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Weste Wants More Women To March In Parade

suffragettesThe Fourth of July Parade is coming up Monday and Councilwoman Laurene Weste is still looking for a few good women to walk.

She’ll take as many as she can get because the parade is saluting a monumental anniversary – the 100th anniversary of California women getting the right to vote, as well as the 91st anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed that right to women across the nation.

Outside The City? No Single-Use Plastic Bags For You After Friday

plastic-grocery-bagsThe phrase “paper or plastic” won’t be heard after Friday at several Santa Clarita Valley grocers or variety stories. That’s when an ordinance outlawing single-use plastic carryout bags in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County goes into effect in the hopes that people will use reusable bags that are more Earth-friendly and don’t end up in landfills.

 

UPDATED: Canyon Country Woman Dies In Boating Accident On Colorado River

khts_ambulanceUPDATED 2:21 p.m. Wednesday

Services have been scheduled for Brittany Stark, the Canyon Country woman killed in a boating accident on the Colorado River Sunday and an account has been set up to help her family with funeral expenses.

 

 

CHP Prepares For Increased Enforcement Over The Fourth Of July Weekend

chplogoAs the Fourth of July holiday approaches the California Highway Patrol prepares to step-up enforcement and urges caution for all motorists who plan on driving over the three-day weekend.

Joe Farrow, CHP commissioner, said in a press release that there are several ways for people to maintain safety while enjoying the celebrations.

West Ranch Library Patrons Asked To Answer Survey

County-LibraryIn order to offer better services to the communities of West Ranch, the Los Angeles Public Library is offering a survey on its website.  The survey results will be presented at the next “Vision 91381” community meeting in September.

 

June 29 2011: Dodgers Get Shutout By Twins 1-0

The Dodgers lose quietly to the Twins Wednesday afternoon and increase their losing streak to 2 games. Tsuyoshi Nishioka hits a ground ball to center field in which Ben Revere scored 1 run in the 1st inning and that would be the run that would be scored during the game. Supreme pitching by the Twins was a big factor in the game as the held the Dodgers scoreless.  Also, a poor performance by the Dodger's offense contributed to their lose as they struggled to get men on base. The final score was 1-0.

Santa Clarita Blue Heat Women's Soccer Team Stays Unbeaten

khts_sportsThe Santa Clarita Blue Heat women’s soccer team stayed undefeated and beat the visiting Colorado Force, 3-1, scoring two goals in the second half at Valencia High.

Hannah Beard and Edite Fernandes each had a goal and an assist for the Blue Heat. The next game for the Blue Heat is Thursday at Valencia High School.

June 28 2011: Dodgers Lose To Twins 6-4

The Dodgers lose a tough one against the Twins Tuesday night as they could not pull off a late game rally. The Twins scored first with 3 runs in the first half of the game. But the Dodgers came back to tie the game with 4 runs which included a home run by Aaron Miles. However, the Twins would have the last laugh as Luke Hughes hits a 2 run home run for the Twins which sealed the win. The final score was 6-4. Tune in Wednesday June 29th at 8:30am as the Dodgers wrap up the series with the Twins here on your hometown station AM-1220, KHTS.

Drunk Driver Sentenced To 26 To Life For Killing Cyclist

khts_crime_genericA Canyon Country man was sentenced today to 26 years to life in prison for a fatal DUI two years ago that killed one cyclist and injured three others.

 

 

San Fernando Superior Court Judge Daniel Feldstern sentenced Marco Antonio Valencia, 22. He was convicted in April of second-degree murder for the July 11, 2009 DUI accident that killed cyclist Joseph Novotny. Deputy District Attorney William Chung prosecuted the case.

Suspect Makes Note To Self: Set The Brake Before You Run

khts_crimeIt was a little like the Keystone Kops in Newhall Tuesday afternoon, but in the end, the bad guy got caught and the truck was OK.

About 3:30, deputies were called by a utility worker who said that he’d left his water truck to make a service call at a location near Sierra Highway and Jake’s Way. When he returned, the truck was leaving without him, under the power of a suspect who was driving it towards Newhall.