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Project Prom A Success, Continues To Grow

carlandterryprojectpromThere are a lot of fairy godmothers and godfathers in our community.

And in the spirit of making a Cinderella-esque prom night for all high school students, volunteers and donors with Project Prom should be smiling for a job well done.

CHP Task Force To Pursue DUI Warrants

Since driving under the influence continues to be a major traffic safety problem in California as evidenced by the chplogomore than 210,000 arrests statewide in 2009, the California Highway Patrol has created a task force whose goal is to hold individuals with outstanding warrants relating to DUI’s accountable for their actions and reduce the number of warrants for offenses relating to DUI’s statewide.

Valencia Baseball Team Beats Saugus, Takes Lead In League Standings

khts_sportsThe Valencia baseball team has a little breathing room in the Foothill League standings. Valencia beat Saugus, 14-4, and Hart lost to West Ranch, 4-3, to break a first-place tie atop the league standings.

Trey Williams hit a home run and had two doubles for Valencia against Saugus. AJ Balta also hit a home run for Valencia.

Back Pain Secrets Revealed

khts_healthBy Dr. Ron Bittle

Eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor's office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. In fact, it is estimated that low back pain affects more than half of the adult population each year.

UPDATED: Tractor-Trailer Accident Blocks Transition Road During Midday Wednesday

khts_trafficalertUPDATED 3:36 p.m. Wednesday

The transition lanes from the southbound I-5 to the northbound 14 freeway are cleared and reopened, after cleanup from a Walmart tractor-trailer crash that happened earlier this morning.

 

Newhall District Lays Off 16 More Teachers

khts_schools_chalkboardIn response to state budget cuts, the Newhall School District voted Tuesday night to lay off 16 permanent status general education teachers. Earlier this year, the district laid off 14 temporary classroom teachers, bringing the total of teachers let go to 30.

The school board also imposed a hiring freeze for an assistant principal position for next year.

Parolee In Jail For Meth Possession Might Face Littering Charge

khts_crime_chpCalifornia Highway Patrol officers spent some time Tuesday on roadside cleanup, but they weren’t picking up trash.

They were recovering about $100,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine thrown out the window during a pursuit.

 

About 11:35 a.m., officers saw a 2007 Chevy Tahoe speed down northbound Lyons Avenue in excess of 65 MPH and attempted to stop the driver, Ruben Ralph Moreno.

Old Town Newhall Kicks Off May With Variety Of Events

newhallstreetlightsIn the month of May, Old Town Newhall will be the place for a slate of community events offering something for everyone, including the weekly Farmers Market, Taste of Cinco de Mayo, Santa Clarita’s very own Cupcake Wars, interactive music performances and show-stopping entertainment at the local theaters.

McKeon Receives Charter School Champion Award

buckcharterawardOn Capitol Hill this week, Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, senior member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, was awarded the “Charter School Champion Award” during the National Charter Schools Week Reception. McKeon released the following statement in recognition of the award and National Charter Schools Week (May 1st – May 7th):