Santa Clarita and GoBiz to Host Free Tax Credit Workshop for Local Businesses

February 26, 2015
City Hall

Santa Clarita City Hall is located on 23920 Valencia Blvd.

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, invite local businesses to attend a free workshop on the California Competes Tax Credit on Tuesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. – noon in the Century Room at City Hall.

Click image to register for the free event.

Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop to receive instruction on how to apply for this state tax credit program.

For more information on the California Governer’s Office of Business and Economic Development, visit Business.CA.Gov. For more information about the City’s Economic Development, visit

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closures on SB Bouquet Near Seco & WB Decoro Near Valencia High

February 25, 2015

Lane closures in effect this weekend on Newhall Avenue.

Effective immediately on Wednesday, February 25, lanes have been closed on two different sections of roadway for emergency repair during contracted Southern California Edison projects.

Two southbound lanes are closed on Bouquet Canyon Road between Alamogordo Road and Seco Canyon Road for an emergency repair on a contracted vault project.  During this emergency repair, Bouquet Canyon Road will be restricted to one southbound lane. All northbound lanes remain open.

In addition, all westbound lanes are closed on Decoro Drive between Dickason Drive and Copperstone Drive for emergency roadway repairs. Damage to a water line occurred, at approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning, during work on a Southern California Edison contracted underground conduit project.  During this emergency repair, all westbound traffic on Decoro Drive will be redirected into a single left turn lane at Dickason Drive. All eastbound lanes on Decoro Drive will remain open.

Emergency work has been scheduled today and throughout the night for both repairs. At this time, all roads are expected to be open tomorrow for the morning commute.

Reduced speed through these construction zones will be enforced for the safety of the community and employees. The public is encouraged to use caution and drive safely through the area and choose alternates routes, if at all possible.

For additional details or questions about the project, please contact Southern California Edison at (800) 655-4555 or Mark Lindemann, Senior Public Works Inspector for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 255-4946. For further updates, check back here or and Twitter @SantaClarita

UPDATE: Both roadways have been repaired, and all travel lanes are open for peak traffic volumes. The Southern California Edison project will continue with the previously implemented daytime lane closures on Decoro Drive and night time lane closures on Bouquet Canyon Road.

City’s New Video Archive and Online Meeting Agenda System: VIDEO

February 24, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita recently implemented a new automated online agenda management system, which is accessible through the City’s homepage, A central feature of the new system is that video can be linked to specific agenda items allowing users to access agendas and easily call up related documents and video specific to different segments of the agenda.

Meeting the needs of mobile technology, the new agenda system can be easily accessed via any modern web browser across multiple devices including iPhone, Android and tablet as well as traditional laptops and desktop computers.

To watch live and archived City Council meetings, or to view agendas, visit

City Invites Serves Up Public Meeting for Central Park Tennis Court

February 23, 2015

Central Park Sign

The City of Santa Clarita will host a public meeting to discuss the design of the new Central Park Tennis Center from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, at Highlands Elementary School.

Central Park Tennis Plans

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Residents are invited to attend the public meeting to provide input on the new Tennis Center project, which is included as part of Phase IV of the approved Central Park Master Plan. The project will feature eight to 12 lighted tennis courts, restroom facilities, additional parking, a lighted ADA-accessible walkway to the Central Bark dog park and lighting for the dog park.

Interested community members are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about the project from the Project Manager and offer feedback.

Santa Clarita 2020

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The Central Park Tennis Center Design project is part of Santa Clarita 2020 which is designed to provide information and involve residents in shaping the future of the City of Santa Clarita.

For more information about the Central Park Tennis Center and other future projects planned for the City of Santa Clarita, visit For more information about the public meeting for the Tennis Center Design contact Project Manager Glenn Bogna at (661) 286-4129 or

2015 Amgen Tour of California Route Announced: VIDEO

February 20, 2015

Yesterday, the Amgen Tour of California revealed route details for the 10th anniversary of America’s Greatest Race.

The City of Santa Clarita will return as a host city for the seventh time for the Amgen Tour of California on Thursday, May 14, as the Stage 5 finish.

