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| Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Three Oaks
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City officials gathered Wednesday for the Grand Opening of “Three Oaks,” the first 100-percent affordable family development in Santa Clarita.

Located on a site that once served as a Caltrans Park and Ride lot, the 1.6 acre site in Newhall was acquired by the city of Santa Clarita in 2010.

Jointly developed by Related California and National Community Renaissance, in partnership with the City, Three Oaks consists of four buildings, containing 29 apartments for low income families and 1,600 square feet of community space.

The development was financed and developed with a combination of public and private resources, which included approximately $5 million coming from the city of Santa Clarita.

Hope Through Housing Foundation will provide social services at Three Oaks, which will include adult educational, health and wellness or skill building classes (such as financial literacy and computer training). An on-site service coordinator will be responsible for Youth Services, Healthcare and Prevention Services and Social Connectedness Activities.

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172 Comments

  1. Steve Brown Steve Brown says:

    OH BOY AFFORDABLE HOUSING!! Just what we need is lots and lots of poor people. Next they will have to open a Welfare office, Section 8 housing, and Disability Counseling. AND, when crime goes up, our city fathers will say they have no idea why that happened, except please pass this bond issue for more cops.

    • Rachel Todd Rachel Todd says:

      I’m not a criminal and would love to be able to have a place of my own. I don’t mind living with my parents, but after a certain age, you’re supposed to move out. Sorry I’m a millinial and too broke to afford a $2500 /month place without 5 other roommates

      • Ashley says:

        I’m 21 and my boyfriend and I do it all on our own. It’s not that hard if you get a big girl job

      • Travis Levy says:

        Rachel you should look into FHA loans. As rent increased out here in SCV it was cheaper for me to buy than to rent. My first townhome I only had to put down 3.5% IN 2009 which came out to just over $10K. I spent the next 4 yrs remodeling that townhome and turned it into a $120K profit when I sold it. I now own a house valued at $550K and my mortgage is $1741.00. I was unhappy renting so I stepped my game up and got a big boy job and worked my butt off. I drove a POS car for many years that would get me to work instead of a fancy car ,which is just a horrible investment anyways. I didn’t go out bar hopping every night like my friends did. It was hard I’m not gunna lie but I look back now at what I have and those friends that decided to not step their game up are still renting with roommates and their almost 40 now. I understand what your are saying about wanting to live in the town you grew up in but the city shouldn’t make special arrangements for others. This is what happens when people are raised that everyone deserves an award. I don’t mind the high rent here in SCV now that I’ve been a home owner. High rent keeps the trash out.

    • Yeah, your generation got screwed out of the ownership market. 90% of that generation will be renters for life.

    • Steve Brown Steve Brown says:

      Well, here are a couple of good ideas: 1. Get a better job. 2. Lots of low income houses in San Fernando, Sylmar, Pacoima. Lots of people want to live in Beverly Hills but can’t afford it.

    • Rachel Todd Rachel Todd says:

      I have a good job after 6 months of constant rejections, I’m in school (that I’m paying for myself) to earn my degree so I can obtain a “better job”…ive lived in this city my entire life, and have a job out here.

      Is it too much to ask to live in the city I grew up in??

    • Steve Brown Steve Brown says:

      YES if you can’t afford it. I lived most of my life in Burbank, and my wife in Culver City. When we married we couldn’t afford to buy in either place, so we moved here where we could afford it. We didn’t moan and groan until the state made requirements for “affordable housing”, we moved to where we could afford it. My children live in Castaic because housing here was too expensive.

    • Rachel Todd it is not too much, but unfortunately the lefty people running this state want very much for California to be overcrowded, expensive and increasingly third-world. Your best interests have been abandoned. Don’t vote for these people, and wake up your friends… your future is slipping away by the day.

