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Water Merger Bill: No Say, No Way
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Senate Bill 634 and its new amendments make a hodgepodge of changes that will have potentially detrimental and unforeseen consequences for California Water Law and LAFCO (local government agency formation) law. These changes are made to legitimize the questionable acquisition of Valencia Water Co., a...

‘Enron Accounting’ at CLWA?
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

As everyone probably knows, Enron was an energy company that collapsed at the end of 2001 after it was revealed that its reported financial condition was really just creative accounting, over-stating profits and hiding liabilities in off-book maneuvers. According to Wikipedia, “Enron has since become...

Murky Water Politics
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Are you one of the Newhall Water customers who got a deceptive postcard in the mail asking you how your water district should be eliminated, three board members, districts, etc., multiple choice? Of course the post card had no space for “no merger; we like our voter-elected district.” Because that...

$200 to Pass Go
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

There’s an old journalist’s trick used by every reporter at one time or another to track down information from public agencies. It’s called a Public Records Act request. A public record request is a formal request for information based on the California Public Records Act, approved by the Legislature...

Storli Upsets Mercado-Fortine on Hart Board; Other Incumbents Win
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015

Linda Storli Santa Clarita Valley voters made a change Tuesday when they retired longtime Hart School Board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine and replaced her with first-time challenger Linda Storli-Koontz. With all precincts reporting, Storli-Koontz garnered 1,193 votes (56.65 percent) to Mercado-Fortine’s...

Candidates Spar in Newhall Water Board Forum
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015

The four candidates who are vying for two seats on the Newhall County Water Board faced off Saturday in a forum hosted by KHTS AM-1220, SCVTV, The Signal and COC Cougar News. The forum will be televised beginning this week and will run through the Nov. 3 election on SCVTV (Time Warner Channel 20, AT&T...

SCOPE Appeals CLWA Takeover of Valencia Water
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It’s not so much a matter of what “is” is. It’s more a question of what “or” means. Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment isn’t satisfied with a court ruling that cleared the way for the Castaic Lake Water Agency to own and operate the Valencia Water Co. SCOPE filed...

Planners Say Yes to Habitat Housing for Veterans
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013

The Habitat for Humanity people will have to dig some holes in the ground first – but at a discounted cost of less than $5,000, that’s not a big deal when you’re talking about building 87 affordable homes for returning military veterans and their families. The Santa Clarita Planning...

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