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

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
46°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
February 23
1998 - Worst day of record-setting 1997-98 El Nino storm season [story]


[KHTS] – Santa Clarita is serving as a host city for two stages of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, and several major road closures are planned beginning on Thursday and ending Saturday, city of Santa Clarita officials announced.

 

Mark Canvendish's Stage One win was the closest finish in the tour's nine-year history.

Mark Canvendish’s Stage One win was the closest finish in the tour’s nine-year history.

The stage six start of the race is scheduled to impact Old Town Newhall on Thursday and Friday, while the stage seven start of the race will impact Valencia near Westfield Valencia Town Center on Saturday. 

City officials are strongly encouraging Santa Clarita residents and businesses to plan ahead by checking online for detailed traffic information to minimize any commuting inconvenience where delays are expected, according to a city of Santa Clarita news release.

The stage six start will showcase Old Town Newhall on Friday at the corner of Market Street and Main Street, with hard closures expected on Main Street between Lyons Avenue and 6th Street as cyclists prepare to leave at 11:35 a.m.

Closures are scheduled to occur between midday Thursday through Friday afternoon, with all lanes reopening as the cyclists race toward Mountain High North. Residents who live near Placerita Canyon and Sand Canyon should expect a 40-minute delay in their commute, according to the news release.

The stage seven start is planned to begin on Saturday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, and the northbound lanes of McBean Parkway and the westbound lanes of Newhall Ranch Road are scheduled to begin closing about 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the race.

Riders are expected to depart from Town Center Drive at 11:40 a.m. with lanes reopening as cyclists race toward Pasadena.

Amgen Tour of California

Delays are expected for motorists traveling in Santa Clarita during the time of the event due to the rolling closures, as well as the need for emergency response vehicles to have unimpeded access to the entire Santa Clarita Valley for the duration of the event, city officials said.

Santa Clarita Transit local service will also be affected. Residents can check updated bus route information by clicking here or looking for rider alerts at @SCTBus on Twitter.

City officials are planning to post up-to-the-minute details as roads are closed and reopened on Facebook and Twitter. Residents can find more information regarding traffic impacts, including projected closure times, by calling 661-250-3787 orclicking here.

About the 2014 Amgen Tour of California

amgen-map1Presented by Crunchies Natural Snacks, the ninth annual Amgen Tour of California is a professional cycling race featuring 16 world-class teams competing across more than 720 miles of California.

Every year, cyclists race across the state’s most scenic highways, roadways and coastlines over the course of eight days, officials said.

Breakaway from Cancer, a national initiative founded by Amgen in 2005, will be supporting the riders and honoring local cancer survivors from tour communities throughout the race.

The goal of the initiative is to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer, from prevention through survivorship. Breakaway from Cancer officials are scheduled to appear at every stage of the race for activities and celebrations of inspirational cancer survivors across California, officials said.

For more information about Breakaway from Cancer, click here. For more information about the Amgen Tour of California, click here.

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.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


