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1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]


FINANCIAL REPORTS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Record 2Q Profits for Mission Valley Bancorp
Monday, Jul 31, 2017

SUN VALLEY – Mission Valley Bancorp President & CEO Tamara Gurney announced year-to-date net income of $2.2 million for the period ended June 30, 2017, the strongest mid-year results in the history of the company. “I am pleased to share that Mission Valley Bancorp has once again achieved a record...

Bank of Santa Clarita Reports Record Earnings

Bank of Santa Clarita has achieved a record level of earnings during the first half of 2017, reporting net earnings of $909,000, an improvement of more than 40 percent over the bank’s earnings during the first half of 2016, and the largest first-half net earnings in the bank’s history. The bank reported...

Providence, Well Being Boost Mental Health Initiatives with $10 Million in Grants
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017

Oakland, CA and Renton, WA — Providence St. Joseph Health and Well Being Trust jointly announce the first round of $10 million in grants and contracts to mental health and wellness initiatives that will help vulnerable Californians. Providence St. Joseph Health is a a faith-based not-for-profit parent...

Sierra Bancorp Reports Earnings for First Half of 2017
Monday, Jul 24, 2017

PORTERVILLE — Sierra Bancorp, parent of Bank of the Sierra, today announced its unaudited financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2017. Sierra Bancorp recognized consolidated net income of $5.202 million for the second quarter of 2017, reflecting an increase of $1.116...

STAR Loan Program Offers Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers Discount on Home Loans
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

Teachers, firefighters and police officers can save $1,000 on a Santa Clarita home loan with American Family Funding’s exclusive STAR Loan Program. Read complete story [here].

PFMD Founder: Buyers Can Purchase Home For as Little as 3% Down
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

With June having wrapped up as National Homeownership Month, Pacific Funding Mortgage Division (PFMD) wants to dispel the myths about owning a home. “It’s a common myth that home buyers need to come up with a 20 percent down payment to buy a home,” PFMD founder Mike Moeller said. “The truth is,...

SoCalGas Parent Posts Higher 1Q Profits
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sempra Energy reported first-quarter 2017 earnings Tuesday of $441 million, or $1.75 per diluted share, up from $353 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, in the first quarter 2016. “Our strong first-quarter results keep us on track to meet our 2017 earnings guidance,” said Debra L. Reed,...

Bank of Santa Clarita Posts Record Profits
Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Bank of Santa Clarita (BSCA) announced that it again has achieved a record level of earnings during the first quarter of 2017. The Bank reported net earnings of $454,000, an improvement of 88% over the Bank’s first quarter 2016 earnings, and the greatest quarterly net earnings in the Bank’s history. The...

Smart & Final Posts 4Q Loss on Lower Same-Store Sales
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

Food retailer Smart & Final Stores Inc. reported financial results Wednesday for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended January 1, 2017.   Full Year Highlights: * Net sales increase of 9.3% to $4,341.8 million * Comparable store sales decrease of 0.5%, including impacts of deflation and...

Mission Valley Bancorp Announces Year-End Financial Results
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

President and CEO Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bancorp (OTCBB: MVLY), parent company of Mission Valley Bank, announced un-audited financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016. “As the founding president of Mission Valley, I am pleased to share that 2016 was an exceptional year for our organization...

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Bank Santa Clarita17.45  chart +0.00%
Biosolar Inc Com Usd0.0001(post0.0377  chart -10.24%
Sierra Bancorp25.86  chart +1.13%
Cu Bancorp (ca)37.50  chart +0.27%
Flex Ltd. - Ordinary Shares16.75  chart +0.00%
Mission Vly Bcp Ca14.15  chart +0.00%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated101.55  chart -0.25%
Tejon Ranch Co21.43  chart +0.00%
Us Energy Initiative0.00079  chart -1.25%
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.9.20  chart +1.66%

