Around Town: Youth Employment Services & Job Skills Applicants Attend Workshop

January 26, 2015

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On January 15, 48 applicants attended an informational workshop to prepare for the spring Youth Employment Services (YES) and Job Skills interviews. YES staff provided a program overview including interview expectations, the selection process, and information on other employment programs and resources available in Santa Clarita.

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YES teens who are hired will receive paid job training for up to 225 hours at various job sites throughout the City. Job Skills participants will work in the Parks, Facilities or Streets divisions for up to four months. Both programs beg in on March 8 and end June 12.

For more information about the City’s Youth Employment Services program, visit

Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures on Newhall Avenue Beginning Tonight during So Cal Gas Construction

January 23, 2015
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Beginning Friday, January 23, at 8:30 p.m., lane closures will be in effect on Newhall Avenue between Pine Street and Valle Del Oro for a So Cal Gas pipeline replacement project. Work is expected to conclude on Sunday, January 25.

During construction, Newhall Avenue will be restricted to one lane in both directions. Reduced speed through the construction zone will be enforced for the safety of the community and So Cal Gas employees.

The public is encouraged to use caution and drive safely through the area.

For additional details or questions about the pipeline replacement project, contact So Cal Gas at (818) 551-7144 or Mark Lindemann, Senior Public Works Inspector for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 255-4946.

Around Town: Friday Night Lights ‘Movie Night’ at the Newhall Community Center

January 23, 2015

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On Friday, January 16, over 300 youth and families attended “Movie Night” at the Newhall Community Center.

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Residents watched Disney’s “Maleficent” and enjoyed popcorn, cookies, hot chocolate, and coffee.

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Movie Night was a joint effort between the City’s Outreach and Neighborhood Services team, Newhall Community Center staff, and volunteers.

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Friday Night Lights is a Human Services’ Office program that engages teens and families in safe and enriching neighborhood events and activities one Friday each month in various locations throughout Santa Clarita.

For more information about the City’s Human Services Office, visit

2015 Wings for Life World Run Preview: VIDEO

January 22, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the Wings for Life World Run coming back to Santa Clarita Sunday, May 3, at 4 a.m.

22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Preview: VIDEO

January 21, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, happening April 15-19, at its new location in Old Town Newhall and William S. Hart Park.

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New this year to the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival are separately ticketed performances at venues throughout Old Town Newhall.

Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

Admission to the main Cowboy Festival on April 18 and 19 at William S. Hart Park is $10 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under. Tickets to other performances happening from April 15-19 at venues throughout Old Town Newhall are available and sold separately.

For more information about the 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, check out Facebook and Twitter, or visit

Around Town: ‘Teen Trailblazer Week’ Sees Santa Clarita Teens Hiking and Geocaching

January 20, 2015


During the local high school winter break, 67 teens participated in Teen Trailblazer Week held by the City’s Outreach and Neighborhood Services program.


Local junior high and high school teens hiked over 17 miles of Santa Clarita open space trails which included Towsley Canyon, Elsmere Canyon, Wildwood Canyon and Los Piñetos.


The teen hikers also participated in Geocaching–a worldwide, outdoor scavenger hunt that utilizes a computer GPS application.


For more information about the City’s Outreach and Neighborhood Services Program, visit For more information about the City’s open space and hiking trails, visit

City Hall Closed Monday, January 19, for Martin Luther King Day

January 19, 2015
Click image to view City Hall’s hours of operations.

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

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Santa Clarita City Hall, City facilities and the Santa Clarita Public Libraries will be closed Monday, January 19. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20.

Around Town: Winter Activities Return for 2015 at the Newhall Community Center

January 16, 2015

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The Newhall Community Center is back in full swing for the winter session, which started on Monday, January 12.

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Youth classes welcomed brand new participants, and ongoing programs like the L.E.A.P. after school and teen programs saw happy kids return to their favorite activities.

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The Community Center also welcomed toddlers and parents to take part of a brand new program, called “Play N Learn”, where parents can spend an hour helping their children socialize and explore their surroundings with other children, in a friendly, welcoming environment.

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For more information about programs at the Newhall Community Center, visit

Before and After: Canyon Country Monument Sign

January 15, 2015


The new Canyon Country monument sign is now completed.



The monument sign, which is 51 feet long and six feet high, will be complimented with drought tolerant landscaping trees and shrubs.


The new sign can be seen by drivers as they exit and enter southbound State-Route 14 at Sand Canyon and Soledad Canyon Road.

Santa Clarita City Council Awards and Recognitions: January 15th

January 14, 2015


At last night’s Santa Clarita City Council meeting, Mayor Marsha McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council recognized the City’s Public Works department for achieving the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2014 Project of the Year Award for the Old Town Newhall Roundabout.


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