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National News

More than 4 million chickens to be culled at Iowa farm where bird flu was found 

By Lorenz Duchamps Contributing Writer  More than 4 million chickens will be slaughtered to prevent the spread of bird flu after the virus was detected at a commercial egg-laying facility in Iowa, the state announced on Tuesday.  The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said in a statement that a coordinated effort with the U.S. Department of Agriculture led to

Press release

Free tire collection event set for Aug. 27

News release  The city of Santa Clarita welcomes residents to dispose of their used tires at the free tire collection event on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1

Politics and government

Supervisors take step to ban gas-powered leaf blowers

News release   The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved toward banning gas-powered leaf blowers in unincorporated communities and incentivizing the adoption of alternative equipment, a move that aims

Eco-Chicos help clean up riverbed

Sixty members of Canyon High School’s Eco-Chicos Environmental Club teamed up with the Santa Clarita chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby last month to remove the equivalent of 89 large garbage

Federal court reinstates CEMEX contracts

A federal court announced this week that it had reinstated CEMEX’s mining contracts, a decision that Santa Clarita City Council members are calling an “egregious precedent.”   For roughly 25 years

Politics and government

City gets $1 million grant to acquire open space

By Jim Holt Senior Investigative Reporter  A million-dollar grant to buy 400 acres in Tick Canyon helps city planners tie a big “green” ribbon of real estate around the Santa Clarita

Protecting the SCV’s open spaces

As legislation to expand the Rim of the Valley corridor works its way through Congress, local conservationists are working to continue protecting the areas they say are crucial to maintaining

Henry Stern, Feel The Stern,

Stern rolls out roadmap to close Aliso Canyon

Following news that the California Public Utilities Commission had voted to approve an increase in the capacity at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, Sen. Henry Stern, D-Los Angeles,

Aliso Canyon gas capacity increase approved

The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously voted 4-0 to approve an increase in the capacity at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility to 41.16 billion cubic feet. The decision

Construction on Castaic Dam moving forward

Construction is underway at Castaic Lake, as officials from the California Department of Water Resources work to make seismic improvements on Castaic Dam’s tower access bridge. Castaic Lake is one