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July 2014

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August 16
Don’t Miss Out on This Year’s Vine 2 Wine Classic!


Dont Miss Out on This 1Get ready, Santa Clarita, as California Institute of the Arts will Host the 13th Annual Vine to Wine Classic.  Mark your calendars for August 16, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.   If you have not attended the Vine 2 Wine Classic over the past four years, this is a must for your bucket list. 

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August 22
Tickets Are Selling Fast for the 5th Annual Dancing With Our Stars!

Tickets Are Selling Fast 2Are you ready for an entertaining night out?  Tickets are selling quickly for the 5th Annual Dancing With Our Stars event!  Dust off your dancing shoes as 17 Santa Clarita celebrities will pair up with the professionals and dance the night away to support various local non-profit organizations! With a new date and location the Dancing With Our Stars event promises even more excitement than ever before! 

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July 11
Summer Movies at William S. Hart Regional Park

Summer Movies at William 1The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with The Friends of Hart Park is excited to presenting its 2nd Annual Summer Movies in the Park Series.

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Midas
Quality Service and Care You Can Trust

Quality Service and Care 1From brakes, tires, oil changes and more, Midas takes care of all your auto repair needs and are committed to providing you with top quality service you can trust.
Just as their motto states, Midas stands for expertise, value and professionalism-since the day the company began. 

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Sept 8
Shoot for the Green and Make Green For Special Olympics Athletes

Shoot for the Green 1Yes, you can mix fun, good company and food, with a wonderful chance to help raise money for the Special Olympics Santa Clarita and Tri-Valley.  Everyone is welcome! 

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Santa Barbara Zoo
Where Giraffes Have an Ocean View

Where Giraffes Have 1Where the Santa Barbara Zoo now stands was once a grand hilltop estate that boasted sweeping views: beaches and islands, waterfront and harbor, mountains and lagoon, red-tiled roofs and palm trees.
Today, Zoo visitors still enjoy the panorama, but now wild animals are on view, and they often have a view.

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Nominate Now
Nominate and Celebrate the Leaders of the SCV The 3rd Annual SCV Leadership Awards

Nominate and Celebrate 1Have you sent in your nominations for this year’s SCV Leadership Awards?  Come join The Magazine of Santa Clarita as we have teamed up with the Valley Industry Association, SCV Chamber of Commerce and SCV Economic Development Corporation to present the 3rd Annual SCV Leadership Awards to highlight those who embody the leadership qualities that make them successful.  

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August 3
Red, White & Blue Country-Western Hoe-Down BBQ! NorthPark’s Summer Socials Are Open to the Community

Red White  Blue Country-Western 1Sunday, August 3 at 6 p.m., the Courtyard at NorthPark Community will be rocking with country music and line dancing, pony rides and water slides for the kids and a great barbeque dinner for everyone! The cost is $10 per person and covers everything. Tickets go on Sale Sunday, July 13, at NorthPark.

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Mayor
Message From the Mayor Laurene Weste

Message From Mayor 1Greetings,
I hope that you and your family are enjoying these warm summer months and using the extra daylight hours to take a walk on our local paseos and trails; enjoy a cool dip in one of the City’s pools, and most importantly, spending time together in our beautiful City.

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Dana Cop
Some People Are Unreal!

Some People 1I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at age 41 with no family history. This is the story of my journey through this crazy time.
I had the most annoying encounter and I don’t think anyone would believe me, but my mom was with me and couldn’t believe her ears as well.  We were at the grocery store and this guy behind us in line suddenly asked me “What’s your PIC line for?”  I simply answered “Cancer.”  

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Special Olympics
City of Santa Clarita to Open Doors as “Host Town” for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015)

City of Santa Clarita to Open 1The City of Santa Clarita announced today that the community has been officially selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games “Host Town” program from July 21 to 24, 2015.  Before the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, 2015, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to Southern California through the “Host Town” program.

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Send Them Now
Send Us Your Vacation Photos! Contest Callout

Send Us Your Vacation 1Maybe it was kayaking through white water rapids, hiking up the side of a mountain to a breathtaking view, or snorkeling in crystal blue water with plenty marine life below you.  Maybe it was, simply, relaxing on the beach or huddling with family around a campfire while countless hours wasted away.  We all have that one memorable experience on what was definitely the most memorable vacation ever.

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Paint it forward
Allbright 1-800-PAINTING’s 9th Annual Paint it Forward Event

Allbright 1-800-PAINTING 2Last month on May 17, the Painting Happiness Team at Allbright 1-800-PAINTING shined their boots and sharpened their tools to give the 9th Annual Paint it Forward Giveaway winner a complete interior and exterior home paint makeover. This year the recipient was nominated by a family friend who knew Allbright 1-800-PAINTING could help paint a brighter future for the Espinoza Family.

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On The Town
A Celebration of Diversity

It was a beautiful afternoon as the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Santa Clarita Valley (PFLAG SCV) Gay-Straight Alliances at the Hart District and College of the Canyons and community members gathered for the First Annual Give ‘Em Hope BBQ that took place on Saturday, May 24.

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Merchants
Meet The New Merchants of The Magazine of Santa Clarita July 2014

Whether You Are A New Business or A  New Advertiser To The Magazine of Santa Clarita  Or Maybe You Haven’t 
Advertised With Us For A While Let Us Introduce You To 80,000 Homes In Our Santa Clarita Valley. Run Your Ad In The Next Issue and We’ll Feature You In Our “Meet The New Merchants” Section. For More Information Call Us At: 661-294-4444.

