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Job Hunter's Meet To Fight High Unemployment

worksource_logoIn August, Los Angeles County unemployment numbers climbed from 12.3 to 12.5 percent a month earlier. Statewide unemployment numbers edged up slightly from July to August 12.0 to 12.1 percent.

So how does one find a job in this market? Laura Biery, Administrative Analyst for the City of Santa Clarita’s Economic Development Division and interim supervisor for the WorkSource Center has seen a trend.

SCV Latino Chamber Of Commerce Celebrates 1st Year, First 100 Members At Gala Event

SCV_Latino_Chamber_of_CommerceA “void in Latino leadership” led Robert Pacheco to found The Santa Clarita Latino Chamber of Commerce. This Friday they celebrate their 1st Anniversary and first 100 members at their inaugural Awards Gala.

Two years ago, after being in the community for 18 years, Pacheco says he looked around and couldn’t name any leaders from the Latino community.

State's Plan To Dump Mentally Ill Prisoners Rejected By County Supervisors

mikeantonovichThe Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reject mentally ill prisoners released by the state to the Probation Department without receiving mental health records in advance.

 

 

California To Help Set National Science Standards For Public Schools

tt-smallDemonstrating the state’s leadership in science, technology, and its commitment to 21st century learning, California has been chosen as one of 20 states to lead a nationwide effort to develop the next generation of science standards for public schools, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today.

Boxer Urges Help In Reducing Refinance Rates For Responsible Homeowners

barbaraboxerU.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today urged the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to expedite its efforts to help millions of responsible homeowners refinance so that borrowers can take advantage of today’s record low interest rates.

 

West Ranch Girls Tennis Teams Edges Sage Hill

khts_sportsThe West Ranch girls tennis team beat Sage Hill to remain undefeated and avenge a loss in last year’s CIF playoffs.

West Ranch won on games, 78-69, after the two teams played to a 9-9 tie in sets.

Ana Cecilia Fuentes swept her singles matches for West Ranch. Sage Hill beat West Ranch in the semifinals of the Southern Section Division III playoffs last year.

Tentative Deal Reached In Grocery Strike

ralphs_cartUnited Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770 has announced a tentative contract agreement between the union and the corporations that own Ralphs, VONS, and Albertsons.

Ralphs Spokeswoman Kendra Doyel said the agreement was win-win.

BREAKING NEWS: 3-4 Acre Fire North I-5 At Smokey Bear Road

khts_brushfireUPDATED 3:11 Monday

The spot fire burning at Northbound I-5 just south of Highway 138, near Smokey Bear Road was limited to nine acres and was knocked down by 1 p.m.

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Los Angeles County Fire Fighters are reporting a 3-4 acre spot fire at North bound I-5 at Smokey Bear Road.

The fire is reportedly moving uphill with light winds.

UPDATED - Mint Canyon Fire Called A Black Moonscape

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UPDATED 11:35 a.m. Monday

Angeles National Forest Service describe the Mint Fire burn area near Mint Canyon and Sierra Highway as a "black moonscape" meaning the fire has been knocked down.

Erring on the side of caution Forest Service officials are saying the 640 acre fire is only 95 percent contained.

Homicide Investigators Awaiting More Test Results In Saugus Case

khts_crimeInvestigators are awaiting toxicology results in the death of Karla Brada, which should be available some time in the next two weeks.

Sheriff’s homicide Lt. Eduardo Hernandez said that the Coroner has conducted an autopsy on Brada, but that results of lab work which could offer some answers as to her specific cause of death are still forthcoming.