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Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

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 eligible for early release...

Debate scheduled on Measure H

The Signal and College of the Canyons are scheduled to host a debate later this month on Measure H, the lone item on voters’ March 7 ballot aimed at funding a countywide homelessness initiative...

Wilk bill would push agency accountability

State Sen. Scott Wilk calls it the “Pinocchio bill.” Introduced by the Santa Clarita Republican this week, Senate Bill 259 looks to ensure accountability in state agencies -- and would slap fines on any agency...

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 Talk of Santa Clarita” podcast,...

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 state Sen. Henry Stern is...

Supes OK pot moratorium, begin study of specific regulations

In the wake of Proposition 64 legalizing recreational marijuana in California, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed a pair of pot-related motions – one to enact a moratorium over a...

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 the Castaic Lake Water...

Wilk, Stern coordinating efforts on Aliso, Cemex issues

Thanks to some across-the-aisle cooperation between Santa Clarita’s state senators, Scott Wilk and Henry Stern, a bill to keep the Aliso Canyon gas-storage facility closed until a root cause for its 2015 blowout is...

Supes to consider marijuana moratorium, ordinance changes

Kathryn Barger, Santa Clarita’s County Supervisor, is proposing a moratorium on marijuana cultivation, manufacture, retail sale and other pot-related endeavors, like the kind the city has enacted – this one to apply to unincorporated...

Local pols feel ‘Super’ charged over Falcons

Call it a “Super’’ majority. In a landslide, Santa Clarita politicians are overwhelmingly for the Atlanta Falcons over the New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Of the eight area pols reached on Friday regarding...

Suspect crashes car then carjacks nearby Hyundai at gunpoint

A carjacking allegedly occurred in front of Valencia Country Club Sunday afternoon after a person crashed his car into a curb and demanded the...

Saugus boys hoops season ends on the road