Archive for September 1st, 2009

Smoke And Ash Require Caution

September 1, 2009
Smoke and ash can be harmful to health

Smoke and ash can be harmful to health

Venturing outside today, you may have noticed ash falling from the sky resulting from the Station Fire. The smoke and ash in the air contain pollutants that can be harmful to your health. The EPA has a list of tips to protect yourself from smoke here which include:

  • Run your air conditioner, if you have one. Keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing smoke inside.
  • If you don’t have an air conditioner, staying inside with windows closed may be dangerous in extremely hot weather. Seek alternate shelter.
  • If you have asthma or another lung disease, make sure you follow your doctor’s directions about taking your medications and following your asthma management plan. Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen.
Ash falling from the sky today resembled a light dusting of snow

Ash falling from the sky today resembled a light dusting of snow

Youth Sports activities have been cancelled and are on a day-to-day basis along with closures of the Activities Center, Sports Complex Gym, Skate Park and Aquatic Center. Residents can call 661-250-3700 for more information on program and facility availability.

 Additionally, the Westfield Valencia Town Center’s Movie Night on Town Center Drive has been postponed to September 9 at 6pm.

City To Hold 15th Annual River Rally September 12

September 1, 2009
River Rally is a popular event and a great way to spend the day with your friends and neighbors

River Rally is a popular event and a great way to spend the day with your friends and neighbors

The City of Santa Clarita will host the 15th annual River Rally Clean-Up and Environmental Expo on Saturday, September 12th from 8 -11 a.m. Volunteers will meet at City’s Newhall Community Center to clean up the area of the Santa Clara river bed located adjacent to the Center.

The event will feature a collaborative River Clean-Up and Environmental Expo, which will provide community members with valuable information on recycling, air quality, pollution prevention, water quality, open space preservation, and wildlife conservation. The River Rally Clean-up is also an excellent volunteer experience for clubs, organizations, students, scout troops, and entire families to help preserve precious local natural resources. 

For registration, informatino and everything else click the banner

For registration, informatino and everything else click the banner

Cash For Appliance “Clunkers” Program Soon Available

September 1, 2009

energy star

The City of Santa Clarita is informing residents about the State’s new “Cash for Clunkers” Program, this time for Appliances. The California Department of Energy received $35.2 million in appropriated federal stimulus package funding to assist California residents in swapping out old energy inefficient home appliances for new, Energy Star qualified ones.

Home appliance categories eligible for Energy Star appliance rebates include central and room air conditioners, air source and geothermal heat pumps, boilers, oil and gas furnaces, washing machines, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators and water heaters.

THiNK Special Offer

September 1, 2009
Click bubble for THiNK special offer

Click bubble for the THiNK special offer

This week’s offer is something to consider “toying” with. View previous offers here.

Station Fire Update

September 1, 2009

smoke in acton

According to L.A. County Fire, there is currently no concern about the fire impacting Santa Clarita or Sand Canyon. Fire personnel were able to do some back burns last night and dumped 20,000 gallons of retardant on the Santa Clara Ridge.

 The current strategy of bringing this fire to a successful conclusion is dependent upon meeting critical resource needs and current weather conditions improving (cooling trend and/or increase in moisture).

Road Closures are as follows:

  • Angeles Crest Highway between Palmdale and La Canada Flintridge
  • All roads within the mandatory evacuation locations
  • Osborne Street at the 210 Freeway (Incident Command Operations)

Exits on Highway 14 are open; however, access is not permitted on streets eastbound toward the Antelope Valley.

Air Quality continues to be an issue for the Santa Clarita Valley and residents are still being encouraged to limit outdoor activity.

For continuous updates and to see previous postings go to the City's Emergency Information blog (click bar to go)

For continuous updates and to see previous postings go to the City's Emergency Information blog (click bar to go)


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