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Paramedic To RN Program At COC

Paramedics looking to jump into the high demand field of nursing will be able to quickly make that transition through College of the Canyons’ new ‘paramedic to RN’ program.


Providing yet another potential solution to California’s statewide nursing shortage, the recently introduced ‘paramedic to RN’ program will fast track qualified students through the process needed to obtain licensing as a registered nurse — in as little as 15 months.

McKeon Hopes For Armed Services Rank


Congressman Buck McKeon is throwing his hat into the ring to be the next highest-ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee.



With President Obama’s nomination of Rep. John McHugh of New York for Army Secretary leaving the top GOP spot open, McKeon and two other partymates are jockeying for position to rise to the top. In the running with McKeon are Representatives Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland and Mac Thornberry of Texas.


Judge Tentatively Approves Lennar Plan


LandSource Communities, the parent corporation of Lennar Corp and Newhall Land, could emerge from bankruptcy with a 15 percent interest in the Newhall Ranch Project if creditors approve the purchase.

Judge Kevin J. Carey ruled yesterday that homebuilder Lennar Corp. would be allowed to purchase 15 percent of the Newhall Ranch project and other properties for $140 million, if a majority of the creditors vote in their favor.

Those creditors are expected to vote on the reorganization plan for LandSource ahead of a July 13 confirmation hearing.

Antonovich Hopes To Secure Majority Of Elsmere Canyon

The acquisition would could expand green belt around Santa Clarita.


SigAlert Cleared On Southbound I-5


Two lanes on the southbound Interstate 5 have now been re-opened, following an accident that occurred just after 9:00 a.m.


A Jeep overturned on the I-5 just south of the State Route 14 interchange blocking 2 lanes.

California Highway Patrol  issued a SigAlert which was lifted at 10:14 a.m.

Hart Softball Team Faces Formidable Foe In CIF Playoffs

The Hart softball team faces Norco in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division I tournament today. The game is at Norco, as if Norco needed any more help in this one.

Norco has won its three playoff games by a combined score of 15-2. Hart has won its three playoff games by a combined score of 3-0.

Norco has a 24-game winning streak entering the semifinals. Hart has a four-game winning streak.

Deadly Week In Santa Clarita

Six deaths in four days shake up Santa Clarita.

For a normally quiet place like Santa Clarita, one death alone can send shockwaves through the community. However, last week brought an abnormally large number of deaths, with causes ranging from traffic accidents to health problems, and murders to still unsolved mysteries.

Second Case of Swine Flu Found At Sierra Vista


The Wm. S. Hart Union High School District has received notice that a staff member at Sierra Vista Junior High School has a confirmed case of N1H1 influenza, the second confirmed case for that campus. A message has been sent to all parents and staff at the school notifying them that a second case in a two-week period is no cause for alarm.

Relay For Life Enroute To $600K Goal

The 2009 Relay for Life benefit for the American Cancer Society is now a bright memory of fellowship, inspiration, education and camaraderie.

The event and its participants filled the grounds at Central Park over the weekend with thousands of people there to raise their voices – and their checkbooks – against cancer.

Organizers expect to meet their $600,000 goal and were still counting the proceeds on Monday.

Edison To Use Heavy Helicopters For Construction

Helicopter traffic in the area near Angeles National Forest near San Francisquito Canyon will increase this week, as contractors for Southern California Edison will be using heavy-lift skycrane helicopters to finish tower assembly construction on the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project.


The County granted permits for the overhead activity that is expected to start as early as 5 a.m. from June 1 through June 10 (including Sunday, June 7).