[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | McKeon: Obama Should Heed Warning of Senior Military Adviser | 02-15-2013
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
82°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
August 4
1992 - Pardee House (ex-Good Templars Lodge) moved to Heritage Junction/Hart Park [story]


U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon

Following an historic hearing with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the national security implications of repeated defense cuts, Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita,  made the following statement:

“In a time of declining military strength and increasing global danger, I am deeply concerned about the future of U.S. National Security. I took some comfort in General Martin Dempsey’s testimony today, when he noted that the our national security strategy could not survive another dollar of defense cuts. It is alarming that despite the warning of his most senior military adviser, President Obama has proposed a plan that would take not one, but up to $250 billion dollars out of defense.

“If our national security strategy, already drastically watered down to comply with the White House’s first two rounds of defense cuts, cannot survive a dollar’s cut — it is frightening to consider what the President’s next round of massive cuts could do to our safety and our security.”

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

1 Comment

  1. I kinda like Chinese food.

SCV NewsBreak
Loading...
Related Content
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Monday, Aug 3, 2015
COC Wins 2nd Straight WSC Supremacy Title
The Western State Conference is pleased to announce that College of the Canyons has claimed its second straight WSC Supremacy Award for their athletic department’s performance throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. The Cougars won a total of six conference championships throughout the year and led the conference with a 6.50 average across 15 WSC sponsored sports.
Monday, Aug 3, 2015
New SCV Sheriff Program Teaches Youth ‘Truth About Drugs’
Some of the topics covered in the ten-week program include: The Truth about Ecstasy, The Truth about Heroin, and The Truth about Crystal Meth and Methamphetamine. The final session will be a graduation class with the presentation of a certificate and the signing of a Youth Drug-Free World Pledge. The curriculum will be taught using a mixture of lectures, video presentations, group discussions, reading and short worksheets.
Monday, Aug 3, 2015
Lost Hikers Found in Towsley Canyon
A pair of hikers who got lost in Towsley Canyon Sunday evening were rescued by Fire Department and Search and Rescue personnel.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1992 - Pardee House (ex-Good Templars Lodge) moved to Heritage Junction/Hart Park [story]
The Western State Conference is pleased to announce that College of the Canyons has claimed its second straight WSC Supremacy Award for their athletic department’s performance throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. The Cougars won a total of six conference championships throughout the year and led the conference with a 6.50 average across 15 WSC sponsored sports.
COC Wins 2nd Straight WSC Supremacy Title
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Newhall Water District users have lowered their water use below the state required mandate. Plus, a former Santa Clarita city attorney has died. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, August 3, 2015
I am excited to share with you a special invitation to attend the Mayor’s Virtual City Tour and Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 15. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all the ways our city is providing you and your family with a high quality of life.
Ice Cream and a Tour
Some of the topics covered in the ten-week program include: The Truth about Ecstasy, The Truth about Heroin, and The Truth about Crystal Meth and Methamphetamine. The final session will be a graduation class with the presentation of a certificate and the signing of a Youth Drug-Free World Pledge. The curriculum will be taught using a mixture of lectures, video presentations, group discussions, reading and short worksheets.
New SCV Sheriff Program Teaches Youth ‘Truth About Drugs’
School officials are in the process of overcoming a $4.1 million operating shortfall through layoffs of 30 teachers across the district ($2.36 million); a reduction in classified staff, the equivalent of 13 full-time positions ($417,000); reductions in administrative staff expected to save more than $340,000; $50,000 in reduced transportation services; and a reduction of $300,000 annually in services.
Gibson of Castaic School District Steps Aside Monday
The City of Santa Clarita’s Outreach and Neighborhood Services will host the 2015 Closing Ceremony for the City’s summer Mentoring Programs, Peers on the Way to Everlasting Recovery (POWER) and Girls Empowerment Mentorship (GEM), on Thursday, August 6.
Aug. 6: Closing Ceremony for City’s Summer Mentoring Programs
A pair of hikers who got lost in Towsley Canyon Sunday evening were rescued by Fire Department and Search and Rescue personnel.
Lost Hikers Found in Towsley Canyon
The USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest, has extended the public comment period for the Need to Change Document for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan until Tuesday, August 11, 2015.
Public Comment Period Extended for San Gabriel Mountains Nat’l Monument Plan
This summer, Global Outreach teams from The Master's College scattered to the far reaches of the globe—Argentina to India and everywhere in between—where they encouraged the local churches, shared the gospel, and ministered to the sick and needy.
TMC Global Outreach Hosts 2015 Special Olympics World Games Athletes
Brett Croft, former standout midfielder for The Master’s College men’s soccer team, has signed a contract with Melleruds IF, a Swedish Football Leauge professional club based in Västra Götaland County.‪
Former TMC Soccer Player Signs With Melleruds IF
According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Air Unhealthy in SCV, SFV Again Tuesday
After spending decades searching for proof of a connection between C-123 aircraft and the conditions known to be caused by Agent Orange, the Institute of Medicine issued a review that provided the supporting evidence VA needed to provide care and compensation to the Air Force and Air Force Reserve personnel who were exposed to Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123s and who also developed an Agent Orange-related disability.
VA Begins Compensating C-123 Agent Orange Claimants
1975 - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital opens with 100 beds [story]
A candlelight vigil was held for Santa Clarita teen Madeline “Maddie” Rossiter Saturday evening at Canyon Country Park in Canyon Country.
Candlelight Vigil Held for Teen Killed in Crash
Not only can squirrels carry the plague, but they can carry rabies and Hantavirus. too. That’s right: In our very own Angeles National Forest, there are almost always summer indications of the Black Death. Some counties in California have Hantavirus. And you can find rabies everywhere. A teen in Colorado just died from the Black Plague last month. His doctor sent him home thinking it was a case of the flu.
Keep Them Wild
1935 - Newhall deputy Archie Carter sentenced to 1 year in jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor after his wife fatally shot his 20-year-old mistress (the age of majority was 21). [story]
The following streets in Canyon Country will be affected during the week of Aug. 3, 2015, for the Santa Clarita Annual Slurry Seal & Overlay Project.
Canyon Country: See If Your Street is Set for Slurry Seal
Home gardeners enjoy the robust flavors and enhanced nutrition of homegrown vegetables and fruits, but tending a garden can be back-breaking work. Raised-bed gardening is not only easier on the back, but it can also increase a garden’s productivity, extend the growing season and help keep pests at bay.
Aug. 29: CSUN Offers Free Class in Raised-Bed Gardening
Religion and the environment come together Aug. 15 with an interfaith outreach event called “Take Me To The River: Caring for Creation Starts at Home.”
Aug. 15: Interfaith Event to Focus on Santa Clara River
The A List Hair & Makeup Studio in Newhall is hosting an event featuring martinis and makeovers for the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita on Aug. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 7: Martinis & Makeovers for Domestic Violence Center
Two people are dead and a third person remains in critical condition after fatal off-road crash Friday night near the Rowher Flats OHV Park in Agua Dulce.
2 Killed in Crash at Rowher Flats; 3rd Clinging to Life
Black Dart 2015, which began July 26 and runs to Aug. 7 at Naval Base Ventura County, is DoD's largest live-fly, live-fire joint counter-UAS technology demonstration.
Pentagon Officials Observe Counter-Drone Demo in Ventura County
Despite slight increases, 4 out of 10 adolescent girls and 6 out of 10 adolescent boys have not started the recommended HPV vaccine series, leaving them vulnerable to cancers caused by HPV infections.
CDC: Many Teens Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine; Risk Cancer