Apple Inc.153.39  chart -1.72%
At&t Inc.38.22  chart -0.55%
Autonation, Inc.46.94  chart +0.30%
Best Buy Co., Inc.53.95  chart +2.59%
Big Lots, Inc.49.30  chart +0.57%
Barnes & Noble, Inc.7.00  chart -1.41%
Brady Corporation36.45  chart -0.27%
Boston Scientific Corporation28.76  chart -0.28%
Brookfield Asset Management Inc40.71  chart +0.17%
Cbre Group Inc Class A37.19  chart +0.16%
Carnival Corporation64.45  chart -0.05%
Comcast Corporation37.47  chart +0.03%
Costco Wholesale Corporation161.48  chart -0.84%
Curtiss-wright Corporation103.71  chart +0.05%
Cvs Health Corporation79.56  chart -1.41%
Cemex, S.a.b. De C.v. Sponsored9.34  chart +0.00%
D.r. Horton, Inc.36.86  chart -0.51%
Walt Disney Company (the)98.89  chart -0.32%
Edison International78.66  chart -0.54%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class 61.20  chart +0.36%
Home Depot, Inc. (the)159.19  chart +0.32%
Kb Home20.78  chart +0.34%
Kroger Company (the)20.22  chart -2.79%
Lennar Corporation Class A50.49  chart +0.06%
Laboratory Corporation Of Ameri153.89  chart -0.17%
Lowe's Companies, Inc.78.04  chart +0.17%
Mannkind Corporation1.94  chart -2.02%
Marriott International107.57  chart -0.11%
Mcdonald's Corporation159.03  chart -0.53%
Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group,6.44  chart +1.26%
Netflix, Inc.188.78  chart +1.76%
Office Depot, Inc.4.29  chart -0.23%
Rite Aid Corporation2.42  chart -0.82%
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.29.98  chart +0.33%
Regal Entertainment Group Class16.25  chart +2.33%
Ross Stores, Inc.60.91  chart -0.02%
Republic Services, Inc.66.15  chart -0.66%
Starbucks Corporation55.01  chart -0.25%
Smart & Final Stores, Inc.7.15  chart -3.38%
Sears Holdings Corporation7.05  chart -2.22%
Six Flags Entertainment Corpora57.82  chart +1.89%
Sonova N164.50  chart -1.26%
Staples, Inc.10.25  chart +0.10%
Sunpower Corporation7.37  chart -6.23%
Target Corporation58.33  chart -1.57%
Time Warner Cable Inc209.56  chart -0.21%
Ulta Beauty, Inc.219.74  chart -1.83%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.78.20  chart -0.81%
Waste Connections, Inc.70.00  chart -0.43%
Whole Foods Market, Inc.41.99  chart +0.00%
Waste Management, Inc.78.28  chart -0.14%
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.80.01  chart -0.61%
Woodward, Inc.74.78  chart +0.01%
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The most prestigious recognition for government assessment agencies has been awarded to the Office of the Assessor in Los Angeles County.
County Awarded Prestigious Government Assessment Award
The Dodgers, who have clinched a postseason berth for the fifth consecutive year, return home tomorrow to open their final homestand of the regular season against the San Francisco Giants (Sept. 22-24) and San Diego Padres (Sept. 25-27).
Dodgers Back Home Friday; Last Homestand of 2017 Season
Auditions for the the upcoming Canyon Theater Guild's production of A Christmas Story are just around the corner.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Christmas Story Auditions at CTG
Now that the formerly great state of California is a sanctuary, I’ve got to compare that action with the actions in the early 1860s of the Confederate States of America. They decided what laws they wanted to follow and what ones they didn’t.
No Home for Me | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
Santa Clarita Valley residents have known the family-owned Italian restaurant, Sisley Kitchen, since 1993 when their doors first opened at the top of Valencia Town Center Drive in Westfield Valencia.
Renovations Complete at Sisley Kitchen
The Women's Soccer team will be finishing up their non-conference matches this weekend.
Sept. 22-24: CSUN Athletics Roundup
David Wolfram will demonstrate pastel-over-watercolor painting at the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) meeting on Monday evening, Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm. This event is free, open to the public and meets at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd.
Nov. 20: Pastel-Over-Watercolor Demonstration at SCAA Meeting
Beginning October 1, all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses will accept applications for admission to the fall 2018 term.
Oct. 1: CSU Accepting Fall 2018 Applications
College of the Canyons launched its First-Year Promise (FYP) program this fall, and to ensure the future of the FYP program, which offers full-time freshman students waived tuition and fees during their first year of study, the COC Foundation has committed to fundraising $500,000 over the next two years
COC First-Year Promise Fundraising Campaign Underway
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting our younger residents to take part in the 30th anniversary celebration.
City Launches, “30 Things for 30 Years” Contest, Students Invited to Take Part
California State University, Northridge’s Friends of the Oviatt Library welcomes members of the community to nominate their favorite stories about the San Fernando Valley for consideration of the San Fernando Valley Award for Non-Fiction.
CSUN Library Group Invites Community to Nominate Favorite San Fernando Valley Story
