The big table in the Santa Clarita City Hall third-floor conference room was covered with boxes of yellow or white ballots Tuesday as eight workers sorted them by precinct and grouped them in batches of 20.
The two incumbents in next Tuesday's City Council election each raised twice as much money as any single challenger, according to campaign finance reports released Monday.
Santa Clarita residents who want to purchase their first homes but need some help are encouraged to apply for the FirstHome program, which offers a low-interest and deferred-payment second mortgage to low- and moderate-income families.
Just days after a group of residents complained Santa Clarita was not doing enough to secure absentee ballots, city officials set up a double lock system to protect them.
In different areas of Santa Clarita, residents can sometimes find old mattresses, battered couches, bags of trash and other items abandoned by people unwilling to use landfills or trash services to discard their waste.
Animals with paws, hooves and feathers at the Castaic Animal Shelter are discounted this weekend as the shelter tries to boost adoption rates.
An old railroad bridge that has made cameo appearances in movies and TV programs throughout the years is now the center point of the Iron Horse Trailhead, which is slated to open in mid-May.
A group of Democrats in the Santa Clarita Valley called for increased security in storing absentee ballots during a City Council meeting Tuesday night - the last meeting before the April 10 City Council election.
Construction on extended truck lanes near the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 interchange is expected to begin in May, California Department of Transportation officials said Monday.
The Santa Clarita City Council is scheduled to decide Tuesday if large trucks should be restricted from cutting through two city neighborhoods: Bridgeport and Whispering Leaves/Friendly Valley.
Animal care and control officers canvassing unincorporated areas in the Santa Clarita Valley issued hundreds of citations after checking thousands of homes for unlicensed pets last month.
A recently approved spay and neuter clinic at the Castaic Animal Shelter will provide better animal care services for animals at the shelter and pets who need vaccinations, county officials said.
A public hearing this week on the potential future of Santa Clarita's growth drew just three residents - and only two of them addressed staff from the Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission.
The theft of political signs has cost at least one Santa Clarita City Council candidate hundreds of dollars, he said Tuesday, and the election is nearly three weeks away.
The following candidates running for office have been endorsed by local organizations and leaders: