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Discovery Awaits On SCV Green Saturday Hike

The first public event of a new open space and land conservation group - SCV Green - is planned at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. A Witness to Wildlife event, sponsored by the Patagonia foundation, will be held and hikers of all ages are invited to participate.

 

"SCV Green was formed have a land trust in the Santa Clarita Valley area to help acquire lands that would create habitat linkages between important ecological areas, as well as preserve land that's necessary for larger watershed management," explained the group's Executive Director, Krista Solonowski.

 

State Schools Chief Tours Placerita Jr. High

khts_schools_chalkboardVisit highlights school's higher achievement rates

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell visited Placerita Junior High School in Newhall Monday afternoon to tour the recently modernized campus.

He was also there to affirm the success the school has recorded in terms of improving standardized test scores and closing the achievement gap.

I-5, Highway 14 Jammed For Morning Commute

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UPDATE: 9:06 a.m.

An early morning accident at the southbound I-5 and Hwy 210 caused major traffic problems for Santa Clarita commuters all morning.

 

The accident involved a motorcyclist, and prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a SigAlert just after 6:00 a.m.

 

Overlay And Slurry Seal Projects Hits Valencia Boulevard

khts_trafficalertThis annual project has a big impact on local roadways.

The City of Santa Clarita is continuing its annual Overlay and Slurry Seal Project by conducting work on the east-bound side of Valencia Boulevard.

This phase of the project, which started on Monday, will take place from the I-5 freeway to McBean Parkway, and is scheduled to be completed on September 22.

Small Fire Tackled In Canyon Country

khts_fireengine5Car fire spreads to brush in Tick Canyon.

 

Just before 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials rushed to Tick Canyon Road in Canyon Country following a report of a vehicle fire, which was spreading to the surrounding brush.

 

Part of a "first alarm" response, the initial fire crews on scene doused the flames and were able to hold the brush fire to ½ acre. The fire is completely out.

 

High School Football Preview: What You Need To Know

news_sportsNew Golden Valley football coach Andy Campbell, Saugus coach Jason Bornn, Hart quarterback C.J. Reyes and Canyon assistant coach Richard Gutierrez were guests on the football preview show on KHTS AM 1220 Monday night.

The Master's College Women's Volleyball Team Opens Season With Two Wins

news_sportsThe Master's College women's volleyball team got off to a 2-2 start to the season this weekend in the Cougar Classic tournament at Azusa Pacific University.

The Master's College women beat Holy Names University and Corban College of Oregon, but lost to Doane College from Nebraska and Westminster College from Utah.

 

Alert Residents Put Seven Burglars In Jail

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Monday was a busy day for sheriff's deputies as alert citizens helped them put seven people behind bars for residential burglaries.

In the 27400 block of Westover Way in Valencia, an alert neighbor noticed some odd behavior, dirt bikes stacked near a car on her street and a person she didn't recognize. She called the Sheriff's station and deputies responded and found property stacked in the driveway of one of the homes on the block.

Senior Center Heats Up The Night With Mardi Gras

Wearing Mardi Gras beads, bearing heaping plates of Louisiana cuisine and sipping finely aged wine, about 350 people enjoyed Hot August Nights on Saturday, socializing and dancing to live music and enjoying the night, all to help the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

 

Coroner Rules Michael Jackson's Death A Homicide

 

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide Monday after an unsealed warrant showed his death was caused by lethal amounts of the drug propofol.