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Ground Beef, Celery Seed Recalled For Safety Concerns

Recall-SidebarRecalled for product safety today were ground beef and organic celery seed

GROUND BEEF

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., a Dakota City, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 40,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

Canyon Girls Blow Out Crescenta Valley In Burroughs Basketball Tournament

khts_sportsThe Canyon girls basketball team reached the semifinals of the Burroughs Magnolia Park Optimist Club Tournament in dominating fashion.

Canyon beat Crescenta Valley, 71-25, behind a perfect shooting night from Alia McCoy. She scored a game-high 22 points and was 8-for-8 from the field.

Canyon will play Fairfax in the semifinals of the Burroughs Tournament tonight.

Sierra Canyon plays Mark Keppel in the other semifinal.

Plunging Into The Charity Circuit, Elks To Roast Heys

heyswithadJohn Heys, CEO of Heys Plumbing is to be roasted at the 14th Annual Elks Lodge Roast to be held Saturday January 21, 2012 at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country.

 

December 17, 2011 - Kings Fall To Detroit Red Wings 8-2

The Kings were dealt a pretty rough hand at their away game in Michigan tonight. If Detroit scoring two goals in the first fifteen seconds of the game wasn't hard enough for the Los Angeles to swallow, the Kings ended the game trailing the Red Wings 8-2.

Final Score
Kings: 2, Red Wings: 8

Disaster Preparedness Training Program

USETHISCITYSEALThe City of Santa Clarita is offering a seven-week Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program designed to teach residents basic survival skills in preparation for disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hazardous incidents, and other life-threatening situations. CERT classes will take place on Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning January 12 and continuing through February 23, 2012.

Zonta Club Awards Grants To Six Women

Va_Wrage_winners2Six women have received Virginia Wrage memorial grants from the Zonta Club of the SCV at the group’s December meeting. The winners were selected from 48 applications received for this year’s grant cycle, with six finalists selected for interviews. The committee was so impressed with the six finalists that they decided to present all six with awards in varying amounts, according to Committee Chair Cheryl Gray.

 

Grow Operation Found In North Oaks House

delightgrowhouse1A patrol deputy discovered Thursday afternoon that an apparently vacant house in the North Oaks area of Canyon Country was really the life of the party, when the house in the 20400 block of Delight Street was found to contain a substantial illegal indoor residential marijuana grow.

UPDATED: Shelter Overflows As Organizers Develop Plan To Bridge Looming Budget Gap

shelter_bridge_logo_2More single men and women and families have checked into the Santa Clarita Valley's Bridge to Home winter shelter in the first two weeks than in any of its previous 14 years, and the nonprofit shelter's Board of Directors met Thursday night to develop a plan to bridge an impending budget gap of $20,000-$25,000 in its family voucher program.

Local Jobless Rate Falls Again

unemploymentBy Leon Worden/SCVNEWS.com

Santa Clarita’s jobless rate fell for the fourth consecutive month to 7.1 percent in November, compared to 7.3 percent a month earlier.

It’s more than a full percentage point improvement since July, when the rate stood at 8.2 percent. The job gains mirrored those of the county, state and nation, which saw similar month-to-month and year-over-year improvement in November.