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Hoefflin Foundation Loses Executive Director

jeffshapiroThe Michael Hoefflin Foundation has announced that executive director Jeffrey Shapiro is leaving the organization. Shapiro, who has been with the Foundation since February 2009, is departing to pursue other interests.

 

Kevin Holmes, president of the Board of Directors for the pediatric cancer charity said, "We thank Jeffrey for his service to the Foundation, and we wish him well in his future endeavors."

SCV Outdoor Report: Love Those Handles

khts_scvoutdoorreportby Wendy Langhans

 

Handles on bags. Such a simple thing, but it allows us to carry more than we otherwise could. That’s true for us and also true for pollen-carrying insects.

When we think of pollen, we think of tiny, mustard-yellow powdery grains, the kind that stick to beetles and bees.

 

Santa Clarita's Snake Wrangler

rattlerThe following is a reprint of an April news story, reissued with a revised phone number.

Santa Clarita sits on the outskirts of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. While we live in this concrete jungle, it is important to remember that we share it with animals and critters who called it home long before we did.

Peppers, Avocado, OTC Meds Recalled

khts_recallsToday’s recalls involve at least two-thirds of an ethnic feast, with recalls being issued for chile peppers, avocado paste and painkillers.

 

 

Chili peppers

Valencia High's Alison Lee Shoots 82 In First Round Of U.S. Women's Open Golf Tournament

khts_sportsValencia High freshman Alison Lee shot an 11-over par, 82, in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.

She is one of seven golfers, including Michelle Wie, who shot 11-over in the first round of the golf tournament.

Brittany Lang was 2-under par in the first round and leads the U.S. Women’s Open by one stroke. Four players, including amateur Kelli Shean, are tied for second at 1-under par.

July 8 2010: Dodgers Beat Cubs 3-2

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in a pitching dual. Clayton Kershaw recorded 12 strikeouts and pitched 8 complete innnings, although Rafael Furcal's 2-run homerun in the seventh gave the Dodgers the lead. Tune in tomorrow July 9 at 6:30 pm when the Dodgers take on the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of a 4 game series, on your Hometown Station KHTS AM-1220.

 

Borrego Springs Earthquake Possibly Related To Easter Sunday Temblor

eqcaliforniaAccording to seismologists at Caltech, the earthquake that rattled much of Southern California late yesterday afternoon was possibly produced by the 7.2 magnitude temblor that struck Easter Sunday.

Although Wednesday’s earthquake caused no significant damage, its mere occurrence confirmed experts’ hypotheses: that April’s temblor placed extra pressure on the Elsinore and San Jacinto fault zones in Southern California.

Valencia Boulevard To Be Closed For Accident Re-Creation

khts_trafficalertTraffic investigators will be closing a portion of Valencia Boulevard Friday morning to re-create the accident that took the life of a Newhall mother who was watching fireworks Sunday night with her family.

Discovery Park To Open Monday Morning

DiscoveryParkGroundBreakingThe Santa Clarita City Council is pleased to welcome the community to a special grand opening event for the 25-acre Discovery Park, at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12. The park is located on Calla Way, off Camp Plenty and Soledad Canyon Rd.

Located along the banks of the Santa Clara River, Discovery Park is a “passive” river park designed to encourage barrier-free interaction with the natural environment.

Detectives Seeking Public Help To Find Person Of Interest

Jimenez_11050_2008PhotoDetectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's COBRA Team are seeking assistance in locating Arturo Jimenez (pictured here). Jimenez is being sought for questioning only in connection with an incident of assault with a deadly weapon.