[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
74°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
October 18
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]


Unified Command reminds the public that on October 12th and 13th, the Space Shuttle Endeavour will be traveling through the Cities of Los Angeles and Inglewood. We invite the public to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. We remind the public that cooperation from all our residents, visitors, and public safety departments is needed in order to be completed safely and with minimal impact to traffic and to the local communities.

Due to the tremendous size of Endeavour, streets along with sidewalks will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians to ensure public safety. The public should anticipate traffic delays on the route and in the surrounding areas throughout the Endeavor’s last mission. Sidewalk closures along the route may be opened as determined by the Unified Command based on street width, fixed obstacles, and public safety issues on a block-by-block basis. Unified Command realizes the inconvenience “Mission 26” is having on local communities and will make every effort to balance both the needs of the public with the goal of getting Endeavour to its new home.

“Endeavour is a unique item and its transportation presents a unique challenge,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “Never before has an item of this size traversed our City streets. While this once-in-a-lifetime event is a cause for celebration, public safety remains the City’s top priority. We encourage the public to view Endeavour as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles, but urge that we do so in the safest manner possible.”

Members of the public interested in viewing Endeavour from the city sidewalks and intersections should expect large crowds and heavy traffic. We urge the public to arrive early, be prepared to stand long hours, and remember to bring water, snacks, sun block, hats, and chairs. In addition, spectators traveling from distant communities are reminded to please be respectful of private property.

The California Science Center Foundation and Unified Command have dedicated viewing public locations along the route. On October 13th, at around 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the City of Inglewood will have an event and Endeavour will be on display for half an hour, in front of the Forum. There is ample free parking at the Hollywood Park Race Track. There is no over-night staying and parking lots open at 4 a.m. Contact www.CityofInglewood.org  for additional information on this event.

On October 13th, at around 2 p.m., Endeavour will stop for about a half an hour for a planned event at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Blvd. There is a dedicated area for the public to stand and view the stage, north on Crenshaw Blvd. from MLK. Space is limited so come early.

On October 13th, at around 8:30 p.m., Endeavour will reach its final destination. Large parking lots have been dedicated for public viewing. Four parking lots between Bill Robertson Lane and Vermont Ave., north of MLK will provide ample opportunity to view Endeavour as it moves towards the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion. Mass transit is recommended and available via the Expo Rail and bus line running along Exposition Blvd.

“Nearly 700 Los Angeles Police Department’s Cadets and volunteers from throughout the community have been dedicated to assist with ensuring Endeavour reaches its destination,” Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. “This event allows us to both show case the Endeavour and the remarkable youth of our community that have dedicated their weekend to keeping us safe.”

Any questions regarding this news release should be directed to the LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.

#########

Plan Ahead for Shuttle Endeavor

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will begin closing streets as early as 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 11th, to prepare for the transport of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.  LADOT anticipates that traffic in the areas surrounding the shuttle route will be negatively impacted, and drivers should expect delays.   Law Enforcement and LADOT asks the public to Plan ahead and consider alternative routes. See below for approximate closure times:

Closed from 10/11/12 10:00 p.m. to 10/12/12 6:00 a.m.
• Northside Parkway from Westchester Parkway to Lincoln Boulevard
• Westchester Parkway from Loyola Boulevard to La Tijera Boulevard
• La Tijera Boulevard from Westchester Parkway to Sepulveda Boulevard

Closed from 10/11/12 10:00 pm to 10/12/12 5:00 p.m.
• Sepulveda Eastway from Westchester Pkwy to 87th Street

Closed from 10/12/12 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• La Tijera Boulevard from Sepulveda Boulevard to Manchester Avenue

Closed from 10/12/12 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Manchester Avenue from Sepulveda Boulevard to Aviation Boulevard

Closed from 10/13/12 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Crenshaw Boulevard from 79thth Street to Vernon Avenue

Closed from 10/12/12 8:00 p.m. to 10/13/12 8:00 p.m.
• Crenshaw Boulevard from Vernon Avenue to 39th Street
• Martin Luther King Boulevard from Marltin Avenue to 4th Avenue

Closed from 10/13/12 4:00 p.m.to 10:00 p.m.
• Martin Luther King Boulevard from 4th Avenue to Figueroa Street
• Bill Robertson Lane from Martin Luther King Boulevard to Exposition Park

Additional closures include: On Thursday, October 11th, one lane in each direction of Lincoln Blvd (Between Sepulveda and Manchester) will be closed from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. for removing the median barriers.

