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Santa Clarita, California
Santa Clarita as seen from the Santa Susana foothills.

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Location of Santa Clarita in California and Los Angeles County
Location of Santa Clarita in California and Los Angeles County
Coordinates: 34°24′50″N 118°30′23″W / 34.41389, -118.50639
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated December 15, 1987
Government
 - Mayor Marsha McLean
 - Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Kellar
 - City Council Frank Ferry
Laurene Weste
TimBen Boydston
 - City Manager Ken Pulskamp
Area
 - City  47.8 sq mi (123.9 km²)
 - Land  47.8 sq mi (123.9 km²)
 - Water  0.04 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 151,088
 - Density 3,159.1/sq mi (1,219.6/km²)
  U.S. Census, 2000
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: www.santa-clarita.com
A typical stretch of Valencia Boulevard in the Valencia part of Santa Clarita. The bridge in the distance carries a paseo (a type of dedicated pedestrian pathway unique to Valencia) over the roadway.
A typical stretch of Valencia Boulevard in the Valencia part of Santa Clarita. The bridge in the distance carries a paseo (a type of dedicated pedestrian pathway unique to Valencia) over the roadway.

Santa Clarita is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2005 California Department of Finance estimate, the city population was 167,954. The current population is calculated at 175,314 according to city population signs around the city but it is likely the population is even higher than that as the city continues to grow rapidly. Including unicorporated areas of the Santa Clarita Valley, the population is estimated at over 200, 000. It is located about 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and occupies most of the Santa Clarita Valley. It is a notable example of a U.S. edge city or boomburb. The FBI rates it as the sixth safest city in the United States with at least 100,000 inhabitants. (Nearby Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, in Ventura County, traditionally alternate between the first and second spots on the list.) Santa Clarita is ranked as one of the top 100 places to live by Money. 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Boomburbs are places in the United States with more than 100,000 residents that are not the largest city in their metropolitan areas and have maintained double-digit rates of population growth in recent decades. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), serving as both a federal criminal investigative body and a domestic intelligence agency. ... Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the extreme southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the Greater Los Angeles Area. ... Thousand Oaks is a city in Ventura County, California, in the United States. ... Ventura County . ...


Santa Clarita was incorporated in 1987 as the union of several previously existing communities, including Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, Valencia, and portions of Castaic, all of which are the grounds of the former Rancho San Francisco. Its principal boundaries are the Golden State and Antelope Valley freeways; their merger in Newhall Pass at the city's southernmost point gives Santa Clarita its distinctive triangular appearance on the map. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Canyon Country is a community in Los Angeles County with a population of 51,603. ... Newhall is a small city in the Santa Clarita Valley in California, USA and is home to the William S. Hart County Park, featuring tours of this famous silent movie makers mansion. ... Saugus is a community in Los Angeles County, California. ... A typical stretch of Valencia Boulevard. ... Castaic, California (2000 Census population 22,173 in the 91384 ZIP Code) is an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, USA. It lies north of Santa Clarita in Castaic Canyon, a few miles from the Santa Clarita Valley and Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. ... 1843 Map of Rancho San Francisco Rancho San Francisco was a 48,612-acre (19,672. ... Interstate 5; the Golden State Freeway is highlighted in red, the Santa Ana Freeway is highlighted in purple, and the San Diego Freeway is highlighted in blue. ... The Antelope Valley Freeway is a freeway in Los Angeles and Kern counties in southern California. ... Fremont Pass is a mountain pass in Los Angeles County, California, USA, located at 34°2043N, 118°3026W. Historically called Newhall Pass and San Fernando Pass, it separates the Santa Susana Mountains from the San Gabriel Mountains. ...


Santa Clarita's most notable attractions are the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park located just outside the city limits in unincorporated Los Angeles County, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), located in Valencia. Six Flags Magic Mountain is an amusement park located just west of the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Entrance to CalArts on McBean Parkway The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts. ...

