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
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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