    • Rachel Todd Rachel Todd says:

      I don’t want to “moan and groan” about it, but if an opportunity is there, I’d be a fool to not take advantage

    • Steve Brown Steve Brown says:

      It is a shame that the state of California saw fit to write in a requirement for “affordable housing” in the permit process for land developers. That way you can buy a $500.000.00 house right next door to an apartment complex. Does wonders for your property value

    • First off crime is a ready going up in the city!! They keep building and building regular ““ homes up here and people are committing suicide people are shooting one another people are drinking and driving more killing people if you build it they will come and that’s happening without having low income housing up here!!! Secondly judge not let ye be judged!! Who are you to judge other people that are struggling and hurting and need a place to live?! I am a single mom with three children! I work three jobs I bust my ass and I still cannot afford to live in my own place in the Santa Carita Valley!!!! I am not a lowlife, and I am not a criminal! I have three children two of which are disabled and it would be really really nice to have my own place to live so before you start ranting and Raven about people and judging people why don’t you look in the mirror! Check around maybe be a little bit more caring about the person walking down the street, the person who’s driving you to your destination getting you home safe, or busting their butt being your caregiver when you’re old and you can’t do anything! why don’t you think about that before you judge people😡😡

      • Jeff Stevens says:

        Thank you, well said. I live in Santa Clarita , I’m disabled, I’ve been working here for 30 years have a six-figure income. My daughter and his son can’t afford to buy their own place so they live with us. This would be the perfect place for her and her son. She works makes her car payment pays all the bills. She just can’t afford to $3000 mortgage.

        • Travis Levy says:

          Jeff Stevens If she’s looking at a $3000 mortgage than maybe she shouldn’t be looking at $500K homes. Maybe she should start off with a condo or townhome.

    • Nelson Cox Nelson Cox says:

      Rachel Todd You keep doing what you’re doing. Some people don’t get that in CA, especially in LA County, it is almost impossible for a recent graduate to attain the opportunities their parents did because of poor voting choices made by generations past. You study hard, work hard and you’ll find the success you’re working towards. Let these people whine because their in their twilight and realize that their ship is sinking because LA’s real estate market is as vast as the county. Adjust and overcome… we all must do that.

    • Hayiiieee! Theres already crime up to the top. Not only the poor people cause crime!

    • You were a freaking government employee and then worked in a unionized trade. How dare you get on your high-horse like you are freaking Andrew Carnegie. Your political generation completely stripped the United States of any worthwhile jobs.

    • Nelson Cox Nelson Cox says:

      Leonard John Elick III exactly!

    • Rachel Todd – keep up the good work. Don’t listen to anyone but your inner intuition. You are doing your best and that’s more than I can say for many people who take advantage of situations.

    • Paul Wynne Paul Wynne says:

      Steve Brown and you’re a pissed off Republican right? Then stop voting for people who hate you. To trump YOU are the “poor people”. Steve, I’m sorry your life didn’t pan out the way you’d been told it would. But America is in decline now, and we all have to face up to the fact that there are no more “good paying jobs” for people who only graduated High School. The global workforce is better educated and less entitled than Americans, hence the jobs have gone overseas. For ever. Right now 40% of Americans are living below the poverty line. So “poor people” as you call them are actually becoming the ‘norm’ now. So boohoo for you Steve, you gonna be sharing Santa Clarita with people who earn less than you, but have higher IQs than you. Go figure eh?

    • Steve I agree with you 150%!! You’re saying what so many of us are scared to say!

    • Paul Wynne Paul Wynne says:

      Vanessa Arjoon you mean he’s saying all the bigoted stuff you want to say, but don’t even have the honesty to own up to? Shame on you.

    • Maybe you should move to pacific palisades
      Oh wait you couldn’t afford it your too low income

    • Gail says:

      Could you manage to be a little more prejudiced, hateful and discriminatory please? Just checking.

    • Chris Tee Chris Tee says:

      Who’d WANT to live in Steve’s neighborhood lol Redneck Road? Racist Ravine? Klan Korner?

    • Wish they had a middle finger emoji for this stupid ignorant comment

    • Alexandra Smith they do 🖕🏼😝🖕🏼

    • Christina says:

      I went love to live there I’m a single mom who works full-time doesn’t qualify for any government program cuz supposedly I make too much but when I applied for that affordable living they said I don’t make enough so where’s the happy medium in this situation

    • Bri Michelle Bri Michelle says:

      I make over 100k a year, I’m not a criminal, I’m the opposite. And i can’t
      Even afford to buy a house in scv! You sir, have a hateful heart. I feel bad for you.

      • Travis Levy says:

        Bri Michelle: I make $30k less than you and I’m now onto my second home in Saugus. Maybe YOUR doing something wrong.

