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County Opens Cooling Centers To Deal With Soaring Heat

khts_weather_100degreesThe Weather Service has forecast very high temperatures for the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys from Saturday, July 2 through Tuesday, July 5.

To provide relief from the heat for the elderly and others who face heat-related health difficulties and stress, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will open cooling centers throughout the County.

In the Santa Clarita Valley, there are two cooling centers:

Summer Fun Is Not All Fun And Games

khts_healthSummer is the time for fun at the pool and barbecues on the beach for many Californians. Unfortunately, it is also the peak time for drowning accidents. At least 172 children died across the United States in drowning accidents between the Memorial Day holiday last year and the Labor Day weekend, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Santa Clarita: The Place To Be On Fourth Of July

4th_July_Parade_WD__0252If there is a city that knows how to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, it’s Santa Clarita. From pancakes to pyrotechnics, there is something dazzling about the Fourth of July in our city that always makes for a memorable holiday and this year is no different.

 

 

Ribbon Cutting At Jo Anne Darcy Library Marks The Beginning Of New Library System

library1It was a monumental day in Santa Clarita as members of City Council and the community gathered to watch the unveiling of the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library as part of the new Santa Clarita Public Library system.

“This is a very historic day in Santa Clarita,” said Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean. “This has been a long process but we have reached success.”

California Law Mandates Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation

CO warningHardware stores across California will be stacked with carbon monoxide detectors to supply state residents with a device that is mandatory as of today for single-family-homes and rental properties with four or less units that burn fossil fuels.

SCOPE Loses Appeal Of Hospital Expansion Project

henry_mayo_newhall_memorialA lawsuit filed by the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment (SCOPE) against the City of Santa Clarita and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and its’ developer, G&L Valencia, LLC, has been rejected by the Second District Court of Appeals for California.

 

The claims challenged the city’s approval of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital expansion project.

Celebrate Independence Day Safely With Your Pets

redwhiteandbluedogFireworks, backyard picnics, barbecues and holiday outings may be the place for celebrating Independence Day, but for our pets, the loud noises and tempting smells and tastes could prove hazardous to their health. Take care of your fur-ever friend by observing some safety tips offered by the ASPCA.

 

UPDATED: Woman's Body Found In Westridge Apartment

khts_crime_genericUPDATED Friday, 11:19 a.m.

The woman found dead in the kitchen of her apartment on Silver Aspen Way in Westridge Thursday morning has been identified.

Coroner spokesman Ed Winter said that the woman is Dori Lynn Cassaday, 49. Winter added that an autopsy is scheduled today to determine the cause of death.

Special Olympics Fall/Winter Sports Registration Open, Other Fun Upcoming Events

The Special Olympics of Santa Clarita has many upcoming events for those who love to stay active and have fun at the same time.

Registration for fall/winter sports has begun for athletes age eight and up who have a current medical. Primary sports being offered are bowling and floor hockey. Secondary sports include soccer, volleyball, tennis and softball. To register for a sport, call (661) 253-2121.

Do Bad Things With Decepticons: Blockbuster Holiday Entertainment

transformers-Dark-of-the-moonBy Chauncey Telese

Hello and sorry for not being around last week. Suffice it to say it was a long stressful week, it was finals week at school and while my three of my classes went off without a hitch, I lost ten pounds in stress weight and nearly had a heart attack in trying to get my Directing 2 final complete.