Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials are hosting Wednesday the first of several informational meetings about our sewage treatment ahead of a deadline for what officials are calling a much-needed fee increase for state-mandated chloride facilities.
A Santa Clarita Valley superintendent praised a “historic” decision in the Vergara v. California trial regarding teacher tenure, which struck down portions of the state’s Education Code deemed unconstitutional.
College of the Canyons officials and plaintiffs in a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit reached confidential settlement terms early Tuesday morning, according to an official. Palmdale officials recently decided to attempt to take their CVRA lawsuit fight to the state’s Supreme Court, sfter a recent appellate court loss and an award for more than $3.5 million for the plaintiffs’ attorneys. The settlement by COC officials avoided a trial by the narrowest of margins, after an 11th hour meeting by the board authorized legal counsel to seek a settlement the day before trial was to begin last week.
A Valencia man facing a maximum of life in prison pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in connection to an alleged road-rage attack in Stevenson Ranch. Cory Allen Flenory, 27, is facing one count each of mayhem and vandalism over $400, and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. The case against Flenory also includes the allegation that he used the BB gun as a deadly weapon and that he has a 2005 felony conviction in Tulare for carjacking, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, according to Guy Shirley, deputy district attorney.
Emergency personnel are responding to a chemical spill on Interstate 5 near the Highway 126 interchange, officials said Tuesday. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies, California Highway Patrol officers and county Fire Department personnel have been on the scene since about 8:40 a.m. Traffic on Highway 126 is shut down in both directions, and there are multiple road closures, but I-5 remains open as officials work to clean up an acid spill. HazMat officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department are working on getting the road clear.