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Hart Softball Team Hosts Esperanza In CIF Quarterfinals

Esperanza is the Cinderella story of the CIF Southern Section Division I softball playoffs. The team qualified for the playoffs with an at-large berth. After winning its wild-card playoff game on the road against Roosevelt, Esperanza beat Mater Dei, the top-seeded team in the Division I softball bracket, in the first round.

Esperanza pulled off another stunner in the second round, shutting out El Modena, 3-0, to advance to Thursday’s quarterfinal game against Hart. The game will be at Newhall Park at 3:15 p.m.

Hart Softball Team Heads To CIF Quarterfinals

The Hart softball team is leaving little room for error and making the most of its runs. Tracy Chandless drove in the lone run of the game in Hart’s 1-0 win over Moorpark in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs. Chandless knocked in Devon Lindvall in the fifth inning. Destiny Rodino threw a two-hitter as Hart won its second straight playoff game by a 1-0 score.

Hart will play Esperanza in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Wednesday Night Power Outages Affect 7,000 Customers

A large chunk of the Santa Clarita Valley lost power Wednesday night, the result of two Southern California Edison equipment malfunctions.

Roughly 5,600 customers experienced the power outage in Stevenson Ranch and Westridge between 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to Edison Spokeswoman Anna Frutos Sanchez, this was due to bad cable in the area, which caused several transformers to malfunction.

Antonovich Shares County Triumphs And Challenges

 

Despite dire news from other parts of the financial landscape, Supervisor Mike Antonovich reassured the crowd at the inaugural State of the County luncheon that LA County is doing just fine because of rainy day savings that the governor can’t touch.

After regaling the 300-plus crowd with a joke about adapting to change, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich launched into a long list of optimistic news about the county and its myriad of projects.

New Trail Could Link SCV Coasters To The Coast

 

 

The City of Santa Clarita is looking to connect a major hiking trail to the ocean in what is being referred to as the Crest to Coast Trail.

 

The trail would connect the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), which runs from Mexico to Canada unbroken and crosses near Vasquez Rocks, to the coast in Ventura.

 

Santa Clarita Councilwoman Laurene Weste is spearheading the project, which is still in the planning stages.

 

Summer Meltdown 2009 - A Truly Cool Evening

By Mike Henn

Golden Valley High School provided the venue for Summer Meltdown last Saturday - a concert put together by students in the YES I CAN program for those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. From the moment I pulled into the amphitheater parking lot I heard the bass speakers thumping and saw sky lights pierce the night. I couldn't help but get sucked in by the positive energy.  

Water Tax Decision Postponed

 

 

The two Santa Clarita City Council members who represent our area refused to buckle under pressure from the Los Angeles County Sanitation District to approve a tax increase that would have tripled the monthly cost to homeowners. The third member of the deciding committee, County Supervisor Don Knabe, did not attend Tuesday’s public hearing.

The new tax was proposed to finance a $250 million desalination plant for effluent pumped into the Santa Clara River that would allegedly protect agricultural interests downriver.

Weekly News Podcast 5-26-09

  • The Sewer Tax with Mayor Pro-Tem Laurene Weste and Bob Mesa homeowner and local activist.
  • “What were they thinking”, weird stories from across the world.

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West Ranch Baseball Team Faces Edison In CIF Playoffs

Three baseball teams from the Foothill League entered the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs. Only one survived.

West Ranch advanced to the second round with a 6-2 win over El Dorado on Friday. Jake Bernards and Cody Howard each had RBI doubles in a five-run first inning. The West Ranch baseball team will face Edison today. The game is at West Ranch. It starts at 3:15.

In other baseball playoff games, Valencia lost an extra-inning affair against visiting Vista Murrieta, 10-9. Saugus lost to Mater Dei, 6-2.