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County Fire To Start Brush Clearance Inspections

khts_fireenginefrontL.A. County firefighters will perform brush clearance inspections of more than 39,000 wildland area homes beginning May 1 in an effort to save life and property from wildfire.

This is the first step in the Los Angeles County Fire Department's annual "Ready! Set! Go!" public education program designed to teach residents how to protect themselves and their properties.


Denim Day Offers Chance To Help Domestic Violence Center

Students, office workers and administrators across the Santa Clarita Valley will be wearing jeans to work or to school on Wednesday, April 21, as part of a Denim Day observance to protest sexual violence. Participants will be asked to make a voluntary contribution to the local Domestic Violence Center as part of the observance.

Locally, College of the Canyons and the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District are among the participants.

Tributefest: Air Guitar Optional

altGrab those stonewashed jeans and dust off that AC/DC shirt.  Eight of the greatest rock and roll tribute bands are coming to Central Park to help you relive the "good ol days."

Trubutefest is taking over the park May 1, bringing with it bands that will cover The Beatles, U2, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Johnny Cash, The Who and Sublime.

Overturned Trailer Snarls Traffic On San Francisquito

A tractor-trailer flipped over on San Francisquito Canyon Road one mile north of Copper Hill Drive.

The accident happened just after noon and at times blocked all lanes of the canyon road.

No one was injured in the accident and the CHP is conducting an investigation to determine what caused the roll-over.

COC Men's Golf Team Wins Conference Match In Glendale

khts_sportsThe College of the Canyons men's golf team, led by Valencia High grad Alex Mancuso, won a Western State Conference match at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale by nine strokes.

Mancuso shot an even-par 72. COC won, 376-385, over Santa Barbara. Ventura College was third at 396.

Dominic Lingua shot 2-over par, 74, for COC. Colin Wheeler and Chris Bango each shot 5-over, 77s.

Final City Council Race Ballots To Be Counted Wednesday

All remaining Vote By Mail and Provisional Ballots received by the City in the April 13 City Council election will be counted Wednesday morning at approximately 11 a.m.

The City of Santa Clarita has just issued this official statement:

"The City Clerk of the City of Santa Clarita has authorized that the Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., 1st floor, Santa Clarita, is designated as the central place to count the remaining vote by mail and provisional ballots for the General Municipal Election which was held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.


April 19: The Kings Take The Lead In The Play-Offs Beating The Canucks 5-3

The Canucks got off to a very fast start in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Play-Offs in LA. However, it's not how the game begins, it's how it ends.

Two Local Schools Named As Distinguished By State

khts_schools_chalkboardTwo local elementary schools - Dr. J. Michael McGrath and Castaic Elementary - have been  recognized by the State of California as a California Distinguished School. Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced the honored schools this morning.

It was the first time McGrath qualified for the distinction and Principal Larry Heath was proud of the honor.

Rain Coming Into Town? Maybe, Maybe Not

raindropsJust when you broke out the bathing suits and suntan lotion, another late season storm may affect the warm weather we've been enjoying in Southern California.

A cold upper-level low pressure system is expected to approach the coast of Central California and bring rain to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties Tuesday with a good chance of traveling into Ventura and Los Angeles Counties soon after.

Illegal Immigrant Children's Costs Near $50 Million

mikeantonovichSupervisor Michael D. Antonovich released figures from the Department of Public Social Services showing that illegal aliens' children born in the United States collected more than $50 million in welfare benefits ( $21.9 million CALWORKS + $29.4 million Food Stamps) for the month of February.