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Kings Win 4-2

Thursday night the Kings beat the Sharks 4-2. Tune in to KHTS Saturday at 12:30 when the Kings will face off against the Stars.

A KHTS EXCLUSIVE: Get to Know Your Mayor

Who is the woman with the center seat on the City Council now? Marsha McLean took over as Mayor of Santa Clarita on Tuesday, and with her position as head of the city will come an opportunity to work on some of the projects she considers important.

Lockheed Player of the Week - Ben Longshore - December 12, 2006

Congratulations, Ben Longshore of Canyon High School for being a “Player of the Week”.
During the Canyon High versus Moorpark High game, quarterback Longshore overcame a rough first half to complete 9 out of 12 passes in the second quarter, including two for two and 73 yards in the Cowboy’s fateful final drive.  That drive led to Canyon’s 24-22 victory over the Moorpark Musketeers in Canyon’s second consecutive CIF Northern Division Championship.  The Cowboys will now move on to the State Championship.

Local Teen Girls to Represent California in Boxing Match

Two participants from the Santa Clarita Community Center Boxing Program have been invited to represent the State of California in their respective weight divisions at the Regional Championships on January 4, 2007, in Norwalk, CA.Marlene Castro and Joana Pereyda, both ages 14, competed at the Long Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) Center on Sunday, December 4, 2006, and won the California State Silver Gloves.

Nominees for Business of the Year Announced

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for Business of the Year. This prestigious award is designated for businesses that operate above and beyond similar sized companies, and there are awards for three categories: Small, Medium and Large businesses. Some of the nominees include: For small businesses: Plumbing by Kirk and Choppe’ Advertising. For Medium Businesses: KHTS AM 1220, Mercedes of Valencia and SCV Bank. Winners in each respective category will be announced January 19th.

Magic Mountain Parkway Name May Disappear

The City of Santa Clarita is currently exploring the option of changing the street name of Magic Mountain Parkway, east of Interstate 5, and Creekside Road to reflect more auto-related names. The request came from the Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association in hopes of increasing auto sales as well as visibility of the Auto Mall from Interstate 5 by increasing exposure to potential regional customers who might drive to Santa Clarita to purchase vehicles.

For Some, Normalcy is the Greatest Gift

As we have highlighted so many times this season, Santa Clarita comes to the rescue this time of year, to make the holidays possible for those less fortunate. However, to see it up close is an entirely moving experience.
I could write all I want about how much good it does to extend gratitude, and how good it will make you feel, but it would all get meshed together as sort of an “Oh that’s nice” kind of moment.

 

DUI Checkpoint Nets Arrests, But...

When I called the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department to check the status of Friday’s DUI Checkpoint, my first question to Deputy Arnold was: “Was it successful?”
 
“No…we had to make arrests,” He Said. “Um, ok.”

If you’re as confused as I was, don’t worry, he explained further. He said that the actual goal of the checkpoints is to let everyone know that they’re proactively hunting for drunk drivers. Therefore, a successful checkpoint would yield no arrests because no one would drink and drive.

TimBen Boydston Appointed to City Council

In a completely shocking turn to the already dramatic city council appointment process, the City Council appointed TimBen Boydston to replace Cameron Smyth.The decision came after hours of yet more deadlock on the council, who were unable to reach a decision on one of the top five candidates to be ranked by the community panel. Boydston was ranked 9th.

Marsha McLean Voted in as Mayor

In a unanimous vote by the council last night, Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean was voted in as Mayor, and Bob Kellar was made Mayor Pro Tem.Laurene Weste had served her year, and the city gave an emotional presentation to her, thanking her for all that she had done as the head of Santa Clarita.

The new job of Mayor for Marsha McLean began immediately, and she provided over the City Council meeting.

Her honor of being the new mayor may have been overshadowed by her first meeting though, as it was one that will most certainly go down in the history books.