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Massage Parlor Letter Fuels Misinformation

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An anonymous letter sent to religious congregations across the Santa Clarita Valley is prompting concerns over wild accusations about massage parlors in our area. The letter included a list of 61 massage parlors in our City, and claimed that some of them are "simple fronts for horrid activity, such as forced sex slavery of young women from foreign countries, illegal drug sales and worse."

 

New Library To Open Newhall

khts_citymatters_scvlogoThe City of Santa Clarita hosted a ground breaking event today at the future site of the Old Town Newhall Library.

The new 26,000 square foot library will be built at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Main Street.

The Census Forms Are Here, It's Time To Be Counted

censusformTwo weeks to answer 10 questions - that's the task given residents of the United States via large white envelopes with questionnaires that landed in mailboxes yesterday.

The U.S. Census is tallying up all the people living within the country's borders for a variety of reasons. Not only does the once-a-decade count help allocate appropriate representation in Washington, but also allows for adequate distribution of resources and services.

 

 

McKeon Editorial: Democrats Can't Fool American People

buckmckeonBy Buck McKeon, Member of Congress

Over the past year our country has become fully engaged in the health care reform debate.  This is a debate America needed to have.  But instead of a bipartisan approach that involves American public input, Democrats are trying to finagle a highly partisan bill through Congress.  Twelve months on and the American people crying "foul" has fallen on deaf ears.   It is trickery of the worst kind.

 

New City Arts Commission Ready To Assign Grants

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By John Dow

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission has some money and is looking to hand it out. $50,000, in fact. At its upcoming meeting on Thursday, March 18, the Commission will receive grant applications for the City's "Santa Clarita Presents" grant program for their review and ratings.

Earthquake Shakes Santa Clarita, Originates In Whittier

A 4.4 Earthquake awoke many Santa Clarita residents at 4:04am, Tuesday morning. According to Cal Tech, the event occurred 3-miles south, southwest of the Whittier Recreation Center, between Whittier and Rosemead, California. It's hypocentral depth is 11 miles.

The location is in the same area that hit Whittier on October 1,1987 with a 5.9 quake that caused considerable damage. Three people died as a direct result of that earthquake.

COC Men's Golf Team Wins Conference Tournament By 18 Strokes

khts_sportsThe College of the Canyons men's golf team won a Western State Conference match by 18 strokes at Valencia Country Club.

COC shot 379 as a team. Ventura College was second at 397. Dominic Lingua led COC with a 1-over 73. Teammate Ty Pena shot a 3-over par, 75.

In high school golf, the Valencia boys lost to Westlake by two shots at the Wilson Golf Course at Griffith Park.
Patrick Stroh shot a 4-over 76 to lead Valencia.

Condies Recognized At 20th Silver Spur Celebration

The College of the Canyons Foundation celebrated Gary and Myrna Condie as the recipients of the coveted "Silver Spur" Community Service Award last Saturday at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The Award, now in its twentieth year, offers recognition and thanks for community service efforts by its recipients.

The Homeless Are Homeless Once Again

The Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter is winding down its operations for this "season," but as the doors close, those who have nowhere to go are left stranded.

For a number of the shelter's residents their new homes will be cars, tents, or if they're lucky a friendly couch.

"Some have made arrangements to stay with friends, or 'couch surf,' but others are getting tents and moving into the riverbed," said Tim Davis, Executive Director for the shelter.

City Looking To Google Faster

khts_technewsLocal residents are asked to make a 20-second video that explains, in whatever way you think is most convincing, what you would do with ultra-high speed bandwidth, the benefit to our community and why Santa Clarita would be the best place to try out this groundbreaking fiber project.

 

The videos must meet a certain criteria, listed here: