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LA County Assessor Earns High Marks from State Board
Monday, Jan 28, 2019

The Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor, led by Jeffrey Prang, received a near-perfect rating of 99.67 in the most recent survey of its practices and performance by the California State Board of Equalization. The rating reflects the completeness and accuracy of the Assessment Roll, which is the...

Board of Equalization Selects George Runner as Chairman
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018

George Runner Sacramento — During the Board of Equalization’s February meeting in Sacramento, George Runner was selected as Chairman by his fellow Board Members. “It’s an honor to be trusted with this privilege by my colleagues,” said Board of Equalization Chairman George...

Runner, Acosta, Becerra, Wilk Weigh In on Brown State Budget Proposal
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 January budget proposal: “It’s a smart move by the governor to boost the state’s rainy day fund, since as he warns, the threat of a recession still...

July 1: County, Santa Clarita Sales Tax Rises to 9.25 Percent
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

The half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 – Measure M – will go into effect on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The increase will apply to every city and unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, including Santa Clarita, bringing the countywide sales and use...

July 1: Tax on Tobacco Products Spikes Per Prop 56
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

The California state tax rate on tobacco products other than cigarettes will increase from the current rate of 27.3 to 65.08 percent of the wholesale cost on July 1. In November 2016, California voters approved Proposition 56, which increased the excise tax rate on cigarettes and expanded the definition...

Runner Decries Bill to Strip Agency Authority
Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner issued a statement Thursday in response to legislation passed by the State Senate and Assembly that would strip the Board of its authority to hear taxpayer appeals as well as other regulatory functions. The statement is as follows: “Contrary to its...

Bogus Home Loan Business Operator in Santa Clarita Arrested, Convicted
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

A Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) Task Force investigation led to the prosecution and conviction of Carlo Hamrahi, 44, of Santa Clarita. His issuance of fake checks led to the discovery of his fraudulent home loan modification scheme for which he was convicted of two felony counts of grand...

April 1: Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act Fees Go into Effect
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

Beginning April 1, 2017, sales of lead-acid batteries will be subject to two $1 fees. Manufacturers will pay a $1 fee for every lead-acid battery sold to a retailer, wholesaler, distributor or other person for retail sale in California. Consumers will pay a $1 fee on each purchase of a replacement lead-acid...

Sales, Use Taxes to Slightly Decrease
Friday, Dec 30, 2016

The statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease one quarter of one percent (0.25%) from 7.50 percent to 7.25 percent on January 1, 2017. The decrease in the statewide rate is effective for all cities and counties in California; however, in many jurisdictions in California the actual sales and use...

Checking for Use Tax this Holiday Season
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Many people are shopping online during the holidays because it’s convenient and it’s easy, but be sure to check those receipts: sometimes, online shoppers are not charged sales tax on their purchases. When that happens, it’s likely those shoppers owe use tax. Many of your friends, neighbors, and...

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The Acton Agua Dulce Arts Council is calling for entries for its upcoming “Endless Summer” exhibit at the TAADAA Art Gallery, located in Acton.
Acton Agua Dulce Arts Council Issues Call for Entries
Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence recently held a “Celebration of Everything,” its annual event appreciating the many volunteers who make such a difference in the lives of Santa Clarita Valley foster youth and celebrating 18 youth for education milestones.
FYI Holds Annual ‘Celebration of Everything’
Between Feb. 19 and Feb. 20 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health experienced a phishing attack in which a hacker was able to gain log-in credentials of 53 Public Health employees through a phishing email, compromising the personal information of more than 200,000 individuals.
Public Health Responds to Privacy Breach
As the Santa Clarita Valley officially welcome hot summer weather, the city of Santa Clarita, county of Los Angeles and public safety officials are urging residents to keep their families, pets and properties safe from wildfires this season.
June 21: Summer Fire Risks Highlighted at Safety Press Conference
The Fourth Annual Win Place Home Cabaret Fundraiser will be held Saturday, June 22 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Win Place Home, 16257 Lost Canyon Road, Canyon Country, CA, 91387.
June 22: Fourth Annual Win Place Home Cabaret Fundraiser
The city of Santa Clarita has announced a partial road closure for Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 on the Copper Hill bridge. The westbound lanes on the Copper Hill Bridge will be closed for temporary striping, demolition and construction.
June 15-16: Partial Road Closure Copper Hill Bridge
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Santa Clarita Valley Station is calling all motivated youth aged 14-20 to become a member of the LASD Sheriff Explorer Program.
LASD Sheriff Explorer Program is Open to Youth 14-20
The Valley Industry Association will present its annual VIA Bash 2024 with the theme "Color My World", Friday, Oct. 18 with cocktails beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA 91355.
Oct. 18: ‘Color My World’ VIA Bash 2024
The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency has announced it is serving free meals to students under the Seamless Summer Option now through Aug. 2.
SCV School Food Services Agency Offers Free Summer Meals
The Santa Clarita Artists Association’s Gallery will showcase a free reception of the art show, "Rhythm & Soul" which will be held on Saturday, June 22, 5-8 p.m. located at the SCAA Gallery, 22508 6th St., Old Town Newhall, 91321.
June 22: SCAA Gallery to Host ‘Rhythm & Soul’ Reception
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m., in City Hall's Council Chambers at 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
June 18: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
A new Vallarta Supermarkets headquarters location will open in the Santa Clarita Valley.
New Vallarta Supermarkets Office Headquarters in SCV
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
It is disturbing and unfortunate that children ages one to four have the highest drowning rate.
Marsha McLean | Dive into Water Safety!
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Public Outreach and Legislation Committee will hold a meeting Thursday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m., in the Engineering Services Section Boardroom, 26521 Summit Circle in Santa Clarita.
June 20: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
Nycote Laboratories Corporation, a leading provider of advanced coatings solutions, is proud to announce a significant expansion with the purchase of a modern detached industrial building in Santa Clarita.
Nycote Labs Expands Operations with New Santa Clarita Headquarters
SCV Water, with the help of consultant A&N Technical Services, is set to develop SCV Water’s first Water Use Efficiency Strategic Plan.
SCV Water Developing Efficiency Plan to Aid Conservation Goals
Fonder-Salari, a Santa Clarita-based construction management firm, and Beverly Hills Unified School District as the distinguished Owner, have been recognized for their exemplary leadership in the modernization of the historic El Rodeo Elementary School.
Santa Clarita-Based Construction Firm Honored for Leadership
The Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade Committee has extended the deadline to enter the parade to Wednesday, June 19. The committee is seeking entries from the commumity for the 92nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade.
June 19: Deadline to Enter SCV Fourth of July Parade
Dave Caldwell, the play-by-play voice of The Master's University athletic department for more than a decade and the school's sports information director for the last two, earned a significant distinction this month.
GSAC Names TMU’s Dave Caldwell Sports Information Director of the Year
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — California lawmakers on Thursday passed the state budget for fiscal year 2024-25, meeting a key legislative deadline after months of facing a massive deficit
California Lawmakers Pass $293 Billion Budget
LOS ANGELES (CN) — California’s insurance commissioner on Wednesday said his office is pushing forward with regulatory reform, pointing to new requirements he said will lead to more policies in wildfire-prone areas.
State Insurance Commissioner Reveals Changes for Wildfire-Prone Areas
Longtime California State University, Northridge lecturer and pioneering civil rights activist, the Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., has died, at the age of 95.
CSUN Remembers Lecturer, Civil Rights Icon James M. Lawson
California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday his school transparency measure, Senate Bill 1194 (SB 1194), was approved by the Assembly Education Committee.
Wilk’s Parent Council Transparency Bill Clears Education Committee
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