Lawmakers on Friday approved a complex package of spending cuts, accounting maneuvers and raids on local government coffers to fill California's budget deficit, despite protests and promises of lawsuits from Los Angeles County.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Lawmakers on Friday approved a complex package of spending cuts, local government raids and accounting maneuvers to fill California's gigantic budget deficit, providing hope that the state might begin a slow climb out of a deep financial hole.
The legislative package of about 30 bills, with final passage coming in the Assembly in the afternoon after an all-night session, was similar to the deal announced earlier this week by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders from both parties.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher who built a multimillion-dollar ministry and became an outfitter of the stars, was convicted Friday of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex.
Alamo stood silently as the verdict was read, a contrast to his occasional mutterings during testimony. His five victims sat looking forward in the gallery. One, a woman he "married" at age 8, wiped away a tear.
Matthew Kneist, 12, laid on the ground at Valencia High School, motionless.
A low housing inventory and slow lender processing are to blame for a nearly 12-percent drop in home sales during June throughout Santa Clarita Valley, according to the Southland Regional Association of Realtors on Thursday.
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Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from July 1965 in The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.
Inside the cool-aired Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in Valencia, 38 deputies stood in uniform to be sworn in by Sheriff Lee Baca.
Three doctors, who have treated many patients throughout the community, will be honored Aug. 2 at Tournament Players Club in Valencia.
College of the Canyons has slashed fall class offerings by 12 percent due to state budget cuts, sending students scrambling for classes as the first week of registration closes.
Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday morning they said may have been involved with the theft of a pizza guy's car.
Two local filmmakers are looking to the past to craft something new.
For the second year in a row, Saturn of Santa Clarita is hosting Summer Jamfest, featuring local bands and musicians, Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday arrested a man near Castaic who was driving a stolen car loaded with 400 pounds of frozen seafood, along with burglary tools and methamphetamine, authorities said.
Hart district officials have pushed back the projected opening date for long-awaited Castaic High School another year as they work to get necessary permits.
Regional queens and princesses were crowned Saturday as the second night of the 35th annual Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant, "The Magic of the Crown," came to a close.
Tyler Hawkins, a 25-year-old graduate of Canyon High School who was a standout linebacker on Harry Welch's 2005 championship team and won an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, comes home on leave this week, and his parents want to throw him a surprise party.
Newhall County Water District officials have pulled the plug on a tiered water rate structure initially designed to encourage ratepayers to conserve water.
Law-enforcement officials say they've detected a new wrinkle in the cross-border trafficking of methamphetamine: drug makers are creating a liquid form of meth to more easily smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.
Touch-A-Truck, a family friendly outdoor event that provides attendees with an up-close look at a variety of different vehicles, was held Saturday at Central Park in Saugus. Funds raised from the event went to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
Dozens of vehicles went on display Saturday for an event meant to thrill gearheads and support The Gentle Barn.
Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of June 15-21, 2014, as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). More information about the project is here.
The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup in Game 5 versus the New York Rangers on Friday.
Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of June 15-22, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line.
Santa Clarita workers mounted American flags on light standards throughout the city Friday in preparation for Flag Day - an idea hatched by a Wisconsin school teacher.
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department administrators were safeguarding an informant from retaliation when they had him transferred from Men's Central Jail to more secure satellite facilities - not hiding him in a bid to block a federal probe of alleged jailhouse misconduct - a lieutenant testified Friday.
A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, who's a model, faces nine years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder Friday.
Santa Clarita Valley firefighters were out in force today inviting people to "Fill the Boot" to help fight neuromuscular diseases.