October 24, 2014
Mayor Laurene Weste speaking to the DFYIT teens at the program.
On Monday, October 20, the Drug Free Youth in Town (DFYIT) program held its annual ‘High School Youth Summit’ at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.
The energy was high at the event which serves as a team building opportunity, as well as informational session.
Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Captain Roosevelt Johnson was also in attendance and spoke to the teens.
Mayor Laurene Weste posed for a “selfie” with the DFYIT teens.
For more information about the Drug Free Youth in Town program, visit DFYITSCV.com.
October 23, 2014
The event will be held near the McBean Parkway Bridge, just north of Creekside Road.
The City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita City Council will host a ribbon cutting event on Thursday, October 30 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the completion of the McBean Bridge Widening and Bike Path Project.
Attendees may park in the McDonald’s parking lot located on McBean Parkway just north of Creekside Road, then walk north across the bridge to the event.
The McBean Bridge Widening and Bike Path Project included the widening of the McBean Parkway Bridge to eight lanes to improve traffic flow, the addition of a raised landscaped median and asphalt improvements.
The project also added a dedicated bike path on the bridge to connect the Santa Clara River Trail and the South River Trail, and added a trail connection beneath the north side of the bridge to connect the east and west portions of the Santa Clara River Trail.
To RSVP for the ribbon cutting, contact Jessica Thompson at email@example.com. For additional details about the McBean Bridge Widening Project, contact City project manager Hoon Hahn at (661) 255-4953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 23, 2014
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The City of Santa Clarita released the draft Soledad Canyon Corridor Plan today, which will help guide future development and uses within the area’s commercial corridor. Santa Clarita residents and business owners are invited to view the plan at SantaClaritaCorridorPlan.com and provide additional comment using the blog function on the site, before the plan is presented to the Planning Commission later this year.
The City is also hosting a presentation on Wednesday, October 29, at 6 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Public Library at which the draft plan will be reviewed. Area residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and provide feedback.
*Last year, This Week in Santa Clarita covered the City’s plan with the Soledad Canyon Corridor Plan*
Beginning in September 2013, residents and business owners along Soledad Canyon Road, between Camp Plenty Road and Solamint Road, were invited to public workshops to provide input and feedback to help the City develop the draft plan. The City also sought feedback from the community via an online survey. The draft plan does not propose any new development, but serves as a planning tool to guide future changes when desired by property owners.
Those unable to attend the presentation can still review the draft document and share comments at the project’s interactive blogging website SantaClaritaCorridorPlan.com.
October 22, 2014
On Tuesday, October 14 Santa Clarita City Council meeting, Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council proclaimed the month of October to be Hispanic Heritage Month.
The City Council also recognized the Santa Clarita Friends of the Library Volunteers and also proclaimed that last week was the National Friends of Libraries Week.
October 22, 2014
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is partnering with the California Department of Correctional and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to host a Correctional Peace Officers recruitment on Thursday, October 30, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, located at the College of the Canyons’ University Center in Suite 250.
The free recruitment will identify cadidates to fill 6,000 available positions over the next three years. Correctional Peace Officers for the CDCR receive excellent benefits including a paid 16-week training academy with a $3,050 monthly salary. Upon completing the academy, officers can earn from $3,774 to $6,389 monthly.
The position is suited to individuals seeking a career in corretions and rehabilitation. Qualified applicants must be U.S. Citizens, have a U.S. High School diploma or GED, and be at least 21 years of age.
Interested candidates must register for the free recrtuiment by calling the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at 661-799-WORK (9675). For more information about the careers offered, visit JoinCDCR.com.
October 22, 2014
The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, will host a ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, October 29 at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the City’s acquisition and protection of Gateway Ranch. Attendees may park at Newhall Church of the Nazarene, located at 23857 The Old Road, to board a free shuttle to the event. All interested in attending must RSVP by Monday, October 27.
Gateway Ranch is a 302-acre property located on the northern half of Las Lomas in the Newhall Pass. Once planned for a major housing development, the land is now part of the City’s Open Space Preservation District and protected from development indefinitely.
The grand opening will begin with refreshments at 1:30 p.m., followed by an official dedication and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m., and will culminate with a brief guided hike led by City staff at 2:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
To RSVP for the Gateway Ranch grand opening, contact Vannessa Siria with the Trust for Public Land at email@example.com or (323) 223-0441. For additional details about the Gateway Ranch property, contact Barbara Blankenship, Open Space Acquisition Specialist for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 286-4046.
October 21, 2014
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Registration is still available for residents to sign up for the City’s free Dodgeball Tournament, which will be held this Saturday, October 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex. Adults (16+ yrs) can dress up and form teams of 6 players per team with 3 games guaranteed at the tournament.
DFYIT “Dodge Drugs” Tournament
Online registration is still available. Community members can sign up to enter the tournament by searching the keyword “dodgeball” in the City’s Rec 1 registration system.
For more information about the City’s Dodgeball Tournament or to register a team, contact the Adults Sports Office at (661) 290-2240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 21, 2014
The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, will provide FREE flu vaccinations on Wednesday, October 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Val Verde Park, and on Tuesday, November 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center.
Inoculations will be available while supplies last, so residents are encouraged to arrive early.
Each year, the City of Santa Clarita partners with the L.A. County Department of Public Health to offer complimentary inoculations to help safeguard residents from seasonal flu symptoms.
Residents with severe egg allergies or those who feel sick on the day of the clinic are encouraged to check with their doctor before being vaccinated.
Flu vaccines will be provided free of charge and are recommended to anyone six months of age and older, including healthy adults.
For more information, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at (818) 487-0063.
October 20, 2014
Santa Clarita will return as host City for the 2015 Amgen Tour of Califorinia on Thursday, May 14, as the iconic race celebrates its 10th anniversiary. While details of the route have not been released yet, Santa Clarita will host the Stage 5 Finish, which riders leaving earlier in the day from Santa Barbara. Full details, including the locations of other host cities can be seen here.
Details of the Amgen Tour of Amgen Tour of California were announced earlier today.
The world famous cycling race will begin in Sacramento on May 10 and travel down the State for eight days finishing in Pasadena on May 17. This year the Women’s Race has been expanded to four days for the first time ever. Cyclists will travel nearly 700 miles through some of California’s most iconic scenery.
October 16, 2014
Earlier today, Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council held the annual State of the City luncheon. The following videos feature some of the programs, projects and services coming up in the next year.
Mayor Laurene Weste
Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean
Councilmember Dante Acosta
Councilmember TimBen Boydston
Councilmember Bob Kellar
Fun with the City Council