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  • 27 Jan 2023 by Metro
    Prepare for weeknight intermittent lane reductions in both directions from SR-14 to Parker Rd from 8pm to 6am to support all the below activities on I-5. Crews begin mobilizing at 6am and work hours are 7am to 4pm and 7pm to 6am on weekdays and Saturdays as needed.

    SR-14 to Magic Mountain Pkwy
    Full closures of The Old Road between Crescent Valley Mobile Home Park and Newhall Church of the Nazarene for concrete removal of the Gavin Canyon bridge. Closures will continue from Monday, January 30 to Friday, February 3 from 9pm to 5am each night. | More Information 

    Gavin Canyon bridge steel rebar, forming and concrete work along the northbound outside shoulder between Weldon Canyon Rd and Calgrove Bl. Construction access from The Old Road may be utilized. | More Information 

    Southbound outside shoulder excavation, shoring and retaining wall work between Weldon Canyon Overcrossing and Calgrove Bl. Prepare for intermittent closures of the southbound Calgrove Bl on- and off-ramps from 7pm to 6am. Signage is posted along the detour routes and at the preceding off-ramp. | More Information 

    Southbound on-ramp detours:   

    • Westbound Calgrove Bl: Right on the Old Rd, merge onto San Fernando Rd, right on Sepulveda Bl, merge onto Roxford St, enter southbound I-5 at Sepulveda Bl/Roxford St on-ramp  
    • Eastbound Calgrove Bl: Enter northbound I-5 Calgrove Bl on-ramp, exit northbound Lyons Av/Pico Canyon Rd off-ramp, right on Lyons Av, enter southbound I-5 at Lyons Av on-ramp  

    Weldon Canyon Rd bridge installation of concrete formwork. One-way traffic control with a flagger will be used as needed at Weldon Canyon Rd/Coltrane Av. | More Information 

    Center median retaining wall construction and concrete barrier work.  Activities include excavation, backfill, shoring, form, and concrete work between SR-14 and Valencia Bl. | More Information 

    Outside shoulder slope soil stabilization (soil nail installation) in both directions between Weldon Canyon bridge and Calgrove Bl. Equipment includes a directional drilling machine, usage of trucks, forklifts, and concrete mixing support. | More Information

    Magic Mountain Pkwy to Parker Rd
    Sound wall foundation construction along southbound I-5 and The Old Road between Villa Canyon Rd and Hasley Canyon Rd. Activities include excavation, auger drilling, setting of steel rebar, concrete work, and material handling. Construction access from The Old Road may be utilized. | More Information 

    Center median roadway paving activity between SR-126 and Parker Rd. | More Information

    Coming Soon in February
    Removal of two existing overhead signs on southbound I-5 at the Weldon Canyon Rd bridge on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, between 10pm and 4am, and between SR-14 and Weldon Canyon Rd on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, between 10pm-4am. Additional closures will take place as a contingency date on Thursday, February 23, 2023, if needed. | More Information

    Closures and detours: 

    • Full closure of southbound I-5 between SR-14 and Calgrove Bl.  
      • Detour 1: Exit I-5 to eastbound Newhall Ranch Rd/Golden Valley Rd, continue to southbound SR-14 off Golden Valley Rd, and proceed to the SR-14/I-5 interchange. 
      • Detour 2: Exit I-5 at Calgrove Bl, continue south on The Old Road, south on San Fernando Rd and Sepulveda Bl, proceed to I-5 southbound on-ramp. 

    Full closures of Rye Canyon Rd between The Old Road and Avenue Stanford for excavation and shoring activity adjacent to the Rye Canyon Rd bridge. Closures have been postponed to Mid-February. | More Information

    Closures and detours: 

    • Full closures of Rye Canyon Rd between the Old Road and Avenue Stanford 
      • Detour 1: Traveling northbound on the Old Road, turn left on Henry Mayo Dr, enter eastbound SR-126/Newhall Ranch Rd, continue on Newhall Ranch Rd to Rye Canyon Rd 
      • Detour 2: Traveling southbound on the Old Road, turn left on Magic Mountain Pkwy, left on McBean Pkwy, left on Newhall Ranch Rd, continue Newhall Ranch Rd to Rye Canyon Rd 


    Essential Details

    • Work hours: Monday through Friday and Saturday, as needed between 7am-4pm and 7pm-6am. Crews will begin to mobilize at 6am.   
    • No two consecutive ramps in the same direction will not be closed at the same time. Detours to the next on-ramp will be posted for each closure.   
    • Traffic will be maintained in each direction.    
    • All lanes will be reopened by 6am each morning.     
    • No lane closures will be implemented during morning or evening peak traffic hours.   
    • The speed limit in construction work zones is reduced to 55-miles per hour.   

    Noteworthy 
    Access to emergency responders will be maintained. Construction is a dynamic process, it is subject to weather conditions, and information is subject to change, visit the project website for the most up to date information and a weekly listing.  

  • 20 Jan 2023 by SCV Water

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SANTA CLARITA – Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of SCV Water? Apply to be considered for the SCV Water Academy, a free, curated learning opportunity for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. Learn about SCV Water directly from the experts in an engaging, interactive, in-person format.

     

    “We wanted to create an opportunity where customers and stakeholders of SCV Water could learn and interact directly with Agency staff and leadership,” said Communications Manager Kathie Martin. “We encourage anyone slightly curious about their water to apply.”  

