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City Anticipates Revenue Increases In Next Year’s Budget
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021

City Manager Ken Striplin reported Monday on the draft budget for the upcoming fiscal year, delivering his report to the Santa Clarita City Council Budget Committee, which consists of Mayor Bill Miranda and Mayor Pro Tem Laurene Weste. The total city budget is estimated at $240.2 million, representing a...

City Manager Ken Striplin: Looking Forward to New City Amenities
Friday, Apr 2, 2021

By City Manager Ken Striplin When the City put the Santa Clarita 2020 strategic plan in motion more than five years ago, we knew it was an ambitious undertaking. Now, we have checked almost all of the items off the list and are in the home stretch for the two landmark projects. The new Canyon Country...

City Manager Ken Striplin: New Year, New Sense of Community
Friday, Jan 3, 2020

In his first monthly message of the new year, Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin describes a new sense of community in the wake of 2019. The last few months of 2019 were devastating in our city. First, nearly two dozen homes were damaged or destroyed in the fast-moving Tick Fire, and then we faced...

City Manager Ken Striplin: How to Prepare for Emergencies
Monday, Dec 2, 2019

With the recent Saddleridge and Tick fires, preparing yourself and your family for emergencies should be a top priority. With thousands of Santa Clarita residents being forced to evacuate within a moment’s notice during the Tick fire, it was an unfortunate reminder that in Southern California,...

City Manager’s Monthly Message – February 2018
Friday, Feb 2, 2018

It is our priority to provide a high quality of life and easily accessible customer service for our residents. Quality customer service is what we strive for in every interaction the city has with its residents so they can contact us to express their concerns or suggestions for issues that matter to...

City Manager’s Monthly Message – January 2018
Monday, Jan 1, 2018

Happy New Year! This marks the beginning of year four of our five-year strategic plan, Santa Clarita 2020. This means our major projects contained in this plan are reaching milestones. Closing in on the finish line is the Old Town Newhall Parking Structure. If you have been to the area recently (and...

City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2017
Monday, Dec 4, 2017

“‘Twas the month of Christmas, and all through the City, People were shopping for holiday gifts so pretty! From Westfield Valencia Town Center to the shops of Main Street, They bought scarves, and sweaters and lots of sweet treats!” All those holiday purchases generate millions of...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017

Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin guests on SCVTV’s “Newsmaker of the Week.” With raging fires, destructive earthquakes, severe weather, power outages and fast moving floods, our city is no stranger to natural disasters. In fact, the city of Santa Clarita has been declared a federal...

Message from Santa Clarita City Manager – June 2017
Friday, Jun 2, 2017

One thing that makes our community so special is that our City council members have made it a priority to retain the Western charm and heritage our City is known for while blending in the modern amenities which contribute to the high quality of life our residents enjoy. This is most evident in the recent...

Message from the City Manager
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spring has sprung in Santa Clarita. And what a beautiful time of year it is. Thanks to the onslaught of rain we got in the last few months, our hillsides are blankets of fresh green spotted with wildflowers. The spring season has long been hailed as fresh and new – and here in Santa Clarita there...

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1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
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The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families
As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity.
Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools
The LA County Development Authority have extended the deadline to register for elderly family housing sites from June to the end of the year. 
LACDA Extends Registration For Elderly Family Public Housing Sites, Including Valencia