Around Town: Santa Clarita Teens Participate in 4th Annual Teen Summit in South Gate

April 15, 2014

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On Saturday, April 5, Santa Clarita Valley teens traveled to South Gate to participate in the 4th Annual Teen Summit held by the SoCal Teen Coalition.

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Approximately 300 teens from Santa Barbara to Orange County took part in interactive sessions that included leadership, ethical decision making, and diversity.

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Teens interacted in multiple workshops presented by South Gate law enforcement, peers from the City of Santa Barbara, and the Southern California Teen Coalition.

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For more information about the City’s Human Services Department, visit

Final City Council Election Votes to be Counted and Televised Tuesday April 15 Beginning at 10 A.M.

April 14, 2014

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The remaining  ballots from the 2014 City of Santa Clarita General Municipal Election will be counted on Tuesday, April 15. There will be a televised live stream on and SCVTV ending with the announcement of the final count. The election is scheduled to be certified at the next City Council meeting on  April 22.

The entire process of counting the ballots will be televised live on SCVTV, local television for Santa Clarita. SCVTV can be viewed on channel 20 for Time Warner subscribers, channel 99 for AT&T Uverse subscribers and on the web at

For all current information regarding the 2014 City Council Election go to

Fair Oaks Ranch Park is the Cool Place to Be!

April 14, 2014


In late March, construction began on the shade structures for the playground areas at Fair Oaks Park. Construction on both shade structures at Fair Oaks Park is now complete and ready to be used by kids.


For more information about the City’s Parks and Facilities, visit

5 or More Things to Know Before Visiting the Santa Clarita Earth Arbor Day Festival

April 11, 2014

Central Park is being prepared for Earth Arbor Day Saturday, April 12.

The Santa Clarita Earth Arbor Day Festival, presented by the Santa Clarita Valley Family of Water Suppliers, is happening Saturday, April 12, at Central Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Typically drawing about 5,000 residents throughout the day, the festival is one of Santa Claritas most popular. Here are some tidbits that might make your day better if you are planning on attending.


1. The City is giving away 1,000 trees and 1,000 bags of  mulch. The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but if you wait too long you might not get the tree you want. The giveaways are “while supplies last.”


2. There will be a variety of trees to choose from. To find out which trees will be offered and to see what is right for you, go to the free tree page on the website.

3. The Community Garden will be open and residents are invited to explore.

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4. Not only can you bag your own mulch, you can bring home lady bugs to help defend your trees and plants from harmful insects.

5.  Included in a full day of music and entertainment will be an exotic animal show from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Check out the line-up, and list of giveaways online here.


  • The City of Santa Clarita will receive it’s 24th consecutive designation as Tree City USA at the opening ceremony, featuring Mayor Laurene Weste, at 10 a.m. at the main stage.
  • There will be some seating provided, but festival-goers are invited to bring their own lawn chairs if they choose.
  • This 25th Earth Arbor Day Festival is a zero-waste event.
  • There will be recycled art on display at the event.
  • The Amgen Tour of California Street Team will be on-site with free giveaways.
  • Location: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road
    Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

2014 Election Round Up

April 11, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita’s 2014 election certification will be agendized for the Tuesday, April 22, 2014 City Council meeting.  Unofficial Election results show a voter turnout of 14,870 and details are available at Prior to that date, the City Clerk’s office will be completing several tasks related to certifying the election.


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As part of the post-Election procedures, the City will continue its transparent process of counting votes in the public view, with proper noticing provided in advance. Those interested can also view the live ballot room webcam which shows both a live feed and recording of where the ballots are stored.

Go Green at the City’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Festival Coming this Saturday at Central Park

April 9, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, is coming to Central Park this Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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There will be a wide variety of fun activities and events for families to participate in and learn how to stay green and keep the environment clean.

For more information about the City’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Celebration, visit

Get Fit for Summer at the Canyon Country Community Center

April 7, 2014

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The Canyon Country Community Center is now offering a wide variety of cardio fitness classes for community members who want to get fit for the summer season.

For more information about the different classes at th e Canyon Country Community Center, visit

‘It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy’: ArtSlam Melts Tonight in Old Town Newhall

April 3, 2014

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ArtSlam, part of Thursdays at Newhall, is happening tonight from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. in Old Town Newhall. This event which will feature a unique theme inspired by the creamy flavors of cheese.

From slabs of savory stark-white wonderment to wheels of sharp yellow delicacies, attendees will experience a plethora of culinary masterminds offering cooking demonstrations, free tastings, and wine and cheese pairings.

The cheese-themed Art SLAM will feature naturally-made art installations and exhibits created from cheesy goodness, including a Cheese Sculpture created from a block of cheddar cheese, a giant Swiss cheese sculpture, and a relief sculpture portrait created live by featured artist Lorelle Miller.

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For more information about the Art Slam and future events, visit; follow Thursdays@Newhall on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Learn to Scuba Dive at the City’s Aquatic Center April 17

April 3, 2014
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Residents interested in learning how to scuba dive are invited to attend an orientation for the City’s Scuba Diving Class, which is open to underwater enthusiasts ages 13 and over. The orientation will be held on Thursday, April 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.

For more information or to sign up for the event, visit

Tune in to Live Election Coverage of the 2014 General Municipal Election on SCVTV April 8

April 2, 2014

Watch live election coverage of the 2014 General Municipal Election on SCVTV, local television for Santa Clarita, or on beginning at 7:30 p.m. The live election coverage will be hosted by Dave Caldwell and Tami Edwards of SCV Today.

Coverage will feature live interviews and the up-to-the-minute results. Watch SCVTV on Time Warner Cable, channel 20 and digital channel 97.103, AT&T U-Verse/channel 99, online on SCVTV or on


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