    • Marla says:

      Things have changed in case you hadn’t noticed. When I was 18 we could afford to get a little apartment & have food on the table working at a local groery store. When I was 20 I made 8.65 an hour as a Certified Nurses Aid & I paid 210. per month for a one bedroom apartment. That was 40 years ago. That same job today, pays about $10. per hour & that same apartment would be about 2100. Do you in your high and mighty mind see something wrong with this picture? You, with your I got mine attitude, so screw the rest of you! She has a valid point. Anyone working a full 40 hour week should be able to afford a roof over their head & food on the table. We could when I was young, but not now. SCV was a great place before people like YOU,Steven Brown moved in. Which is why those of us who helped build it up have moved out.

    • Susanne Shep Susanne Shep says:

      I work my butt off 50-60 hours a week and still cannot afford a place of my own in Los Angeles. I have a Bachelors degree. Not all people who live in low income housing are drug addicts, criminal or losers. I certainly am not. We want better jobs and better things too but it doesnt happen overnight. If you can point me in the direction of a job that pays me enough to afford these rent prices let alone purchase prices I’m all ears. If not then take your smug attitude elsewhere. You’re part of the problem not the solution. Not to mention cold-hearted. I’m not looking for handout but a hand-up would be nice. Who hasn’t had help getting to where they are? I think we all have had help somewhere along the line.

    • Oh fuck this guy was serious??? Jesus the stupidity hurts.

    • Travis Levy says:

      I’m right there with you Steve. I’ve lived out here my whole life 37 years and these morons in power are ruining our city. Do they do background checks on these people ? All I see that comes with low rent is TROUBLE.

    • Sir I understand your comment but I don’t appreciate it because I am a disabled person who works full time gets assistant and lives with his family because he can’t afford to live on my own. Also I grew up out here and don’t want the community changed by offering subsidy housing but it’s time scv grow with the times and start to offer competitive housing! For Everyone.

    • Steve Brown Steve Brown says:

      Right now it does offer “competitive” housing. “Low Income Housing” are homes where the selling price is kept artificially low. I’m sorry you have disabilities and are unable to afford housing in the valley. I was speaking of housing for the chronically poor, not the disabled. There are several assisted living apartments in the valley. I’m adamantly against a family of 8 living in a subsidized 2 bedroom home “because they always lived in the valley, can’t find a job here but want to stay here.

  2. Greg Brown Greg Brown says:

    Sell now. Mark my words.

  3. Rocky Arthur Rocky Arthur says:

    Another hang out for gang bangers !!

    • Paul Wynne Paul Wynne says:

      Have you looked at the people in the photo?

    • Paul Wynne those aren’t the ones that are moving in, those people are just virtue signaling… right before going home to their million dollar homes in Valencia and Stevenson Ranch.

    • Roger Cuevas Roger Cuevas says:

      Wow Rocky! There are people that weren’t lucky enough to get a city pension like yourself . I left that city job , because I was embarrassed at the level of incompetency and laziness. I can surely afford awesome town , but I will not subject my family to the attitude from some of the residents . Enjoy your retirement.

  4. Stephanie says:

    What ads said yes to this

  5. Another future Nickerson gardens

  6. El Rey El Rey says:

    Pretty sad to see so many people not want people off the st. Reality is. The Poor will always exist no matter what. Either help educate them or you’re going to pay for them in county jail down the line anyway. Santa Clarita is growing. With a growing city population. The population of poor will rise too. If you’re a resident in this town and expect there to be zero form of low income people living along side you. In most cases parts of town you dont hang out in 90% of the time anyway. The world just doesn’t work that way unfortunately. We either try and help or we don’t. Either way is going to stink having to help. If we don’t. The problems only get worse and worse.

    • Hey. I’m educated and I’m still poor. I have had to work 3 jobs to make ends meet. It’s not only the poor that commit crimes.

    • And. El Rey. I was born here. I graduated 3 months before my class. First Graduating class Of Canyon High Scholl.
      I worked in the fields what now is The Mall and all the car dealerships. Newhall Ranch Road was all agriculture. We were poor. Never commited a crime.

    • El Rey El Rey says:

      Ok? Well that stinks. Not sure what the point was to that statement. I agree. Never said that the poor are the only ones that commit crimes. They are just statistically proven to be more prone to lead a life of crime. Not all. I myself am living proof of that. In my post I noted that “most” not all. Also what are you educated in?