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced sellouts for all seven potential postseason home games in the Division Series and League Championship Series just hours after tickets went on sale to the public at 10:00 a.m. It’s believed to be the quickest that the club has sold out of postseason tickets in Dodger Stadium history.
Dodgers NLDS, NLCS Tickets Already Sold Out
Sales of existing single-family homes increased 7.4 percent throughout Santa Clarita during August while the median price of homes that changed owners rose 6.6 percent, the Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® reported today.
Increase in SCV August Home Sales, Prices
Mountainview Elementary School parents were greeted with a voicemail Thursday morning informing them of a break-in on campus believed to have occurred the night before.
Vandals Trash Library, Computers, Classrooms at Mountainview
Hans' family did not know too much about his childhood or the country he had grown up in. About all the family knew was that Hans and his wife were born in Germany but had lived in this small Minnesota town for the last 60 years or more.
Lesson from History | Commentary by John Windsor
A gang sweep targeting Newhall 13, a well known Santa Clarita criminal organization, netted three arrests Thursday.
Three Arrests Made in Newhall 13 Gang Sweep
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is proud to announce the launch of our new LASD Facebook Español.
LASD Facebook Español Now Online
Autumn Gratitude, Santa Clarita Artists Association's new show will be open on Sept 28th and run to November 4th, with a free artists’ reception on Friday October 6th, 5 to 9 pm.
SCAA’s Newest Show, “Autumn Gratitude,” Opens
September is for seniors. Businesses around Santa Clarita are taking part in the following SCV Senior Center New Building Campaign events and asking the community to show support.
SCV Businesses Holding End-of-Month Events to Support New Senior Center
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center will kick-off it’s no-cost flu shot clinics this Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the Atrium of Medical Offices 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente to Hold Flu Shot Clinics Saturday
Starting September 23, Santa Clarita residents can get a flu shot at no cost — no appointment needed.
Sept. 23: SCV Flu Shots
The College of the Canyons Athletics department is inviting all staff and students associated with a Santa Clarita Valley school district or campus to attend Saturday's Cougar football game free of charge.
Sept. 23: COC Football Game Free to SCV School District Staff, Students
There is a common insect that most people are not aware of because you never see it. It is mostly active underground. However, if you know what you are looking for, its traps are in many places and are very obvious.
You Won’t See Them | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
A “fabulist” coming-of-age novel about a queer mixed-race boy in the bayous of Louisiana, written by California State University, Northridge English professor Martin Pousson, has won the 2017 PEN Center USA Fiction Award.
CSUN’s Martin Pousson Wins PEN’s Literary Award for Fiction
Public notification that the Santa Clarita Community College District (College of the Canyons) Early Childhood Education Center on the Valencia campus is participating in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.
COC Valencia Participates in USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
Public notification that the Santa Clarita Community College District (College of the Canyons) Early Childhood Education Centers are participating in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.
COC Canyon Country Participates in USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Santa Clarita Valley Service Center has moved from its previous location in Newhall to a new location in the Santa Clarita Plaza, and will host a grand opening celebration Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept. 21: SCV Service Center Grand Opening, Resource Fair
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, known internationally as USA-2, has been deployed to Mexico to assist with the aftermath of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake near Mexico City.
L.A. County Fire Sends Search and Rescue Team to Mexico
The city of Santa Clarita invites nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about the city's 2018 Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at 12 p.m.
Sept. 27: Info Session for Nonprofits Seeking City Grants
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation has published an ebook free to entrepreneurs titled '10 Characteristics of a Successful Startup.'
SCVEDC’s 10 Characteristics of a Successful Startup
A Lebec woman charged with murder and kidnapping the children of her half-sister was sentenced 13 years in state prison on Tuesday.
Murder, Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Guilty, Gets 13-Year Sentence
Crime Prevention Unit deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station conducted probation searches in several locations Wednesday, and arrested two people for outstanding warrants.
SCV Deputies Arrest 2 in Neenach Probation Search
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wrote 48 citations during Tuesday's bicycle and pedestrian safety operation in Newhall.
SCV Deputies Write 48 Citations in Bike-Pedestrian Operation