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Finance Director Nick Kimball Promoted to City Manager

One week after firing its city manager, the San Fernando City Council unanimously appointed Finance Director Nick Kimball to the position.  Kimball had previously served as city manager on an interim basis. The permanent appointment was announced at the council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Kimball was previously offered the position prior to the last […]

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San Fernando Council Introduces New Member, Purchases New City Service Vehicles

San Fernando’s newest councilmember, Hector Pacheco, sat in on his first meeting on Monday, Jan 7. Pacheco, 32, an entertainment industry lawyer and fourth-generation San Fernando resident, won his council seat this past election by running on then-mayor Sylvia Ballin’s ticket, and receiving more votes than two sitting city commissioners and a former councilmember running […]

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San Fernando To Sponsor Record Expungement Clinic For Cannabis, Nonviolent Crimes

With the recent passage of California legislation, including the legalization of marijuana, more than half a million Los Angeles County residents qualify to have their criminal records reduced or expunged. That is why the City of San Fernando has agreed to partner with Angeles Emeralds — a cannabis advocacy nonprofit that hosts educational tours for […]

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City of San Fernando Voters Elect A New Councilmember and Say Yes to Measure A

San Fernando voters have elected a new council representative. Hector Pacheco will join two incumbents, Mayor Sylvia Ballin and Vice Mayor Antonio Lopez who have been re-elected to serve a third term. Councilmember Jaime Soto, who was also up for re-election, did not win another term. Pacheco’s win was a surprise to Lopez’s camp, which […]

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Election 2018 Can Determine Local City Development, Nightlife And Consumption In The City Of San Fernando

Election day is next week, and if you live in this small townand care about ice cream trucks, marijuana, the renaming of Maclay Ave, the city coffers, and San Fernando nightlife, then you better cast your vote. On top of voting for a tax extension (Measure A), which city officials are relying as an economic […]

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Sueños de Oro: A Treasure in The City of San Fernando

At the beginning of this year a group of musicians, all senior citizens, went to the San Fernando Mission Cemetery to bid farewell to Isabel Mejía, or “Chabelita,” as she was known. They carried several instruments — guitars, mandolins, and jaranas — and when they arrived at Chabelita’s final resting place they began to play. […]

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Fernandeño Tataviam Seeks to Rename Maclay Avenue

Santa Clarita resident Caroline Ward Holland walked nearly 800 miles to each of California’s 21 missions exactly three years ago to honor her ancestors and raise awareness of the brutal role those institutions had in the subjugation of the indigenous people after the missions’ founder, Junipero Serra, was canonized by Pope Francis. On Monday, Oct. […]

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Council Campaigning Is On — Councilman Soto calls for Termination of City Attorney Contract

City of San Fernando Councilmember Jaime Soto accused City Attorney Rick Olivarez of “malicious political targeting” and “chicanery” during the council meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, and called for his immediate removal.  Taking time during public comment, Soto stepped down from the dais and addressed his fellow council members, saying the city attorney has engaged […]

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San Fernando Lowers City Property Tax Rate for a Fifth Consecutive Year

The City of San Fernando has lowered its property tax rate for the fifth year in a row, according to Finance Director Nick Kimball.     At the city council’s Aug. 20 meeting, Kimball presented a report on the city’s obligation to its employees’ and retirees’ pensions plan, which is partly funded by property taxes. According […]