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Santa Clarita News

Santa Clarita News

Santa Clarita News is delivered to you by KHTS AM 1220. All of your Santa Clarita News, Santa Clarita traffic updates, Santa Clarita Events, breaking news can be found on homeotownstation.com. 


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KHTS is a vibrant member of the community. Its broadcast signal reaches all of the Santa Clarita Valley and parts of the high desert communities located in the Antelope Valley.

    Honest Abe's Life A True Tale Of An American

    Today we celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President of the United States. He’s a man whose signature look and steady leadership during one of our nation’s most pivotal times makes him a legend un-paralleled.

    He was born on this date in 1809, and came from a living situation that could be described as “meager” at best. He was the son of two farmers, who lost all their property in court cases when Abe was just a boy. 

    I-5 Closures Coming This Week

    Sylmar/North San Fernando Valley – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes of the Golden State Freeway (I-5), as part of a $41.6-million project to construct High
    Occupancy Vehicle, (HOV), or carpool lanes, on northbound and southbound I-5 from State Route 118 to State Route 14:

    ·     9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:  The southbound I-5 connector to southbound I-405

    ·     9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The northbound I-5 connector to eastbound State Route 210

    Antonovich Says Gangs, Illegal Immigration Go Hand In Hand

    Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said today that  controlling the borders and increasing enforcement of immigration law is paramount in the effort to combat gangs.

    “The strategy announced by the City of Los Angeles to combat gangs turns a blind eye to the huge impact of illegal immigration,” said Antonovich.  “Twenty-five percent of inmates in our county jail system are self-declared foreign born inmates – more than half of them are deportable criminal aliens. 


    Zonta To Honor Nominees For Community Service Awards

    Volunteers whose community service has benefited women locally and across the nation will be honored at the annual Status of Women Celebration hosted by Zonta Club of the SCV. This year’s brunch will be held Saturday, March 31, at the Valencia Country Club from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Cycle Showdown Makes For Good Competition.

    ImageIt was cycle madness this afternoon at the Westfield Town Center, as KHTS and the City of Santa Clarita put on the Cycle Showdown. The race put athletes, city officials and media people on the seat of a stationary bike to see who can pedal further in 30 seconds.

    And the winners are:



    Kings Win 4-1

    On Saturday evening, the Los Angeles Kings beat the Nashville Predators 4-1.  Tune in on Tuesday at 3:30pm, when the Kings will take on the Carolina Hurricanes, LIVE on KHTS.

    Play Golf With Legends

    One of the main attractions of golf is that on occasion, perhaps with a perfectly struck drive or a long birdie putt, even a duffer can feel like a professional. The Pro-Am tournaments being conducted in conjunction with the AT&T Champions Classic at Valencia Country Club offer participants an opportunity to enjoy such a moment while in the company of a touring professional, and benefit the local community as well.

    McKeon Pushes For Social Security Fairness

    U.S. Reps. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) and Howard Berman (D-CA) announced that they have introduced HR 82, the Social Security Fairness Act.  The measure would repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination (WEP) provisions of the Social Security Act.  The GPO and WEP effects the Social Security benefits for thousands of teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public servants in 13 states across the nation.

    Castaic Parents Tired Of Being Shuffled Around

    It seems like it’s the last straw for parents of High School students in Castaic. They have showed up in force at the Hart District Board meetings to protest the possible splitting up of their students because their current home, West Ranch High School, will not be able to accommodate them.

    It’s a constant problem any Castaic dwelling student has faced. First they were at Saugus, then Valencia, now West Ranch. Close to 400 students graduate from Castaic Middle School each year, and they look with growing uncertainty for their next institution.


    Local Lawyer Involved In Anna Nicole Smith Case

    Local Lawyer Rick Patterson of Owen, Patterson and Owen, is working on the Anna Nicole Smith paternity case that has grabbed headlines all over the United States.

    Patterson assisted Jim Nevitt, who is the attorney for Howard K Stern. Stern is currently listed on the birth certificate as the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby.


    Rick Patterson assisted in preparing opposition to the request from another alleged father, Larry Birkhead, that a DNA test be performed on the child to determine who the father is.