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1879 - Newhall civic leader Charles Henry Kingsburry born in Missouri [story]


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Teen Rider Succumbs to Injuries from Crash at Rowher Flats
Monday, Feb 10, 2014

[KHTS] – A 16-year-old from Ojai died Sunday from injuries sustained in an off-roading mishap at Rowher Flats, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. in the Rowher Flats Off-Highway Vehicle riding area on Lookout Trail, according to a news release. The...

Rail Stop Near Burbank Airport Should Help SCV Commuters

[KHTS] – Metrolink will soon add an additional stop on the Antelope Valley Line connecting the Santa Clarita Valley to the Burbank Airport. The Antelope Valley Line runs from Lancaster to Los Angeles, and stops in downtown Burbank. Currently the fastest route to the Bob Hope Airport for Metrolink...

Wm. S. Hart Baseball-Softball Celebrates 60 Years
Saturday, Feb 8, 2014

[KHTS] – Generations of baseball and softball players came together Saturday morning to celebrate the 60th Anniversary Opening Day Ceremonies of the William S. Hart Baseball and Softball League. League President Arnie Durazo estimated about 2,000 people came to the ceremony, and predicted there...

Teens Remember Skateboarding Friend Killed in Collision
Monday, Feb 3, 2014

[KHTS] – A group of Santa Clarita teenagers organized a memorial meant to help their friend’s family at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Saturday. Albert Castro, 18, died after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his skateboard Tuesday, Jan. 14, near Valencia Boulevard and The Old Road...

‘Cindy’ from Brady Bunch Discusses Work in SCV
Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

[KHTS] – The Brady Bunch’s youngest daughter, Cindy, played by Susan Olsen, stopped in the KHTS radio studio for the “Friday Matinee” show with T. Katz and George Cummings to discuss her experiences while teaching in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Santa Clarita resident, artist, actress...

Supes Tap OC Undersheriff to Step In for Baca
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

John Scott [KHTS] – The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors named Orange County Undersheriff John Scott to serve as L.A. County’s interim sheriff Tuesday. He starts Friday. The search for a new sheriff began after Sheriff Leroy “Lee” Baca announced his intention to retire by the end of the...

1 DUI Arrest at CHP Checkpoint, Sierra & Vasquez
Monday, Jan 27, 2014

[KHTS] – One person was arrested for driving under the influence and several citations were issued at a Friday-night checkpoint, said Officer John Lutz of the California Highway Patrol’s Newhall Area Office. The checkpoint began at 6:30 p.m. and lasted until 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Sierra Highway...

Some COC Career-Technical Courses Have Room for More Students
Friday, Jan 24, 2014

[KHTS] – College of the Canyons Career Technical Education courses prepare students for many in-demand jobs, but some classes aren’t filling up. There are about 30 CTE courses, but some of the programs that lead to readily available jobs are not well known, said Kristin Houser, dean of the CTE...

‘Santa Colorita’ Run Getting Closer (Video & Map)
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first annual Santa Colorita 5k run on Saturday, Feb. 15. Also known as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet,” this will not be your typical marathon-style event. Non-toxic colored corn starch will be thrown at runners at each kilometer...

Big Rig Overturns, Spills Oil at Rye Canyon
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

[KHTS] – Part of a big rig overturned Sunday morning, resulting in oil leakage and the closure of all lanes in the vicinity of The Old Road and Rye Canyon Road at the entrance to the Valencia Industrial Center. California Highway Patrol received a call about the second tank of a two-tanker big...

