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EDITORIAL: Taken For A Ride On High Speed Rail

khts_editorial5blurBy Paul Smith

As a retired Air Force test pilot and engineer I approach political proposals with a jaundiced eye looking to facts rather than hyperbole to substantiate claims. In the case of a huge project such as this, it helps to do a quick back-of-the-envelope analysis.

Runner Realignment Legislation Fails In Committee

RunnerSharon1Cities and counties across the state are struggling to meet the increasing demands of housing convicted felons who until last year went to state prison. This local mandate was imposed by the Governor’s realignment plan.

With a heavy load of convicted criminals in their jails, local jurisdictions have been forced to release defendants awaiting trial as well as convicted felons who have not completed their terms.

Tension Palpable As Kellar, Boydston Sworn In

TimBen_BoydstonNewly sworn in Council Members Bob Kellar and TimBen Boydston received a standing ovation after Mayor Pro-Tem Frank Ferry announced their official addition to the council. Kellar even elicited a chorus of "Hip, hip hooray!" from the audience.

Then the tension began.

(photo: Council Member Timben Boydston)

SCV Outdoor Report: Terminal Buzz

By:  Wendy Langhans






Foothill League Baseball Standings Tighten Up

khts_sportsThe Foothill League baseball standings just got a little tighter.

Valencia beat first-place Hart, 4-2, and cut the Indians’ lead to one game with five games left to play in the league season.

Brian Mundell hit a solo home run and drove in two run for Valencia.

Hart lost only its second league game of the season.

Saugus and West Ranch are a game behind Hart after winning their games.

April 24, 2012: Dodgers Lose To Braves, 4-3

In a game heard live on KHTS Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Atlanta Braves, by a final score of 4-3. Tune in Wednesday for more Dodger baseball, on AM-1220 KHTS!

Hart Students Recreate Viral Video To Air On 'Day Of Silence'

day_of_silence_logoMembers of the Gay/Straight Alliance and other students at Wm. S. Hart High School in Newhall have recreated filmmaker Ryan James Yezak's documentary video for "I Want to Know What It's Like" as a video to air on the school's daily newscast to promote local observance of a "Day of Silence" on Wednesday.

Got Issues? Let Us Ask The Candidates April 30

vote-button1_copy‘Tis the season for candidate forums and the only televised forum featuring both Assembly and Congressional candidates in June's election - produced by all three media entities in the Santa Clarita Valley – KHTS AM 1220, SCVTV and The Signal Newspaper -  will be taped April 30 at the SCVTV studios in Newhall.

The panel will be moderated by SCVTV’s Leon Worden and questions will be asked by The Signal’s Jason Schaaf and KHTS AM 1220’s Carol Rock.

Home Prices Increasing, Condos Still Lag Behind

homepricesfallingBy Leon Worden/SCV

For the second time in 16 months, single-family home prices across the Santa Clarita Valley topped year-ago figures during March.

Data from the Southland Regional Association of Realtors show a median price of $378,100 for single-family homes sold in March, up from $376,000 in March 2011.

Discovering Careers Offer Youth The Opportunity To Test-Drive Occupations

COClogoAsk a kid what he wants to be when he grows up and you’re bound to get a variety of answers. Some are obvious. (Every little girl has gone through the ballerina stage, and most little boys wanted to be a sports star at some point.) Others are more inventive.

What will help these kids make that crucial decision when they get older? How can they decide if their dream job is what they actually want to do with their lives?