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 ...
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 ...
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. For the third year in a row the Amgen Tour of California is rolling through Santa Clarita, with this year's big draw being a chance to see Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. This year, the city will host the start of the Santa Clarita-to-Pasadena leg of the race, which covers 750 miles from Sacramento to Escondido between Feb. 14 and 22. The ...
'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.
With thousands of people pledging to turn out Sunday for a memorial to honor Santa Clarita Valley resident and business owner Roger Rodas and actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in Valencia last weekend, a local church has offered up its parking lot to accommodate some of the crowd.
A Canyon Country businessman will face charges of attempted, willful, deliberate and premeditated murder and solicitation of murder after allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife.
SANTA CLARITA - Sheriff's deputies responded to the Target department store in Valencia about noon Thursday on initial reports of a burglary.
It's on, scheduled in Newhall this Saturday, a chance for local kids and their families to explore, play, see, create and hear about the arts and literacy in the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department and the City of Santa Clarita recommend the public avoid the Rye Canyon Business Park if at all possible on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in anticipation of a reported public memorial for actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. Ongoing parking restrictions and lane closures will remain in place and will be enforced.
SANTA CLARITA - About 4,000 children's social workers for Los Angeles County were on strike Thursday after contract talks broke down over the timing of a pay raise and the number of caseloads the workers must handle, union officials said.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has again launched its Annual Toy Drive for local underprivileged children, as it has for more than 20 years, station officials announced this week.
George Runner announced this week that the Franchise Tax Board will follow the lead of the Internal Revenue Service and not impose a tax penalty on Californians who have sold their home via a short sale.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) would like to remind L.A. County residents of the National Weather Service's (NWS) current weather advisory for the Los Angeles area. Freezing temperatures are predicted by NWS for the Antelope Valley and other parts of Los Angeles County. The freeze warning remains in effect until 10:00 p.m. Friday evening. Minimum temperatures of 12 to 22 degrees are expected Thursday morning and Friday morning ...
Eight of the declared candidates for Santa Clarita's next City Council election in April gathered Wednesday morning in Canyon Country for a review forum sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley branch of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.
Even the most basic questions were difficult to comprehend.
SANTA CLARITA - Dr. Patrick Robert Robbie, a longtime volunteer at the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, died in his sleep Sunday. He was 80.
Widespread hard freezes are expected tonight and Thursday night as frigid weather hits the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, including coastal plains that are usually immune to frosty conditions, National Weather Service forecasters said.
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by both crash trauma and fire when the Porsche in which he was a passenger slammed into a light standard and at least one tree Saturday, then exploded into flames.
A memorial is planned Sunday for those who wish to pay their respects to Santa Clarita Valley resident and business owner Roger Rodas and actor Paul Walker, both of whom died in a car accident in Valencia last weekend.