     

     

    During the academy, participants will get an insider’s perspective on:

    • History and Organization
    • Infrastructure and Facilities
    • Water Supply and Quality
    • Critical Water Issues

     

    There will also be opportunities to ask questions and tour the water treatment plant.

     

    Interested in attending? Must be 18 years or older, work or live in the SCV Water service area, and be able to commit to attending all four sessions. Space is limited. Sessions are scheduled weekly on Wednesday evenings on March 15, 22, and 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., including dinner. The academy concludes with a water facility tour on Saturday, April 1, 9 – 11 a.m.

     

    For more information or to apply, visit https://bit.ly/SCVWaterAcademy. For specific questions about the Water Academy, email Public Affairs Specialist Laura Gallegos at lgallegos@scvwa.org.

     

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    About SCV Water:  

    The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) is a full-service regional water agency located in the Santa Clarita Valley. SCV Water provides water service to approximately 78,000 business and residential customers. It was formed on January 1, 2018, when local water suppliers combined into one integrated, regional water provider. More information can be found at www.yourSCVwater.com.  

     

    For more information, please contact:  

    Kathie Martin

    Communications Manager

    SCV Water  

    kmartin@scvwa.org

     

  • 13 Jan 2023 by Vance Wealth

    Please register here! 

    Register for our most highly attended webinar of the year; the Annual Market & Economic Update. On Tuesday, January 17th at 4:30PM, John Vance, President of Vance Wealth, will take you through a recap of what we saw in the markets in 2022 and what trends we are expecting to play out in 2023. We invite you to share this registration link with friends and family that may find it useful. This is open to the public and we are here to help. 

  • Paul Butler and Mark Griffiths of Newleaf Training and Development return for the 6th year to co-facilitate this free professional development webinar—State of Learning which has proven to be an invaluable resource for both, internal employees and external consultants. 

    Objectives:

    • evaluate delivery platforms you’ve perhaps never considered before to engage learners in 2023.
    • share and hear what programs are hot and what’s not, as we head into a new year.
    • what mix of insourcing and outsourcing is expected this year.
    • discuss new processes available to mitigate the mundane in your role.

    Registration: https://newleaftd.com/event/webinar-state-of-learning-2023/

  • 06 Jan 2023 by Metro

    Prepare for weeknight intermittent lane reductions in both directions from SR-14 to Parker Rd from 8pm to 6am to support all the below activities on I-5. Crews begin mobilizing at 6am and work hours are 7am to 4pm and 7pm to 6am on weekdays and Saturdays as needed.

     

    SR-14 to Magic Mountain Pkwy
    RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN: Weldon Canyon Rd bridge falsework adjustments anticipated to take place tonight, Friday, January 6th from 10pm to 6am. Prepare for intermittent traffic breaks in both directions between SR-14 and Calgrove Bl. Minor traffic delays may occur with support from California Highway Patrol. | More Information

    Weldon Canyon Rd bridge installation of concrete formwork. | More Information

    Southbound outside shoulder excavation, shoring and retaining wall work between Weldon Canyon Overcrossing and Calgrove Bl. | More Information

    Center median retaining wall construction and concrete barrier work.  Activities include excavation, backfill, shoring, form, and concrete work between SR-14 and Valencia Bl. | More Information

    Outside shoulder slope soil stabilization (soil nail installation) in both directions between Weldon Canyon bridge and Calgrove Bl. Equipment includes a directional drilling machine, usage of trucks, forklifts, and concrete mixing support. | More Information

    Butte Canyon Bridge falsework and form work installation between Pico Canyon Rd/Lyons Ave and McBean Pkwy. | More Information

    Gavin Canyon Undercrossing bridge steel rebar, forming and concrete work along the northbound outside shoulder between Weldon Canyon Rd and Calgrove Bl. Construction access from The Old Road may be utilized. | More Information

    Magic Mountain Pkwy to Parker Rd
    Rye Canyon Rd bridge pot holing and excavation along outside shoulders. Construction access from Rye Canyon Rd may be utilized. | More Information

    Sound wall foundation construction along southbound I-5 and The Old Road between Villa Canyon Rd and Hasley Canyon Rd. Activities include excavation, auger drilling, setting of steel rebar, concrete work, and material handling. Construction access from The Old Road may be utilized. | More Information 

    Center median roadway paving activity between SR-126 and Parker Rd. | More Information    

    Coming Soon in Mid-January 2023
    Removal of two existing overhead signs at the California Highway Patrol Weigh Station on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 between 10pm and 4am, and on northbound I-5 at Newhall Ranch Rd on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 between 10pm and 4am. Additional closures will take place as a contingency on Thursday, January 19, 2023, if needed. | More Information 

    Closures and detours: 

    • Full closure of northbound I-5 between Magic Mountain Pkwy and SR-126.  
      • Detour 1: Exit northbound I-5 to eastbound Valencia Bl, continue to eastbound McBean Pkwy, turn left onto westbound Newhall Ranch Rd, enter northbound I-5 Newhall Ranch Rd.  
      • Detour 2: Exit northbound I-5 at Magic Mountain Pkwy, continue northbound on The Old Road, enter northbound I-5 at Hasley Canyon Rd. 

    Nighttime closures for bridge construction on Rye Canyon Rd. and on the Old Road south of Calgrove Bl. | More Information 



    Essential Details

    • Work hours: Monday through Friday and Saturday, as needed between 7am-4pm and 7pm-6am. Crews will begin to mobilize at 6am.   
    • No two consecutive ramps in the same direction will not be closed at the same time. Detours to the next on-ramp will be posted for each closure.   
    • Traffic will be maintained in each direction.    
    • All lanes will be reopened by 6am each morning.     
    • No lane closures will be implemented during morning or evening peak traffic hours.   
    • The speed limit in construction work zones is reduced to 55-miles per hour.   

    Noteworthy 
    Access to emergency responders will be maintained. Construction is a dynamic process, it is subject to weather conditions, and information is subject to change, visit the project website for the most up to date information and a weekly listing.  

     

  • 05 Jan 2023 by Princess Cruises

    Princess Cruises, the world’s most iconic cruise line, continues to be recognized for excellence, earning top honors from prestigious travel organizations for its superior product offerings, exceptional service and outstanding relationships with travel advisors.

    From being named Best Alaska Cruise Line and Top Travel Advisor Partner to travel advisor training programs and continued accolades for its revolutionary MedallionClass experience, Princess Cruises honors spanned a broad spectrum of categories.

    Here’s a look at the most recent awards presented to the line:

    Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards

    Princess sailed off with three Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards last month. The award winners, one for each of 82 categories, represent the best of the best of the travel industry. The nominees and award recipients were chosen in two rounds of voting by Travel Weekly’s audience of travel professionals. These widely recognized, coveted awards are presented annually to the industry suppliers who led the way in product and service during the past year.

     – Best Cruise Line: Alaska – This year marks the 17th annual win for Princess in this category. As the leading cruise line in Alaska, Princess delivers unforgettable vacations and is the most recommended line by travel advisors to their trusted clients.

     – Best Shipboard Tech – All Princess ships offer the Princess MedallionClass Experience, enabling everything from expedited contactless boarding to locating loved ones anywhere on the ship, as well as enhanced service like having whatever guests need, delivered directly to them, wherever they are on the ship.

     – Best Travel Advisor Educational Program – After launching in 2006, Princess Academy quickly became recognized as the richest and most valuable travel advisor training program in the cruise industry. Offered free of charge and accessed conveniently from home or office, Princess Academy enables advisors to increase their Princess expertise so they can knowledgably present the experience to their clients.

    Travvy Awards

    During the 8th Annual Travvy Awards, Princess received six honors including two gold awards. The awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry by honoring travel companies, travel products, travel agencies, and destinations for their outstanding achievements.

     – Best Cruise Line by Destination: Alaska – Gold Award

     – Best Cruise Line by Destination: Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific – Gold Award

     – Best Cruise Line by Destination: Asia – Silver Award

     – Best Cruise Line by Destination: Hawaii – Silver Award

     – Best Cruise Ship: Premium (Discovery Princess) – Silver Award

     – Best Cruise Ship: Mid-Size (Coral Princess) – Bronze Award

    AAA/CAA

    Princess earned top honors in three different categories from AAA/CAA, based on surveys of AAA/CAA members in which they were asked to rate cruise lines in a variety of categories with Princess earning more votes than any other cruise operator for its respective awards.

     – Best in Marketing – The honor recognizes Princess’ strategic initiatives designed to promote the brand to travel advisors through a variety of channels, including its popular webinars featuring Vice President of Sales Carmen Roig and its well-read digital newsletter that provides regular updates on the company and its operations to thousands of travel advisors each week.

     – Best in Travel Agent Services – This award recognized the valuable toold and resources Princess provides to travel advisors to hone their sales skills and ultimately grow their business.

     – Partner of the Year – Finally, Partner of the Year acknowledges the line’s intensive efforts at helping AAA/CAA advisors achieve both short- and long-term successes, while acknowledging the hard work put forth by the company to ensure working with Princess is seamless, easy and hassle-free.

    “We’re extremely honored to be recognized by our travel advisor partners with these prestigious awards,” said Cal Almaguer, senior vice president of sales and service strategy operations. “While all distinctly unique, they represent highly regarded product offerings and we’re proud to be recognized by and partner with these three valuable players in the travel industry.”

    Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237) or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.

  • 05 Jan 2023 by City of Santa Clarita

    Two big changes are coming up for residents of the City of Santa Clarita, with a new residential waste hauler and state-mandated organics recycling beginning July 1, 2023. With the City’s current agreements for residential and commercial waste hauling set to expire, the City awarded Burrtec Waste Industries (Burrtec) the new waste services franchise agreement for all residential and commercial waste services in the City with service beginning on July 1, 2023. Additionally, new statewide legislation will require all Santa Clarita residents to begin recycling organics at home and in their place of work, this change will also take place on July 1, 2023. Over the next few months, the City will be working closely with Burrtec to transition services in preparation for the official start date on July 1, 2023, at which time the monthly rate for residential services will adjust from the current rate of $26.31 to Burrtec’s new rate of $28.92.

    June 30, 2023 will mark the expiration of the City of Santa Clarita’s existing agreements with Waste Management for residential waste services, and Burrtec for commercial waste services. In preparation, the City began conducting a thorough competitive bid process in early 2022. Because of their years of experience, high level of customer service combined with a competitive service rate, the City awarded Burrtec the new waste services franchise agreement for all residential and commercial waste services in the City. Service will begin on July 1, 2023 with a new monthly rate of $28.92 for the standard service of 96-gallon carts for all three waste services including garbage, recycling and organics.

    Leading up to the new service date, all Santa Clarita single-family homes will automatically have their existing trash carts replaced with new Burrtec carts. New cart colors are required under state legislation and will provide consistency across the industry – these cart colors include black for garbage, blue for recycling, and green for organics. Discounts will be available for senior citizens and reduced size trash cart users upon request. More information regarding the cart transition will become available within the coming weeks.

    “The City of Santa Clarita will work with residents to ensure they are informed and updated throughout the transition process” said Mayor Jason Gibbs. “We want to make sure they have the information and resources necessary to begin the required organics recycling.”

    Included with the transition to Burrtec will be state mandated organics recycling. Residents will also receive new food waste pails and enhanced waste services including bulky cardboard collection, carpet recycling, document shredding events, a local customer service center and much more.

                “Santa Clarita is our home, and after servicing the City’s commercial customers and maintaining a local office for more than twenty years, we are looking forward to a smooth transition, servicing our friends and neighbors of Santa Clarita in addition to continuing commercial services for the business community,” added Dennis Verner, General Manager of Burrtec Waste, Santa Clarita Valley.

                Throughout the transition process, the City will keep residents informed of updates and next steps, while ensuring Burrtec continues to meet the City’s exceptionally high standard of service. Residents and businesses can look forward to viewing a series of informational videos called ‘Trash Talks,’ which will provide viewers timely information and resources leading up to the transition. Updates will also be sent by mail and through the City’s and Burrtec’s social media pages. Residents are encouraged to follow @GreenSantaClarita on Facebook and @BurrtecSCV on Facebook or Instagram to stay informed.

                For more information about the transition to the City’s new waste hauler and organics recycling program, residents and businesses are encouraged to visit GreenSantaClarita.com. Residents or businesses with questions or concerns may contact the City’s Solid Waste Administrator, Curtis Williams at cwilliams@santa-clarita.com or by calling (661) 255-4308.

  • 16 Dec 2022 by Metro

    I-5 NCEP Weekly Look-Ahead: December 19 to December 25, 2022 


    Prepare for weeknight intermittent lane reductions in both directions from SR-14 to Parker Rd from 8pm to 6am to support all the below activities on I-5. Crews begin mobilizing at 6am and work hours are 7am to 4pm and 7pm to 6am on weekdays and Saturdays as needed.

    SR-14 to Magic Mountain Pkwy
    Southbound outside shoulder excavation, shoring and retaining wall work between Weldon Canyon Overcrossing and Calgrove Bl. Prepare for intermittent closures of the southbound I-5 Calgrove Bl on- and off-ramps from 7pm to 6am. Signage is posted along the detour routes and at the preceding off-ramp. | More Information

    • Southbound on-ramp detours:  
      • Westbound Calgrove Bl: Right on the Old Rd, merge onto San Fernando Rd, right on Sepulveda Bl, merge onto Roxford St, enter southbound I-5 at Sepulveda Bl/Roxford St on-ramp 
      • Eastbound Calgrove Bl: Enter northbound I-5 Calgrove Bl on-ramp, exit northbound Lyons Av/Pico Canyon Rd off-ramp, right on Lyons Av, enter southbound I-5 at Lyons Av on-ramp 

    Weldon Canyon Rd bridge installation of concrete formwork. | More Information

    Center median retaining wall construction and concrete barrier work.  Activities include excavation, shoring, form, and concrete work between SR-14 and Valencia Bl. | More Information

    Outside shoulder slope soil stabilization (soil nail installation) in both directions between Weldon Canyon bridge and Calgrove Bl. Equipment includes a directional drilling machine, usage of trucks, forklifts, and concrete mixing support. | More Information

    Butte Canyon Bridge falsework installation (temporary structures) between Pico Canyon Rd/Lyons Ave and McBean Pkwy. | More Information

    Gavin Canyon Bridge excavation work along the northbound outside shoulder between and Weldon Canyon Rd and Calgrove Bl. Construction access from The Old Road may be utilized. | More Information

    Magic Mountain Pkwy to Parker Rd
    Sound wall foundation construction along southbound I-5 and The Old Road between Villa Canyon Rd and Hasley Canyon Rd. Activities include excavation, auger drilling, setting of steel rebar, concrete work, and material handling. Construction access from The Old Road may be utilized. | More Information 

    Center median roadway paving activity between SR-126 and Parker Rd. | More Information

    Northbound shoulder sign structure foundation work at the California Highway Patrol weigh station, anticipated on Monday, December 19 and Tuesday December 20 from 8pm to 6am. | More Information

    Coming Soon in Mid-January 2023
    Removal of two existing overhead signs at the California Highway Patrol Weigh Station on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 between 10pm and 4am, and on northbound I-5 at Newhall Ranch Rd on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 between 10pm and 4am. Additional closures will take place as a contingency on Thursday, January 19, 2023, if needed.  

    Closures and detours:

    • Full closure of northbound I-5 between Magic Mountain Pkwy and SR-126.  
      • Detour 1: Exit northbound I-5 to eastbound Valencia Bl, continue to eastbound McBean Pkwy, turn left onto westbound Newhall Ranch Rd, enter northbound I-5 Newhall Ranch Rd.  
      • Detour 2: Exit northbound I-5 at Magic Mountain Pkwy, continue northbound on The Old Road, enter northbound I-5 at Hasley Canyon Rd. 


    Essential Details

    • Work hours: Monday through Friday and Saturday, as needed between 7am-4pm and 7pm-6am. Crews will begin to mobilize at 6am.   
    • No two consecutive ramps in the same direction will not be closed at the same time. Detours to the next on-ramp will be posted for each closure.   
    • Traffic will be maintained in each direction.    
    • All lanes will be reopened by 6am each morning.     
    • No lane closures will be implemented during morning or evening peak traffic hours.   
    • The speed limit in construction work zones is reduced to 55-miles per hour.   

