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Top Things To Do This Weekend, January 5, 2011

This weekend in Santa Clarita brought to you by our friends at Valencia Auto Center.

Local Band-Bridge 22
SCV Film Festival
E-Waste Collections At Local High Schools
Placerita Nature Center

Pursuit Leads To Arrest Of Burglary Suspects

khts_crimeUPDATED 5:02 PM Tuesday:

A pursuit that reached speeds in excess of 100 MPH that started in Castaic has concluded with the arrest of four suspects on Flower Street near the southbound 110 freeway.

Environmental Coalition Files Suit Over Newhall Ranch Permits

spineflowerSeveral Native American groups and environmental organizations have partnered to sue the California Department of Fish and Game for handing out permits for the construction of Newhall Ranch, an approved community of 21,000 homes south of State Route 126 in the Santa Clarita Valley.  

Runner Sworn In At Board Of Equalization, Only Two File For Old Senate Seat

GRunnerSwearingInSenator George Runner was sworn in Monday as a Member of the Board of Equalization.

Runner now represents California ’s 2nd Equalization District, the same day as the candidate filing period for his old office closed with his wife, Sharon, running against a solitary challenger, Democrat Darren Parker of Lancaster.

Carbon Monoxide A Silent Killer On Cold Nights

khts_fireenginefrontOver the New Year’s weekend, two women in Willowbrook were fatally poisoned by carbon monoxide after deciding to use their gas home oven to keep warm, and three others in the City of Inglewood nearly lost their lives using a faulty gas wall heater. County firefighters are urging residents to use their home appliances safely – and only for their intended purpose.

Campbell, Cooper Elected To Lead CLWA Board

campbellCivil engineer and 10-year board member Tom Campbell was elected as President of the board of directors at Castaic Lake Water Agency during their regular meeting last night. Long-time member and former President Bill Cooper was picked to serve as Vice President.

The pair replaced outgoing President R.J. Kelly and VP Peter Kavounas. Campbell and Cooper will both serve two-year terms in office.

Saddle Up For The Cowboy Festival

khts_citymatters_scvlogoTickets are now on sale for five days of cowboy culture and excitement. This year, the best performers in western entertainment will help celebrate the City of Santa Clarita’s 18th annual Cowboy Festival, April 27 through May 1.

South Fork Repairs To Be Handled By County

countysealThe Board of Supervisors unanimously approved to fund and construct access ramps and repair drop structures at the Santa Clara River South Fork.

 

The construction is within the Santa Clarita city limits, and the decision was announced by Supervisor/County Mayor Michael Antonovich.

UPDATED WEATHER/TRAFFIC: I-5 Open

khts_trafficalertUPDATED 1:28 p.m. MONDAY - I-5 is now open, as is Highway 14 into the Antelope Valley.

The I-5 closed since midday Sunday because of snow in the Grapevine that extended into Santa Clarita, causing hazardous conditions on surface streets and turned front lawns across the area into giant playgrounds.

Canyon Boys Basketball Team Reaches Ventura Tournament Final

khts_sportsThe Canyon boys basketball team reached the championship game of the Ventura Tournament, but lost to host Ventura, 56-36.

Clay Kasdorf and Coley Apsay each scored a team-high nine points as the Ventura defense clamped down on two of Canyon’s top scorers.

Kasdorf and Apsay earned spots on the all-tournament team. Canyon is back in action tonight against Rio Mesa.