    • El Rey El Rey says:

      Putting words in mouth doesn’t help your misguided anger. I want there to be affordable housing. Poor, yes are more prone to steal. Its just a fact unfortunately. It’s statistically proven. Thats not speaking down on them. My post has more to do with the Poor getting a chance at living in a safe city like this one. To give them a better shot at being able to afford 2500 dollar rent. I’ve seen it first hand when the right people are given an opportunity. They grow with hard work an education. They become police officers, doctors, nurses, so we can at least agree on that.

    • Travis Levy says:

      I could hardly care about the homeless due to I’m sure they don’t care that I get up at 4am to go to work 1.5 hrs away to work 12 hrs then to sit in 3.5 hrs of traffic on the 405 coming home. Why do I do it you may ask? Because Its my decision to live here no one else’s.No one says you have to live here. Step your game up , bust your ass and quit complaining. You are in charge of your own life. I didn’t study hard in school and didn’t go to college that was my decision. Was it a smart one? Probably not but I worked hard and bought a house and did it without bitching about it. Because at the end of the day I can only blame myself if I’m not happy. So many people want to blame others. Grow up people you cant have your cake and eat it too.

  7. Cathy Byers Cathy Byers says:

    There’s a lot of people against this I wonder how it got through the city council

  8. Jesus fucking Christ these comments make me really glad I don’t live here anymore…

  9. Nena Guzmán Nena Guzmán says:

    los clase media que no les gusta esta nueva ayuda para los más necesitados, deberían moverse a beverly hills u otra parte donde no tengan que convivir o soportar esta terrible cosa para ellos! 😝

    • Nena Guzmán Nena Guzmán says:

      y tampoco estoy de acuerdo con gente que vive del walfere, o usan el dinero para sus vicios y muchos otros beneficios por la simple flojera que les da trabajar! a esos si que los investiguen y los manden a trabajar por vagos. Eso no justo, que paguemos impuestos para que esos vivan de uno! 😠😠

  10. Ralph Green Ralph Green says:

    I really cant wait to get out of california. Even though ive been here my whole life i cant stand the direction this city is making. Scv charges beverly hill prices for a palmdale like area. Now low income housing is gonna attract even more undesireables who are going to to make plamdale/lancaster look more appealing

  11. Chris Gately Chris Gately says:

    For those giving this post 😡’s… I offer my services as a Real Estate Broker to you. I have a list of clients who can’t wait to move here. I think the SCV is great ❤️and see new people coming to this community as a great chance to improve lives and grow culturally.

    GATELY Properties

    #scvrealestate
    #realestate
    #gprealtor

  12. All homes do is tie u down anyways everyone needs to live in a little paid off cabin

  13. About time,hope they pick & choose carefully!

  14. Mary Guzman Mary Guzman says:

    Not to happy about this…

  15. Jared Axen Jared Axen says:

    Not really the place for it . Cost of living is too high here for recipients of OH. Makes more sense in Bakersfield or a comparable zip code.

  16. Lola Rose Lola Rose says:

    Sheesh, I can’t believe what snobs people are! Acting like you live in some amazing upscale place…santa clarita is really nothing special. Just a bunch of people who think they’re better than their fellow humans because there are more zeros in your paycheck or something. I grew up my whole life surrounded by extremely wealthy people who would consider santa claritians rather poor and never encountered such snobbery from these people who have far more than people here ever will.

    • has nothing to do with snobbery…has EVERYTHING to do with the doubling of the population so that this can become the new San Fernando valley, but without the necessary infrastructure (or water eventually) to support all this incoming growth throughout and ringing this valley.

    • Anyone you don’t agree with is a snob, and people should listen to you that SCV is nothing special. 😝

    • Paul Wynne Paul Wynne says:

      Ruben Andre Norte yes, Ruben you are quoting what she said word for word. It’s her opinion. I happen to think Santa Clarita is a nice place except for the bigots.

    • Paul Wynne Paul Wynne says:

      Roger Langford that’s the most intelligent ‘negative’ comment to date.

    • Oh brother roger, get a life dude. You are not entitled to anything….

    • Alexandra Smith….I have no problem with growth as long as it is accompanied by proper infrastructure growth to support it….and that includes necessary water resources. Alexandra….I have a life, thank you.

