BLM Cancels CEMEX Contract to Mine In Soledad Canyon

August 28, 2015


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.

City Slurry Seal & Overlay Streets for the week of August 31, 2015

August 28, 2015

Slurry Seal Comic

The following streets in Santa Clarita will be affected for the week of August 31, 2015,  for the Santa Clarita Annual Slurry Seal & Overlay Project. During this time, please make sure to read all posted parking signs as dates are subject to change.


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

Traffic Alert: Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail and Lane Closures in Effect.

August 28, 2015


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

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

For more information about trail and road closures, please contact Project Manager Frank Lujan at (661) 290-2291.

Traffic Alert: Copper Hill Drive Intermittent Closures through September 3

August 27, 2015
This picture depicts a similar overlay project in Newhall

This picture depicts a similar overlay project in Newhall

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

City Hosted Symposium on Dangers of Marijuana use Among Teens

August 27, 2015

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 or the Heroin Kills Facebook page at

Santa Clarita needs your Feedback on Website Redesign

August 25, 2015

Click image to view City Hall’s hours of operations.

Santa Clarita is in the process of upgrading the City website, 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

When Your Legs Get Tired, Run with Your Heart! Sign Up for the Santa Clarita Marathon Today!

August 24, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita is excited to welcome bac the Santa Clarita Marathonpresented by Parkway Motorcars, for its 20th-anniversary event on Sunday, November 8.

SCV Marathon 11-7 #2 GC

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.

Marathon 08 002

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.

Santa Clarita Marathon Volunteers 2014 3

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

City’s Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival Happening this Saturday!

August 21, 2015
Youth Sports Festival Flyer 2015

Click to enlarge flyer.

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.

Youth Sports Festival Map 2015

Click to view the map.

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.

Youth Sports Basketball Pick Up Games July 2015 1

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

Kalimba – the Spirit of Earth, Wind and Fire Performing this Saturday at City’s Concerts in the Park Series

August 20, 2015

Click to visit band website.

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.

Concerts in the Park The Petty Breakers 2015  (4)

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


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