In his monthly message for June 679彩票网, Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin offers an appreciation of city staff’s creativity.
The last two-plus months have been challenging for everyone, regardless of age. Whether you are a child missing schoolmates or an adult spending a lot more free time at 679彩票网, we have all developed a new appreciation for aspects of life previously taken for granted.
While we have adapted our routines for the greater good in the fight against the coronavirus, I want to highlight and thank the staff in the City’s Arts and Events division and the Santa Clarita Public Library for their creativity during this unprecedented time.
When City facilities were first closed in mid-March, City staff quickly developed plans to provide enrichment, educational and entertainment opportunities through social media. The Arts team has given virtual tours of public art galleries that would normally be available to view so that individuals can learn more about the latest installations in Santa Clarita.
Thousands of families have tuned into the Library’s Facebook page to view virtual storytimes on weekdays. This has allowed parents to stay connected with librarians and keep their kids entertained for some time at 679彩票网. The most-watched virtual storytime was a Facebook Live broadcast with nearly 4,000 viewers.
Staff at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall found a new way to bring free entertainment to residents by transitioning to virtual events as well. The popular 10 by 10 Variety Night, which is typically held in front of a full house of 81 attendees at the theater each month, has moved to a weekly format with an average viewership of approximately 1,300.
If you have not experienced virtual programming from the City of Santa Clarita, I encourage you to follow the City on social media by visiting santa-clarita.com/social. Please also make a plan to see a show at The MAIN in person and participate in programs at the Library as soon as those opportunities are available.
In the meantime, you can get the latest information and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic at .
In light of the peaceful protests we have seen today in our City, and in consultation with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the City of Santa Clarita is rescinding the curfew for this evening. There will be no curfew tonight in #SantaClarita.
In an emergency meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring a local emergency amid civil unrest in the Southern California region and set a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for the city Thursday night.
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Art Commission are recognizing the recent milestone of 679彩票网 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase,” with a deadline for entries extended to Monday, June 8.
To accommodate social distancing, the students of the Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) have continued to meet virtually every week during regular rehearsal times, and the Artistic Staff of SCVYO have made sure that the quality of education has not diminished.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to review a motion Tuesday that urges the Sheriff’s Department, and the 46 different police departments within the county, to update their use-of-force policies and where appropriate new ones, such as requiring officers to intervene and halt officers from using excessive force.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday 1,329 new cases of COVID-19 and 56 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 2,101 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 96 more than reported Friday.
Presently, convalescent plasma, remdesivir and IL-6 seem to improve patient status positively, and the government pays for experimental use. Apparently, if hospitals don’t use these treatments, they still get paid.
At a community vigil Friday, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, characterized police brutality and racism as viruses, but thousands of protesters who swarmed the vigil challenged the lack of accountability for officers who attacked peaceful protesters.
California will permit schools, bars, gyms, hotels and other facilities to reopen, and music, television and film production to resume with certain restrictions starting June 12 in locations that meet state criteria for COVID-19 containment and preparedness.
After hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Santa Clarita on Thursday, about 100 took a knee outside City Hall on Friday to support the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will release the California Department of Education’s guidance document, “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools,” on Monday, June 8.
As a teenager, my father took me to Metropolitan State Mental Hospital several times, not for admission, but to learn how mental health affected his clients. Knowing my interest in medicine, he felt it was an opportunity to put my feet in someone else’s shoes.
A rumored protest in the Santa Clarita Valley became a reality Thursday, as an estimated 800 people marched, loudly chanting George Floyd’s name and “Black Lives Matter,” only to conclude serenely outside the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
Spearheading the many marches and messages through megaphones in the name of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday were some of the community’s very own students.