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Controlled Burn To Eradicate Arundo

arundoFire engines may be on the ready near the city/county border this week, but there’s no cause for alarm.

As part of the Bouquet Canyon Creek Restoration Project, the Los Angeles County Fire Department Forestry Unit will be managing an agricultural burn that started Monday and will continue throughout the week.

Caltrans Plans Closure For I-5 Carpool Lane Construction

khts_caltransCaltrans plans to close the lanes, ramps and connectors listed below as part of a $140 million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV lane connector at the I-5/SR-170 interchange.

Ramp closures will be staggered. Closures are subject to change. Detours will be signed.

Strickland Receives CTA Endorsement

PaulStricklandheadshotBy Leon Worden/

The California Teachers Association has endorsed Paul Strickland for Assembly, the candidate announced Sunday after the organization’s weekend endorsement meeting concluded in Los Angeles.

City Sponsors Trash Cart Art Program

recycle-symbol-prev1224249920jnogvvIf you’ve always wanted to add a touch of style to a trash cart, the City of Santa Clarita is providing the perfect opportunity. Now through Friday, March 30, residents can register to pick up a free trash cart, decorate it, and be entered into a contest for prizes as part of the City of Santa Clarita’s CArt Competition.

Chess Champions Check Into Santa Clarita Tournament

kidschess1By Megan Mann/

Some of the nation’s top youth chess players were in Santa Clarita this weekend, competing for a chance to represent California in two national tournaments later this year.

The 2012 SuperStates Chess Championships were hosted by the California Youth Chess League (CYCL), a Santa Clarita-based nonprofit, at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel through Sunday.

Smyth Partners With Sutter For Shelter Animals

SutterBrown-285x300Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, joined by First Dog Sutter Brown, has released a public service announcement asking Californians to support the Municipal Spay-Neuter Fund.

Twlight Tour Of Feline Compound Set April 7

ceasarJump into Spring Early at the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's 2012 Spring Twilight Tour in Rosamond, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

EFBC’s Feline Conservation Center will host this first Twilight Tour of the year, inviting guests to visit during evening hours and find out what wild cats actually do at night.

Union Bank To Absorb Santa Barbara Bank And Trust

union-bank-logoSanta Barbara Bank and Trust will now join the Union Bank family, after an agreement was announced last week, allowing for Union Bank to extend its service terrority to important areas of the Central Coast.

Canyon Softball Team Wins High Desert Classic

khts_sportsThe Canyon softball team used Lexi Lotito power to win the High Desert Classic in Lancaster.

Lotito hit two three-run home runs and earned tournament MVP.

She drove in four runs in a 5-1 win over Quartz Hill in the championship game of the tournament. In addition to hitting a three-run homer, she drove in another run with a triple.

Lotito hit a three-run home run in a 4-2 win over West Ranch in the semifinals.

Special Olympics To Team With Hoops Of Hope

special_olympics_logoThe Special Olympics is hosting a fundraiser that not only benefits the Special Olympics Santa Clarita and Tri-Valley, but another non-profit organization as well, Hoops of Hope.

On Saturday April, 7, Special Olympics Southern California will host their first-ever Special Olympics and Hoops of Hope “Shoot-a-thon”.