August 25, 2019
  • 10:30 am Coast Guard veteran Eric Ohlsen to challenge Assemblymember Tom Lackey
  • 11:00 am Black ‘N Blue fights to break The SCV Curse
  • 10:30 am Highlights from Mike Garcia’s interview with The Talk of Santa Clarita
  • 10:00 am Los Angeles County adopts new sustainability plan
  • 8:00 am Santa Clarita community holds vigil to honor victims of recent mass shootings
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.

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Dante Acosta defends himself against criticisms during the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board meeting on Dec. 18. Mai Nguyen Do / The Proclaimer

I had planned to ignore the nomination of Dante Acosta to the Santa Clarita Valley Water Board.

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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.

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Dante Acosta, the former Assemblyman of the 38th Assembly District, has opened a campaign committee for the 2020 election.

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In its second meeting since the November midterm elections, the Santa Clarita City Council announced on Tuesday its proposal concerning the implementation of a statewide law that would legalize sidewalk street vending — which is currently banned within the city.

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Although the race between 38th Assembly District incumbent Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) and Democratic challenger Christy Smith has yet to be called, the latest ballot counts have Smith leading by 1.14 percent of the vote.

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In the early hours of Nov. 7, Democratic candidate Katie Hill leads by about one percentage point in the polls to Rep. Steve Knight (R-Palmdale), with 56 percent of precincts reporting. The 25th Congressional District race was too close to call on Tuesday since polls closed at 8 p.m. All Tuesday evening, Hill and Knight […]

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With days left until the general election, a political action committee largely funded by oil and gas companies is spending $120,616 on digital media in support of Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita).

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For the first time, a plurality of voters in the 38th Assembly District are registered Democrats.

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On August 8, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an $119.5 million settlement for the Aliso Canyon gas leak. Attorney General Xavier Becerra commented on the settlement that was also negotiated through the state and local municipalities. “For over four months, this leak exposed our communities to natural gas emissions that resulted in […]

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