WATCH NOW
Loading...
LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
The Master's University Mustangs baseball team added to their recent string of come-from-behind wins with a 9-5 comeback win over the University of Antelope Valley at Master's.
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
The College of the Canyons Athletic Department will host its annual "Big Win!" benefit event at the Valencia Campus supporting the college's 17 intercollegiate athletic programs on Thursday, March 15.
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
The College of the Canyons men's basketball team will compete in the 2018 California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regional Playoffs tonight after earning the No. 20 seed.
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
College of the Canyons' men's golf team won its second straight conference tourney with a team score of 379 at Alisal Ranch in Solvang on Tuesday.
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
NORTHRIDGE - Nationally ranked opponents await the CSUN softball team this week as the Matadors have six games on the docket.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
Santa Clarita Studios debuted their new production offices to industry peers, business leaders and public officials on Friday.
Santa Clarita Studios Scores ABC Show, Debuts New Production Offices
The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Wednesday, February 284 at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
Feb. 28: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
California State University, Northridge’s Criminology and Justice Studies Department will host a discussion titled “Does More Immigration Mean More Crime?” on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Feb. 27 CSUN Discussion: ‘Does More Immigration Mean More Crime?’
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man and a woman on multiple weapons and drug charges in Castaic early Thursday, according to station officials.
Tip Leads to Arrest of 2 on Multiple Gun, Drug Charges
The California Department of Education has released new guiding principles for teaching social and emotional skills, to help educators ensure students have the skills for success in school, careers and in the community.
State Education Department Sets New Social Emotional Learning Guidelines
Spring 2018 is an exciting time for composer, sound artist and CalArts alumna Ellen Reid (Music MFA 11) as two of her works make their debut with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Los Angeles Master Chorale.
LACO, LA Master Chorale to Debut New Works by Ellen Reid
LA-based artist and CalArts grad Edgar Arceneaux (Art MFA 01) performed his award-winning, critically acclaimed theatrical work "Until, Until, Until…" in three sold-out shows this week in San Francisco.
Edgar Arceneaux’s ‘Until, Until, Until…’ Sells Out 3 SF Performances
CalArtians were out in full force at last month's 33rd annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, which ran January 18-28.
CalArts Well Represented at Sundance Film Festival 2018
Four furry, four-legged detection devices assigned to the LA County Sheriff's Department's Operation Safe Streets Bureau have been selected to receive tactical body armor.
LASD ‘Safe Streets’ K9s to Get Protective Vests
Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar winner Common will perform this year's nominated songs at the 90th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 4.
Academy Unveils 90th Oscars Song Performers Lineup
Democratic gubernatorial candidates vying to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in November debated in San Diego Thursday night how to maintain the Golden State’s strict gun laws and reduce poverty.
California Gubernatorial Candidates Take on Poverty, Gun Control
"SCVTV Presents: An Evening With New West" Friday, February 23 at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall as the award-winning trio brings their signature brand of Western ballads, story songs and cowboy swing to entertain fans in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Feb. 23: SCVTV to Present ‘Evening With New West’ at MAIN
Santa Clarita Valley Water Company officials will hold a meeting of the company's Outreach and Legislation Committee on Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m.
March 21: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
The 40th annual St. Clare Lenten Fish Fry charity fundraiser continues at the Canyon Country church on Friday, February 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and for the next four Friday evenings.
Feb. 23: St. Clare 40th Annual Lenten Fish Fry for Charity
A 17-year-old West Ranch High School student was arrested Thursday and charged with making criminal threats on social media.
West Ranch Student Charged with Making Criminal Threats
California's and New Mexico's Attorneys General, together with the California Air Resources Board, have secured a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's suspension of the methane gas Waste Prevention Rule.
Judge Blocks Feds’ Suspension of Methane Waste Prevention Rule
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station pulled over a vehicle on Castaic Lake Road for a traffic violation on Tuesday afternoon and discovered the male adult passenger had a $30,000 warrant out for his arrest.
Man Arrested for Warrant, Alleged ID Theft in Castaic
DMV investigators issued 29 misdemeanor citations during an enforcement operation in Sun Valley and Pacoima on February 22 aimed at combating unlicensed vehicle dismantlers.
DMV Cites Unlicensed Vehicle Dismantlers in Sunland, Pacoima
The 10 year anniversary of the Val Verde African American Heritage Celebration will take place Saturday Feb. 24th, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Val Verde Park.
Feb. 24: Val Verde African American Heritage Celebration
1998 - Worst day of record-setting 1997-98 El Nino storm season [story]
A Spring Concert with the Golden Valley High School Jazz Band will be held at the school's theater Sunday, Mar. 25.
Mar. 25: Golden Valley High School Jazz Band Spring Concert
Hidden cultural gems from Mexico and El Salvador will be uncovered during a lecture series at California State University, Northridge, hosted by the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center.
CSUN Lecture Series to Highlight Hidden Cultural Gems
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency's Engineering Committee will be meeting on Thursday, Mar. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
March 1: SCV Water Agency Engineering Committee Meeting
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its Regular Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 27: City Council Regular Meeting
The Sulphur Springs Union School District was recognized Wednesday evening with the Operation School Bell Award given by the National Assistance League.
Sulphur Springs Schools Lauded by Assistance League
Earlier today, the Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School was on lockdown as deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station investigated an unconfirmed threat. The lockdown has since been lifted and a 15-year-old suspect was charged with making Criminal Threats. The following is a breakdown from the Facebook page of the SCV Sheriff's Station:
SCVi Charter Student Charged with Making Criminal Threats
Carousel Ranch Raising Funds for “Carousel Wishes and Valentine Kisses” Annual Giving Campaign Carousel Ranch, a place where children with special needs discover and experience some of their greatest achievements through equestrian therapy and vocational training programs, is reaching out to the donor community during its “Carousel Wishes and Valentine Kisses” annual giving campaign.
Carousel Ranch Seeks to Fund Scholarships for Wait-List Students
College of the Canyons has added more than 100 late-start classes to its spring 2018 semester class schedule to accommodate the needs of working students.
Spring Brings More Late-Start Class Options to COC
Deputies at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are currently investigating an unconfirmed threat at the Santa Clarita Valley International School.
Lockdown Lifted at SCVi Charter School
The kids are back for Season Six of Masterchef Junior, featuring award-winning chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi, as well as the return of fan-favorite judge Joe Bastianich.
Newhall Student Vies for Apron on Masterchef Junior
The William S. Hart Baseball Complex was vandalized early Sunday morning. The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station was able to apprehend the suspect with the help of surveillance video. Here is the breakdown from the Facebook page of the SCV Sheriff's Station.
Suspect Detained in Connection with Vandalism at Hart Baseball Field
LOS ANGELES – The County Interim Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV
1983 - Armed robber taken out at Alpha Beta supermarket on Lyons [story]
The Master's University Mustangs baseball team added to their recent string of come-from-behind wins with a 9-5 comeback win over the University of Antelope Valley at Master's.
Mustangs Rally Again, This Time Against Antelope Valley
A driver lost control of her vehicle in the parking lot and crashed into the outdoor dining area at Stone Fire Grill on Cinema Drive in Valencia Wednesday afternoon.
No Injuries in Accidental Drive-Through at Stone Fire Grill Restaurant
The College of the Canyons Athletic Department will host its annual "Big Win!" benefit event at the Valencia Campus supporting the college's 17 intercollegiate athletic programs on Thursday, March 15.
March 15: COC Athletics to Host Annual ‘Big Win’ Fundraiser