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Santa Clarita News

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    Runner and COC President Urge Governor to Sign Community College Bill Package


    On Tuesday, Senator George Runner and College of the Canyons Superintendent-President Dr. Dianne Van Hook announced the passage of four important community college bills by the California State Legislature. During Tuesday’s announcement, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was urged to sign the legislation. 
    These bills will provide College of the Canyons with more equalization dollars, more access to students and eliminate bureaucratic barriers for community colleges to build and acquire much-needed classrooms and facilities.

    Dodgers Lose 9-8

    Tuesday night the Dodgers lost to the Cubs 8-9, in game one of a three game series. Tune in to KHTS Wednesday at 4:30 when the Dodgers and Cubs will play game two.

    UPDATE! I-5 Lane Closures North and South

    A fast moving wildfire, which has burned over 19,000 acres north of Castaic near Pyramid Lake has once again forced lane closures on the I-5.
    As of 6 pm Tuesday, the following I-5 closures remains in effect: 
    • Northbound I-5 is closed at Parker Road.
    • Southbound I-5 is closed at Hwy 138. 
    Motorists traveling north can take the northbound 14 to the westbound 138 or the westbound 126 to the northbound 101.
    Stay tuned to AM-1220 KHTS for continuous updates.

    I-5 Lanes Closed North of Castaic

    A brush fire, which broke out one week ago is currently burning north of Castaic near the I-5 and has forced the closure of northbound lanes of the I-5 at Parker Road and southbound lanes at Hwy 138.

    The best alternate northbound route would be the westbound 126 to the northbound 101 or take the 14 north to the 138.

    1,400+ fire personnel are currently fighting this fire which has burned 15,000 acres. No homes or structures are threatened

    Runner Applauds AQMD Decision to Allow Power Plants

    Rule Change to allow power plants in Victorville and Palmdale

    California Announces Income Tax Changes

     It may be four months away, but it's not too early to be thinking about your state income taxes. The good news is California's personal income tax brackets will be indexed by 4.8 percent for 2006, meaning some taxpayers will pay less in income taxes next year, according to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB).

    Magi Hypnotherapy Institute Creates On-Line Goal Survey

    The Magi Institute of Hypnosis has created a unique on-line survey that will allow you to determine if you are setting proper goals for yourself.

    Long-Term Closure of Southbound I-5 Off-ramp at San Fernando Mission Blvd., 9/8

    Sylmar/North San Fernando Valley – As part of the ongoing $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 – the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the southbound I-5 off-ramp at San Fernando Mission Blvd. from 8 p.m. Friday, September 8 through 8 p.m. Friday, November 3.
    The southbound I-5 off-ramp at Paxton Street is a suggested alternate off-ramp during this ramp closure.

    Dodgers Lose to Mets 3 - 2

    The Dodgers lost to the Mets in game three of the four game series in New York. The final score was 3 to 2. Game four happens Sunday. Catch the action LIVE on AM-1220 KHTS beginning at 9:30 a.m.

    Route 14 to Close at Agua Dulce Canyon Road

    SANTA CLARITA – The California Department of Transportation will close the southbound Antelope Valley Freeway (Route 14) from Escondido Canyon Road to Agua Dulce Canyon Road on Sunday, September 10, from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    Northbound Route 14 will be closed from Agua Dulce Canyon Road to Escondido Canyon Road from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Detours will be posted.