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25th Congressional District candidates report fundraising

Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, and Democratic challenger Christy Smith have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars during the first quarter of 2021, according to Federal Elections Commission filings recently released on the FEC’s website.  Garcia’s campaign committee received $656,876.55 in donations and spent $571,736.39 during the first three months of the year. Garcia’s campaign has $462,998.43 of cash on hand as of March 31.   “It’s clear Mike’s message of fighting for lower

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

Garcia tours Henry Mayo vaccine clinic

Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, toured the vaccination clinic at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Monday to see how the clinic operates and take questions from health care workers.  Garcia

City Council to discuss rental assistance program

Santa Clarita City Council members will revisit Tuesday establishing a rental assistance program for Santa Clarita’s low- and moderate-income renters.   The program would use $6.3 million

Newsom announces grants to mitigate PSPS

Building on previous efforts to protect local communities from the impacts of utility-initiated Public Safety Power Shutoffs, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday the distribution of an

Garcia to host telephone town halls

Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, is set to host three telephone town halls, including one for the Santa Clarita Valley.  The discussions are open to