The ‘6th Annual Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival’ Happening this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August 22, 2014

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The Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival is being held this Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

The FREE Festival is designed to bring the community together to raise awareness about the important role physical activity plays in the lives of young people.  Admission is free to the public.

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In the Healthy Families Experience, presented by Kaiser Permanente, families will have the opportunity to receive important information in a fun environment. In addition, families will be able to learn about food choices in a fun, interactive way, in the Explore the Store! area sponsored by Whole Foods, which includes choosing the colors and flavors of fresh fruit and veggies, and then Create their Plate!, for a free, healthy snack.

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The Festival is divided into activity zones offering more than 20 recreational games and activities, including: tennis, golf, football, hockey, volleyball, baseball, rock climbing, interactive fitness equipment, trampoline jumping, and much more.

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Some of the region’s biggest names in sports will be represented at the event including the Lancaster JetHawks and many more!

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For more information about this year’s Youth Sports and Healthy Family Festival, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

Help City Conserve Water by Using eService App to Notify About Broken Sprinklers and Over-Watering in Public Spaces

August 21, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita is doing its part to conserve water during California’s drought by reducing water use by 20 percent or more throughout the community. Residents are now being asked to help the City with its conservation efforts by reporting broken sprinklers and over-watering in public spaces through the City’s 24-7 eService app.

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The City’s eService application is a great way to report water issues and other areas of concern in the City’s public areas and medians.

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eService app is available for iPhone and Android.

Smartphone users can download the City of Santa Clarita eService application on their iPhone or Android to quickly and conveniently snap a photo of the public space, upload to the system, and report concerns for review.

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Residents play an important role in helping City staff identify public areas where sprinklers may need attention or where over-watering may be taking place.  If residents see water in the roadway or believe a median sprinkler is broken, they are encouraged to report the issue using the eService app so the City can quickly address it.

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An after-hours Landscape Maintenance District hotline at (661) 286-4050 is also available for non-emergency calls about sprinkler issues in medians and public spaces.  When calling the after-hours hotline, residents will be asked what the issue is, where they saw it, and to provide a phone number for follow up.

For more information about the City’s eService application visit Santa-Clarita.com and select eService under Santa Clarita 24/7, and for more information about the City’s water conservation efforts, visit Santa-Clarita.com/WaterWise.  

It’s a Beautiful Day to Watch Hollywood’s U2 this Saturday at City’s Concerts in the Park Series

August 20, 2014
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On Saturday, August 23, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by Hollywood U2.

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First Entertainment Credit Union, presenting sponsor for the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, is giving away a free iPad each week of the concerts through the end of August. To enter to win, go into the new First Entertainment Credit Union location at Granary Square and fill out an entry form.

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All Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot.  Admission is free to the public.

Residents interested in claiming parking space ahead of time can purchase back stage parking passes for $20 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of their concert. Parking passes are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit Arts.Santa-Clarita.com .

Dance the Night Away Under the Disco Ball at Senses this Thursday in Old Town Newhall

August 19, 2014

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Back by popular demand, SENSES, presented by Galpin Suburu, will morph Main Street into a disco-themed dance club this Thursday, August 21, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. complete with fun activities and gourmet food trucks.

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The psychedelic theme will bring the energy of Studio 54 to Old Town Newhall with flashing strobe lights and groovy dance tunes of the Disco era’s hottest bands.

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This free event will also feature street performers and gourmet food trucks, including Tanamite, the Grilled Cheese Truck and Shave-It, or grab a drink at the bar on Main Street.

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For more information about the 2014 Thursdays @ Newhall events, please contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787 or visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com .

Around Town: POWER Program Participants Complete 10 Week Mentoring Program

August 18, 2014

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On August 11, eight teens completed the City’s Peers on the Way to Everlasting Rediscovery (POWER) program.

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During the 10 week program, teens worked throughout the community completing  projects with the SCV Senior Center, the Community Gardens at Central Park, the Graffiti Task Force and the City’s Parks division.

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City employees also mentored participants and served as role models, providing input on career planning, networking, professionalism and managing responsibilities.

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The teens also participated in 3 day/2 night youth leadership camp at Lake Castaic State Recreation area, educational trips to the Museum of Tolerance and University of Southern California (USC).

For more information about the City’s POWER Program, visit Santa-Clarita.com .

6th Annual YOUth Sports Festival Coming to Santa Clarita Sports Complex August 23: VIDEO

August 14, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the 6th Annual YOUth in Sports Festival being held at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex on Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Poncho Sanchez Spicing Up Central Park this Saturday at City’s Concerts in the Park Series

August 13, 2014

On Saturday, August 16, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by Poncho Sanchez.

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First Entertainment Credit Union, presenting sponsor for the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, is giving away a free iPad each week of the concerts through the end of August. To enter to win, go into the new First Entertainment Credit Union location at Granary Square and fill out an entry form.

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All Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot.  Admission is free to the public.

Residents interested in claiming parking space ahead of time can purchase back stage parking passes for $20 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of their concert. Parking passes are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit Arts.Santa-Clarita.com .

City Launches New Volunteer Orientation Video

August 12, 2014

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Are you interested in volunteering for one of the City’s many events, programs and happenings? Now, residents can watch this quick, convenient volunteer orientation video directly from their computers, smartphone or tablet before embarking on their volunteer adventure.

Volunteers are superstars in the City of Santa Clarita. Without their time and talent, many of the City’s most popular events and enriching community programs wouldn’t be possible. To view a list of currently available volunteer opportunities, visit SantaClaritaVolunteers.com .

Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries Performing this Saturday at City’s Concerts in the Park Series

August 6, 2014
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On Saturday, August 9, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries.

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First Entertainment Credit Union, presenting sponsor for the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, is giving away a free iPadeach week of the concerts through the end of August. To enter to win, go into the new First Entertainment Credit Union location at Granary Square and fill out an entry form.

concerts wide

All Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot.  Admission is free to the public.

Residents interested in claiming parking space ahead of time can purchase back stage parking passes for $20 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of their concert. Parking passes are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit Arts.Santa-Clarita.com .

2014 Pills Kill Symposium Happening August 27 at Activities Center: VIDEO

August 6, 2014

More people die from prescription pill abuse each year than from heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine combined. This Week in Santa Clarita previews the 2014 Pills Kill Symposium event happening Wednesday, August 27, at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a resource expo followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.

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The Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction presentation will cover signs of abuse, tools for prevention and resources for those who are in need of help. Panelists will include officials from law enforcement, the Hart District, an emergency room physician and a pharmacist.

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There will also be a resource expo with addiction and recovery experts. The symposium is the fourth in the Heroin Kills series and is free and open to the public.

For more information about 2014 Pills Kill Symposium event, visit HeroinKills.org or check out the Heroin Kills Facebook page.


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