Local Dems, galvanized by Trump, looking long-term

Patti Sulpizio, president of a Democratic Party club in Santa Clarita called the Democratic Alliance for Action, says membership has exploded in recent months. Diana Shaw, also a member of

Newspaper industry wary of unclaimed property bill

An Assembly bill — directing that the state no longer be required to take out ads in general-circulation newspapers to notify owners of unclaimed property such as abandoned bank accounts

SCV single-family, condo sales rise year to year

Single-family home sales in the Santa Clarita Valley increased by 8.8 percent last month compared to January 2016, but dropped by 37.9 percent compared to December 2016’s numbers, according to

Knight hitting reset button on ‘Heroes’ bill

Rep. Steve Knight’s “No Hero Left Untreated Act” passed the House last November — but because the Senate did not take up the matter before Congress recessed for the year,

Veterans’ ‘wingman’ bill passes House

Note to military veterans: Rep. Steve Knight is one of your “wingmen.’’ Yes, that’s a metaphor for the support the Santa Clarita Republican has shown toward vets in his two-plus

Cowboy Festival honorees announced

It is the Santa Clarita equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame – and it’s now getting three more stars. The annual Walk of Western Stars inductees, who will be

Acosta introduces three public-safety bills

Back in 2011, the so-called “realignment bill” known as AB 109, that’s now state law, sent prisoners guilty of non-violent felonies from state prisons to county facilities, and made some

What is the city doing to address homelessness?

While City Councilwoman Marsha McLean declined this week to take a stand on Measure H, the county ballot item that would enact a quarter-center sale-tax hike to fund homeless programs,

Council to check in on state anti-Cemex bill

The City Council on Tuesday night is set to vote on whether to support a bill authored by state Sen. Scott Wilk that’s designed to keep the Mexican mining giant

Bill to stop gas facility from reopening passes

A state Senate bill that would stop the reopening of the Aliso Canyon gas-storage facility until the root cause of the 2015 blowout at the facility is thoroughly investigated by

SCV podcaster keeps it local and lively

Stephen Daniels likes talking to people. He likes it even more when lots of other people listen in. Daniels, a 49-year-old Kentucky native and, since 2007, Valencia resident, hosts “The

Stern bill looks to help human-trafficking victims

Last week, a multi-agency law-enforcement crackdown on human trafficking throughout California netted 474 arrests and rescued 55 victims – almost half of the latter, children. Now a bill introduced by

Talk water merger with Wilk this weekend

State Sen. Scott Wilk is inviting constituents to reach out to his office and make appointments for this weekend so they can share their opinions on the proposed merger of