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Conservation Critical Today to Avoid Blackouts

More conservation is needed as peak demand skyrockets to a critical point today. Californians are asked to conserve electricity at peak by:
*   Turning off unneeded lights, computers and appliances.
*   Setting air conditioner (if you use one) thermostats to 82° F when home and 85° F or off when away.
*   Using major appliances after 7 p.m.
The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the nonprofit organization that manages the state's electricity grid, issued the Flex Alert, stating:

Heat Takes Toll on Power Supply

Blackouts hit the SCV Saturday evening.

Calls of power outages made it to the local Sheriff's station throughout the evening.

Get the full story in Monday's Signal.

Council Seeks More info on Plans for Jail

Proposed expansion of Castaic detention center causing concern over community's safety.

Members of the Castaic Area Town Council expressed concern Wednesday night...


Get the rest of this story in Monday's Signal.

Vital Express: Falling Like A House Of Cards

Trouble is brewing at Vital Express, one of Santa Clarita’s high profile companies.

Dan and Lisa Boaz, owners of Vital Express, delivery and logistics had been leading the good life. Their company had taken off from a small, mom and pop delivery service, into an international logistics company, with franchises rolling out throughout the nation. Or at least that is what they would like you to think.

Shots Fired At KHTS Studio Windows And Truck Thursday Night

Shots fired at KHTS studio windows and KHTS truck Thursday night. Authorities are reviewing video tapes to identify the suspects.

Stonecrest Community Will Annex to City

 Residents of the Stonecrest community in east Canyon Country will be welcomed with open arms into the City of Santa Clarita, following recordation of their annexation, which is expected next the week by the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).

West Ranch Wants in on Magic

Town council commends city's potential annexation of theme park but hopes to be part of the process.

The city's outreach process to Six Flags Magic Mountain concerning a potential annexation has a county town council complaining of being left in the dark. 


Get the full story in Friday's Signal.

Dodgers Lose 5-2

On Thursday night, the Dodgers struggles continued as they lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2, dropping their seventh in eight games since the All-Star break. You can hear the Dodgers open up a three game series with the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday at 7:00pm on KHTS.

City to Host the Southern California Swimming Junior Olympics this Summer

For the first time ever, the Southern California Swimming Junior Olympics will be held in the City of Santa Clarita. Hosted by Canyons Aquatic Swim Club and supported by the City, this prestigious event will be held from August 2 to August 6 at the City’s state-of-the-art Aquatics Center, located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita.

City to Hold Workshop for North Newhall Plan

North Newhall area residents and business owners invited to become involved
Plans for the North Newhall Specific Plan are continuing and the City is asking residents and business owners for their opinions. The City of Santa Clarita will host the “North Newhall Discovery Workshop” on Wednesday, August 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the William S. Hart Park in Hart Hall. The workshop will focus on the development of North Newhall Specific Plan for the area north of Downtown Newhall, along San Fernando Road.