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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]


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Five Growing Industry Clusters in the Santa Clarita Valley
Friday, Sep 22, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley has five major industry clusters and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation targets its economic development efforts to support and expand them. Geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers and associated institutions...

California Fines Gatorade $300K for ‘Anti-Water’ Ad Campaign

By Nick Cahill, Courthouse News SACRAMENTO (CN) – Gatorade made misleading “anti-water statements” while pushing the benefits of its sports drinks in a video game marketed to teenagers, according to a settlement announced Thursday by California’s attorney general. Gatorade, a subsidiary of PepsiCo,...

Renovations Complete at Sisley Kitchen
Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

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. Now Sisley has completed a dramatic renovation that’s become a must-see destination for lunch meetings,...

Increase in SCV August Home Sales, Prices

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. A total of 262 homes closed escrow, up 18 transactions from a year...

SCVEDC’s 10 Characteristics of a Successful Startup
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

There is no single path to startup success. If such a yellow brick road existed, laid bright and obvious to entrepreneurs of all stripes, thriving in this competitive market would become as simple as stepping into a pair of ruby slippers. The best that entrepreneurs can hope for in 2017 is to learn what...

State Sees Increase in Housing Market
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

California’s housing market defied gravity as existing home sales and median home price registered increases on both a monthly and an annual basis in August, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said Monday. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California...

October 12: SCV Chamber Moves to New Office
Monday, Sep 18, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will move from its present location at City Hall to new office space at 28494 Westinghouse Place, Suite 114, Valencia 91355, on October 12. “I couldn’t be more proud of the Chamber and everyone who has been involved this year to ensure the Chamber is...

S&P Upgrades SCWD’s Bond Rating to AA+
Monday, Sep 11, 2017

The world’s leading provider of credit ratings has upgraded the Santa Clarita Water Division’s long-term bond rating from AA to AA+, reflecting favorable findings by S&P Global after a review of the finances, operations and policies of SCWD and its parent agency, the Castaic Lake Water Agency....

Curtiss-Wright’s Santa Clarita Plant to Build Rugged Airborne Mission Computer
Friday, Sep 8, 2017

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced it was selected by a leading prime contractor to provide Curtiss-Wright’s innovative rugged airborne processing system technology for use on a defense platform. Curtiss-Wright will manufacture the products covered by this agreement...

Sept. 19: LASD’s Capt. Robert Lewis Keynote Speaker at VIA Luncheon
Thursday, Sep 7, 2017

The Valley Industry Association invites you to join them on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. Valencia Country Club 27330 No. Tourney Road, Valencia Click here to RSVP: https://via.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?id=924 Members & Sponsored Guests: Reserve by September 14th, pay $45 After...

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Bank Santa Clarita17.46  chart +1.22%
Biosolar, Inc.0.0381  chart +0.00%
Sierra Bancorp26.58  chart +2.03%
Cu Bancorp (ca)37.95  chart +0.66%
Flex Ltd. - Ordinary Shares16.65  chart +0.42%
Mission Vly Bcp Ca14.10  chart -0.35%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated94.9579  chart +0.41%
Tejon Ranch Co21.63  chart +2.90%
Us Energy Initiative0.0007  chart +0.00%
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.9.375  chart +0.81%

