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EDITORIAL: Smyth Says Cut Taxes, Not Tax Credits

cameronsmythBy: Assemblyman Cameron Smyth

When the governor released his 2011-2012 budget proposal, much ado was paid to the governor’s special election tax increase maneuver.  But hidden in the budget is another, nearly $1 billion tax increase—his proposal to eliminate enterprise zones.


Exemplary Sheriff’s Volunteer Embarks On Military Career

sheriffbadgeThe Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is losing an exemplary figure of volunteer service this month. Santa Clarita resident Ric Bisarra has served the Santa Clarita Valley for the past seven years and is now leaving to serve his country.  

Ric Bisarra, now age 24, started his service to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and the Santa Clarita community at the young age of 17.  

Tortilla Chips Recalled For Undeclared Wheat And Soy

khts_recallsPrime Choice Foods announced that it is taking the precautionary measure of recalling certain lots of Garden of Eatin’® Multi Grain Sea Salt Tortilla Chips (9 oz bags), Garden of Eatin’® Multi Grain Everything Tortilla Chips (9 oz bags) and Garden of Eatin’® Multi Grain Blues Sea Salt Tortilla Chips (9 oz bags) due to the presence of undeclared wheat and soy.

Santa Clarita Christian Girls Basketball Team Wins First CIF Playoff Game

khts_sportsThe Santa Clarita Christian girls basketball team made history last night, winning its first playoff game in school history.

Santa Clarita Christian beat St. Monica Academy of Pasadena, 38-32, in the wild-card round of the CIF Southern Section Division 6A playoffs.

Taylor Cubas scored 21 points to lead Santa Clarita Christian. Michelle Fechtelkotter scored eight points and had 10 rebounds in the win.

Runner Wins Senate Race With 65 Percent Of Vote

RunnerSharon1UPDATED 7:37 AM Wednesday

Sharon Runner will be packing her bags and heading north for a swearing-in Friday as the successor to her husband, George’s 17th District seat in the California Senate.

With all of the precincts in, Runner has 40,251 votes, or 65.6 percent of the vote; her opponent Darren W. Parker has 21,096 votes, or 34.4 percent of the vote.


Library Lawsuit Claims Contract Executed Without Proper Authority

bookpicSave Our Library filed a new complaint on Monday alleging the City of Santa Clarita violated the California Education Code in establishing its municipal library system.  

The amended lawsuit states that by deciding to withdraw from the Country of Los Angeles Public Library system and, in doing so, contract with a corporation that provides managerial services for libraries, the City overstepped its authority by failing to establish a board of trustees.  

Amgen Tour Of California Outlines Route And Cities With Videos

amgen09lanceinlineSpecific route details for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race were announced last week via specially-produced videos highlighting each of the race’s eight stages. The annual cycling event will start its final leg in Santa Clarita on Sunday, May 22 at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, with cyclists riding to Amgen’s corporate offices in Thousand Oaks for the grand finish.

Antonovich Announces Expansion Of County's Graffiti Removal Program

mikeantonovichThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $275,000 contract with Woods Maintenance Service to expand its graffiti removal services to include an additional 29 channels, reaches and debris basins in the west area of the County’s flood control system, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.



Vista Canyon, Historical Preservation Ordinance At Planning Commission

khts_citymatters_scvlogoThe Planning Commission will vote on two important issues at its regular meeting on Tuesday.  

The commission will decide whether or not to approve the Vista Canyon Project, which comprises several acres in Canyon Country.  

The Vista Canyon site is located at the southwest intersection of Sand Canyon Road and the 14 freeway in unincorporated Los Angeles County.  

Some Sheriffs Deputies Spend Their Time Horsing Around

HorsesLASDoneSome of the hardest working members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spend their time carrying their partners and work for a surprising amount of pay.

Um, we mean hay.


Along with the personnel driving patrol cars and working in the jails and behind the counters, some of the deputies who protect residents and visitors in the county, three  equestrian programs provide support and manpower.