San Fernando Road set for closure

Residents should factor in road closures on and around San Fernando Road when making plans Friday to attend the centennial celebration downtown.

The road closures begin Thursday night and block vehicles from driving through downtown to allow vendors and entertainers to begin setting up for the event. Most parking garages will be accessible for the event, but the two parking structures on Orange Grove, between San Fernando and Third Street, will not be open to the public.

At 10 p.m. Thursday, following the free swing dance lesson and performance by High Street, San Fernando will be closed from Magnolia to Olive Avenue.

Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, the closure will extend south to Angeleno and San Fernando, essentially turning San Fernando into a pedestrian-only street.


City officials plan to reopen all streets by about 4 a.m. Saturday.

Free shuttles will run continuously from 4 to 11 p.m., with stops at McCambridge Park Recreation Center and the downtown Metrolink station.

The centennial celebration begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. with a fireworks show.

For more information, call (818) 238-5180 or visit the city’s website.