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UPDATE: Court Upholds Cumulative Voting In Santa Clarita Lawsuit

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Updates with quote from city attorney A superior court judge again upheld the legality of cumulative voting, which was questioned in a statement by city of Santa Clarita attorneys. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The move led to speculation in open court Monday that a new lawsuit challenging the legality of cumulative voting ...

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Santa Clarita Woman Accused Of Starving Horses

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A Santa Clarita woman is being charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty due to the “starvation of several horses in Leona Valley,” according to the District Attorney’s Office. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Aron Emily Jacques, 33, of Santa Clarita, is facing nine charges Wednesday in court in connection with starving ...

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Juvenile Hall Therapist Charged For Alleged Sexual Misconduct

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A former North Los Angeles County juvenile hall therapist pleaded not guilty Monday, after being ordered to stand trial for sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old boy, officials said. Ana Patricia Moennich, 37,  faces charges of one felony count each of contact with minor for sexual offense and oral copulation of a person under 18, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s ...

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Valencia Sex Offender Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

Valencia Sex Offender Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

Convicted sex offender Yale Yurman was sentenced to 12 years in state prison Wednesday after pleading no contest to one count of annoying a child under the age of 18 with a prior sex crime conviction, said Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Yurman, 71, of Valencia, was accused of following Santa Clarita Valley children ...

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Santa Clarita Teen Gets 45 Days, Serves 3 For Theft Charges

Santa Clarita Teen Gets 45 Days, Serves 3 For Theft Charges

A Santa Clarita teen received a 45-day jail sentence for petty theft Friday, after requesting a trial on two charges for a Walmart burglary and losing the case. Joseph Munoz, 19, of Canyon Country, was accused of going into the Walmart on Carl Boyer Drive with the intent to steal. “He was found guilty on two counts -- petty theft and second degree commercial burglary,” said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. “Both (charges) are misdemeanors, and in both, the victim is Walmart.”

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