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McKeon Co-Sponsors New Bill To Pardon Border Patrol Agents

ImageLess than a month ago, Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean reported to Federal Prison to begin their sentences for shooting a drug smuggler in the buttocks while trying to apprehend him. The very next day, California Congressman Duncan Hunter introduced a bill to pardon both agents. The bill was co-sponsored by 84 Congressmen, including Representative Howard “Buck” McKeon.

Jessica's Law Moves Past Injunction

The following is a statement by Senator George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) in response to Judge Karlton’s decision to deny the injunction on Proposition 83.

“We are pleased with Judge Karlton’s decision today.  The decision allows us to continue to move forward on implementing Prop 83 and apply the new residency restrictions to sex offenders as they are being released from prison,” said Senator Runner.

 

Sheriff's Captain Calls On Public To Prevent Crime

ImageIn Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Captain Anthony LaBerge’s first public address on crime, he called for the community to be vigilant in preventing crime. He said that too often citizens create opportunity for crimes to be committed against them.

Council To Give $25,000 To Annexation Study

Tuesday night’s City Council meeting had a bit of unfinished business. Two weeks ago, Bob Kellar had proposed giving $25,000 to the unincorporated County areas that consist of Castaic, Stevenson Ranch and West Ridge to study the benefits of annexation into Santa Clarita.  That issue came to a vote Tuesday night and it passed unanimously.

This follows another $25,000 that Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich gave the areas to study the feasibility of their tax revenue supporting the services that the County currently provides to them.

 

Mark James Nabs Latest Champions Tour Trophy

Mark James of England opened his 2007 Champions Tour season with a victory over the weekend at the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla. The former European Ryder Cup Captain (1999) shot a final round 4-under 68 to earn a two-stroke victory over Jay Haas, the reigning Champions Tour Player of the Year.

Striding Towards A Healthy Lifestyle

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center will be sponsoring the Westfield Walkers exercise program beginning Feb. 19.  The program, designed to help members take strides towards a healthy lifestyle, will take place at the Westfield Valencia Town Center in Valencia.   Membership is free for all Westfield Valencia Town Center customers.

City Puts Spotlight On Volunteers

It was cheers all around last night, as members of the City Council including the Mayor, and City Manager Ken Pulskamp got together at Margarita’s Grill to honor the people that have made the Newhall Community Center highly successful in its first year of operation.

The Newhall Community Center is barely a year old, and serves a community that is mostly underserved in the area of parks and activities.

 

Twenty five people were given awards for their work in programs like Homework Help, Boxing, Ballet Folklorico, Violin and more.

 

Lockheed Player Of The Week - Ryan Kuhn

Congratulations Ryan Kuhn for being “Player of the Week” – February 13, 2007.

 

Canyon’s senior guard, Kuhn, had 16 points in the Cowboys loss to Valencia High last Tuesday and another 16 in their big win over Hart High on Thursday.  But, perhaps more importantly, his defense shut down Valencia’s and Hart’s scoring threats. 

 

Congratulations, Ryan, from Lockheed Federal Credit Union, The Signal, and KHTS AM-1220!

 

Ken Pulskamp Wins Diversity Award

City Manager Ken Pulskamp was awarded the League of California Cities prestigious Diversity Award last week at the annual City Manager’s Conference in San Francisco.

Runner Wants Better Use Of Tax Money For Safety

Senator George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) introduced legislation that will result in an annual savings of over $118,000 for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

“This legislation is about equity.  Currently Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department pays fees that they should not have to pay.  This bill will correct this problem and save taxpayer dollars that could be better used for public safety,” said Runner.