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.
Tis the season for family holiday fun, and community members are invited to enjoy a special evening filled with holiday cheer at the "Cocoa, Cookies and Caroling" event on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.at the City of Santa Clarita Newhall Community Center located at 22421 Market Street.
After months of being in limbo, a vacant board seat in the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district was officially filled Wednesday night when Placerita Canyon resident Rob Hall took the oath of office.
Los Angeles police say a 60-year-old man has been booked for investigation of murder in the shooting deaths of his dementia-stricken wife in Canyon Country and his sister, who was in a vegetative state at a nursing home in North Hills.
Lance Holger Anderson - the friendly quiet new 60-year-old neighbor who moved into the condominiums on Claudette Street less than half a year ago - delivered a Christmas tree to the woman who lives across from his condo, the woman told reporters Wednesday.
A figurine of baby Jesus that was taken away from a manger at Westfield Valencia Town Center earlier this week was found Wednesday afternoon inside the mall, according to a spokeswoman.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
A 35-year-old woman in Newhall was pushed to the ground Wednesday morning by a purse-snatcher who ran with her purse to a waiting dark-colored sedan driven by a woman, a local sheriff's spokesman said.
After 14 months of negotiations, the city of Santa Clarita has struck a labor deal that will give a 5 percent cost-of-living adjustment to 77 city employees, officials said Tuesday.
Saying she wants to continue the city's "forward momentum," City Councilwoman Laurene Weste took hold of the gavel as Santa Clarita's new mayor during a special council meeting Tuesday night.