| Crime Blotter: Burglary, Grand Theft Auto, Commercial Burglary in Saugus

1963 – Community of Canyon Country founded; first Frontier Days celebration [story]

Here is a list of Santa Clarita Arts-related events for Nov. 2 – Nov. 4:

Nov. 2-4: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a joint motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn authorizing a five-signature letter in support of three local transportation projects being submitted for consideration of federal grant funding.

Supes In Support of Federal Funding for I-5, Old Road Project

The Valley Industry Association invites you to join them us on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 No. Tourney Road, Valencia.

Nov. 21: VIA Luncheon, Panel Discussion on SCV Film, Entertainment

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The California Retail Survey, which compares retail sales activity for each of California’s 58 counties and 480 cities, ranked the city of Santa Clarita 21st in retail sales in the recently released 2017 California Retail Survey.

Survey: Santa Clarita Ranks 21st of 480 in Retail Sales

Nearly 50 cities across Los Angeles County, including Santa Clarita, have earned a unique opportunity to confront rising homelessness in their communities through an innovative grant program created by the County and United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Home For Good Funders Collaborative.

Santa Clarita Among 50 Cities to Team Up With LA County to Fight Homelessness

The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, transitions to an indoor-only schedule from November through February.

Nov. 2: Winter Schedule Thursdays@Newhall Kick-Off

The city of Santa Clarita’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold its Regular Meeting Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 2: Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission Regular Meeting

Nov. 18: 50th Anniversary Celebration Elks Lodge 2379

From Saturday, Nov. 4 to Friday, Nov. 10, the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host a Fall Bag Sale event at the Valencia, Canyon Country and Newhall branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library during normal operating hours.

Nov. 4-10: SC Library Branches to Hold Fall Bag Sale

A public memorial service for city founder Jo Anne Darcy will be held Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Newhall Family Theater for the Performing Arts – formerly known as the Newhall School Auditorium.

Darcy Service Set for Nov. 12 in Historic Auditorium

“Sign Language,” reclaimed art exhibit by Alex Cerda, opened Tuesday and will last until Friday Dec. 1 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Alex Cerda’s Art Exhibit, “Sign Language,” Opens in the SCV

Campus Compact – a Boston-based coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities, committed to the purpose of higher education — has awarded California State University, Northridge a $5,000 grant from its Fund for Positive Engagement, to catalyze experiments that bridge divisions among people and groups, both on campus and within the community.

CSUN Awarded Grant to Support Project Designed to Bridge Divisions

No. 14 College of the Canyons allowed a season-low nine points and topped the 40-point plateau for the second time in as many week to down No. 22 Cerritos College 45-9 at Cougar Stadium on Saturday night.

COC Pummels Cerritos College 45-9

The Master’s University junior Jasmine Parada has been named Golden State Athletic Conference co-Player of the Year.

Mustangs Junior Named Golden State Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year

Nov. 3: Hart High Students to Host Concert Benefiting Cancer, Mental Health

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced a safe and secure unused prescription drug collection program, available to everyone in the community.

Prescription Drug Collection Program Now Available at Henry Mayo

A deputy and a police officer were arrested on domestic violence charges after an apparent physical dispute, according to Sheriff’s Department arrest records.

Apparent Physical Dispute Results in Two Arrests of Law Enforcement Officials

From the Facebook page of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station:
Candy, Cars and Caution.

Halloween Safety Tips from SCV Sheriff’s Station

Here is the Newhall (Zone 6) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 10/16/17 to 10/22/17:

Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglary, Grand Theft, Assault in Newhall

The California Gas Tax will take effect November 1, raising the price of gas by 12 cents per gallon, with the $52 billion it’s expected generate going to transportation projects, officials said Tuesday.

State Gas Tax Increase to Begin Wednesday

Here is the Saugus (Zone 4) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for 10/16/17 – 10/22/17:

Crime Blotter: Burglary, Grand Theft Auto, Commercial Burglary in Saugus

1923 – Newhall Chamber of Commerce petitions state to pave Spruce Street (now Main); it happens three years later [story]

Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Santa Clarita’s influential and beloved “mayor emeritus” Jo Anne Darcy died early Sunday. Plus, some early Halloween fun throughout SCV. Watch these stories and more on tonight’s edition of SCV NewsBreak.

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, October 30, 2017

Valencia High School beat West Ranch High 64-13 Friday night at Dr. Paul A. Priesz Stadium on Friday, and the Vikings clinched their ninth Foothill League title in a row.

Photo Gallery: Valencia 64, West Ranch 13

From Acton saloon owner to executive director of the (now) Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, to the representative of county government before there was a city of Santa Clarita, to the creation of the city and her service on the first and successive city councils and innumerable nonprofit agencies, Jo Anne Darcy had her hands in virtually everything that happened in this valley for more than 30 years.

City Founder Jo Anne Darcy Dies at 86

The College of the Canyons Foundation has named U.S. Rep. Howard P. ‘Buck’ McKeon (Ret.) as the recipient of the college’s 2018 ‘Silver Spur’ Community Service Award.

