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Santa Clarita News

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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.

    5 Antelope Valley Suspects Caught in SCV Operation

    An incident in the Antelope Valley caused suspects to flee the area last night, and they came over the hill into Santa Clarita.

    Sheriff’s Deputies believed that the suspects were in the area, and dispatched units, resulting in the arrest of five people.

    The operation shut down the 14 freeway for a small amount of time, and the people in custody were transported back to the Antelope Valley.


    This Week's Hike Report: SEA Sick in Lyons Canyon

    Not all land is created equal.  Some places are more ecologically significant than others.  In Los Angeles County, we identify these places with the acronym

    Join Santa Clarita for the Rose Parade!

    The City of Santa Clarita invites residents to celebrate the New Year at Pasadena's 118th annual Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, January 1, 2007.

    With the aroma of colorful flowers decorating enormous floats, the parade will be a memorable event that you won't want to miss. Grandstand seats are available along the parade route for ultimate viewing during the entire parade. 

    Tickets, which are $90 per person, may be purchased through the City’s Recreation Department.  Registration ends at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2006.

    A KHTS EXCLUSIVE: Get to Know Your Mayor

    Who is the woman with the center seat on the City Council now? Marsha McLean took over as Mayor of Santa Clarita on Tuesday, and with her position as head of the city will come an opportunity to work on some of the projects she considers important.

    Local Teen Girls to Represent California in Boxing Match

    Two participants from the Santa Clarita Community Center Boxing Program have been invited to represent the State of California in their respective weight divisions at the Regional Championships on January 4, 2007, in Norwalk, CA.Marlene Castro and Joana Pereyda, both ages 14, competed at the Long Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) Center on Sunday, December 4, 2006, and won the California State Silver Gloves.

    Nominees for Business of the Year Announced

    The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for Business of the Year. This prestigious award is designated for businesses that operate above and beyond similar sized companies, and there are awards for three categories: Small, Medium and Large businesses. Some of the nominees include: For small businesses: Plumbing by Kirk and Choppe’ Advertising. For Medium Businesses: KHTS AM 1220, Mercedes of Valencia and SCV Bank. Winners in each respective category will be announced January 19th.

    Magic Mountain Parkway Name May Disappear

    The City of Santa Clarita is currently exploring the option of changing the street name of Magic Mountain Parkway, east of Interstate 5, and Creekside Road to reflect more auto-related names. The request came from the Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association in hopes of increasing auto sales as well as visibility of the Auto Mall from Interstate 5 by increasing exposure to potential regional customers who might drive to Santa Clarita to purchase vehicles.

    For Some, Normalcy is the Greatest Gift

    As we have highlighted so many times this season, Santa Clarita comes to the rescue this time of year, to make the holidays possible for those less fortunate. However, to see it up close is an entirely moving experience.
    I could write all I want about how much good it does to extend gratitude, and how good it will make you feel, but it would all get meshed together as sort of an “Oh that’s nice” kind of moment.


    DUI Checkpoint Nets Arrests, But...

    When I called the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department to check the status of Friday’s DUI Checkpoint, my first question to Deputy Arnold was: “Was it successful?”
    “No…we had to make arrests,” He Said. “Um, ok.”

    If you’re as confused as I was, don’t worry, he explained further. He said that the actual goal of the checkpoints is to let everyone know that they’re proactively hunting for drunk drivers. Therefore, a successful checkpoint would yield no arrests because no one would drink and drive.

    TimBen Boydston Appointed to City Council

    In a completely shocking turn to the already dramatic city council appointment process, the City Council appointed TimBen Boydston to replace Cameron Smyth.The decision came after hours of yet more deadlock on the council, who were unable to reach a decision on one of the top five candidates to be ranked by the community panel. Boydston was ranked 9th.