    Noteworthy 
    Access to emergency responders will be maintained. Construction is a dynamic process, it is subject to weather conditions, and information is subject to change, visit the project website for the most up to date information and a weekly listing.  

     


    Metro's Community Relations team has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document that is now available to you as a resource. |  More Information

    Our project team invites you to join our e-mailing list to get the latest details on upcoming construction. |  More Information

    See all active construction notices for this project.| More Information

  • 15 Dec 2022 by Socal Gas

     

    SoCalGas is excited to announce that on December 15, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved its request to track costs for advancing the first phase Angeles Link, a proposed green hydrogen pipeline system that could deliver clean, reliable, renewable energy to the Los Angeles region. SoCalGas is grateful to the CPUC and to leaders from labor, environmental organizations, government, and the private sector who are working together on the critical building blocks of California’s clean hydrogen economy.

    Proposed in February of this year, Angeles Link would serve hard-to-electrify industries like dispatchable electric generation, heavy-duty trucking and industrial processes. As contemplated, Angeles Link would deliver green hydrogen in an amount equivalent to almost 25% of the natural gas SoCalGas delivers today. In serving those hard-to-electrify sectors of the economy, Angeles Link could:

     

    • Displace up to 3 million gallons of diesel fuel per day, or 1 billion gallons annually, and enable conversion of up to four natural gas power plants to run on clean hydrogen.

     

    • Eliminate nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) equal to removing 3.1 million cars off the road annually.

     

    • Generate billions of dollars in new clean energy investments in the LA Basin and create thousands of new union jobs.

     

    The Phase One activities will include preliminary engineering and design, studies on supply, demand, possible end users, pipeline configuration and storage solutions, environmental considerations, workforce planning and training, robust stakeholder engagement, and an analysis of project alternatives. 

    In its final decision, the CPUC stated, “the public interest is served if SoCalGas begins conducting a feasibility study of the Project immediately.” The agency also asked SoCalGas to join members of the Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES) in support of the State of California’s application for a share of $8 billion in available federal funds to support regional clean hydrogen hubs.

     

    This decision is an important milestone for Angeles Link and speaks to the growing consensus among policy makers and experts that clean fuels will play a significant role in California’s clean energy transition. California has some of the boldest climate and clean air goals in the nation, and Angeles Link aligns SoCalGas’ scale, 150 years of expertise in service, and its highly skilled workforce with the clean energy and environmental policies that will shape this century.

     

    SoCalGas is a leader in sustainability, having announced its aim to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045—the first large natural gas utility in the United States to do so. As part of SoCalGas' ASPIRE 2045 Sustainability Strategy, the company is developing an industry-leading portfolio of clean fuels demonstration projects with partners from private industry and the public sector. More than a dozen hydrogen pilot projects are already underway across the company.

    SoCalGas looks forward to supporting California in its application for federal hydrogen hub funding and continuing the robust, transparent, and collaborative engagement process that has been a hallmark of Angeles Link from the start.

     

    For more information about Angeles Link, please watch this video and visit  socalgas.com/angeleslink.

    To receive regular updates, subscribe to our Angeles Link Newsletter.

     

  • 16 Nov 2022 by Vance Wealth

    Powerful business solution integrates life and business planning while reducing tax burden

     

    Santa Clarita, Calif. — Santa Clarita wealth management firm Vance Wealth announced a new business offering designed to help business owners simplify their planning approach to life and business.

     

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    Simplify365 is a business planning system that helps owners carve out the time they need to focus on what matters most while simultaneously taking advantage of specific tax-saving opportunities. By implementing a few critical strategies, business owners can adopt a more purposeful planning routine, optimize their payroll structure, improve their retirement savings, while striving to reduce their tax burden and keep more of the money they earn.

    “Running a business can be very rewarding, but it’s also very consuming. What affects your business affects your life and vice versa,” explained John Vance, the firm’s founder, president, and visionary. “Eventually, you get to a point where you ask yourself: ‘How can I simplify my business and my personal lives in order to achieve more of my big-picture goals?’ Answering that question is where this program started.”

    After working with many business owner clients, the firm’s wealth advisers were able to identify planning opportunities where more support and guidance were needed.

    “It’s hard not to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of running your business,” Vance said. “By taking a dedicated monthly planning day, we’ve found that business owners can approach life and business with greater purpose. The result is better physical, mental, and emotional health at work and home, allowing you to show up as the best version of yourself.”

    The Simplify365 Planning Day gives business owners a highly structured agenda to increase clarity, review goals, and help find solutions to their most pressing issues each month.

    By taking this planning day in the comfort of their own homes – and away from their busy workplaces – business owners may be able to take advantage of the Augusta Rule. Also known as IRC Section 280A(g), this piece of tax code allows homeowners to legally rent out their home to their business for up to 14 days per year, resulting in a sizable tax deduction.

    While the planning day and Augusta Rule deduction set the foundation for consistent checkpoints throughout the year, a comprehensive tax plan ensures these monthly sessions are working toward the ultimate goal: maximum profitability and minimum tax liability over the business owner’s lifetime.

    In nearly 20 years of service to business owners, the firm has identified several tax-optimization strategies that can be applied to key areas of business, from payroll to retirement. These strategies are analyzed for each individual client and put together in a comprehensive, proactive tax and retirement plan that aims to reduce the client’s long-term tax burden.

