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Santa Clarita Valley

    Circle Of Hope Offers Dozens Of Wines For Vine 2 Wine Event

    Circle of Hope’s 13th annual Vine 2 Wine Classic officials posted a list of some of the wines offered at the Santa Clarita Valley’s premiere wine event, which will accompany dozens of beers and food offerings, event organizers said. CalArts’ campus is transforming into the place to be from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, said Ray Tippet, executive director for the Circle of Hope. On the Circle of Hope’s Facebook page, the nonprofit’s volunteers gave a sneak peak at a few of the vineyards offering unlimited tastings as part of the $75 presale or $95 at the gate ticket, including: Opolo Vineyards; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines; Aqua Dulce Winery;Bridlewood Estate Winery; Clayhouse Wines; Dry Creek Vineyard; Eberle Winery; Francoli USA; Golden Star Vineyards & Winery; Hug Cellars; J&J Cellars; Kiamie Wine Cellars; Champagne Lanson; Lucy Wines; Rob Murray Vineyards; Nuggucciet Cellars; Nadeau Family Vintners; Pulchella Winery and Tasting Room; Quady Winery; Reyes Winery; Riverstar Vineyards; Shannon Ridge Winery; Tolo Cellars; Tackitt Family Vineyards; and William Hill Estate Winery.

    Santa Clarita Valley Deputies Seek Owners Of Recovered Stolen Property

    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are hoping to find the rightful owners of property recovered as a result of a burglary investigation, officials said. Parks Bureau deputies with the Sheriff’s Department arrested Cortez on suspicion he forced his way into the residence that was occupied by an acquaintance of his. Once inside the residence, Cortez allegedly stole power tools, two cellphones, a GPS unit and a Nintendo Gameboy, officials said.

    County System Can't Handle Cumulative Voting, Local November Elections

    Despite Santa Clarita Valley governing boards’ approval of election changes in response to California Voting Rights Act concerns, an outdated county system won’t be able to handle the changes for at least another four years, officials said. “Our current voting system both the devices we use at the polls and, more importantly, the tabulations system we use... can not run a cumulative voting system,” said Efrain Escobedo, governmental and legislative affairs manager for the Los Angeles County’s Registrar-Recorder’s Office. “It’s just the limitations of the technology,” he said, referring to a voting system created in the late 1960s.

    Water Expert Talks Bay Delta Conservation Plan With SCV Residents

    Santa Clarita Valley residents and community leaders heard a presentation on a $13 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    Santa Clarita Valley Deputies Investigating Stevenson Ranch Burglaries

    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating a series of burglary reports, including an attempted hot prowl burglary, in the Stevenson Ranch area, officials said Friday. Two suspects attempted to break into a residence Wednesday on the 24700 block of Laurelcrest Lane, in unincorporated Los Angeles County, through a rear sliding glass window, according to Sheriff’s Station reports. “We’ve stepped up patrols in response and the zone leader for that area, Deputy Jeremy Carr, has been working with residents and Sheriff’s Station detectives to help identify and arrest the suspects,” said Sheriff’s Station deputy Josh Dubin of the Crime Prevention Unit. “We’ve been actively patrolling and we have detectives who are actively investigating the incidents.

    Hart Board Votes 4-1 To Change Election System For High School District

    Hart district officials changed their elections with a 4-1 vote Wednesday, following a discussion at the Santa Clarita Valley high school district’s governing board meeting. The change wasn’t a popular choice among board members, but it provided them with a “safe harbor” from a potential lawsuit, said Hart district governing board President Steve Sturgeon. “All five board members basically testified last night that we should be able to vote at large -- it gives an opportunity for the entire population to choose who their representatives are,” Sturgeon said. “So this becomes a little more exclusive to an area, which was the intent, and we’ll see how it works.”

    Santa Clarita Valley Teens Allegedly Post Nude Twitter Pics Of Underage Students

    Sheriff’s Department officials are investigating a series of Twitter accounts reporting to post naked pictures of Santa Clarita Valley high school girls, an official said Wednesday. Known as SCV_Purge, the account posted nearly two dozen photos Wednesday night, with posts including pictures with captions identifying Santa Clarita Valley high school students. The case is being investigated by the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said Sgt. Bryan Hudson.

    Santa Clarita Woman Drops Explosive Off At Sheriff's Station

    Deputies with the Sheriff's Department's Arson and Explosives Unit responded to a small explosive turned into the Sheriff's Station by a Santa Clarita resident Wednesday.

    Santa Clarita Deputies Seize Spice In Castaic, Saugus Headshop Operation

    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies seized more than 1,500 packets of alleged “spice,” or illegal synthetic marijuana, and issued two citations as the result of an investigation into four Santa Clarita Valley tobacco and head shops, officials said Wednesday.

    Historic Newhall Schoolhouse Left Off Santa Clarita Historic List, Razed

    A Santa Clarita official said no City Council action or Planning Commission approval was necessary to save a 101-year-old schoolhouse in Newhall