Beautiful landscapes are a highlight of living in Santa Clarita's Southern California climate.
One constant with the city of Santa Clarita is that we are always looking for ways to improve bicycle safety and maximize the efficiency of in-town commuting.
Raising teenagers is one of the most challenging experiences that a parent will ever embark upon. As with previous generations, there is always pressure for teens to engage in activities that are both dangerous and illegal, and that usually means drugs and/or alcohol.
Youth issues are near and dear to my heart, and also one of the main reasons I wanted to become a city councilmember.
Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council race.
When I made the decision to run for City Council, it was because I wanted to make a difference in the community I call home. I wanted to make sure that our city residents received the highest level of police services; that graffiti was cleaned up quickly; that new roads and state-of-the-art traffic systems were being added; and that our community's youth and seniors received the services and facilities they needed.
Every parent worries about the well-being of his/her children, as do grandparents and involved community members.
For those of you who regularly travel the areas around Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Valencia Industrial Center and The Old Road, the completion of the expansion of the intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and Interstate 5, including the freeway on and off ramps, is welcome news indeed.
Over the past two decades, the city of Santa Clarita's "reactive code enforcement" policies have slowly grown to encompass a more proactive approach, enabling the city to better interact with individual neighbors at an early stage in the code-enforcement process in a timely manner.
The Redevelopment Agency of the city of Santa Clarita is continuing to actively implement the Downtown Newhall Specific Plan, which was approved by the City Council in December 2005.
The city of Santa Clarita City Council recently approved an unprecedented 21-Point Business Plan for Progress, investing more than $5.1 million in new programs and incentives aimed at boosting the local economy now and well into the future.
Teenagers often do a number of things that put their lives in danger, including irresponsible driving.
Editor's note: The following is a letter Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry sent to AT&T Executive Director Brian Fitzgerald on March 23, 2009:
Not just Christians and Jews, but also Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and the followers of many other religions believe in values like peace, respect, tolerance and dignity. These are values that bring people together and enable us to build responsible and solid communities.
After months of construction, the city of Santa Clarita will officially open its new state-of-the art skate park to the public March 27 at 3:30 p.m.
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