Apple Inc.152.48  chart +1.28%
At&t Inc.38.95  chart -0.43%
Autonation, Inc.48.54  chart +1.80%
Best Buy Co., Inc.54.19  chart +0.04%
Big Lots, Inc.50.97  chart -0.51%
Barnes & Noble, Inc.7.70  chart -0.65%
Brady Corporation37.375  chart +1.84%
Boston Scientific Corporation28.75  chart +0.00%
Brookfield Asset Management Inc40.05  chart -0.99%
Cbre Group Inc Class A37.88  chart +1.28%
Carnival Corporation65.70  chart +3.46%
Comcast Corporation37.85  chart -0.16%
Costco Wholesale Corporation164.36  chart +1.25%
Curtiss-wright Corporation104.30  chart +0.64%
Cvs Health Corporation81.83  chart +0.57%
Cemex, S.a.b. De C.v. Sponsored9.15  chart -0.33%
D.r. Horton, Inc.37.55  chart +1.27%
Walt Disney Company (the)98.80  chart -0.77%
Edison International79.36  chart +0.11%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class 61.79  chart +0.47%
Home Depot, Inc. (the)161.92  chart +0.51%
Kb Home21.335  chart +1.02%
Kroger Company (the)20.17  chart +1.15%
Lennar Corporation Class A51.21  chart +1.35%
Laboratory Corporation Of Ameri151.96  chart +1.09%
Lowe's Companies, Inc.79.40  chart +0.08%
Mannkind Corporation1.88  chart -3.59%
Marriott International108.74  chart -0.12%
Mcdonald's Corporation154.485  chart -1.14%
Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group,6.395  chart +0.39%
Netflix, Inc.179.05  chart +0.28%
Office Depot, Inc.4.455  chart +0.56%
Rite Aid Corporation2.3194  chart -2.55%
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.28.95  chart -2.06%
Regal Entertainment Group Class16.10  chart -1.23%
Ross Stores, Inc.63.20  chart +0.54%
Republic Services, Inc.66.41  chart -0.20%
Starbucks Corporation54.94  chart -0.02%
Smart & Final Stores, Inc.7.625  chart +1.67%
Sears Holdings Corporation7.1495  chart +0.13%
Six Flags Entertainment Corpora58.25  chart +0.83%
Sonova N162.80  chart -1.15%
Staples, Inc.10.25  chart +0.10%
Sunpower Corporation7.2344  chart +1.75%
Target Corporation58.55  chart +0.00%
Time Warner Cable Inc209.56  chart -0.21%
Ulta Beauty, Inc.220.225  chart +0.61%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.79.04  chart +0.10%
Waste Connections, Inc.70.27  chart +0.19%
Whole Foods Market, Inc.41.99  chart +0.00%
Waste Management, Inc.78.71  chart +0.14%
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.79.385  chart +0.30%
Woodward, Inc.76.95  chart +0.21%
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A Newhall Ranch development expected to bring about 11.5 million square feet for commercial use and 21,000 homes to Santa Clarita’s west side, might be nearing an end to its lengthy legal battle with environmentalists.
Deal Reached Between Newhall Ranch Developers, Environmentalists
A bank robbery reported at the Wells Fargo on Lyons Avenue and Wiley Canyon Road is under investigation Monday, officials said.
Lyons Avenue Wells Fargo Robbed Second Time in Months
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Valencia High School opened in 1994 with about 350 sophomores and 550 freshmen who would comprise the classes of 1997 and 1998. On Saturday, more than 230 of them attended the first-ever 20-year reunion of Valencia High School alumni.
Original Vikings Meet Up for Valencia High’s ‘First 20th’
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a 21 year old man was arrested as a suspect in a Valencia murder. Plus, see how this year's River Rally went. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 25, 2017
Young hockey players ages 13 to 16 from two Valencia Flyers travel teams participated in neuro-cognitive baseline assessments provided free by Providence Health & Services and its affiliate, Facey Medical Group.
Providence Provides Free Concussion Assessments for Youth Hockey Players
A proposal to transfer ownership of the Santa Clarita Emergency Winter Shelter from the city of Santa Clarita to non-profit organization Bridge to Home is among the items on the agenda for the City Council's regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
City Council May OK Year-Round Homeless Shelter
Valencia-based non-profit organization SNAP Sports will host a wine tasting event at Salt Creek Grille to benefit its special-needs sports program and the Valencia SNAP Flyers hockey team on Thursday, Oct. 5 starting at 6 p.m.
Oct. 5: Fundraiser at Salt Creek for SNAP Sports, Valencia SNAP Flyers
CSUN has built a “village” — spearheaded by the Office of Student Success Innovations — to tap into a wide pool of campus talent to find creative ways to help students succeed.
CSUN Creates a ‘Village’ to Support Student Success
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released public safety and crime prevention information for Newhall (Zone 6) for 09/11/17 to 09/17/17.
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Domestic Violence in Newhall
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed 19 bills and vetoed one passed by the Assembly and the Senate in their recently completed legislative sessions.
Gov. Brown Signs 19 Bills, Vetoes 1
CSUN will continue to enforce existing guidelines regarding sexual misconduct even as the U.S. Department of Education withdraws its guidelines for revision, Chancellor Timothy P. White told students in a letter.
CSUN Chancellor: No Changes Now in Sexual Misconduct Rules
The Master’s University Lady Mustangs volleyball team lost 3-1 to William Jessup in Rocklin on Saturday.
Mustangs Women’s Volleyball Team Trips Up in Rocklin
