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.
High winds buffeted the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday, toppling at least two trees and sending deputies scrambling to respond to residential burglar alarms in several neighborhoods.
SANTA CLARITA - Two robberies were reported in a six-hour period in Newhall late Sunday and early Monday, and investigators say they may be linked.
Two men have been charged with stealing wreckage of the car in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, Valencia businessman Roger Rodas, died in a fiery crash in the Santa Clarita Valley on Nov. 30.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.
Los Angeles County social workers rallied outside a county supervisor's office in El Monte on Monday, demanding the county hire more workers for the Department of Children and Family Services to relieve caseloads and provide better care.
College of the Canyons will host a free orientation next Monday for job seekers interested in the fields of aerospace and biomedical manufacturing.
SANTA CLARITA - One woman was injured and taken to the hospital this morning following a four-car crash near the Valencia post office on McBean Parkway.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
A multi-vehicle crash in Saugus Sunday morning ended with one of the vehicles flipped onto its roof.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.