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Winter Shelter Finds Its Place

A few locations approved for homeless shelter.

A committee that has been looking for potential sites for the temporary winter homeless shelter here in Santa Clarita, presented their four choices to the City Council Tuesday night, and of the locations, three were approved.

 

The locations ranged from Pitchess Detention Center to the current site on Golden Valley Road.

Antonovich Pushes For Jail Funding

 He says 285 jobs must be funded quickly.

In a letter dated February 22, 2007 to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Sheriff revealed the creation of approximately 285 unfunded post positions in the Sheriff’s Custody Operations and Correctional Services Division which was, in large part, to meet increased safety challenges and external demands from the Board of Supervisors, the Department of Justice, the American Civil Liberties Union and Special Counsel Merrick Bobb.

 

Disabled Actor In The Spotlight

Mayor’s Committee to Laugh with Danny Murphy.

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Comedian Danny Murphy, one of Hollywood’s top disabled talents, will be the guest speaker at the March 1 luncheon meeting of the Santa Clarita Valley Mayor’s Committee for Employment of Individuals with Disabilities.

Two Weeks Until Champions Arrive

Bobby Wadkins takes title in Florida.

Local Girl Taking The Plunge For Special Olympics

Becky Warloe is willing to sacrifice comfort for a good cause.ImageShe’s made a vow to jump into Castaic Lake not once, but 24 times March 9th through 10th. It’s a fundraiser that sees people sponsor her to take the plunge into the cold water every hour on the hour for a full day.

 

Hart Falls to Mira Costa

On Tuesday night, in a game heard live on KHTS, the Hart Indians Girls basketball team lost to Mira Costa 50-40.   The loss came in the semifinal round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1A playoffs, which officially eliminates them from playoff contention.

Protesters Line Up In Front Of Henry Mayo

Henry Mayo expansion plan takes heat from the public.

On Monday, members from Smart Growth SCV held up signs and chanted slogans in front of Henry Mayo, protesting their proposed expansion plan.

“Hospital beds yes, better facilities, yes. Medical office buildings no,” said a member of the group.

Smart Growth SCV has emerged as the number one adversary to Henry Mayo’s plans. They have showed up at Planning Commission meetings, debates, and City Council meetings.

Barbershop Contest Hits High Note

ImageLocal High Schools Compete In Harmony.

The 8th Annual Youth Quartet Contest unfolded Monday night in front of a packed hall at a local Santa Clarita church.

There were five groups in all, and three of them were local, with a girls group called the Trouble Clefs from Canyon High, The Shop Girls from Valencia High, and boy group The Fantastic Sams, also from Valencia.

Red Cross And City Hold Sheltering Meeting

Earlier this month, volunteers from the American Red Cross and representatives from the City of Santa Clarita and Emergency Services came together to refine a unified plan for the establishment of Evacuation Centers and Shelters in the event of a large disaster in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Representatives from Los Angeles County Fire, Los Angeles Sheriffs, California Highway Patrol, Hart School District, College of the Canyons and Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control were in attendance.

 

Notes From Dodger Camp

Holman Stadium looked more like the RCA Dome in Indianapolis yesterday morning as the Dodgers progressed through a series of drills that resembled the NFL Scouting Combine.

 Strength and Conditioning coach Doug Jarrow and Head Trainer Stan Conte ran a series of drills to stress quick movements and acceleration. One drill that looked right out of the combine, had the players speeding around cones, touching the ground and then changing direction.