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Dinner Recognizes Community Leaders

Proceeds benefit local Boy Scouts

 

Gathered at the Hyatt Valencia, dressed in formal attire, attendees honored local leaders for their contribution to our community, during the 2nd Annual Leaders of Character Recognition Dinner last Saturday.  All honorees were chosen because they have exemplified characteristics of the Boy Scout Law: helpfulness, kindness, courage, and reverence, among many others. 

 

CHP Hoping To Avoid A Real Halloween Nightmare

Drunk Driving enforcement will be in place for Halloween weekend

As Halloween takes over the night life here in Santa Clarita and beyond, local law enforcement is hoping that people will be responsible in their celebrations.

 

Just like with most holidays, Halloween poses a substantial risk of drunk drivers. Last year alone, 1,258 people were arrested on drunk driving charges in California over the course of the weekend just before Halloween. 

 

Updates On Santa Clarita Fires

Updated Tuesday 11:33 a.m.

 

There are currently 85 firefighters and support personnel assigned to the fire, including 2 crews, 5 engines and 3 helicopters. 

 

Yesterday, crews spent most of their time constructing fire lines, and mopping up hot spots in the western finger of the Ranch Fire. The initial cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

 

Lockheed Player Of The Week - Ryan Zirbel

Saugus High Junior running back Ryan Zirbel is this week’s Lockheed Player Of The Week.  Ryan rushed for 378 yards and five touchdowns last Friday evening in a 70-27 defeat of the Golden Valley Grizzlies.  Congratulations to Ryan.

Hometown Sports Report 10-30-07

The last week of Foothill League Girls Volleyball is upon us.  The Foothill League Champion Valencia Vikings look to improve to 9-0 in league against the West Ranch Wildcats tonight.  The Hart Indians play the Saugus Centurions, while the Canyon Cowboys take on the Golden Valley Grizzlies.  All three games start at 5:15pm.

 

Santa Clarita Fire Updates

Updated Monday, October 29th at 11:54am

 

Current containment numbers on the Ranch (Castaic) Fire:

 

58,401 acres burned, 97% containment.  Officials now expecting full containment on October 30th.

  

The weekend weather was favorable for firefighters, with cloudy skies and even some sprinkles falling throughout the area on Saturday. 

 

Vasquez Bridge is closed due to fires : The County is estimating that the bridge will be re-opened by November 12th.

 

Heads-Up Organization Receives Aid in Recovery Efforts

Jim Tindell: Victim And Hero Of SCV Fires Begins Recovery

State Reports Help Received By SCV Residents

Thirty Nine local people have registered for assistance

Monday morning, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office confirmed that thirty nine Santa Clarita Valley residents have registered with FEMA to receive assistance.

 

Money has already been dispersed to some of those residents.

 

Local Ranch Was Home To Sixty Horses During Fires

Sand Canyon ranch opened their facilities to evacuated animals

During the recent Santa Clarita wildfires, many homes had to be evacuated as the fire quickly spread. For some of those homes, it was about more than simply gathering the family, personal items, and leaving. Many had horses, or other large animals that had to be evacuated.

 

State Steps Up To Help California Rebuild

Hotline and website launched to help curb post disaster fraud, alleged arson cases to be fully prosecuted

In reiterating the state and law enforcement's strong commitment to catching the responsible parties, the Governor has said that California is too vulnerable to catastrophic fires to be anything less than super-vigilant when it comes to going after arsonists.