Archive for the ‘Station Fire’ Category

Recreation Facilities Update

September 4, 2009 4:32 pm

The City of Santa Clarita’s Sports Complex, which is home to the Skate Park, Aquatic Center, Gymnasium and Activities Center, is open for drop-in recreational programs once again following a week long series of closures due to poor air quality. The Recreation Division is still monitoring the air quality and all facilities are still subject to closure in the event of a significant drop in air quality.  Residents may want to call ahead before heading to the facilities.

Organized Youth Sports programs and classes will resume tomorrow, September 5, although the City advises residents to pay close attention to air quality before resuming strenuous outdoor activity. All Youth Sports activities will resume except those scheduled for Central Park. All activities at Central Park are canceled until further notice because Central Park is currently being used as a staging area for emergency personnel working on the Station Fire.

The number to call for the Sports Complex is 661-250-3700.

Air Quality Alert #9 for Friday, September 4

September 4, 2009 11:34 am

Unhealthy air quality for all individuals in San Gabriel Mountains, West & East San Gabriel Valley, East San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley

LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), smoke from the Station Fire near La Cañada has caused poor air quality that affects all individuals in the San Gabriel Mountains, the West and East San Gabriel Valley, the East San Fernando Valley, and the Santa Clarita Valley. Areas of direct smoke impact include the foothill communities of Altadena, La Cañada, Flintridge, La Crescenta, Tujunga, Sunland, Montrose and Acton. The Los Angeles County Health Officer, Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, urges all individuals in these areas, or areas where there is visible smoke or the odor of smoke, to avoid unnecessary outdoor and indoor physical exertion, such as exercise.

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Various City Facilities Remain Closed, Recreation Classes Canceled

September 3, 2009 2:30 pm

Numerous City of Santa Clarita Recreation facilities will remain closed today (Thursday 9/3)  due to air quality issues resulting from current Southern California Fires. City-organized Youth Sports programs are also cancelled today due to smoky conditions.

The City’s Sports Complex Skate Park and Aquatic Center remain closed today and all City-organized Youth Sports programs and practices are cancelled today at Canyon Country Park, Valencia Meadows Park, and Valencia Heritage Park. Other youth group reservations also remain cancelled at Santa Clarita Park, Bouquet Canyon Park, Newhall Park, and Old Orchard Park. Though classes remain cancelled, the City’s Sports Complex Activities Center and registration desk are open.

Central Park, which is currently being utilized as a staging area for emergency fire operations, remains closed to the public, as well. All recreation activity at the location is also cancelled until further notice.

Further updates on current air quality conditions can be found at aqmd.gov. More information on the Station Fire for the Santa Clarita area will be provided as it is available at santa-clarita.com.

Donations for Firefighters

September 2, 2009 12:39 pm

Residents and businesses have asked about bringing food and treats to Central Park for the firefighters to enjoy.  The Fire Department has asked that these things be brought to their local fire station instead.  Here is the list of local stations:

Santa Clarita Valley Fire Station Locations
Battalion 6

Station #73
24875 Railroad Ave., Newhall 91321

Station #76
27223 Henry Mayo Dr., Valencia 93243

Station #104 (Temp)
26201 Golden Valley Rd., Santa Clarita 91350

Station #107
18239 Soledad Canyon Rd., Canyon Country 91351

Station #111
26829 Seco Canyon Rd., Saugus 91350

Station #123
26321 Sand Canyon Rd., Canyon Country 91351

Station #124
25870 Hemingway Ave., Stevenson Ranch 91381

Station #126 (HDQTRS)
26320 Citrus Street, Santa Clarita 91355

Station #132
29310 Sand Canyon Rd., Canyon Country 91387

Station #156
24525 Copper Hill Dr., Santa Clarita 91350

Various City Recreation Facilities Remain Closed, Recreation Classes Canceled Due to Air Quality

September 2, 2009 10:57 am

Numerous City of Santa Clarita Recreation facilities will remain closed today due to air quality issues resulting from current Southern California Fires. City-organized Youth Sports programs are also canceled today due to smoky conditions.

The City’s Sports Complex Skate Park and Aquatic Center remain closed today and all City-organized Youth Sports programs and practices are canceled today at Canyon Country Park, Valencia Meadows Park, and Valencia Heritage Park. Other youth group reservations also remain canceled at Santa Clarita Park, Bouquet Canyon Park, Newhall Park, and Old Orchard Park. Though classes remain canceled, the City’s Sports Complex Activities Center and registration desk are open.

“Due to air quality issues as reported by the AQMD, many of the City of Santa Clarita’s Recreation facilities will remain closed today to prevent health hazards,” said Mayor Frank Ferry. “Residents are advised to stay indoors and avoid vigorous indoor and outdoor activity.”

Central Park, which is currently being utilized as a staging area for emergency fire operations, remains closed to the public, as well. All recreation activity at the location is also canceled until further notice.

Further updates on current air quality conditions can be found at aqmd.gov.


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