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District Attorney Candidates Vie For SCV Votes

DA_JohnTwo candidates for Los Angeles County District Attorney came to speak at a meeting of the Democratic Club of the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday night. Republican candidate Deputy District Attorney John L. Breault III knew he was in enemy territory.

“Don’t stone me. I’m a Republican. I know it’s a cuss word here, but I am,” said Breault.

Democratic candidate Senior Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers was welcoming, but would give no quarter.

College Of The Canyons' Community Service Programs Recognized By National Honor Roll Spot

COCFor a sixth consecutive year, College of the Canyons has been honored for its dedication to providing access to service-learning educational opportunities with inclusion on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Canyon's Hayes-Rennels Named New Principal Of Placerita Junior High School

janmarieCanyon High School Assistant Principal Jan Hayes-Rennels has been named the new Principal at Placerita Junior High School. She will assume the new role at the start of the 2012-13 school year this fall.

Her appointment was approved by the Hart School District Governing Board at the April 18 meeting. "I am honored and humbled to be selected as the next principal of this outstanding school," Hayes-Rennels said.

Caltrans Announces Closures For Carpool Lane Construction On I-5, 118, 170

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.

 

Community Rallies Around Downed Motorcyclist's Family With Saturday Fundraiser

sammy_choyWhen motorcyclist Sammy Choy tried to pass a slow-moving passenger car on New Year’s Day, resulting in a fatal collision, he left a wife, Seasons Choy, and two children, Emyly (14) and JC (12) behind.

Since then, members of the community have reached out to the Choy family, organizing a motorcycle ride in his honor and a fundraiser at Jersey Mike’s subs.

Coroner Seeks Help Identifying John Doe

la-county-coroner-sealThe Department of Coroner is seeking the public’s help with the identification of an unidentified male.

He is a White or Hispanic male, 5 feet, 1 inch tall, 145 pounds, black hair, brown eyes.

He appears to be approximately 35+ years of age. He collapsed on March 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm after he walked into a rehabilitation center (location unknown) and asked for help.

Benefit Planned Wednesday For Local Boy With Cystic Fibrosis

LeviDavenportA benefit to help raise money for the medical bills of 6-year-old Levi Davenport will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Valencia’s Bridgeport Clubhouse.

Jaime Bazar’s Lia Sophia jewelry team will host the “Bling Benefit” to support the “For the Love of Levi” Foundation. Davenport, who lives in Santa Clarita, has been fighting Cystic Fibrosis since he was born.

 

Pet Emergency Preparedness Workshop Tonight At Valencia Library

petemergencykitThe City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the American Red Cross, Emergency Kits for All (EK4A) and Cal Humanities, is hosting a free Prepare UR Pet workshop to teach residents about emergency planning for pets at the Valencia Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight.

Emergency preparedness experts will lead the workshop and teach best practices for pet safety during natural disasters and crisis situations.

College Of The Canyons POPS Concert Set In May

cocjazzThe College of the Canyons music department will present its annual POPS! Concert in May, providing local jazz fans an opportunity to hear a new take on some musical classics.

The 2012 Jazz Band POPS! Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, on the main stage of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons.

Interfaith Council Invites Public To Learn About Neighbors

scvinterfaithcouncilThe Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council is inviting everyone to attend the first-ever Santa Clarita interfaith panel at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

The event will offer an opportunity to learn more about other faiths and new ways to appreciate the human spirit. The panel will be held at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at 22900 Market Street in Newhall.