Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita has been recognized with the prestigious 23rd Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) Award in 2018 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). This is the eighth time the City has received this award in recognition of its purchasing policies and practices, and marks the fifth consecutive year Santa Clarita has been recognized.
The AEP Award is bestowed upon public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based on standardized criteria. The AEP is awarded annually to recognize innovation, professionalism, electronic procurement, productivity and leadership in the procurement function. The City of Santa Clarita’s procurement ethics standards, eProcurement practices and internal procurement automation received high honors and recognition among judges. Several other areas were also accredited, including the City’s creative and successful annual Vendor Outreach program, centralized procurement authority, internal customer and professional development training programs, the use of electronic systems for bids, quotes, online surplus auctions and the City’s employee Procurement Card program.
The City of Santa Clarita is one of only 65 cities in the United States and Canada to receive this esteemed award in 2018. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award® has the distinction of being sponsored by every major procurement association in the nation and recognizes state-of-the-art best practices in public procurement.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s popular Summer Trolley, which takes guests to and from Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor each day for FREE, is now offering evening entertainment service, from local hotels to both Town Center Drive and Old Town Newhall! Traditionally, the Summer Trolley has run service between participating hotels and Six Flags Magic Mountain. The new, later service adds three stops along Main Street in Old Town Newhall (the hotspot for dinner, drinks and entertainment) with extended hours, every Thursday through Sunday.
The free Summer Trolley runs each morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., picking up riders from three locations along the way: Hyatt Regency Valencia/Westfield Valencia Town Center, Courtyard by Marriott/Embassy Suites and the Holiday Inn Express. Return trips to those locations depart from Six Flags each evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the last trolley leaving at 11:00 p.m., depending on park hours.
The new nighttime service is a great way to experience nightlife at the Westfield Valencia Town Center (Hyatt Regency Valencia stop) and in the City’s Arts and Entertainment District in Old Town Newhall. Some of the new attractions at Westfield include The Dudes Brewery, Cheesecake Factory and Saddle Ranch Chop House, as well as community favorites like Salt Creek Grille, plus explore a variety of wine bars, restaurants and entertainment opportunities along Town Center Drive and the Patios.
While the Summer Trolley will make the same stops during this time, it will also take riders to Old Town Newhall in the evening where they can enjoy free Thursdays@Newhall events, as well as a host of nightlife spots that include a variety of dining, craft breweries, wine rooms and shopping. Local favorites include Brewery Draconum, Double Trouble, Newhall Refinery, Pulchella Winery, Southern Smoke BBQ & Brewhouse and Newhall Press Room.
Evening service to Old Town Newhall runs from 5:40 to 11:10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, while Sunday service runs from 5:40 to 9:45 p.m. Two trolleys are in rotation providing service every 30-40 minutes during operating hours.
See the full Summer Trolley schedule at VisitSantaClarita.com. For more information about the Summer Trolley’s service to Six Flags and Old Town Newhall, please contact Evan Thomason at (661) 286-4167 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This limited-time seasonal celebration will include special attraction
overlays, themed décor, seasonal treats and merchandise, plus spooky encounters with favorite characters.
Oogie Boogie will once again take over Disney California Adventure park with stylish Halloween decor along Buena Vista Street and a swarm of bats encircling Carthay Circle Theatre. Cars Land will celebrate Haul-O-Ween as Radiator Springs turns into Radiator Screams! For the occasion, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree will transform into Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree while Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters changes into Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. In Hollywood Land, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will transform nightly into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark.
Over at Disneyland park, the Pumpkin Festival will greet guests as they make their way down Main Street, U.S.A. Fan-favorite attractions will also return, including the eerily delightful Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
Additionally, the highly anticipated Mickey’s Halloween Party will host 15 nights of fun. This separate-ticket, after hours event gives you the chance to make your Halloween Time experience even more fun with some exclusive entertainment, Disney characters in their Halloween attire and trick-or-treating throughout Disneyland park!
Be sure to purchase your Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets* early and mark your calendars for the dates below. Tickets may be purchased online at Disneyland.com/party (until the day before the event), at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4400.
