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Board hears city’s recent tourism, economic development efforts

The city of Santa Clarita’s tourism advisory board held its quarterly meeting Tuesday to hear updates on the city’s tourism advertising, special events and other economic development updates.  Tourism Trolley  The Tourism Trolley returned to Santa Clarita on June 6, and will tour several of the city’s hotels through Sept. 13, according to Marylin Sourgose, an analyst with the city.  “It’s going from the Hyatt, to the four properties on Wayne Mills (Place)…

Northridge resident enters 25th District race

Not long after Jan. 6, Rhoda Nazanin, a Northridge resident, filed paperwork to run for Congress.  “The insurrection that took place on that day … was difficult for many

Local legislators’ bills move forward

State legislators had until June 4 to pass their bills out of the house in which they originated, and legislators representing the Santa Clarita Valley are reporting multiple bills on the move.   Sens. Scott Wilk, R-Santa

County board redistricting meeting next week

The Los Angeles County Redistricting Commission is scheduled to host a virtual public hearing for the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday at 7 p.m.  This hearing is the first of

City Council to continue district-based elections discussion

District-based elections are on the Santa Clarita City Council’s agenda for a closed session discussion next week.  Council members will discuss Tuesday the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit brought against the city in February 2020 alleging

Hill ordered to pay defendants’ attorney fees

A judge has ordered former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, to pay attorneys’ fees to local school board member Joe Messina and other defendants named in Hill’s lawsuit related to the 2019 publication of intimate images of Hill.  On May 4, Judge Yolanda Orozco ordered Hill pay Messina $29,906.44, a majority of

State Senate approves Wilk’s “LifeLine Foster Youth” bill

Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, received unanimous support Tuesday for Senate Bill 546, which extends the state’s iFoster Pilot Program. The program currently provides California’s foster youth with smartphones and free voice, text and

City Council committee requests research on workforce housing

The Santa Clarita City Council Development Committee asked city staff to examine workforce housing projects in other cities to determine if the housing option is a good fit for Santa Clarita.  The committee continued Tuesday

GOP EDD bills advance to Assembly

Multiple state bills addressing the “critical lapses in security at California’s Employment Development Department” were sent to the state Assembly last week after receiving the unanimous support of

Planning Commission set to deny proposed Sand Canyon Resort

A resolution officially denying the Sand Canyon Resort will be considered by the Santa Clarita Planning Commission on Tuesday, according to the commission’s agenda released Friday.  The proposed development includes a hotel, inn, villas, spa,