Need Help With Your Homework? The Santa Clarita Public Library Has Tools You Can Use:VIDEO

July 22, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita takes a look at the Santa Clarita Public Libraries homework help offered online through the library’s website. Take a few minutes to learn more about how the program can help you and your kids this fall.

For more information about the Santa Clarita Public Library, visit .

Enjoy the Beach Life at the City’s ‘Summer Bash’ Street Party Happening in Canyon Country July 25

July 21, 2014

Summer Bash Surf

The Summer Bash beach party will make a splash on Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in a new Canyon Country location at Luther Driver between Soledad Canyon Road and Mandan Street.

The free Summer Bash event will feature 75 tons of sand flooding the streets and California rock n’ roll music filling the air.

Summer Bash Family

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from a delicious selection of food trucks, including A Rockin’ Ice, The Surfer Taco, Tornado Potato and Cousins Maine Lobster, as well as local eateries.

Summer Bash Beach Ball

Attendees can bop to classic beach tunes as they build sandcastles, pose with lifeguards and experience a variety of activities, including mechanical shark rides, inflatable slides and more.

The Santa Clarita Public Library will also be on site with the finale of the “Paws to Read” Summer Reading program. This will include: crafts for kids, prize drawings, games and more.


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For more information on the City of Santa Clarita’s 2014 Summer Bash event, contact the City’s Arts and Event Office at (661) 250-3787 or visit .

Santa Clarita Public Library Launches New Kid’s Space Website

July 21, 2014
Kids' Space LIbrary website

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The Santa Clarita Public Library launched a new Kids’ Space website,, a fun, learning-inspired resource uniquely designed to meet the needs of students, teachers and parents.

Story Time Valencia Library

The Kid’s Space website is a digital platform providing current Library resources and information that is user-friendly for parents of babies and toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school-age kids, home school families and teachers.


Students and educators can easily navigate the new site to find valuable information, including reading lists, databases and websites for homework, games, events at each Library branch, catalogs and much more.  The site also includes more reading lists for children of all ages that are linked to the Santa Clarita Public Library’s catalog, which was something parents requested.

kids library website blog

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Users can also stay connected to all Santa Clarita Public Library happenings, including events and programming, important notifications, and educational tips using the website’s Blog.

For more information about the “Kids’ Space” website, please contact Santa Clarita Public Library Youth Services Coordinator Kelly Behle at or visit .

Canyon Country Community Center Offers a Variety of Summer Programs for Everyone

July 18, 2014



The month of July marks a year and half since the Canyon Country Community Center opened its doors.  In 2013, the Center had a total of 2,907 participants and in June 2014, the total number of participants was 3,987, an overall increase of 27% in participation thus far.


For adults and seniors, popular programming is being offered such as board game nights, bridge and bingo nights, an evening of exercise with dance instructor is also available.


The Summer Blast program for children offers sign language, conversational Japanese,writing and producing a film, and even a “Chopped” food competition.

Canyon COuntry Community Center Sign CCCC

For more information about programs, events, and activities, visit

‘Rockabilly’ Themed Block Party Tonight at ‘Senses on Main’ in Old Town Newhall

July 17, 2014

Senses Rockabilly

Tonight, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., guys and dolls are invited to relive the days of retro music, hot rods and pin-up girls at the Rockabilly themed SENSES event on Main Street.

The evening will start with the Rockabilly band, Hard Six and continue the night with the music of Three Bad Jacks.

senses drinks guys

This free event will also feature street performers and gourmet food trucks, including Baby’s Badass BurgersThe Grilled Cheese Truck, and The Greasy Wiener, or grab a drink at the bar on Main Street.

Thursdays at Newhall Parking 2014

For more information about the 2014 Thursdays @ Newhall events, please contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787 or visit  

Suzanne Harper Performing this Saturday at City’s Concerts in the Park Series

July 16, 2014


On Saturday, July 19, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by Suzanne Harper.


All City Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot.  Admission is free to the public.

Residents interested in claiming parking space ahead of time can have the opportunity to purchase back stage parking passes for $20 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of their concert. There is a limited number on back stage parking passes, available on a first come-first serve.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit

The Summer Party Continues at the Newhall Community Center

July 16, 2014

Show and tell with the Placerita Nature Club.

With Summer half way done, there are still plenty of fun and exciting activities offered at the Newhall Community Center.


Outdoor activities include fun games with the Mega Hoop.

The Newhall Community Center offers youth ages 5 to 17 an array of  activities ranging from themed musical weeks, fun arts and crafts, educational presentations, water games, field trips and other family friendly events.


The Community Center has over 300 children enrolled in the 5-12 year old program, and well over 50 teens signed up to take part of fun activities throughout the summer.


Dance classes for all ages.

For more information about programming and activities at the Newhall Community Center, visit

Santa Clarita Billboard Ballot Measure Website Now Live

July 15, 2014
Billboard Ballet Website

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Click here to go to the Santa Clarita Billboard Ballot Measure website.

Santa Clarita Business Minute Spotlights Creative Graphic Services: VIDEO

July 15, 2014

In the latest edition of the Santa Clarita Business Minutes the City takes a look at Creative Graphic Services which specializes in large format business and event printing for major studios, national sports leagues and some of the world’s biggest names in business. Vice President and COO Jim Niner describes the company’s evolution into the graphics industry and talks about some of the advantages of doing business in a community that supports local business, while also offering an unparalleled quality of life for employees.

The Santa Clarita Business Minute provides a quick snapshot of innovative, Santa Clarita-based companies making headlines in town and across the globe.  Check out previous segments and tell us what you think of the Business Minute on Twitter or Facebook using #SantaClarita.

Around Town: City Plays Host to International Visitors

July 15, 2014


The City of Santa Clarita recently hosted two different groups of international students. Last Wednesday, Councilmember Dante Acosta gave a tour of City Hall to a group of international students, pictured above, students also were greeted by City Manager Ken Striplin and Assistant City Manager Frank Oviedo.


Students from Russia and Finland had a chance to take a look at the City’s traffic control room.



Then on Friday, July 11, City Manager Striplin and Assistant City Manager Oviedo met with students from Mexico and explained how local government works.





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