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  • 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


     

     

     

  • 26 Sep 2022 by Vance Wealth

    Join us Tuesday, October 4th at 4:30PM (PST) for our Advanced Perspective webinar hosted by Jerrod Ferguson, Vice President of Vance Wealth, and Steve Lujan, The Medicare Man. We hope to provide clarity on these complex issues so that you can make the best decisions for your personal situation.

    Register Now!

    Many retirees apply for Social Security before reaching full retirement age without fully understanding how this may impact them and their spouse. When it comes to Medicare, there are multiple enrollment windows, and if you miss your personal window, you may be faced with a lifetime penalty or, worse, finding yourself uninsured. Tune in to learn how to avoid these costly mistakes.

     

     

    We will cover:

    • When and how to start receiving Social Security.
    • The effect of remarriage on survivor social security benefits for widowed and divorced spouses.
    • Should you take Social Security at the earliest possible age? Learn what this may cost you.
    • What is Original Medicare?
    • Understand the many windows to sign up for Medicare.
    • Why does everyone need additional private insurance in addition to Medicare?

     

    As always, you can ask your question live during the webinar! You must register to attend!

     

  • 08 Sep 2022 by Vance Wealth

     

     

    Join John Vance, President of Vance Wealth, for our most highly anticipated webinar: Year-End Tax Planning! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 20th at 4:30PM (PST). John will share ways to maximize your savings throughout your lifetime by making strategic and intentional choices today. You must register to attend this free webinar: https://vancewealth.com/events/

    Part 1: The first 30 mins will cover, Personal Tax Planning Strategies including:
    - Details of Biden's income tax policy changes and what they mean for you
    - Vance Wealth’s Tax Philosophy – How to potentially reduce your tax liability over your lifetime
    - How to take Advantage of Market Losses
    - Roth IRA Conversions
    - Tax Loss Harvesting
    - Review Charitable Strategies to help - Maximize Deductions & Optimize Giving

    Part 2: The second 30 mins will cover, Business Owner Tax Planning Strategies including:
    - Creative Planning Ideas
    - Payroll Optimization
    - Retirement Plan Design

     

    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.

  • 05 Aug 2022 by Metro

    I-5 NCEP Weekly Look-Ahead: August 8 – August 14, 2022 


    Construction Update Community Meeting: Save the Date 
    Enhancements to the I-5 freeway are underway! Please join Metro’s I-5 North County Enhancements Project for the next community meeting to receive updates on the construction activities along the I-5 freeway.   
      
    Project staff will outline upcoming construction timelines and provide you in the Santa Clarita Valley and North LA County communities highlights from recent activities. We look forward to hearing your questions, comments, and to keeping you informed for the duration of construction. | More Information

    Wednesday August 24, 2022, 6:30 - 8pm   
    Zoom Link: us02web.zoom.us/j/99714777647
    Webinar ID: 997 1477 7647  
    Call-in: (213) 338-8477 


    Note: Prepare for weeknight lane reductions in both directions from 8pm to 6am between SR-14 and Parker Rd to support the below activities.

    SR-14 to Magic Mountain Pkwy
    Southbound outside shoulder excavation between Calgrove Bl and Gavin Canyon Undercrossing between 7pm and 6am. Signage will be posted along the detour routes. Prepare for intermittent closures of the southbound Calgrove Bl on-and-off ramps. | More Information

    Weldon Canyon Bridge rebar, concrete, and excavation work in the center median and along the northbound and southbound outside shoulders from 7am to 4pm and 8pm to 6am. Prepare for one-way traffic control with a flagger as needed at Weldon Canyon Rd/Coltrane. | More Information

    Concrete removal and excavation for the Butte Canyon Bridge between Pico Canyon Rd/Lyon Av and McBean Pkwy from 7am to 4pm and 8pm to 6am, as needed. | More Information 

    Center median and retaining wall construction is planned between SR-14 and Valencia Bl. Activities include sign structure work, excavation, shoring, and form work. | More Information

    Slope soil stabilization (soil nail installation) along outside shoulders in both directions between Weldon Canyon Bridge and Gavin Canyon Undercrossing from 7am to 4pm and 8pm to 6am, as needed.| More Information

    Magic Mountain Pkwy to Parker Rd
    Pile driving, excavation, and shoring installation in the center median for the Castaic Creek Bridge is scheduled from Monday, August 8 - Friday, August 14 from 7am to 4pm and 8pm to 6am, as needed. | More Information

    I-5 center median work behind concrete barriers will continue from 7am to 4pm and 8pm to 6am.  Activities include excavation, asphalt removal, and drainage pipe installation. | More Information

    Material deliveries to the work zone along northbound I-5 at Castaic Creek Bridge and Hasley Canyon Rd. Prepare for intermittent weeknight lane reductions on the Old Rd at Hasley Canyon Rd from 8pm to 6am and nightly closures of the northbound Hasley Canyon Rd on-and-off ramps between 7pm and 6am.| 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.  

