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COC Musicians Celebrate Graduates At Friday Concert

coc40th_copyFeaturing more than 100 student musicians performing the likes of Mozart, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn and Schubert, this week the College of the Canyons Student Orchestras will present their End of Season Spectacular spring concert in the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC.

Holen, Chang Advance To CIF-SCGA Golf Tournament

khts_sportsWest Ranch’s J.J. Holen and Valencia’s Jonathan Chang are moving on to the CIF-SCGA golf tournament after making the cut in Southern Section Individual Finals.

Both golfers shot 4-over 76, good enough for the SCGA Tournament in Temecula next week, but just barely.

The cut was 76. The top 28 golfers in the CIF Southern Section Individual Finals at the La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc advanced to the SCGA Tournament at the SCGA Members Course.

City Council Considers Increasing Fees For City Services

khts_citymatters_scvlogoDuring the city’s regular council meeting on Tuesday, The Santa Clarita City Council will consider a resolution increasing fees for many city services including rentals for the sports and recreational buildings.

Among the fee increases is a $2 increase for the aquatic center dive pool for non-profit organizations. The fee for the arena in the recreational building increased from $2 from $150 to $152 for two hours.

Glendale Man Drowns At Lake Piru

Search and Rescue Divers have recovered the body of a Glendale man who drowned Saturday afternoon at Lake Piru, after rough water prevented him from returning to the boat he was swimming near.

Roberto Barrios, 36, was swimming in the lake near a pontoon boat when winds pushed the boat away from him and two other swimmers, according to Ventura County Sheriffs.

A nearby boat was able to rescue the two other swimmers, but neither boat could reach Barrios before he went under water.

Castaic Lake Water Agency Wants Your Input

Castaic_LakeDroughts, earthquakes and conservation, all impact residents’ water usage in Santa Clarita. The Castaic Lake Water Agency Santa Clarita Water Division, wants residents input when they announce their 2010 Urban Water Management Plan.

At 4 p.m. Tuesday, the water agency will be hosting a workshop for residents to participate in the discussion of new plan.

La Mesa Students Learn A New Way To Use Their Voices

microphoneStudents at La Mesa Junior High are diving headlong into the world of Voice Acting, culminating with a competition that will put one lucky student on the airwaves.

The La Mesa Junior High Voice Acting competition has allowed 9 students to learn the ins and outs of the voice acting business, then put their skills to the test in a mobile recording studio.

Checkpoint Results In One Arrest, 12 Citations

khts_crime_genericOne driver was arrested, 12 citations were issued and five vehicles were towed at a driving under the influence checkpoint conducted by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Friday night.

The checkpoint, which began at 7 p.m. Friday and concluded at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning was located on Sierra Highway at Dolan Way.

Salmonella Causes Nationwide Recall Of Alfalfa Sprouts

khts_recallsCaldwell Fresh Foods, of Maywood is voluntarily recalling all alfalfa sprouts manufactured under the Caldwell Fresh Foods, Nature's Choice, and California Exotics brands, because the alfalfa sprouts may be contaminated with Salmonella.

State School Chief Asks Senate To Save Child Care Programs

jackoconnellState Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today urged Senate Budget Subcommittees to block a proposal in the Governor’s May Revision to eliminate state-funded child care programs and support services. The item will be heard before the Senate Education Budget Subcommittee on Tuesday. O’Connell also applauded the Assembly Education Budget Subcommittee and the Assembly Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee for blocking the proposal last week.

Kids Flip For Annual Camp

Gymnastics Unlimited will be offering a new approach to summer camp this summer by providing a gymnastics camp for children ages 5 through 12.

“This time of year, we’re getting excited about our upcoming summer camps,” said Gymnastics Unlimited co-owner Lisa Eichman. “Kids love our summer camps, where we provide supervision by safety-certified, professional gymnastics coaches, and we incorporate crafts and other activities.”

Each camp lasts one week, and there is no minimum requirement on how many camps a camper must attend.