry Barkon Earns Medal of Valor
Now is the time for all good college-bound high school seniors to join the 'Race to Submit' applications for FAFSA and CADAA grants to help cover college expenses.
High School Seniors: ‘Race to Submit’ is on for 2018 College Financial Aid
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies interrupted a smash-and-grab burglary on The Old Road early Friday morning, arresting one suspect and seeking two alleged accomplices still at large.
SCV Deputies Catch Window-Smash Burglars in the Act
Pukúu Cultural Community Services, founded in 1971 by members of the local Fernandeno-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, will host its 13th Annual scholarship gala fundraiser, "Night with the Stars," in Sunland on Saturday, November 4 starting at 6 p.m.
Nov. 4: Local Tribe Honors 3, Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
California's Attorney General today filed a motion to compel the federal government to follow the law and pay the subsidies that millions of Americans rely on to lower the out-of-pocket costs in their insurance plans.
California AG Fights to Keep ACA Cost-Sharing Subsidies
Santa Clarita business owners are encouraged to take the city's broadband feasibility study online survey and participate in the next phase of the study -- in-person focus groups scheduled for October 30.
Oct. 30: Focus Groups in Next Phase of City Broadband Study
The $17 billion "California WaterFix" project reached a tipping point Tuesday after a Silicon Valley water district voted against Gov. Jerry Brown’s approach in favor of a less expensive, scaled-back version.
Silicon Valley Water Board Wants Delta Tunnels Downsized
Maryama, a band led by CalArts alumna Maryama Mirbagheri (Music MFA 17), was recently nominated for a 2017 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the World Music category.
Maryama Nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Award
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, has declared Oct. 16-20 "DACA Advocacy Week."
California Community Colleges Ramp Up DACA Advocacy
COC and the Hart District will host the 2017 College & Career Fair in the college’s Honor Grove on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Oct. 21: 2017 College and Career Fair at COC
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will showcase the work of Los Angeles-based painter Sheldon Figoten in a one-person exhibition of new paintings, “Light Fields,” opening Saturday, Oct. 28.
Oct. 28: Sheldon Figoten ‘Light Fields’ at COC Art Gallery
The Santa Clarita Artists Association held its 28th Annual Art Classic fine arts competition at William S. Hart Park's Hart Hall in Newhall on October 14.
Santa Clarita Artists Association Names Winners in 2017 Art Classic
Here is the Castaic-Val Verde Crime Information & Public Safety report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for September 25 through October 1.
Crime Blotter: Arson, Burglary, Theft in Castaic-Val Verde
California and New Mexico launched a fresh challenge Tuesday against the Trump administration’s repeal of higher royalty payments to states for oil, gas and coal leases on public lands.
California, New Mexico Challenge White House Favors to Oil, Gas, Coal
Here is the Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) Crime Information & Public Safety report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for the week of October 2 to October 8.
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Petty Theft in Stevenson Ranch
Here is the Canyon Country East (Zone 8) Crime Information and Public Safety report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for September 24 through October 8, 2017.
Crime Blotter: Vehicle Theft, Burglary in Canyon Country East
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP), the professional producing arm of California Institute of the Arts, opens Fantômas: Revenge of the Image at Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen, China, on Oct. 19.
Oct. 19: CalArts’ Fantomas: Revenge of the Image Premieres in China
The CSUN women's golf team fired rounds of 306-309 and is in fourth place, just eight shots off the pace at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Seattle University Invitational at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Tacoma, WA.
CSUN Just Eight Shots Off Pace At Washington Invitational
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Recreation, Community Services, Arts and Open Spaces Director Rick Gould announces retirement. Plus, the Board of Supervisors approve mental health care improvements. Check out these stories and more tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Advanced Technology Presentation about "Careers in the Making...Design, Engineering, Fabrication and More..." in celebration of National Manufacturing Day was a huge success.
SCV Students Gain Knowledge, Advice at National Manufacturing Day
A local company is expanding its footprint in the Santa Clarita Valley to accommodate business growth and another is relocating a division of its company from Sylmar.
Accurate Freight Systems Expands, Leases Space at IAC Commerce Center
The Domestic Violence Center (DVC) of Santa Clarita Valley is accepting applications for Adopt-a-Family 2017.
DVC of SCV Currently Accepting Adopt-a-Family 2017 Applications
Major Impact Theater, founded by Jill Garson and Shawnda Davis in 2014, is a non-profit theater group that specially adapts plays for performance by adults with disabilities in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Nov. 4: Major Impact Theater Presents Blunderland
California State University, Northridge will make history on Thursday, Oct. 26, by becoming the first California State University with a Sustainability Center.
Oct. 26: CSUN to Open Sustainability Center
Registration for the Purple Walk of Strength is now open.
Oct. 21: Purple Walk of Strength to Benefit Domestic Violence Center
Raising a child is a demanding job for any parent, especially when supportive resources seem to be elusive or nonexistent.
Oct. 22: CSUN Hosts Special Needs Resource Fair
College of the Canyons dominated its match vs. Bakersfield College from start to finish on Friday night, resulting in a 5-1 victory over the Renegades for the Cougars' first conference win of the season.
COC Gets First Conference Win of Season Against Bakersfield College
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Following a two-week layoff, College of the Canyons cross country was back in competition on Saturday, running with a mix of community college and Division I programs at the Sixth Annual UC Riverside Highlander Invitational.
COC Cross Country Back in Competition After Two Week Layoff