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City Receives Silver Status For Sustainability Efforts

GreenCityPresentationThe City of Santa Clarita has achieved “Silver” status as a California Green Community for its commitment to sustainability.  Santa Clarita is one of only four cities to be honored by California Green Communities for its efforts. The award is also supported by the Environmental Media Association, Southern California Edison and Green Seal.

City Launches Paperless Bid System

USETHISCITYSEALBusinesses that regularly enjoy doing business with the City of Santa Clarita will soon have one more thing to like – an automated, paperless, web-based system that will allow easy access and response to bids, quotes and proposals.

The City’s new “BidsOnline” will provide Santa Clarita with cutting edge technology that will streamline the purchasing process for both businesses and the City.


Santa Clarita Getting Exposure In San Diego And Phoenix

USETHISCITYSEALSanta Clarita is enjoying increased notoriety and exposure in Phoenix and San Diego - two of the hottest destinations on the West Coast – thanks to a new multi-media marketing campaign funded by the Santa Clarita Tourism Marketing District.

New Book Explores Architect's Influence

McCoy_Cover“No one can write about architecture in California without acknowledging her as the mother of us all.” --Reyner Banham

Candidates File Final Papers For June Election

vote-button1_copyThe filing period for candidates hoping to get your votes in the June 5 Primary Election closes at 5 today, and several of your neighbors – and some people you may have never heard of – are ready to start the battle for public office.

Time Springs Forward For Daylight Saving

daylightsavings_inhouse_springforwardReady or not, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is coming up and we’ve all got to “spring forward” for the spring and summer months.  At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, clocks should be moved forward one hour to add more daylight to your week.

Hart Grad Makes Good: Hobbs Named To Country Music Hall Of Fame

HobbsChalk up another star on the wall for Hart High. 1968 graduate John Hobbs is being named to the Country Music Hall of Fame and he gives lots of the credit to his old band teacher.

“Hometown boy makes good,” he proclaimed, laughing. “It feels great, it really is an honor, it’s humbling, you know. Out of so many great musicians I’ve worked with, to be singled out, it’s really an honor.”

Baca Crony Given Taxpayer Funded Perk?

bacaEarlier this year Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Captain Phillip Hansen, who is in charge of the reserve deputy program, began asking uncomfortable questions. Like why was a Sheriff’s reserve volunteer being given the use of a county car at taxpayer expense.

“That is considered a perk and considered a perk that many full time deputies with years on the job are denied,” said Roxane Marquez, Press Aide to Supervisor Gloria Molina.

California’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 10.9 Percent

unemployedCalifornia’s unemployment rate decreased to 10.9 percent in January, according to the Employment Development Department.

In December, the state’s unemployment rate was 11.2 percent, and in January 2011 the unemployment rate was 12.1 percent.

The U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged in February at 8.3 percent, with the number of unemployed persons, at 12.8 million..

Kuhlman Named To Succeed Messina As Canyon High Principal

mug_mikekuhlman-288x364Placerita Junior High School principal Mike Kuhlman has been named the new principal at Canyon High School. He will assume the new role at the start of the 2012-13 school year this fall.

The principal position became available following the announcement of the retirement of long-time Canyon principal, Bob Messina, who will retire this June after 10 years as the principal of Canyon and 21 years with the Hart School District.