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UPDATED: Man Stabbed In Canyon Country

khts_crimeUPDATED 9:09 p.m. Wednesday

Two men were stabbed in Canyon Country Wednesday night and are at the hospital now.

They might be going from the hospital to adjoining jail cells, depending on what investigators find out.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. rescue personnel from LA County Fire responded to a call for a stabbing victim in the 28800 block of Loretta Drive in Canyon Country.

Drugs Seized During Sand Canyon Traffic Stop

khts_crimeDeputies confiscated a substantial amount of narcotics and arrested a 25-year-old man on Tuesday in Canyon Country after a seemingly routine traffic stop.

The driver, Moises Marroquin, a male Hispanic, was pulled over around 1 p.m. on Sand Canyon near the 14 freeway for vehicle code violations. He was found to be unlicensed and was detained and his vehicle searched.

Kid Gloves Removed For Arts Grants, Almost

City_council_2_28_12What should have been a feel good moment for the city council, the opportunity to deliver $48,000 worth of arts grants to deserving arts organizations, got off to a Rocky, er...rocky start as the kid gloves were threatened to be removed.

Before council discussion was over, those arts organizations who’d expected $7,500 grants faced losing hundreds of dollars, and the respect of the Arts Commission’s decision-making process would come into question.

Death Threats Put Valencia Resident Behind Bars

khts_crime_genericA 47-year old man is behind bars after making verbal threats to police officers.

Lt. Mark Hershey told KHTS that Vahe Ohanian came into the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station on Feb. 24 around 11 p.m. and complained to the desk officers about the posting of pictures in the lobby, specifically those of city council members.

It Takes A Village, Part 1: Heroin Not The Only Drug Killing Our Kids

village_header_url_USELast year five young people died of heroin overdoses in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to stats from the SCV Sheriff's Station. But heroin isn't the community's only challenge when it comes to illegal or illicit drugs.

Big Cat Protection And Public Safety Subject Of New Legislation

bigcatsnuzzlingU.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, (D-Garden Grove), introduced the “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act” in the House of Representatives today.

An alarming number of wild cats have been bred and sold as domestic pets in the U.S. This trend threatens public safety and often results in the mistreatment of these animals.

Seconds Count For New SCV Transportation Coalition

city_logoFor Council Member Marsha McLean there just wasn’t enough time to discuss transportation issues when she attended meetings downtown.

“Individuals are given somewhere around 45 seconds up to 90 seconds, if you’re lucky, to make the case,” said McLean.

Her long held desire to form an advocacy group was fulfilled when the Santa Clarita Valley Transportation Coalition held its first meeting at City Hall on Monday.

Fancy An Electric Vehicle To Beat Gas Prices

Volt_chargerCalifornia drivers have had to spend just over a quarter more per gallon for gas as pump prices have jumped 26 cents in the last week.

With costs expected to remain high for the next few months…. (My apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson)…In the spring a young man’s (or woman’s) fancy turns to thoughts of more fuel efficient vehicles.

(photo courtesty of Chevrolet)

Free Ice Cream For A Good Cause

Wendys-Frosty-key-Ring-FREE-Frostys-for-a-YearGet free ice cream from Wendy’s for the rest of the year and support children in need of adoption.  Sounds like a sweet deal!

For $1, customers at participating Wendy’s restaurants in the Los Angeles area can purchase an all-access pass to a year of free Jr. Frostys while supporting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids.

Antonovich Rips Proposed Driver's Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

antonovichLOS ANGELES COUNTY — “Providing a legal driver’s license to one who has broken federal law so one can drive 'legally' -- is an oxymoron,” said Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich on the proposal to provide driver licenses to illegal immigrants.