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Search teams found the body of a man Saturday evening in a remote Santa Barbara County canyon near the Hot Springs Trailhead, where a vehicle belonging to a missing Los Angeles County Fire Department captain from Newhall was found Friday afternoon.
Body Found in Santa Barbara Near Missing Fire Captain’s Car
1879 - Newhall civic leader Charles Henry Kingsburry born in Missouri [story]
1946 - Pioneering Placerita Canyon movie producer Trem Carr dies in San Diego [story]
The JetHawks got some much-needed offense to beat Stockton, 9-7, Thursday night at The Hangar to end a five-game losing streak.
Offense Comes Through, JetHawks End 5-Game Skid
The Canyon Country Community Center’s next Sock Hop is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning at 7 p.m.
Aug. 25: Sock Hop at Canyon Country Community Center
Results of the first full year of Measure H funding are in, demonstrating widespread progress as services ramped up and thousands of individuals and families were housed temporarily or permanently, Los Angeles County officials said Friday.
Measure H First Year: Housing for 7,500, Help for Thousands More
The fire that destroyed the historic Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus Aug. 11-12 was an accident, Sgt. John Hanson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Arson & Explosives squad said Friday morning.
Big Oaks Lodge Fire an Accident, Arson Investigators Say
Lawmakers advanced a controversial bill Thursday that aims to reform California’s money bail system though recent amendments have alarmed advocates who say the current bill could authorize prosecutors and judges to promote indefinite pretrial detention.
State Lawmakers Advance Bail Overhaul, Police Transparency Bills
Nightly lane closures are scheduled to start Monday on Sierra Highway near Highway 14 as crews begin a paving project in and near the city of Santa Clarita, the California Department of Transportation announced Friday.
Caltrans to Repave 19 Miles of Sierra Highway in SCV
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges' Senior College and University Commission has placed The Master's University & Seminary on probation after a visiting WSCUC team in March found TMUS out of compliance with numerous accreditation standards.
‘Climate of Fear,’ Admin Issues Lead to Probation for The Master’s University
Reversing a trial court and an appellate panel, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that asylum-seeking children with one parent living in the United States need only notify the foreign parent of their plans to seek resident status in the U.S.
California Justices Lift Custody Hurdle for Asylum-Seeking Kids
1920 - Actress Maureen O'Hara born in Ireland; 1961 "Parent Trap" uses Disney Golden Oak Ranch [story]
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with The Friends of Hart Park, presents its, “7th Annual Summer Movies in the Park Series."
Aug. 17: Black Panther to Close Out Summer Movies in the Park Series
LANCASTER – The University of Antelope Valley (UAV) baseball program is pleased to announce the additions of 6-1 utility player Edmond Marcotte, 6-0 utility player Kyle Lathrop, and 6-1 pitcher Austin Grabbit, with all three players coming over to UAV from Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, Calif.
University of Antelope Valley Adds 3 New Players to Baseball Program
College of the Canyons is partnering with AMS Fulfillment to offer 30 pre-apprenticeships in the logistics field—one of the fastest growing industries in Los Angeles County—to individuals who need job readiness skills to gain employment.
COC Partners with Local Fulfillment Company to Offer Pre-Apprenticeships
Children and young adults need to be protected before heading back to school.
County Encourages Parents to Stay Current on School Immunizations
Well, I don't know but I've been told, you’ll never slow down, you’ll never grow old with the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tribute Band Free Falls into Concerts in the Park
Mayor Laurene Weste, Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean, Councilmembers Bob Kellar, Bill Miranda and Cameron Smyth cordially invite you to the 2018 State of the City Luncheon to be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 11:30 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Oct. 25: “Santa Clarita – City of the Arts” State of the City Luncheon
To keep grass at parks green and lush despite constant use, the city of Santa Clarita Parks division works hard to maintain the high quality fields residents love.
City Aerates, Renovates Parks Ahead of Fall
The Saugus Union School District is very pleased to announce the awarding of two grants to provide arts education in the district.
County Arts Commission, Music Center Awarding Grants to Saugus Union
The New Heights Artist Development Series will be holding a free presentation on taxes and artists.
Aug. 23: New Heights Artist Development Series, “Taxes and the Artist”
After thirteen years of service, Saugus Union School District (SUSD) Governing Board Member Paul De La Cerda announced on Friday that he will not be seeking re-election.
Saugus School Board Member to Pursue Doctorate; Won’t Seek Re-Election
LANCASTER, Calif. – On the heels of their longest winning streak of the season, the Lancaster JetHawks are in the midst of their longest losing streak after a 6-4 defeat at the hands of Stockton Wednesday night at The Hangar. The loss was Lancaster’s fifth in a row.
Stockton Hands JetHawks 5th Straight Loss
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Wayne Stuart Habell.
Detectives Seek Help in Locating Missing Fire Captain
LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Santa Clarita Valley tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 17.
Unhealthy Air Quality Declared in SCV Friday
1956 - Battle of Palmdale rages over the skies of Santa Clarita [story]
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has selected Ricardo Garcia to be the county’s new Public Defender.
Supes Name Ricardo Garcia New LA County Public Defender
The seven Los Angeles County animal shelters including the Castaic Animal Care Center will offer $20 adoption fees for dogs and free adoption for cats on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Aug. 18: Cheap, Free Pet Adoptions at Castaic Shelter
The U.S. Interior Department is against adding the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area, and it won't take a stand on the proposed St. Francis Dam Memorial legislation because it's an issue for the Agriculture Department, not the Interior Department.
Park Service Opposes Rim Addition, Defers on Dam Bill
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive people in the SCV on Thursday, according to an advisory from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Air Quality Unhealthy for SCV Residents Thursday
FOX Sports Prime Ticket, in partnership with the CIF Southern Section, will launch its TV-web coverage of the 2018 high school football season on Friday, Aug. 17.
Aug. 17: Friday Night High School Football Returns to Prime Ticket
The Lancaster JetHawks scored twice and put the tying run on base in the bottom of the ninth inning, but it was not enough in a 5-4 loss to the Stockton Ports Tuesday night at The Hangar.
Late JetHawks Rally Comes Up Short Against Ports
The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated left-handed pitcher Alex Wood from the 10-day disabled list Thursday and placed right-handed pitcher John Axford on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured right fibula.
Dodgers Reinstate Pitcher Alex Wood
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its crime and public safety information report for Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) for the week of Aug. 6-12, 2018.
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, GTA in Stevenson Ranch
1849 - Eight-pound gold nugget found in San Feliciano Canyon (Val Verde/Piru area) [story]