College of the Canyons to Honor McKeon with ‘Silver Spur’ Award

The Santa Clarita Valley community is mourning the passing of city pioneer Jo Anne Darcy. Friends and colleagues were both saddened by her death, and grateful for her innumerable contributions to the quality of life SCV residents enjoy.

Santa Clarita Leaders Pay Tribute to City Pioneer Jo Anne Darcy

1984 – NTSB revises probable cause of 1982 “Twilight Zone” deaths after director John Landis appeals [story]

1932 – Highway 99 completed through Weldon Canyon, bypassing Ridge Route [story]

Kenley Jansen of the National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers is the recipient of the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award for the second consecutive season.

Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen Named NL Reliever of the Year

A woman was arrested for robbery after she allegedly held up a Canyon Country bank Friday afternoon, according to officials.

Suspect in Canyon Country Bank Robbery Arrested

1949 – Fatal crash of light plane in Haskell Canyon sparks 3,500-acre brush fire [story]

Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, SSUSD celebrated the opening a new preschool. Plus, some great events to head out to this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight’s edition of SCV NewsBreak.

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, October 27, 2017

The Amgen Tour of California cycle race, which has included Santa Clarita as a host city for 13 stages since it began in 2006, will skip the city in 2018.

Amgen Cycle Race to Skip Santa Clarita in 2018

BlackBerry KeyOne Anthem

30 Second Tv spot I worked on for the new BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone, at present airing Q3 of 2017. I developed the titles, movement graphics, compositing, shade and personalized animated vignettes for improved title visibility. I also taken off numerous factors from the footage these kinds of as building cranes, piles of rubbish, and flags. 3D digicam monitoring and movement monitoring was utilized to take away signage.

SpaceX Set to Dominate Commercial Space Launch for Decades to Come


Space has always been one of man’s greatest fascinations.

“What’s out there?” must have been a question that’s been asked countless of times since the first time that man gazed up at the sky.

The stars, the sun, the moon, the comets, and meteor showers. These are only a few things about the universe that have held our awe and imagination captive.

There were cultures which had even worshipped the sun.

Other ancient people had looked upon the moon as a goddess.

Myths and legends surround those mysterious celestial bodies.

And there was even a time that the world believed that everything out there revolved around Earth.

Today, we know a lot of things about space. But, we also admit there’s a whole lot more to discover!

Is there another life out there? That becomes our next question.

Reading about Elon Musk and SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation), the company founded by the Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO in 2002, we came across the following words which  statement-wise must be one of his most stirring ones: “If the future does not include being out there among the stars, and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing if that’s not the future we’re going to have.”

These words reflect what many of us, if not most, have been desiring in terms of one day that dream turning into reality.

With SpaceX, Musk is somehow able to live part of that dream. In fact, through his California-based company and its grand project, he has already planted the seeds of that dream and has made history in the process.

  • September 2007: Falcon 1 becomes the first privately-developed liquid fuel rocket to have reached Earth orbit.
  • July 2009 : Falcon 1 Flight 5 is the first privately-developed liquid fuel rocket to make a successful delivery of a commercial satellite to Earth orbit.
  • December 2010: SpaceX became the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit (LEO). LEO, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is the first 100 to 200 miles (161 to 322 kilometers) of space.
  • May 2012: SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft made a successful cargo delivery to and from the International Space Station (ISS) which governments were the only ones which used to be able to accomplish. From then on, Dragon has delivered cargo to and from ISS and assisted NASA through regular cargo resupply missions.
  • September 2014: SpaceX gets awarded a $2.6 billion NASA contract to fly American astronauts to the International Space Station.
  • January 2015: The company started to conduct a series of first stage landing attempts on a spaceport drone ship that was of autonomous type.
  • May 2015 : Launch abort system was tested by Crew Dragon, which can provide escape capability to astronauts all the way to orbit.
  • March 2017: SpaceX’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket was a success, paving the way for full and rapid rocket reusability

With this kind of record, it’s no longer surprising that it’s been predicted that SpaceX will have commercial launch dominance for decades to come.

By next year, the company could have full mastery of reusable rockets which don’t need any refurbishment for relaunch.

SpaceX is already leading the market in low-cost launch with more means to cut costs through fully reusable generation one capability. This aspect is what will make the commercial market grow, in spite of the fact that the space industry is currently dominated by non-commercial payloads.

The company does not also have any serious competition at this point, and in the very near future.

Smaller payload companies like Cubecabs and Rocket Labs have a lot of catching up to do.

Based on a NextBigFuture report:

  • Spacex will have approximately 20 launches this 2017.
  • By 2018, the company has set a goal of 40 up to 50 launches.
  • By 2019 and 2020, Spacex might be able to attain 100 up to 800 launches per year attributed to the company’s fully reusable rockets with no refurbishment and one-day turn-around.

Of course, Musk being who he is, is not going to stop there. You can expect more accomplishments and innovations from SpaceX, which is looking forward not only to future financial gains — but also in a future where humans can live among the stars.

Just the way Elon Musk’s dream happen to be.