City Hall Closed November 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 26, 2014

Santa Clarita City Hall will be closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, for the Thanksgiving break.

Click image to view City Hall’s hours of operations.

Click image to view City Hall’s hours of operations.

From all of us here at City Hall we’d like to wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Santa Clarita City Council Awards and Recognitions: November 25th

November 26, 2014


At last night’s Santa Clarita City Council meeting, Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council recognized Sheriff Deputies Ince and Caples for receiving Meritorious Conduct Gold Medal Awards for their bravery.


The City Council also recognized METRO (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority) for their work on multiple projects throughout Santa Clarita.

City Council Invites Residents to Attend Taylor Open Space Dedication December 3

November 26, 2014
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Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council are inviting residents to attend the dedication of the Taylor Open Space happening Wednesday, December 3, at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Towsley Canyon. This dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.

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To RSVP for the open space dedication, contact Jessica Thompson at or call (661) 255-4939.

Santa Clarita Public Library Hosts “Meet the Dancers” Ballet Event, Gingerbread Demos & Contest

November 25, 2014

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This season, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays come to life at the Santa Clarita Public Library with Gingerbread House building demonstrations, the second annual Gingerbread House Contest, and the “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet event.

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The Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library invite Santa Clarita community members to roll up their sleeves and grab their frosting tube for FREE interactive Gingerbread House building demonstrations offered at all three branches. Participants will learn to build and create beautiful gingerbread houses from professional pastry chefs at these delicious events:

  • Old Town Newhall Branch – Kake Kreations presents a demonstration from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, December 1, located at 24500 Main Street.

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Residents of Santa Clarita can also put their gingerbread house building skills to the test at the Santa Clarita Public Library’s second annual Gingerbread House Contest. Viewing of the frosted masterpieces will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, at the Valencia Library Branch. The contest is free to enter and open to all ages.

All interested participants must fill out an entry form found here and deliver their gingerbread houses to the Valencia library branch between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, December 5.

Photo credit: Santa Clarita Ballet

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Santa Clarita Public Library will host a “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet Event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, at the Valencia branch and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, at the Old Town Newhall Library branch.

These family-friendly events allow residents to meet and greet with costumed dancers from the Santa Clarita Ballet Company’s Nutcracker production. Participants can pose for pictures, ask questions and will enjoy a reading of the famous story The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman.

For more information about all of these events can be found at

25th Annual Art Classic Art Exhibit Featured at City Hall’s First Floor Gallery

November 24, 2014


The City of Santa Clarita is currently showcasing the 25th Annual Art Classic, presented by the Santa Clarita Artists Association, located in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall.


This year’s exhibit features art in a variety of mediums including sculptures, oil paintings, photography, graphic art, watercolors and acrylics.



For more information about Public Art in Santa Clarita, visit

Around Town: Youth Sports 2014 Fall Volleyball Championships

November 24, 2014

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On Saturday, November 15, the Youth Sports 2014 Fall Volleyball Championships concluded with three very competitive and exciting Volleyball matches at the Valencia High School Gymnasium.

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The competition was fierce.

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The players ran out through a balloon tunnel while their names and the names of their teams and coaches were announced.

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Even “Cory the Sportsmanship Squirrel” showed up to watch the action.

For more information about the City’s Youth Sports Program, visit

Holiday Safety Tips from the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department: VIDEO

November 21, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita covers holiday safety tips with Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Dubin.

City Staff Art Exhibit Makes Debut at the Newhall Community Center

November 21, 2014

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The Newhall Community Center is now featuring an art exhibit entitled “After Hours: Creative Pursuits of City Staff”.

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The display was first featured in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall, and has now traveled to the community center, where patrons of all ages will be able to enoy it now, through Monday, January 5.

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For more information about public art exhibits throughout the City, visit

Around Town: Community Court Teens Remove 1/4 Mile of Graffiti Tags on South Fork Trail

November 20, 2014

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Saturday, November 15, fourteen teens assigned to the City’s Community Court program began phase II of the South Fork graffiti beautification project.

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Teens repainted a  ¼ mile of patchwork paint on a retaining wall along the South Fork Trail from the Wiley Canyon Bridge heading North on bike trail towards Magic Mtn. Pkwy in Valencia.

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The Community Court participants will work on this project through June of 2015.

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For more information about the City’s Community Court Program, visit

Santa Clarita Business Incubator Grand Opening: VIDEO

November 20, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita covered the grand opening of the City’s new Business Incubator located in Old Town Newhall.


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