February 23, 2019
  • 10:00 am College of the Canyons seeks community input on college programs
  • 7:00 am Local residents rally against Trump’s national emergency declaration
  • 10:00 am County supervisors vote down Mira Loma women’s prison plan
  • 9:00 am The best places for soup during a rainy week in Santa Clarita
  • 7:00 am Representative Katie Hill holds community swearing-in at Saugus High School
Rep. Katie Hill is read the oath of office for her ceremonial swearing in on Saturday, Feb. 9. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer

Rep. Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) was officially sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives about five weeks ago, but on Saturday, Hill returned to a different venue —Saugus High School, her alma mater — for a ceremonial swearing-in in front of a crowd of her constituents. Hill was greeted by over 250 supporters, a figure […]

Saugus Union School District Trustee David Barlavi smiles in front of protestors. Ryan Painter / The Proclaimer

About a dozen protesters filed into the Saugus Union School District’s governing board meeting on Tuesday night to call for a formal censure against Trustee David Barlavi — a first-term board member who has been criticized by some local activists as “anti-American” after raising his clenched fist during the Pledge of Allegiance at a January […]

Rep. Katie Hill joins protestors calling for an end to the government shutdown. Photo courtesy of Rep. Katie Hill.

Rep. Katie Hill joined the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Reform, along with progressive freshmen Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

Rep. Katie Hill stops to take a photo with Women's March attendees. Photo taken by @hschar629 on Twitter.

LOS ANGELES — Rep. Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) delivered two short speeches on Saturday morning at the Women’s March Los Angeles in Downtown, exhorting participants to begin to mobilize for the 2020 elections and advocating for greater female representation in federal and local politics.

Rep. Katie Hill discusses the government shutdown with air traffic controller union representatives at her Palmdale district office on Jan. 21. Ryan Painter / The Proclaimer

As the partial government shutdown eclipsed its one month mark on Monday, Jan. 21, Rep. Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) held a roundtable discussion with air traffic control union representatives in Palmdale, soliciting comments and concerns from industry leaders amid the longest funding lapse in U.S. history.


The Santa Clarita City Council voted to terminate a measure concerning landscaping and lighting district assessment, honored former congressman Steve Knight, confirmed a series of commission nominees, debated adopting a system of parliamentary rules and explored the potential implementation of a rotating mayoral system during a productive and occasionally contentious meeting on Tuesday evening.   

Director Dante Acosta participates in his first meeting as a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board of directors. Mai Nguyen Do / The Proclaimer

Former Assemblyman Dante Acosta joined the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Board of Directors after the board voted to confirm his nomination during its first meeting of 2019, filling a week-old vacancy and putting an end to the robust public debate that has surrounded the appointment.

Rep. Katie Hill discusses the government shutdown at her first town hall event at a union hall in Palmdale. Mai Nguyen Do / The Proclaimer

While many newly-elected congressional representatives spent their first weekend in office in Washington D.C., Rep. Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) held a town hall in Palmdale on Sunday afternoon to hear concerns from constituents who have been affected by the nearly two-week long government shutdown.

Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency directors BJ Atkins, Robert DiPrimio, Lynne Plambeck and Dean Efstafthiou discuss Dante Acosta's nomination to the board. Mai Nguyen Do / The Proclaimer

Residents packed the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency’s board meeting to capacity on Tuesday evening in anticipation of a confirmation vote on former Assemblyman Dante Acosta’s nomination to join the body — a motion which the board instead opted to table until early January.


The California Bureau of Cannabis Control announced on Dec. 7 its plan to adopt a new set of regulations that includes the statewide legalization of marijuana deliveries — a move which, if approved by the state, will overturn Santa Clarita’s moratorium on the practice.