Santa Clarita Fun Facts
History of Santa Clarita
In 1987, the city of Santa Clarita was incorporated. This city is the third largest city in the County of Los Angeles, California. It is also the 18th largest city in Los Angeles. From downtown Los Angeles, Santa Clarita is about 35 miles away. In 2006, the city was also ranked by Money magazine as the 18th of the top 100 places to live. To learn more about the city and its history, click here.
According to the United States Census Bureau, SCV contains a total area of 62 sqaure miles. Santa Clarita is situated near the fault zone of San Fernando and was affected by the Sylmar quake. Many residential and commercial building, such as Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Valencia Town Center, and the Newhall Pass, were shattered by its aftermath.
This valley is also known for its wildfires. Its said to be one of the top cities in the nation for wildfire activity.
Largest Employers in Santa Clarita
Listed is some of the largest employers in SCV. Six Flags Magic Mountain is the largest employer in Santa Clarita with around 4,500 employees. Six Flags is located in Valencia. The next largest is Princess Cruises with around 1,600 employess. Princess Cruises headquarters is located in Valencia as well. The third largest employer in Santa Clarita is Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with around 1,400 employees. The following is from largest to smallest of the next largest employers of Santa Clarita: Quest Diagnostics, The Master’s College, Woodward HRT, Boston Scientific, California Institute of the Arts, and lastly Walmart.
Media in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal is the primary daily newspaper in Santa Clarita. This newspaper was founded in 1919 and ha a weekday circulation of 10,545 and a Sunday circulation of 11,598. Th Signal focuses on local news, entertainment, features and sports. The newspaper’s office is located on Creekside Road and is the Signal’s production office, newsroom and printing facility.
The neighbor hoods in Santa Clarita include Valencia, Newhall, Canyon Country and Saugus. Santa Clarita’s surrounding areas include Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Agua Dulce and Acton. As of 2015, the current mayor of Santa Clarita is Bob Kellar. He has served mayor of Santa Clarita in 2004, 2008, and again in 2013. Santa Clarita’s Mayor Pro Tem is currently Dante Acosta. The councilmembers of Santa Clarita are Marsha McLean, TimBen Boydston and Laurene Weste.