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July 2015

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On the Town
SCCS Sophomore Captures Two CIF Swimming Titles!

Santa Clarita Christian School sophomore swimming phenomenon Victoria Kirshner swam to a pair of CIF-Southern Section Division IV gold medal Friday, May 15 at Riverside City College, winning titles in the 50 freestyle (24.01) and 100 freestyle (52.79).

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August 28
Dancing With Our Stars 2015 - Introducing the Celebrity Dancers

DancingWithOurStars4The celebrities and the professional dancers are gearing up for the 6th Annual Dancing With Our Stars event, one of the most spectacular fundraising events of the year…it’s also one of the most successful, raising $850,000 for our local non-profit organizations over the last five years. Pairing up with the pros are 22 Santa Clarita celebrities who will be raising money for the non-profit organization they are representing. Now in its sixth year, The Magazine of Santa Clarita and élite Magaz

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College of the Canyons Welcomes The Autism Social Alliance Club

With one in 68 children being born autistic in the United States, action needs to be taken to help these people live a happy and healthy life with this difficult characteristic. Autism has increased by 119.4 percent from 2000, and the number is continuing to grow. This fact is a pressing factor in all who support and assist including the Autism Society and Autism Speaks.

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July 10
L.A. SummerFEST Is Growing!

LASummerFESTIsGrowing1An eclectic music and theatre festival serving the north L.A. County region with a series of free music festivals and concerts, free Shakespeare in the Park performances, special events and musical theatre presentations, L.A. SummerFEST is one of the fastest growing festivals in Southern California.
This summer there will be four mini-festivals.  The one-day family festivals include:  The Latin Music and Cultural Festival; the Americana Folkfest; the Bluesfest, which is the only West Coast

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Summer Summer
Send Us Your Vacation Photos! Contest Callout

Do you have an exciting vacation photo you would like to share with us?  Maybe 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. 

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September 12
Sign Up, Save Lives with the City’s Community Emergency Response Training Registration Now Open for Session Beginning September 12

SignUpSaveLives1Santa Clarita residents can learn life-saving emergency skills by signing up for the City’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program. The next three-week course runs September 12, 2015 through September 26, 2015 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods and other life-threatening situations. 

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July 15
City Now Accepting Names to be Commemorated at Annual Youth Grove Evening of Remberance

CityNowAcceptingNames1The City of Santa Clarita is accepting names of youth ages 24 and younger who lost their lives in traffic-related incidents, for inclusion in the Annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance.  The event will be hosted on Wednesday, September 9, beginning at 7:15 p.m. at the Youth Grove at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

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On the Town
Henry Mayo Hosts 3rd NICU Reunion

More than 400 people attended Henry Mayo’s 3rd Annual Reunion of the Kim and Steven Ullman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The event, held on June 6 at Richard Rioux Park in Stevenson Ranch, provided NICU graduates, families and hospital staff an opportunity to relax and enjoy the day.

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Single Mothers
And the Empowering HeArts Honorees Are…

AndtheEmpoweringHeArts1Perseverance is the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition.  It is also this year’s theme for Single Mothers Outreach Empowering HeArts annual celebration.  Empowering HeArts is a celebration of women who have changed the lives of others, shaping the community.  The celebration bridges the worlds of social action and artistic expression in an annual arts competition.  Honorees are nominated by the community and selected by the SMO Bo

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September 11
Remembering 9/11. HandsOn Santa Clarita Day of Service and Remembrance

Remembering1While we all remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, many also have the privilege of remembering the sense of community that flooded America immediately after.
HandsOn Santa Clarita is honored to once again host their third annual 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance on Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12. 

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Asha
New Life at the Santa Barbara Zoo!

NewLifeattheSanta1With the arrival of two calves, Asha (“life” in Swahili) born last March and Buttercup, born last November, the Santa Barbara Zoo’s herd of Maszi giraffes increased to five.
 “There are just over one hundred Masai giraffes in captivity in North America, so each birth and each giraffe is very important,” said Sheri Horiszny, Director of Animal Care. “I’m very proud of our sire Michael, as his genetics greatly help the diversity of our Masai population.”

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New friends
Meet The New Merchant of The Magazine of Santa Clarita - July 2015

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! 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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Publishers
A Note from The Publishers - July 2015

ANotefromThePublishers1O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

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Movie nights
Westfield Presents Summertime Cinema!

WestfieldPresentsSummertime1There’s always something to do at Westfield Valencia Town Center, and with the wonderful weather we have, why not enjoy a movie at sundown?  Join Westfield Valencia Town Center for family-friendly fun starting at sundown…for free! 
The movie schedule is as follows and is subject to change with notice. 

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Cover Story
Old Town Newhall Celebrates America’s Birthday!

OldTownNewhallCelebrates1It’s July…and it’s time to celebrate the red, white and blue.  Happy Independence Day!
Just a few miles off Interstate 5 is a charming community we’ve grown to love 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, beautiful library, Veterans Plaza and more.

