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Six Flags' Latest White Knuckler: Thomas Out, Rabjohn In

terminator_media_11Jay Thomas, the popular President of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, was relieved of his duties at the park on Monday, in a sweep that company officials are calling a “new paradigm for park leadership.”

Sonic Booms Possible During NORAD Testing

khts_breakingnews2NORAD will be doing air response testing this morning in the Fresno and Los Angeles area between 9 and 11 a.m., with activity focused on the Palmdale area. Fighter jets may be seen in the sky and in close proximity to commercial airlines and at low altitudes during this testing.

 

 

UPDATED: Brush Fire Burns 1,100 Acres In Lebec

khts_brushfireUPDATED 7:01 p.m. Tuesday

More than 1,100 acres have burned in a brush fire in Lebec, where homes are threatened in the area near the I-5. The fire started shortly before 12:30 p.m. in the Lebec Road area of Kern County.

Former Canyon Football Coach Harry Welch Diagnosed With Cancer

sportscanyonHarry Welch, who coached Canyon High School to a state football championship in 2006, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Welch, who was to begin his first season as coach of the Santa Margarita High School football team in Orange County, informed his players of his condition on Monday. Santa Margarita’s first game is Sept. 3 against Diamond Ranch of Pomona.

August 24 2010: Dodgers Beat Brewers 5-3

The Dodgers hitting was on target as they beat the Brewers Tuesday night. A Matt Kemp home run put the Dodgers up by 2 runs at the top of the 2nd inning. Then Rod Barajas hit a 3 run home run at the top of the 6th inning to seal the deal. The final score was 5-3. Tune in Wednesday August 25th at 4:30pm as the Dodgers take on the Brewers here on your hometown station AM-1220, KHTS.

Hart District Students Improve Passing Rate On CAHSEE

hartdistlogoREDMore than 90 percent of tenth graders in the William S. Hart Union High School District passed the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) on their first try, according to figures released today by the California Department of Education. Like the state, students in the Hart District have made small gains in the number of students who pass the test when they take it the first time, compared to last year.

Chelsea's Law One Step Closer To Approval

California_State_CapitolChelsea’s Law, Assembly Bill 1844, passed through the California State Senate today by a unanimous vote. The measure, authored by Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, (R-San Diego), in partnership with the family of Chelsea King, will better protect California children from violent sexual predators. Specifically, Chelsea's Law includes:

 

 

Ducks Quack Their Way To Health Care For All

duckybillA little rubber duck could put you and a special someone on a seven-day cruise – and more importantly, help provide health care to your neighbors.

On Saturday, October 16, thousands of the little quackers will be turned loose in Paradise Cove at Castaic Lake, destined to be the first in the funnel.

In fact, some might even be wearing their shades in anticipation of that trip on the ship, donated by Princess Cruises.

City Kicks Off Annual September Food Drive

grocerybagThe City of Santa Clarita is sponsoring its third annual Food Drive, benefiting the SCV Food Pantry. During the entire month of September, Santa Clarita residents are invited to drop off non-perishable food items to designated locations across the City to be donated directly to the SCV Food Pantry.

 

Brush Fire Reported At Pearblossom And Sierra

khts_brushfireA brush fire has been reported at Sierra Highway and Small Road, near Pearblossom Highway. Fire officials are on the scene and reporting a quarter-acre has burned in light brush.

 

 

Firefighters were able to hold the damage to the quarter acre and had knockdown on the fire around 3 p.m.