The City of Santa Clarita Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage with the Forward Into Light, August 26, 2020.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita is proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States! This important milestone is a time for us to reflect upon and commemorate the efforts of women across our nation, who were crucial factors in the implementation of the 19th amendment.

The City will recognize this historic accomplishment by participating in the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission’s Forward Into Light Campaign by illuminating City Hall with purple and gold lights on Wednesday, August 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

The Forward Into Light Campaign comes from the historic women’s suffrage movement quote, “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light.” To help celebrate this important moment in American history, cities across our nation are encouraged to use the official suffrage colors of purple and gold to help light up our country!

 The 19th amendment was officially signed into law on August 26, 1920, guaranteeing women the right to vote. The fight for this right took 72 years of protesting, marching, lobbying and picketing to achieve.

“Due to the tremendous efforts from women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and countless other brave individuals, they were able to make their voices heard and achieve the long-overdue constitutional right to vote,” said Mayor Cameron Smyth.

            Learn more about the Forward Into Light Campaign at For more information about upcoming elections and how you can register to vote, please visit

City of Santa Clarita invites Public to Discuss the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, Aug. 27, 2020.

Feedback Helps Shape the Future of Biking and Walking in Santa Clarita!

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita invites the community to participate in a virtual public meeting to discuss the Draft Non-Motorized Transportation Plan. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 27, at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Learn more and view meeting details at

City of Santa Clarita invites Public to Discuss the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, Aug. 27, 2020

             Join us to engage in discussions on proposed biking and walking improvements in Santa Clarita. The City has gathered your feedback, and now we would like to share the plans we’re working on to address your needs and concerns. The strategies and solutions we are developing in the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan aim to make it safer and easier to get around Santa Clarita for all.

            To learn more about biking in Santa Clarita, trail safety, upcoming events and more, please visit For more information on the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, please contact Tom Reilly at

The MAIN Theatre in Santa Clarita presents ‘Stage On Screen (SOS)’ Theatre Fest from Aug. 25 – Oct. 16 2020.

Enjoy Eight-Weeks of Online Theatre Featuring Plays Within the Theme of Social Media!

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Stage On Screen (SOS) Theatre Fest is back! The MAIN is thrilled to announce eight-weeks of virtual productions for the Fall edition of SOS Theatre Fest. Every week will introduce a new show and new cast, with LIVE productions occurring via Zoom every Friday at 7:00 p.m.! The fest will run from August 25 through October 16. The Zoom link for every Friday performance will be posted on the day of the show on

            Each production featured in the latest edition of SOS Theatre Fest will revolve around the theme of social media. Some of the modern plays featured include Prometheus OnlineThe Tao of Farfalla and Left to Our Own Devices. Every week of the fest will kick-off with a “MAINcast Interview,” hosted by Calliope Weisman and Stephan Nieman, on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. to preview the upcoming show and give you look at the talented individuals behind each production. In addition, attendees of the virtual LIVE productions will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive “Audience Talkback” at the conclusion of each show to interact with and ask questions to the cast and crew!
            To view the full lineup of interviews and LIVE performances, please visit For questions about SOS Theatre Fest, please email Cristeen Shields at

Via Princessa Median Project to Resume in Canyon Country.

Construction Set to Begin August 24 Between Sierra Highway and Jason Drive.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The next phase of the Via Princessa Median Project will begin construction on Monday, August 242020, between Sierra Highway and Jason Drive in Canyon Country. As part of the project, improvements will be made to the landscaped median that will include upgrading the curb and gutter on the northside of the medians, upgrading all landscape pallets and installing new pavers.

Through the end of September, motorists driving along Via Princessa between Sierra Highway and Jason Drive will see a new traffic pattern in place near the Sierra Highway intersection. Drivers will experience a continuous closure of the left eastbound lane heading toward Jason Drive, as well as the far left turn lane from westbound Via Princessa to southbound Sierra Highway.

The entire project is scheduled to be completed in October 2020, and lane closures will be adjusted over the course of construction. Lane closure adjustments will be announced in advance on the City of Santa Clarita’s official Facebook page.

Drivers are asked to be aware of the lane closures and to plan their routes accordingly. Electronic message boards will be posted in each direction to inform motorists of upcoming lane closures. Drivers are reminded to please reduce their speed through the construction zone. For questions or concerns, please contact City of Santa Clarita Assistant Engineer Rosa Orellana at (661) 286-4170 or by email at

Santa Clarita City Council to Consider Acquisition of the Ice Station.

Agenda Report Details Opportunities Beyond Recreation

Santa Clarita, Calif. – At the next Santa Clarita City Council meeting, the City Council will consider the acquisition of The Ice Station. The ice rink was built in 2000 and was heavily utilized by the community until the facility closed in March 2020. Many residents came forward, requesting that the City play a role in attempting to reopen the ice rink.

