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LA City Council Race Comes To Santa Clarita

englander06As the race for the Los Angeles City Council 12th district seat heats up, one candidate held a fundraiser here in Santa Clarita.

Mitch Englander, the current chief of staff to incumbent Councilman Greig Smith, hosted a night of drinks and Hors d'oeuvres at Spirit Properties on Centre Pointe Parkway.

Canyon Boys Soccer Team Slips Past La Quinta In CIF Playoffs

sportscanyonThe Canyon boys soccer team beat La Quinta, 1-0, in overtime to advance to the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs.

Petar Mladenovic took only one shot in the game, but it proved to be the game winner in the overtime period.

It was the second overtime playoff win for Canyon. The team beat Anaheim, 7-6, on penalty kicks after playing to a 2-2 tie in the first round of the playoffs.

HAZMAT Situation Near Castaic Prompts Long Investigation

Update: 6:40 p.m.

Around 9:30 this morning, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies from the Santa Clarita and Palmdale stations responded to a possible suicide involving hazardous materials on Lake Hughes Road near Dry Gulch motorway, east of Castaic.

A vehicle was found 100 yards off the roadway, and responding officers found signs posted on the windows that described dangerous materials in the car. Those signs led investigators to believe that a suicide was taking place, or had already been completed.

An Uptick In Crime In Santa Clarita

khts_crimeCrime statistics for the Santa Clarita Valley have been released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department with the majority of categories seeing a rise in crime rates in 2009.

Within Santa Clarita city limits one of the most notable increases was seen in burglaries, where they increased at a rate of 10.8 percent when compared to 2008 numbers, moving from 632 incidents 705.

City Moves To Buy Open Space Off Soledad Canyon Road

khts_citymatters_scvlogo243 acres will be paid for through open space monies and grants.

The city of Santa Clarita will move ahead toward purchasing 243 acres of open space land off Soledad Canyon Rd. near Auga Dulce Canyon Rd. The land consists of three lots, and comes at an estimated cost of $1,492,595, which includes the land ($1,452,595), acquisition costs ($20,000) and open space start up costs ($20,000).

Santa Clarita Teen Killed In Sand Canyon Accident

At 9:20 p.m. Monday night, two teenagers were driving a 2003 Mitsubishi along Sand Canyon Rd. near Santa Clarita, when the 17 year-old driver reportedly lost control of the car.

A CHP report claimed that investigators have not yet determined the speed in which the vehicle was traveling, however the vehicle entered a spin and went off the roadway. The car then fell approximately 160 feet to the bottom of a ravine.

The 17 year-old driver, a Sylmar resident, was airlifted to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center with major injuries.

IHOP Gives Out Free Pancakes Today For Charity


National Pancake Day benefits Children's Miracle Network.


It's National Pancake Day at all IHOP restaurants in Santa Clarita, which means that residents have until 10:00 p.m. to get their free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. The whole event is designed to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network and other charities by inviting the pancake recipients to make a donation.

Santa Clarita Symphony To Perform Free Concert


Has dinner and a movie gotten a little too pricey these days? 

How about a movie and a concert, free and family friendly. That's exactly what you will get on Tonight, February 23, at 7 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. A six-piece ensemble comprised of members of our own Santa Clarita Symphony will perform live to Mary Pickford's silent film, "Daddy Long Legs."

COC Women's Basketball Team Open Playoffs Against LA Trade Tech

sportslocalThe College of the Canyons women's basketball team earned the 11th seed in the Southern California Regional playoffs and will face No. 6 L.A. Trade Tech in the first round on Saturday night.

The COC women beat Citrus College, 78-61, to win the Western State Conference championship with a perfect 12-0 record. Joslynn Frazier scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds in her team's win.

Stolen Vehicle Crash In Saugus

khts_crimeA suspect, driving a stolen vehicle, crashed and abandoned his car in Saugus, Monday afternoon.

The unidentified suspect crashed the vehicle into a parked car near Bouquet Canyon Road and Alaminos Drive.  He then fled the scene on foot.

Sheriff's officers quickly set-up a containment area and the suspect was apprehended in the area near the crash.