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Voter Registration Deadline Is Oct. 20

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California residents must register to vote by Monday, Oct. 20 in order to participate in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election, according to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Voter registration closes 15 days prior to any California election. “Registering to vote is one of the easiest ...

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Santa Clarita Congressional Candidates Clash At Forum

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The 25th Congressional District Forum held on Saturday became heated when two Republican candidates — state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, and Tony Strickland — met to persuade viewers ahead of November’s election. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. On Nov. 4, Voters will choose the replacement for Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, ...

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Important Information For Election Day This November

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Voting for the General Election for the state of California is coming up and here are a few key points to know about the election. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. There are almost five million registered voters in the Los Angeles County, 292 candidates and 39 measures on the ballot this year, ...

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Political Blog Ranks Lawmakers’ Wealth Through Disclosures

Roll Call Ranks Lawmakers’ Wealth Worth Through Disclosures

A political blog post on Roll Call listed Congressman Buck McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, as the fourth poorest U.S. congressional representative, according to a report by Steven Dennis for Hannah Hess’ Hill Blotter. The blog post lists Darrell Issa, R-San Diego, whose worth is estimated at around $357 million, as No. 1 out of our nation’s 535 members of Congress, according ...

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Ban Plastic Bags In California

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Ban Plastic Bags In California

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a statewide plastic bag ban into law Tuesday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,” Brown wrote in a signing message. “We’re ...

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Court OKs Cumulative Voting For Santa Clarita Elections

Court OKs Cumulative Voting For Santa Clarita Elections

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge upheld cumulative voting as a remedy for a lawsuit against Santa Clarita claiming the city violated the California Voting Rights Act, officials said Monday. The suit claimed the city was in violation of the CVRA with its at-large elections that disenfranchised minority voters. After a settlement conference, the city and Shenkman & Hughes, the firm representing the plaintiffs, eventually came to terms.

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Supervisor Antonovich Criticizes Efforts To Ban Plastic Bags

Supervisor Antonovich Criticizes Efforts To Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich wrote a letter to Governor Jerry Brown on Friday criticizing recent efforts to ban plastic bags in California. The proposed ban means a $0.10 fee would be imposed on all paper bags used at grocery stores, which would affect the pocketbooks of California’s “economically distressed” communities, according to a news release by Antonovich’s ...

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