Archive for August, 2012

City Hall Closed Monday, September 3, for Labor Day Holiday

August 31, 2012

In honor of Labor Day, Santa Clarita City Hall will be closed Monday, September 3. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

All branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

Around Town: 1st Annual Youth Sports JetHawks Day

August 31, 2012

 On Saturday, August 25, the City of Santa Clarita held its 1st Annual Youth Sports JetHawks Day at Jethawk Stadium.

SCVTV’s Dave Caldwell covered the event as well as threw out a first pitch.

Youth Sports ‘First Pitch’ winner Jeff throws out his first pitch before the game.

Youth Sports participant Savanah raced JetHawk’s Mascot ‘Kaboom’ around the bases.

Youth Sports participant Dylan announced all JetHawk’s batters for an inning.

For more information about youth sports in Santa Clarita, visit

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces World Record Setting New Coaster Coming Spring 2013

August 31, 2012

On Wednesday, August 30, Six Flags Magic Mountain announced a new world record setting roller coaster that will be coming in Spring 2013.

Unlike traditional coasters, Full Throttle is a unique, one-of-a-kind triple launch coaster with a “Top Hat” feature that traces the outside of a world-record 160-foot loop — plus a zero to 70 miles-per-hour acceleration on two forward launches and one backward launch into and out of an underground tunnel.

For tickets and information about Six Flag’s Magic Mountain’s new roller coaster, visit For more information about tourism in Santa Clarita, go to

Santa Clarita Crossing Guards Participate in CPR Anytime Program

August 31, 2012

On Tuesday, August 28, crossing guards from Santa Clarita participated in the City/Los Angeles County Fire Department /American Heart Association CPR Anytime Program. The CPR Anytime program is a self-directed program where participants learn how to preform CPR with the use a personal kit that includes a DVD and table top manikin.

Los Angeles County firefighters and Aquatic staff demonstrated the necessary skills to perform CPR. The crossing guards will use their own kit to share the training and refresh skills with at least 10 people they know.

For more information about about public safety in Santa Clarita, visit

Around Town – ‘Heroin Kills: One Year Later’ Event

August 30, 2012

L-R: City Manager Ken Pulskamp, Cpt. Paul Becker, Dr. Darrin Privett, Tim Traurig, Cary Quashen, Mark Jaurez, and Kathy Hunter

The City of Santa Clarita and its partners held the Heroin Kills: One Year Later event at the Santa Clarita Activities Center yesterday, August 29, to update residents on the continuing problem of heroin and other drugs in Santa Clarita. The standing-room-only crowd was estimated to have over 400 attendees.

A resource fair highlighted local non-profits and organizations with information about getting help with drug and alcohol addiction in Santa Clarita.

Mayor Frank Ferry spoke at the event about the importance of over coming drug addiction.

Click here to visit the City’s Flickr page to see all of the photos taken at the Heroin Kills: One Year Later event.

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For more information about Heroin Kills: One Year Later event, visit

Santa Clarita Public Library Presents ‘Fall Storytime’ September 4

August 30, 2012

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Fall Storytime returns to the Santa Clarita Public Library beginning September 4 at the Canyon Country Library and Valencia Library.  No registration is necessary for any Storytimes, and residents are invited to begin attending any time during any session.

These programs are designed to appeal to the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of a particular group and their caregivers.

  • Baby and Toddler Storytime helps build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-36 months old.
  • School Readiness Storytime is a fun and interactive way to build early literacy, listening, and group participation skills with childrens books, rhymes, songs, and engaging projects.
  • Family Storytime is a great way to get together with the family to listen to a wide array of stories for all age groups. The event is free and is open to the public.
  • Bilingual Storytime is a new addition to Storytime with fun and interactive activities, rhymes, songs, and stories in both Spanish and English.

For details on programs and performances at each location, visit the library events calendar at or contact Santa Clarita Youth Services Coordinator Kelly Behle at

Around Town: UCLA Film Archive and Preservation Center Construction Update

August 30, 2012

The Film Archive and Preservation Center’s first floor walls and floor slabs were completed in early June. Now the second floor concrete beams and slabs have been completed.

Construction of the second floor walls at the south and east wings have also been completed.

The north and west wing walls are currently in progress.

At the film collection storage area, the floor structure is designed to support a massive 545 lb per sq. ft.

For more information about the UCLA Film Archive and Preservation Center, visit the City’s eService webpage at

‘Senses on Main’ to Host Pirate Themed Block Party September 20

August 30, 2012

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Avast! The City’s SENSES monthly block party is hosting a Pirates themed block party on Thursday, September 20, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

There will be piratical activities, food trucks, themed drinks and live entertainment at the FREE event.

SENSES is part of the monthly Thursdays at Newhall event series, which includes a weekly Farmers Market and Art Walk every first Thursday.

For event updates, contest giveaways and special promotions, visit; follow SENSES on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Santa Clarita City Council Community Recognitions: August 28th

August 29, 2012

At last nights City Council Meeting, Mayor Frank Ferry and the Santa Clarita City Council recognized local residents for their accomplishments in helping to make Santa Clarita a better place.

The Santa Clarita City Council recognized Sandra Cattell and the Sierra Club for their work on the CEMEX issue in the past few years

The Santa Clarita City Council also set a proclamation for the Senior Center to make August Senior Center Month and this week Adult Day Services Week.

Orangeline Development Authority Name and Logo Development Contest Extended through September 30

August 29, 2012

In late May, Santa Clarita residents were invited to participate in a name and logo development contest sponsored by the Orangeline Development Authority (OLDA) and participating community sponsors. The name and logo contest has now been extended untill the end of September.  Now through September 30, the organization is accepting ideas for a new agency name and logo, with cash prizes awarded for first, second and third place winners.

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Contest entries will be judged on originality, suitability, and design aesthetics and the same individual can submit in both the name and logo category. 

For more information about the Orangeline Development Authority’s name and logo contest, and for official rules and requirements, visit


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