Around Town: Hiking this weekend in Santa Clarita?

May 29, 2015

Summer weather is here this weekend in Santa Clarita. Get out and enjoy some of the hiking trails check out, for information containing descriptions, maps and directions to the City’s open space areas.


Be sure to be neighborly with fellow hikers and follow to Santa Clarita trail guidelines. For a list of all guidelines, click here.

Around Town: Canyon Theatre Guild Opening New Musical

May 29, 2015


Looking for some live theatre this weekend? The Canyon Theatre Guild is having opening night for West Side Story Saturday, May 30, at 8:00 p.m. Wine and champagne reception to begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Musical is inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet with a modern twist. The story takes place in New York during the 1950s with two star-crossed lovers from opposite gangs.

Showings will run May, 30 through June 27th. For ticketing information, click here.

Around Town: Portraits of the Fallen

May 29, 2015
An art exhibit commemorating military service members from California who lost their lives in the line of duty during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is now open in space 160 at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
The “Portraits of the Fallen” exhibit opened May, 28 and will run through July 11.
For more information about Portraits of the Fallen Memorial, please contact, Santa Clarita Arts and Events

Santa Clarita Transit’s Popular Summer Beach Bus is Back Along with ‘Dump the Pump': VIDEO

May 29, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita previews Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus, which runs June 6 through September 6, and the Dump the Pump event on Thursday, June 18.

For more information about routes and schedules, visit or call (661) 294-1BUS (1287).

Santa Clarita Public Library Welcomes New City Librarian Kelly Behle

May 28, 2015

Kelly Behle

Kelly Behle was recently named the Santa Clarita Public Library City Librarian, replacing Ed Kieczykowski who retired in May. Behle brings eight years of experience as a librarian to the Santa Clarita Public Library.


Prior to being named City Librarian, Behle worked as a Youth Services Librarian at the County of Los Angeles Newhall branch and at the County’s Castaic Library branch. Following the formation of the Santa Clarita Public Library, Behle was hired as the Children’s Services Coordinator in 2011, and the Valencia Library Branch Manager in 2014.


Behle holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Development from California State University, Northridge.

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For more information on the Santa Clarita Public Library, including information on branch hours, events, resources and the Library Strategic Plan for 2015-2018, visit  

Last Opportunity to #RerouteHSR! Attend the High-Speed Rail Authority Community Meeting on June 1

May 28, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita is encouraging community members to attend the second High Speed Rail Meeting happening on Monday, June 1, at 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

HSR Proposed

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Project is a high speed rail system that will connect from San Francisco to Los Angeles at speeds up to 200 miles an hour.


The project is currently on track to ravage the Sand Canyon neighborhood, Sulphur Springs Community School, Pinecrest Elementary School and Church of the Canyons.

HSR Reroute

The Santa Clarita City Council has taken a formal position in support of an East Corridor direct alignment as the desired preferred alternative, as such alignment will bypass the City of Santa Clarita.


For more information on the California High Speed Rail project in Santa Clarita, visit

City & County Hosting Informational Open House

May 27, 2015
The City of Santa Clarita,  with Los Angeles County and Los Angeles County Flood Control District, is having host an open house event to inform local residents and businesses about the development of the Enhanced Watershed Management Plan (EWMP). The open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Jo Anne Darcy Library.

Residents can view the Enhanced Watershed Management Plan and the Coordinated Integrated Monitoring Plan documents at

For further information, contact the City of Santa Clarita’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 286- 4098.

Santa Clarita City Council Awards and Recognitions: May 27th

May 27, 2015


At last night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Marsha McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council presented a proclamation to the Santa Clarita Bicycle Coalition for their efforts in promoting National Bicycle Month.

‘Thursdays@Newhall’ Series Continues on May 28

May 27, 2015

On Thursday, May 28, the ARTree Speaker Series, presented in partnership with the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, will feature Los Angeles animator, filmmaker and artist Javier Barboza from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library. Barboza will discuss his surreal and narrative methods of creativity that tackles the complexities of urban life.


Also on Thursday, May 28, beginning at 8 p.m. the SCVTV presents the OutWest Concert Series will host Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band, a newgrass Americana folk fusion quintet, at the Repertory East Playhouse. Tickets can be purchased here.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Thursdays@Newhall events, visit

22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Recap: VIDEO

May 26, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita covered the 22nd annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival which took place on April 18 – 19 at William S. Hart Park in Old Town Newhall.


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