Talk:Santa Clarita, California

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External Links[edit]

I'm not sure if I'm doing this correctly, but I will try. ;) As a local resource to Santa Clarita, what is the appropriate way to suggest our site, SantaClaritaGuide.com? I also feel that the West Ranch Beacon should be added here. Rovingwriter —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rovingwriter (talkcontribs) 18:08, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Requested photo[edit]

It would be nice if someone could get a panoramic photo of Santa Clarita, preferably including the spread of the city and Magic Mountain. My wife has taken some interesting pictures from the hiking trail above East Canyon off The Old Road, but they are too hazy and don't include Magic Mountain. Mike Dillon 22:24, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Mike, I took some nice photographs of the SCV when I hiked up Towsley Canyon in April. The city and hills are green after the spring rains. I'd love to upload or send you a few of the best ones. The only thing I ask is a link to my website in the Photo credits, is that possible with any of the accepted use licenses for wiki images? You can view the photos on my site www.scvtalk.com. Thanks. Jeff

Hi Jeff. Thanks for offering your image. If you're referring to this image, I think that would be a nice addition to the article. As for your licensing options, you should read Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#For_image_creators. I generally license my own photos under {{GFDL-self}} and {{cc-by-sa-2.5}} (for example, this image). Both of those licenses allow commercial use, but "cc-by-sa-2.5" (a.k.a. Creative Commons Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5) requires attribution to the original author. You can include your website in the attribution notice (under the "Licensing" section of the image description page). You would probably want to use just {{cc-by-sa-2.5}}. If you don't want to allow commercial use or have other questions, you might want to ask one of the people listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Members. Mike Dillon 04:05, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Mike. I agree to use cc-by-sa-2.5 with a simple hyptertext link to my website. Now, I have a higher res version of that photograph, I will upload it to my site. I'm not entirely comfortable editing Wiki pages yet; perhaps you could place the image in a good location and size it accordingly? I'll look for a way to email you. Thanks! Jeff --69.232.50.49 08:13, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
Nevermind Mike, I figured out how to upload it after all. Do you think the placement/size etc are okay? Fun! --Jeff Wilson76 08:39, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the upload. I moved the photo into the infobox and shortened the caption a little to fit better in the box. The placement/size before were fine, but I think it looks cooler in the infobox. Feel free to move it back if you don't like it. Mike Dillon 15:34, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Santa Clarita baseball team[edit]

In 2004, the Santa Clarita Express are a collegiate team, made up of semi-pro players. I don't know the league the Express was in, but had played that year against opponents from the L.A. area. The ball park was on a college campus in Canyon Country, but forgot the college's name (please tell me what it is).

I believe it was College of the Canyons...Baldwin91006 (talk) 02:25, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Local Media[edit]

There seems to be a long term trend of a company inserting promotional text about their website under the local media section. The problems here are twofold- one, if you take it upon yourself to add a designation under that section, keep in the spirit of the rest of the section and include all relevant media properties- not just one, and CERTAINLY not the one you own. Two, it's a core Wikipedia principle that entries have a neutral point of view (NPOV). These entries are anything but. I replaced this section with a simpler section that doesn't take favorites. Reggiejax 23:24, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

I reverted some recent changes that added a list of links for online media without context or distinction. Some of these were dubious entries, but perhaps there can be a second paragraph covering the blogs, like the Santa Clarita Real Estate blog, that are still blogs but have original material as opposed to opinion-driven blogs or those that just paste a few lines from the latest stories. To benefit the readers, there should be a distinction between general interest local sites like scvtalk and mysantaclarita and blogs of local interest. Anyone know of others that fit this description? At any rate, the static portal and visitor guide type sites, as nice as they may or may not be, don't belong in the Local Media section. Reggiejax 18:39, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Reggiejax - to your point I would say that SCVTalk falls into the "Blog" category. A large portion of the content does not provide objective journalism and many articles and content have the personal opinions and commentary which traditionally do not belong in news media journalism. If the community sees fit to break out another heading for these "blog" type of site then that would be an ideal place for SCVTalk, SantaClaritaRealEstateBlog and others.

