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A Second Chance To Pursue A First Passion

Former policeman says injury was a blessing in disguise.hess_3

With a new city arts commission and an active artistic community, you don't have to look far to find fine art in Santa Clarita. Just ask Dean Hess, who sells his intricately detailed copper and bronze sculptures all over the country, each of which is handcrafted from his workshop right here in our hometown.


Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair At COC This Weekend

College of the Canyons will hold its 20th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, Saturday and Sunday, December 5, and 6. As in past years, the event will be held in COC's parking lot 8, near Cougar Stadium off Valencia Boulevard.

The Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 5, and in conjunction with the Farmer's Market, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2009.

SCV Outdoor Report: Cottonwood...

SCV outdoor report

By Wendy Langhans

"Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze

And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees"

"Don't Fence Me In" by Robert Fletcher and Cole Porter.

Caltrans Freeway Closures For HOV Project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes, ramps, connectors and collector roads of the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14), the Foothill Freeway (I-210) and the Golden State Freeway (I-5) as part of a $161-million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV lane connector at the I-5/SR-14 interchange. Closures are subject to change.  

Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) Closures
Monday, December 7, through Friday, December 11

Valencia Meets Moorpark In CIF Football Playoffs

sportslocalThe Valencia football team is in the final four of the CIF Southern Section Northern Division playoffs. Next up is Moorpark on Saturday at Valencia High School.

Valencia squeaked past Thousand Oaks in the first round and blew out Buena in the second round.


Moorpark shut out Canyon in the first round, then pounded Camarillo in the second round of the playoffs.

Grocer To Fill Vacant Department Store Space


Another grocery store will be moving into the crowded natural foods marketplace come August.

Sprouts Farmer's Market, a Phoenix corporation, has announced that it plans to open in Valencia, taking over the old Mervyn's retail space on Magic Mountain Parkway.


December 3rd: Kings Over Senators 6-3

Thursday, the Kings were home to face Ottawa at the Staples and defeated the Senators 6 to 3.

The Kings face St. Louis on Saturday. Catch Kings Hockey all season long on AM-1220 KHTS!

Murder Suspect Eludes SWAT Team


An attempt to arrest a murder suspect wanted by the LAPD resulted in traffic tie-ups and inconvenience this morning in Canyon Country.

The Los Angeles Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics team convened at a house on Flo Lane, blocking nearby Rainbow Glen Drive around 7:30 a.m., just before rush hour and traditionally heavy school traffic.


McKeon Issues Statement About Troop Withdrawal

buckmckeonRep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today questioned Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen on President Obama's strategy to succeed in Afghanistan.  McKeon called specific attention to the President's arbitrary deadline of July 2011 to begin the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the increased U.S.

COC Board Makes Big Changes

There was a celebratory tone to the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday night; along with welcoming new and returning board members, several government representatives were there to thank retiring trustee Ernie Tichenor for his 12 years of service. Tichenor is starting a new career in Washington D.C.