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Setting Hearing Continued For Accused Pedophile Boswell

khts_crimeThe preliminary setting hearing for accused pedophile and Westridge resident Alexander Boswell was continued to March 15th after an agreement was reached between the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and Boswell’s lawyer.

On January 31st the 20 year-old Westridge resident pleaded not guilty to 12 felony counts of forcible lewd acts upon a child according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Obesity Trend Turning Around In California's Schoolchildren

tt-smallFollowing years of preventive and legislative efforts to positively affect the health of children, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that the rise in obesity and drop in fitness levels have stabilized in California students. The results are in a peer-reviewed report titled “Obesity and Physical Fitness in California School Children,” published in the American Heart Journal.

Megalith Moving Toward Museum Over County Roads

megalithThe 340-ton megalith—a large stone used to construct a structure or monument—will serve as the centerpiece of artist Michael Heizer’s artwork “Levitated Mass,” is scheduled to roll through Los Angeles County Operational Area (LACOA) cities and unincorporated area communities beginning on Fri., March 2.

West Ranch, Valencia Baseball Teams Shut Out In Easton Tournament Semifinals

khts_sportsThe West Ranch and Valencia baseball teams played tough, but were shut out in the semifinals of the Easton Tournament.

West Ranch lost to highly-touted Harvard-Westlake, 2-0. JC Cloney had two hits and pitched a complete game for the Wildcats. He gave up only two hits on the mound against Harvard-Westlake.

Jack Flaherty, the starter for Harvard-Westlake, tossed a complete game shutout.

McKeon Introduces Legislation Ensuring Armed Forces Guard Their Own

newBuckU.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced H.R. 4117 on Thursday – legislation that would prohibit the use of private security contractors and members of the Afghan Public Protection Force to provide security for members of the Armed Forces, military installations and facilities in Afghanistan.

Tip Leads To Bust Of Pharmaceutical Ring

drugbuststorageMembers of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Juvenile Intervention Team (J-Team) received an anonymous tip from a local resident regarding suspicious narcotic activity at a local pharmacy in the 27800 block of Smyth Drive, Valencia.

Google Users Wary Of New Privacy Policy

google_logoAfter warning users for weeks that changes to its privacy policy were coming, today is the day Google Inc. began to put those changes into effect, enabling Google to combine user data from Google search, YouTube, G-Mail, Picassa for photos, Google calendar, Android phones and tracking data from a variety of other sources into a single common user profile.

Assaults, Vehicle Burglaries Keep Deputies Busy

khts_crime_genericTwo men went to jail for assault in two separate incidents Wednesday night, according to sheriff’s officials.

California Homeowner Bill Of Rights Will Protect Consumers From Lenders' Unfair Practices

kamalaharrisAttorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced the California Homeowner Bill of Rights designed to protect homeowners from unfair practices by banks and mortgage companies and to help consumers and communities cope with the state’s urgent mortgage and foreclosure crisis.

Joined by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, Attorney General Harris announced her sponsorship of six bills designed to guarantee: