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Burrtec Abandons Canyon Country MRF Site

Resident group celebrates victory.

 

There will be no Materials Recovery Facility off of Sierra Highway. Plans for the proposed project that drew such ire from nearby residents have been officially abandoned by Burrtec Waste Industries. The decision reportedly came after a meeting was held between Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar, City Manager Ken Pulskamp, and Cole Burr, President of Burrtec.

 

Dodgers Win Big Over Pirates, 8-1

Dodgers win final game of series...

 

The Dodgers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates once again, 8-1, winning two games out of the three game series. Shortshop Rafael Furcal was 4-4 on the night. The Dodgers will be off Thursday and back in action Friday in Atlanta against the Braves. You can hear the game starting at 4pm on AM-1220, KHTS! 

Flags At Half-Staff For Inglewood Tree Trimmer

Tree trimmer worked for city for eight years.

 

County flags are flying at half-staff today in tribute to an Inglewood city employee killed in an unusually tragic industrial accident.

Tree-trimmer Raul Hernandez, 48, was killed April 8 after being pulled into a wood chipper. He had worked for the city of Inglewood for approximately 8 years.

County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke asked the county to lower flags in Hernandez’ honor today and tomorrow.

Newhall Man Critically Injured In Hit and Run

Traffic investigators are looking for witnesses to hit and run that left motorcyclist in critical condition.

 

The public’s help is being sought by the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s station to find the driver of a motorhome that was involved in a hit and run accident.

The accident happened at 11:16 p.m. Sunday on Lyons Avenue west of Wiley Canyon Road, when Alejandro Zacarias, 30, entered the eastbound lanes of traffic on his motorcycle and was hit by a white, older model motorhome.

Measure V Oversight Committee Members Named

Five new members to take office at April 28 meeting.

 

Five newly appointed members will take their places on the Measure V Citizens’ Oversight Committee when the group holds its monthly meeting Monday, April 28 in the Board Room at the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District.

Southern California More At Risk For Disastrous Earthquake

California more than overdue for The Big One - either tomorrow or in 2038.

 

A group of scientists working with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Southern California Earthquake Center say that California has a 99.7 percent chance of having an earthquake with a magnitude 6.7 or higher within the next 30 years. The greatest likelihood for Southern California’s temblor would be along the San Andreas Fault, which separates the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys.

EMTs and Ambulance Drivers Threaten Strike May 2

Ambulance drivers threaten to walk out if benefits, pay not improved.

 

Ambulance drivers and emergency medical technicians serving the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys rejected a contract offer received from American Medical Response today, filing their intention to strike on Friday, May 2 with their union.

Three hundred members of the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics would be affected by the strike, which is being called because of decreased benefit coverage and non-competitive wages.

Swingtime In Santa Clarita Set For Sunday

Sixth annual concert to feature wide variety of music.

 

If it’s springtime, it must be "Swingtime in Santa Clarita," the sixth annual concert by the SCV Concert Band, set for 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20 at the performing arts center at College of the Canyons.

 

The band will be playing a wide variety of music, including swing, standards, Dixieland and jazz and will feature vocalists Lori D’Itri and Patrick Grabher and dancers from Dance Studio 84.

 

DISARM Program Gets Guns Off Street

Nearly 100 guns out of criminal's hands, probation violators behind bars.

 

During the month of March, D.I.S.A.R.M officers confiscated 99 weapons -- including 39 handguns and 12 rifles/shotguns, seized over $140,000 in illegal drugs, and arrested 128 probationers during 1,557 unannounced searches of residences, persons, vehicles, and businesses, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich .