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Government Resources
This is where you'll find our law enforcement, City of Santa Clarita ordinances, Los Angeles County ordinances, and other Santa Clarita Valley resources relating to government services.

Driving in Los Angeles County page.

Commercial Real Estate in the City of Santa Clarita
The City of Santa Clarita has made it easy for businesses who wish to relocate here. They've pulled together one website to showcase all of the available commercial (not retail) property space, working with local realtors to keep it current.

Curfew and Laws Related to Juveniles
The City of Santa Clarita has a curfew for juveniles under age 18 between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Find out the legal drinking age, if you can legally enter your child's room, if it is lawful for him to smoke and more.

Safest City Status
This status belongs to the City of Santa Clarita, not the entire Santa Clarita Valley. The city encompasses 56.8 square miles, while the valley is roughly 200 square miles. Therefore, the crime statistics for the remaining 153 square miles of unincorporated areas do not factor into this 'safest city' status. You may view crime statistics for the Santa Clarita Valley here.

Adoption & Foster Care
Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services
Help waiting children find a home. Financial support is available for foster care and adoption.


SANTA CLARITA VALLEY

Cleaning House? Too much junk?
As the saying goes, "One person's trash is another's treasure!" Check this website for ideas on who may like to have your junk...or where you may find more. Users can post almost anything that someone else can reuse, from baby clothes and office furniture to horse manure and wood chips. Edible food from restaurants and catering can also be "swapped" to our local food shelf.

Climate
Our summers are dry and daytime temperatures may reach 100 degrees, but don't sweat it! The low humidity makes it bearable for most people. Evenings bring relief, with the temperatures beginning to drop around 4:00 p.m. to an evening low of almost 40 degrees below daytime temperatures. (So bring a jacket). Winters are mild, ranging between 40 to 65 degrees. We receive most of our annual rainfall (15-18 inches) between November and March. (Put away the umbrella in the summer months; you won't be needing it in the SCV.)

On rare occassions, it snows here in Santa Clarita, as you can see in this video posted on YouTube in February 2007.

The seasons of Santa Clarita follow:
Spring: April, May, June
Summer: July, August, September
Autumn: October, November, December
Winter: January, February, March

Don't believe us? Check out the City of Santa Clarita's Seasons brochure.

To those of you who have lived in So. California forever, you won't understand the reason for this listing. But for those of us who come from cold climates, the months in the seasons are different. Don't believe us? Check here.

Employment/Jobs
Tired of the commute? We've tried to compile the websites and agencies with which local employers post their listings.

Megan's Law
Is there a sex offender living near your home or school? Keep your children safe. Detailed information is available, at no cost, once you agree to the terms of the site.

Restaurant Rating System
Ever wonder what those large blue "A" or "B" signs at the entrance to restaurants and stores mean? That's your key on whether to stop and dine or move along to another dining establishment, courtesy of the LA Health Department. Restaurants are inspected by the Health Department and receive a letter and number grade, based on their inspection score. For the quick answer, choosing a restaurant with an "A" grade indicates the establishment has worked diligently to maintain a clean environment and taken precautions to keep your food safe. Initiated by Supervisor Antonovich in 1997 and continues to serves as a role model for the nation.

To find a restaurant in our valley, visit our Restaurants page.

Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce
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Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society

Santa Clarita Valley History in Pictures

Web Blogs

Eve's Wine 101 Blogspot
Follow the Santa Clarita Wine scene anytime.

The West Ranch Beacon A Community "newspaper" serving the West Ranch neighborhoods of Sunset Point, Southern Oaks, Stevenson Ranch, Westridge and the Santa Clarita Valley. A free Blog to find out what's happening on the west side!


WiFi Access
Where to find the wireless hot spots in Santa Clarita.


National Debt Clock
Watch the US National Debt climb before your eyes, and find out how much the US is spending per citizen.


VOTING GUIDES AND POLITICS

Elected Officials
Who is your congressman, state rep?

City of Santa Clarita Municipal Elections
If your home is within the City's boundaries, you'll need this info for City elections.

ELECTION INFO

Time Off to Vote Laws by State
As of 2008, California employees have the right to up to two hours to vote, if it is not possible to vote during their off hours. Follow this link for updates and a link to the California Elections Code.

Vote Smart
This is the very best resource on the Internet that we've found. In plain English and easy-to-navigate web pages, you enter your zip code and will learn biographical info, voting info (opinions and cases for judges), veto history, etc. Info is available on federal and state levels.

California Candidates
Politics 1 keeps you informed on who is running for office in California.

Voter's Guide
Election coming up? Check out this site for info on the candidates, provided by the State of California.

Ballot Measure Updates
Learn the details about the ballot measures, and view the updates if posted after the printing of the Voter Information Guide.

Congressmen and Senators
Don't believe the rhetoric, check for yourself! Tootle through the archives of the Library of Congress and look up your representative's name to see what bills he/she has sponsored.

Judicial Nominees
The Judicial Election Evaluations Committee was formed by The California Bar Association. The committee delves into the professional careers and personal lives of judges up for election (or re-election) in Los Angeles County. Months of non-partisan research by volunteers results in a rating of judicial nominees, available to the public prior to elections.

MetNews on Judicial Races (Available prior to an election)
Metropolitan News Enterprise is a great resource when searching for information on judicial candidates. Easy to understand, it provides profiles for voters.

Judge Voter Guide
Recommendations by Superior Court for Los Angeles, Orange, Alameda, Fresno, Kern, Monterey, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, and Santa Clara counties.

Court of Appeals Judicial Biographies
2nd District, Los Angeles and Ventura County, photos and biographies of judges. While we can't find their ruling records, at least you can find out a little something about them here.

Smart Voter by the League of Women Voters
Another non-partisan site offering information on candidates as well as polling info and other resources.

Easy Voter Guide
This site describes in plain English how the process works, the reason for the election, the issues at stake, and the candidates up for election. This could easily be a favorite resource.

Campaign Fund Contributors
Cal-Access
Find out who's providing the financial backing for the candidates, propositions, and ballot measures.

Fund Race
The Huntington Post provides you with the tool to look up any neighborhood, or any one, and find out who they are backing with their money.

California Elections & Voter Information
Register to vote, get election results, find your polling place, read candidate statements, and vote by absentee.

Supreme Court of the United States
Read the Constitution, court rules, opinions, orders and journals--and more!

US Supreme Courts Cases on the Docket
Northwestern University of Illinois has provided this listing of cases on the US Supreme Court Docket--past, current and future. If you're looking for a brief on a case in layman's terms, this is the sight you'll want.

Tax Tables
The Tax Foundation is a nonpartisan tax research group based in Washington, D.C, founded in 1937. In its seven decades the Tax Foundation has earned a reputation for its independence in gathering data and publishing information on the public sector in an objective, unbiased fashion. View historical tax tables dating back to 1913, and YOU be the judge of which political party provides tax relief for citizens.

Santa Clarita Valley Republicans
The online home of Republicans of the Santa Clarita Valley


Consumer Solutions
Landlord/Tenant laws, identity theft, product recalls, employment law, the California Insurance Commissioner...

Who Do I Call?
Codes, ordinances, parking tickets, brush clearance, hotlines...how to solve those pesky annoyances that pop up in life.
























For voting information in Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County, we've collected an abundance of links so you can easily put your fingers on the latest, accurate information. Go beyond sound bites and rhetoric and view the facts for yourself. Equip yourself with hard-to-find information to vote for judges, senators and congressman. Find out the funding sources for the local candidates, and a tax table clearly showing which party chooses higher taxation for citizens.

If you just moved and don't know where to vote, we'll direct you to your polling location. We'll tell you how to vote absentee.

Our goal is to make this the most comprehensive local resource for Santa Clarita, Los Angeles and California voting. If you know of a bipartisan link that should be here, please let us know.