These five residents made up the first City Council that shaped the city into what it is today.
As Santa Clarita continues to expand exponentially, it has always been the city's focus to maintain the same quality of life that emerged from the city's growth in the last 25 years.
Parents have many choices in selecting a school that is best for their children, from traditional public schools and charter schools, to private schools and home schooling, the choices can be overwhelming. Parents desire to ensure their children receive a high-quality education in a safe environment, enjoy a good social and emotional school experience, explore career and co-curricular pathways, and are provided the foundation to develop into successful, well-adjusted young adults. Which type of school ...
Santa Clarita was once a sleepy, little valley that was residence to early settlers, orange groves, farm fields and oil drilling. But in the past few decades Santa Clarita became a desirable suburb of Los Angeles with low crime, good schools, and a quality life that allowed residents to explore outdoor living within minutes of the region's boundaries. As bedroom-communities sprung up throughout the area the population has nearly doubled since the city incorporated ...
As a long-time Santa Clarita resident, 17-year city employee, father of three – soon to be four – and your new city manager, I am excited about what is happening in our city. Santa Clarita is a great place to live, work and play and as the "keepers of the good life," your City Council and city staff work hard to maintain a safe, clean, healthy and strong city for our families and future generations.
Since 2000, it has been my honor to serve this city as a councilmember and now, for the third time, as your mayor for 2013. I love Santa Clarita and want to do everything in my power to help keep this community safe, clean, healthy and strong - a city we all can be proud of.
This special section looks at how Santa Clarita has evolved in its 25 years of cityhood. But you can't look at the past without contemplating the future. So The Signal invited five of the city's leaders – past and present – to share their vision for the next 25 years of Santa Clarita and beyond.
The city of Santa Clarita celebrates its 25th anniversary at the end of this year. In just a quarter century, it is remarkable to see the growth and progress in the community as a whole, but certainly in the business community.
In 1972 my family was looking for an affordable home and a school system in which we could have confidence. Our oldest son was just starting school. We drove over the hill from the San Fernando Valley and found this wonderful valley. We bought our first home for $25,000 and didn't know how we were going to afford the $225 a month rent.
1987 Nov. 3: Voters approve the incorporation of Santa Clarita. Dec. 15: Santa Clarita is incorporated. 1988 Jan. 26: First Planning Commission forms. May 10: First Parks and Recreation Commission forms. June 14: City Council hires its first city manager, George Caravalho. July 1: Dianne Van Hook becomes College of the Canyons president. Oct. 15: City approves logo. Nov. 21: Santa Clarita Main Post Office opens on Creekside Road. 1989 City contracts with Los Angeles ...
Holiday lights bike tour The Old Town Newhall Association and Newhall Bicycle Company will host Newhall Lights. Participants will enjoy pedaling through Newhall on festively decorated bicycles while viewing homes decorated in holiday lights. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Newhall Bicycle Co., located at 24261 Main St., Newhall. Historical Society's celebration Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society 25th anniversary celebration will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Santa Clarita ...
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, announced Friday he has hired Alan Tennille as his new chief of staff, effective Jan. 1.
Santa Claus is visiting neighborhoods in Castaic through Monday as part of a 20-plus-year-old tradition to spread holiday cheer while collecting food donations for local families.
Patty Kolin embraces former city manager Ken Pulskamp as she and former deputy city manager Jeff Kolin, left, congratulate him at his retirement party on Friday night at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – A motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich directing the Chief Executive Officer to develop recommendations for streamlining and improving the provision of County services for the mentally ill homeless was unanimously approved.
A young man arrested on drug charges but described as a prolific graffiti vandal has been charged with a dozen felony counts of vandalism, authorities said Tuesday.
A Castaic man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and attempted homicide was in custody Tuesday after local sheriff's deputies arrested him following a brief pursuit.
SAN FERNANDO - Witnesses took the stand in San Fernando Superior Court on Tuesday to describe long moments of sheer terror as suspected gang members allegedly threatened and shouted at them during a Canyon Country bank robbery last fall.
County supervisors put a temporary hold Tuesday on a proposal to build a new downtown Los Angeles jail - with a price tag of almost $1 billion.
SACRAMENTO­– Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) attended a press conference this morning which introduced a series of bills to reform Prison Realignment in California. Assembly Bill 109 was passed by the California Legislature and signed by Governor Brown, taking effect in October, 2011.
Santa Clarita Valley home sales and prices continued their housing-slump recovery in February, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
War deaths in Afghanistan number almost 2,100 young Americans lost since the U.S. entered that conflict in 2003. But most people are unaware that an even greater loss of young lives occurs every year on this nation's college campuses.
Community members are invited to submit their favorite local snapshots for the City of Santa Clarita's quarterly photography contest. The spring contest is currently underway and new submissions must be received by March 31, 2013 to qualify for a variety of cash prizes.
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