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Memorial Day A Time To Reflect

flagMonday is Memorial Day, a federal holiday that sets aside time for reflection and remembrance of America’s heroes who gave their lives in service to their country.

Officially, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service and was first enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War.

Facebook Backs Runner's Efforts To Keep Sex Offenders Off Social Networking Sites

georgerunnerSen. George Runner today announced that Facebook supports his legislation that would require all registered sex offenders to register their online addresses with state law enforcement.

“Facebook supports this legislation, and shares your goal of creating a safer online environment for Californians,” said Facebook Public Policy Director Tim Sparapani in a in a letter sent to Runner this week.

Sanitation District Meeting Set For Wednesday

khts_citymatters_scvlogoThe Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District public meeting formerly calendared for Thursday, May 27, 6:30, is being moved to Wednesday, June 2, 6:30 in the Santa Clarita City Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, so that Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, as a member of the Sanitation District Board, can attend.

CHP To Conduct Checkpoint, Maximum Enforcement

khts_crime_chpOn Friday, the California Highway Patrol is kicking off its efforts to keep our streets safe with two programs – a driving under the influence checkpoint in the Santa Clarita Valley area and a Maximum Enforcement Period that presents a show of force on the streets.

Local Art Contest Highlights Agriculture

Mag_Perez_Springtime-ColorsDriving east to Ventura from Santa Clarita, residents can see how important agriculture is to California from the orange groves to the strawberry fields. The Ag Art Alliance is holding an art contest to showcase agriculture in art.

Valencia Softball Team Advances To CIF Semifinals

khts_sportsThe Valencia softball team rallied in the fifth inning and beat Orange Lutheran, 5-3, in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs.

Caitlin Rooney drove in two runs with a single to give her team a one-run lead in the fifth. Bethany Kemp added an RBI single as Valencia moves on to the semifinals of the Division I playoffs.

Local Legend John Boston To Hold Garage Sale

Written with a newsy touch from the older, rural news days....

A rumor floating on the rural dust clouds says that Mr. SCV might be leaving our humble tumbleweed junction. To echo friends on Facebook, say it ain’t so, JB!

John Boston, who I met when he had another name, (i.e., Way Before Mr. SCV) is one of the most clever people I know.

He’s decided to simplify, to lighten his load, to unburden himself of earthly baggage, and move on.

And he figured out how to get all of us media types to advertise his garage sale for free.

More Than 1,000 Students To Graduate From COC

COClogoThe College of the Canyons class of 2010 will celebrate its 40th Anniversary commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m., Friday, June 4, in the college’s Honor Grove, located on the Valencia campus. Guests should arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.

May 27: Cubs Beat Dodgers 1-0

The Cubs blanked the Dodgers 1-0 on the strength of a lead off triple in the eighth inning by Mike Fontineau.

Please tune in tomorrow, Friday May 28 at 5:30PM as the Dodgers travel to Colorado to face the Rockies on AM 1220 KHTS!

Super Jazz At The Ranch Features Students And Superstars

jazzbandWRoneMore than 35 jazz bands from Southern California middle schools and high schools attended Super Jazz at the Ranch on Saturday, May 22. Bob Babko, Director of Jazz Studies at West Ranch, and jazz band boosters, June and Dave Downs organized the many jazz boosters who helped with the day’s activities. This is the 14th Super Jazz festival, and is one of the major fundraising activities for the jazz bands at West Ranch High School.