April 24, 2014
On April 11, the Canyon Country Community Center invited families to take part in the first XerPro Family Night Challenge. The Center was divided into four areas; Trivia, XerPro Wall, Lounge, and Photo Booth, to accommodate each individual’s interests and strengths, and provide a rotating schedule so that every family was able to compete in each room.
The focal point of the XerPro Family Challenge was the XerPro Wall focusing on teamwork, communication, and determination based on the points they accumulated during the event. After three rotations of diverse challenges, families awaited to hear their standings.
In the Trivia area, participants’ knowledge of such topics as Santa Clarita, celebrities & athletes, geography, entertainment, basic math, and United States Presidents were tested.
Lastly, each family was able to decorate a picture frame for a family photo taken at the center’s Photo Booth. Every participant earned a medallion, and the top three families earned a trophy to take home.
For more information about future events at the Canyon Country Community Center, visit Santa-Clarita.com/CCCC.
April 23, 2014
On Tuesday, April 15, 30 Youth Employment Services (YES) teens attended an Employer Feedback Workshop at the Newhall Library where they received an evaluation from their workplace supervisor based on their performance, attendance and attitude. Over 95% of the participants received “excellent and good” markings on their evaluations.
The goal of the YES program is to provide teens with job experience and life skills training to help them become more confident, employable and responsible.
For more information about the City’s Youth Employment Services program, visit Santa-Clarita.com.
April 22, 2014
Newly elected City Councilmember Dante Acosta will be officially sworn in tonight at the Santa Clarita City Council meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
April 18, 2014
On Saturday, April 12, the City of Santa Clarita held its annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, at Central Park.
Mayor Laurene Weste and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean helped plant the ceremonial tree to kick off the event.
A popular feature of the event is the free mulch and tree giveaways.
The Amgen Tour of California promoted the upcoming cycling event that will be held in Santa Clarita.
There was also a recycled art gallery on display, as well as a cArt aRt contest that showcased resident’s artwork on recycling bins.
For more information about future green events in Santa Clarita, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.
April 17, 2014
Santa Clarita Youth Sports Program participated in the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation’s (SCMAF) 2014 Basketball Championships in late March in Los Angeles area.
The teams qualified for the tournament through winning the City’s Winter Basketball Championships. Over the course of two days, the City’s three teams played nine games and finished with an overall record of 5 wins and 4 loses.
This included an outstanding 4th place finish by the Senior Boys team and an impressive 2nd place finish by the Major Girls team, which participated in a nine team bracket.
For more information about the City’s Youth Sports Program, visit Santa-Clarita.com/YouthSports.
April 16, 2014
On Friday, March 28, over 250 residents attended the Friday Night Lights (FNL) event at the Park Sierra Apartment complex in Canyon Country.
Youth and teens participated in activities including face painting, water-balloon toss, and multiple themed games.
Residents participated in bingo activities and enjoyed prizes donated by Toys R US, Canyon Country Car Wash, and Stater Brothers Grocery Store.
For more information about future Friday Night Lights events in Canyon Country, visit Santa-Clarita.com/CCCC.
April 16, 2014
The Santa Clarita 2014 Municipal election final ballot count commenced today, following the counting of 1,001 ballots, with final non-certified results announced. Mayor Laurene Weste was the top vote-getter with 6,210 votes, followed by Mayor Pro tem Marsha McLean with 5,677 votes.
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The third spot went to first-time City Council candidate Dante Acosta, with 4,937 votes –104 votes ahead of candidate Alan Ferdman. Finishing fifth was Gloria Mercado-Fortine with 4,633 votes; Duane Harte with 4,506 votes and Maria Gutzeit with 4,472 votes. Election results to be certified at the April 22 City Council meeting. For more details click here or go to Election Central.
April 15, 2014
On Saturday, April 5, Santa Clarita Valley teens traveled to South Gate to participate in the 4th Annual Teen Summit held by the SoCal Teen Coalition.
Approximately 300 teens from Santa Barbara to Orange County took part in interactive sessions that included leadership, ethical decision making, and diversity.
Teens interacted in multiple workshops presented by South Gate law enforcement, peers from the City of Santa Barbara, and the Southern California Teen Coalition.
For more information about the City’s Human Services Department, visit Santa-Clarita.com.
April 14, 2014
In late March, construction began on the shade structures for the playground areas at Fair Oaks Park. Construction on both shade structures at Fair Oaks Park is now complete and ready to be used by kids.
For more information about the City’s Parks and Facilities, visit Santa-Clarita.com.