On Thursday, October 11th, Lincoln Boulevard (LA Highway 1) will be completely closed in both directions (Between Sepulveda and Manchester) from 8:30 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. of October 12th.

On Saturday, October 13th, one lane on each direction of Lincoln Blvd (Between Sepulveda and Manchester) will be closed for the reconstruction of the median barrier from 4:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Additionally, the following schedule is currently under consideration: Route Interstate 405 Freeway on and off ramps at Manchester Avenue will be closed from 10:00 am October 12th, (Friday)
to about 4:00 a.m. (Saturday morning/night) October 13.  Route 405 southbound off-ramp at La Cienega Blvd. /Florence Avenue will also be closed during this time.

#####################

— LAX TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR OCT. 11-12, 2012 —

SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR DEPARTS LAX OCTOBER 11-12, 2012;

TRAFFIC DELAYS ANTICIPATED IN COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING AIRPORT
(Los Angeles, California – October 10, 2012) As the Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its two-day trek from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center, passengers, visitors, airport workers, and ground transportation providers driving to/from LAX are advised to plan ahead and travel alternative routes to avoid possible traffic delays due to full and intermittent street closures in communities north and northeast of LAX beginning Thursday night through Friday afternoon. Airport officials also recommend that during this period, ALL motorists — including those driving from areas south and east of LAX — add extra time to their drive in anticipation of traffic delays.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close both directions of Lincoln Boulevard between Manchester and Sepulveda boulevards from 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, through 6 a.m. on Friday, October 12.
In addition, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will begin closing streets as early as 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, to prepare for the transport of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. LADOT anticipates that traffic in the areas surrounding the shuttle route will be negatively impacted, and drivers should expect delays. Below are approximate closure times in areas adjacent to LAX:

Closed from 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 to 6 a.m. on Friday, October 12:
• Northside Parkway from Westchester Parkway to Lincoln Boulevard
• Westchester Parkway from Loyola Boulevard to La Tijera Boulevard
• La Tijera Boulevard from Westchester Parkway to Sepulveda Boulevard

Closed from 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 to 5 a.m. on Friday, October 12:
• Sepulveda Eastway from Westchester Pkwy to 87th Street
Closed from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 12:
• La Tijera Boulevard from Sepulveda Boulevard to Manchester Avenue
Closed from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 12:
• Manchester Avenue from Sepulveda Boulevard to Aviation Boulevard

The Endeavour is scheduled to remain at a private parking lot located near the intersection of La Tijera and Sepulveda boulevards from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m, when it will resume transporting through Westchester onto Manchester Boulevard to the City of Inglewood.
There are no designated public viewing sites along the route through Westchester. The public is advised that due to public safety reasons, as the Endeavour moves through this area, much of the shuttle route will require closing streets and sidewalks to vehicles and pedestrians. The Los Angeles Police Department warns these street closures will likely result in significant traffic congestion.
Motorists driving to LAX from West Los Angeles, Santa Monica and other beach
communities north of LAX are encouraged to use the following alternative routes during the Endeavour movement:
• Westbound Jefferson Boulevard or Culver Boulevard to southbound Pershing Drive to eastbound Imperial Highway to northbound Sepulveda Boulevard
• I-405 San Diego Freeway to westbound Century Boulevard
• I-405 San Diego Freeway to westbound Imperial Highway to northbound Sepulveda Boulevard
• I-405 San Diego Freeway to westbound I-105 Century Freeway to northbound Sepulveda Boulevard

Because traffic congestion north of LAX often extends south of the airport, motorists driving to LAX from south of the airport are encouraged to use the following alternative routes:
• I-405 San Diego Freeway to westbound Century Boulevard
• I-405 San Diego Freeway to westbound I-105 Century Freeway

The public is strongly encouraged to visit the Endeavour at the California Space Center, which is considered the best place to see and experience Endeavour, when it opens to the public on October 30 in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Pavilion. Although the Space Shuttle Endeavour exhibition is free of charge, it is recommended that the general public reserve a timed ticket online at www.californiasciencecenter.org  for $3, or $2 for Science Center members.

