Around Town: 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 24, 2015

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This past weekend, thousands of community members attended the 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, which took place at its new location at William S. Hart Park.

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Festival goers had the opportunity to explore the history of the William S. Hart Museum and Heritage Junction.

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There was live western music on multiple stages, western themed vendors and food trucks and fun activities for all ages.

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For more information about the City’s annual Cowboy Festival, visit CowboyFestival.org.

Santa Clarita is AT RISK! Attend the High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting April 27

April 23, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita is encouraging residents to attend the High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting happening on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Canyon High School Gymnasium.

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.

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

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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.

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For more information on the California High Speed Rail project in Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clarita.com/HSR.

Around Town – Walk of Western Stars 2015 Induction Ceremony: Diamond Farnsworth

April 22, 2015

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On Thursday, April 16, Legendary stuntman Diamond Farnsworth was inducted to the Western Walk of Stars as part of the 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.

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Farnsworth has worked as a film and television stuntman since 1968 and a stunt coordinator since 1980, appearing in more than 50 feature films and more than 500 episodes of primetime television, including “Bonanza” and “How the West Was Won.”

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He currently serves as stunt coordinator and stunt double for Mark Harmon on “NCIS.” Diamond is the son of actor and stuntman Richard Farnsworth, who was inducted into the Walk of Western Stars in 2000.

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Mayor Marsha McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council presented Diamond Farnsworth with a plaque from the City of Santa Clarita.

For more information on the Walk of Western Stars, visit OldTownNewhall.com

Around Town: Santa Clarita Teens Enjoy Spring Break at ‘Teen Leadership Camp’

April 22, 2015

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During Spring Break, 20 Santa Clarita teens participated in the Teen Leadership Camp at Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu.

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The City’s Outreach and Neighborhood Services and Drug Free Youth In Town (DYFIT) staff led the teens in leadership activities to build teamwork, confidence and life skills.

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Teens hiked the Malibu hills, participated in beach activities like tug-o-war and also enjoyed camp fire activities.

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For more information on the City’s Outreach and Neighborhood Services program, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

2015 Earth Arbor Day Festival: VIDEO

April 21, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita covers the City’s annual Earth Arbor Day Celebration held last Saturday, April 11, at Central Park.

For more information about being green in Santa Clarita, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Around Town: SCV Sheriff Deputies Visit Canyon Country Community Center’s LEAP Program

April 21, 2015

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On Friday, April 17, Sheriff Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station paid a visit the Leisure Enrichment Activities Program (L.E.A.P.) students as part of their Enrichment Friday Series at the Canyon Country Community Center.

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The students and deputies discussed topics ranging from their careers in law enforcement to popular social trends and current events.

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Students were able to interact with the officers by asking questions, watch demonstrations and explore the inside of a police cruiser.

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For more information about the Canyon Country Community Center, visit Santa-Clarita.com/CCCC.

Around Town: City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Earth Arbor Day Festival

April 20, 2015

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On Saturday, April 11, the City of Santa Clarita held its annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, at Central Park.

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Thousands of residents throughout the day attended the festival and participated in a wide variety of fun activities while to learn how to stay green and keep the environment clean.

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There was also a recycled art gallery on display, as well as a cArt aRt contest that showcased resident’s artwork on recycling bins. The grand prize winner of the cArt aRt contest went to the ‘Recycling is Awesome’ art piece.

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A popular feature of the event is the free mulch and one gallon tree giveaways.

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For more information and to learn about future green friendly events, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Around Town: Santa Clarita Youth Sport’s Open Run Volleyball

April 20, 2015

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The Santa Clarita Youth Sports program recently added Volleyball to their Open Run program. Participants between the ages of 9 – 13 years old were able to come and play a protected, yet unstructured game of volleyball at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

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Nearly 100 people were in attendance to play or support participants. Everyone enjoyed this open court challenge format, which focused on developing volleyball skills and showcasing player talents.

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

2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival At-a-Glance, Everything a Festival-Goer Should Know

April 17, 2015

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The 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, comes to Old Town Newhall this Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19. For continual updates from the festival, follow CowboyFestSC on Twitter and Facebook.com/CityofSantaClarita.

There are certain tips and information that may be helpful, especially for new festival attendees:

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TICKETS

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DIRECTIONS/SHUTTLE SITE
  • The shuttle site is located at Railroad Avenue and 13th Street in the City of Santa Clarita.
  • The shuttle to William S. Hart Park is free and there is no on-site parking, so all attendees must park at the shuttle site.

From Interstate 5:

  • Exit Lyons Avenue, proceed east 2 miles
  • Turn left on Railroad Ave. & prepare for right turn.
  • Turn Right onto 13th St.
From State Route 14
  • Exit Newhall Avenue & stay to right on Railroad Ave
  • Turn Right onto 13th Street, cross RR tracks to shuttle site
  • Tickets can be purchased at the shuttle site. For a list of commonly asked questions click here.
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WHAT TO WEAR
  • We love to see our Festival patrons dress like the West!
  • Festival presenters suggest comfortable closed toed shoes.
  • Check the weather. While most performances are inside or under cover, much of the festival is open-air.
HOURS
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

FOOD & WATER

  • A variety of great food is available for purchase at the William S. Hart Park.
  • Bottled water is provided.

MISC

  • Guests are allowed to take pictures at the Festival.
  • Pets are not allowed on the property with the exception of Guide Dogs or Service Dogs.
  • Guns and knives, even if they’re decorative, are not allowed onto the property.
  • An ATM is available on site.
  • Beer and wine are available for purchase on site.
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LINKS (Click for more information).

Santa Clarita City Council Awards and Recognitions: April 14th

April 17, 2015

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At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Marsha McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council recognized SCV Sheriff Volunteers Samuel Goldstein and Stephen North for saving a residents life while on duty.

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The Council also recognized the College of the Canyons’ Cross Country Team for winning the CCCAA 2014 State Championship.


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