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A door to William S. Hart's mansion shows signs of wear on March 29, 2024. Perry Smith/The Signal

City agrees to Hart Park takeover 

With a holler that would have done the legendary Hollywood cowboy proud, the Santa Clarita City Council approved a takeover of William S. Hart’s nearly 160-acre property in Newhall, replete with a museum mansion, open space, picnic grounds and a whole lot of history.  The cheer could have come from any number of the plan’s supporters, a group that included

Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses the media during a press conference at the Capitol Annex Swing Space in Sacramento on May 10, 2024. Photo by Fred Greaves for CalMatters

Newsom backs down on crime measure 

By CalMatters Staff  In a stunning, last-minute reversal, Gov. Gavin Newsom is scrapping the anti-crime measure he and Democratic legislative leaders just announced. It had been designed to compete with

Former President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends his criminal trial at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City, on May 30, 2024. ( Seth Wenig / POOL / AFP)

Judge delays Trump sentencing in New York case 

By Catherine Yang Contributing Writer  New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan on Tuesday delayed the sentencing of former President Donald Trump “to Sept. 18, 2024, at 10 a.m. for the

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Garcia supports House passage of defense bill 

News release  Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, last week voted in favor of the FY2025 Defense Appropriations Act, which passed the House.   “This bill strengthens our military, better ensures

Solar-panel saga continues for east side 

The city’s lawsuit over a judge’s $5 million ruling for a local mobile home park is headed back to the Second Appellate District for the Judicial Branch of California in

COC to hold special election for vacant board seat 

Board meets in closed session about Chancellor Van Hook’s evaluation for third straight meeting  The Santa Clarita Community College District board of trustees, which oversees College of the Canyons, will

The spin room after former President Donald J. Trump and President Joe Biden’s presidential debate in Atlanta on June 27, 2024. Photo by Madalina Vasiliu. 

Trump, Biden camps sound off in debate ‘Spin Room’ 

By Emel Akan, Janice Hisle Contributing Writers  ATLANTA — The CNN Presidential Debate “spin room” featured a parade of possible vice president picks and many other Republicans who touted former President Donald

Community Preservation Manager Tracy Sullivan acknowledged Wednesday the action against 27442 Plumwood Ave. was a significant step for the city to take, but one taken due to the severity of the case. Perry Smith/The Signal

City takes action against Plumwood home  

After a closed session discussion Tuesday evening, the Santa Clarita City Council authorized the takeover of a property on Plumwood Avenue in Canyon Country due to problems with an ongoing