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National Weather Service Issues A Weather Warning For SCV Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory above 3000 feet for snow and strong winds... Which is in effect from 7 am this morning to 11 PM PST this evening for the Kern County mountains.

* Snow accumulations:1 to 3 inches at pass level and 4 to 6 inches above 5000 feet

* elevation: above 3000 feet.

* Timing: snow will start this morning and become heavier this afternoon and evening before ending later this evening.

Ethics Committee Decides Not To Investigate Buck McKeon On Countrywide

The House Ethics Committee recently released the following statement regarding Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, of any wrongdoing in the "Friends of Angelo" incident regarding accusations of improper mortagage lending practices involving Countrywide and several members of Congress:

Big Rig Slams Into Center Divider, Stopping Traffic

A big rig slammed into the northbound center divider on the northbound side of Highway 14 on Friday near the Placerita Canyon Road exit, spilling concrete debris into the road and bringing traffic to a standstill, according to California Highway Patrol officials. 

 "We got a call at 1:51 p.m. about a tractor trailer versus the center divide -- it doesn't appear that anybody was hurt," said CHP Officer Tatiana Sauquillo. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, she said.

Canyon Country Woman To Compete For Miss California USA

Lauren Moniz, a Canyon High graduate who is currently completing her Law Degree at Gold

Santa Clarita Real Estate Expert Discusses Market Forces

The local real estate market is at a record-low for inventory, with a 1.4-month supply -- creating prime conditions for selling a home, said Erika Kauzlarich-Bird, president of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

“Prices have definitely increased, and we’re just at our fourth consecutive low as far as houses coming on the market. We need inventory and that’s the bottom line,” Kauzlarich-Bird said.

“It’s definitely a seller’s market,” she added.

Santa Clarita's Unsung Hero — Fred Arnold

By Stephen K. Peeples

When you find a passionate person who works hard behind the scenes in our community to get things done, and expects nothing in return beyond a simple “thank you,” if that, you’ve found an Unsung Hero.

Series sponsor Mercedes-Benz of Valencia and AM 1220-KHTS didn’t have to look too far to recognize our latest Santa Clarita Unsung Hero — Fred Arnold is a member of the KHTS family.

Arnold has a very public side, as a Certified Mortgage Consultant, owner of a thriving local business (American Family Funding, a division of American Pacific Mortgage), past president of the California Association of Mortgage Professionals, treasurer of the National Association of Mortgage Professionals, host of the monthly “SCV Business Chamber Spotlight” show on KHTS, and chairman of the SCV Chamber of Commerce for 2013.

City Manager Talks About Cemex, Toxic Lot, Plans For Expansion

 Discussing everything from Santa Clarita’s penchant for cowboy poetry to potential expansion plans to the evolution of the Cemex situation, City Manager Ken Striplin laid out his goals and outlook for the city Thursday on SCVTV’s “Newsmaker of the Week.”

Dan Masnada To Address SCV Chamber Of Commerce, Community Invited

Dan Masnada, General Manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency will be addressing the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia on Wednesday, January 9 on the topic “One Valley – ‘Mostly’ One Water.”

Chloride Wars: Sanitation District Responds To Threat Of $280K Fine

SCV Sanitation District |

Note: The deadline for filing comments on the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s administrative complaint against the SCV Sanitation District for failing to file timely environmental documents relating to the construction of a $250-million-plus treatment plant was Dec. 26. The treatment facility, which the Regional Board says is needed to remove chloride (a salt) from sewer and waste water in the SCV, would have to be paid for by SCV residents. The three-member SCV Sanitation District board (consisting of two Santa Clarita City Council members and one Los Angeles County supervisor) has been trying to convince the Regional Board to accept less costly methods of achieving the same result.