Patriotism and love for our country run deep in our city. These sentiments are proudly displayed in the many Fourth of July celebrations that take place throughout the day.
The Fourth of July kicks off with the Independence Day Classic run, starting in Newhall and winding its way through town. This run takes the same route as the parade that takes place later that morning, so it is a once-a-year opportunity to race through some of our main city streets.
The Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade is one of the longest running events in our community, and it truly is a community celebration.
The parade kicks off at 9 a.m., at William S. Hart Park, making its way down Main Street before turning west on Lyons Avenue. You will see local non-profit groups, scouts, marching bands, classic cars, public safety officials, sports teams, elected officials and more.
I look forward to this event every year and enjoy getting to see so many of your smiling faces along the parade route.
Once the sun sets on another great holiday, get ready for the fireworks to light up the night. The city’s fireworks show kicks off at 9:15 p.m. at Westfield Valencia Town Center. It is an incredible show put on by experts.
I encourage all of you to leave the fireworks to these experts. Not only are fireworks dangerous, but they are also illegal in Santa Clarita. With all the rain we had this winter and spring, our hillsides are now covered with drying vegetation that could easily spark into a dangerous wildfire.
Additionally, fireworks set off in our neighborhoods can be extremely traumatizing for Veterans and our pets.
I want to wish all of you a happy and safe Fourth of July!
The city of Santa Clarita invites non-profit organizations interested in the 2020 grant cycle of the city's Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, August 28, at 12:15 p.m.
As students return to classes at all of the elementary districts and the William S. Hart Union High School District in the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita reminds residents of important school safety messages and programs.
A Canyon Country woman stands accused of going after a family member with a chainsaw, albeit one that was turned off, after two failed attempts to hit her intended victim with steak knives she allegedly threw.
Master's head coach Dan Waldeck hopes Stephanie Soares brings "immense confidence and drive" back with her after she played with the Brazilian women's national team at the Pan American Games in Peru last week.
Proving just how necessary Narcan has become in saving the lives of SCV heroin addicts, local sheriff’s deputies dispatched Thursday for an unresponsive man feared dead in the bathroom of a Stevenson Ranch restaurant watched signs of life return to the man after paramedics administered the drug.
Dante Acosta, former state assemblyman, former Santa Clarita City Council member and a director of the Santa Clarita Valley Water agency board, is moving to Texas to begin a position as district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration for the El Paso region.
Bridge to Home, the primary homeless services provider in the Santa Clarita Valley, invites the community to its premier annual fundraiser, "Soup for the Soul – Sera in Italia," at the Bella Vida senior center in Canyon Country on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control will join Los Angeles television stations NBC4 and Telemundo 52 in a "Clear the Shelter" pet adoption campaign on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Painting it as an economic threat and a cruel attack on immigrants, California sued Friday to stop the Trump administration’s new "public charge rule" that allows the government to deny green cards to people relying on some forms of public assistance.
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