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McKeon Tribal Land Bill Clears Senate

Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) today praised the United States Senate for passing his legislation placing in trust 240 acres of excess Bureau of Land Management land for the Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation near Bishop, California.  HR 854, which was introduced by McKeon last year, passed the Senate by voice vote and will now be sent to the White House for the President's expected signature."We've cleared the last hurdles and at long last the Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute tribe is on its way to greater self-sufficiency and economic development," said McKeon.

Veterans Historical Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting!

The Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons and the Prayer Angels will be hosting a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. this Saturday, December 9th at the Veterans' Historical Plaza in Old Town Newhall.
Speakers include Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and Mayor Laurene Weste.

The Blue Star Mothers is an organization dedicated to troops overseas.

Low Riders of the Trail

With their shiny black paint job, raised rear suspension and nocturnal habits, these darkling beetles resemble something you’d see cruising the streets at night.  But don’t be fooled – come too close for a better look and you’re likely to receive a nasty-smelling surprise.  Because you’ve come across a STINKBUG! In the spring and summer, these beetles are what we call crepuscular, that is, active at twilight, night and dawn. 

Sheriff Toy Drive Brings Hundreds, May Run Out of Toys

In what one could classify as a resounding success, the Sheriff’s Toy Drive is now facing a problem. Many local area schools and residents donated toys by the box full, and yesterday, the toys started being distributed.

Board Approves Antonovich Plan to Expand Trails

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Michael D. Antonovich’s plan to provide increased  access for equestrians, hikers, and cyclists.“Working with the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Regional Planning, town councils in Acton, Agua Dulce, Castaic-Val Verde, and West Ranch and the City of Santa Clarita, we have a comprehensive plan to improve and expand our trail system that is supported by equestrians, hikers, trail enthusiasts and property-owners,” said Mayor Antonovich.  

Kings Lose 4-1

Thursday night the Predators beat the Kings 4-1. Tune in to KHTS Saturday at 7:00 when the Kings will face off against the Avalanche.

Wrench Thrown in Council Appointment Plan

The very plan that gave 15 applicants a chance to be a city councilman has now seemed to change mid stream. Originally, the plan called for three public panels to conduct interviews, and then rate their top five candidates. Those top five would then be interviewed by the city council at a special meeting on Wednesday, which went on last night.Now, here’s where it gets interesting. If the council could not reach a decision on the top 5 candidates, then another meeting would be held on Friday to interview the applicants that were ranked 6th through 10th.

Santa Clarita to Host Cultural Night

Friday, December 8, 2006 the City of Santa Clarita will host a community cultural night designed to showcase the rich cultural tapestry of Santa Clarita with dance and food from the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the City of Santa Clarita Community Center , located at 22421 Market Street in Newhall. The event is free of charge. For further information about the event, one may contact Cynthia Llerenas at (661) 259-2489.

Two Juveniles Arrested in Stabbing Case

Yesterday in Canyon Country, One male 15 year old became involved in a fight with two other juveniles. One of the fighters pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the 15 year old in the chest once, and under the right arm, this according to Sheriff Department officials.

BREAKING NEWS: Council Can’t Make Decision on Replacement

After five hours of interviews, public comment, and council comments, the end result was postponement until Tuesday, December 12th. Deciding who will fill Cameron Smyth’s vacant council seat was marred by a split council, with Bob Kellar and Laurene Weste ready to make a decision, but Marsha McLean and Frank Ferry wanting more time to look over the information.