Go Green at the City’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Festival: VIDEO

March 27, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, invites residents to explore the benefits and fun of going green at the annual Earth Arbor Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Central Park.

The City’s FREE Earth Arbor Day Festival will include a variety of activities designed to get community members excited about eco-friendly living, including tree plantings, educational presentations by local organizations, healthy food for sale, recycled art exhibits, live music and much more.

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Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore six interactive zones highlighting the importance of protecting the environment, including Alternative Transportation, Community Organizations, Tree Zone, Energy Zone, Eco Zone and Water Conservation Zone.


Several volunteer opportunities are available for the festival, including planting and tagging trees, assisting with activity booths and helping to distribute mulch.  Interested participants can register to volunteer at SantaClaritaVolunteers.com.

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For more information about the 2015 Earth Arbor Day Festival, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Before and After: North Oaks Park ADA Accessible Sidewalk Improvement Project

March 25, 2015
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The City of Santa Clarita recently improved the sidewalks at North Oaks Park making it ADA accessible for residents.

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Local Businesses Encouraged to Attend ‘Bids, Buyers and Business’ Workshop

March 24, 2015

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Local businesses are invited to learn about the City of Santa Clarita’s purchasing policies at the Bids, Buyers and Business Workshop, held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

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The free workshop will provide answers to local business owners on the City’s purchasing policies, including how to fully complete purchasing forms and the differences between invitations to bids, quotes and requests for proposals.

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

The workshop will feature a panel of public agency representatives who will answer questions and guide attendees through the necessary steps on a variety of purchasing-related topics.

For more information about the Bids, Buyers and Business workshop, or to RSVP and save a spot at the event, contact Christine Saunders, Purchasing Project Technician, at CSaunders@Santa-Clarita.com or call (661) 286-4183.

Around Town: Residents Provide Feedback at Old Orchard Park Master Plan Public Workshop

March 24, 2015

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On Wednesday, March 11, 25 residents attended the second Old Orchard Park Master Plan public workshop at the Old Orchard Elementary School’s Multi-Purpose Room.

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Attendees reviewed the proposed changes to Old Orchard Park and helped provide feedback to the City and Pacific Coast Land Design.

For more information on future projects happening in Santa Clarita, visit SantaClarita2020.com.

Donate Blood to Help Those in Need at the ‘Community Blood Drive’ April 1

March 23, 2015
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The City of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall.

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Click to register for the Blood Drive on April 1.

Residents interested in signing up to donate blood at the Community Blood Drive can go online and sign up for a donation time slot.  Then on donation day, participants will be greeted and evaluated to ensure they are eligible to donate.

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Each donor will receive a coupon for a free Quizno’s item and offers for discounted tickets to the Grammy Museum, LA Galaxy, LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks games. Free juice and delicious Keelber® cookies will also be served at the blood drive.

For more information about the Community Blood Drive, contact Amanda Santos at (661) 255-4923 or ASantos@Santa-Clarita.com.

Around Town: Youth Sports 4th Annual Presidents’ Day Skills Challenge

March 23, 2015

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In mid February, the Santa Clarita Youth Sports Program hosted the 4th Annual President’s Day Skills Challenge at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

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More than 200 patrons attended the event, where participants put their basketball skills to the test and teamed up with other youth in the program.

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This event featured three sets of challenges for participants to show their skills, including NBA 2-Ball, 3-Point Shooting, and 2-on-2 Play.

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For more information about the City’s Youth Sports Program, visit Santa-Clarita.com/YouthSports.

Around Town: Santa Clarita Hosts Southern California Regional Men’s Adult Softball Tournament

March 23, 2015


In late February, the City co-hosted its first 2015 Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (SCAMF) adult men’s softball tournament at Central Park.


More that 400 players and spectators attended the tournament to watch teams battle it out in the one-day tournament.


Several local teams competed against teams from Lancaster, Rancho Simi, South Gate and Oxnard.


 The next men’s softball tournament is scheduled for Monday, June 22.

For more information about the City’s Adults Sports program, call the Adults Sports Office at (661) 290-2240 or visit Santa-Clarita.com.

Around Town: ‘Western State Conference’ Community College Swim Meet

March 20, 2015


On February 27, 90 swimmers from five community colleges competed in the Western State Conference Community College Swim Meet at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center. This was the second time that the Aquatics Center hosted a swim meet like this with College of the Canyons.


The College of the Canyons swim team won five of the eight matches throughout the meet and had several first-place finishers.

For more information on future events and classes at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, visit Santa-Clarita.com/Aquatics.

Around Town: DFYIT Hosts 3rd Annual ‘Dodge Drugs’ Dodgeball Tournament

March 19, 2015

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In late February, the Drug Free Youth in Town program held its third annual “Dodge Drugs” Dodgeball Tournament at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

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More than 200 spectators watched as teams from different Santa Clarita junior high and high schools battle it out in a single elimination bracketed tournament.

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The Dodge Drugs Dodgeball Tournament is one of many DFYIT social events planned during the year, allowing DFYIT students and their friends from all schools to meet, socialize and hang out.

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For more information about the Drug Free Youth in Town program, visit DFYITSCV.com.

Play Ball! City Installs Warning Track to Championship Softball Field at Central Park

March 19, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita’s parks staff recently installed a warning track to the championship softball field at Central Park. The 10 foot dirt track at the base of the outfield fence adds a warning for players running down fly balls, and reduces water use on the fields.

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