     


    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


  • Elevate Business Advisory Group is hosting a local Business Development Focus Group with a small group of local Santa Clarita Valley business owners on July 6, 2022. 

    This meeting is only for serious business owners who are interested in tripling their current number of leads, doubling their sales and increasing their annual revenue by more than double.

    There is one MAJOR requirement to participate – you must be willing to openly share what’s working and what’s not working with your marketing and in your business operations so everyone benefits from each other’s successes and challenges. 

    This event will be a small, intimate gathering for only 20 participants, and we will have a networking, wine tasting and appetizers....your potential to make connections will be unprecedented.

    Those attending will make excellent contacts during the meeting and possibly generate several new clients for themselves.

    We’re only accepting ONE SCV business per profession, so time is of the essence if you wish to attend.

    The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday. July 6th from 6:00 pm to 8:30pm.

    Let me know if you would be interested in attending as my personal guest (or if you would like more information).

    **SEATING IS LIMITED TO 20** RSVP REQUIRED**

    https://elevatebusinessadvisorygroup.com/focusgroup/.

  • 24 Jun 2022 by SCV Water

    SANTA CLARITA –Santa Clarita Valley Water (SCV Water), assisted by Los Angeles County Public Works, is working on emergency road repairs on The Old Road, from Market Drive North and Constitution Ave after a water mainline break caused damage to the road.

    The Old Road is shut down in both directions between Market Drive North to Constitution Avenue. Emergency paving is underway and should be completed by Monday, June 27

    Damage to the road occurred Thursday afternoon, June 23 when a section of 14” mainline blew out at the intersection of Steinbeck Ave and The Old Road. SCV Water staff isolated the leak and minimized customer service outages. The mainline was repaired and service was restored by approximately 4:30 a.m. June 24.

    Drivers are asked to be aware of construction crews and traffic delays and to plan their routes accordingly. The Valencia Marketplace remains accessible through other shopping center entrances on either side of the closure. For more information, please contact our Customer Care team at 661-294-0828

    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 75,000 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.

  • 11 May 2022 by Vance Wealth

    Estate Planning 101: Don’t let Taxes and Inflation Destroy your Legacy!


    Learn how to:


    – Lower estate taxes
    – Protect your family’s assets
    – Appoint a trusted contact in the case of diminished capacity
    – Ensure your wishes are carried out after death
    – Transfer wealth according to those wishes

    Register for Estate Planning 101 with Lisa Odom, Founder of Odom Law Group, a Professional Legal Corporation, and John Vance, President of Vance Wealth, and learn how to protect what matters most.

    You must register to attend:

    Click to register: Tuesday, May 17th at 4:30pm (PST).

     

    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

  • 06 May 2022 by Metro

    I-5 NCEP Weekly Look-Ahead: May 9 – May 15, 2022 

    SR-14 to Magic Mountain Pkwy
    I-5 and Weldon Canyon Overcrossing center median pavement and excavation work between SR-14 and Coltrane Av from 7am – 4pm and 8pm - 6am, as needed. Intermittent lane reductions in both directions between SR-14 and Magic Mountain Pkwy from 8pm – 6am.| More Information  

    Temporary lighting installation on the northbound I-5 truck route and temporary electrical work at Lyons Av/Pico Canyon Rd on-and-off ramps. Activities will include adjustments to ramp meters, ramp lighting, and installation of temporary foundations and poles and electrical work. Prepare for nightly closures along the northbound truck route between I-210 and Weldon Canyon Rd Bridge and Lyons Av/Pico Canyon Rd on-and-off ramps. | More Information 

    Detour signage is posted along the detour routes and at the preceding off-ramp. 

    Northbound on-ramp detours:   

    • Left on Wiley Canyon Rd, left on Orchard Village Rd, left on McBean Pkwy, enter northbound I-5 at the McBean Pkwy on-ramp. 
    • Right on the Old Road, right on McBean Pkwy, enter northbound I-5 at the McBean Pkwy on-ramp.

    Southbound on-ramp detours: 

    • Starting at Pico Canyon Rd, left or right at the Old Road, left at Calgrove Bl, enter southbound I-5 Calgrove Bl on-ramp 

    Vegetation removal continues along I-5 shoulders between the SR-14 Interchange and Calgrove Bl. Prepare for lane reductions from 8pm - 6am and on-and-off ramp closures in both directions at Calgrove Bl from 7pm – 6am. Signage will be posted along the detour routes. | More Information 

    Magic Mountain Pkwy to Parker Rd 
    I-5 center median work behind concrete barriers between 7am – 4pm.  Activities include saw cutting, excavation, and asphalt removal. Intermittent lane reductions in both directions between Magic Mountain Pkwy and Parker Rd between 8pm - 6am. | More Information  

    Job site preparation continues between Rye Canyon Rd and Parker Rd. Activities include survey work, high visibility fencing installation, and installation of stormwater control measures between 7am – 4pm. | More Information 

    Essential Details  

    • Work hours: Monday through Friday 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 of ramp closures scheduled. 

