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Santa Clarita Remembers Women’s Suffrage With U.S. Flag

Celebrating more than 100 years of California women’s suffrage, Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and dozens of women marched a 250 square foot U.S. flag in the city’s 2011 Fourth of July Parade.

Celebrating more than 100 years of California women’s suffrage, Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and dozens of women marched a 250 square foot U.S. flag in the city’s 2011 Fourth of July Parade. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “111 of us marched as the grand marshals of the parade in honor of ...

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New Faces Voted In At Castaic Area Town Council Election

The Castaic Area Town Council held elections Saturday, unseating two incumbents despite a typically low turnout for the advisory board’s vote.

The Castaic Area Town Council election Saturday saw two incumbents unseated despite a typically low turnout for the advisory board’s vote. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “I was surprised by some of the results of this election, and the means by which they were obtained,” said Flo Lawrence, president of the Castaic ...

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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 Releases Billboard Ballot Measure For November

Santa Clarita Releases Billboard Ballot Measure For November

Santa Clarita officials released a copy of the ballot measure for a controversial deal with Metro and Allvision regarding billboard construction and removal in the Santa Clarita Valley. After months of public outreach by the city in support of the deal, and outcry from residents opposed to the deal, the question facing registered voters at the polls Nov. 4 will read: “Shall Ordinance 14-02 adopting a development agreement with (Metro) for the removal of 62 advertising structures, within the city, by Metro or any other means, and construction and operation of three digital billboards, adjacent to the Interstate 5 and State Route 14 freeways, and the dedication to the city of revenue received from digital billboards, which creates an ongoing revenue stream, be adopted?” Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar was appointed to draft the argument in favor of the measure, which will appear on the ballot.

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Santa Clarita To Look At Metro Billboard Deal At City Council Meeting

Santa Clarita To Look At Metro Billboard Deal At City Council Meeting

Santa Clarita officials will have to decide what the next step is for a controversial billboard deal with Metro and AllVision on Tuesday at the next City Council meeting. Santa Clarita officials approved a plan with Metro and AllVision that would put three large, two-sided electronic signs next to Santa Clarita Valley freeways, in exchange for Metro taking down billboards on Metro-controlled propertythroughout the city. Opponents of the effort, funded in part by a billboard lobbying group that wanted to see an open-bidding process for any new billboard deal, successfully created a referendum that put those plans on hold. For how long is, up to Santa Clarita City Council members Tuesday.

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Santa Clarita City Council Race ’14: Dante Acosta Takes Third

Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Dante Acosta Takes Third

The votes for the Santa Clarita City Council race have been tallied and Dante Acosta claimed the third seat Tuesday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. He joins Mayor Laurene Weste and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean on the dais to cap only his second try in the political arena. “I ...

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Santa Clarita City Council Race ’14: Officials Hope To Have Answers Tuesday

Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Officials Hope To Have Answers Tuesday

The polls are long closed in Santa Clarita’s City Council election, and city officials plan to tally the remaining results Tuesday, after proper verifications are made. Unofficial election results show a turnout of 14,870 voters, who cast 38,837 votes -- however, the results of the last 965 ballots are likely to decide the election. Santa Clarita officials had all of the verified votes counted as of about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, will all precincts reported. These preliminary, unofficial results show Mayor Laurene Weste garnered 5,822 votes and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean had 5,363 votes. And then the margins narrow significantly.

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Santa Clarita City Council Race ’14: Get Out And Vote Election Day

Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Get Out And Vote Election Day

Santa Clarita and SCVTV are bringing a live streaming view of the City Council race from City Hall on Tuesday, so residents can watch the Election Day results of the vote in real time. Tuesday marks the end of a monthslong race, as candidates vie for three seats in an election expected to be extremely close. There are 13 candidates on the ballot. Their names are Dante Acosta, Sandy Bull, Moazzum Chowdhury, Dennis Conn, Stephen Daniels, Alan Ferdman, Berta Gonzalez-Harper, Maria Gutzeit, Duane Harte, Marsha McLean, Gloria Mercado-Fortine, Laurene Weste and Paul Wieczorek.

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