Archive for August, 2011

‘First Thursdays’ ArtWalk this Thursday in Old Town Newhall

August 29, 2011

Enjoy an evening of art, music, and gourmet food trucks at the ArtWalk on Thursday, September 1, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in combination with the Old Town Newhall Farmers’ Market on Main Street. 

(This Week in Santa Clarita covered the First Thusday event. Previously Posted.)

Stroll local businesses to see featured artists in the stores and on the street.  Eat at the Rolling Bistro Gourmet Food Trucks featuring a variety of specialty foods, catch the musical line-up in Trocadero; and join the ARTree’s as they to turn funky junk into sculptures and music instruments. 


Senator Barbara Boxer to Attend Dedication of Transit Solar Canopy Event Today

August 29, 2011

The Santa Clarita City Council invites the public to the Transit Maintanence Facility for the Solar Canopy Dedication event which will be held Today at 11:30 a.m.

The event will include remarks from Senator Boxer about the potential for job creation in California through investments in clean energy and transportation infrastructure. 

These new additions, when combined with the Transit Maintenance Facility’s existing solar panel canopy, will generate 97% of all electricity needed to power the facility. As a result, the City will save approximately $135,000 a year in electricity bills.

For more information or to RSVP for the dedication event, please call the City at 661.255.4939.  The City of Santa Clarita Transit Maintenance Facility is located at 28250 Constellation Road.

Around Town: Old Town Newhall Library Time Capsule Ceremony

August 26, 2011

L-R: Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Ender, Mayor Marsha McLean, and Councilmember Laurene Weste

The Mayor and members of the City Council welcomed the public at the time capsule/topping out ceremony yesterday at the Old Town Newhall Library.

Mayor Marsha McLean along with Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Ender and Councilmember Laurene Weste inscribed messages on the final piece of the steel structure for the “topping out” ceremony.

The time frame to drop items off for the time capsule has been extended.  To submit an item for the time capsule, please drop-off your entry at one of the 5 locations.

Concert in the Park Finale this Saturday: Jack Mack and the Heart Attack

August 26, 2011

Click image for band website.

This Saturday, August 27, is the last concert in the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union. The concert will feature a performance by “the hardest working band in the soul business”, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack.  All City Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot.  Admission is free to the public

Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Finale this Friday featuring Tom Nolan

August 25, 2011

Click image for band website.

Friday, August 26, the Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concerts Series ends with a performance from Tom Nolan. The show will go from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Town Center Drive.

The concert series features top Jazz and Blues recording artists and brings a variety of interactive programming for the entire family. Food and beverages are also available for purchase, including wine and beer for the adults.  No pets or outside food or beverages are allowed.  Admission is free

Today Final Day to Submit Items for Old Town Newhall Library Time Capsule Ceremony

August 24, 2011

A "topping out" is a ceremony held when, during construction, the last beam is placed at the top of a building.

The community is invited to attend the topping out event tomorrow, August 25, at 10 a.m. at the new library construction site located in Old Town Newhall.  Community members are encouraged to submit their contributions to the time capsule by today, August 24, up to 5 p.m.

Submitted items should be small-sized, iconic items of interest that have historical significance or represent everyday life in Santa Clarita in 2011.  Each item must be placed inside a one gallon or smaller zippered plastic bag, accompanied with the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the item.

To submit an item for the time capsule, please drop-off your entry at one of the 5 locations.

Tryouts for Futbol Club Santa Clarita coming to Santa Clarita in 2012

August 23, 2011


The Futbol Club Santa Clarita (F.C.S.C.) of the National Premier Soccer Leagues is coming to Santa Clarita in 2012.  F.C.S.C. is a minor league pro team that is a feeder for FC New York of the US Soccer Federation. 

To apply for the team click on the image.

Males 18 years or older who are looking to play professionally are invited to try out at Santa Clarita Central Park on Saturday, September 17 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday September 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. 

The registration fee is $50.00 before Sept. 7; after Sept. 7 and walk ons are $75.00.  Applications and waivers along with instructions available on the Team’s website.

City Summer Food Drive on the Home Stretch

August 23, 2011

The final week of the City of Santa Clarita sponsored annual Summer Food Drive, benefitting the SCV Food Pantry, will end next week on Wednesday, August 31.  For residents who have gardens or fruit trees that are producing extra food, the SCV Food Pantry will take donations of fresh fruit and vegetables directly at their location at Old Town Newhall.

The City has food donation bins at five locations around Santa Clarita.

Collection bins for non-perishable food donations are set up at five City facilities:

  • City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard
  • Sports Complex, located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
  • Transit Maintenance Facility, located at 28250 Constellation Road
  • All City Libraries branches (Valencia, Newhall, and Canyon Country)

Non-perishable items may also be directly donated to the SCV Food Pantry, located at 24133 Railroad Avenue. Donations will be accepted during business hours of 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Thursday and on the third Friday of every month

Traffic Alert: All Lanes Now Open on Soledad Canyon in Canyon Country

August 23, 2011

Westbound Soledad Canyon, in between Shangri-La and Luther, now has all lanes open. Work continued through the night to repair a large part of roadway that was damaged from a ruptured water main.

Traffic Advisory: Avoid Westbound Soledad Between Shangri-La and Luther in Canyon Country

August 22, 2011

All westbound traffic lanes on Soledad Canyon Road, between Luther and Shangri-La, have been closed due to  emergency repair of a broken water main. Work crews are on-site and work will continue into the night. Eastbound  Soledad is completely open.

The suggested alternate route for westerly travel is Sierra Highway to westbound Via Princessa to  northbound Whites  Canyon.

Workers are anticipating a partial opening for westbound travel this evening, but are advising residents to avoid the  area.

Updated information can be found on and 

UPDATE (Monday 8-22): 7 p.m. One westbound lane on Soledad Canyon now open. Residents still advised to avoid area.

UPDATE: 6 a.m. (Tuesday 8-23):  Westbound Soledad from Shangri-La to Luther still down to one lane. Residents advised to avoid. Eastbound Soledad open.


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