    “Tax prep is overwhelming, especially for business owners. If you’re like most, you sign your tax return without really knowing if all the data has been picked up accurately. That’s where we can help,” Vance said. “We work with your accountant striving to make sure you’re taking advantage of every opportunity and working toward long-term tax savings – instead of just looking at how to save taxes one year at a time.”

    Simplify365 is ideal for business owners who want a more purposeful approach to their time and planning, so they can achieve more of their goals in life and business.

    “I’ve been on the business owner journey for almost 20 years now, and I’ve had to find solutions to these same challenges,” Vance said. “Everything I’ve learned along the way is built into this program. It’s been many years in the making.”

    To learn more about the new Simplify365 offering, please call 661-775-0950 or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Vance Wealth adviser. 

     

    About Vance Wealth 

    Since 2003, Vance Wealth has served as a premier financial planning practice passionately committed to helping families and businesses succeed at every step of their financial journey. Serving Southern California, the practice delivers innovative and comprehensive wealth management strategies precisely customized to each client’s goals and needs. To schedule a consultation and learn more, call 661-775-0950, email info@vancewealth.com or visit VanceWealth.com.

     

    Disclosures:

    Vance Wealth, Inc. (“Vance Wealth”) is a registered investment advisor. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Vance Wealth and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute advice. Vance Wealth does not provide tax or legal advice. You should contact your tax advisor and/or attorney before making any decisions with tax or legal implications.

  • 10 Nov 2022 by City of Santa Clarita

    The City of Santa Clarita welcomes residents to dispose of their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste at the FREE Household Hazardous/E-Waste Collection Event on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event will take place at College of the Canyons at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.

    The Household Hazardous/E-Waste Collection Event is a safe and free opportunity for residents to dispose of their hazardous household and electronic waste (e-waste), including antifreeze, paint, paint thinner, turpentine, motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid, cleaners with acid or lye, pool chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, household batteries or car batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, cathode-ray tubes (CRT) televisions and other miscellaneous electronics such as cell phones, printers and stereos. Needles or sharps (in a sharps container or a sturdy box labeled “sharps”) and unwanted or expired prescriptions may also be disposed of at this event.

    In preparation for the event, waste items should be packed in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled container, in the trunk of the participant’s vehicle. Participants should be prepared to leave any containers or boxes at the collection site and must remain in their vehicle while trained staff removes the hazardous waste from the vehicle’s trunk.

    Items not eligible for disposal include:

    •          Ammunition, radioactive materials and explosives

    •          Controlled substances and biohazardous waste

    •          “White goods” including refrigerators, water heaters and other similar domestic appliances

    •          Waste from businesses

    All Los Angeles County residents are welcome to attend the Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Collection event. Reservations are not needed to participate. A transportation limit of 125 pounds or 15 gallons per vehicle is enforced. Attendees must remain in their vehicles and event staff will only remove waste from a vehicle’s trunk or pick-up bed.

    In partnership with the City of Santa Clarita, this drive-thru event is sponsored by the County of Los Angeles and organized by the Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.

    For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Collection Event and additional household hazardous waste permanent collection centers, visit lacsd.org or call (888)CLEAN LA. Visit GreenSantaClarita.com to learn more about upcoming green events.

  • 09 Nov 2022 by SCV Water

    SANTA CLARITA – Ready to make the leap from a thirsty lawn to a thriving landscape? Let SCV Water show you how! At Water Matters: An Introduction to the Lawn Replacement Program (LRP), SCV Water conservation staff will share the basics of swapping your water-thirsty lawn for a more beautiful, efficient, and sustainable landscape. Customers can attend this free live virtual webinar on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 6 p.m.

    “With drought top of mind, we have a lot of community interest for our Lawn Replacement Program,” said SCV Water’s Sustainability Manager Matt Dickens. “We wanted to provide an opportunity for folks interested in the program to get all their questions answered and learn about what the program entails from start to finish.” 

    Attendees are requested to register by November 16 at noon. Community members who cannot attend the live event can view it afterward by visiting yourSCVwater.com/water-matters. 

    During the event, SCV Water’s conservation team will answer questions from attendees, as well as share key information, including:

    • The basics and requirements of the LRP

    • An overview of the LRP process 

    • Additional high-efficiency irrigation rebates and incentives

    To register for the event, visit https://bit.ly/watermattersLRP. 

    Water Matters Web Series

    Water Matters is a new webinar series being offered by SCV Water. The LRP will be featured for the first session, and other topics will be offered quarterly.  Community members are invited to suggest topics they would like to learn more about in the Water Matter series by emailing Public Affairs Specialist Laura Gallegos at lgallegos@scvwa.org. 

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    About SCV Water:  

    The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) is a full-service regional water agency located in the Santa Clarita Valley. SCV Water provides water service to approximately 78,000 business and residential customers. It was formed on January 1, 2018, when local water suppliers combined into one integrated, regional water provider. More information can be found at www.yourSCVwater.com.  

    For more information, please contact:  

    Laura Gallegos

    Public Affairs Specialist II

    SCV Water  

    lgallegos@scvwa.org

  • 28 Oct 2022 by Metro

    I-5 NCEP Weekly Look-Ahead: October 31 – November 6, 2022 

     

     

    Prepare for weeknight intermittent lane reductions in both directions from SR-14 to Parker Rd from 8pm to 6am to support all the below activities on I-5. Crews begin mobilizing at 6am and work hours are 7am to 4pm and 7pm to 6am on weekdays and Saturdays as needed.

