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Looking Back At The SCV's Top Stories From 2012, Part I

With the end of one year and the ushering in of another, KHTS takes time to look back at a few of the top stories from the last 12 months.

In case you missed something, here's a few of the highlights or, in some cases, lowlights, from 2012 in the Santa Clarita Valley, from a longtime city official moving on to the city unveiling its long-awaited Downtown Newhall library.

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Year In Review 2012: Longtime City Manager Retires:
After 10 years of leadership that saw Santa Clarita grow a great deal by any measure, former City Manager Ken Pulskamp is stepping down and heading to retirement, after he spends some time in a similar, but temporary role, in Burbank.

Year In Review 2012: Habitat for Heroes plans new “Veteran Village”:
Local community activists and veteran-support organizations broke ground this year on a one-of-a-kind plan to provide new homes to members of the armed services returning to Santa Clarita.

Year In Review 2012: City Officials Tout Promise In Cemex Fight
City Mayor Bob Kellar was part of a small local delegation that returned from Washington this year with new hopes in the city’s $10 million fight to keep a massive sand-and-gravel mine away from the Santa Clarita Valley.

Year In Review 2012: Amgen Tour Returns to Santa Clarita;
The Amgren Tour of California, an international cycling event that criss-crosses the state, is returning to Santa Clarita. The two-day stop is expected to bring at least $1 million to local coffers through tourism dollars.

Year In Review 2012: City Completes Centerpiece For Downtown Newhall Plan
City officials celebrated a big milestone this year in their plans to upgrade downtown Newhall, with the opening of a brand new library, which has been in the works for several years.