Closing Ceremony for City’s Summer Mentoring Programs

August 3, 2015

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The City is holding the 2015 closing ceremony for the Summer Mentoring Programs, Peers on the way to Everlasting recovery (POWER) and Girls Empowerment Mentorship (GEM) on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Activities Center.

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The closing ceremonies will recognize teens for their successful completion of the summer mentoring programs. POWER is geared toward males, and GEM, for females at-risk youth ages 13-19 to strengthen self-esteem, obtain leadership skills, form healthy relationships and develop job readiness skills. The programs also help teens make positive choices in all aspects of their lives.

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This summer, for ten weeks, POWER members participated in team-building activities, educational excursions and were mentored by City employees and provided opportunities to job shadow while visiting work sites. They performed various projects for local non-profits and City divisions, like street improvement and graffiti removal. The teens were able to get hands-on experience as well as participate in educational excursions throughout the program.

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GEM participants attended weekly workshops for eight weeks that included internet safety, college preparation, job readiness and teen violence prevention. The girls also attended leadership camp and volunteered at the local Boys and Girls Club, Single Mother’s Outreach – Closet on Main and the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

For more information about the City’s Outreach and Neighborhood Services, including POWER and GEM, contact Anthony Martinez or Susie Cordova with the City of Santa Clarita at (661) 286-4006 or click here.

Santa Clarita to Accept ‘Sustainability Award’ from California State Senator Fran Pavley August 5

August 3, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita will accept a Sustainability Award from California State Senator Fran Pavley on Wednesday, August 5, at 10 a.m. under the solar bus canopies at the Transit Maintenance Facility.

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Each month, Senator Fran Pavley recognizes a business, person or organization in California’s 27th State Senate district dedicated to the preservation of the environment.

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This month, the City of Santa Clarita will be recognized for its extensive green efforts, including sustainable building practices used in the development of facilities such as the Transit Maintenance Facility and the Old Town Newhall Library, environmental events such as Earth Arbor Day and River Rally, drought-friendly landscaping practices and other water-saving efforts.

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Following the award ceremony, Transit Manager Adrian Aguilar will escort the Senator on a brief tour of the Transit Maintenance Facility and discuss its sustainable features.

For more information on Santa Clarita’s conservation and sustainability efforts, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Traffic Alert: Golden Valley Road and SR 14 Closures During Golden Valley Bridge Widening

July 31, 2015

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From Monday, August 10, to Saturday, August 29, State Route 14 and the Golden Valley Road Bridge at State Route 14 will be subject to night closures to accommodate the Golden Valley Road Bridge widening project.

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During the construction, the northbound State Route 14 will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. and the southbound State Route 14 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. from August 10 to August 29. Both directions of the State Route 14 will never be closed at the same time. Golden Valley Road Bridge will also be subject to night closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from August 10 to August 29.

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State Route 14 traffic will be detoured utilizing respective State Route 14 off-ramps and on-ramps in each direction. In addition, signs will be posted along Golden Valley Road Bridge advertising the closure.  Motorists who travel during the early hours through this area are advised to plan on slightly heavier traffic.

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The Golden Valley Road Bridge widening project will add an additional two lanes of travel, one in each direction, for a total of four through lanes on the bridge, as well as a dedicated left turn lane to access the southbound State Route 14 and two left turn lanes to access the northbound State Route 14. This project will also add a pedestrian walkway on the north side of the bridge and a bike path on the south side of the bridge.

To watch the expansion of the Golden Valley Road Bridge online, check out the live Construction Cam on the City’s website.

To receive email alerts on the Golden Valley Road Bridge widening project and other construction projects in the City, sign up at Santa-Clarita.com/eNotify.

City Slurry Seal & Overlay Streets for the week of August 3, 2015

July 31, 2015

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The following streets in Canyon Country will be affected for the week of August 3, 2015,  for the Santa Clarita Annual Slurry Seal & Overlay Project. During this time, please make sure to read all posted parking signs.

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Construction hours will occur between 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

For a complete list of street closures, F.A.Q, or contact information, please click here

City Hosting Free E-Waste Event Saturday

July 31, 2015

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Santa Clarita residents are encouraged to bring unwanted hazardous household and electronic waste to the local Household Hazardous Waste /E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, August 1. As a result of resident input, this free event will take place in the Canyon Country community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station, located at 19201 Via Princessa. Residents should enter from Weyerhaeuser Way at Via Princessa between Whites Canyon and Sierra Highway.

