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City Officials Reflect On 25 Years, Part I

City Officials Reflect On 25 Years, Part I

The city of Santa Clarita reached a milestone earlier this month, with the celebration of its 25th birthday,

In recognition of Santa Clarita reaching the quarter-century mark, KHTS spoke with a few city officials who spoke about what they saw as significant achievements, notable events and their take on the city’s milestone moments. 

The first installments involved an interview with two longtime residents who are also city officials, city Mayor Bob Kellar and city spokeswoman Gail Ortiz.

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Kellar reflects on his memories of Santa Clarita, from his childhood visits to the leadership that helped make it the third largest city in Los Angeles County.

Here’s the full interview with Bob Kellar.

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City Spokeswoman Gail Ortiz, who has worked for the city for 23 of those years, discusses what she’s seen as far as city growth and development during that time. 

Here’s the full interview with Gail Ortiz.

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City Officials Reflect On 25 Years, Part I

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About Perry Smith

Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at
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