Politics/Govt

City Council approves Henry Mayo expansion

The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital expansion plan, following a public hearing with protest from members of a local carpenters union and calls by community members to

Council to weigh hospital expansion proposal

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday its request to expand hospital facilities by 200,000 square feet. Planning commissioners unanimously approved the expansion in March.   The hospital’s

Judge halts Centennial development project in Tejon Ranch

A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.   Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ‘s decision

Stern urges support for Holocaust education bill

On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sen. Henry Stern, D-Calabasas, urged passage of Senate Bill 693, the Never Again Education of 2021. Stern’s bill is intended to help address the growing knowledge gap among young

Simi Valley councilwoman joins 25th district race

Simi Valley Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos announced Monday her candidacy to represent California’s 25th Congressional District in the November 2022 midterm election.  Luevanos, a Democrat, said she was encouraged to run for Congress

Anti-CEMEX bill heads to Senate floor

State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, received unanimous and bipartisan support from his Senate colleagues in the Appropriations Committee for Senate Bill 520, which he coauthored with Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita.  The

Garcia tours Six Flags amid reopening

Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, toured Six Flags Magic Mountain, one of the area’s largest private employers, on Monday as it reopens to the general

Super 8 to resume regular operations

The Super 8 hotel in Canyon Country will no longer serve as a temporary shelter for homeless people after May 31.   Bridge to Home operates the location

Garcia: Bipartisanship is a ‘challenge’

Rep. Michael Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, met with the editorial board of The Signal recently. The in-person meeting held at The Signal’s newsroom was the congressman’s first meeting with The Signal. 

Legislation aimed at fraud moves ahead

Legislation tackling fraud in state unemployment claims authored by state Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is headed to the California State Senate Appropriations Committee next month after successfully passing

Sierra West, MetroWalk developments get council approval

Santa Clarita City Council members gave the green light Tuesday to Sierra West — an 83-unit, five-story assisted living and memory care facility in Newhall — and MetroWalk, a 498-unit residential development in Canyon Country.  Councilwoman Marsha McLean voted to approve both projects after