A Los Angeles Superior Court judge upheld cumulative voting as a remedy for a lawsuit against Santa Clarita claiming the city violated the California Voting Rights Act, officials said Monday. The suit claimed the city was in violation of the CVRA with its at-large elections that disenfranchised minority voters. After a settlement conference, the city and Shenkman & Hughes, the firm representing the plaintiffs, eventually came to terms.
A Castaic woman is in custody in connection with a stabbing murder in a quiet Castaic community, according to Sheriff’s Department records. A Castaic woman is in custody in connection with a stabbing murder in a quiet Castaic community, according to Sheriff’s Department records. An official with the Homicide Bureau of the Sheriff’s Department confirmed the death was a stabbing, and that it’s being investigated as a murder.
A group of Santa Clarita Valley residents who live near a landfill seeking permission from Los Angeles County to expand are asking county officials for more time and more bilingual support to consider the landfill’s expansion. The proposed Chiquita Canyon landfill expansion is undergoing the required public comment period, which is expected to end Sept. 23. The comment deadline has already been extended once, from its original date of Aug. 24.
After a flood of visitors trying to order her latest product online temporarily brought down her company’s website, Jen Gerard of Gerard Cosmetics thought she might have a hit. After both Gerard and her social media marketer went out to an event and ended up choosing the same shade of lipstick shortly after the launch, it validated her hunch, she said. “When you can create a product, especially a shade of something that reaches across the generations, then you know you’ve got something,” Gerard said, mentioning her latest lipstick, a shade inspired and backed by reality TV star Kylie Jenner of “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”