After months of City analysis and due diligence efforts, the agenda item recommends that the City Council approve acquisition of the Ice Station. The primary use of the Ice Station would continue to be as a hub for ice skating, hockey and recreation skating, but in addition there would be occasions to supplement the use of the facility for economic development opportunities. Studies were done in 2010 and 2013 to evaluate the market demand for a conference/convention center in Santa Clarita and results showed that there was a need for large event spaces in the City. This potential acquisition would provide additional event space for local and regional events, provide local businesses and residents with a desired amenity, and develop a larger public facility to increase local hotel patronage and induce visitor spending, with the goal of boosting economic activity and generating local tax revenues to support the community.

The agenda report lists the total sale price of the 4.39 acres of land and two-story, 92,751 square-foot building, furniture and fixtures as $14,200,000. The City Council will consider the acquisition at the regular City Council meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 25 at 6 p.m.

The Illusionists are coming to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, new dates, Jan. 12- Jan. 17, 2021. Update as of Aug. 20th, Engagement now canceled. The Broadway in Hollywood Season Ticket Office, the Dolby Theatre Box Office, and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre Box Office will be closed until further notice.

Update, Aug. 20, 2020 ENGAGEMENT CANCELLED

August 20, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. (PT): THE ILLUSIONISTS has cancelled its upcoming Los Angeles engagements scheduled at the Dolby Theatre for January 12-17, 2021. All current ticket holders will receive an email from Broadway in Hollywood with information related to refunds or other options.

The Broadway in Hollywood Season Ticket Office, the Dolby Theatre Box Office, and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre Box Office will be closed until further notice.

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Hollywood, Calif. – The Illusionists are coming to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, new dates, Jan. 12- Jan. 17, 2021. Broadway in Hollywood will present mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS – Live From Broadway™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Questions About Rescheduling?

THE ILLUSIONISTS, originally scheduled to play April 14 – 19, 2020 has been rescheduled to January 12th – 17th, 2021 at the Dolby Theatre.


For all patrons currently holding tickets for the original April 2020 dates, below is a chart which provides your updated performance information:

My Original Performance Date:My NEW Performance Date:
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8pmTuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 8pmWednesday, January 13, 2021 at 8pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 8pmThursday, January 14, 2021 at 8pm
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8pmFriday, January 15, 2021 at 8pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 2pmSaturday, January 16, 2021 at 2pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8pmSaturday, January 16, 2021 at 8pm
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 1pmSunday, January 17, 2021 at 1pm
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 6:30pmSunday, January 17, 2021 at 6:30pm


Your tickets currently in hand will be valid on your new date for the same locations.

Mobile tickets placed in wallets for both Apple and Android phones should automatically update. You are also welcome, if you choose, to delete the existing tickets in your wallet, and reload your updated tickets. Season ticket holders can download them from Account Manager and those with individual tickets can Download from Ticketmaster.


Please understand, our response will likely be delayed.Our Safe & Clean CommitmentVENUE INFODolby Theatre

One of the world’s premier entertainment venues, Dolby Theatre is home to Hollywood’s biggest night, the Oscars® and has hosted a myriad of prestigious artists, concerts and events including AFI Tributes to George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks, Tyler Perry theatrical plays, Los Angeles Ballet, Celine Dion, Prince, CNN Heroes, Cirque du Soleil IRIS, Andrea Bocelli, America’s Got Talent, American Idol, PaleyFest Television Festival, and World Premieres for Black Panther, Mary Poppins Returns, and Star Wars–The Force Awakens.

The Dolby Theatre experience begins on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame and leads to Awards Walk which features Best Picture Oscar® plaques for every film to win the honor. The Theatre was designed by the legendary David Rockwell and the lobbies feature sweeping stairways, cherrywood balustrades, and are crowned with a beautifully lit silver dome. These well-appointed lobbies also feature one-of-a-kind photography from the golden age of Hollywood to today’s iconic stars, all mounted on classic silver screens. Onsite food and beverage are provided by the renowned Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events.

Dolby Theatre is located within Hollywood & Highland, and features unique dining and shopping, nightclubs, a six-screen cinema-plex, and convenient parking with 3,000 spaces. Located adjacent to the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre and Loews Hollywood Hotel, the Theatre is in the heart of Hollywood.

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Santa Clarita Aquatic Center to Open Recreational Swim for Families.

Recreational Swim Available by Reservation Only Starting August 20

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Grab your swimsuit and goggles and get ready to beat the heat at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center! The City of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the reopening of the Aquatic Center’s Waterslide Pool with new family recreation swim times available by reservation only beginning Thursday, August 20.

Families can reserve a shaded area of the Aquatic Center and will have access to swim in the Waterslide Pool, play on the water features and ride the three-story waterslide.

Individual residents can also reserve a block of time for Lap Swim at the Aquatic Center. Lap Swim times are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are filling quickly for September.

