Santa Clarita Public Library Welcomes New City Librarian Kelly Behle

May 28, 2015

Kelly Behle

Kelly Behle was recently named the Santa Clarita Public Library City Librarian, replacing Ed Kieczykowski who retired in May. Behle brings eight years of experience as a librarian to the Santa Clarita Public Library.


Prior to being named City Librarian, Behle worked as a Youth Services Librarian at the County of Los Angeles Newhall branch and at the County’s Castaic Library branch. Following the formation of the Santa Clarita Public Library, Behle was hired as the Children’s Services Coordinator in 2011, and the Valencia Library Branch Manager in 2014.


Behle holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Development from California State University, Northridge.

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For more information on the Santa Clarita Public Library, including information on branch hours, events, resources and the Library Strategic Plan for 2015-2018, visit  

Last Opportunity to #RerouteHSR! Attend the High-Speed Rail Authority Community Meeting on June 1

May 28, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita is encouraging community members to attend the second High Speed Rail Meeting happening on Monday, June 1, at 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

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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.


The project is currently on track to ravage 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.


For more information on the California High Speed Rail project in Santa Clarita, visit

City & County Hosting Informational Open House

May 27, 2015
The City of Santa Clarita,  with Los Angeles County and Los Angeles County Flood Control District, is having host an open house event to inform local residents and businesses about the development of the Enhanced Watershed Management Plan (EWMP). The open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Jo Anne Darcy Library.

Residents can view the Enhanced Watershed Management Plan and the Coordinated Integrated Monitoring Plan documents at

For further information, contact the City of Santa Clarita’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 286- 4098.

Santa Clarita City Council Awards and Recognitions: May 27th

May 27, 2015


At last night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Marsha McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council presented a proclamation to the Santa Clarita Bicycle Coalition for their efforts in promoting National Bicycle Month.

‘Thursdays@Newhall’ Series Continues on May 28

May 27, 2015

On Thursday, May 28, the ARTree Speaker Series, presented in partnership with the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, will feature Los Angeles animator, filmmaker and artist Javier Barboza from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library. Barboza will discuss his surreal and narrative methods of creativity that tackles the complexities of urban life.


Also on Thursday, May 28, beginning at 8 p.m. the SCVTV presents the OutWest Concert Series will host Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band, a newgrass Americana folk fusion quintet, at the Repertory East Playhouse. Tickets can be purchased here.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Thursdays@Newhall events, visit

22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Recap: VIDEO

May 26, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita covered the 22nd annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival which took place on April 18 – 19 at William S. Hart Park in Old Town Newhall.

Learn to Write Movies Like the Pros! Attend Free New Heights: Artists Development Workshop this Wednesday

May 26, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita invites local artists, performers and writers to attend a free New Heights: Artist Development Panel Discussion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, in the Century Room at Santa Clarita City Hall.

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The panel discussion entitled, “Screenwriting 101,” will feature film and television professionals Rob Edwards, Gary Tieche and Jacques Thelemaque, who will share their experiences with screenwriting and provide participants with some insight and tools to create screenplays.

For more information about the New Heights series, visit

City Hall Closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day Holiday

May 25, 2015

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In honor of Memorial Day, Santa Clarita City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

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All branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 25,  in observance of Memorial Day.

Need High Speed Excitement this Weekend?

May 22, 2015


On Saturday, May 23, Six Flags Magic Mountain will open its newly redesigned, Twisted Colossus.

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Unlike traditional coasters,Twisted Colossus is a unique, hybrid coaster — steel and wood.

For tickets and information, visit For more information about lodging or tourism in Santa Clarita, go to

Around Town: Old Town Newhall Farmers Market

May 22, 2015


Looking for something to do this weekend? Come check out the Old Town Newhall Farmers’ Market. The market brings a fresh approach to food shopping.


Hours for this Saturday, May 23,  from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center, located at 22421 Market Street. You will find the finest in fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables.


In addition to the fresh and delicious food available for purchase, the event will feature fun activities for the entire family.

For more information on the Farmers’ Market contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.


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