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.

Santa Clarita Hometown Trolley in Demand this Past Summer

September 29, 2014

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The 2014 Summer Trolley Program completed its last ride on Monday, September 2. The Hometown Trolley saw a 16% increase in ridership compared to 2013.

  • 2013 Total Trolley Ridership – 10,353
  • 2014 Total Trolley Ridership – 11,994

The Summer Trolley runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and services the five City hotels within the Tourism Marketing District, providing free rides to Six Flags Magic Mountain & Six Flags Hurricane Harbor for hotel guests.

For more information about tourism information in the City of Santa Clarita, go to .

Santa Clarita City Council Awards and Recognitions: September 23rd

September 24, 2014


At last night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council recognized Flaming Knights Patrol from Cub Scout Pack 40.


The Santa Clarita City Council also proclaimed that October 4 is Rubber Ducky day in the City of Santa Clarita.


Council also recognized International Karate Tournament Medal Winners John Michael Laurin, Shannon Laurin and Gabriel Harris.

Around Town: Drug Free Youth in Town Goes Back to School!

September 23, 2014

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For the past month, the City’s Drug Free Youth In Town (DFYIT) Program has been hosting kick-off events throughout Santa Clarita High Schools and Junior High Schools.

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DFYIT club members reached out to their peers during lunch and invited them to the first club meetings on each campus.

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DFYIT is a peer based anti-drug program focusing on education and prevention of drugs and alcohol. Students can sign up online any time throughout the school year.

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For more information about the DFYIT program, visit .

2014 Santa Clarita Marathon Early Bird Registration Ends September 30 : VIDEO

September 22, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the 2014 Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars,  happening Sunday, November 2. The early bird special ends on September 30, so register online now for instant savings on the marathon!

The Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Boston Scientific, will be held on Saturday, November 1, at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about registering online for this years Santa Clarita Marathon, visit

Around Town: Hundreds Attend 9th Annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance

September 22, 2014

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On Wednesday, September 10, more than 300 participants attended the City’s 9th Annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance held at Central Park.

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The annual event honors Santa Clarita youth, ages 24 and younger, who lost their lives on the road, and serves as a powerful reminder about the importance of safe driving.

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The evening began with the inaugural Walk of Remembrance, followed by the Evening of Remembrance Ceremony.

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Teens from the City’s Youth Advisory Committee and Safe Rides created 10 signs depicting “Safe Driving” messages that they held along the Walk of Remembrance Route.

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The “No Texting Pledge Car”, brought by the Jacob Hefter Foundation, was available for viewing and many event participants signed and pledged to “never text and drive.”

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To date, the half-acre youth grove memorial is home to 91 individual pillars, each with a plaque bearing the name of a young life lost in a traffic-related incident.

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The pillars surround a central monument featuring the “KNOW MORE, NO MORE” vow, urging the community to “know more” about safe driving habits, and to pledge that “no more” young lives will be lost behind the wheel.

For more information about the Santa Clarita’s Youth Grove Memorial Park, visit .


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