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Looking Back At The SCV's Top Stories From 2012, Part I

Looking Back At The SCV’s Top Stories From 2012, Part I

With the end of one year and the ushering in of another, KHTS takes time to look back at a few of the top stories from the last 12 months.

In case you missed something, here’s a few of the highlights or, in some cases, lowlights, from 2012 in the Santa Clarita Valley, from a longtime city official moving on to the city unveiling its long-awaited Downtown Newhall library.

Check back for more later. …

Year In Review 2012: Longtime City Manager Retires:
http://hometownstation.com/news/local-news/pulskamp-leaving-early-run-city-burbank-29949
After 10 years of leadership that saw Santa Clarita grow a great deal by any measure, former City Manager Ken Pulskamp is stepping down and heading to retirement, after he spends some time in a similar, but temporary role, in Burbank.

Year In Review 2012: Habitat for Heroes plans new “Veteran Village”:
http://hometownstation.com/news/local-news/habitat-plans-build-homes-vets-next-door-bowman-high-31603
Local community activists and veteran-support organizations broke ground this year on a one-of-a-kind plan to provide new homes to members of the armed services returning to Santa Clarita.

Year In Review 2012: City Officials Tout Promise In Cemex Fight
http://hometownstation.com/news/local-news/city-officials-say-boxer-plans-reintroduce-cemex-bill-32101
City Mayor Bob Kellar was part of a small local delegation that returned from Washington this year with new hopes in the city’s $10 million fight to keep a massive sand-and-gravel mine away from the Santa Clarita Valley.

Year In Review 2012: Amgen Tour Returns to Santa Clarita
http://hometownstation.com/news/local-news/city-officials-are-bringing-major-cycling-race-back-santa-clarita-31763;
The Amgren Tour of California, an international cycling event that criss-crosses the state, is returning to Santa Clarita. The two-day stop is expected to bring at least $1 million to local coffers through tourism dollars.

Year In Review 2012: City Completes Centerpiece For Downtown Newhall Plan
http://scvnews.com/2012/09/29/newhall-library-opens-community-celebrates-video/
City officials celebrated a big milestone this year in their plans to upgrade downtown Newhall, with the opening of a brand new library, which has been in the works for several years.

Looking Back At The SCV’s Top Stories From 2012, 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 Perry@hometownstation.com.