Archive for June 1st, 2012

City of Santa Clarita Now Accepting Additional Names for the Youth Grove Memorial

June 1, 2012

The City of Santa Clarita is accepting names for the Youth Grove Memorial in Central Park, which is dedicated to honoring local youth who have died in traffic-related incidents.

The Santa Clarita Youth Grove is a half-acre memorial with 82 pillars, each representing a young life, age 24 and younger, whose life was cut short because of a traffic-related incident. Each pillar bears a plaque with the youth’s name as well as a reminder that the young person lost will always be “Forever 16”, “Forever 18,” or “Forever Young.” 

To nominate a youth’s name to be included in the Annual Evening of Remembrance at Central Park on September 29, applicants must complete a release form, signed by the parent, and submit it by Friday, July 27. The release form is available on the City’s website or by calling Community Services at (661) 250-3708. 

For more information on the Youth Grove, please contact the City’s Human Services Administrator, Janine Prado, at (661) 250-3708 or visit Santa-Clarita.com.

Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Featured on KTLA Morning Show

June 1, 2012

KTLA’s Allie Mac Kay was at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center this morning with L.A. County Fire Department and Santa Clarita lifeguards to show viewers the importance of water safety for this upcoming summer. To view Allie Mac Kay’s water safety coverage at the Aquatic Center, click here

L.A. County Fire Department, Santa Clarita Lifeguards, and Stewie the Duck gave presentations to viewers about water safety.

Click here for the LA County Fire’s water safety list.

Residents are also encouraged to attend a FREE Water Safety Expo tomorrow, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Station #126, located at 26320 Citrus Street.

For more information about this upcoming event and water safety resources, contact LACoFD Community Services Liaison Stephanie English at (661) 287-3690, or the Public Information Team at (323) 881-2411.

Photo Enthusiasts Invited for Free Photography Session with Local Photographer

June 1, 2012

Community members are invited to attend a FREE black-and-white photo session and workshop with local photographer Ted Dayton tomorrow, June 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn about photography and processing images using Adobe Photoshop.

Participants will meet at Lowe’s parking lot on Bouquet Canyon Road and take a short walk down into the Santa Clara River to take pictures of the bridge where Dayton’s ‘Beauty is a Bridge’ project began.

Click image for Ted Dayton’s Photography website.

To RSVP, Arts and Events Supervisor Jeff Barber at jbarber@santa-clarita.com or call the Arts and Events office at (661) 280-3787. All participants are required to bring a Digital SLR camera, tripod, and laptop installed with Adobe Photoshop.


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