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Cover Story
Celebrating the Red, White and Blue in Old Town Newhall

Celebrating the Red 1There is a charming community just a few miles off Interstate 5 otherwise known as Old Town Newhall.  Rich in history, the town, which once served as the main gateway into the city, is now booming with a state of the art Community Center, Metrolink station, art scene and more.  If you haven’t already noticed, Old Town Newhall’s Main Street has recently taken on a new look with the redevelopment and revitalization of the area. 


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Publishers
A Note from The Publishers - July 2014

From coast to coast, Americans spend the Fourth of July celebrating our nation’s independence.  From fireworks to parades, barbecues, celebrations and more, the Fourth of July is a day to honor America’s birthday.   Independence Day is also a very special day in Newhall. 


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Winner
Celebrating Independence Day Fourth of July Photo Contest Winner

Celebrating Independence Day 1A few months ago, we at The Magazine of Santa Clarita asked our readers to send in one of their favorite Fourth of July related photos.  Thank you Santa Clarita, for all your photos! 


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August 5
Get Ready for the 1st Annual Black and White Casino Night!

Get Ready for the 1st Annual 1Stephanie’s Hope has been raising awareness of Friedreich’s Ataxia and funds for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) since 2006. FARA is a national, public, 501(c)3 tax deductible organization dedicated to fueling the search to discover treatment and a cure for FA.


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Sept 13
Join Us For an “Evening Under the Stars”

Join Us For an Evening Under 1The Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s annual an ”Evening Under the Stars” Gala Dinner and Charity Auction is set for September 13, 2014.  We are excited to announce a change in location bringing our signature event to the beautiful Robinson Ranch Golf Course. Spend the evening with us as we transform one of the greens into a magical “Evening Under the Stars.”   


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Start it right
PAC to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with a ‘Season of Celebration”

PAC to Celebrate 10th Anniversary 1Offering local audiences a ‘Season of Celebration,’ the 2014-15 Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons 10th Anniversary Season will feature a wealth of talent for audiences of all ages to experience and enjoy!


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On The Town
When In Rome at The Boys & Girls Club Benefit Auction

On Saturday, June 7, guests were dressed to impress in Roman attire, all to support a great cause at the 43rd Annual Boys & Girls Club Auction. 


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Sept 21
Roll the Dice, It’s Time for Bunco for Hope!

Roll the Dice 1Come join the MOMS Club of Castaic and Eleven12 Events as they present the 4th Annual Bunco for Hope Fundraiser to benefit Circle of Hope, Inc.  Bunco for Hope will take place at a new location, the Hyatt Regency in Valencia on Sunday, September 21.  It will be an afternoon of Bunco fun from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.


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Coffee
Weight Loss…One Cup at a Time

Weight LossOne 1Everyone loves coffee, so why not lose weight while drinking your favorite cup of joe?  Javita is a company committed to enhancing the lives of millions of people by bringing together two great industries, coffee and direct selling.  Javita developed innovative great-tasting coffee blends and combined them with a business model geared toward financial success and the coffee industry. 


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City Manager
Message from the City Manager Ken Striplin

Message from the City 1This summer, our City is helping to promote road safety through an outreach campaign aimed at reducing the number of traffic incidents involving motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.  You may be surprised to learn that last year, our City saw 99 incidents involving motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians on City streets. 


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July 11
Jazz and Blues Concert Series Announces the July, 2014 Line-up

Jazz and Blues Concert Series 1July will be one to remember as the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia.  Last month kicked off the 15th year that the Valencia Jazz & Blues will feature regional, national and international entertainers in a family friendly, quaint street party setting offering activities for adults and children.


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August 5
Endless Summer Bunco Bash

Endless Summer Bunco 1Child & Family Center’s Women’s Auxiliary will be hosting “Endless Summer Bunco Bash” on Tuesday, August 5 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.. The fun event will take place at the Center’s main facility at 21545 Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita. Comfort Keepers In-Home Care is a proud sponsor of the event.


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Racquel Turner
Empowering HeArts

Empowering HeArts 1Single Mothers Outreach is pleased to introduce the 2014 Empowering HeArts “Extraordinary” Honorees:
• Kiki Hacker
• Linda Hafizi
• Adel MacPherson
• Debbie Rio
• Kacey Surratt
Racquel Turner
Each month, there will be a feature article about one of the honorees. This month, we would like to introduce you to Racquel Turner.


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On The Town
Remembering Those Who Sacrificed

The Santa Clarita Valley is often mentioned as a big town that has been able to hold on to small town value, and that was in full force on Memorial Day as a record turnout appeared at Eternal Valley for their annual celebration of those who had given their all for their country.


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On The Town
Honoring Connie Worden Roberts

Honoring Connie Worden 1Mayor Laurene Weste hosted a “Lifetime of Service Tribute” to Connie Worden-Roberts on Friday, May 16 at Hart Hall, located at William S. Hart Park.  Mayor Weste, along with many other special guests celebrated Connie for being one of the original members of the City’s first Planning Commission and a leader in the formation of the City of Santa Clarita.


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Zonta
Phyllis Walker Named Zontian of the Year

Phyllis Walker Named Zontian 1A very surprised Phyllis Walker received the 2014 Zontian of the Year award from Zonta Club of SCV at the club’s annual installation dinner. The award represents not only outstanding service to the club, but also a member who represents the club well in the community.


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ZOE
ZOE Rescue Walk 2014… Coming Soon!

ZOE Rescue Walk 1Human trafficking is the buying and selling of human beings.  It is commonly referred to as “modern day slavery.”  Though we may have thought slavery was a thing of the past, it has never been more prevalent in history than it is today.  It is estimated that there are currently 27 million enslaved worldwide and only one out of 100 victims of trafficking is ever rescued.  An estimated 1.2 million are children.


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