    • Paul Wynne….thanks. I do like the SCV too. It has been good to my family and I, but I fear what it will look like as we get closer and closer to the 500,000 people that will populate this valley by 2050. That is just based upon housing developments that have ALREADY been approved. It’s gonna get interesting one way or another out here.

    • William Reel William Reel says:

      I hope a illegal alien kicks down your door …

    • Brian Durand Brian Durand says:

      It’s going to be way over 500,000 now. Transportation in the city really sucks especially if you own your own vehicle. But at least all the people are so nice, and the police lovely simply lovely.

    • Lola Rose Lola Rose says:

      Paint it with whatever brush you like. But bottom line, when someone is saying I don’t want YOU in MY town…that’s snobbery. And yes, more homes=more people=infrastructure needs to be built to accommodate it. If that’s your primary concern I would encourage you to get involved in city planning and help make sure the building of infrastructure go along with building of homes. As far as not enough water, I just want to laugh, because we in no way have enough water to support the people who live here now. We buy it from other parts of the country. So if you’re worried about water here, you could always be part of the solution and move to someplace not experiencing a water shortage

    • Paul Wynne the bigots? What kinds of mental gymnastics do you need to do to justify hating yourself?

    • A bunch of wine sipping cheese eaters there now. Used to be considered a hick town. It was more likeable back then.

    • Travis Levy says:

      Lola : People who were raised here know exactly what this place used to be. My grand parents moved here in 1958 and bought their house for $12,000. What’s its turned into is people who want it to be Beverly Hills but can’t afford it and want to bitch. Whats funny is to out side cities were all bunch of assholes. I hear it on Kevin and Bean and Frosty Heidi and Frank all the time about AWESOMETOWN.

  17. This is how the ghettos were started!!

  18. Erica Friske Erica Friske says:

    Carol Smith Friske Pennington it’s comments like the ones above that make me happy I no longer live in Santa Clarita if that helps clarify things for you.

  19. Wow, what a bunch of over dramatic arrogant fucks!! Just hope one day you don’t need affordable housing when you lose your job, get ill, have take care of sickfamily or when you’re old and decrepit!! Just because people are poor, doesn’t mean they are criminals! Fuck off with your high and mighty, righteous bullshit!! Gtfo!

  20. Rich King Rich King says:

    Sounds like the fore runner to communism if you ask me

  21. Omg. I can’t even believe these reactions…it’s disgusting. What the hell is the harm in being happy that people have an opportunity to live in housing in Santa Clarita. And there’s supportive services!!! This is great that this is available. I’m truly happy for those who have a place to call their own and hope that those who are most unwelcoming can start to become better neighbors. And not be such assholes.

    • Funny you say that all I saw was angry emoji and was like oh my God why are people upset even Aunt Joyce was like what why the angry face? People are just self absorbed, didn’t even bother to look at the ignorant comments.

    • Travis Levy says:

      Amber : That’s because they didn’t earn it or work for it. Yes everyone has sad stories but life isn’t fair deal with it. Who really needs affordable housing is our Armed services.

  22. So, if I read this correctly, 29 apartments went in. Umm, that’s not enough to get many people into affordable housing.
    What is the rent? I didn’t read that in the article.
    Are the apartments at least 2 bedrooms??

  23. Bre Paige Bre Paige says:

    Park Sierra was one of the first scv communities to offer low-income housing. You all know how that turned out 😂😂 That place should have their own police substation.

    • Travis Levy says:

      Bre Paige: Thank you !!!!!!! Some people are just too stupid to see the writing on the wall. It may not happen in the next ten years but I guarantee you this apartment complex will turn out just like Park Sierra.

  24. Not really this is a joke who is it affordable for I mean really!

  25. Spencer Clayton says:

    I work full time and I am interested in an apartment. Thank you

  26. Debbi Foley Debbi Foley says:

    It’s always “Not in my backyard”…………

  27. Susanne Shep Susanne Shep says:

    I work my butt off 50-60 hours a week and still cannot afford a place of my own in Los Angeles. I have a college degree. Not all people who live in low income housing are drug addicts, criminal or losers. I certainly am not. We want better jobs and better things too but it doesnt happen overnight. If you can point me in the direction of a job that pays me enough to afford these rent prices let alone purchase prices I’m all ears. If not then take your smug attitude elsewhere. You’re part of the problem not the solution. Not to mention cold-hearted. I’m not looking for handout but a hand-up would be nice. Who hasn’t had help getting to where they are? I think we all have had help somewhere along the line.

