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August 27, 2011: Dodgers Sweep Rockies 7-6

The Dodgers played an amazing game today, beating the Colorado Rockies 7-6. The Rockies were the first to get on the scoreboard with three runs in the third inning, and by the Top of the Sixth, The Dodgers were trailing 4-0. Then suddenly, the boys in blue made an astounding five runs, in the Bottom of the Sixth, turning the game upside down, leading by a single run. Success didn't last long, when Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki struck a homer the very next inning with Carlos Gonzales on first.

August 26, 2011: Dodgers 6, Rockies 1

Tonight, the Dodgers started a three game series against the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers were victorious, by a final score of 6-1. Tune in Saturday at 12:30pm for Dodger baseball on AM-1220 KHTS!

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Brush Fire Breaks Out In Acton

redroversizedUPDATED 3:07 p.m. Friday

Firefighters have knockdown on a brush fire that started near a house in the 34000 block of Red Rover Mine Road in Acton and burned a hillside near Sierra Highway.



No structures were damaged and no one was injured. Captain Mark Savage said that no evacuations were done and that approximately five acres had burned.

McKeon A Brand Name In Assembly Race

patricia_mckeon_copyPatricia McKeon, wife of 25th District Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon has formally announced her intention to run for the California 38th Assembly District. Cameron Smyth, who currently holds the seat, will be termed out in 2012.

Patricia McKeon refused to take questions or elaborate on her campaign, but did read a prepared statement:

Hart@Home Kicks Off First Year

Harthome_1Hart District officials say the newly created Hart @ Home home school program “is off to a great start” with 30 local students enrolled in the program.

An orientation was held on Aug 18, for the students and their parents to pick up their books, meet the principal and teachers and get a computer lesson on accessing online coursework. The students also enjoyed meeting other students in the program.

Deputies Invite Public To Honor Kuredjian At 10 Year Anniversary

kuredjianj01A smiling deputy eager to lend a helping hand.

A friend who enjoyed motorcycles and dropped in to the local smoke shop for a good cigar, chatting up reporters in the newspaper office next door.

A giving public servant. A dependable partner.

A son. A brother. A fiancé.

Deputy Jake.

Firefighters Share Pool Safety Tips At Free Family Expo

poolsafetyexpoFirefighters use water to put out fires, but from 10 a.m. to 2 pm tomorrow, they'll use it to demonstrate the critical importance of pool safety during their "Children Drown Without a Sound" event at Fire Station 126 in Valencia.


Grant For Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers

Samuel_Dixon_Family_Health_Care_copySamuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc.(SDFHC) has received $50,000 from Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) in general operating support to help provide needed care to uninsured residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.

Boxer In Santa Clarita On Monday For Solar Canopy Dedication

solar_canopy_copyThe City of Santa Clarita is inviting the community to join the Santa Clarita City Council and United States Senator Barbara Boxer for a Solar Canopy Dedication Ceremony at the LEED-gold certified Transit Maintenance Facility on Monday, August 29, 2011, at 11:30 a.m.

Boxer will discuss clean energy job creation and her bipartisan transportation proposals to support tens of thousands of jobs in California.

Superior Courts To Leave Newhall Completely

scales_of_justiceBy Leon Worden/SCVNews.com

The Santa Clarita Superior Court will no longer handle felony matters after Sept. 12, and two of the District Attorney’s eight locally stationed prosecutors will move to the San Fernando Courthouse as a result, officials confirmed Thursday.

A court spokeswoman said she was unaware of the reasons for the cutbacks in Santa Clarita but said additional changes are expected.