Around Town: Sierra Highway Side Panel Beautification Project

July 28, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita began the Sierra Highway Side Panel Beautification Project in late June and is scheduled to be completed in early August.

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This project will also include the installation of more than 30 new trees, decorative tree grates, a new vinyl-coated fence within Caltrans right of way and lodge pole fencing on the east and west side of Sierra Highway extending from the intersection of Flying Tiger, south to Via Princessa.

Work to install the new trees and vinyl-coated fencing has been completed, with the lodge pole fencing scheduled for installation the first week of August.

Around Town: Youth Sports Summer Open Run Basketball Program

July 28, 2014

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On July 9, the City’s Youth Sports Summer Open Run Basketball program returned for its second consecutive year on Wednesday, July 9.

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Players 9-13 years old were able to show up alone or with their friends to play in organized, pick-up basketball games in a protected, yet unstructured playing atmosphere. Nearly 100 people were in attendance to play or support participants.

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Everyone enjoyed this open court challenge format, which focused on developing basketball skills and showcasing player talents. This program also featured music to create a fun and festive park environment.

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

A ‘Whole Lotta Love’ is Coming to Central Park with Led Zepagain Performing this Saturday

July 23, 2014

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On Saturday, July 26, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by Led Zepagain.

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First Entertainment Credit Union, presenting sponsor for the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, is giving away a free iPad each week of the concerts through the end of August. To enter to win, go into the new First Entertainment Credit Union location at Granary Square and fill out an entry form.

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All 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 purchase back stage parking passes for $20 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of their concert. Parking passes are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

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 SantaClaritaLibrary.com .

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

July 21, 2014

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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.

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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.

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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 Arts.Santa-Clarita.com/Summer-Bash/ .

Santa Clarita Public Library Launches New Kid’s Space Website

July 21, 2014
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The Santa Clarita Public Library launched a new Kids’ Space website, Kids.SantaClaritaLibrary.com, a fun, learning-inspired resource uniquely designed to meet the needs of students, teachers and parents.

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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.

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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.

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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 kbehle@santaclaritalibrary.com or visit Kids.SantaClaritaLibrary.com .

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

July 18, 2014

 

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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.

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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.

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

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For more information about programs, events, and activities, visit Santa-Clarita.com/CCCC.

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

July 17, 2014

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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.

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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.

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

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

July 16, 2014

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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.

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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 Santa-Clarita.com.

The Summer Party Continues at the Newhall Community Center

July 16, 2014
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dance classes for all ages.

For more information about programming and activities at the Newhall Community Center, visit Santa-Clarita.com.


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