June 5: Tickets on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members
For more information about Halloween events at the Disneyland Resort, please visithttp://www.Disneyland.com/Halloween. Entertainment and attractions are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
*Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets are subject to availability and are valid only for specific event dates and hours. Space is limited. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold. Ages 2 and under: no ticket required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
Jack Skellington and Haunted Mansion Holiday are inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Universal Studios Hollywood– The countdown to the extinction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride” begins as Universal Studios Hollywood makes way for the highly anticipated “Jurassic World Ride,” coming in 2019!“Jurassic Park—The Ride” will officially close on September 3, 2018.
Drawing from the favorite elements of the original “Jurassic Park—The Ride,” this next-generation “Jurassic World Ride” will be a fully reimagined iteration of the ground-breaking adventure, elevating every facet of the experience. With the introduction of never-before-seen dinosaurs, enhanced storytelling, lush scenic design, an entirely new color scheme and un-compromised state-of the art technology, the ride will capture elements never experienced within a theme park.
The countdown to the extinction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride” begins as Universal Studios Hollywood makes way for the highly anticipated “Jurassic World Ride,” coming in 2019! Universal Studios Hollywood Announces the Highly Anticipated “Jurassic World Ride,” the New Epic-Adventure, Will Open in 2019.
Inspired by Universal Pictures’ Global Blockbuster Franchise, the Completely Reimagined Ride Will Fuse 21 st Century Technology with Astounding Special Effects and Never-Before- Seen Dinosaurs Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Arrives in Theatres on June 22, 2018.
A new Jurassic era is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood in 2019
In 2019, colossal, dimensional dinosaurs will once again roam the Earth and astound guests when Universal Studios Hollywood debuts an all-new technologically-advanced epic adventure inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster film franchise: Welcome to the “Jurassic World Ride.” Drawing from the favorite elements of the original “Jurassic Park—The Ride,” this next-generation thrill ride will be a fully reimagined iteration of the ground-breaking adventure, elevating every facet of the experience.
With the introduction of never-before- seen dinosaurs, enhanced storytelling, lush scenic design, an entirely new color scheme and state-of the art technology, the ride will capture elements never experienced within a theme park. To rally fans for the finale of “Jurassic Park—The Ride” on September 3, 2018, Universal Studios Hollywood has launched a “Countdown to the Extinction” campaign—inviting guests from around the world to experience the ride before its transformation into the all-new “Jurassic World Ride” in 2019.
More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.
The Young Dubliners have built a fervent fan base comparable to that of jam band rockers like Phish and Dave Matthews Band. From their humble beginnings at the Irish Rover, the band evolved through various personnel changes into a pugnacious, crazy but coolly irresistible force of nature. “Even with all the touring we do, the thing that keeps us going is the one thing that never gets old,” says guitarist/vocalist Keith Roberts. “And that’s playing those older songs people love and then mixing in a new song and hearing a positive, excited reaction from the crowd for the first time. We’ve had our share of tough gigs too, but all it takes is that one great show, those perfect moments of band and audience communication, to appreciate what we’re doing up there and why. It’s all about the joy of performing, watching the people dance and hearing them sing along.”
January 12, 2018
Doors 6pm. Music 7pm. Headliner 9:00pm.
Opening set by Craic in the Stone
$24 / $28 /$38 + applicable fees
If you purchase a ticket at a table, you are required to purchase dinner. Minimum spend is $25.00 per person. You must arrive by 7pm.
Don’t Miss the Final JAM Sessions, Revved Up and SENSES Block Party of 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita series Thursdays@Newhallpresented by Galpin Subaru, finishes up its outdoor schedule in October with exciting events happening every week. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend free shows and concerts, and relax with friends on Thursday nights in Old Town Newhall.
Swing dancing puts a cap on JAM Sessions for the year on October 5from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Folks are encouraged to break out their dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association teaches the crowd swing dance steps that everyone can do. Singles and couples of all ages will then enjoy music from The Big Butter Jazz Band, whose infectious energy lights up the scene with traditional New Orleans jazz. JAM Sessionsis hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation,bringing dance and original live performances to the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street.
