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Caltrans Offers Real-time Traffic Info During Carmageddon-2

The California Department of Transportation is recommending that people avoid unnecessary travel during the Interstate 405 closure between Interstate 10 (I-10) and US 101 occurring this weekend, Sept. 29-30. But for those who must use the freeway system, Caltrans’ QuickMap can help them make smart choices about their route before they leave and avoid congestion.

Lone Gunman Relieves Pharmacy Of Prescription Pills

By Carol Rock

A lone gunman burst into Zoey Pharmacy around lunchtime Wednesday and demanded prescription drugs, fleeing the scene and remaining at large.

According to Lt. Mark Hershey, the suspect, described only as a male white, around 25 years of age with black hair and wearing a black hoodie, came into the pharmacy around 12:20 p.m. and flashed a chrome-colored handgun at the clerk.

No accomplice was observed in the store and the suspect was able to obtain an unknown amount of hydrocodone (Vicodin) before he fled the store.

SCV Seniors Grill Political Candidates

By Mark Archuleta

Pro-life. Pro-choice.

Those stances became a concern for seniors at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in Newhall when they held a candidates forum last Thursday night.

If you thought this was about abortion…you’d be wrong.

For seniors, it’s about the right to decide how they want to end their lives.

Winger, Sandnes, Hacker To Be Honored At Boy Scout Dinner

By Leon Worden, SCVNEWS.com

The Boy Scouts of America have announced the honorees for the Seventh Annual Santa Clarita Valley Leaders of Character Recognition Dinner.

The 2012 list of distinguished honorees from Santa Clarita Valley business, government, and philanthropy are Kiki and Jeff Hacker, Marian and Richard Sandnes and Eileen Mann and Marc Winger.  The honor is presented annually to those who personify the character, values, and leadership demonstrated in the Boy Scout Oath and Law in their daily life.

Mirabella Goes Viral

 

Amber Bowen, Creative Director from Mirabella Cosmetics came in for an interview in our studio this afternoon to discuss beauty tips with Jason Endicott on The Afternoon Show.

 

Santa Clarita's Unsung Hero - Cary Quashen

 

Cary Quashen has dedicated over 30 years of his life reaching troubled teens and dysfunctional families with the objectives to pass his personal recovery experiences with drug and alcohol to the youth of today while providing evaluation, assessments and interventions to parents, school districts and the juvenile justice system. He has become a nationally recognized expert working with adolescents. Since 1978, Cary has been working in the field of behavioral, alcohol and drug treatment for teens. He developed and operated the successful AVALON treatment programs. Cary has acted as a consultant to several behavioral health programs including Loma Linda Hospital, Anacapa Hospital , Van Nuys Hospital, Ingleside Hospital and Focus Healthcare program in Ohio.

In 1989, Cary founded ACTION: A Parent and Teen Support Program. A non-profit organization, ACTION has assisted countless families in Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley. 

“Action Family Counseling has really taken off,” said Quashen. “We have 14 facilities now and 100 plus beds for adults. “

On Tuesday June 19th more than 100 people attended Action Family Zone's grand opening here in Santa Clarita. Action Family Zone is a place for teens ages 13-17 and their families to have a safe place to hang out and have fun. The Zone features a music studio, an art studio, pool tables, ping-pong tables, video games, a computer center and a TV lounge. Every week different community speakers come to teach and advise on a variety of topics.

McKeon Visits Lackland To Check On Air Force Investigation Of Crimes Against Women

By Mark Archuleta

On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon held his 3rd Annual Women’s Conference on the campus of College of the Canyons. On Sunday, he flew to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio where 17 training instructors are under investigation for the rape and sexual assault of 42 female recruits.

In a report by The Hill newspaper, which covers the Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, McKeon expressed confidence that an internal investigation by the Air Force will be sufficient.

Labor Union Fight With ‘Ultimate Fighting’ Comes To SCV

By Mark Archuleta

On Saturday, 25th District Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon will be holding his 3rd Annual Women’s Conference at College of the Canyons. The event described as “a morning filled with motivational speakers and educational sessions focused around issues most important to women today” will also include an unscheduled delivery of petitions to McKeon by a woman (Beatriz Topete, a U.S. Army veteran) with her own important issue – stopping the military’s sponsorship of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) whose behavior she considers sexist and homophobic.

Senior Center Open House To Feature Democratic Candidates

By Mark Archuleta

Labor Day might as well be the starting gun for the election season and the first event will be at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center where voters will have the opportunity to hear from candidates in the November 6 election – Democratic candidates so far.

To date, scheduled to speak and take questions are Lee Rogers, Democratic candidate for the 25th Congressional district, and Edward Headington, Democratic candidate for the 38th state Assembly district.