SCVTV& SCVNEWS.com ALL SANTA CLARITA VALLEY, ALL THE TIME
Serving the Santa Clarita Valley (Calif.) since 1995,
is the community's public television
channel(s), reaching the entire SCV on Time Warner Cable Channel 20, TWC Digital Channel 29.3, AT&T U-Verse 99/Santa Clarita,
and here at SCVTV.com.
A 501c3 nonprofit,
SCVTV™ operates the channels for the William S. Hart Union High School District, City of Santa Clarita, Santa Clarita Community College District (COC), and the Saugus, Newhall, Castaic and Sulphur Springs school districts.
video production and other media services to schools, nonprofits and businesses.
provides local breaking news, sports, business, entertainment and event coverage, and more.
SCVTV's Nonprofit News Center
features PSAs (TV commercials) for charitable events in the SCV.
Attention local businesses:
To sponsor SCVTV programs, e-mail us
here or call (661) 251-8820.
SCVTV relies on the support of viewers like you. Advertising and donations are tax-deductible.
TWC-20 / AT&T-99
Nonprofit News Center
Post Office Box 802993
Santa Clarita, CA 91380-2993
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SCVTV Community Bulletin Board announcement
Contact SCVTV & SCVNews.com
SCVTV is a California nonprofit public-benefit corporation dedicated to providing
local television and multimedia programming and service to the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCVNews.com is SCVTV's news operation, providing general Santa Clarita Valley news as well as
local sports news, business news, entertainment news and more.
SCVTV.com is "Local Television for Santa Clarita" on the Internet.
Operated solely for public benefit,
SCVTV.com provides a live stream of the television channel and also podcasts programming for 24/7 playback. All programs
produced by SCVTV for television are also podcast on SCVTV.com.
All content, whether text or video, on any SCVTV website (SCVTV.com, YourSCV.com, SCVNonprofit.org, etc.)
is copyrighted by someone. You are free to view it; e-mail your friends about it; download podcasts for your own
personal, noncommerical use; and link to any page ending in "html."
However, you may not disassemble, alter or redistribute any content, or embed any audio or video or podcast (in whole
or in part) into any website or blog, without the express permission of both SCVTV
and any additional copyright holder.
By submitting a video for playback on Channel 20 or any SCVTV website, you are affirming that you have all
necessary rights to display it on and disseminate it over the Internet, including any music or "B-roll" it may contain. Also, you acknowledge that you are
permanently licensing to SCVTV, and to any affiliated entities that may exist now or in the future, its
unconditional use and distribution in all current and future formats. "SCVTV" is a registered trademark of SCVTV
(U.S. Patent No. 3339007) and the name may not be used in any form without express permission. Content
is made available on the SCVTV websites at the sole discretion of SCVTV. Violation or
falsfication of any of these terms and affirmations, whether intentional or unintentional, may result in penalties
ranging from temporary suspension to permanent revocation of playback privileges.
FAIR USE & COPYRIGHT:
When is it and when isn't it OK to repurpose someone else's copyrighted work? What is in the public domain?
When must you get someone's permission to appear in your video? We offer no legal advice,
but these documents may provide some guidance:
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the U.S.
Cornell University, January 2008
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
American University (Washington, D.C.), June 2008
Free Use vs. Fair Use
Washington College of Law, American University
Leon Worden is president and CEO of SCVTV, the 501c3 nonprofit agency that operates the Santa Clarita Valley's public television channels and provides
multimedia services to all government agencies and to the 120 nonprofit organizations that serve the Santa Clarita Valley, Calif.
An SCV resident since 1970, UCLA graduate and award-winning journalist (Associated Press, California Newspaper Publishers Association, National Newspaper
Association, Numismatic Literary Guild awards for investigative reporting, business writing, opinion pages, websites), Leon was Senior
Editor of The Signal newspaper until 2007. He has produced local television programming since 2002 and has served as president of the
SCV Historical Society, chairman of the City of Santa Clarita's Newhall Redevelopment Committee,
founding director of the Friends of Mentryville, founding member of the Los Angeles County Small
Business Commission and the county's Ad-Hoc Committee on Homeless Services (SCV), and co-creator of the SCV Sheriff Station's first Haunted Jailhouse.
Leon continues to serve as chairman of the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade; publisher of the Old Town Newhall Gazette;
manager of SCVTV.com, SCV History In Pictures (scvhistory.com) and other local websites. He serves on the Hart District's Career Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Group and SCV Habitat for Heroes.
As a contributing writer to Coinage, the largest U.S. numismatic monthly, he has won Numismatic Literary Guild awards for best coin article in a U.S.
coin magazine (2006, 2007) and the NLG's top journalism award for best numismatic article in any medium, worldwide (2008).
Michael R. Mazzetti
Michael has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley for nearly 20 years. Following a decade in the Flight Test Engineering Department at the famous Lockheed Skunk Works in Burbank, he has spent the last 18 years an Audio Engineer mixing shows for every major network and cable channel and has two Emmy nominations for his work. He spent 10 years on the road with ABC Sports, televising just about every sport there is. For four years, he toured with Frank Sinatra as a staff engineer and on both the "Duets" and "Duets 2" CDs. He now stays closer to home as one of the top television audio mixers in Hollywood. His current shows include "Divorce Court" for Fox, "The Gong Show" for Comedy Central and "Merv Griffin's Crosswords." In September he will head the audio team for the new Bonnie Hunt talk show for Telepictures. He designs and rents audio systems used to produce television shows. An active volunteer in the community, Michael helps teach television production to local junior and senior high school students and is an advisor to the Hart School District ROP program. He rebuilt and upgraded the SCVTV television studio and edit bay; has volunteered for 14 years with the Saugus High School Band, recording 13 CDs for Jazz Ensemble; and works with the City of Santa Clarita Disaster Preparedness Group as a City Radio Officer and designed and built the City's emergency communication system. For fun, he can be found on his boat on a local lake, riding his Harley or throwing a tennis ball to his golden retriever, Winston.
