Category Archives: Santa Clarita News

New Changes For Old Town Newhall

The possibilities of new housing and art house theater coming to Newhall are getting closer to reality.

In a recent City Council meeting held in Santa Clarita, a 3-0 vote was cast to allow the city to begin negotiations with Laemmle Theaters to construct a

ArtSLAM takes place the 1st Thursday of every month in Old Town Newhall.
ArtSLAM takes place the 1st Thursday of every month in Old Town Newhall.

six screen “arthouse” theater in Old Town Newhall.

This is a big deal, considering the fact that the two Megaplexes in Santa Clarita (One at Westfield Valencia Town Center, the other located on Soledad in Canyon Country) mostly show blockbuster films. Otherwise, true arthouse cinema fans must go to either the San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles to see quality, smaller budget or independent films…or wait until they hit the streaming channels. The proposed theater will be located at the corner of Main Street and Lyons Avenue, across from the Old Town Newhall Library. read more

Santa Clarita Water Division Approves New Watering Restrictions

New plan goes into effect immediately regarding watering schedules and other water conservation methods.

As we continue into another year of what’s been called the worst drought in California’s history, state and local mandates have required water

Castaic Lake Water Agency
Castaic Lake Water Agency

companies to come up with even more recommendations and implementation of water conservation tactics.

The first rather noticeable change went into effect on June 11th, based on the newly enacted Ordinance 43. Santa Clarita residents are now allowed to water their lawns only twice per week, down one day from the original three day watering schedule that was in effect from April through October. read more

Golden Valley Bridge Widening To Aid Traffic Flow

Improvements to current two-lane roadway will relieve traffic bottleneck during rush hour.

Golden Valley Bridge
Golden Valley Bridge

It wasn’t so long ago that Golden Valley Road was a very short street that ran between Sierra Hwy and the 14 freeway in the eastern section of Newhall bordering Canyon Country. Originally developed as a causeway to Highway 14 that included Park N Ride lots on both sides of the street, it was a great (and easy) way to access the freeway without too much effort.

Over the years, Golden Valley Road has expanded greatly in both directions; spanning east and west of Sierra Highway, it’s now part of the Cross Valley Connector that can take Santa Clarita Residents from Highway 126 and Interstate 5 across the SCV to Highway 14 and the Fair Oaks Ranch community in Canyon Country. Aside from the expansive housing developments now located on both sides of Sierra Highway, the Golden Valley Shopping Center has become a premium destination for residents on that side of town. read more

Groundbreaking Ceremony Takes Place For New Commerce Center In Santa Clarita

IAC Commerce Center to bring up to 2,600 jobs to the SCV.

We talk a lot about how great it is to live in the Santa Clarita Valley. The amenities, housing choices, schools, shopping, and commuter access are only some of the reasons many home buyers move here to raise their families.

Taking it one step further, Santa Clarita is also a great place for businesses to settle as well. Most recently, citrus fruit giant Sunkist relocated their headquarters to Valencia from Sherman Oaks, bringing along with it over 200 jobs that are now firmly planted in our valley. read more

New Study Ranks Santa Clarita In The Top 20 Of Best Cities For Young Families

Financial Site Nerdwallet gives Santa Clarita good marks for best cities in Southern California.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again…Santa Clarita is a great place to live! Its diversity in housing choices, plenty of family-friendly things to do, great shopping, job opportunities Santa Clarita Real Estate. Photo courtesy of George D. Cummingsand great schools are only a few of the many things that attract home buyers to this valley. Don’t forget its proximity to commuter access that can take you to the major Los Angeles area metropolitan communities, making it a great place to “get away from it all” after a hard day’s work. read more