The TMU Mustangs men's soccer team pulled away from visiting William Jessup for a 4-1 victory on Reese Field on Saturday.
Tembo Tricks Jessup in TMU Men’s Soccer Win
Los Angeles County’s fight against homelessness reaches a key milestone on Tuesday, September 26, as the Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Advisory Board holds its inaugural meeting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 26: First Meeting of Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Board
The Master’s University soccer team’s 2-1 victory over William Jessup University Saturday came with less than 20 seconds to play in overtime at Reese Field.
Master’s Women’s Soccer Players Use OT to Avoid Upset
The Master’s University women’s volleyball team lost 3-0 at Menlo College by scores of 25-15, 25-22 and 25-23 Friday night.
Mustangs Volleyball Team Hits Road Bump at Menlo College
The No. 6 Cougars closed out the College of the Canyons Tri-Tourney by dropping a tough four-set decision to No. 18 Mira Costa Friday.
No. 6 Canyons Volleyball Team Clipped by No. 18 Spartans
No. 6-ranked College of the Canyons Cougars volleyball team rolled to a straight-set win over visiting Ventura College in the opening match of the COC Tri-Tourney Friday.
No. 6 Cougars Sweep Ventura to Open Canyons Tri-Tourney
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan will deliver the keynote address at California State University, Los Angeles for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 26.
L.A. County Registrar to Give Keynote Speech on National Voter Registration Day
This fall, artist and CalArts alum Rubén Ortiz-Torres (Art MFA 92) participates in two exhibitions as part of "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA," the Getty’s collaborative exploration of Latin American and Latino art.
Rubén Ortiz-Torres to Present Two Shows as Part of ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’
CalArts faculty and choreographer Rosanna Gamson of Rosanna Gamson/World Wide serves as the Creative Producer and Dramaturge of "Daedalus' Daughter," a new dance theater piece created by writer-director-performer Carol Katz.
Sept. 28-30: ‘Deadalus’ Daughter’ Keeps Dancing at Bootleg Theater
CalArts will kick off the 2017-2018 season of its acclaimed Wild Beast Concert Series with a free, outdoor performance by two large experimental jazz bands, The Daniel Rosenboom Octet and theBABAOrchestra, on Saturday night, Oct. 14.
Oct. 14: 21st Century Jazz Kicks Off CalArts’ 2017 Wild Beast Concerts
The Valencia High School Vikings football team pummeled the Bakersfield High School Drillers 56-14 at Valencia Friday night.
Valencia Vikings Pummel Bakersfield Drillers 56-14
A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of an unidentified man whose body was found in the 23600 block of Via Valer in Valencia Sunday afternoon.
Man Booked for Murder in Santa Clarita
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department pursued three men suspected of robbing a pair of MetroPCS stores into Newhall Friday night, according to officials.
Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested After Pursuit Ends in Newhall
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has joined New York and 11 other states in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court to protect voters from having their names unlawfully removed from lists of registered voters.
California Joins Fight in U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Voters’ Rights
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
It has been a year since Energy Transfer Partners bulldozed the sacred burial grounds just beyond the borders of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to clear a path for the Dakota Access Pipeline – and about 10 months since I hightailed it over there. I want my friends to know what I know, and I want to be able to look back and remember some details before time wipes them away.
Standing Rock: Why I Went | Commentary by Leon Worden
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
The governing boards of College of the Canyons and the William S. Hart Union School District are scheduled to discuss plans for a new Academy of the Canyons-style campus at the future Castaic High School when they sit down for their annual joint meeting Sept. 27.
COC, Hart Planning ‘North Academy’ at Castaic High School
The League of California Cities, with representatives from cities statewide including Santa Clarita, is calling for Gov. Jerry Brown to veto SB 649, which if enacted would allow the wireless industry to install new 5G equipment with little input from local jurisdictions.
League of California Cities Urges Governor to Veto 5G Wireless Equipment Bill
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an off-duty LAPD officer and Canyon Country resident, died Thursday evening after a collision in Porter Ranch. Plus, check out all the exciting events happening this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, September 22, 2017
The new pedestrian bridge crossing McBean Parkway is expected to be open in time for weekend foot traffic.
New Pedestrian Bridge on McBean Parkway Set to Reopen
The Child and Family Center will begin providing outpatient substance use treatment services for adolescents and young adults with primary substance use disorders under the California Drug MediCal Program starting Tuesday, October 3.
Oct. 3: Child and Family Center Begins Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment