NEW YORK (AP) - California, home to celebrities on sandy beaches and dot-com millionaires, is having trouble paying its bills.
The U.S. state known for sunshine, but also for earthquakes, wildfires and mudslides, is facing a disaster of another kind. The economic crisis has sapped the world's eighth-largest economy of tax revenue, leaving it with a $42 billion budget deficit over the next year-and-a-half.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Chances of a quick resolution to California's budget stalemate appeared to fade Wednesday after Senate Republican holdouts ousted their leader in a midnight coup and promised to resist tax increases that GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says are needed to close a $42 billion deficit.
The Democrat-controlled Legislature appears to need just one more GOP vote in the Senate to reach the two-thirds majority it needs to get the budget to the governor's desk, but that vote may prove impossible to get.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Democrats renewed their push Wednesday to secure the single vote needed to pass a plan to fix the state's $42 billion budget deficit after another all-night session failed to break a partisan log jam.
The Senate was called back into session during the morning after the delicate compromise proposal crafted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders suffered a setback when Senate Republicans ousted their own leader over opposition to tax increases.
Colorful paintings and heart-wrenching photographs depict the agony and triumph of the "African American experience" as part of "The Genesis Project" on display at William S. Hart Park's Hart Hall in recognition of Black History Month.
Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, announced the launch of his new Web site, which can be found at www.assembly.ca.gov/smyth.
Pleasantview Industries hosts its 10th Annual No-tap Tournament and Fundraiser Saturday at the Valencia Lanes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A delicate budget fix crafted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders was on the brink of collapse early Wednesday after Republicans in the Senate ousted their leader.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon March 15 as a fundraiser.
Expect to see lots of spandex and bicycles in town this weekend.
'Southern California's "Boston Tea Party" appears to be reaching a boiling point as more than two dozen counties band together to sue the state over billions of dollars of withheld funds.
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A zoning change to allow homeless shelters in industrial areas of the city will head to the Santa Clarita City Council March 24, according to a city official.
Homeowners should brace for another wave of foreclosures this spring, said The Master's College political studies professor John Stead.
In anticipation of multi-million dollar cuts to the 2009-10 fiscal budget, two local school districts are prepared to send hundreds of potential layoff notices to full-time employees by March 15, school officials said Tuesday.
The sun is expected to return for a couple of days with a chance of rain returning for the weekend, according the National Weather Service.
A 52-year-old truck driver who reportedly fell asleep at the wheel of his big rig crashed into a metal guard rail and into a concrete support directly under the Lower Cross overpass, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Santa Clarita City Council members voted 3-1 Tuesday night to take up the issue of billboards at their March 25 meeting after county transit officials did an about-face on the question of legal responsibility.
The Santa Clarita City Council announced tonight it has reached a settlement agreement in the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit aimed at addressing the suit's claims without creating districts in the city.
A hiker missing since Monday afternoon was found safe and apparently sound Tuesday morning after searchers spotted him waving a piece of clothing in the hills of Towsley Canyon.
A Valencia man charged with threatening to kill a local sheriff's deputy by blowing him up in a propane explosion was found guilty of that offense, trespassing and robbery, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
Low humidity and high winds forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley have prompted a red flag warning in effect until Thursday evening, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
Five county parks, including the Castaic Sports Complex, are expected to get a little more shade by 2015 after county supervisors approved funding for shade structures on Tuesday.
Two Santa Clarita Valley college men are cycling across America in support of people with disabilities - each inspired locally by those who demonstrated they can rise above their handicaps.
Some good-hearted roasting was dished out, and thousand of dollars were brought in during the 16th Annual Elks Charity Roast at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379 on Saturday.
A Signal reader's complaint about apparent Santa Clarita City Council campaign signs placed in the Newhall roundabout produced a bit of a mystery Monday: the candidate whose name is on the offending placards says he knows nothing about them.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is searching for a 24-year-old man who went missing on the trails of Towsley Canyon earlier today.
A 12-hour "john sting" in Castaic during the weekend netted three men arrested on prostitution-related charges, officials said Monday.
"Go Jazz," a dedicated jazz band comprised of Santa Clarita studio musicians, local band directors, and talented individuals, is performing at the West Ranch High School Performing Arts Theater on Friday.
Two Palmdale men arrested four months ago in connection with two robberies and an attempted robbery have been ordered to stand trial, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
A new pastor has been appointed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Newhall, replacing Pastor Richard Martini, who was transferred to Carpinteria in November, a church staffer said.