Santa Clarita City Council Awards and Recognitions: October 14th

October 22, 2014


On Tuesday, October 14 Santa Clarita City Council meeting, Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council proclaimed the month of October to be Hispanic Heritage Month.


The City Council also recognized the Santa Clarita Friends of the Library Volunteers and also proclaimed that last week was the National Friends of Libraries Week.

Santa Clarita WorkSource Center to Host Correctional Peace Officers Recruitment October 30

October 22, 2014
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is partnering with the California Department of Correctional and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to host a Correctional Peace Officers recruitment on Thursday, October 30, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, located at the College of the Canyons’ University Center in Suite 250.

WorkSource Center Front Counter

The free recruitment will identify cadidates to fill 6,000 available positions over the next three years. Correctional Peace Officers for the CDCR receive excellent benefits including a paid 16-week training academy with a $3,050 monthly salary. Upon completing the academy, officers can earn from $3,774 to $6,389 monthly.


The position is suited to individuals seeking a career in corretions and rehabilitation. Qualified applicants must be U.S. Citizens, have a U.S. High School diploma or GED, and be at least 21 years of age.

Interested candidates must register for the free recrtuiment by calling the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at 661-799-WORK (9675). For more information about the careers offered, visit

City Acquires Gateway Ranch Open Space, Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to be held October 29

October 22, 2014


The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, will host a ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, October 29 at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the City’s acquisition and protection of Gateway Ranch. Attendees may park at Newhall Church of the Nazarene, located at 23857 The Old Road, to board a free shuttle to the event. All interested in attending must RSVP by Monday, October 27.


Gateway Ranch is a 302-acre property located on the northern half of Las Lomas in the Newhall Pass. Once planned for a major housing development, the land is now part of the City’s Open Space Preservation District and protected from development indefinitely.


The grand opening will begin with refreshments at 1:30 p.m., followed by an official dedication and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m., and will culminate with a brief guided hike led by City staff at 2:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP for the Gateway Ranch grand opening, contact Vannessa Siria with the Trust for Public Land at or (323) 223-0441. For additional details about the Gateway Ranch property, contact Barbara Blankenship, Open Space Acquisition Specialist for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 286-4046.

Dodge Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls at Halloween Adult Dodgeball Tournament October 25

October 21, 2014
Adult Dodgeball Halloween Edition Flyer

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Registration is still available for residents to sign up for the City’s free Dodgeball Tournament, which will be held this Saturday, October 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex. Adults (16+ yrs) can dress up and form teams of 6 players per team with 3 games guaranteed at the tournament.

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DFYIT “Dodge Drugs” Tournament

Online registration is still available. Community members can sign up to enter the tournament by searching the keyword “dodgeball” in the City’s Rec 1 registration system.

For more information about the City’s Dodgeball Tournament or to register a team, contact the Adults Sports Office at (661) 290-2240 or

Los Angeles County to Host Free Local Flu Vaccinations Clinics Tomorrow

October 21, 2014

Newhall Community Center

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, will provide FREE flu vaccinations on Wednesday, October 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Val Verde Park, and on Tuesday, November 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center.

Free Flu Clinic

Inoculations will be available while supplies last, so residents are encouraged to arrive early.

Each year, the City of Santa Clarita partners with the L.A. County Department of Public Health to offer complimentary inoculations to help safeguard residents from seasonal flu symptoms.

Flu CLinic

Residents with severe egg allergies or those who feel sick on the day of the clinic are encouraged to check with their doctor before being vaccinated.

Flu vaccines will be provided free of charge and are recommended to anyone six months of age and older, including healthy adults.

For more information, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at (818) 487-0063.

Santa Clarita to Return as Host City for Amgen Tour of California in 2015 for Seventh Time

October 20, 2014

Santa Clarita will return as host City for the 2015 Amgen Tour of Califorinia on Thursday, May 14, as the iconic race celebrates its 10th anniversiary. While details of the route have not been released yet, Santa Clarita will host the Stage 5 Finish, which riders leaving earlier in the day from Santa Barbara. Full details, including the locations of other host cities can be seen here.

Details of the Amgen Tour of Amgen Tour of California were announced earlier today.

Details of the Amgen Tour of Amgen Tour of California were announced earlier today.

The world famous cycling race will begin in Sacramento on May 10 and travel down the State for eight days finishing in Pasadena on May 17. This year the Women’s Race has been expanded to four days for the first time ever. Cyclists will travel nearly 700 miles through some of California’s most iconic scenery.


2014 Santa Clarita State of the City: VIDEO

October 16, 2014

Earlier today, Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council held the annual State of the City luncheon. The following videos feature some of the programs, projects and services coming up in the next year.

Mayor Laurene Weste

Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean

Councilmember Dante Acosta

Councilmember TimBen Boydston

Councilmember Bob Kellar

Fun with the City Council

Experience New “Dunes” Photography Exhibit at City Hall First Floor Gallery

October 3, 2014


A photographic exhibit “Dunes” is now open at the Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Gallery. The collection features submissions from different local photographers and will be open to the public through October 24.

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Santa Clarita Students Gain Insight from Local Businesses at National Manufacturing Day 2014

October 3, 2014


Think you know what modern manufacturing is all about?  Think again!  Today, several local manufacturing businesses partnered with College of the Canyons and the Hart School District to give students a look inside some of the area’s top manufacturing companies, showcasing how manufacturing, engineering, robotics, logistics and quality control play integral roles in shaping our world.


Aerospace Dynamics International, Advanced Bionics, B & B Manufacturing, Boston Scientific, Donaldson Filtration Solutions, and RAH Industries hosted groups of students today to provide insight into local employment opportunities and information about the education and training needed to excel in modern manufacturing.


Students and community members were invited to a free screening of the movie “American Made” followed by a Q & A session with local employers last night at College of the Canyons.  This week’s events were held in conjunction with the third annual National Manufacturing Day, which is designed to educate youth about modern manufacturing, spark career development discussion, and provide local pathways to success.


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Help Plan the New City of Santa Clarita Canyon Country Community Center

October 2, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita is seeking residents to provide input to help determine programming needs and prioritize amenities for the future Canyon Country Community Center. Residents can share their thoughts via an online survey at or RSVP to attend two public workshops on October 15 and December 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Country Park, located at 17615 Soledad Canyon Road.

To RSVP to attend the City’s public workshops at Canyon Country Park, call (661) 255-4965 or email Refreshments will be served.

Click image to take the Canyon Country Community Center survey.

Click image to take the Canyon Country Community Center survey.


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