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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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Hart District Mapping Out Potential For Future Elections

Hart District Mapping Out Potential For Future Elections

Hart district officials released maps for what the junior high and high school district might look like in future elections, if they abandon at-large votes in favor of trustee areas. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. District maps were drawn by a firm selected by attorneys for the William S. Hart Union High School District, ...

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Auditors Continue Probe Of Einstein Academy Charter School Finances

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Almost one year after county officials requested an audit for Einstein Academy charter school, experts are still investigating “complaints alleging fiscal mismanagement,” officials said. In a letter dated Oct. 28, 2013, Los Angeles County Superintendent Arturo Delgado stated that a Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team would be requested to investigate the “extraordinary request.” “We consider this to be an extraordinary ...

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District Sued Over Canyon High Softball Field Before Complaint

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 A Golden Valley softball player hurt last April filed a lawsuit about a Canyon High softball field about six months before officials were accused of gender inequity regarding the school’s baseball and softball facilities, according to court documents. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. A lawsuit filed Jan. 3 alleges the William S. Hart Union High School ...

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Judge Asks Einstein Academy To Seek New Approval For Charter

A judge overturned a charter school approval Thursday, while the court gave Einstein Academy another chance to get its charter petition

Ed. note: This is a breaking story and more information will be posted as it becomes available. A judge Thursday ordered Einstein Academy to seek a new charter petition from the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District, officials said. Officials on both sides claimed a win, with both Newhall School District and Einstein Academy officials happy with the move. “We ...

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against City, Teen Drivers Due Back

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A lawsuit claiming two Canyon Country men and the city are liable for a Santa Clarita teen’s wrongful death in an alleged 2012 street race is due back in court in December, officials said. Dakota Demott was killed the night of Jan. 10, 2012, when Demott and Colt Doherty were traveling in a Ford Mustang at a high rate of ...

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Court OKs Cumulative Voting For Santa Clarita Elections

Court OKs Cumulative Voting For Santa Clarita Elections

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge upheld cumulative voting as a remedy for a lawsuit against Santa Clarita claiming the city violated the California Voting Rights Act, officials said Monday. The suit claimed the city was in violation of the CVRA with its at-large elections that disenfranchised minority voters. After a settlement conference, the city and Shenkman & Hughes, the firm representing the plaintiffs, eventually came to terms.

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Tony Alamo Victims’ Lawyer To Seek Sierra Highway Land

Tony Alamo Victims' Lawyer To Seek Sierra Highway Land

A Texarkana lawyer seeking compensation for the victims of a pastor convicted of sex crimes against children said he’ll likely be seeking Tony Alamo’s Santa Clarita Valley properties in October. In the meantime, followers at Tony Alamo's Santa Clarita Valley properties on Sierra Highway continue to carry on the church in the name of Alamo. Santa Clarita Valley parking lots are still peppered with flyers about his ministry. Attorney W. David Carter said he’s been litigating properties for the victims of Alamo, whose real name is Bernie Lazar Hoffman, for nearly five years.

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Pasadena School District Sues Acton-Agua Dulce Over Charter Schools

Pasadena School District Sues Acton-Agua Dulce Over Charter Schools

Pasadena school district officials, following the lead of a Santa Clarita Valley school district, is suing the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District over charter school approvals, Pasadena Unified officials said Wednesday. “We want to make sure that families considering enrolling their children at SCALE Academy know that the school is being sued,” said Scott Phelps, PUSD school board president. “There is a real possibility that SCALE Academy will be shut down by the court for illegally operating outside of AADUSD and within Pasadena Unified boundaries.” The school flatly denied any wrongdoing in a statement from Lawrence Wynder, director for SCALE Academy.

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