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    Hart District Superintendent Makes Statement On Election Changes

    Hart district Superintendent Rob Challinor sent a message to the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, saying while the district is changing to area-based elections, “It will not alter the way the district is governed.” Hart district officials decided to move to districts with a 4-1 vote July 16 because the change provided officials with a “safe harbor” from a potential lawsuit, said Hart district governing board President Steve Sturgeon. “The CVRA has promoted a great deal of legal action and policy discussion throughout the state,” Challinor said. “The Hart board took this proactive step to avoid a potential legal challenge and to honor the law’s intention, which is to ensure that minority groups are not denied the opportunity to elect candidates and/or pass measures of their choice.”

    Chiquita Canyon's Val Verde Landfill Plan To Be Discussed In Castaic

    Chiquita Canyon landfill expansion plans will be discussed Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex, giving Santa Clarita Valley residents having a chance to express concern or support for the proposed expansion landfill’s project. The landfill's proposal, which would double the waste footprint of the facility, has come under criticism from Val Verde residents living near the dump. One Val Verde association claimed dozens have complained, and another group considered the landfill “a good neighbor.”

    Valencia Sex Offender Takes 12-Year Plea Deal In Child Annoyance Case

    A Valencia sex offender facing the possibility of life in prison if convicted took a last-minute plea deal, the prosecutor said Thursday.


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    Santa Clarita Valley’s LARC Ranch Gets $500k Gift For Water Shortage

    LARC Ranch, one of the Santa Clarita Valley’s longest serving nonprofits received a “beautiful” gift of $500,000 from the Annenberg Foundation, which will help the nonprofit maintain its water supply.

    Santa Clarita Detectives Investigating Burglary, Vandalism At Pinetree

    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating a July 22 report of vandalism and burglary at Pinetree Community Elementary School, officials said Wednesday. Six iPads were taken, a set of master keys was stolen and several doors were vandalized, according to Lynn David, assistant superintendent of business services for the Sulphur Springs School District. “The break-in was in the early morning hours,” David said. “It was discovered when our custodian came on campus -- and then he reported it to district personnel and law enforcement.”

    Trial Underway For Valencia Sex Offender Accused Of Child Annoyance

    Trial is underway Wednesday in the case of a Valencia man facing life due to child annoyance charges. Jury selection started today for Yale Yurman, 71, a registered sex offender arrested for child annoyance allegations at three different locations in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to officials. Testimony is expected to begin Friday, officials said. He faces a maximum of life in prison if convicted of the charges.

    CHP Seeking Accreditation From CALEA For Communication Operations

    California Highway Patrol officials are seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, for their communications operations. “The communication centers are the front lines of public safety and service, our dispatchers working in these facilities are fielding the vast majority of wireless 9-1-1 calls in the state,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “The accreditation process for our communications unit is another excellent opportunity for the public to provide feedback about our operations as we continue to promote transparency and accountability while striving to improve our organization.”

    Snakes On A Plane Writer Arrested On Santa Clarita Walmart Theft Charge

    A Hollywood screenwriter credited with “Snakes on a Plane” was arrested Monday night in Canyon Country on a burglary charge at a Walmart in Santa Clarita, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.

    Santa Clarita Supports SCV Food Pantry For 6th Annual Food Drive

    The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry is in the midst of its sixth annual summer food drive, and officials are asking the community to help residents in need.

    Santa Clarita Valley Deputies Arrest 2 On Drug-Related Charges

    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies made two drug-related arrests Monday night -- one in Castaic and another in Canyon Country, officials said. “Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are always trying to be proactive while on patrol, and we always appreciate the help of residents in the community we serve when it comes to crime prevention,” said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Sheriff’s Station’s Crime Prevention Unit. Responding to Santa Clarita residents’ concern about parking lot loitering near a Castaic apartment building, two deputies contacted a transient near the 27500 block of Violin Canyon Road around 9:15 p.m.