December 18, 2018
  • 10:26 am Dante Acosta opens 2020 Assembly campaign committee
  • 12:00 pm Saugus Union School District welcomes two new governing board members
  • 11:30 am After intense debate, Marsha McLean selected as Santa Clarita mayor
  • 9:30 am CalArts alumni to be featured at 2019 Sundance Film Festival
  • 10:00 am Awaiting transition, Rep. Steve Knight’s office no longer accepting constituent casework

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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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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Update: It’s now Nov. 7 and several races are too close to call. Many of the precincts in Santa Clarita have not yet reported. Despite the late hours, because we’re very caffeinated and committed to informing the public, we’re still bringing you updates. It’s Nov. 6, which means The Proclaimer’s team of reporters and editors is […]

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Tomorrow, Santa Clarita residents will have the opportunity to choose three of the five city council members who set goals for the city and determine the policies that impact our daily lives more than any other level of government.

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Recently, I asked a friend if she was registered to vote.  She looked at me and responded with: “Why vote?” I was shocked by that response. Why vote? There are too many reasons to list. After all, voting isn’t just a right, it’s a privilege. Many years ago, I went on a road trip from Kentucky to […]

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Richard "Dick" Norton shows his support for Steve Knight. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer.

Local conservative activists gathered Friday evening for a rally at the intersection of Bouquet Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard to show support for Republican candidates in advance of Tuesday’s election. Approximately 30-35 people attended the rally on Nov. 2. Attendees waved signs, spoke to passing motorists stopped at the intersection and handed out campaign-related literature. […]

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