Santa Clarita City Council Awards and Recognitions: November 24th

November 25, 2015


At last night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Marsha McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council recognized Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Deputy Bertola for helping to deliver a baby.


The City Council also proclamed December 3, 2015, “Princess Cruises Day” in honor of their 50th Anniversary.

Around Town: 9th Annual Family Literacy Festival

November 24, 2015

Photo credit: Tom Cruz

On Saturday, November 14, the Santa Clarita Public Library hosted the 9th Annual Family Literacy Festival at the Old Town Newhall Library.


Photo credit: Tom Cruz

An estimated 2,000 people attended the ‘Full STEAM (Science Technology Engineering, Art and Math) Ahead’ themed festival.


Photo credit: Tom Cruz

The festival offered community members an opportunity to explore different forms of literacy through fun activities.


Photo credit: Tom Cruz

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kellar along with some guests were entertained by storytellers at the event.


Photo credit: Tom Cruz



Photo credit: Tom Cruz

For more information about future events happening at the Santa Clarita Library, visit

Watch Thousands of Residents Marvel as Main Street Turns into a ‘Winter Wonderland’: Video

November 23, 2015

On Saturday, November 21, thousands of residents flocked to Old Town Newhall to celebrate the City’s annual Light Up Main Street event.

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Attendees gazed in awe as they strolled up and down Main Street to get a glimpse of the festive lights.

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Families also had the opportunity to take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

For more information about future events happening in Old Town Newhall, visit

Traffic Alert: ‘Light Up Main Street’ Parking and Street Closures

November 20, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita’s annual Light Up Main Street celebration, happening Saturday, November 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., is expected to bring thousands to Old Town Newhall.

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Beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, a street closure will be in effect on Lyons Avenue between Railroad Avenue and Walnut Street, as well as Main Street between Lyons Avenue and 9th Street for the 2015 Light Up Main Street event. The streets are expected to be reopened at 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Detours will be provided for both Lyons Avenue and Railroad Avenue.

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On street parking in Newhall will be available in addition to the Metrolink Station, Old Town Newhall Library and the parking lot on Main Street between 5th Street and 6th Street.

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Residents planning to attend the Old Town Newhall Sip N’ Shop on November 21, should utilize Newhall Avenue and Railroad Avenue to access Old Town Newhall. The annual Sip N’ Shop event will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information about the event, including participating merchants, can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

For additional details or questions about the Light Up Main celebration, contact the City’s Communications office at (661) 255-4939 or visit

Traffic Alert: Vasquez Canyon Road Closure Due to Hill Slide

November 19, 2015


California Highway Patrol (CHP) has closed Vasquez Canyon Road between Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus and Sierra Highway in Canyon Country today around noon due to a small landslide.


Motorists are encouraged to take Sierra Highway as an alternate route. The road is closed for an undetermined duration.


The City has placed changeable message signs (CMS boards) in the area to alert drivers of the closure.

Now Hiring: America’s Job Center of California to Host ‘Veteran Hiring Fest’ this Friday

November 19, 2015


The Santa Clarita Worksource/America’s Job Center of California will be hosting a Veteran Hiring Fest on Friday, November 20, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the College of the Canyons University Center in Suite 258.

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

The Veteran Hiring Fest will include over 100 job position from top companies like:

  • Aflac
  • Allied Barton Security Services
  • Exact Staff
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Fresh Healthy Cafe
  • Jewish Vocational Services
  • Metro Bridge Program
  • Mobius Industries
  • Regent Aerospace
  • Servicon System, Inc.
  • Target
  • US Security Associates
  • Zenith Fast Foods Inc.
  • and many more!


To find out more information about the event, visit or call (661) 799-WORK (9675).

Santa Clarita Invites Cycling Enthusiasts to Participate in Bike Santa Clarita Online Survey

November 19, 2015


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Santa Clarita is inviting cycling enthusiasts to participate in an online survey to help make our off street biking trails better and safer throughout the City.

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Whether residents are commuting to work or taking a weekend bike ride with friends and family, there are miles of bicycle lanes, trails, and paseos available.

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For more information about the City’s biking trails, visit

Santa Clarita Honored with ‘Bike Friendly Community’ Award

November 18, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita has been recognized as a bicycle friendly  community by the League of American Bicyclists, joining 371 visionary communities from across the country.

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The City earned a bronze-level national Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award for its outstanding commitment to improving conditions for bicycling and focused investments in bicycling programs and facilities.

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The League of American Bicyclists were impressed with the City’s public education outreach efforts, such as the City’s website, Safe Routes to School program and public safety campaigns “Respect is a Two-Way Street” and “Be Aware, Stay Alive,” which are aimed at keeping bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists safe on the road.

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Santa Clarita cyclists can enjoy more than 38 miles of off-street paved paths, 24 miles of on street bike lanes and over 43 miles of natural surface paths; connecting residents throughout the City in a safe and convenient way.

For more information about the City’s biking trails, visit

Experience the ‘Holiday Spectacle of the Year’ this Saturday in Old Town Newhall

November 18, 2015


The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Valencia Auto Center and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, invite residents to spend some time in Old Town Newhall this Saturday, November 21, to kick off the holiday season.

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In the spirit of the season, dozens of Old Town Newhall merchants will host the Old Town Newhall Sip N’ Shop block party this Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday shoppers can stroll up and down Main Street and enjoy wine tastings, appetizers, promotions and specials at popular local retailers just in time for the holidays.

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The City’s annual Light Up Main Street celebration in Old Town Newhall, also happening this Saturday will begin at 6 p.m. with festive dance and music performances from local groups, including William S. Hart High School and Santa Clarita Master Chorale.

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The Santa Clarita City Council will officially turn on the lights around 7 p.m. to transform Main Street into a winter wonderland. The street will be adorned with thousands of lights and a 23-foot Christmas tree in front of the Old Town Newhall Library will serve as an anchor to the festive street.

In addition to the stunning light display, holiday enthusiasts can also enjoy food trucks and the chance to take a commemorative photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.


Free public parking for both the Old Town Newhall Sip N’ Shop and the Light Up Main Street celebration will be available at the Old Town Newhall Library, the Metrolink Station and at several public parking lots on and around Main Street.

For more information on the holiday events taking place in Old Town Newhall, visit

Around Town: Canyon Country Community Center Hosts ‘Care for Your Heart’ Health Fair

November 17, 2015

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On Friday, November 13, 86 residents participated in the “Care for Your Heart” Health Fair at the Canyon Country Community Center.

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The health fair offered free health screenings, including cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure checks, body fat/BMI analysis, and pulse oximetry and carbon monoxide monitoring.

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Participants also obtained tips on healthy eating and fitness exercises.

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The next event is scheduled for February 12, 2016, at the Newhall Community Center.

For more information on the City’s Human Services division, visit


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