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Newhall Man Jailed After Fence-Jumping Incident

A Newhall man is behind bars after taking a prybar and jumping into the backyard of a Saugus home to help himself to a stranger’s valuables.

An alert neighbor spotted Jose Olivo, 20, when he entered the yard in the 27000 block of Spandau Drive. Knowing the homeowner was not at home, the neighbor called deputies, who set up a containment of the area.

In the meantime, the homeowner arrived and startled the would-be burglar when he pulled into the driveway, according to Sgt. Darren Harris of the Santa Clarita Valley station.

Scoping Meeting Set For New Lyons Avenue Railroad Crossing

A public meeting to discuss scoping of the environmental impact report for an at-grade railroad crossing at Lyons Avenue and Railroad Avenue is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at City Hall.

The crossing, which is part of the North Newhall Specific Plan project, would create a four-way intersection at Railroad Avenue and connect downtown with North Newhall and would replace the railroad crossing at 13th Street.

 

RJ Johnson Wins Again In Super Trucks At Irwindale

Canyon Country’s R.J. Johnson won the NASCAR Super Trucks race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night. It was his second Super Trucks win in the past three races at the track It was also his second win since changing the number on his truck from 88 to 15, the same number his dad and grandfather ran when they raced at Saugus Speedway.

Johnson is sixth in the Super Trucks standings at Irwindale. He trails leader Pat Mintey Jr. of Quartz Hill by 38 points.

Rich DeLong III of Santa Clarita was 15th.

Power Outage In Saugus

UPDATE: 8:45 PM - Sunday, at approximately 6:30 PM, KHTS received some phone calls regarding a residential power outage in Saugus – near Central Park.

KHTS spoke with Anna Frutos-Sanchez, Southern California Edison's Regional manager and she indicated that the outage was caused by a failed switch on an undergroud transformer. A total of 1,398 homes lost power initially. As of 8 PM, power was restored to a majority of the customers according to Edison. However KHTS continued to receive calls from residents who are still without power.

Auto Grad Makes Good Right Away

In the roughly three years since College of the Canyons introduced its Automotive Technology curriculum, the program has grown in both breadth and enrollment, gained industry acknowledgement and support — and most recently produced its first graduate.

Last week, College of the Canyons student Chuck Hanifan, 21, walked the aisle clad in cap and gown and received the first Automotive Technology associate in science degree awarded by the college.

 

Antonovich Supports Home Health Care

To provide freedom of choice for disabled individuals, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s motion supporting federal legislation that allows them to choose home-based care as an alternative to nursing homes or institutions was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors this week.

Fast And Furious First Responders Fueled For Charity

If you’ve ever dreamed of challenging a cop to a race, your dreams just might come true.

The Fast and Furious First Responders Charity Event pits citizens against those used to driving emergency vehicles for time trials at Racer’s Edge Indoor Racing in Canyon Country.

 

The action happens Thursday, June 25 and they’re looking for teams from companies, neighborhoods, community groups or clubs, just about anybody willing to take them on to raise money for programs that benefit children and families.

Subscription Solicitors Not Benefiting Local ROP

The Wm. S. Hart Union High School District has received reports of teens going door-to-door selling newspaper subscriptions to help the local Regional Occupational Program (ROP) career technical classes.

The ROP program has not authorized such a fund-raising program and local ROP students are not benefiting, according to Jan Burns, ROP specialist.

 

McLean Taps Her Way Into Web Fame

Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Marsha McLean is letting her feet do the talking.

She’s made a tap dancing video to protest state proposals to borrow city tax revenues. Watch her performance at http://www.saveyourcity.net/index.cfm?setid=B135186F-1851-66EF-E28D28674777BA7E&page_var=/player/vid_prime.cfm&prekey=McLean.