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Santa Clarita City Council To Discuss Westside Chloride Solution

Santa Clarita City Council members are agendizing the SCV’s chloride solution, ironically after protest from a group of residents upset over property plans outside city limits. Dozens of westsiders showed Tuesday at City Hall -- with Westridge and Stevenson Ranch addresses -- after which Councilman Bob Kellar led a call for the city to agendize the matter at the next meeting.

Santa Clarita City Council members are agendizing the SCV’s chloride solution, ironically after protest from a group of residents upset over property plans outside city limits. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Dozens of westsiders showed Tuesday at City Hall — with Westridge and Stevenson Ranch addresses — after which Councilman Bob Kellar ...

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A Bipartisan Effort To Combat Proposition 47

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California Senators are looking to strengthen and redraft some of the laws that caused many loopholes in Proposition 47. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, held a press conference Tuesday announcing a “bipartisan coalition” to address the weakening of state sexual assault laws caused by the passage of Proposition 47. ...

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Santa Clarita, Voting Rights Plaintiffs Face Deadline In Settlement

Santa Clarita attorneys and two city residents who sued the city over an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation are set to meet next month to discuss lingering issues with a settlement agreement

Santa Clarita attorneys and two city residents who sued the city over an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation are set to meet next month to discuss lingering issues with a settlement agreement, city officials said Thursday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Attorneys from both sides met in court Wednesday, when a ...

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Buck McKeon To Form Government Relations Consulting Firm

Former Santa Clarita Valley Congressman Buck McKeon

After 22 years in Congress, former Congressman Buck McKeon is creating McKeon Group LLC, “a consulting firm providing strategic analysis, advocacy and comprehensive government relations” for its clients. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. McKeon served 11 terms as Santa Clarita’s representation in the House of Representatives, his most recent term ending in January ...

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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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