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McKeon Urges Caution On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

buckmckeonThe Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee today called the rush by the White House and Congressional Democrats to repeal the Clinton-era "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and policy as an affront to military personnel and their families.

McKeon Statement On North Korea Situation

buckmckeonCongressman Buck McKeon, the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to condemn North Korea for sinking the Republic of Korea Navy ship, the Cheonan:


Republicans Launch American Speaking Out Forum For Public Input

buckmckeonRep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon issued the following statement upon introduction of America Speaking Out, an effort to provide an official forum to involve the American public in creating new policy for the 111th Congress:

“The American people and my constituents need the opportunity to actually be heard by their leaders in Washington, D.C., so House Republicans are providing that forum with today’s launch of ‘America Speaking Out.’

Valencia, Hart Softball Teams Move On In CIF Playoffs

khts_sportsThe Valencia and Hart softball teams made easy work of their second-round playoff opponents and will move on to the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs.

Valencia’s Carly Mortensen gave up only two hits in a 10-1 win over Valencia of Placentia. Hart scored five runs in the fifth inning en route to an 8-3 win over Rosary of Fullerton.

City Council Decides On Fees, Debates Sanitation Issue

khts_citymatters_scvlogoThe City Council approved a resolution increasing fees for certain city services Tuesday evening.

A lengthy report on by the sanitation district was given to the council. Residents came forward to oppose any rate increase, but the much anticipated meeting with the council on Thursday, May 27 is expected to be more focused on educating the public about potential rate increases.

Deputies Asking For Public Help In Locating Gang Member

johnny_martinezDetectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's COBRA Team are seeking assistance in locating Johnny Martinez, a 21-year-old male Hispanic from Newhall, who is being sought for questioning in connection with a weapons possession case.

The Dodgers Errors Do Them In As They Lose To The Cubs 3-0

The Dodgers had two milestones on the line as they traveled to Chicago to take on the Cubs in the first of a six game road trip. The Dodgers had not lost back-to-back games since May 4th and 5th. They were also attempting to win seven straight road games for the first time since July of 2004. Neither happened.

Hart Budget Cuts Don’t Stop Eighth-Graders

With the end of the school year winding down many eighth-grade students in the Santa Clarita Valley should be finding themselves looking forward to their promotion ceremonies, but budget cuts slashed those hopes earlier this year.

Those cuts however didn’t stop the determination of many students, and at least two schools in the Hart District will be celebrating eighth-grade promotion.

These celebrations are outside of the district ceremonies, which were canceled in April due to budget problems with the district.

Bacteria Skips Classes, Buildings At COC

COClogoAfter a minor scare last month, tests have concluded that College of the Canyons is free of Legionella bacteria.

In April, college spokeswoman Sue Bozman told KHTS that one female employee who worked in an office on the third floor of Seco Hall was sick and had tested positive for Legionnaires, according to her doctor. (Read the original story here)

Tensility Named 38th District Small Business Of The Year

cameronsmythAssemblyman Cameron Smyth, in conjunction with the California Small Business Association, has named Tensility International Corporation the Small Business of the Year for the 38th Assembly District.