  28. William Reel William Reel says:

    Owned!!😂😂 Libtards gotcha!! Counting out this days till I get out of Califuckya

  29. William Reel William Reel says:

    CALIFORNIA ; THE WELFARE STATE : “AFFORDABLE”😂😂😂 Idiots.

  30. After 46 years in Santa Clarita i am gone…other antelope valley. Section 8 … that why they are building other sheriff station…god dammed liberals

  31. Judy Nelson says:

    I would like to know more about the low income housing and the requirements to get approved.

  32. Dena Bogrow Dena Bogrow says:

    This is exciting.. I think this is a start.. I could use this..

  33. Bri Michelle Bri Michelle says:

    Not affordable for middle class!!!!!

  34. Garry Fisher Garry Fisher says:

    Ready for a new Vallarta Grocery Store to go with that?

  35. Sophie Sidky Sophie Sidky says:

    “Affordable.” You know, every time I hear there’s more “affordable housing” coming our way in SCV, it turns out to be more homes for senior citizens.

    Much like every time this has been announced, I won’t hold my breath.

  36. Kristina Joy Kristina Joy says:

    What in the actual fuck is wrong with you people. I know a woman who just moved into that affordable housing. Has lived in SCV for her whole life, is a single mother to 4 children after divorcing her abusive husband. This affordable housing is a blessing to some people in our area. Fucking humble yourselves.

  37. Mark Hawk Mark Hawk says:

    Everyone complaining about this better be handing out full size candy bars for Halloween this year.

  38. These comments are disgraceful, what a shame. Where do you want these people to go?? You don’t want them on the streets, now housing is a issue??

  39. Ashley Camille robertson says:

    Please please pleas!!!!!!

  40. Years ago Santa Clarita was affordable. And then the demand for a nice safe place to live caused the prices of homes to go up especially in valencia. Then they kept building more and more into the hills and beyond. And now that it’s big enough, I’m sure some feel good politicians are saying let’s be like other cities and make affordable housing. Now I’m sure there are some wonderful people that would love to live in Santa Clarita and help to keep it a nice place. But statistically affordable housing attracts the wrong crowd. And subsequently neighborhoods start to change.

    The same thing happened to Santa Maria years ago. And everyone fled to Orcutt. Now that orcutt is a little bigger they are starting to build affordable housing there too. And crime is already starting to rise in that area. I have noticed that Santa Clarita has changed compared to what it was 15-20 years ago.

  41. Hope they are a “zero” drug, alcohol policy!

  42. Angela Jones-White did you know this??

  43. Joseph K says:

    Congratulations to the city of Santa Clarita, the Mayor and City Council. City of Santa Clarita housing people and housing officials. Now we must only erase the stigma, i.e. all of the judgments made against city/public housing projects. Pushing a project like “Three Oaks” through is huge, just huge – everyone in Santa Clarita must be congratulated. This is the absolute model, i.e. “Build more affordable housing.” It helps a lot of good people who’ve maybe had a more challenging life than the rest of us. I’ve worked with and on affordable housing in other cities. Projects like “Three Oaks” which take everything in order to make a reality. Thirty families will now have a home. Their children will now be safe, in very good local schools, etc. The City of Santa Clarita should be commended based on this project alone – uber-impressive. Amazing to me when new buildings open, when new tenants move in, one of the best things to happen to a community, any community. -Joseph K

  44. Joseph K says:

    p.s. to previous

    Huge props to Susanne She for the above comment:

    “I work my butt off 50-60 hours a week and still cannot afford a place of my own in Los Angeles. I have a college degree. Not all people who live in low income housing are drug addicts, criminal or losers. I certainly am not. We want better jobs and better things too but it doesnt happen overnight. If you can point me in the direction of a job that pays me enough to afford these rent prices let alone purchase prices I’m all ears. If not then take your smug attitude elsewhere. You’re part of the problem not the solution. Not to mention cold-hearted. I’m not looking for handout but a hand-up would be nice. Who hasn’t had help getting to where they are? I think we all have had help somewhere along the line.”

    -Awesome, Susanne!