     


    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


  • 29 Apr 2022 by SCV Water

    Agency moves to Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan to eliminate water waste

    SANTA CLARITA – SCV Water’s Board of Directors voted Tuesday to move the Agency into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan. The move comes as California and the Santa Clarita Valley continue to face a severe drought with no end in sight.

    "Despite planning for dry times, this drought has become so severe that we are having to dip into our banked water supplies," said SCV Water’s General Manager Matt Stone. “Moving to Stage 2 will place new water restrictions in place to eliminate water waste and ensure we have enough water to meet the needs of our community.”

    Stage 2 Explained

    Stage 2 includes the same restrictions as Stage 1 and adds additional water savings measures. Customers are requested to voluntarily reduce their water by up to 20%. This information is available at www.DroughtReadySCV.com.

    New watering requirements effective with Stage 2 include:

    • Limits watering to three days per week
      • Odd addresses (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
      • Even addresses. (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)
      • No watering on Saturdays
    • Limits watering station run times
      • Maximum of two five-minute cycles per station per watering day (10 minutes max.)
    • Watering times of day (morning and evening watering)

    o May to October: 12 midnight to 9 a.m. and/or 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    o November to April: 12 midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    The following actions are also prohibited, as established in Phase 1, declared in November 2021.

    • Allowing runoff onto non-irrigated areas when irrigating with potable (drinking) water
    • Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars
    • Using potable water to wash sidewalks, driveways and hardscapes
    • Irrigating outdoors during and within 48 hours following precipitation of a quarter inch or more
    • The irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians

    Rebates and resources available

    SCV Water offers many financial rebates and other incentives to help customers increase water- use efficiency, including:

    • Turf conversion rebates
    • Irrigation system efficiency upgrade rebates (smart irrigation controllers, high-efficiency sprinkler nozzles, pressure regulating devices, drip irrigation and more)
    • Free Home Drought-Ready Check-Ups
    • Online WaterSMART Workshop, gardening classes and other resources

    A quick 10-minute inspection of the sprinkler system can save considerable water. For homes businesses, and landscapes, set timers to meet the new watering days and duration and repair any leaks or overspray. Then inside, check for leaks in toilets and other fixtures.

    Learn more about rebates at https://yourscvwater.com/save-water-money/#_rebates.

    Learn more

    SCV Water is hosting a Virtual Drought Forum on May 10 at 6 p.m., where attendees will hear from the experts about drought status, water supply, and conservation measures, as well as be able to ask us questions. Customers can register for the Virtual Drought Forum at bit.ly/2022VirtualDroughtForum.

    Customers can also report suspected water waste at www.DroughtReadySCV.com.

    Neighboring agencies announce more stringent measures

    Also, this week, Metropolitan Water District announced a Water Shortage Emergency for 6 million customers, cutting watering to one day a week. This does not affect SCV Water customers. Those affected customers are served by a higher proportion of imported state water, which has been drastically impacted by three consecutive years of drought conditions.

    SCV Water also relies on this source for a portion of its supply, but in addition has local groundwater and banked water supply stored underground in Kern County in wet years. Still, as the drought enters its third year, we are also asking our customers to conserve so we will have flexibility to meet demand should the drought continue. Every drop saved this year is one we can use next year.

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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 75,000 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

  • 19 Apr 2022 by Vance Wealth

    Vance Wealth surpasses $500 million in assets under management

    Milestone positions Santa Clarita financial planning firm in California’s top tier of independent wealth advisers

     

    Santa Clarita, Calif. — Vance Wealth, a financial planning firm based in Santa Clarita, reached an industry milestone entering 2022 when the firm surpassed $500 million in assets under management.

     

    The local registered investment adviser (RIA) firm joined 132 others that have crossed that milestone in California, setting itself apart from the state’s more than 1,500 total firms, according to Investment News.

     

    “This milestone is a reflection of the hard work our team has put in over the years, as well as our ability to help our clients create the financial futures they imagine,” said John Vance, president and visionary of Vance Wealth. “But most importantly, this achievement is a reflection of our clients’ trust and loyalty. We wouldn’t be here without them – we achieved this together.”

     

    Vance Wealth got its start in 2003, as an independent firm and Raymond James affiliate. The firm started with $0 assets under management and was owner-operated.

     

    Since its founding, the firm has remained dedicated to one of its most crucial core values, a commitment to continuous growth, and it has grown according to plan ever since. In 2020, the firm became an RIA, and today Vance Wealth has expanded to 14 employees and is continuing to grow according to plan.

     

     

    “Our mission is to help our families and businesses succeed at every step of their financial journey, inspiring them to achieve more. I’m excited about this next step because, as we grow, it allows us to attract and retain talented and qualified team members,” Vance explained. “We’re able to provide better resources, create a more streamlined experience, and ultimately help our clients achieve even more. As we grow, we can continue to better serve our clients and our clients’ children for decades to come.”

     

    To schedule a complimentary consultation with a Vance Wealth adviser, please contact 661-775-0950 or visit vancewealth.com

     

     

    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.

     

    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.

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