    SR-14 to Magic Mountain Pkwy
    Weldon Canyon Bridge rebar, concrete, excavation, shoring, and falsework preparation activity. Prepare for work in the center median and along the northbound and southbound I-5 shoulders from 7am to 4pm. | More Information

    Gavin Canyon Undercrossing bridge foundation work, crossing over The Old Road. Prepare for work along the southbound outside shoulder behind k-rail between Calgrove Bl and Weldon Canyon Rd. Activities include auger drilling, setting of steel rebar, and concrete work. Construction access from The Old Road may be utilized. | More Information

    Southbound outside shoulder excavation, shoring and retaining wall work between Calgrove Bl and Weldon Canyon Overcrossing. Prepare for intermittent closures of the southbound Calgrove Bl on-and off-ramps from 7pm to 6am. Signage is posted along the detour routes and at the preceding off-ramp. | More Information

    • Southbound on-ramp detours:  
      • Westbound Calgrove Bl: Right on the Old Rd, merge onto San Fernando Rd, right on Sepulveda Bl, merge onto Roxford St, enter southbound I-5 at Sepulveda Bl/Roxford St on-ramp.  
      • Eastbound Calgrove Bl: Enter northbound I-5 Calgrove Bl on-ramp, exit northbound Lyons Av/Pico Canyon Rd off-ramp, right on Lyons Av, enter southbound I-5 at Lyons Av on-ramp. 

    Center median retaining wall construction, paving, and concrete barrier work.  Activities include excavation, shoring, form, and concrete work planned to continue between SR-14 and Valencia Bl. | More Information

    Slope soil stabilization (soil nail installation) along outside shoulders in both directions between Weldon Canyon bridge and Gavin Canyon Undercrossing. Equipment includes a directional drilling machine, usage of trucks, forklifts, and concrete mixing support. | More Information

    Rebar, form, concrete, and falsework installation work for the Butte Canyon Bridge between Pico Canyon Rd/Lyons Ave and McBean Pkwy. | More Information

    Magic Mountain Pkwy to Parker Rd
    Grading, excavation, and equipment mobilization behind k-rail along southbound I-5 and The Old Road in preparation for sound wall construction between Villa Canyon Rd and Hasley Canyon Rd. | More Information 

    Center median work behind concrete barriers will continue between SR-126 and Parker Rd. Activities include excavation, asphalt removal, drainage pipe installation, placement of base, stockpiling of material, and paving. | More Information    

    Rebar, form, excavation, and utility work in the I-5 center median for the Castaic Creek Bridge between SR-126 and Hasley Canyon Rd. | More Information  

    Upcoming Activity in November
    Falsework installation for construction of Weldon Canyon Rd bridge, requiring multiple weeknight directional closures of I-5 from 10pm to 4am.  

    • I-5 closure limits are between Calgrove Bl and SR-14
    • Primary detour routes include SR-14, Newhall Ranch Rd, and Golden Valley Rd. Local access is available to I-5 ramps between Calgrove Bl and Newhall Ranch Rd. 
      • Specific dates and details are to be provided in future construction notices.  


    Essential Details

    • Work hours: Monday through Friday and Saturday, as needed between 7am-4pm and 7pm-6am. Crews will begin to mobilize at 6am.   
    • No two consecutive ramps in the same direction will not be closed at the same time. Detours to the next on-ramp will be posted for each closure.   
    • Traffic will be maintained in each direction.    
    • All lanes will be reopened by 6am each morning.     
    • No lane closures will be implemented during morning or evening peak traffic hours.   
    • The speed limit in construction work zones is reduced to 55-miles per hour.   

    Noteworthy 
    Access to emergency responders will be maintained. Construction is a dynamic process, it is subject to weather conditions, and information is subject to change, visit the project website for the most up to date information and a weekly listing.  

     


    Metro's Community Relations team has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document that is now available to you as a resource. |  More Information

    Our project team invites you to join our e-mailing list to get the latest details on upcoming construction. |  More Information

    See all active construction notices for this project.| More Information

     

  • 25 Oct 2022 by SCV Water

    NEWS RELEASE
    DATE: October 25, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    SCV Water Hosts Virtual Bridgeport Community Listening Session on Nov. 2
    Attendees will learn more about a water treatment facility planned along the bike path south of Bridgeport Park


    SANTA CLARITA – SCV Water invites the community to the Virtual Bridgeport Community Listening Session. Attendees will learn more about the planned groundwater treatment facility as well as hear updates from the August Community Listening Session.

    This is the second of two listening sessions and takes place virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees are asked to register by Friday, Oct. 28, at bit.ly/swellsNov2. The Zoom link will be provided to all registered attendees. Community members who cannot attend the event can learn more about the project and participate in a survey to provide feedback by visiting www.yourSCVwater.com/swells.

    During this virtual event, SCV Water’s team will answer questions from attendees, as well as share key information, including:
    •    4-1-1 on the project’s impacts and benefits
    •    How SCV Water is restoring groundwater availability due to PFAS
    •    Updates from the August Community Listening Session

    “We invite community members to join us to learn more about this ambitious treatment project that will restore local water affected by PFAS substances,” said SCV Water’s Senior Engineer Orlando Moreno, P.E. “A local, reliable water supply for our customers is critical, especially during the drought.”

    When constructed, the $16 million groundwater treatment plant, which will be located on Bridgeport Lane across the street from Bridgeport Park, will remove PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) using ion exchange treatment at three existing wells. 

