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Lane Closures For I-5 Carpool Lane Construction 2/27-3/4

Caltrans will close the following lanes of the Golden State Freeway (I-5), as part of a $41.6-million project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle, (HOV), or carpool lanes, on northbound and southbound I-5 from State Route 118 to State Route 14:
·     8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – One lane of northbound I-5 from I-405 to eastbound SR 210 on-ramp
·     5 a.m. to 2 p.m. – One lane of northbound I-5 from SR 210 to SR 14

Drum Circle to benefit Early Childhood Education Center

The College of the Canyons Center for Early Childhood Education Circle of Friends, a support and fund-raising group for the college's Children's Center and Early Childhood Education Training Program will hold their sixth annual "drum circle" event at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2006. The event will be held in the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts and will be a prelude to that evening's performance by the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Canyon Defeats Marina, Hart Topples Perris

In a game heard live on KHTS, the Canyon Cowboys girls basketball team defeated the Marina Spartans, 43-38 to move on to the CIF semifinal playoffs. In other action, the Hart Indians defeated Perris 69 to 56, and they too move on the semifinals. Congratulations to both teams!

Sharon Runner Guest Hosts Governor Schwarzenegger's Weekly Radio Address

Sacramento – This week Assemblywoman Sharon Runner (R-Lancaster) was the guest host for Governor Schwarzenegger’s weekly radio address. In the radio address Runner discussed the importance of passing her Jessica’s Law legislation that Governor Schwarzenegger sponsored “Governor Schwarzenegger, Senator Runner and I call upon my fellow legislators to pass Jessica’s Law and protect the millions of vulnerable children in our state,” Assemblywoman Runner said during the radio address. Jessica’s Law is the most comprehensive sex offender punishment and control law ever introduced.

Authorities Seeking Life Without Parole

The extradition process is underway for a suspected cop killer to return to the United States, where authorities will seek a life sentence without the possibility of parole, officials said at a press conference Friday. Jorge Arroyo Garcia, aka Armando “Chato” Garcia, was apprehended shortly after noon on Thursday by a team of Mexican police officers conducting surveillance outside the home of the suspect’s uncle in Tonala, a suburb of Guadalajara.

Golden Melee

Eight Golden Valley High School students were arrested Friday after a lunchtime brawl broke out, which involved 60 students and forced the campus to be on lockdown until the school’s 3 p.m. dismissal. Worried parents stood by for nearly two hours at the school’s front gate after receiving cell phone calls from their children just after a brawl broke out between Hispanic and black students, just after 1 p.m. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station deputies are investigating the cause of the melee but have not said whether the violence was racially motivated.

College of the Canyons Communication Studies Department wins award

The Communication Studies department has won the “Model Teaching Program” award sponsored by the Western States Communication Association. Victoria Leonard, the department chair, accepted the award on behalf of the college during the WSCA conference on Feb. 18 to Feb. 20 in Palm Springs. "Our most recent innovation has been to take our existing curricula and expand our methods of delivery to open the door to students who cannot attend regular college classes.

Fighting at Golden Valley High

Fighting between students erupted at Golden Valley High School around 1pm Friday, injuring several and prompting the arrest of 8 juveniles and one adult, according to the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station. As many as 20 students were involved in the fracas, which the sheriffs quickly had under control. It's unknown at this time the exact cause of the fighting, but sheriff officials are continuing to investigate.

Deputy March's Killer Apprehended

Mexican authorities arrested Armando Garcia, the suspect in the 2002 killing of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy David March. 
On Thursday, agents of the Mexican Federal Investigation Agency apprehended Garcia in Tonala which is in the western Jalisco state of Mexico.


Swartz Resigns As Golden Valley Football Coach

Rob Swartz, the Golden Valley High School head football coach since its inception two years ago, has resigned. Swartz cited personal reasons for his decision.