While Los Angeles County Probation Department officials Tuesday praised the the local response to AB 109, many still question the policy as a matter of public safety almost three years after its implementation.
A group of “Utopians” are inviting Santa Clarita Valley residents to take part in their event this weekend called The Utopian Experience at a Sand Canyon movie ranch, according to a member of the show. The producers of “Utopia” -- a show that airs weekly on Fox, or can be viewed constantly via a live online stream -- places 15 Americans in an environment created on the 400-acre Sable Ranch facility created specifically for the show. The idea is to have the 15 people the show is calling “pioneers” shape their own world, and in order to do that, they need to raise funds, said Kristen, who’s been living in “Utopia” for almost two weeks.
Los Angeles County Office of Education officials released a report recently detailing financial concerns with the Acton Agua-Dulce Unified School District. A LACOE report from the county’s Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team notes the district is in financial distress due to declining enrollments and a loss of students, which AADUSD officials have known for years.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies Monday investigated a second report of indecent exposure in Newhall. It was the second report near Newhall Elementary, which is also near a Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club clubhouse, Placerita Junior High School and Hart High School. A similar incident.
A Castaic Middle School teacher is receiving a lesson in paying it forward while recovering from a kidney transplant, grateful for the support of family members, and his “second family,” he said Thursday. The latter is how Ro Osano, 54, identifies with his co-workers at the Castaic Union School District. Osano also loves his job teaching in the 2,565-student, kindergarten-to-eighth-grade school district, clearly, and since he was diagnosed with kidney failure about two and a half years ago, both families have really come through for him, he said.