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Geography

Santa Clarita is located at 34°24′60″N, 118°30′23″W (34.416561, -118.506443)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 123.9 km² (47.8 mi²). 123.9 km² (47.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.04%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Santa Clarita is situated near the San Fernando fault zone and was affected by the 1971 San Fernando earthquake, also known as the Sylmar quake. The 1971 San Fernando earthquake struck at 6:00:55 a. ...


Law Enforcement

The City of Santa Clarita has a contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement protection. It has its own Sheriff Station located at the intersection of Valencia Blvd and Magic Mountain Parkway. Memorial to fallen deputies. ...


Fire Services

The City of Santa Clarita has a contract with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for Fire Protection. The City currently has six fire stations but with the increasing growth in the area 8 new stations are planned for the area by 2069. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), serves unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County, as well as 58 cities and towns that choose to have the county provide fire and EMS services, including the City of La Habra, in Orange County. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 151,088 people, 50,787 households, and 38,242 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,219.6/km² (3,159.1/mi²). There were 52,442 housing units at an average density of 423.3/km² (1,096.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.53% White, 2.07 African American, 0.59% Native American, 5.24% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 8.54% from other races, and 3.89% from two or more races. 20.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 50,787 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.38. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $66,717, and the median income for a family was $73,588. Males had a median income of $53,769 versus $36,835 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,841. 6.4% of the population and 4.7% of families were below the poverty line. 6.7% of those under the age of 18 and 5.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Television and movie production

Santa Clarita's proximity to Hollywood has seen a number of TV shows and movies filmed in the area, including Pump Up the Volume (which was filmed in Saugus High School), Heroes, filmed at Golden Valley High School, 24, CSI, Weeds and Christine filmed in Valencia. The HBO Series Big Love starring Chloe Sevigny and Bill Paxton shoots in Mentryville. In addition to these productions, the short-lived series Smith was not only filmed in Santa Clarita, but the main (fictional) characters lived in the city. Another short-lived series, "Freaks and Geeks" was filmed at and around William S. Hart High School. The Secret World of Alex Mack was filmed at Charles Helmers Elementary School in Santa Clarita. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was also filmed in parts of Santa Clarita and Castaic as well. Pump Up the Volume (1990) is a dramedy written and directed by Allan Moyle and starring Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis. ... Saugus High School is a public high school located in Saugus, California. ... Heroes is an American Emmy Award nominated[1] science fiction drama television series, created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. ... Golden Valley High School is a high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District in the community of Newhall, California located in Santa Clarita, California . ... 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television series created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and produced by Imagine Television. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... Weeds may be: Weed, an undesired plant growth (weeds, plural) Slang for Cannabis, the herb used for its psychoactive effects, but also grown into hemp Weeds (television), the 2005 Showtime television series starring Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins. ... Christine (also known as John Carpenters Christine) is adaptated from a novel written by Stephen King, and is a horror film about a supernaturally malevolent automobile and its effects on the teenager who owns it. ... Welcome sign A typical stretch of Newhall Ranch Road. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network. ... Big Love is an HBO television drama about a Utah Fundamentalist Mormon family that practices plural marriage, a type of polygamy practiced by some sects of the Latter Day Saint Movement. ... Chlo Sevigny (born November 18, 1974) is an American actress and model. ... William Paxton (born May 17, 1955) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor and film director. ... Mentryville was an oil drilling town in the Santa Susana Mountains in California. ... Smith was a short-lived American television drama that premiered on September 19, 2006 at 10:00 p. ... Freaks and Geeks was an American television series, created by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 TV season. ... William S. Hart High School William S. Hart High School, known to many of the valleys residents as Hart High School, is the oldest high school in the Santa Clarita Valley in California. ... The Secret World of Alex Mack was an American television series that ran on Nickelodeon from October 8, 1994 to January 15, 1998, replacing Clarissa Explains It All on the SNICK line-up. ... Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a live-action television and movie series, based on the Super Sentai series Kyōryū Sentai Zyu-Ranger, literally Dinosaur Task Force Beast Rangers and often abbreviated as ZyuRanger (after the Kunrei-shiki romanization). ... Castaic, California (2000 Census population 22,173 in the 91384 ZIP Code) is a Los Angeles County, USA unincorporated community north of Santa Clarita in Castaic Canyon a few miles north of the Santa Clarita Valley and Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. ...


