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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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Ian Johnston Named New Arts, Theater Director for iLEAD
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley International School, a public, tuition-free charter school, proudly welcomes veteran educator and critically acclaimed actor Ian Johnston to direct iLEAD’s International Baccalaureate theatre program. iLEAD is also announcing a partnership with the International Schools Theatre...

Hart Receives Grant to Expand Personal Finance Curriculum
Monday, Sep 11, 2017

Students in the William S. Hart Union High School District now have access to an award-winning personal finance curriculum sponsored by two local businesses. In 2014, Neylan Group International and Heter Family Woodworking started sponsoring Foundations for Personal Finance and piloting the course to...

Castaic Middle School Hoping for Chance at $100K in Grants

Castaic Middle School parents, students and teachers are asking for Santa Clarita’s support to win $100,000 in the “Thank America’s Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge.” Castaic Middle School was selected as one of 15 national finalists for the national competition, which includes five grants...

Oct. 12: Speaker Panel “Careers in the Making,” Advanced Technology

Students, parents and the public are invited to attend a speaker panel and displays on careers in advanced technologies on Thursday, October 12, from 6 – 8 pm at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (COC). This event highlights “Careers in the Making… design, engineering, fabrication,...

Valencia High Alum from ’97, ’98 Planning Joint 20 Year Reunion

Valencia High School opened its doors in 1994, the first Santa Clarita high school to be built in almost 20 years. In its first year, Valencia had only freshmen and sophomores who transferred in from the valley’s other schools. Those two classes experienced the growing pains of a new school together:...

Sept. 14: CUSD Regular Board Meeting Agenda

The Castaic Union School District’s Governing Board will hold its regular meeting Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 6:00 P.M. in the Board Room. The meeting will take place at the CUSD office located at 28131 Livingston Ave., Valencia 91355. To view the agenda online, click [here].

September 13: Hart District Governing Board Meeting
Friday, Sep 8, 2017

The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Friday, September 13, 2017 at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350. A closed session starts at 6 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: This...

Oct. 13: You Can Be ‘Principal for a Day’

Registration is now open for business leaders, community members and parents who would like to spend the morning shadowing a local public-school principal or district administrator during “Principal for a Day” on Friday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The non-profit SCV Education Foundation...

Newhall School Calendar Misalignment Draws Fire from Parents, Teachers
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017

Parents, teachers and board members all spoke out at Tuesday night’s Newhall School District board meeting about the district’s schedule, which doesn’t line up with schedules at other Santa Clarita Valley school districts. While there was no agenda item for discussion on whether the...

Past Principals, Former Students Celebrate Arroyo Seco’s 50th Anniversary
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

It all began in September, 1967, when Arroyo Seco Junior High School opened its doors to Saugus and Valencia students. On September 1, 2017, former students, teachers and administrators joined current students, teachers and administrators to celebrate the school’s golden anniversary. In addition to...

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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