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Cross Valley Connector Bridge Now Open

March 29, 2010

Mayor Laurene Weste, joined by the Santa Clarita City Council and dignitaries, cuts the ribbon for the official opening of the road.

The Santa Clarita City Council hosted community members and dignitaries last Saturday at the Grand Opening for the Cross Valley Connector. The bridge connecting Newhall Ranch Road to Golden Valley Road over the Santa Clara River was the final link in making continuous travel possible between I-5/126 across town to the 14 Freeway.

Despite high winds, hundreds of residents showed up for the momentous occasion.

l-r: Councilmember Bob Kellar, Greg McWilliams, CEO, Newhall Land, Larry Rasmussen, CEO, Spirit Properties, Councilmember Laurie Ender, Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean, Mayor Laurene Weste, U.S. Congressman Howard P. McKeon, Councilmember Frank Ferry, Ara Najarian, Metro Board Chair, Adolpo Bailon, representing U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Dave Perry, representing L.A. County 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich

An estimated 400-500 people were in attendance for the festivities.

l-r: Councilmember Bob Kellar, Councilmember Laurie Ender, Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean, U.S. Congressman Howard P. McKeon, Mayor Laurene Weste, Councilmember Frank Ferry

 The Cross Valley Connector was made possible through a mulitude of private/public partnerships. U.S. Congressman Howard P. McKeon played a critical role in providing funding for the network of roads.

Members of the Tataviam Band of Mission Indians delivered a Tribal Ceremonial Blessing.

Once the ribbon was cut the Wells Fargo Stagecoach led a procession of classic cars, cyclists and Tank the Skateboarding Bulldog. Winners of a radio contest on KHTS AM 1220 won the chance to ride on the stagecoach with Mayor Laurene Weste. The winners were: Kristijana Hordov, Susan Cuffari, Carol Marino and Ann Fry.

Planning Commission Chair Diane Trautman (left) and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean join the procession.

Over 40 vintage and classic cars were among the first to travel the bridge.

Councilmember Laurie Ender

Councilmember Bob Kellar (right) and Spirit Properties CEO Larry Rasmussen

Councilmember Frank Ferry

Tank the Stateboarding Bulldog found his way into the action.


When all was said and done the bridge was opened.

VIP Hard Hat Tour Offers First-Hand Glimpse of Cross Valley Connector

March 19, 2010

Hard Hat Tour attendees head out on the Golden Valley Road bridge.

 The City of Santa Clarita hosted a VIP Hard Hat Tour yesterday for the nearly completed Cross Valley Connector. The brief event took guests on a walking tour of the 1,100 foot-long Golden Vally Road bridge to learn about the 8-mile  Cross Valley Connector road.

Mayor Laurene Weste and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean welcome attendees.

The bridge is the final leg of the roadway linking Golden Valley Road and Bouquet Canyon Road/Newhall Ranch Road. The City will host a Grand Opening for the Cross Valley Connector on Saturday, March 27, 2010 to oficially open the long awaited road to the public.

Attendees look out over the bridge and across across the valley.

City Senior Engineer Hoon Hahn explains more about the Cross Valley Connector.

The hour-long tour took guests across the entire expanse of the Golden Valley Road Bridge over the Santa Clara River.

Councilmember Frank Ferry takes part in the tour.

City Engineer Hoon Hahn points out details relating to the Bridge's stormwater runoff.

Director of Public Works, Robert Newman, addresses Hard Hat Tour guests.

Sports Complex Sand Volleyball Court

January 12, 2010

This Week In Santa Clarita covers the new addition to the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

Sports Complex Phase 4 Expansion Now Open

December 3, 2009

Mayor Ferry, the Santa Clarita City Council, dignitaries and special guest Tank the Bulldog where all on hand to celebrate the opening of the Phase IV Expansion of the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

The exspansion includes two new lighted basketball courts, seating areas and walkways, among other amenities, but Wednesday December 2, it was all about the new dog park, Canine Country.

Word has spread about the new dog park with the four legged Santa Clarita residents and their two legged companions chomping at the bit to get a crack at the new  park.

When the gates opened the dogs new immediatley what to do.

Dogs and humans alike now have their own place at the City’s Sports Complex in Canyon Country.

2009 Veteran’s Day

November 18, 2009

This Week In Santa Clarita covers the Veterans Day celebration at the City of Santa Clarita’s Veteran’s Historical Plaza.

2009 State of the City Video – Mayor Frank Ferry

October 5, 2009


Senior Center Receives Check From City

July 17, 2009
l-r: Rick Patterson (President Committee on Aging), Mayor Frank Ferry, Brad Berens (Executive Director, Committee on Aging), City Manager Ken Pulskamp

l-r: Rick Patterson (President Committee on Aging), Mayor Frank Ferry, Brad Berens (Executive Director, Committee on Aging), City Manager Ken Pulskamp

Mayor Frank Ferry, and City Manager Ken Pulskamp, presented a $375,000 check to the Santa Clarita Committee on Aging at the SCV Senior Center Wednesday. The check represents the City’s contribution to the SCV Committee on Aging for services provided in areas of recreation, wellness, transit, and more.


Members of the Committee on Aging and staff members for the SCV Senior Center were on hand to describe the valuable services the Center provides.


Mayor Ferry and City Manager Pulskamp were given a tour of the facilities which included a look at a new expansion project.


Part of the tour included dropping in on an exercise class.

Mayor for the Day: Local Contest Winners Shadow Mayor Dude

June 23, 2009
l-r:  Mayor Frank Ferry, Micahel Dardis, Louis Jamison and Heather Fritz

l-r: Mayor Frank Ferry, Michael Dardis, Louis Jameson and Heather Fritz

Three local students, who won a chance to be “Mayor for the day,” are following Mayor Frank Ferry today for a behind the scenes look at City government. Previously, the students participated in a chat with Mayor Ferry where they answered the question, “If you were Mayor for the day what would you do?” Their answers can be seen on

Besides having one-on-one time with Mayor Ferry, the students toured City facilities, will attend a legislative meeting and sit in on a live chat through at 4:30 p.m.

City Delegation Meets With Washington Officials

June 18, 2009
(l-r) City Manager Ken Pulskamp and Mayor Frank Ferry in the White House

(l-r) City Manager Ken Pulskamp and Mayor Frank Ferry in the White House

Santa Clarita City Intergovernmental Officer Michael Murphy, City Mangager Ken Pulskamp, Councilmember Bob Kellar and Mayor Frank Ferry are in Washington D.C. this week. They are meeting with members of  the new administration on several issues facing Santa Clarita.

City Manager Ken Pulskamp and Mayor Frank Ferry outside the White House

City Manager Ken Pulskamp and Mayor Frank Ferry outside the White House

City officials are hoping to discuss whether or not there are federal funding opportunities to assist with the City’s 21 Point Business Plan for Progress, Whittaker/Bermite clean up, federal appropriations requests, as well as any stimulus money coming to the community. They will be returning on Friday.

Around Town: Mayor Ferry at Jaycees Mixer

June 10, 2009

mayor ferry at Jaycees mixer

Last week Mayor Frank Ferry was the guest speaker at a Santa Clarita Valley Jaycee mixer series featuring local elected leaders. Mayor Ferry spoke to a group of about 40 people highlighting some of latest happenings in and around the City of Santa Clarita. He also answered questions at the informal event.


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