Around Town: City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Earth Arbor Day Festival

April 20, 2015

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On Saturday, April 11, the City of Santa Clarita held its annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, at Central Park.

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Thousands of residents throughout the day attended the festival and participated in a wide variety of fun activities while to learn how to stay green and keep the environment clean.

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There was also a recycled art gallery on display, as well as a cArt aRt contest that showcased resident’s artwork on recycling bins. The grand prize winner of the cArt aRt contest went to the ‘Recycling is Awesome’ art piece.

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A popular feature of the event is the free mulch and one gallon tree giveaways.

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For more information and to learn about future green friendly events, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Around Town: Santa Clarita Youth Sport’s Open Run Volleyball

April 20, 2015

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The Santa Clarita Youth Sports program recently added Volleyball to their Open Run program. Participants between the ages of 9 – 13 years old were able to come and play a protected, yet unstructured game of volleyball at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

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Nearly 100 people were in attendance to play or support participants. Everyone enjoyed this open court challenge format, which focused on developing volleyball skills and showcasing player talents.

For more information about the City’s Youth Sports Program, visit Santa-Clarita.com/YouthSports.

2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival At-a-Glance, Everything a Festival-Goer Should Know

April 17, 2015

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The 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, comes to Old Town Newhall this Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19. For continual updates from the festival, follow CowboyFestSC on Twitter and Facebook.com/CityofSantaClarita.

There are certain tips and information that may be helpful, especially for new festival attendees:

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TICKETS

Click to view interactive map.

Click to view interactive map.

DIRECTIONS/SHUTTLE SITE
  • The shuttle site is located at Railroad Avenue and 13th Street in the City of Santa Clarita.
  • The shuttle to William S. Hart Park is free and there is no on-site parking, so all attendees must park at the shuttle site.

From Interstate 5:

  • Exit Lyons Avenue, proceed east 2 miles
  • Turn left on Railroad Ave. & prepare for right turn.
  • Turn Right onto 13th St.
From State Route 14
  • Exit Newhall Avenue & stay to right on Railroad Ave
  • Turn Right onto 13th Street, cross RR tracks to shuttle site
  • Tickets can be purchased at the shuttle site. For a list of commonly asked questions click here.
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WHAT TO WEAR
  • We love to see our Festival patrons dress like the West!
  • Festival presenters suggest comfortable closed toed shoes.
  • Check the weather. While most performances are inside or under cover, much of the festival is open-air.
HOURS
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

FOOD & WATER

  • A variety of great food is available for purchase at the William S. Hart Park.
  • Bottled water is provided.

MISC

  • Guests are allowed to take pictures at the Festival.
  • Pets are not allowed on the property with the exception of Guide Dogs or Service Dogs.
  • Guns and knives, even if they’re decorative, are not allowed onto the property.
  • An ATM is available on site.
  • Beer and wine are available for purchase on site.
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LINKS (Click for more information).

Santa Clarita City Council Awards and Recognitions: April 14th

April 17, 2015

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At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Marsha McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council recognized SCV Sheriff Volunteers Samuel Goldstein and Stephen North for saving a residents life while on duty.

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The Council also recognized the College of the Canyons’ Cross Country Team for winning the CCCAA 2014 State Championship.

Around Town: City Installs High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting Banner on Golden Valley Road Bridge

April 16, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita recently installed a High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting banner on the Golden Valley Bridge over Soledad Canyon Road to get the word out about the upcoming emergency meeting happening on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Canyon High School Gymnasium.

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The City is asking residents to share their voice and convince the California High Speed Rail Authority to consider an alternate route to bypass Santa Clarita.

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The current proposed routes would devastate two local schools, a church and the Sand Canyon and Canyon Country Communities.

For more information about the High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting in Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clarita.com/HSR.

Head Down to Old Town Newhall for the ‘Country Throwdown’ Senses Block Party Tonight

April 16, 2015

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Get on your horse and ride down to the ‘Country Throwdown’ cowboy themed Senses block party happening tonight, April 16, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

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There will be fun activities, food trucks, cowboy themed drinks and a live musical performance by Dawson’s Gang at the event.

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Local businesses will offer discounts and specials throughout the night at the block party.

For more information about the Senses and future events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com.

Santa Clarita Residents Encouraged to Attend High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting on April 27

April 13, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita is encouraging community members to attend the High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting happening on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Canyon High School Gymnasium.

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The California High Speed Rail Authority Project is a high speed rail system that will connect from San Francisco to Los Angeles at speeds up to 200 miles an hour.

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The project is currently on track to ravage the Sand Canyon neighborhood, Sulphur Springs Community School, Pinecrest Elementary School and Church of the Canyons.

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The Santa Clarita City Council has taken a formal position in support of an East Corridor direct alignment as the desired preferred alternative, as such alignment will bypass the City of Santa Clarita.

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For more information on the California High Speed Rail project in Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clarita.com/HSR.

 

Around Town: Volunteers Help Make City’s Annual ‘Eggstravaganza’ Event Eggcelent

April 8, 2015

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On Saturday, April 4, more than 30 volunteers helped out at the City’s annual Eggstravaganza egg hunt event at Central Park.

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Before the egg hunt, 24 volunteers helped stuff thousands of eggs with donated gift certificates and goodies.

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At the event, seven volunteers helped by spreading the eggs over multiple fields at Central Park and helped monitor the fields during the egg hunt.

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Volunteers also helped spread more joy by assisting members of the Saugus Action Committee in handing out special prizes.

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For more information on volunteering in Santa Clarita, visit SantaClaritaVolunteers.com.

Around Town: New Shade Structure Over Begonias Lane Park Playground

April 7, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita recently installed a new shade structure over the playground at the Begonias Lane Park. The new addition will keep kids cool as they enjoy the park’s fun play equipment.

For more information about the City’s parks, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

Around Town: Volunteers Help Paint Fallen Warriors Memorial Bridge

April 6, 2015
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Before

On Saturday, March 28, more than 40 volunteers teamed up with City staff to begin the first phase of painting the Fallen Warriors Memorial Bridge.

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Volunteers painted more than 1/4 mile of embossed City tree artwork along the eastbound bridge walls and bike trail.

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The project is 30 percent completed and work will resume in early May.

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After

For more information about improvement projects throughout Santa Clarita, visit SantaClarita2020.com. To volunteer for future projects in Santa Clarita, visit SantaClaritaVolunteers.com.


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