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Emergency Expo Offers Early Access Hour For Special Needs Families

khts_ambulanceAn encounter with sheriff’s deputies or emergency personnel can quickly turn into a crisis for a person with special needs – but in Santa Clarita, there are resources to prepare your family members for these situations and they’re available at the 2012 Emergency Expo on March 31.

Santa Clarirta Tourism Bureau Seeking New Members

USETHISCITYSEALThe Santa Clarita Tourism Bureau is actively recruiting new members.  The Tourism Bureau is a membership-based organization comprised of local and regional businesses dedicated to the continued development of Santa Clarita as a tourist destination.

University Center Opens Its Doors For Spring Open House Event

COCCollege of the Canyons will host an open house event at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center on March 20, designed to highlight the array of new programs being introduced in 2012 and provide information to prospective students interested in learning how they can earn a bachelor's or master's degree — without ever leaving the Santa Clarita Valley.

Sharon Runner Receives Lung Transplant

RunnerSharon1State Senator Sharon Runner is resting comfortably at UCLA Medical Center after a successful double-lung transplant today as treatment for limited scleroderma, or CREST syndrome, a condition the legislator has battled for more than two decades.

SCV Habitat for Heroes: Young War Widow Gets Brush With Kindness

Tim_SmithCanyon Country resident Shayna Richards remembers her husband Army Sgt. Timothy Smith’s attempts to keep her from worrying during his 2008 deployment in Iraq.

“He used to joke around and say he worked at the local supermarket, picking up shopping carts. He just made it seem like it was a breeze and nothing was wrong and everything was okay,” said Richards.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Recruiting Station Moves To Town Center

Recruiting_GOBy David Caldwell
Various civic and military dignitaries were on hand Friday morning for the grand opening of the Armed Services recruiting center at the Westfield Town Center Mall.

Juvenile Leads Deputies On Neighborhood Chase

khts_crime_genericBy Leon Worden/

A 15- to 17-year-old boy is in custody after leading Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies on a chase through a neighborhood in West Newhall.

The juvenile, known by name to deputies – and to, which is withholding his name because of his age – was wanted in connection with a strongarm robbery that occurred one week ago.

COC Faces $1.9 Million Budget Shortfall

COCThe budget for the California community college system is $149 million short.

College of the Canyons, a part of the 112 college system, will take a proportional share of the deficit to the tune of $1.9 million.

“The shortfall is a result of some shortfalls in the budget. Some assumptions were made about revenue. Those assumptions were incorrect,” said Eric Harnish, Special Assistant to the Chancellor.

City Grants Up For Approval At Tuesday's Council Meeting

Stacks_of_moneyBy Leon Worden/

The Santa Clarita City Council is scheduled to approve a total of $72,000 in funding Tuesday for 15 community organizations serving the Santa Clarita Valley.

Arrest Made In Newhall Shooting

khts_crimeBy Leon Worden/

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man in connection with a shooting last month in Newhall.

Freddy Angel Trujillo, 27, was arrested nearly two weeks after a man was shot in the back of the head while driving his pickup truck on Newhall Avenue near Pine Street.