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1869 - The Del Valle family's then-1,340 acre Rancho Camulos is legally separated (partitioned) from the Rancho San Francisco land grant [story]
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Scoops for Safety 2It’s back to school in Santa Clarita, which means local youth will be riding bikes, scooters and skateboards and more to school. To promote community safety, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies will be out in full force to issue free ice cream coupons to kids and teens wearing appropriate safety gear. It’s all part of the City and Sheriff’s Department’s new Scoops for Safety operation, presented in partnership with Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour.

Throughout September, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputies will be on the look-out for Santa Clarita youth who are wearing helmets while riding bikes, skateboards, scooters and more. Each safety-equipped kid spotted by Sheriff’s Deputies will receive a coupon for one free scoop of ice cream at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour in Santa Clarita.

“California law requires that all youth under the age of 18 wear properly fitted helmets when operating bicycles, skateboards and other methods of non-motorized transportation,” said Sergeant Rich Cohen of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Unit. “The Sheriff’s Department and City are partnering together for the Scoops for Safety operation to reward Santa Clarita kids for wearing helmets and practicing responsible safety habits.”

Scoops for Safety 5The “Scoops for Safety” operation is the culmination of the City and Sheriff’s Department’s Bike Safety Campaign, launched in May 2014 to help reduce collisions among bikes, cars and pedestrians on Santa Clarita streets.

“The Bike Safety Campaign is designed to encourage residents of all ages to practice safer habits on the road, and this includes wearing helmets when required,” said Captain Roosevelt Johnson of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “I can’t think of a better way to encourage kids to wear helmets than by offering them free ice cream for doing so. Thanks to the generosity of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour, we’re doing just that.”

In 2012, the City of Santa Clarita saw 99 traffic collisions involving bicyclists and pedestrians. In response, the City and Sheriff’s Department launched the Bike Safety Campaign to increase awareness among motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, and provide simple tips to reduce collisions on Santa Clarita streets.

For more information about the “Scoops for Safety” operation, contact Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at jddubin@lasd.org or (661) 255-1121 ext 5802. For more information about the City and Sheriff’s Department’s Bike Safety Campaign, visit bikesantaclarita.com.

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22 Comments

  1. Karla Love Karla Love says:

    oh this is so cool…

  2. T. with Tea T. with Tea says:

    THIS… is a SUPER-DUPER idea. One more reason I <3 <3 <3 my valley. xo – t.

  3. Christy Stuart this was what was going on at Rosedell yesterday.

  4. Shane Weeks Shane Weeks says:

    Thank you for the positive community out reach. To many of the neighborhood kids are afraid of the deputies and something like this goes a long way!

  5. Julie Deruso Julie Deruso says:

    Is this your dad Mindi?

  6. Gina Stewart Gina Stewart says:

    Kurt B. Farmer I had no idea!!!! Your secret is out…

  7. Edgar Camey Edgar Camey says:

    Gloria De Leon Carla Zepeda Tim Bright

  8. Lisa Dixon Lisa Dixon says:

    This is a great idea.

  9. Lisa Dixon Lisa Dixon says:

    This is a great idea.

  10. Come out to Castaic middle school…

  11. Bribes make all the questions of “what’s with the severity of fines for minor infractions?” go away.

  12. Mari Flores Mari Flores says:

    Tha”s USA I MISS it “mexicans” goberment. It’s stupid !!!!!

  13. Very true…positive community out reach:) The kids loved it… They didn’t know they were getting ice cream. They just put the helmet on and the officers gave them ice cream. It was really nice to see

  14. Nice, instead of keeping our valley safe, we are paying the police to give away free ice cream. Makes sense.

  15. As a person whose hubby’s life was saved by a helmet, I say bravo. The earlier we can get kids on board with wearing appropriate riding gear and understanding basic safety rules, the better!

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