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Striplin: Celebrate Skatepark 10th Anniversary Oct. 19
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019

It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since we cut the ribbon and welcomed skateboarders to the brand new Santa Clarita Skatepark. Now, a decade later, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary on Saturday, October 19, at the Santa Clarita Skatepark at 20840 Centre Pointe Parkway. In addition to...

Striplin: The Importance of Being a Heads-Up Driver
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019

Paying attention to the road and avoiding distractions when you’re a driver is always necessary. During this time of year, this is even more crucial, as our city sidewalks and crosswalks are filled with students heading to class as they kick off a new school year. This is why the city of Santa...

Striplin: 2019-2020 City Budget On Time, Balanced
Friday, Aug 2, 2019

After a six-month development process, the City Council has once again passed an on-time, balanced city budget for the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year. The approval of an on-time and balanced annual budget has been the tradition in Santa Clarita every year since the city was formed nearly 32 years ago and is...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

When was the last time you checked your emergency kit, stocked up on water or practiced your family emergency plan? Living in California we have become accustomed to the constant threat of natural disasters. It’s been several years since the last big earthquake, but I bet many of us still vividly remember...

Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – June 2019
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

It’s a Beautiful Life in Santa Clarita Our City has long been celebrated for its high quality of life. Santa Clarita boasts top notch schools, miles of off street trails, 34 parks, well-maintained infrastructure and amenities and activities for residents of any age. Our senior population just celebrated...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Thursday, May 2, 2019

If the eight homerun, record-breaking season opener was any indication of what the Dodgers have in store for us this year – you will not want to miss Santa Clarita Dodger Day. This family-friendly event is one of the longest running in our community. At 42 years and still going strong, the community...

City Manager: Explore City Trails
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019

Some of my favorite memories are of exploring our City’s trails and paseos on bike or foot with my children. The miles of protected paths are filled with new sites and experiences around every turn. Whether it is seeing a majestic White Egret wading in the Santa Clara River, or discovering a public...

Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2019
Monday, Mar 4, 2019

This month marks the beginning of the next exciting phase of progress toward the completion of the new Canyon Country Community Center. On March 15 the city will hold the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of construction. This first phase of the construction project will include rough grading (smoothing...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Monday, Feb 4, 2019

The men and women from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station have been hard at work fighting crime and we have the numbers to prove it. Part one crimes – which include homicide, rape, robbery, burglary and arson – went down 20% in 2018. This is a significant drop from 2017 and the lowest...

Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2018
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018

It is hard to believe that 2018 is already coming to an end. It has been another busy year for our City – filled with many accomplishments. We continued to make great strides on the long list of projects contained in our Santa Clarita 2020 Strategic Plan (SC 2020). One of the major projects within...

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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals experiencing homelessness in the county.
County to Assess American Indian, Alaska Native Homelessness
A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday.
Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
AVITA Medical Now Listed on Nasdaq
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Lief Labs Joins List of America’s Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies
The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale.
Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
Residents Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
For the second time in as many years, The Master's University women's swim team wasted no time qualifying a pair of relays for NAIA nationals.
Lady Mustangs Swim Team Qualifies for Nationals