In the 1970s, "The Dukes of Hazzard," "BJ and the Bear," "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo," and a number of episodes of "CHiPs," "Charlie's Angels," and "Knight Rider" were filmed in and around Santa Clarita Valley. The movies Viva Knievel! and The Gumball Rally were also extensively filmed there. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... For the 2005 film, see: The Dukes of Hazzard (film). ... Greg Evigan and his simian cohort in . ... The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo was an hour long action/adventure/comedy series that ran on NBC from 1979 to 1981. ... CHiPs was an American television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios that aired on NBC from September 15, 1977 to July 17, 1983. ... This article is about the television series. ... Knight Rider was a popular American television series that ran between September 26, 1982, and August 8, 1986. ... Poster for Viva Knievel! Viva Knievel! is a 1977 action movie starring Evel Knievel as himself, Gene Kelly as Will Atkins, and Lauren Hutton as photojournalist Kate Morgan. ... The Gumball Rally is a 1976 film about a coast-to-coast road race. ...


Beginning in the 1990s, studios began to set up in the Santa Clarita Valley, and "Melrose Place" was one of the first TV series to be based out of Santa Clarita Studios. For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Golden Oak Ranch is a property owned by the Walt Disney Company located east of California State Route 14 in Newhall. This has been used as a location for several Disney features. It has also been rented out to other studios and production companies. The Walt Disney Company’s Golden Oak Ranch is an outdoor ranch that serves as an interior and exterior filming site. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ...


The HBO series, "Deadwood" is filmed in Placerita Canyon at Melody Ranch Studios, once owned by Gene Autry. Melody Ranch (also known as Gene Autrys Melody Ranch ) is a 1940 film which tells the story of a singing cowboy who returns to his hometown to restore order when his former childhood enemies take over the town. ... Gene Autry. ...


Most recently, Sierra Vista Junior High's gym was used to shoot the movie Mr. Woodcock. Mr. ...


In Malcolm in the Middle Malcolm and his brothers are driving a go-karts and ram each other at Mountasia a theme park in Santa Clarita Malcolm in the Middle is a seven-time Emmy-winning,[1] one-time Grammy-winning[1] and seven-time Golden Globe-nominated[1] American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Network. ... Santa Clarita can refer to: Santa Clarita, California Santa Clarita Valley This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion- when it flashes back to when they were in high school was filmed at Valencia High School Also, parts of Bio Dome was filmed at Valencia High School One of the first scenes of Space Cowboys was filmed at The Halfway House up Sierra Hwy Jag is sometimes filmed in Newhall Romy and Micheles High School Reunion is a 1997 comedy film starring Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, and Alan Cumming. ... Valencia High School, located in Valencia, California was built in 1994. ... Bio-Dome is a 1996 movie starring Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin and directed by Jason Bloom. ... Valencia High School, located in Valencia, California was built in 1994. ... Space Cowboys is a 2000 film by Clint Eastwood, released by Warner Bros. ... JAG (the American Military acronym for Judge Advocate General) is a popular American adventure and drama television show, that was produced by Belisarius Productions, in association with Paramount Network Television. ...


"Encino Man" and "National Lampoons Vacation" were filmed at Six Flags Magic Mountain For the Moves song of the same name, see California Man (song). ... Six Flags Magic Mountain is an amusement park located just west of the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. ...


Transportation

Freeways

Santa Clarita is serviced by Interstate 5 on the western Valencia side, of the valley. The communities of Canyon Country and Newhall, on the east side of the valley, can be accessed by using California State Highway 14. Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... California 14 is a north-south highway largely in the Mojave Desert, also known as the High Desert, just east of the crest of the Sierra Nevada in its northern part. ...


Bus Service

Santa Clarita Transit provides bus service within the Santa Clarita Valley and from/to Sylmar in the San Fernando Valley. On weekdays, Santa Clarita Transit runs commuter buses to/from Los Angeles, Warner Center, Van Nuys, Century City and Lancaster. Santa Clarita Transit is the transit agency serving the city of Santa Clarita, California. ...


