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38 Inmates Injured In Another Pitchess Riot

Fighting between inmates broke out again Thursday at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, injuring 38 detainees. The fights began at approximately 3:50pm, and Santa Clarita Sheriff Deputies responded to emergency calls from Pitchess shortly after 4pm. The situation was brought under control quickly, and the detention center is currently under lockdown.

Full Audit Requested For School Construction Costs

 The Hart School District Governing Board and Superintendent Jaime Castellanos will order a full forensic audit of the district’s modernization construction expenditures, Castellanos reported at the district’s board meeting Wednesday night.

 The investigation will be conducted by a professional audit firm with no previous connection to the district and will involve every penny spent and every decision made, Castellanos indicated. The results will be fully disclosed in a public session, as well as recommendations to avoid unreasonable cost overruns in the future.

SCV Chamber Supports Bucks Cemex Mining Bill

In an open letter to Congressman Buck McKeon, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support the Congressman's Bill, HR-5471, the Soledad Canyon Mine Leases Adjustment Act. KHTS urges you to send a letter to our Congressman in support of his bill. For further informtion, visit

Blood Drive and Marrow Testing for SCV Youth

Sean, a 12-1/2 year old young man, who lives here in the Santa Clarita Valley, needs your help.

Gillis Leaves COC Board

Trustee says he's 'been thinking about it for a long time,' & the reason's due to his increased job responsibilities for Lockheed.

After a decade spent as a COC trusteee, Ron Gillis is calling it a day...

Pick-up today’s Signal newspaper to read the full story.

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Agreement Final in Racism Suit

Five Valencia High students will be awarded about $50,000 each for mental health services.

A nearly $1 million agreement has been finalized in a lawsuit that accused the Hart district of ignoring five students' claims of racist threats & behavior directed at them.

Travel Expo At Paseo Club

Santa Clarita's All-Travel hosts this a "Travel Expo" at the Paseo Club on Saturday, July 15th from 3:00pm - 8:00pm. KHTS will broadcast from the event and share details on a special Santa Clarita - KHTS 2007 Cruise to Alaska.

1,100 Customers Lose Power in Valencia

Power outage was caused by an underground circuit failure

At 4pm Wednesday afternoon, a power outage was reported in Valencia affecting about 1100 Southern California Edison customers. As of 5:45 pm, approximately 300 customers were still without power according to Tom Boyd of Southern California Edison. The outage was caused by an underground circuit failure and SCE crews are working to restore service to the area of Magic Mountain Parkway between McBean and Valencia.

Blood Drive for SCV Youth

Sean, a 12-1/2 year old young man, who lives here in the Santa Clarita Valley, needs your help. 
Sean was diagnosed with leukemia in 2005 and was receiving chemotherapy treatments but relapsed in May 2006.  He is hoping to undergo a bone marrow transplant at City of Hope in the very near future.
A Blood Drive Drive with Bone Marrow Testing is being held this Saturday, July 15, from 9am-Noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Canyon Country.  The bone marrow test is a simple mouth swab.

Bus Service To Aquatic Center

Community voices have been heard. The City of Santa Clarita will now offer direct bus service to the Santa Clarita Aquatics and Activity Center beginning Monday, July 10, just in time for summer.
Route 5 and 6 will service the Aquatics and Activity Center located at 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway. In addition, transfers to and from other routes can be conveniently made at the Mc Bean transfer station. This service will be available seven days a week, operating every half hour beginning at 8 a.m.