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September 19
Bikes, Bands, BBQ and Brew

BikesBandsBBQ1Ready to explore new territory? Child & Family Center is pleased to present the 7th Annual Santa Clarita Century, Saturday September 19, sponsored by Chiquita Canyon Landfill and the City of Santa Clarita. This year’s courses feature all new and challenging routes for its 100, 50 and 25 mile rides.  Cyclists will discover amazing scenery and the beauty of the Santa Clarita Valley and its surrounding rural communities. Century & Half Century riders enjoy breathtaking scenery in rural communi

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Newhall Events
Mark Your Calendar for July Fun in Newhall

Thurs., July 2 – ArtSLAM and JAM Session •Â  6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
ArtSLAM features an open air gallery of various mediums of art, which is both on display and interactive. July features Drum Circle with Christopher Ramirez and August highlights Swing Dance with Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association.  For more information about this event or others, please visit www.oldtownnewhall.com.

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Canyon Threatre
The Santa Clarita Regional Theatre Presents a Big Spoonful of Mary Poppins at the PAC This Summer!

TheSantaClaritaRegional1One of the most popular stories of all time will be capturing hearts in the Santa Clarita Valley this summer as the Santa Clarita Regional Theatre presents Mary Poppins at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center! Mary Poppins has delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nine Olivier nominations and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical.


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September 18
Cocktails on the Roof

CocktailsontheRoof1Save the date for September 18, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The WiSH Education Foundation is gearing up for its latest fundraising event, “Cocktails on the Roof,” to be held on Friday evening, September 18. On a beautiful autumn evening, sample signature cocktails and food pairings way up “on the roof” of a Town Center location!


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Marsha
Message from the Mayor Marsha McLean

MessagefromtheMayorMarshaMcLean1As we begin the warm days of summer, I want to encourage you and your family to enjoy our City trails, parks, pools and facilities.  These wonderful amenities, including our Sports Complex, Aquatic Center, skate park, gymnasium and hiking trails are some of the best aspects of living in Santa Clarita!


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Michael Hoefflin
Run in Honor of Christopher Wilke - July 3 and 4

RuninHonorofChristopher124 Hours, 100 Miles
In honor of Christopher Wilke, a 12-year-old boy who died from bile duct cancer on March 20, 2014, Burbank resident and ultra marathon runner Roy Wiegand is planning to run for 24 hours, covering 100 miles to raise $25,000, from Children’s Hospital of Orange County with a stop along the way at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles eventually ending up at the finish line at the Burbank Tennis Center on July 4.


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Family Promise
‘N Style Salon - Supporting our Community

NStyleSalon1More than a dozen salons in Santa Clarita joined with Family Promise of SCV for a month-long fundraiser during May 2015 to help support homeless families in the Santa Clarita Valley.
‘N Style Salon was happy to provide great styles for more than 100 families participating in this month long fundraiser.


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City Of Santa Clarita
Message from the City Manager - Ken Striplin

Greetings!  As you drive through our City these days, you have probably noticed that the grass on the center medians is no longer being watered.  By order of the Governor, cities are mandated to reduce their water use and specifically, can no longer water grass medians. 
Reducing water use is something our City has been working on for the last several years. 


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August 16
Event to Benefit Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

EventtoBenefitNeonatal1The Maternity and Baby Show© connects expecting women and family members with organizations and businesses offering information, opportunities, products and services related to maternity, birth, and infant care.
Scheduled for Sunday, August 16, The Maternity and Baby Show© is at the Hyatt Regency Valencia and Santa Clarita Conference Center, at 24500 Town Center Drive, at the corner of McBean Parkway and Town Center Drive with free admission and free parking, the event is open to the public fr

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August 15
Circle of Hope Inc. to Celebrate the 15th Annual Vine 2 Wine Classic

CircleofHopeInc1Circle of Hope Inc. is excited to announce our 2015 Vine 2 Wine Classic & Barley to Brew coming Saturday August 15, at the Santa Clarita Valley Activities Center.  The event will start at 6 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m.
Cal Arts had informed us that they are in the process of a seven million dollar renovation to their cafeteria and gallery area, which Circle of Hope Inc. uses for our event. 


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ZOE
Having a Successful VBS!

HavingaSuccessfulVBS1Oh the joys of Vacation Bible School.  It’s definitely a lot of work and man power but when do you have a captive audience of children for an entire week where you get to share the gospel, play games, sing songs and eat snacks!  It’s also a great opportunity to share Jesus with children who would otherwise never get to hear His word.  That is powerful!  To have a successful VBS this year, follow the tips below.  Remember, you are changing lives!


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Vote Vote Vote
Keep Voting and Win!

Who do you turn to when your air condition unit is out?  Or when you want to remodel your kitchen?  Have a favorite furniture place you frequent?  Or a preferred interior decorator?  What about landscaping…who do you call?


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June 8 started
SC Public Library Invites Residents to “Read to the Rhythm” Online Registration for Summer Reading Program

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Readers of all ages are invited to start the summer off on a high note with the Santa Clarita Public Library’s 2015 “Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading Program began June 8 and will run to July 25. Online registration is free, began on Monday, June 8.


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City
City to Meet Mandated State Water Reduction with New Plan Grass Removal in Medians and Shutting Off Decorative Water Fountains on Tap for City

CitytoMeetMandatedStateWater1Following the Governor’s State mandate to reduce water use across California, water agencies, municipalities, businesses and residents are required to reduce their water consumption as the fourth year of the drought enters the warm summer months.
Specific to cities, the Governor has mandated no watering of grass in medians; something that took effect in mid-May and was implemented in Santa Clarita along with a host of other water-saving practices.


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Movie Times & Tickets

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