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History Behind New Year's Traditions

Times_Square_ballNew Year’s has been celebrated on different days and in different ways throughout the centuries and there is a rich history behind our modern New Year’s celebrations.

Here are some answers from History.com to questions about New Year’s traditions:

Be A Principal For A Day

scv_ed_colorOn February 10, the SCV Education Foundation is offering the opportunity for those interested to be a principal for a day at a local school.  Participants can learn first hand about the challenges and rewards facing today’s educators.  The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include a luncheon.

Hincapie Greets Early Entrants In 'Ride for Life'

rideforlife123011hincapieBy Megan Mann / SCVNews.com

Santa Clarita Valley cyclists are gearing up to end the year with a 100-mile challenge.

Dozens of riders lined up Friday evening at the Hyatt Recency Valencia to pick up their pre-registration packets for A Ride for Life, the New Year’s Eve ride and expo happening Saturday at Central Park.

Sand Canyon Accident Injures Motorcyclist

An accident Friday night involving a motorcyclist snarled traffic on Sand Canyon Road.

The accident occured in the 6pm hour Friday night on the southbound side of Sand Canyon, near In-N-Out Restaurant, and involved a motorcyclist and another vehicle. No word on the condition of the motorcyclist, but KHTS will post more details on this story as they become available.

Former Canyon High Football Players Convicted On Drug Possession, Lose Coaching Jobs

khts_sportsTwo Santa Margarita assistant football coaches, who were teammates at Canyon High School, were fired after the Santa Margarita principal and president conducted an internal investigation in regard to the coaches being arrested by Orange County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with marijuana possession by the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

Suspect Gets Physical With Deputies In Child Beating Investigation

khts_crimeBy Leon Worden/SCVNEWS.com

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies responding to reports of a child being beaten in a home in Saugus got a handful when the subject of their investigation turned on them.

New Life Awaits Holiday Trees In Recycling Effort

christmas-tree-recycle

What to do with that lovely evergreen that made the house smell so festive and sparkled through the holidays…all good things must come to an end and for the family’s Christmas tree, the city of Santa Clarita is offering free curbside Christmas tree recycling through January 13 for all single family and multi-family residents located in the city limits.

LA County Jail Authorities Extremely Concerned About Improper ICE Detainees.

ICEThe Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) issued a press release stating they are “extremely concerned” about the possibility of individuals being held improperly on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers.

In response, the LASD has initiated new protocols to further decrease this occurrence.

Child Care Fraud Mastermind Convicted In L.A. County

District_AttorneyFollowing three days of deliberations, jurors on Thursday convicted the mastermind behind a massive child care fraud ring that depleted the public treasury of more than $1.4 million.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office this is believed to be the largest child care fraud case filed in the nation to date.