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Santa Clarita News

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    Van Nuys Airport Crash Possibly Resulted From Open Door

    The problem that sent a private jet into the ground just after takeoff at Van Nuys Airport on January 12th, may have been an open baggage door.


    The plane ran into trouble just after takeoff, at which time witnesses claimed to have seen a cargo door open.

    A new report into the matter looks to lend credence to that, noting that the baggage door’s locking mechanism was in the unlocked position.

    Reports from Airport workers who saw the plane just before takeoff said that the door was closed, but once in the air it came open.

    Recruiter Stirs Up Controversy At Canyon High

    The parents of a 14 year old boy at Canyon High School are not happy about the fact that their son was talked to by an Air Force Recruiter in his Graphic Arts class without their knowledge.

    This happened on Monday, and when their son came home and informed them they were shocked.

    “I could understand if this was an ROTC class, but this was a Graphic Arts class,” said Linda Greening, mother of the boy.

    La Berge Meets With Public

    ImageMonday night, the city’s new Sheriff’s Captain was at City Hall to say hello. He made himself available for two hours, and local business owners and members of the community alike were on hand to voice concerns they had about the safety of Santa Clarita.

    It wasn't intended for him to outline his approach to crime in Santa Clarita, he was just there to meet us all, and listen to what we had to say.

    Freeway Construction Updates

    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



    Saddle Up For The 2007 Cowboy Festival

    Put on your chaps, grab your hat, and dust off those old cowboy boots for the City of Santa Clarita’s 14th annual Cowboy Festival, April 25-29, 2007.

    Recently named by True West Magazine as one of the best cowboy festivals nationwide, the City of Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival will showcase the best performers in western entertainment at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios and other local venues throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

    Animal Control To Provide Better Service

    Noting reports of long waits and dropped or misdirected calls, a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and Supervisor Don Knabe was unanimously approved to improve efficiency and service quality for the Department of Animal Care and Control’s Centralized Call Center.

    Transportation Coalition Seeking Board Member

    The City of Santa Clarita is encouraging residents to apply for a position on the North County Transportation Coalition.

    The Board is comprised of community leaders from the cities of Lancaster, Palmdale, Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles and is committed to “improving the movement of people and goods in the North Los Angeles County region.”

    Last Chance To Make News

    One of the larger events in Santa Clarita every year is the Newsmaker Awards. Inside the Hyatt on February 2nd  you’ll find yourself rubbing

    elbows with the “who’s who” of the town, and seeing the most recognized faces and organizations.

    ADDY Awards Looking For Entries

    It’s the cheapest form of therapy available.  For just $75 you can enter a national advertising competition, possibly win a gold statue and in turn garner the respect, admiration and validation you’ve always craved.


    College Of The Canyons Names Silver Spur Recipient

    The College of the Canyons Foundation Board of Directors revealed Tuesday its choice of Rita Garasi, long-time community volunteer, as the recipient of the coveted “Silver Spur” Community Service Award for 2007.

    Garasi, Santa Clarita’s 1990 Woman of the Year, has long been one of the community’s most active volunteers, providing leadership to a string of nonprofit groups and local agencies. In recent years she has also dedicated herself to supporting the college’s success.