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Armed Robbery Occurs In Canyon Country

khts_crime_genericAn armed robbery occurred at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday near Canyon Park and Jason Drive in Canyon Country.

According to Sgt. Wright of the Santa Clarita Valley station, a suspect described only as “a rather large white adult male wearing a mask” brandished a handgun and took the victim’s backpack, which allegedly contained $1,800 worth of jewelry.

The suspect fled the area with the backpack and is still at large.



Church Welcomes New Pastor

churchThe Santa Clarita United Methodist Church is excited about welcoming its new senior pastor, Melissa MacKinnon, on July 4.  Members believe that she will be able to easily jump into the church’s current ministries, and help it to grow in new and greater ways.



McKeon Comments On McChrystal's Stepping Down

buckmckeonCongressman Buck McKeon, the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement in response to the President’s decision to relieve General Stanley McChrystal of command in Afghanistan and replace him with General David Petraeus, the current commander of U.S. Central Command:


New Development Planned Next To Sierra Hwy



The southeast corner of Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway could become the city’s Newhall Gateway.

During Tuesday’s city council meeting a site plan proposal was approved. The development could bring a new hotel, shopping center, office spaces and parking garage.

Old Town Newhall Construction Open House

khts_citymatters_scvlogoPhase two of the Old Town Newhall streetscape project will be starting next month. From 8th Street to Lyons Avenue the construction project will complete the Main Street improvements.

From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 30 the city is inviting the public to an open house to see more details about the phase two construction.

Sobriety Checkpoints To Be Set Up Thursday And Friday

khts_crime_chpOn Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25, the California Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.

Checkpoints will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 2:30 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday.


SCV Has Low Smoking Rate According To LA County Health Department Report

nosmoking1A health report recently released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health revealed interesting statistics about the amount of cigarette smokers of cities and communities of the LA County area.

Pet Supplements Recalled Due To Salmonella

khts_recallsUnited Pet Group, Cincinnati, Ohio is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of its Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement tablets for Dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination. The Food and Drug Administration is aware of this recall.

The product was sold nationally at various retailers. The product comes in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label, and UPC code 26851-01800.

Valencia's Madison Shipman Earns CIF Division I Softball Player Of The Year Honor

khts_sportsMadison Shipman joined an exclusive list of Valencia softball players to win the CIF Division I player of the year award. She is the third softball player from Valencia to earn the honor. Jordan Taylor won the award in 2007 and Jessica Spigner won it in 2008.

Shipman was one of three players from the Foothill League to earn spots on the All-CIF teams.

Runner's 'Blue Alert' Bill Passes Senate Safety Committee

georgerunnerSen. George Runner today announced that the California Assembly Public Safety Committee passed Senate Bill 839, also known as “Blue Alert,” which would use the existing statewide Amber Alert notification system when a peace officer has been killed, seriously wounded or assaulted with a firearm and the suspect has fled the scene.