Also on October 5, at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street, 10 performers will take the stage for 10 minutes each and share their comedy, storytelling, short films and music at the monthly 10 by 10 show from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Performances this month include storytelling by Cait Chock and Stan Sellars; comedy with Dave Child, Lang Parker and the duo of Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine; magic with Glenndalf; music by The New Mexican, Abby Lyons and Burton Zimmer; and short films “Angie and Zahra” and “PHANTASMAGORIC.”
From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on October 12, the sounds of ponies will be heard along Main Street. No, not the kind you see at the Cowboy Festival! Instead, Ford Mustangs rumble into Old Town Newhall for the Revved Up car show, presented by State Farm. Residents can enjoy food trucks and adult beverages from Persia Lounge while checking out the beauty of these American-made machines. Car owners interested in submitting an automobile for Revved Up can apply at OldTownNewhall.com/RevvedUp.
At the same time on October 12, local songwriters will perform their original works at Note by Note inside The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street. Featured performers include modern funk group Prussia and additional performances from Jeff Mann, Olivia Brownlee and Rich Jones. Performers interested in Note by Note can learn more at OldTownNewhall.com/NotebyNote.
Halloween begins on October 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the SENSES Halloween Haunt, presented by Galpin Subaru. Whether you come dressed in your spooky best or transform yourself into a monster onsite, be sure to participate in the Halloween costume contest for a chance to win ghoulish prizes. If thrills are more your thing, prepare yourself for a frightening experience at the SENSES maze. Relax with a drink in hand from the on-street bar, provided by 8th and Rail, hang out with friends and enjoy the adult-friendly atmosphere. Complete the evening with grub from one of the food trucks or local restaurants.
As a conclusion to Thursdays@Newhall’s October schedule, the ARTree Speaker Series invites a true leader of the arts in Santa Clarita to speak on “The Art of Parenthood: Nurturing Your Creativity While Nurturing a Family,” at The MAIN on October 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Jennifer Fischer wears many hats as Co-Founder of Think Ten Media Group, writer, producer, arts educator and mother. Her work focuses on highlighting shared human experiences. While seven months pregnant and accompanied by a toddler, Fischer produced SMUGGLED, which has been featured across broadcasts such as ABC, Univision and Fusion.
Valencia, Calif.– This weekend is your last chance to make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor before it closes for the season on Sunday, Oct. 1.
It reopens Memorial Day weekend 2018.
Hurricane Harbor originated at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 1995, making the Valencia amusement park the first multi-gated entertainment complex. It features water rides for all ages, from the thrilling Tornado to the Forgotten Sea Wave Pool as well as kid-friendly splash
Operating hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. Adult tickets are $34.99 online, $42.99 at the gate.
Santa Clarita, Calif.– THE ADDAMS FAMILY, new musical, will open at the Canyon Theatre Guild on Sept. 23, 2017 just in time for the Halloween season! The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
Tickets available to season ticket holders on Tuesday, August 29th
Tickets on sale to the public starting on Tuesday, September 5th
Santa Clarita, Calif. –Six Flags Entertainment recently announced their plans for Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Southern California flagship theme park, to enter into 365-day operation, starting on January 1, 2018.
“With the best collection of thrills in the world and the Six Flags brand expanding globally, this is the perfect time for one of our flagship properties to make the business transition to a 365-day operating schedule in order to maximize travel industry opportunities. Six Flags will now provide a thrilling vacation option to both international and domestic visitors coming to enjoy Southern California,” said Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.
The Valencia theme park originally opened in 1971, and has operated on a limited schedule, with Magic Mountain running year-round on weekends and holidays in the off-season, and daily throughout spring and summer.
The most recent attraction to Magic Mountain was Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, which opened this past July to take guests along with Batman, Superman and friends as they face classic DC villains to save their city.
For more information on Six Flag Magic Mountain and their new operating schedule, or to purchase tickets, visit sixflags.com. Check out our coverage of the opening of Justice League: Battle for Metropolis below:
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