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May 23, 2011 Dodgers Lose 4-3

Monday, the Dodgers were in Houston, Texas for game one of a three game series with the Astros. The game was scoreless in the first inning. In the second, Matt Kemp hit his 100th career homerun and put the Dodgers on the board 1 to 0. Houston scored in the third inning and tied things up 1-1 then in the seventh inning, the Dodgers knocked in two runs and it was 3 to 1. The Astros came to life during the bottom of the ninth inning and went on to defeat the Dodgers 4 to 3.

 

Real Estate Market Update

Fred_Arnold2By Fred Arnold

I was concerned about the state of the housing market over the past 3 months as it has been quieter this spring with light home sales. The spring fever buying season has not quite caught fire and I anticipated poor numbers on the housing front this week (Housing market index, Housing starts and Existing home sales) as is reflective in a Reuters article I was interviewed in two weeks ago.

Here's What's Happening: In Pictures

This was one busy weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley, and KHTS Your Hometown Station, was out with cameras to capture as much of it as wel could. Maybe we caught you?

Check out our coverage of the valley's activities, including:

County Library Makes Efforts To Serve West Ranch Communities

logosmallThe County of Los Angeles Public Library is holding a “needs assessment” workshop from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on June 7 at Stevenson Ranch Elementary School to hear from the community regarding library services for the West Ranch communities.  “Vision 91381” is seeking ways to improve library services for Sunset Pointe, Stevenson Ranch, Southern Oaks, and Westridge.

 

Food Pantry Celebrates Success Of Letter Carrier Drive

scv-food-pantry-logoBy Belinda Crawford, Executive Director, SCV Food Pantry

Last Saturday, May 14th, our local letter carriers pulled double duty.  They delivered the mail to us as usual…but they also carried away bag after bag of donated food items from the residents on their routes.  Those donations to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry will help fill hungry tummies right here in Santa Clarita.

 

AMGEN Tour Leaves Santa Clarita For Triumphant Finish In Thousand Oaks, Horner Takes Overall Champ

5_22_Amgen_WD__0176Photos by Will Davison

The 2011 Amgen Tour of California came to an exciting finish today in Thousand Oaks, where Chris Horner (pictured, right) was proclaimed the overall champion and Garmin-Cervelo took the overall win in the teams competition.

 

 

EDITORIAL: Runner Comments On Gas Prices

georgerunnerBy George Runner, Board of Equalization Member

Ask anyone what he thinks about gas prices and you'll likely get an earful. The average price of gasoline in California has risen to more than $4 per gallon -- and, motorists are feeling the pain.

EDITORIAL: Runner Comments On Gas Prices

Ask anyone what he thinks about gas prices and you'll likely get an earful. The average price of gasoline in California has risen to more than $4 per gallon -- and, motorists are feeling the pain.

It's easy to blame big oil companies for this problem, and many do. However, doing so does nothing to explain why Californians see roughly 10 percent higher costs on average at the pump than the rest of the nation.

Nor does it explain why we refuse to tap the oil in the ground beneath our feet, which would create both new jobs and revenues.

Summer Internships Available At Assemblyman's Office

jeffgorellThe office of Assembly Member Jeff Gorell is now accepting applications for creative, hard-working interns.  If you are a college or graduate student interested in broadening your knowledge of state and local government and exploring a career in public service, then you should apply.

 

Click It Or Ticket Enforcement Bumped Up

motorcopmakingstopAs families across California plan for upcoming spring travel, there’s not much you can do to control the cost of filling up the gas tank, but you can avoid a costly ticket by making sure that everyone in the car wears their seat belt.