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Judge Rules In City's Favor, Dismisses Library Lawsuit

bookpicOn Tuesday morning, a judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Chatsworth granted the City of Santa Clarita its demurrer in a privacy-rights lawsuit related to its libraries.  

Deputies Arrest Four More From the Naughty List

khts_crime_genericA woman who reported her car stolen yesterday spotted the vehicle parked on Delight Street in Canyon Country Tuesday morning and called deputies to help her recover the vehicle.

Deputies arrived at the 19400 block of Delight and watched the house, waiting for some activity, but they didn’t have to wait long.

Rain Expected To Continue Through Wednesday Night, Thunderstorms Possible

storm011810.12.useA flash flood warning remains in effect through Wednesday evening because of the strong storm front beating up the area.

Periods of rain today, ranging from light sprinkles to moderately heavy downpours, are the result of a strong frontal system that is sweeping across southwestern California tonight and Wednesday. Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday night.


Runner Resigns Today To Consolidate Election Process

georgerunnerSen. George Runner is resigning from the Senate effective today in preparation to take the oath of office for the Board of Equalization on Jan. 3.

Runner is vacating the 17th Senate District seat earlier than planned to make sure the special election to fill his seat will coincide with the special election to fill the Senate seat previously held by Jenny Oropeza who recently passed away.

Planning Commission To Mull Creation Of Auto Dealer Zone

khts_citymatters_scvlogoAt Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting, City staff will submit a proposal that aims to ensure orderly development of automobile dealers within Santa Clarita.  

Uneviscerated Frozen Fish Recalled Due To Botulism

khts_recallsJFC International, Inc. of Brooklyn is recalling frozen Capelin discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis of product by Food Laboratory personnel confirming that the fish was not properly eviscerated prior to processing.

Santa Clarita Christian Football Team Turning It Up To 11

khts_sportsThe Santa Clarita Christian football team is taking it to the next level.

Santa Clarita Christian has applied for and received permission to play 11-man football in the 2011 season. The football team has also applied for admission into the San Joaquin League.

Santa Clarita Christian won the CIF Division I 8-man football championships in 2008 and 2009. The team made it to the semifinals of the 8-man playoffs in 2010.

UPDATED: Crash And Burn Gives Deputies Chance To Catch Violent Carjacker

khts_crimeUPDATED 2:05 p.m. Monday

Deputies injured in a scuffle with a suspect who did his best to get away from them and destroy as much as he could in the process are recovering from bites and bruises received Friday night during a violent and expensive crime spree.


UPDATED WEATHER ALERT: Flash Flood Watch In Los Angeles and Ventura Counties


A flash flood watch remains in effect for the recent burn areas –including the Crown burn area in Acton/Agua Dulce, and the Station, Morris and Briggs burn areas - though late Wednesday night.

Peak rainfall rates between one-half and three-quarters of an inch are possible through Wednesday night. Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday night and Wednesday, which would produce even more intense rainfall rates.

Singing Sensation Strikes Chord At Valencia Mall

flashmobmallfivePhotos by Will Davison

It wasn't exactly a flash mob. No choreography.

And it wasn't really a surprise, because a video precursor - perhaps the inspiration - has gone viral on YouTube recently.

But the surprise concert of one very popular Christmas song that was shared Sunday afternoon at the Westfield Valencia Town Center was certainly a gift, celebrated by both those listening and those performing.