Crime Blotter: Burglary, Petty Theft, Grand Theft in Stevenson Ranch –

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Linked Learning Alliance Board of Directors has named Anne B. Stanton as president of the Linked Learning Alliance.

Linked Learning Alliance Names New President

The Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita, a non-profit center to promote the conservation, study and care of gibbons through public education and habitat preservation, is reaching out in hopes of securing sponsors for 10 of its Gibbons.

10 Gibbons Still in Need of a Sponsor

Richard Gallego will demonstrate oil painting at the Mar. 19 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA).

Mar. 19: Oil Painting Demonstration by Richard Gallego

On Monday, with rain pelting the roof of his office, TMU women’s basketball coach Dan Waldeck retrieves a cell phone from his desk to show something rarer than water falling from the Southern California sky.

Nationally-Ranked Recruit Joins Sister, Brother; Chooses TMU

Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, deputies arrested a man for felony weapons charges. Plus, details about next month’s Hot Rods and Dogs pet adoption event. Watch these stories and more on tonight’s edition of SCV NewsBreak.

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, January 11, 2018

Peering far out into the universe, astronomers and astrophysicists look for markers — indicators such as patterns in disks of dust — that might indicate the formation of new planets.

CSUN Professor, NASA Scientists Looking for Indicators in Formation of New Planets

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recognized National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Thursday and applauded the Governor and the Legislature for passing a law making California the first state to adopt human trafficking training for teachers and students.

Torlakson Praises Groundbreaking Human Trafficking Legislation

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Probation Department, following the lead of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, is recognizing National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Thursday and continues to be at the forefront in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of youth and young adults.

County Agency Continues Fight Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth

For Starters: The eighth-ranked CSUN Matadors (3-0) open the 2018 home schedule this Friday as they host UC Merced at 7:00 p.m.

Eighth-Ranked CSUN Opens 2018 Volleyball Season Against UC Merced

There may come a time in your life when you need mental health care. Your Medicare covers a wide variety of such services, in both hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.

How Medicare Covers Mental Health | Commentary by Greg Dill

Cloud to Ground Animal Rescue, a non-profit animal rescue, will be hosting the Hot Rods and Dogs Adoption event, Saturday Feb. 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at PetSmart in Stevenson Ranch, located at 24965 Pico Canyon Road.

Feb. 10: Hot Rods and Dogs Adoption

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—CSUN returns to the women’s basketball hardwood this week with a pair of games.

CSUN Women’s Basketball to Face Off Against UCSB, Cal Poly

The city of Santa Clarita will host a ribbon cutting event on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the new Taylor Trailhead at Rivendale Park and Open Space, located on the west side of The Old Road, north of Calgrove Boulevard.

Jan. 25: Taylor Trailhead Ribbon Cutting; Public Invited

After two years of renovations and a complete transformation, California State University, Northridge’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library Special Collections and Archives is poised for a grand reopening.

Jan. 18: Oviatt Library Expansion Readies for Grand Reopening

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold a Hope for Individuals with Dual Diagnosis Problems meeting at Real Life Church on Monday, Jan. 22 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 22: Hope for Individuals With Dual Diagnosis Problems

The city of Santa Clarita is a business-friendly community, attracting companies from around the world by offering small businesses, large corporations and everything in between, amenities that are hard to find elsewhere.

Southern California Innovation Park Featured in Local Video Series

The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) Meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Jan. 17: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting

(Washington, DC) – Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced H.R. 4754, the Change Order Transparency for Federal Contractors Act, on Wednesday. Original cosponsors include Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA), Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL), and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL).

Knight Co-Sponsors Bill to Help Small Businesses Compete for Fed Contracts

Here is the Stevenson Ranch Public Safety and Crime Information Report for the week of Jan. 1-7:

Crime Blotter: Burglary, Petty Theft, Grand Theft in Stevenson Ranch

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will offer federal compliant REAL ID driver licenses and identification (ID) cards beginning Jan. 22.

Californians Given Option for REAL ID Driver License

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday a $102 million settlement with BP Energy Company and affiliates (BP) over allegations that it intentionally overcharged the State of California for natural gas that the State purchased under three successive contracts from March 2003 to August 2012.

BP Energy Required to Pay $102 Million in Damages for Overcharging Californians

1864Henry Mayo Newhall, later SCV town founder, completes rail line between San Francisco and San Jose [story]

CalArtians’ ‘The Hendrix Project’ readies for its world premiere this week at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival in New York City.

Jan. 11-14: ‘Hendrix Project’ to Bow at Under the Radar Festival in NYC

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, January 10, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year would provide a big boost to public school students.

State Schools Chief Lauds Governor’s Proposed Budget

The next regular meeting of the Castaic Union School District Governing Board is set for Thursday, January 11 starting at 6 p.m.

Jan. 11: Castaic Union School District Governing Board Meeting

College of the Canyons was victorious for the second time in as many games, as the Cougars men’s basketball team defeated visiting L.A Southwest College 65-52 on Tuesday night in the Cougar Cage.

Canyons Scores 65-52 Home Win Over L.A. Southwest

Because of the recent rainfall, the County Health Officer cautions residents planning to visit county beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing and playing in the ocean around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers.

County Extends Beach Use Advisory Through Saturday

A 21-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to attacking a sheriff’s deputy with a knife at a fast-food restaurant in Canyon Country Monday morning, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Bail Set at $1.05 Million for Man Charged with Stabbing Detective

Commercials, feature films, television shows and more are all being filmed in the Santa Clarita Valley this week, including ‘S.W.A.T.,’ ‘NCIS,’ Walmart spots and lots more.

Currently Filming in SCV: ‘S.W.A.T.,’ ‘NCIS,’ Walmart Spots

Two underground equipment failures near Copper Hill Drive and Gold Canyon Drive in Saugus have left 2,343 customers without power, according to a Southern California Edison official.

Power Out for 2,343 Edison Customers in Saugus

California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White weighed in on the $131.7 billion state budget for 2018-2019 by Gov. Jerry Brown, saying the budget underfunds the state university system.

CSU Chancellor: State Budget Proposal ‘Concerning, Surprising’

Reacting to the state budget proposed today by California Gov. Jerry Brown, Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner and Assemblyman Dante Acosta both call on Brown to reduce state taxes.

Runner, Acosta, Becerra, Wilk Weigh In on Brown State Budget Proposal

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a $131.7 billion General Fund budget plan for 2018-19 that fills the state’s Rainy Day Fund to its constitutional target, fully implements the state’s K-12 school funding formula two years ahead of schedule and provides $4.6 billion for the first year of a 10-year transportation improvement plan.

Brown Proposes $131.7 Billion 2018-2019 State Budget

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has added the “fresh” category and a new rate for the cannabis cultivation tax, which took effect on January 1.

State Adds ‘Fresh’ Category for Cannabis Cultivation Tax

The city of Santa Clarita enjoyed an increase in location filming in 2017 with the Film Office reporting 556 film permits and 1,385 location film days, which generated an estimated $33.9 million in local economic impact.

Filming Adds $34 Million to Santa Clarita Economy

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