Fred's family came to Newhall in 1938 and purchased the Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise newspaper.
He was born and raised in the Santa Clarita Valley, attended local schools and served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968.
Fred is a magna cum laude graduate of Pepperdine University and is a former SCV Man of the Year.
After 31 years with Southern California Edison, Fred formed a consulting company focusing on organization development;
a sports media company that does filming and promotional work for Eastmans' Publishing on the Outdoor Channel;
and he is a senior partner in Paladin Principle, a regional public relations and governmental affairs firm.
Fred also served as a field deputy for former Assemblyman Dr. Keith Richman.
Major Independent Producers
City of Santa Clarita
The City of Santa Clarita televises City Council and Planning Commission meetings live
on Channel 20 and on SCVTV.com. Council, Planning and Parks Commission meetings are also available permanently
on SCVTV.com following each meeting. In addition, the City produces the weekly program, "This Week in Santa Clarita."
For more information visit the City's website, Santa-Clarita.com
College of the Canyons
During the fall and
spring semesters, COC's RTVF (Radio, Television, Film) classes produce the weekly "Cougar News" and "Cougar
Insider" programs which cover both campus and general Santa Clarita news.
Hart District ROP
The William S. Hart Union High School District's Regional Occupational Program for
Television and Video Production uses the SCVTV Media Center as a classroom laboratory and produces
"Hart District TV," which appears on SCVTV. In addition, as a hands-on learning
experience originally facilitated through the School and Business Alliance (School-to-Career),
Hart District ROP students perform crew functions for other programming such as "Legacy" and "Newsmaker
of the Week."
Megan is a graduate of College of the Canyons, where she served as producer
for COC's "Cougar News." She was recognized as both Journalist of the Year and Producer of the Year by
Media Arts Department during her involvement with the student-produced newscast. From College of the Canyons,
Megan moved on to work as a news reporter, producer and ultimately production manager for SCVTV.
In her free time, Megan can often be found on the fairway or engulfed in the latest John Grisham novel.
Today she is enthusiastic about working in Santa Clarita to help provide local television to the SCV.
Dave has been broadcasting, producing and writing about Santa Clarita sports for more than 12 years. He has served as
Sports Editor of The Signal, Sports Director at KHTS AM-1220, and Sports Director at SCVTV. For each of the past five years,
Dave has been named one of the Top 10 Play-by-Play Sportscasters in Southern California by the Los Angeles Daily News.
From 2000 to 2008, Dave hosted "The SCV Sports Show," which focused on youth sports in Santa Clarita. More than
150 shows were produced, each giving three to five teams of 5- to 10-year-olds their 15 minutes of fame.
In addition to being the "Voice of Santa Clarita Sports," Dave is also the "Voice of the Matadors,"
handling radio play-by-play of Cal State Northridge women's basketball and baseball. Dave has lived in
Santa Clarita since 1990.
Desiree is a graduate of the Art Institute-Los Angeles. During her time there,
she worked on many productions ranging from narrative short films to music videos to independent films including her own.
Her studies led to a passion for lighting and cinematography. She has served as director of photography on many short films,
some of which have been presented at film festivals in Los Angeles. She enjoys writing and playing music as often as she can.
Austin spent two years in the GVTV television production class at Golden Valley High School
one year on the staff and one year as the student producer. Following graduation in June 2009 he enrolled in the News Media
class at College of the Canyons, where he enjoys his position as Web Director of Cougar News Online (CougarNews.com).
In his spare time, Austin films and edits projects for local businesses, schools and bands. Video editing and cinematography
are his two deepest passions. He enjoys living in the city of Santa Clarita and is the youngest member of the SCVTV staff.
Tami is a Santa Clarita Valley native. Her family has been in Santa Clarita since 1936. After graduating from Hart High School in 1989, she dedicated the next 18 years to raising her four children alongside her husband who was her Peachland Elementary School sweetheart. Satisfied she had laid a positive foundation for her children, she joined the work force. As a multimedia account executive for The Signal newspaper, she was responsible for increasing automotive ad sales by nearly 1,000 percent. Today she is the Sales Director for the SCVTV-SCVNews.com network and co-host of SCVTV's "SCV Today" morning show. Tami serves on the board of Circle of Hope and represents School Board Member Steve Sturgeon on the Hart District Advisory Committee. Of all Tami's accomplishments, she is proudest of her role as mom to a member of the U.S. Navy.
After an 18-year community newspaper career, Tim launched Whyte House Media, a writing, editing
and public relations business, in February 2007. For several years he hosted "Your City," a program produced for
SCVTV by the City of Santa Clarita, and also served as part-time writer and producer of "SCV's Top Ten."
Tim joined The Signal as an entry-level reporter in 1989, advancing to Editor in 1994 and General Manager
in 2004. He has received more than three dozen journalism awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association,
Associated Press, Greater L.A. Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists and National Newspaper Association. He is
president of the SCV Press Club, which has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to local students since 1997. He
also serves on the SCV Dodger Day Committee and the board of the SCV Food Pantry. Tim grew up in the SCV, graduated from Saugus High
School in 1984, studied journalism at College of the Canyons and graduated cum laude
from Cal State Northridge (political science). A part-time professor in the CSUN Journalism Department since 1998,
Tim lives in Saugus with his wife, Erin, and their two children.