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Summer Doesn't Slow The Hart District

news_schoolsA brief view of what's new in the Hart District.

Despite schools being out for the summer there is still news coming out of the Hart District, here are a few of those stories:


Sophomore Accepted into Summer Scholars Program

Dodgers Win 5-2

Dodgers win over the Houston Astros with a score of 5-2.

Catch the Dodgers Sunday as they try and make it two in a row against the Astros.


The action starts Live at 12:30 p.m. on AM-1220 KHTS!

Attempted Car Jacking Leaves One Injured

khts_crime_genericA man tries to steal a car but leaves with a purse.

An attempted car jacking turned to armed robbery Friday night, after a man tried to steal a woman's car but instead made off with her purse.

The incident occurred on the 17000 block of Nellie May Drive in Canyon Country just before midnight.

Joy Ride Ends In Cuffs

khts_crimeThree men find out the hard way that bats and cars don't mix.

Three suspects were arrested in the Castaic area early Saturday morning on suspicion of vandalizing nearly 30 vehicles.

COC Theatre Department Issues Casting Calls For Upcoming Productions

The College of the Canyons Theatre Department is holding auditions for five of next season's biggest productions, which include Broadway, Shakespeare, and a variety of other genres.


"We have a very exciting season planned for this year and are hoping for a large turnout at the auditions for all of our productions," said Paul Wickline, chair of the college's theatre department. "We are looking for a talented, multicultural cast for director Randee Trabitz' concept of 'HAIR' and a smaller cast for the powerful drama 'Keely and Du' directed by Susan Hinshaw."

Legislators Need To Cut Waste, Fraud And Abuse

tony_strickland_thumbCalifornia's budget crisis has approached a critical mass. Every day that it goes unfixed the state's projected $26 billion deficit grows. It is time for reform, not politics as usual.



Your Skin: The Vitamin D Dilemma—The Good And Bad Of Sunlight

khts_healthBy Bernard I Raskin, M.D.

Recently controversy emerged about whether sun exposure is necessary for creating Vitamin D.  Vitamin D is naturally produced in the body by Ultraviolet sun light exposure.  Vitamin D is necessary for your health and may prevent prostate, colon, breast, and other cancers.  Vitamin D is essential for bone health, immune system functioning, and more.

Brush Fire In Sloan, Paradise Canyons



Update: Saturday, 2:26 p.m.

Voluntary evacuations have been lifted.

A brush fire that burned 55 acres in the Sloan Canyon area of Castaic is now 100 percent contained. 

A second fire on the northbound I-5 at Templin Highway was held to six acres and is now 100 precent contained.


Small Plane Crash In Sand Canyon Kills Two


A small plane crashed in Santa Clarita killing two passengers.

UPDATE: Saturday July 18 at 9:41 p.m.

NOTE: This story may contain dated information. To read the story updated on Sunday, July 19, click here.

Newhall Man Hurt In Walk-Up Shooting


A Newhall man is recovering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound he received Friday morning near his Valle del Oro residence.

Shortly after midnight Thursday, the 22-year victim was walking with a friend in the apartment complex when they encountered another man, who shot him in the lower back. The suspect, described as a male Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds.