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Santa Clarita Valley

    Valencia Country Club Sold As Part Of $320M, 48-Property Deal

    The Valencia Country Club is being sold as part of a $320 million, 48-property deal between the Santa Clarita Valley facility’s owner, CNL Lifestyle Properties, with CF Arcis X LLC, a Delaware-based corporation. CNL Lifestyle Properties, owner of the Valencia Country Club, is planning to sell all 48 properties in the company’s portfolio of golf assets, according to records available online. All official inquiries were referred to an SEC filing, because the deal has not been finalized -- but both sides have agreed to terms, said Gary Rosmarin, vice president of asset management for CNL Financial Group, which owns the Santa Clarita Valley country club.

    Woman Pleads To Child Endangerment After Child Left In Car

    A Frazier Park woman pleaded no contest Tuesday to a child endangerment charge, after Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies found a 9-month-old girl left alone in a car

    Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Discusses Sewer Rate Increase

    Santa Clarita Valley sewage officials formally introduced a rate hike Monday of $16 each year for the next six years in order to pay for a state-mandated chloride-compliance plan. “The goal has been to protect the Santa Clarita Valley ratepayer from substantial fines,” said Grace Chan, chief engineer for the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District. The move ended the state’s Proposition 218 hearing process necessary for a rate change, which is expected to be approved at a Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District meeting next Monday at Santa Clarita City Hall.

    SCV Sanitation District Officials To Host City Hall Meeting Tonight

    Facing a fast-approaching deadline for chloride compliance, Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials are hosting a public hearing Monday night at Santa Clarita City Hall. The 6 p.m meeting is a culmination of months of public outreach by officials seeking feedback on their plan to raise rates to pay for state-mandated chloride treatment. The SCV Sanitation District, which is responsible for the treatment of the local wastewater, proposed fee increases of approximately $17 per year over the next six years, said Dave Bruns, assistant head of financial management for the Sanitation Districts.

    Assembly Education Committee Approves Santa Clarita Valley Charter School Bill

    Santa Clarita Valley officials addressing what Senate Bill 1263 supporters call a “loophole” in charter school law garnered a victory Wednesday with in the bill’s passage in the Assembly Education Committee. Opponents of the bill called it an unnecessary statewide reaction to “a neighborhood brawl” in the Santa Clarita Valley during a committee hearing in Sacramento this week. The bill authored by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, is a response to Santa Clarita Valley superintendents seeking to stop the alleged “shopping” of charter school petitions to the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District’s governing board.

    Stevenson Ranch Woman Pleads No Contest In Fatal DUI Crash

    A Stevenson Ranch woman arrested in connection with a fatal DUI crash that killed a Lake View Terrace man could receive up to four years in state prison when she's sentenced next month. Suzette L. Crockett, 46, of Stevenson Ranch, was booked Aug. 11 on a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Under the terms of her plea deal, the sentence is up to a judge, and there’s a 48-month maximum on the amount of time she could be sentenced to in state prison, said Emily Cole, the deputy district attorney in charge of the case’s prosecution.

    State Tax Officials: Lower Gas Tax Not Likely To Improve Gas Price

    The state’s Board of Equalization announced a July 1 drop in the excise tax on gas, but that does not guarantee gasoline prices will be lowered.


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    State Announces New Tax Rule Meant To Help Food Truck Vendors

    California tax officials are looking to streamline the lunchtime rush for food-truck feasts with a new rule July 1. “As the food-truck industry continues to motor its way into the mainstream, the California State Board of Equalization is serving up an amended regulation that’ll make it that much easier for Californians to enjoy the culinary creations being borne out of this ever-growing industry,” according to BOE officials in a news release. The new rule really is meant to streamline things for vendors, but customers might find things easier, an official said.

    Attempted Murder Charge Dismissed Against Canyon Country Woman

    A judge dismissed the case against a Canyon Country woman who was arrested for attempted murder in connection with a man who was stabbed outside the Canyon Crest apartment complex. Sara McConahay, 27, of Canyon Country, was released from custody Tuesday and the attempted murder charge against her was dismissed. “The charges (against McConahay) were completely dismissed,” said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. “I don’t see an amended complaint.”

    Judge Finds For Saugus Union In Effort To Oust Stephen Winkler

    Stephen Winkler is no longer on the Saugus Union School District governing board, according to a default judgment issued Monday in Los Angeles. Saugus Union School District officials have sought to remove Winkler for more than a year, after his seat was vacated with a 4-1 vote last June. “(Winkler), having been regularly served with process and having failed to appear and answer the verified complaint in quo warranto filed herein... it is ordered, ajudged and decreed... the defendant has usurped, intruded into, and unlawfully held and exercised the office of trustee.”