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The Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup allows residents to dispose safely and securely of household hazardous waste (HHW) and unwanted electronic equipment (e-waste).

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Household hazardous waste items  to be accepted: including brake fluid, paint, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household batteries and car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil filters, expired pharmaceuticals, anti-freeze and fluorescent light bulbs.

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E-waste items eligible for disposal at the event include computers, monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, cell phones, VCRs, fax machines and stereos.

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Residents disposing of HHW at the event should pack items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers.  Residents should be prepared to leave containers and boxes and empty all other items from their trunk. Upon arrival at the event, residents may remain in their cars while trained personnel remove the hazardous waste from the trunk.

Items not eligible for disposal at the event include:

  • Hazardous waste and electronic waste from businesses
  • Explosives, ammunition, and radioactive materials
  • Garbage and tires
  • White goods such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc.
  • Controlled substances

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The HHW /E-Waste Roundup is open to all Los Angeles County residents. No appointments or reservations are needed to attend.

The HHW/E-Waste Roundup is sponsored by the County of Los Angeles and presented by the Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, in cooperation with the City of Santa Clarita.

For more information on the Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup and additional HHW permanent collection centers, visit www.lacsd.org or call (888) CLEAN LA.

Scott Martin Latin Soul Band Performing this Saturday at City’s Concerts in the Park Series

July 30, 2015

On Saturday, August 1, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by Scott Martin Latin Soul Band.

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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.

Traffic Alert: City to Begin Construction on Sierra Highway Beautification and Intersection Improvement Project

July 30, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita will begin construction on the Sierra Highway Beautification and Intersection Improvements project in early August. Lane closures will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. along Sierra Highway and 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road.

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This project will install pavers, irrigation, and landscaping along Sierra Highway from Via Princessa to Soledad Canyon Road. This project will also modify the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway with a triple left-turn pocket from northbound Sierra Highway onto westbound Soledad Canyon Road. Construction is estimated to take approximately 4 to 5 months to complete.

For more information on projects happening through out the City of Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

Now Hiring: America’s Job Center of California in Santa Clarita (formerly the WorkSource Center)

July 29, 2015

America’s Job Center of California (formerly the WorkSource Center) is hosting a hiring fest Friday, July 31, from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. looking to fill 100 job openings. The event will be held at the College of the Canyons University Center in Suite 258.

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Some employers include Aflac, Adecco, CPS Security, Galpin Honda, MV Transportation and many others.

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To attend this free event, register at American’s Job Center of California or call (661) 799-WORK (9675). Job seekers are encouraged dress to impress, have multiple copies of their resume, and bring a State ID such as Driver’s License, and Social Security Card or Passport to the recruitment. FREE parking will be available in Lot 14 in the unmarked parking spots. 

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For more information about recruitment events and services available through American’s Job Center of California (formerly the WorkSource Center), visit WorkSantaClarita.com or call (661) 799-WORK (9675).  

City Seeking Input for 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan

July 29, 2015

IMG_6743Residents are encouraged to give input on the City’s 2015 Hazard Mitigation Survey.  This will help officials identify, evaluate and estimate ways to lessen the impact of damage during natural disasters. The survey is available online now through Saturday, August 15, 2015.

Mitigation is the cornerstone of emergency management, and resident participation is critical and appreciated. The survey can be accessed by, clicking here.

For more information on the 2015 Hazard Mitigation Survey or other emergency preparedness information, contact the City’s Emergency Services Supervisor, Donna Nuzzi, at (661) 250-3721 or emergencymanagement@santa-clarita.com.

City of Santa Clarita Works to ‘Bridge the Gap’ on Pedestrian-Busy Sidwalks

July 29, 2015

Work is underway by the City of Santa Clarita to construct new sidewalks where gaps exist along major roadways as part of the City’s Sidewalk Gap Closure Project. Earlier this year, the first phase was completed and sidewalk gaps were bridged along the north side of pedestrian-busy Soledad Canyon Road, between Langside Drive and the bridge over the river at Camp Plenty Road. Phase two of the sidewalk project is currently in progress.

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Sidewalks are concrete passageways that serve a vital role in connecting Santa Clarita residents safely throughout the community. As part of the effort to maintain the City’s infrastructure and to provide more accessible walking paths in neighborhoods, the City of Santa Clarita launched the multi-year Sidewalk Gap Closure Project.

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The next step in the project will include improvements along the south side of Soledad Canyon Road between River Circle Drive and Miss Grace Drive. The project is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2016.

For more information on projects happening through out the City of Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clarita.com.


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