While flight operations at LAX are expected to be normal this weekend, passengers are always advised to check with their airlines to ensure their flights are on time before coming to the airport. Real-time flight status can be found at LAX’s Internet website at www.lawa.org/fsw  and on many airlines’ websites. Real-time traffic conditions in and around LAX can be found at http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/html/lax.html and on the airport’s Twitter site @LAX_Official and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
    Friday, Oct 13, 2017
    Santa Clarita ranks No. 5 among Los Angeles County's 88 cities in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property, according to the 2017 Annual Report released by County Assessor Jeffrey Prang today.
    Friday, Oct 13, 2017
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will address issues related to homelessness and the Hepatitis A outbreak among other agenda items in their meeting Tuesday, October 17 starting at 9 a.m.
    Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
    The Los Angeles County Fire Department extends thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the devastating fires in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Orange counties.
    Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
    Welcome in the fall season with a horseback ride during Barger’s Trail Blazers ride on Sunday, Nov. 12, led by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.
    Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
    Calling it “Measure H at work,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas announced that “street engagement teams” are fanning out across Los Angeles County to have face-to-face interactions with people experiencing homelessness, and to help them access housing, healthcare, and other supportive services.

    Keep Up With Our Facebook
    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
    CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP), the professional producing arm of California Institute of the Arts, opens Fantômas: Revenge of the Image at Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen, China, on Oct. 19.
    Oct. 19: CalArts’ Fantomas: Revenge of the Image Premieres in China
    The CSUN women's golf team fired rounds of 306-309 and is in fourth place, just eight shots off the pace at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Seattle University Invitational at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Tacoma, WA.
    CSUN Just Eight Shots Off Pace At Washington Invitational
    Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Recreation, Community Services, Arts and Open Spaces Director Rick Gould announces retirement. Plus, the Board of Supervisors approve mental health care improvements. Check out these stories and more tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
    SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    The Advanced Technology Presentation about "Careers in the Making...Design, Engineering, Fabrication and More..." in celebration of National Manufacturing Day was a huge success.
    SCV Students Gain Knowledge, Advice at National Manufacturing Day
    A local company is expanding its footprint in the Santa Clarita Valley to accommodate business growth and another is relocating a division of its company from Sylmar.
    Accurate Freight Systems Expands, Leases Space at IAC Commerce Center
    The Domestic Violence Center (DVC) of Santa Clarita Valley is accepting applications for Adopt-a-Family 2017.
    DVC of SCV Currently Accepting Adopt-a-Family 2017 Applications
    Major Impact Theater, founded by Jill Garson and Shawnda Davis in 2014, is a non-profit theater group that specially adapts plays for performance by adults with disabilities in the Santa Clarita Valley.
    Nov. 4: Major Impact Theater Presents Blunderland
    California State University, Northridge will make history on Thursday, Oct. 26, by becoming the first California State University with a Sustainability Center.
    Oct. 26: CSUN to Open Sustainability Center
    Registration for the Purple Walk of Strength is now open.
    Oct. 21: Purple Walk of Strength to Benefit Domestic Violence Center
    Raising a child is a demanding job for any parent, especially when supportive resources seem to be elusive or nonexistent.
    Oct. 22: CSUN Hosts Special Needs Resource Fair
    College of the Canyons dominated its match vs. Bakersfield College from start to finish on Friday night, resulting in a 5-1 victory over the Renegades for the Cougars' first conference win of the season.
    COC Gets First Conference Win of Season Against Bakersfield College
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Following a two-week layoff, College of the Canyons cross country was back in competition on Saturday, running with a mix of community college and Division I programs at the Sixth Annual UC Riverside Highlander Invitational.
    COC Cross Country Back in Competition After Two Week Layoff
