Clarita had a higher median income than any other ethnic group in the city - but were also almost twice as likely to be turned down for loans, according to a city-commissioned fair housing report.
The city's new Arts Commission aims to unify Santa Clarita's broad artistic community - from its local symphony orchestra to its ballet group and artists association, the board's first members said.
During a somber ceremony at Veterans Memorial Plaza on Wednesday, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Acevedo sat quietly with his family toward the back of the park.
Veterans from nearly every major American war, including Iraq and Afghanistan, were recognized for their service at the city's third annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Plaza, Wednesday.
The city of Santa Clarita will give the newly formed Economic Development Corporation up to $200,000 to cover start-up costs and other operating expenses, city officials said.
The city has appointed the first five members to its newly created arts commission. The first members of the commission are Paul Strickland, appointed by Mayor Pro-Tem Laurene Weste; Eric Schmidt, appointed by Councilwoman Laurie Ender; Dr. Michael Millar, appointed by Councilwoman Marsha McLean; Sandra Fisher, appointed by Mayor Frank Ferry; and John Dow, appointed by Councilman Bob Kellar. Council members made their decisions Tuesday night after reviewing the 18 applications the city received. The arts ...
An 18-year-old man was stabbed last week at about 2 p.m. near Sierra Vista Junior High School, officials said.
While most of his friends were asleep Sunday morning, Cameron Lutges was running a kids marathon with his father and brother.
THE BOTTOM LINE: A city-commissioned report shows Hispanics have received the most subprime loans of any local ethnic group and criticizes Santa Clarita officials for a lack of fair housing outreach. The city says the findings are exaggerated, but it aims to fix the problems.
Tempering the celebratory moods of Joan MacGregor and Michael Berger, who both decisively won seats on the College of the Canyons board of trustees, was the need to prioritize the difficult work ahead for both as state funding cuts have put the college into financial straits.
Some downtown Newhall business owners said they are still feeling the lingering effects of the city's streetscaping projects, which they said drove away customers months ago - and they fear some haven't returned.
As the city continues to pursue expansive redevelopment programs in areas like downtown Newhall, buildings of cultural significance around the valley remain unprotected from developers' wrecking ball, officials said.
As part of a broad plan to revitalize downtown Newhall, the city is offering grants to local businesses to expand their shops and make them look nicer from the street.
The city's redevelopment agency is finalizing the largest purchase of land it has ever made in downtown Newhall, officials said.
Aiming to boost Santa Clarita's economy, the city has taken preliminary steps to make available $13,270,000 in federal bonds to local businesses.