Reggiejax - thanks for your recent undoings. I can assure you, these were not an inside job, as the newspaper is not known for its lack of NPOV or propaganda. On that note, I did think it fair that all local media websites be listed under "internet," even if it seems redundant. I moved the information about each organization's website to the Internet heading. SCVtv.com, though rumored to be shutting down, has an individual listing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.238.49.253 (talk) 06:04, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Please don't delete discussion stuff unless there's a real reason to do so, but since you're responding, I guess it was an accident. Anyway, really good re-write of the media stuff. BTW, SCVTV as a cable TV operation is confirmed closed now. I don't know if they were on long enough or had enough reach to warrant inclusion at this point or if it should just be deleted. At this moment it may be a worthy footnote but I wonder if in a year's time it would seem superfluous. Any thoughts? Reggiejax (talk) 07:28, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Public Safety[edit]

It has often been reported(and repeated) that at least 60-85% of all the sheriff's deputies in L.A. County live in Santa Clarita(of course, most deputies will try to publicly deny this fact, partly out of fear of embarrassing their city's image, or out of privacy concerns).

Can anybody try and verify this?

Thanks, Baldwin91006 18:52, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Demographics[edit]

I don't think the minor incidents at Valencia High School 2-3 years ago, involving 4 students justify mention under this category. Would someone please delete it? (or I could do it myself, but I prefer to add stuff, not delete) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.166.146.229 (talk) 22:25, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Santa Clarita seal.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:54, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Newhall, Santa Clarita, California[edit]

The information at Newhall, California, can easily be combined with Santa Clarita, California. In fact, much of it is already posted there. GeorgeLouis (talk) 01:48, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Merge sounds reasonable. Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 02:10, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
I agree--RichardMathews (talk) 18:18, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Disagree. Both Saugus and Newhall have illustrious histories of their own of extending over 100 years and long before "Santa Clarita" became a gleam in the real estate developers' eyes. Today the communities are often overlooked and are largely minimized by the promotional muscle behind the developed community of Valencia that shares the valley and traces its existence back to roughly 1967. - Joseph — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.205.224.10 (talk) 16:56, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Disagree. As stated prior, Newhall is historically important and deserves to be treated as such. Boundaries notwithstanding, the area is most definitely separate from the present day product of developers, the all-encompassing “Santa Clarita.” Imveracious (talk) 17:40, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Oppose: per my comments below. --Moreau36--Discuss 18:06, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Newhall has an established history; it is notable by itself. Binksternet (talk) 19:25, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Saugus, Santa Clarita, California[edit]

This community is now simply a neighborhood of Santa Clarita, and its population figures are now merged with the latter city. GeorgeLouis (talk) 01:55, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Comment: If we did this, we should also merge numerous city neighborhood articles on Wikipedia (which there are thousands of them). Besides, Saugus, Newhall & Valencia had distinct histories prior to merging to create the municipality of Santa Clarita in 1987. --Moreau36--Discuss 18:04, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Merge sounds reasonable. Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 02:10, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
I ageee--RichardMathews (talk) 18:19, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Disagree As with Newhall, Saugus is historically important and deserves to be treated as such. Again, boundaries notwithstanding, the area is most definitely separate from the present day product of real estate developers, the all-encompassing “Santa Clarita.” Imveracious (talk) 17:45, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Oppose per other city neighborhood articles on Wikipedia (eg San Pedro, Los Angeles or Watts, Los Angeles). --Moreau36--Discuss 17:56, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Saugus has an established history; it is notable by itself. Binksternet (talk) 19:25, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Awesometown[edit]

Based on this article in the Los Angeles Times, the nickname "Awesometown" appears to be a marketing slogan for a housing development rather than an official nickname for the city. I'm just putting this out there in case anyone disagrees. Bahooka (talk) 04:55, 9 December 2013 (UTC)