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Santa Clarita News

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    Metrolink Toy Train Lights Up Newhall

    On Friday night, at the Newhall Metrolink station, the Metrolink Toy Train tooted its horn and rolled in, much to the delight of the hundreds of kids in attendance. This is not the first year Metrolink has put on its traveling show, but it has been revamped, and is now a little bit bigger.

    The train is fully decorated in lights and props, my personal favorite being the singing reindeer. There is also a short show, and this year Pirate themes took that over.

    SCV Route for Amgen Tour Announced

    Today Mayor Laurene Weste and other city officials stood with professional cyclist Ken Hanson and announced the planned route for the Santa Clarita portion of the 2007 Amgen Tour of California.

    McKeon Tribal Land Bill Clears Senate

    Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) today praised the United States Senate for passing his legislation placing in trust 240 acres of excess Bureau of Land Management land for the Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation near Bishop, California.  HR 854, which was introduced by McKeon last year, passed the Senate by voice vote and will now be sent to the White House for the President's expected signature."We've cleared the last hurdles and at long last the Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute tribe is on its way to greater self-sufficiency and economic development," said McKeon.

    Smyth Goes to Bat For Santa Clarita With First State Bill

    Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, took the oath of office as the new representative for the 38th Assembly District at the state Capitol on Monday, and immediately went to work by introducing legislation to bring Santa Clarita’s fight against the proposed Cemex mine to the state level.Smyth introduced Assembly Bill 47 to initiate the process as specific provisions will be added to the bill when the legislative session begins in January.

    Board Approves Antonovich Plan to Expand Trails

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Michael D. Antonovich’s plan to provide increased  access for equestrians, hikers, and cyclists.“Working with the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Regional Planning, town councils in Acton, Agua Dulce, Castaic-Val Verde, and West Ranch and the City of Santa Clarita, we have a comprehensive plan to improve and expand our trail system that is supported by equestrians, hikers, trail enthusiasts and property-owners,” said Mayor Antonovich.  

    Sheriff Toy Drive Brings Hundreds, May Run Out of Toys

    In what one could classify as a resounding success, the Sheriff’s Toy Drive is now facing a problem. Many local area schools and residents donated toys by the box full, and yesterday, the toys started being distributed.

    Low Riders of the Trail

    With their shiny black paint job, raised rear suspension and nocturnal habits, these darkling beetles resemble something you’d see cruising the streets at night.  But don’t be fooled – come too close for a better look and you’re likely to receive a nasty-smelling surprise.  Because you’ve come across a STINKBUG! In the spring and summer, these beetles are what we call crepuscular, that is, active at twilight, night and dawn. 

    Veterans Historical Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting!

    The Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons and the Prayer Angels will be hosting a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. this Saturday, December 9th at the Veterans' Historical Plaza in Old Town Newhall.
    Speakers include Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and Mayor Laurene Weste.

    The Blue Star Mothers is an organization dedicated to troops overseas.

    Santa Clarita to Host Cultural Night

    Friday, December 8, 2006 the City of Santa Clarita will host a community cultural night designed to showcase the rich cultural tapestry of Santa Clarita with dance and food from the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the City of Santa Clarita Community Center , located at 22421 Market Street in Newhall. The event is free of charge. For further information about the event, one may contact Cynthia Llerenas at (661) 259-2489.

    Wrench Thrown in Council Appointment Plan

    The very plan that gave 15 applicants a chance to be a city councilman has now seemed to change mid stream. Originally, the plan called for three public panels to conduct interviews, and then rate their top five candidates. Those top five would then be interviewed by the city council at a special meeting on Wednesday, which went on last night.Now, here’s where it gets interesting. If the council could not reach a decision on the top 5 candidates, then another meeting would be held on Friday to interview the applicants that were ranked 6th through 10th.