    These wells will produce up to 6,000 gallons per minute (9,678 acre-feet per year) of groundwater. That is equivalent to water used by more than 10,000 households annually.

    The project will also ensure a local, reliable water supply for our customers and reduce our reliance on costly imported water. 

    Visit the project webpage at www.yourSCVwater.com/swells, email swells@scvwa.org or call 661-705-7253 for more information. To register for the event, visit bit.ly/swellsNov2. 

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    About SCV Water: 
    The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) is a full-service regional water agency located in the Santa Clarita Valley. SCV Water provides water service to approximately 78,000 business and residential customers. It was formed on January 1, 2018, when local water suppliers combined into one integrated, regional water provider. More information can be found at www.yourSCVwater.com. 

    For more information, please contact: 

    Kathie Martin 
    Communications Manager, SCV Water 
    kmartin@scvwa.org

  • 07 Oct 2022 by Metro

    I-5 NCEP Weekly Look-Ahead: October 10 – October 16, 2022 


    Prepare for weeknight intermittent lane reductions in both directions from SR-14 to Parker Rd from 8pm to 6am to support all the below activities on I-5. Crews begin mobilizing at 6am and work hours are 7am to 4pm and 7pm to 6am on weekdays and Saturdays as needed.

    SR-14 to Magic Mountain Pkwy
    Weldon Canyon Bridge rebar, concrete, excavation, shoring, and falsework preparation activity. Prepare for work in the center median and along the northbound and southbound I-5 shoulders from 7am to 4pm. | More Information

    Gavin Canyon Undercrossing bridge foundation work, crossing over The Old Road. Prepare for work along the southbound outside shoulder behind k-rail between Calgrove Bl and Weldon Canyon Rd. Activities include auger drilling, setting of steel rebar, and concrete work. Construction access from The Old Road may be utilized. | More Information

    Southbound outside shoulder excavation, shoring and retaining wall work between Calgrove Bl and Weldon Canyon Overcrossing. Prepare for intermittent closures of the southbound Calgrove Bl on-and off-ramps from 7pm to 6am. Signage is posted along the detour routes and at the preceding off-ramp. | More Information

    Rebar, form, concrete, and falsework installation work for the Butte Canyon Bridge between Pico Canyon Rd/Lyons Ave and McBean Pkwy. | More Information

    Center median retaining wall construction, paving, and concrete barrier work.  Activities include excavation, shoring, form, and concrete work planned to continue between SR-14 and Valencia Bl. | More Information

    Slope soil stabilization (soil nail installation) along outside shoulders in both directions between Weldon Canyon bridge and Gavin Canyon Undercrossing. Equipment includes a directional drilling machine, usage of trucks, forklifts, and concrete mixing support. | More Information

    Magic Mountain Pkwy to Parker Rd
    Rebar, form, excavation, and utility work in the center median for the Castaic Creek Bridge between SR-126 and Hasley Canyon Rd. | More Information 

    Center median work behind concrete barriers will continue between SR-126 and Parker Rd. Activities include excavation, asphalt removal, drainage pipe installation, placement of base, stock piling of material, and paving. | More Information

    Temporary electrical work at the northbound Newhall Ranch Rd straight on-ramp. Activities include adjustments to ramp meters, ramp lighting, and installation of temporary foundations, poles, and electrical components. | More Information

    • Prepare for nightly closures of the northbound Newhall Ranch Rd off-ramp Tuesday, October 11 to Thursday, October 13 from 9pm to 5am.  
    • Northbound straight on-ramp detour:  
      • Exit I-5 to westbound Magic Mountain Pkwy, right on The Old Road, left on Henry Mayo Dr, enter northbound SR-126/Newhall Ranch Rd 
    • Exit northbound I-5 at Hasley Canyon Rd, reenter southbound I-5 at Hasley Canyon Rd, continue on southbound I-5 to SR-126/Newhall Ranch Rd 
    • Prepare for nightly closures of the southbound Hasley Canyon Rd on-ramp Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12 from 7pm-6am.  
    • Southbound on-ramp detour:  
      • Continue southbound on The Old Road to Rye Canyon Rd, enter the southbound I-5 Rye Canyon Rd on-ramp.  

    Upcoming Activity in October
    Removal of an existing overhead sign on southbound I-5 at Newhall Ranch Rd, anticipated in late-October between 10pm and 4am. Full closure of southbound I-5 is required for this activity between SR-126 and Hasley Canyon Rd. 



    Essential Details

    • Work hours: Monday through Friday and Saturday, as needed between 7am-4pm and 7pm-6am. Crews will begin to mobilize at 6am.   
    • No two consecutive ramps in the same direction will not be closed at the same time. Detours to the next on-ramp will be posted for each closure.   
    • Traffic will be maintained in each direction.    
    • All lanes will be reopened by 6am each morning.     
    • No lane closures will be implemented during morning or evening peak traffic hours.   
    • The speed limit in construction work zones is reduced to 55-miles per hour.   

    Noteworthy 
    Access to emergency responders will be maintained. Construction is a dynamic process, it is subject to weather conditions, and information is subject to change, visit the project website for the most up to date information and a weekly listing.  

     


    Metro's Community Relations team has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document that is now available to you as a resource. |  More Information

    Our project team invites you to join our e-mailing list to get the latest details on upcoming construction. |  More Information

    See all active construction notices for this project.| More Information

     


    Contact us 
    Question or comments? We are here to help.

    Visit project web page
    E-mail i5enhancements@metro.net
    Call 213.922.2772


     

     

     

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