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Council gives first approval of $342.4M budget  

As the city’s monthslong budgeting process comes to a close, the Santa Clarita City Council gave its first approval of the city’s spending plan and annual review of its capital improvement program Tuesday.  Santa Clarita’s largest budget yet totals $342.4 million, which includes funding for major projects, the Redevelopment Successor Agency, operations and maintenance, personnel and debt services.  The 2024-25

City approves $6.5M for road work  

The Santa Clarita City Council reviewed and renewed one of its biggest annual public safety investments Tuesday — its overlay and slurry seal program.  Previously, a city official likened it

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6 of Schiavo’s bills move to Assembly floor 

News release   Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo, D-Chatsworth, announced that six out of her nine bills that were placed on the Assembly Appropriations Committee suspense file have advanced to the Assembly

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Jury deliberating Trump verdict in New York 

By Catherine Yang and Michael Washburn Contributing Writers  Jurors began deliberating in former President Donald Trump’s criminal case in New York on Wednesday, after New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan

A flier from the city of Santa Clarita's outreach effort in April 2023, when officials were looking for input on the Town Center Specific Plan, an area that includes Valencia Town Center. The city recently concluded its comment period. Courtesy city of Santa Clarita

Planning Commission signs off on mall plans 

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission unanimously approved its recommendation Tuesday of the Town Center Specific Plan, an effort by planners to keep the mall a retail driver for the city