Train

Metrolink provides commuter passenger train service to the Santa Clarita Valley along its Antelope Valley Line which runs from Lancaster, California to Union Station, where transfers can be made to destinations in Southern California and the rest of the nation. Metrolink services 3 stations in the city, Via Princessa Station in the Canyon Country community, Santa Clarita Station which is centrally located in the city and serves most of the Valencia and Saugus communities, and the Newhall Station which serves the community of Newhall. All stations have large parking lots to allow commuters to "park and ride." Metrolink (AAR reporting marks SCAX) is a commuter rail system that serves the Southern California region. ... The Antelope Valley Line is a commuter rail line that serves the Northern Los Angeles County areas. ... A view of Union Station familiar to many of downtown Los Angeles visitors. ... Other service Santa Clarita Transit: 1, 2 Platforms Side platform Parking 395 Park and Ride lot spaces Bicycle facilities Lockers Other information Opened 1994 Accessible Owned by City of Santa Clarita. ... The Santa Clarita Metrolink Station is a Metrolink rail station in the city of Santa Clarita, California. ... The Newhall Metrolink Station is a Metrolink rail station in the city of Santa Clarita, California. ...


Metrolink service operates 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday.


Bicycle and Walking

There are a series of bike trails and walking paths threaded throughout the city. Bicyclists can ride from the eastern end of the city in Canyon Country along a paved path which is independent from automobile traffic all the way to Valencia on the Santa Clara River Trail. This path closely follows the Santa Clara River and Soledad Canyon Road. There are many jumping off points along this route providing access to neighborhoods, Metrolink stations and commerce. Once in Valencia, there are several pedestrian bridges called paseos connected to the bike path network. The paseos provide a measure of safety for riders and walkers by keeping them above and away from automobile traffic. The neighborhoods in Valencia were planned to include an ample amount of walking and riding paths that connect to this overall network. Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ... // Description Entry Points / Parking Maintenance Current Condition Future Plans References Rails to Trails Conservancy profile page External links Categories: | | | ... Santa Clara River may refer to: The Santa Clara River in southern California in the United States. ...


Local Media

The City of Santa Clarita and surrounding communities are served by several local media properties.


Newspapers


The primary daily newspaper, The Signal, was founded in 1919 and enjoys a weekday circulation of ~13,000 and a Sunday circulation of some 55,000. The newspaper, which focuses almost exclusively on local news, sports, entertainment and features, is owned by Morris Multimedia, Inc., of Savannah, Georgia. The Signal's offices on Creekside Road serve as the newspaper's newsroom, production office, IT and web design facility, and printing facility.


Recently, The Signal has expanded its online presence and redesigned its websiteto be more accommodating to multimedia news stories. For instance, The Signal employs streaming video technology to share short news, sports, entertainment and feature videos, embedded on the front page of its website.


Additionally, Santa Clarita is served by the Daily News, a subsidiary of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group which itself is owned by MediaNews Corporation of Denver. The Daily News primarily focuses on news, sports and entertainment stories in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, but also employs staff of journalists dedicated to writing articles about Santa Clarita. Typically, a weekday edition of the Daily News will include three to four stories about Santa Clarita on pages 1 and 3. Daily News circulation numbers within the Santa Clarita Valley are not known, but the paper enjoys a circulation of some 157,000 in the greater Los Angeles region, according to its website. The Daily News printing plant is located in Valencia


Radio


The Santa Clarita Valley is served by one AM radio station: KHTS (AM), "Santa Clarita's Hometown Station." The commercial radio station broadcasts from studios located Canyon Country. The station carries local news, traffic, weather, sports music and talk shows. The station's transmitter and antennas are located on Sierra Highway between Soledad Canyon Rd. and Sand Canyon Rd. KHTS also has an active internet website which it uses to post news stories, podcasts of its radio shows, and other media. KHTS is an AM radio station in Santa Clarita, California, about 30 miles north of Los Angeles. ... Sierra Highway is a road in Southern California, United States. ...