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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. Cyclists will travel nearly 700 miles through some of California’s most iconic scenery.


For more information on the Amgen Tour of California, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, as well as events, visit  For complete race details and information, visit

Keep Calm and Guard On! City Looking for Summer Lifeguards

February 20, 2015
LIFEGUARD RECRUITMENT 2015 monitor slide

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The City of Santa Clarita is inviting residents who are interested in joining the City’s lifeguard to attend tryouts on Saturday, February 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or on Saturday, March 14, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.

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All candidates must complete and submit an online application form in advance in order to be considered.


For more information, call (661) 250-3766, or visit

River Village Park Grand Opening: VIDEO

February 19, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita recently covered the grand opening of the City’s 30th park, River Village Park.

Amgen Tour of California Seeking Santa Clarita Residents to Volunteer for Stage 5 Finish

February 18, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita is recruiting volunteers to assist with the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, which comes to Santa Clarita for the Stage 5 Finish from Santa Barbara on Thursday, May 14.

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Thousands of volunteers across the state will join forces with race staff May 8-17 to support the international sporting event where the world’s top cyclists compete in front of millions of fans, as well as a global television audience. In all, the men’s and women’s races will travel through 14 host cities for official stage starts and finishes.

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Volunteer registration is now open online and includes race positions such as Course Marshal, a critical race role in which the volunteer assists race staff and local law enforcement authorities along the race route. Other volunteer duties include media support, security, volunteer check-in, helping monitor pedestrian traffic, barricades and road closures, as well as keeping spectators informed as the race progresses while liaising with the cyclists and their teams.


As the race enters its tenth edition, tens of thousands of Californians have had the distinction of serving as Amgen Tour of California volunteers, many of whom return year after year and even plan vacations around traveling with the race entourage. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 or accompanied by an adult.

For further information about volunteer opportunities in Santa Clarita, contact Tess Simgen, Volunteer Program Supervisor with the City of Santa Clarita at (661) 250-3708 or

Come Celebrate the ‘Chinese Lunar New Year’ February 22 at the Valencia Library

February 18, 2015


The Valencia Library is located at 23743 West Valencia Boulevard.

The Santa Clarita Public Library, in partnership with the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library and Santa Clarita Valley Chinese School, will host a Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, at the Valencia Library.


Several presentations and activities are planned to engage participants of all ages to celebrate the Year of the Sheep.


  • From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., traditional Chinese Lion dancers and drummers will shake up the Valencia Library as colorful lions dance to a lively drum rhythm, followed by the Chinese Sign Song performed by the SCV Chinese School.
  • From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., storyteller Barbara Wong will present a Chinese tale, followed by a musical performance on the melodic Ehru and song from rising new teen sensation Maddison.
  • An encore Chinese Lion Dance will begin at 3 p.m. followed by a Chinese fan dance and student chorus from the SCV Chinese School.
  • The celebration will conclude with a final Chinese storytelling session led by Wong.


Residents can also attend a free 30-minute Chinese cultural presentation in the Valencia library community room at 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. A Chinese food truck and free crafts will also be available.

For more information about the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration or other happenings at the Santa Clarita Public Library, visit or contact the Santa Clarita Public Library at (661) 259-0750.

Tickets Now Available for March 15 City Excursion to See LA’s Most Popular Musical ‘Wicked’

February 17, 2015
Wicked Banner

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The City of Santa Clarita is inviting residents for an exclusive excursion to see “WICKED” at the Pantages Theater on Sunday, March 15. Tickets are now on sale on the City’s website.

Wicked Playbill

Don’t miss this opportunity or you’ll be green with envy!

Tickets are $81 per person for residents and $89 per person for non-residents, and are on sale now through Friday, March 6.

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The Santa Clarita Activities Center is located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

The excursion includes round-trip transportation by charter bus and reserved mezzanine seating at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. Ticket holders will depart the Santa Clarita Activities Center at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 for the play.

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Click here to register and purchase a ticket with the City of Santa Clarita’s trips and tours office.


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