For more detailed information and to register for Family Recreational Swim or Lap Swim at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, please call (661) 250-3740 or visit

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Announces New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members.

Washington, D.C. – Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad F. Wolf, introduced three new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC): John Clark, Dr. Sharon Cooper, and Daniel Kaniewski. Created by President George W. Bush in 2002, the HSAC is a Department of Homeland Security federal advisory committee that provides the secretary with independent, informed recommendations, and advice on a variety of homeland security issues.

“My vision for the HSAC, consistent with its charter, is to seek its organizationally independent, strategic, timely, specific and actionable advice on a range of homeland security issues,” said Acting Secretary Wolf. “I’m pleased to appoint these leaders in their respective fields to the council, and I thank all the HSAC members for their continued service to the country, and to the Department. The unique perspectives provided by HSAC members to address emerging threats is of the utmost importance to the Department. I’m confident that the new members announced today will contribute to this important mission.”

The three new HSAC members are:

  1. Mr. John F. Clark, former director of the United States Marshals Service and longtime child advocate, is the president and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. After an extensive nationwide search, NCMEC’s Board of Directors unanimously chose Mr. Clark to lead the nonprofit organization, which was designated by Congress in 1984 to work in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice on issues related to missing and exploited children. He took the helm of the Alexandria, Virginia-based organization on Dec, 7, 2015. Mr. Clark, whose career with the USMS spanned 28 years, was appointed in 2006 as its ninth director by then-President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate. In 2011, Mr. Clark joined Lockheed Martin Corp. as its director of security.
  2. Dr. Sharon Cooper is a developmental and forensic pediatrician who evaluates and treats children who have been victims of all forms of abuse, though her primary area of expertise is that of sexual exploitation. Dr. Cooper holds faculty positions at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatrics and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.She is a consultant and Board member of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and a member of the Expert Working Group on Children who Experience Violence in Cyberspace, of the Baltic Seas. She is also the lead author of one of the most comprehensive texts on child sexual exploitation. Dr. Cooper provides training to numerous national and international investigative agencies in the area of Internet and Communication Technology crimes against children.
  1. Dr. Daniel Kaniewski is the Managing Director, Public Sector at Marsh & McLennan Companies. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Kaniewski was Deputy Administrator for Resilience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where he was FEMA’s second ranking official and led the agency’s pre disaster programs. He was also Chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) High Level Risk Forum, comprised of risk managers from 36 OECD member nations. Dr. Kaniewski is a senior fellow at the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security and previously co-founded a homeland security think tank at George Washington University. He was Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Senior Director for Response Policy in the George W. Bush Administration.

On Tuesday, the HSAC gathered to welcome the new members, discuss multiple homeland security issues, and receive briefings from the council’s Economic Security, Information and Communications Technology Risk Reduction, Youth Engagement, and Biometrics subcommittees.

Acting Secretary Wolf also announced the formation of HSAC’s new Academic Subcommittee, which will address matters at the intersection of homeland security and the academic community. The Subcommittee will address:

  1. The threat of malign foreign influence in our academic institutions.
  2. The openness of research and exchange of ideas between academia and DHS, to include DHS research programs.
  3. Promoting campus resilience resources to address threats affecting K-12 and higher education institutions.
  4. International student engagement as it relates to immigration.
  5. Monitoring student visa recipients who violate their status.

Additionally, Acting Secretary Wolf awarded outgoing HSAC Chair Judge William Webster, with the Department’s highest honor, the DHS Distinguished Service Medal, for his exceptional leadership and service as Chair of the HSAC for the past 14 years. Under Judge Webster’s guidance and leadership, the Council has provided Acting Secretary Wolf and his predecessors with strategic recommendations and advice on a variety of issues critical to America’s national security in an ever-changing threat environment.

Acting Secretary Wolf was also pleased to announce the appointment of William Bratton, former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, as the new HSAC Chair, and Karen Tandy, Former Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, as the new Vice Chair.

For more information about the HSAC, visit

Department of Homeland Security Press Release Date: August 18, 2020

City of Santa Clarita announces Field Reservations at City Parks.

Organized Sports, Faith-Based Organizations and Gyms Can Now Reserve Field Space.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita is excited to welcome residents back to sports fields at City Parks. Organized sports, faith-based organizations and gyms can now reserve field space.

The City of Santa Clarita will reopen its Field and Reservations Office and reservations will be available for all City of Santa Clarita parks beginning Monday, August 17, 2020. Applications for field rentals will be accepted starting on Monday, August 10, at 8:00 a.m. and must be submitted a minimum of seven days in advance of the reservation date. All applicants must be in compliance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health orders. Softball fields will remain closed until the first reservations on August 17.

City park fields will also be available for reservations for faith-based organizations and local gyms to hold classes. Participants must adhere to all guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the State of California.    

For more information and to reserve field space, contact the City’s Field and Reservations office by calling (661) 250-3710, visit or by emailing