  45. Joseph K says:

    It takes an unbelievable amount of persistence, cooperation, talent – to make a project like “Three Oaks” an actual reality. If people knew the amount of time, effort and caring on behalf of city housing officials? A city council and mayor? There are challenges at every level, so I once more congratulate the city of Santa Clarita. All those behind-the-scenes people who worked to make “Three Oaks” a reality. Very exciting, planning to help more once my move to Santa Clarita is complete (in the process right now, i.e. post retirement) =Joseph K

  46. Hey Steve, we already have all the stuff you mentioned. It just let’s in more trouble and trust me crime will no doubt increase more than it already has

  47. We need affordable housing for young couples with small kids. Most can’t afford to buy a house, as the down payment is the problem. They are living in an apartment with other apartments that have several families living in one. Everything is going up, including food and gas. These couples need to live in a decent apartment that they are able to save to buy a home.

  48. Joe Stephens Joe Stephens says:

    So more trash can come in

  49. DennyNNWofLA says:

    Nice to see all those nice Christian values at work here within these comments. What would your ‘savior’ say to you, if he could?

  50. Take it to Bakersfield

  51. Sir I understand your comment but I don’t appreciate it because I am a disabled person who works full time gets assistant and lives with his family because he can’t afford to live on my own. Also I grew up out here and don’t want the community changed by offering subsidy housing but it’s time scv grow with the times and start to offer competitive housing! For Everyone.

