June 20, 2019
  • 10:30 am Santa Clarita sees 49 percent increase in homeless count since 2018
  • 12:00 pm Daniel McGreevy: DNC must discuss climate policy to save humankind
  • 11:00 am Cartoon: Costco
  • 12:30 pm City council discusses housing bill, city budget, Pride Month at Tuesday meeting
  • 8:00 am Castaic Animal Care Center offering reduced cat adoption fees for “Adopt a Shelter Cat Month”

The 2014 lawsuit over the California Voting Rights Act prompted a debate that still continues — should Santa Clarita support change to its governing structures?

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Photo courtesy of Mike Garcia for Congress.

Mike Garcia’s career as a fighter pilot in the United States Navy took him around the world. From the skies of Fallujah, to the deck of the USS Nimitz, to the fields of Lemoore Air Station in California’s Central Valley — Garcia’s two-decade long naval career imbued within him an international perspective that has indelibly […]

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Photo courtesy of Suzette Valladares for Congress.

Suzette Valladares calls herself a “constitutional conservative.” However, it was neither Ronald Reagan nor any other Republican stalwart who sparked her initial interest in politics. Instead, it was Al Gore.

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Katie Hill talks to campaign supporters during a fundraising event on Aug. 28, 2018. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer

Following the first fundraising deadline of the 2020 election cycle, Rep. Katie Hill’s (D-Ague Dulce) campaign announced that she raised more than $560,000 during the quarter. The campaign claims that more than 82 percent of Hill’s fundraising came directly from individual donors, with more than 6,200 individual contributions. “To start the 2020 campaign so strongly, […]

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Gavin Newsom makes a campaign stop in Santa Clarita to barnstorm for Katie Hill on Nov. 3, 2018. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer

New data shows a continued decrease in Republican voter registration and a trend of increasing independent registration in Santa Clarita and its encompassing electoral districts, giving local Democrats a slight edge.

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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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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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David Brayton was featured in one of Rep. Knight;s (R-Palmdale) campaign advertisements, which has been taken down by Knight's campaign.

Warning: Story includes vulgarity and may be offensive to readers. David Brayton, who appeared in campaign advertisements for Rep. Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) and has a long history of being an outspoken racist, has started sending death threats to local journalist Anthony Breznican.

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SUSD Governing Board candidate Laura Arrowsmith addresses the crowd at the local Democratic election night party. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer.

Although Santa Clarita City Council and William S. Hart Unified School District Governing Board incumbents held their seats on Nov. 6, the amount of Democratic challengers alone showed unprecedented Democratic enthusiasm in Santa Clarita.

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Katie Hill spoke to her supporters at the election night party on Nov. 6. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer.

Rep. Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) conceded at 12:40 p.m. on Nov. 7, making Katie Hill the first female, bisexual and Democratic candidate to be elected to represent the 25th Congressional District.

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