Around Town: Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Hosts Southern California Public Pool Operators Association Lifeguard Competition

July 31, 2014

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On Sunday, July 20,  the City of Santa Clarita hosted over 200 lifeguards and spectators at the annual Southern California Public Pool Operators Association (SCPPOA) Lifeguard Competition at the Aquatic Center.

This was the first time in over 14 years that Santa Clarita hosted the event. There were 11 teams that competed in two categories: Large and Small Agency.

Santa Clarita competed in the Large Agency category and finished in second place to the first place LA County South agency. The City of Ventura placed first in the Small Agency category.

For more information about the City’s Aquatic Center, visit Santa-Clarita.com/Aquatic .

‘Take It Easy’ with Hotel California this Saturday at City’s Concerts in the Park

July 30, 2014

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On Saturday, August 2, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles”.

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First Entertainment Credit Union, presenting sponsor for the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, is giving away a free iPadeach week of the concerts through the end of August. To enter to win, go into the new First Entertainment Credit Union location at Granary Square and fill out an entry form.

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All Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot.  Admission is free to the public.

Residents interested in claiming parking space ahead of time can purchase back stage parking passes for $20 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of their concert. Parking passes are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit Arts.Santa-Clarita.com .

 

Author of Oprah.com’s ‘Book of the Week’ Pick Comes to Santa Clarita Public Library August 5

July 30, 2014

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The Santa Clarita Public Library invites residents to attend an evening with Yangsze Choo, author of The Ghost Bride, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, at the Canyon Country Library.

Sponsored by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, Choo will speak about her highly acclaimed novel, The Ghost Bride, a historical fantasy complete with Chinese émigré culture, mystery and spirit marriage.  Recognized by Oprah.com as “Book of the Week,” this story has captivated readers who join Choo’s heroine on a journey through the afterlife, complete with an adventure and unexpected romance.

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The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is an active group of Santa Clarita residents who volunteer, advocate and fundraise to meet the needs of the Santa Clarita Public Library.  All of the proceeds from fundraising events and programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library go towards providing new materials and programming at the Santa Clarita Public Library.

For more information about the Friends of the Santa Clarita Library and the event, visit SantaClaritaFOL.com.

Around Town: Thousands Attend ‘Summer Bash’ Beach Party in Canyon Country

July 29, 2014

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On Friday, July 25, the City of Santa Clarita hosted the inaugural Summer Bash beach party in Canyon Country.

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Thousands of residents attended the party with live rock n’ roll music, food trucks, fun family activities, and 75 tons of sand.

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For more information on future events in the City of Santa Clarita, visit Arts.Santa-Clarita.com .

Around Town: City Begins Installation on Old Town Newhall Wayfinding and Directional Signage

July 29, 2014
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The City recently began installation of the new Old Town Newhall directional and monument wayfinding signage.

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The first two monument signs are being installed along Lyons Avenue, with a third directional sign under construction in the median directly adjacent to the Old Town Newhall Library.  Installation of all three signs will be completed by the first week of August.

SCV Food Pantry’s 6th Annual Summer Food Drive in Full Swing: VIDEO

July 29, 2014

The SCV Food Pantry’s 6th Annual Summer Food Drive is in full swing and the City needs food donations to help local families in need now through August 29.

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Items most needed this summer include: tuna, peanut butter, canned meats, fruit, tomatoes, dried soups, cereal, macaroni and cheese, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, bar soap, diapers and feminine hygiene products.

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Collection bins for non-perishable food donations have been set-up at eight city facilities including:

  • City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard
  • Santa Clarita Sports Complex, located at 20880 Centre Point Parkway
  • Transit Maintenance Facility,located at 2400 Main Street
  • Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road
  • City’s Corporate Yard, located at 25663 Avenue Stanford
  • Valencia Library,located at 23743 Valencia Boulevard
  • Old Town NewhallLibrary, located at 24500 Main Street
  • Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road

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Non-perishable items may also be directly donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, located at 24133 Railroad Avenue.  Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday.

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Click to visit SCV Food Pantry’s website.

Since 1986, the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry has been distributing food to low-income residents. The Food Pantry relies on donations from the community to provide supplemental food on a short-term basis to qualified, local residents.

For more information on the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, visitSCVFoodPantry.org  or contact Belinda Crawford of the Food Pantry at (661) 255-9078. 

Around Town: Sierra Highway Side Panel Beautification Project

July 28, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita began the Sierra Highway Side Panel Beautification Project in late June and is scheduled to be completed in early August.

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This project will also include the installation of more than 30 new trees, decorative tree grates, a new vinyl-coated fence within Caltrans right of way and lodge pole fencing on the east and west side of Sierra Highway extending from the intersection of Flying Tiger, south to Via Princessa.

Work to install the new trees and vinyl-coated fencing has been completed, with the lodge pole fencing scheduled for installation the first week of August.

Around Town: Youth Sports Summer Open Run Basketball Program

July 28, 2014

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On July 9, the City’s Youth Sports Summer Open Run Basketball program returned for its second consecutive year on Wednesday, July 9.

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Players 9-13 years old were able to show up alone or with their friends to play in organized, pick-up basketball games in a protected, yet unstructured playing atmosphere. Nearly 100 people were in attendance to play or support participants.

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Everyone enjoyed this open court challenge format, which focused on developing basketball skills and showcasing player talents. This program also featured music to create a fun and festive park environment.

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

A ‘Whole Lotta Love’ is Coming to Central Park with Led Zepagain Performing this Saturday

July 23, 2014

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On Saturday, July 26, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by Led Zepagain.

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First Entertainment Credit Union, presenting sponsor for the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, is giving away a free iPad each week of the concerts through the end of August. To enter to win, go into the new First Entertainment Credit Union location at Granary Square and fill out an entry form.

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All Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot.  Admission is free to the public.

Residents interested in claiming parking space ahead of time can purchase back stage parking passes for $20 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of their concert. Parking passes are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

Need Help With Your Homework? The Santa Clarita Public Library Has Tools You Can Use:VIDEO

July 22, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita takes a look at the Santa Clarita Public Libraries homework help offered online through the library’s website. Take a few minutes to learn more about how the program can help you and your kids this fall.

For more information about the Santa Clarita Public Library, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com .


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