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No compelling case for city public health department, report finds

A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.  Management Partners, the city’s consultant, cited cost, complexities and doubt about the local control the city would gain

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

New city program makes millions available for rental assistance

The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved Tuesday establishing a financial assistance program for the city’s low- and moderate-income renters. Residents seeking support with paying their rent must apply with the city during a 30-day application period starting