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Supervisors Ask For Review Into Forest Service Restrictions On Retardant

DC-10_Station_fire_2On a motion by County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, the Board of Supervisors will send a five-signature letter to the United States Forest Service, the Secretary of Agriculture and California congressional leaders asking for a review and further investigation into the Forest Service’s intention to reduce aerial application of fire retardant during wildfires.

Libraries To Offer Music Downloads

classicalmusicnotesAnother music download site will become available thanks to Library Ideas' program that offers access to hundreds of thousands of songs in the Sony Music catalog of legendary artists.

County Supervisors Fund Youth Summer Job Program

county_sealThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a summer jobs program introduced last week in a joint motion by Supervisors Don Knabe and Zev Yaroslavsky.  The program is expected to create at least 2,200 jobs for economically disadvantaged youth Countywide.

 

The program was developed to address the extremely high unemployment rate for young people in Los Angeles County, which has reached 26.9 percent.

A Wild Fundraiser Raises Awareness For Wildlife Conservation

wildKidTurtle625More than $4,000 was raised for the animals at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar during a recent fundraiser.

Local Teen Artist Gains Congressional Honor

2011artcompwinnerTyler Recchia, 17, was honored last week in Washington, D.C., for his winning entry in the annual Congressional Art Competition.  The competition honors high school students from every Congressional District in an awards ceremony at the Capitol and their artwork is displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel gallery that connects the Capitol and the House of Representatives.

Plan Your Fourth Of July Camping Trip

421px-RoastingMarshmallowMost campsites are booked for the Fourth of July, but it isn’t too late to find a spot.  More than 70 campgrounds have yet to fill up for the holiday weekend.

Camp-California.com has identified parks across the state where you might be able to squeeze in before all the spots are gone.

 

The Master's College Director Of Athletics Retires

paulberrysmallPaul Berry, the Director of Athletics at The Master’s College, has retired after 10 years of guiding the sports programs at the school.

The 68-year-old Berry took over as Director of Athletics prior to the 2001-02 academic year and led the sports programs into the Golden State Athletic Conference.

June 27 2011: Dodgers Destroy Twins 15-0!

Maybe the Dodgers should play out of town more often! The last road trip was successful and this one has begun with a bang, to say the least. Tonight at Target Field the Minnesota Twins were not just shut out, but, given an old fashioned shellacking at the hands of the Boys In Blue. The Dodgers set a new 2011 season record for runs in a game with 15. The previous mark was 12 runs. L.A.'s all time single game scoring record is 22. It was their fifth shut-out of the season.

Final score: Los Angeles Dodgers-15, Minnesota Twins-0

Senior Center Executive Director Post Open Again

Jim_MorganThe Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging announced today that James Morgan has completed his annual contract as Executive Director of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

 

“The Board wishes Mr. Morgan all the best in his future endeavors and thanks him for his service in helping to operate the Senior Center during this transitional period,” said SCVCOA Board President Don Kimball. Morgan’s last day in the office was Friday.

Celebrate Independence Day Safely

Fireworks_in_San_Jose_California_2007_07_04_by_Ian_Kluft_img_9618When it comes to using your own fireworks this Fourth of July at your home in the SCV, the best advice we can give you is, just don’t.  It is illegal to use any kind of fireworks within Los Angeles County and the risk of starting a wildfire, getting charged with a felony, or being injured just isn’t worth it.