In addition, the City of Santa Clarita and its surrounding communities are served by a number of major market Los Angeles FM and AM radio stations, though residents often complain that radio reception in the valley is poor due to the surrounding hillsides.


Television


There are no commercial over-the-air television stations in the Santa Clarita Valley. The city is part of the Los Angeles media market. Much of the Santa Clarita Valley does not have access to over-the-air television signals from the Los Angeles television stations due to geographical limitations. Analog and digital signals from the Los Angeles stations are available on local cable television systems, DirecTV and Dish Network A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital television (DTV) is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound by means of digital signals, in contrast to analog signals used by analog (traditional) TV. DTV uses digital modulation data, which is digitally compressed and requires decoding by a specially designed television set, or a... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ...


In partnership with Time Warner Cable, the City of Santa Clarita, The Signal newspaper, and other local organizations broadcast SCVTV, Channel 20, which is available to local residents through Time Warner. The television channel typically carries education, history and city news, though regular news programming is rare. Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ...


Notably, SCVTV Channel 20 broadcasts City Council meetings every two weeks.


Internet


There are several community websites and blogs that cover local news and events and are independent of traditional media. Some of these sites are:
My Santa Clarita - Community News and Events Website
SCVTalk - News and Opinion Blog
SantaClaritaGuide - Santa Clarita in Pictures
Santa Clarita Real Estate Blog - Real Estate and Opinion Blog
SCV Mall - Online City Guide


Parks and Recreation

The City of Santa Clarita's leadership has placed a priority on offering recreational facilities and programs since incorporation. Many youth-friendly activities and diversions exist in order to steer the city's children away from crime and gang activity. The city has established many neighborhood parks and maintains a comprehensive recreation program. There is a recreation center in Canyon Country that includes an aquatic park with wading, diving, and Olympic swimming pools along with a bicycle/skate park, community swimming pools in both Newhall and Canyon Country and a community center in downtown Newhall. The city's largest park is located in Saugus and is known as Central Park. There are currently a total of seventeen parks scattered in various neighborhoods throughout the city. Many have lighted tennis and basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields. There are over 3,000 acres of open space and 32 miles of off-street trails within its boundaries. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A skate park is a recreational area where skateboarders, inline skaters, and bicyclists can perform tricks. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In basketball, the basketball court is the playing surface, consisting of a rectangular floor with baskets at either end. ... A baseball field is a playing field used for baseball. ... A football field (or pitch) is the playing surface for a game of association football (soccer). ...


Over the past several years, the city has cosponsored a summer concert series offering a wide variety of music in cooperation with various local businesses. These concerts are free of charge and take place on weekends in Central Park. The city offers a wide variety of fee-based and free classes and programs in a variety of locations throughout the year. These programs are listed in the quarterly magazine Seasons which is delivered to all residences within the city limits via mail. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States government (see 39 U.S.C. Â§ 201) responsible for providing postal service in the U.S. Within the United States, it is colloquially referred to simply as the post office. ...


The Santa Clairta Marathon is held annually in November. The race was first run in 1995 and is now a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The 100th running of the Boston Marathon, 1996 The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Boston, Massachusetts, on Patriots Day, the third Monday of April. ...


There are several public and private golf courses in Santa Clarita. The city is also home to a public ice skating rink called the Ice Station.


School districts

The Newhall School District is a school district in the Santa Clarita Valley that serves the Valencia and Newhall communities within the city of Santa Clarita, California, as well as the Stevenson Ranch community in unincorporated Los Angeles County. ... The Saugus Union School District is a school district in the Santa Clarita Valley that serves the Saugus and Canyon Country communities within the city of Santa Clarita, California. ... The William S. Hart Union High School District serves the City of Santa Clarita, California. ...

Colleges and universities

Entrance to CalArts on McBean Parkway The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts. ... The Masters College is a comprehensive inter-denominational Christian College in the liberal arts tradition situated among the oak-studded hills of Newhall, California. ... College of the Canyons is a public two-year community college that operates within the Santa Clarita Community College District. ...

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