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Drug Dealer Taken Off Streets Of Tesoro

khts_crime_genericDetectives looking for Jacob Rico found more than they bargained for Thursday morning when they knocked on his door in the 24000 block of Joshua Drive in the Tesoro del Valle tract.

Rico, 18, was wanted for suspicion of furnishing narcotics to a minor and having sex with a minor under the age of 18. He was arrested when he answered the door. Also at the home was another young adult and four minors who were not in school due to spring break.

Pair Traveling The Highway Arrested For Transporting Pot

khts_crimeDeputies driving southbound on the I-5 freeway near Highway 138 pulled over a vehicle around 11 a.m. and discovered a large amount of marijuana in the car.

According to Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station, a search of the car yielded 42 pounds of marijuana.

'Huff' Thriller Shot In SCV To Screen At Texas Frightmare Weekend

huff_promo_still_040512With picture locked and in the final stages of sound and music design, the independent feature film "Huff" from Windchaser Pictures, a thriller filmed entirely in the Santa Clarita Valley, has been selected to premiere at this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend

Motion Picture Academy Acquires Bison Archives Photo Collection

Marc-WanamakerThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has acquired more than 70,000 photographs from the Bison Archives, the private collection of renowned film historian Marc Wanamaker (pictured, right).

Saugus Student Named National Finalist In Science Video Competition

CameronQuonBy Leon Worden/SCVNEWS.com

Cameron Quon, a student producer for Saugus High School’s in-house Saugus News Network, has been selected as a finalist in a national science-themed video competition.

California Traffic Deaths At Lowest Rate Since 1944

Cal_trans_logoIn 2010, traffic fatalities in California declined to their lowest level since 1944, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. From a peak of 5,504 in 1987, fatalities fell to 2,715 in 2010.

Success can be attributed in part to safety improvements Caltrans made on highways statewide along with safety programs such as Slow for the Cone Zone and Safe Routes to Schools.

Foothill League Will Remain In Division I For Baseball

khts_sportsIt looks like the baseball teams in the Foothill League are moving up whether they like it or not.

The Foothill League lost its appeal to play in the CIF Southern Section Division I in baseball. In a unanimous vote, the Southern Section Council will recommend the six baseball teams in the Foothill League remain in Division I.

Army Veteran Reaches Out To Local Children

LeShonda_Gill_007This morning, Sgt. LeShonda Gill spoke at the Santa Clarita Activities Center to a group of children about her life and struggles.  Gill is a speaker for Tempered Steel, an organization that provides awareness, education, and support for injured military members.

Rio Vista Water Treatment Plant Violates Operating Agreement

CLWAdripTechnically, it’s a Turbidity Exceedance Tier 2 Violation.

State officials contend they couldn’t see clearly enough, so they wrote up the Rio Vista Water Treatment Plant for having cloudy water.

But not a single customer tasted a thing.

Castaic Lake Water Agency General Manager Dan Masnada said that the violation happened when the water was turned back on after the plant was down two months for regularly scheduled maintenance.

Art And Beauty Themed Art Walk Planned For Old Newhall Thursday

1960sVWbugJoin the City of Santa Clarita for an “art and beauty” themed Art Walk event from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday on Main Street, between 6th and Market Streets, in Old Town Newhall, featuring live painting demonstrations, fashion shows, and photo shoots throughout the evening.

(At right, '60s-era Volkswagen Beetle. The non-singing kind)