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Democrats, GOP Like Runner’s Odds In Special Election

Former State Sen. Sharon Runner

Due to a lack of formal interest from challengers, former state Sen. Sharon Runner is the lone qualified candidate for the state Senate 21st District race this spring, county officials said Thursday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. That means Runner’s name will be the only choice for district voters on the official ...

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Castaic Area Town Council Names New Officers

Castaic education officials know as well as anyone despite Proposition 30 taxing California residents a little bit more in order to fund schools, some smaller, less impoverished school districts actually are seeing less money.

Castaic officials Wednesday held their annual organizational meeting for the Castaic Area Town Council, naming a new president and officers for the 10-person advisory group. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. John Kunak, who was elected to represent Region 1 (Hillcrest, Live Oak, Northbluffs and Hasley Hills), was named president, replacing outgoing President Flo ...

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Brown Calls Election For Knight’s Senate Seat

Congressman Steve Knight was sworn Tuesday in as a member of the United States House of Representatives by House Speaker John Boehner.

Gov. Jerry Brown called for special elections this week for three state Senate spots with recently created vacancies, including one for Congressman Steve Knight, R-Santa Clarita, and his 21st District Senate seat. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The move has been expected for weeks since Knight succeeded Congressman Buck McKeon in November. ...

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Wilk Discusses Assembly Committees For 2015-16 Session

Assemblyman Scott Wilk is gearing up for his second term in Sacramento with several committee appointments that will help him serve his Santa Clarita Valley constituency, he said.

Assemblyman Scott Wilk is gearing up for his second term in Sacramento with several committee appointments that will help him serve his Santa Clarita Valley constituency, he said. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. With technology and laws pertaining to online activity being on the vanguard of much legislative discussion, Wilk is especially ...

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Sharon Runner Eyes Knight’s 21st District State Senate Seat

Former State Sen. Sharon Runner

With Congressman-elect Steve Knight expected to step down from his state Senate seat in the next week, former state Sen. Sharon Runner announced Tuesday she’s taking steps toward another campaign run. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Knight has yet to make a formal announcement — so the race has yet to be ...

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Gov. Brown Pardons 104 Ex-Cons On Christmas Eve

Gov. Brown Pardons 104 Ex-Cons On Christmas Eve

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently announced that he granted 104 pardons, something he does yearly, on Dec. 24. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The individuals granted pardons completed their sentences and have been living crime-free for more than a decade. See all of the pardons here. While some news organizations have characterized ...

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Santa Clarita City Council Names Marsha McLean Mayor

Santa Clarita City Council members tapped Marsha McLean to a third term as mayor Tuesday, with a unanimous vote following Councilman Bob Kellar’s nomination.

Santa Clarita City Council members named Marsha McLean to a third term as mayor Tuesday, with a unanimous vote following Councilman Bob Kellar’s nomination. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Councilman Dante Acosta nominated Kellar for pro tem, which was also quickly affirmed by a unanimous vote. McLean was first voted to City Council ...

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Steve Knight Named To House Armed Services Committee

Congressman-elect Steve Knight, R-Santa Clarita, was named Tuesday to the House Armed Services Committee, according to congressional officials

Congressman-elect Steve Knight, R-Santa Clarita, was named Tuesday to the House Armed Services Committee, according to congressional officials. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “I am truly honored to be a part of this committee,” Knight stated on his Facebook page. “As I promised, I will do all I can to keep (California) ...

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City Council To Name Mayor, Review Budget, Election

Santa Clarita City Council members Tuesday plan to name a new mayor, declare the results of a special election and adjust the budget.

Santa Clarita City Council members Tuesday plan to name a new mayor, declare the results of a special election and adjust the budget. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The special election was one Santa Clarita officials called in response to a referendum drive, which was initiated as opposition to the city’s billboard ...

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Wilk Discusses Legislative Agenda, First-Day Bill AB 6

Assemblyman Scott Wilk is gearing up for his second term in Sacramento with several committee appointments that will help him serve his Santa Clarita Valley constituency, he said.

With state lawmakers starting new terms Monday, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, mentioned a few of the discussions he expected on the legislative agenda, including one he wanted to start early. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Internet privacy, consumer protections on the web and the high speed rail were all items he expected ...

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