    The race to qualify for the Big West Conference Men's Soccer Tournament continues for CSUN this week with a home match against UC Riverside Wednesday night before the Matadors head to UC Irvine Saturday.
    Oct. 18: CSUN Faces Off Against UC Riverside
    After 16 years as director of Parks, Recreation and Community Service for the city of Santa Clarita, Rick Gould announced Monday he's retiring in mid-December.
    Rick Gould Retires as City’s Parks & Recreation Chief
    High school seniors whose dream is to make a difference in the world by majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.
    STEM Students Encouraged to Apply for Edison Scholars Program
    Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence.
    National Teen Driver Safety Week Underway
    Elder abuse and scams targeting seniors are a growing problem, Santa Clarita detectives said, but there are numerous resources and protections available.
    Resources, Outreach Available to SCV Victims of Elder Abuse
    Despite rallying from an early 2-0 deficit, College of the Canyons dropped a 4-2 decision to visiting Victor Valley College on Friday.
    Canyons Rally Not Enough To Hold Off Victor Valley College
    The College of the Canyons baseball program and Playa Vista Orioles youth baseball organization will host a free instructional clinic for players ages 11-14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Cougar Field.
    Oct. 21: Youth Baseball Clinic at COC
    Sacramento – In an effort to curb the fraudulent use of Disabled Person Parking Placards, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched a statewide public awareness campaign to educate Californians about the proper use of disabled parking placards and the consequences of misusing one.
    DMV Launches Statewide Campaign on Use of Disabled Parking Placards
    A California State University, Northridge program that provides support to undergraduate students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate degrees in the mathematical sciences has been named a 2017 Example of Excelencia in Education.
    CSUN Math Program Lauded 2017 Example of Excelencia in Education
    RE/MAX of Valencia will be hosting a blood drive benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
    Nov. 1: RE/MAX Blood Drive to Benefit CHLA
    Princess Cruises has officially announced its third annual Culinary Cruise Series, featuring famed Miami-based chefs Brad Kilgore and Scott Linquist.
    Princess Cruises Will Feature Two Acclaimed Chefs in Culinary Cruise Series
    1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
    Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Governor Brown signed off on a new bill that will change local water retailers distribute water in SCV. Plus, a spicy and savory Saturday for charity. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
    SCV NewsBreak for Monday, October 16, 2017
    The Newhall School District's next Regular Board Meeting is Tuesday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m., and consideration of Newhall Family Theater approvals are on the agenda.
    Oct. 17: Newhall School District Considers Newhall Family Theater OK
    Master’s and Westmont College needed more than 90 minutes again Saturday to settle a Golden State Athletic Conference showdown in Santa Barbara.
    Master’s Men Soccer Players Fall to Westmont in OT
    Leaders from the CLWA and NCWC will meet in October, November and December to discuss their merger, which creates the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency as of Jan. 1.
    Next Step: Water Agency Officials to Share Merger Details
    Master’s women soccer players and coaches alike were adamant after Saturday’s top-10 matchup that Westmont’s 5-2 win wasn’t nearly as lopsided as the score suggests.
    Westmont Tops Master’s Women’s Soccer 5-2
    Although Friday the 13th is a day generally associated with bad luck, CalArts turned the superstition on its ear as the community celebrated the inauguration of its fourth president, Ravi S. Rajan.
    CalArts Inaugurates Ravi S. Rajan as Fourth President
    CalArts School of Theater faculty Janie Geiser brings her collage film program "Double Vision" to REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 16 at 8:30 p.m.
    Oct 16: ‘Double Vision’: Recent Films by Janie Geiser at REDCAT
    The promising signs the Mustangs showed in their Missouri opener paid off in the evening Friday when Master’s women’s volleyball picked up its first road win of the season.
    Master’s Rallies on the Road, Nets Season’s First Win
    College of the Canyons' women's volleyball team opened Western State Conference play in style, as the Cougars swept visiting West L.A. College in straight sets.
    No. 11 Canyons Sweeps West L.A. at the Cougar Cage
    Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country will host a fundraiser for local victims of the October 1 Las Vegas shootings on Saturday, October 28, from noon to 4 p.m.
    Oct. 28: Route 66 Hosts Benefit for Las Vegas Shooting Victims
    A roundup of the Santa Clarita arts-related events for Oct. 16-20, 2017.
    Oct. 16-20: Santa Clarita Arts Upcoming Events