Today, August 28, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management terminated the contracts with CEMEX making it no longer possible for the mining of 56 million tons of sand and gravel in Santa Clarita.
To read the full press release, click here.
From Wednesday, September 2 to Friday, September 4, 2015, Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail will be subject to closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for slurry seal resurfacing.
Additionally, one westbound lane on Soledad Canyon Road from Golden Oak Road to Bouquet Canyon Road will be closed during that time. Both trail and road closures are due to reopen after 6:00 p.m. each day.
Motorists are encouraged to be aware of extra bike traffic on the road during these trail closures. Bike trail information, including maps and detours, can be found at bikesantaclarita.com.
The Slurry Seal Resurfacing Project is an annual effort by the City to improve roadways and trails and to extend their life. More information on this project can be found at santa-clarita.com/resurfacing.
For more information about trail and road closures, please contact Project Manager Frank Lujan at (661) 290-2291.
Copper Hill Drive will experience lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning today through Thursday, September 3, 2015, for the annual Slurry Seal Resurfacing Project.
The closures will affect lanes between Seco Canyon Road and McBean Parkway. During construction, one lane will be open on both the westbound and eastbound directions of the roadway at all times.
Regular morning commuters along Copper Hill Drive are advised to plan ahead when traveling during these times. Road closures are due to reopen after 4:30 p.m. each day. There will be no construction during the weekend of August 29-30.
For more information about the Copper Hill Drive closures, please contact Project Manager Frank Lujan at (661) 290-2291.
The Slurry Seal Resurfacing Project is an annual effort by the City to improve roadways and to extend their life. More information on this project can be found at santa-clarita.com/resurfacing.
The City of Santa Clarita hosted The Immature Teen Brain on Pot symposium last night at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. The City’s annual hard-hitting drug awareness event included a panel of local experts and a resource fair for attendees.
Simply because marijuana can be deemed ‘legal’ with a prescription, this does not make it safe or smart. This common misconception can lead to drug experimentation and unsafe behaviors. It is not uncommon to see teens stop the maturing process when they start smoking marijuana. Many of the City’s community partners who work in the field of drug rehabilitation and counseling have expressed that it is not uncommon to have a client that began their drug use with marijuana.
The symposium covered valuable information to help parents protect and educate their children about the short term and long term mental and physical effects of smoking marijuana. The program’s panel of local experts included a law enforcement representative from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department, a drug recovery expert from Action Family Counseling, a family support resource from A Light of Hope, a physician from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and an education administrator from Hart School District.
The Immature Teen Brain on Pot symposium is the fifth in the City’s Heroin Kills series. For more information on The Immature Teen Brain on Pot symposium or the entire Heroin Kills series, visit HeroinKills.org or the Heroin Kills Facebook page at fb.com/heroinkillsSCV.
Santa Clarita is in the process of upgrading the City website, Santa-Clarita.com and is inviting residents and website users to give input to help determine how to improve the site’s usefulness. The online survey is available now through Friday, September 4, 2015.
We want to hear how you use the site, what information is important to you and submit recommendations for website changes. Feedback received from the survey will help the City determine updates that will make it easier for site visitors to find the information you need. The last redesigned was in early 2010
The new website is scheduled to launch in early 2016. For more information, visit Santa-Clarita.com.
The Trail Ambassador Program, an informal and fun introduction to the Open Space and trails for people of all ages, has launched. This program allows participants to learn about and practice trail etiquette, report trail conditions to the City through eService and share hike experiences by contacting the City. Those interested in participating are taken through a short guide to learn more about the trails and open spaces and have the opportunity to sign up online
For the guide and sign up information, click here.
The challenging marathon includes a two-person marathon relay, half marathon, 5k run, Mayor’s Walk and Kid K Fun Run. Online registration is still available for this year’s marathon.
To kick off the event, the City will also host the Health and Fitness Expo, presented by Boston Scientific, on Saturday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. The free Expo will feature various health-related vendors and information booths.
Registration will also be offered at the Health and Fitness Expo. There is no day-of registration for any racing events. Participants who register online will save $10 on processing fees and can pick up their race bibs at the Expo.
For more information on the Santa Clarita Marathon, including course details, pricing, tips and registration, visit SCMarathon.org.
The City’s popular Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival is being held this Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.
This event packs over 30 activities into one day, all in one location, for thousands of Santa Clarita residents. In addition to being an exciting day for families, the Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival also provides kids the opportunity to try out new sports and activities without an associated cost.
The FREE Festival is designed to bring the community together to raise awareness about the important role physical activity plays in the lives of young people. Admission is free to the public.
For more information about the 2015 Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival, visit Santa-Clarita.com/YouthSportsFestival.
On Saturday, August 22, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by Kalimba – The Spirit of Earth, Wind and Fire.
All City Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot. Admission is free.
For more information on the City’s popular Concerts in the Park series, visit Santa-Clarita.com/Concerts.