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Santa Clarita Valley

    Former Church Worker Accused Of Sexual Assault Due Back In Court

    A Santa Clarita man who was accused of six counts of sexual assault for alleged crimes in St. Louis, Mo., is due back in court next month, a court official said. A settlement conference is set to discuss a number of aspects regarding the case. No mention of a plea deal has been discussed, the court official said.

    Newhall School District Looking At Moving Elections, Cumulative Voting

    Newhall School District governing board members directed Superintendent Marc Winger to “investigate the process of initiating a change to cumulative voting and even-year elections in order to address potential concerns under the California Voting Rights Act,” an official said Tuesday. The election change was approved at the governing board’s meeting in response to the district’s monitoring of recent CVRA lawsuits in the area, according to district officials. The Newhall School District will change its elections “assuming recent settlement agreements initiating the transition to cumulative voting and even year elections are held to be legally valid,” according to officials.

    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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