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The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,673 haRancho San Francisco Mexican land grant. Some of the communities within the SCV include the city of Santa Clarita, which is made up of Canyon CountryNewhallSaugus, and Valencia. Adjacent unincorporated communities include CastaicStevenson RanchSunset PointeTesoroVal VerdeWestridge and the new master planned community of Newhall Ranch.

 

Downstream of Santa Clarita, the valley is called Heritage Valley, consisting of PiruFillmore, and Santa Paula. The upstream portion is called Soledad Canyon which contains the communities of Vincent, Acton, Ravenna, and Agua Dulce.

 

The internationally renowned California Institute of the Arts, commonly referred to as CalArts, is located in Santa Clarita Valley in Valencia.

 

College of the Canyons is a public two-year community college that operates within the Santa Clarita Community College District. The college is located on 153.4 acres (62.1 ha) of rolling, tree-dotted hills in the incorporated city of Santa Clarita in northern Los Angeles County, California. The college’s address is: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook is president of the college and chancellor of the Santa Clarita Community College District. She has headed the college and district since 1988.

 

The Santa Clarita Valley is bordered by the Lake Piru area including the community of Val VerdeLos Padres National Forest, and Castaic Lake to the northwest, Sierra Pelona Mountains and Angeles National Forest to the north and northeast, San Gabriel Mountains to the east and southeast, and Santa Susana Mountains to the south and southwest, and Ventura County and the Santa Clara River Valley to the west. Santa Clarita Valley is connected to the nearby San Fernando Valley by the Newhall Pass in the southern section of Santa Clarita Valley. Santa Clarita Valley is also connected to other valleys such as the Antelope Valley by Antelope Valley Freeway and Soledad Canyon (going northeast), and the Santa Clara River Valley by State Route 126 (going west). The Santa Clarita Valley is connected to the San Joaquin Valley to the north byInterstate 5, after passing Pyramid Lake and Frazier Park.