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As part of the city of Santa Clarita's median turf removal project, nine medians on Orchard Village Road will be refurbished from November 2017 until approximately August 2018.
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The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Parkway Motorcars, will host a free Thanksgiving Dinner at the city’s Newhall Community Center on Monday, November 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov 17, 2017
The city of Santa Clarita will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new River Village Trailhead at Bouquet Canyon Road and Newhall Ranch Road on Thursday, November 30 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth will participate in the Santa Clarita Sierra Club’s first-ever “Mayor’s Family Hike” on Sunday, Nov. 19.
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
The Santa Clarita City Council gave the green light Tuesday night to a feasibility study to determine a location for a new amphitheater in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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1957 - Newhall County Library dedicated on Ninth Street; rededicated as city of Santa Clarita's Business Incubator exactly 57 years later (2014) [story]
The WiSH Education Foundation helped students at Sierra Vista Junior High School in Canyon Country with a donation of guitars Friday.
WiSH Foundation Donates New Guitars to Sierra Vista
Rep. Steve Knight (R, CA-25), is sending this letter to constituents about H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives 227-205 Thursday.
Knight: House Tax Bill Offers ‘Unprecedented Relief’
Los Angeles County and city of Los Angeles officials have reached a key milestone in their partnership to create 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless people over the next decade.
LA City-County Partnership to Create Supportive Housing for Homeless
'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical' officially opens at the Palace Theatre in New York on Dec. 4, but this weekend, NY-based CalArts alumni gather for a preview event.
Dec. 4: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants – The Musical’ Opens on Broadway
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, SCV Sheriff's announced the arrest of a Saugus probationer on drug and probation violation charges. Plus, a look at some more fun, holiday events happening this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, November 17, 2017
Seventy dancers from CalArts will present a massive ensemble performance outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.
Dec. 15-16: CalArts Dancers Plan Massive ‘Impromptu’ Performance
REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, in partnership with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, will present the first-ever symposium on "Kandors," the last major project of renowned Los Angeles artist and CalArts alumnus Mike Kelley (Art MFA 78) on Saturday, November 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 18: REDCAT Symposium on Mike Kelley’s ‘Kandors’
Back in rainy Vancouver for the NAIA Cross Country National Championships on Saturday, the TMU Mustangs men's cross country team will look for more monumental firsts.
TMU Cross Country Poised for Podium Finish
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce invites local business owners and managers to a Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast briefing on 2018 employment laws in California at College of the Canyons' University Center on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 a.m.
Dec. 1: New State Employment Laws Outlined at Chancellor’s Breakfast
As part of the city of Santa Clarita's median turf removal project, nine medians on Orchard Village Road will be refurbished from November 2017 until approximately August 2018.
Orchard Village Road Medians to be Improved
'The Republican tax cut bill was written to help the rich at the expense of the middle class,' Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after Thursday's vote on HR-1 in the House of Representatives.
Feinstein: House Tax Bill Would Aid Rich at Expense of Middle Class
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Parkway Motorcars, will host a free Thanksgiving Dinner at the city’s Newhall Community Center on Monday, November 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 20: Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Newhall
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, November 21, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 21: County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man at a Park and Ride lot in Newhall after finding marijuana and cash in his vehicle early Tuesday morning.
Man Arrested for Marijuana at ‘Park and Ride’ Gets Ride to Jail
The city of Santa Clarita will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new River Village Trailhead at Bouquet Canyon Road and Newhall Ranch Road on Thursday, November 30 at 10 a.m.
Nov. 30: Ribbon-Cutting to Dedicate River Village Trailhead
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed the county's first two influenza-associated deaths of the 2017-2018 flu season.
Two Flu Deaths Confirmed in LA County
Officers from the California Highway Patrol's Newhall station arrested a man in Valencia after chasing his vehicle from Bakersfield Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.
CHP Arrests Driver in SCV After Chase from Bakersfield
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Narcotics Bureau deputies arrested a Saugus probationer on drug and probation violation charges Thursday morning.
Saugus Probationer Arrested for Drug Possession
1969 - Construction begins on Magic Mountain amusement park [story]
Boeing announced its investment in Santa Clarita-basted Gamma Alloys, a leader in aluminum alloys focused on developing advanced metal-matrix composites for use in aerospace, automotive and other industries.
Boeing Invests in SC-Based Aerospace, Defense Company
CSUN Men's Basketball head coach Reggie Theus has announced the signings of transfers Jordan Bell, Josh Jefferson and Amel Kuljuhovic to national letters of intent.
Matadors Add Three Recruits During Early Signing Period
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) on Thursday released its annual account of hate crimes reported throughout Los Angeles County in 2016.
Report: Number of County Hate Crimes Remains High
Preparations are underway at the Michael Hoefflin Foundation as it gets ready for the 2017 Family Holiday Baskets.
Michael Hoefflin Foundation Requesting Donations for 2017 Family Holiday Baskets
Fifty-seven games including 15 matchups with 2017 NCAA Tournament teams highlight the 2018 CSUN Baseball schedule.
Matadors Release 2018 Baseball Schedule
The CSUN men's volleyball team wraps up a busy 17-day span this weekend, traveling to Westwood for the annual UCLA Fall Invitational.
Matadors Head to Westwood for UCLA Fall Invitational
The Williams S. Hart Museum located in Hart Park in Santa Clarita will host an Open House, “Exploring the Art at Hart,” on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nov. 19: Hart Park Open House, Exploring Art at Hart
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Friends of Castaic Lake, will be hosting the 24th Annual Castaic Lake Winter Magic and Lighted Boat Parade, Saturday, Dec. 2nd at Paradise Cove, lower lagoon.
Dec. 2: Castaic Lake Winter Magic, Lighted Boat Parade
Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth will participate in the Santa Clarita Sierra Club’s first-ever “Mayor’s Family Hike” on Sunday, Nov. 19.
Nov. 19: Inaugural “Mayor’s Family Hike”
In anticipation of the busy holiday shopping season, Princess Cruises is launching its annual Cyber Sale, with two can’t-miss offers to the more than 360 worldwide destinations the cruise line visits.
Nov. 17-29: Princess Cruises Holiday Cyber Sale
Santa Clarita Elementary School will hold a Winter Wonderland Holiday Boutique, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9:00 a.m - Noon.
Dec. 2: Santa Clarita Elementary Winter Wonderland Holiday Boutique
Two people were killed and two more were critically injured in a Wednesday evening crash on the northbound 5 freeway just south of Vista Del Lago, officials said.
Two Killed in Late Night Crash Near Pyramid Lake
STOCKTON – In this Caltrans News Flash, you get an up-close look as Caltrans transitions from 4-inch wide stripes to 6-inch wide stripes on the state highways, providing motorists with a better view of the road in darkness or inclement weather such as rain, snow and fog.
Wider Striping Part of Senate Bill 1, Provides Motorists Better View in Darkness
1997 - "Hercules" movie, directed by CalArts grad John Musker, wins four Annie Awards (animation's top honor) [timeline]
The Santa Clarita City Council gave the green light Tuesday night to a feasibility study to determine a location for a new amphitheater in the Santa Clarita Valley.
City Council OK’s Amphitheater Study, Condos