Universal CityWalk continues to be open on a limited basis.

CityWalk is Open for Limited Operations daily from 12-8pm. FREE Parking! Individual venue hours may vary.

Universal City, Calif. – Universal CityWalk continues to be open on a limited basis. Universal Studios Hollywood theme Park remains temporarily closed. Any Park tickets purchased for a date when we are closed will automatically be changed to one valid until December 18, 2020. In the meantime enjoy more restaurants and stores that are now open at City Walk. Review Important Safety Guidelines

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City of Santa Clarita to Celebrate the Spirit of America with Annual Fireworks Show, July 4, 2020. Fourth of July show to go on. (Update June 30, show canceled.)

Valencia, Calif. -The City of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the annual Spirit of America Fireworks Spectacular will take place this Fourth of July. The fireworks will light up the sky from the launch site near the corner of Magic Mountain Parkway and Citrus Street at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Updated June 30, 2020: The City of Santa Clarita announced on Tuesday June 30, the show is now canceled.)

“It was important for the City to provide the firework show to our residents,” said Mayor Cameron Smyth. “We wanted to ensure that our community was still able to mark this patriotic holiday.”

 This year’s show will be a non-traditional firework display with several new restrictions in place. Therefore, residents are encouraged to view the display from their vehicles or virtually via Facebook livestream in the comfort of their homes. The show will be livestreamed on the City of Santa Clarita’s Facebook page and can be heard on KHTS, Hometown Station on 98.1 FM and 1220 AM with a special introduction to the fireworks as well as music synchronized to the impressive display.

Westfield Valencia Town Center will be closed to vehicle parking and in-person fireworks viewers. There will also be no vehicle parking or in-person viewing on the streets and parkways surrounding the Town Center. Due to the limited viewing area, the entire show will be livestreamed on the City of Santa Clarita’s Facebook page. (As of June 30, 2020, the annual fireworks show which has annually celebrated America’s independence and freedom is now canceled, the City of Santa Clarita announced on Tuesday.)

“It was important for the City to provide the firework show to our residents,” said the Mayor of Santa Clarita. “We wanted to ensure that our community was still able to mark this patriotic holiday.”

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/cityofsantaclarita/


Universal CityWalk is Open for Business Starting Today, Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Universal City, California, June 10, 2020 – Starting today, Universal CityWalk begins a thoughtful phased reopening of select venues welcoming guests back to enjoy the iconic destination as it resumes operations with enhanced health and safety measures.

CityWalk is open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Following is a partial list of select venues that are now open; individual venue hours may vary. Additional venues will be added as the phased opening continues and hours of operation are subject to change. Complimentary self-parking is available during this initial reopening period, subject to change. 

Please visit the Universal CityWalk website or the Universal Studios Hollywood mobile app for updated information.

  • Dining & Eateries:  Voodoo Doughnut, Johnny Rockets, Blaze Pizza, Starbucks,

Crepe Café, Pizza Hut & KFC, Taco Bell, and Buca di Beppo.

  • Retail:                     Shoe Palace, Skechers and Guess Accessories

Universal CityWalk is implementing new health and safety measures that focus on Screening, Spacing and Sanitization.  A single point of entry now welcomes guests to the destination along with temperature checks and required face coverings. Click here for a video highlight of CityWalk’s new protocol.

            While working closely with local health officials and the company’s own health and safety experts, Universal CityWalk will continue to monitor conditions and make adjustments as conditions evolve. Specific health and safety measures include:

  • Temperature checks for all Guests upon arrival. If they have a temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit / 38° Celsius or greater, the Guest will not be permitted to enter.
  • Face coverings required for all Guests throughout their visit. Face coverings also will be available for purchase.
  • Limited occupancy at all venues to help enforce social distancing.
  • Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting at all high touch points, including chairs and tables.

Universal Studios Hollywood remains temporarily closed. Universal Orlando’s theme parks, CityWalk and hotels are now open.

More information about Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

Universal CityWalk Health and Safety Guidelines

All Universal guests are urged to follow CDC guidelines and conduct temperature checks prior to their arrival.  Guests should evaluate their own risk before they visit, and it is not recommended that older adults or individuals at high-risk with serious underlying medical conditions visit.  People who are asymptomatic can still spread COVID-19 if they are infected.  Any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and Universal cannot guarantee guests will not be exposed during their visit. For information on CDC guidelines, click here. Due to the evolving nature of this situation, details are subject to change without notice.

About Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride,” and the all-new ride, “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres.

The City of Santa Clarita Celebrates Graduates in Virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase. (Update: Now on display online.)

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita, along with the City of Santa Clarita’s Art Commission is recognizing the recent milestone of 2020 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase!” Interested participants may submit their cap design by submitting a photo of their physical decorated cap or designing a cap using our virtual cap template and uploading the design. The deadline for submissions had been extended to Monday, June 8.

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Many of our City’s graduates had plans to decorate their mortarboards and wear them proudly at their school’s ceremonies. The City is hoping to spotlight the creative talents of our 2020 graduating class, while also bringing joy to them and the community through an online gallery of uniquely designed graduation caps. When submitting an entry online, participants are asked to submit a high resolution cropped JPEG of their decorated cap. Images containing any inappropriate language and content will not be accepted.

To learn more about the virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase” and to submit an entry, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com/CallsForEntries. Congratulations to all 2020 graduates for your achievements!

2020’s Safest States in America – WalletHub Study

WalletHub News – June is National Safety Month. The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Safest States in America, as well as accompanying videos.

In order to determine the most secure states, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 53 key metrics.

In order to determine the safest states in America, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 53 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories. Read on for our findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers and a full description of our methodology.

Safest States in the U.S.

Overall Rank (1 = Safest)StateTotal Score‘Personal & Residential Safety’ Rank‘Financial Safety’ Rank‘Road Safety’ Rank‘Workplace Safety’ Rank‘Emergency Preparedness’ Rank
8New Hampshire58.8271022434
10Rhode Island58.1582663911
14New Jersey53.71923282324
18North Dakota51.835255037
23New York50.40122483228
26North Carolina49.88162539643
28New Mexico49.64384549512
32West Virginia46.881834314520
40South Dakota43.332711254939
41South Carolina41.464439461938

No place is completely immune to danger of any form. Some areas simply deal with safety issues better than others.