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Castaic Trims School Schedule Amid Budget Cuts

khts_budgetEmployees will take four new furlough days.

 

Castaic Union School District Superintendent Jim Gibson has announced that the District will slim down it's schedule for the remaining school year and next year. May 13 will be clasisfied as a furlough day for all employees during the 2009-10 school year, reulting in a .54 percent salery cut for most employees.

 

Santa Clarita Republican Group Only Endorses One City Council Candidate

news_politicsOn Thursday night, the Santa Clarita chapter of the California Republican Assembly (CRA) voted to endorse only one candidate in April's City Council election. Over 70 people attended Thursday's meeting, of which 43 paid members were able to vote on seven Republican candidates. In order to earn an official endorsement from the CRA, each candidate needed to secure a 2/3 vote, equal to 28 votes.

City Breaks Ground On New Eco-Park

DiscoveryParkGroundBreakingThursday morning the city broke ground on a new environmentally friendly park along the bank of the Santa Clara River. Discovery Park will allow residents to enjoy the natural surroundings up close with out disturbing the environment.

 

This "passive" river park is a first for the city, and is designed to reverse ecological damages while encouraging barrier-free interaction with the natural environment.

Football For Children With Cancer

Skyhawks hold tryouts for upcoming season

This Saturday, the Santa Clarita Skyhawks will be holding open tryouts for their 2010 season at Central park.

Partnering with The Michael Hoefflin Foundation, this notorious tackle football team plays with the goal of raising awareness and money for children with cancer. Local adults who love football and are looking for a way to serve the community are encouraged to attend.

Tryouts start at 10:00 a.m. A $5 fee is required to participate.

SCV Outdoor Report: Signs Of Hope

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By Wendy Langhans

I saw reasons for hope at this week's City Council meeting - 243 reasons, to be precise.  That's the number of acres of open space that were purchased near Hwy 14 and Agua Dulce Road. (See map for details).

Canyon Boys Soccer Team Beats Great Oak In CIF Playoffs

sportscanyonThe Canyon boys soccer team rallied to beat Great Oak, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs.

Down 1-0 in the first half, Canyon scored two goals with Martin Cornelis knocking in the game-winner on a penalty kick in the second half.

Mohammed Roknipour tied the game at 1-1 with a goal in stoppage time during the first half.

Strickland Aims To Require Voter Approval Before Making Health Care Mandatory

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This morning State Senator Tony Strickland proposed Senate Constitutional Amendment 29, which if passed will require voter approval of any state or federal measure implementing a healthcare program that:

Our Hometown Stories - Richard Rioux: Walking Tall

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On April 28, 1997, at age of 53, Dr. Richard Rioux left this world far too early.

My husband Ron and I lost a dear friend and the Santa Clarita Valley lost one of its greatest cheerleaders and visionaries.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall was filled to overflowing with family, friends, local dignitaries and those whose lives Dr. Richard Rioux brought back from the brink.

Sheriff's Department Makes Sure Warrants Don't Go Unnoticed

Regular sweep results in arrests.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted a sweep this morning of people with warrants who were scheduled to appear in court.

According to Lt. Steve Low with the Santa Clarita station, the sweeps are known as "Due Diligence Sweeps," and they're conducted regularly to ensure that people who have been ordered to report to court do just that.

History Of Radio Lecture Goes Live This Saturday

carlThe history of radio is embedded along with the history of our country. From the Morse code SOS signal sent from the Titanic in 1912, to first commercial broadcast from KDKA in Pittsburgh broadcasting the 1920 presidential election returns, to Niel Armstrong's landing on the moon, radio has been with us for nearly a century.