As part of his pre-op testing for heart surgery, sixty-eight year old Ron R. underwent a chest scan performed by x-ray. At the time, a planned triple bypass headed the list for quick action, but his physician noted something dark and troubling under Ron’s left arm. The darkness turned out to be breast cancer, and Ron’s reaction was one of stunned disbelief. Breast cancer, he thought, was a woman’s disease.
Come join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) on November 8 as they will be walking to save lives at the annual Light the Night Walk. The event will take place at the beautiful and picturesque Bridgeport Park. The 2014 honored hero will be Santa Clarita resident Tyler Cordova. Twelve year old Tyler Cordova has always been full of boundless energy.
Get ready to celebrate with the Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley as they host their 11th Annual Bras for a Cause fundraiser to benefit Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center and Circle of Hope Inc. The event will be held at the picturesque Bridgeport Clubhouse in Valencia on Sunday, October 5 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Two consecutive beer festivals, The Belgians Are Coming and the Santa Clarita Oktoberfest, are happening this October in the Santa Clarita Valley. Both events will take place in and around an authentic, retro Belgian Spiegeltent, located at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. Dutch for “mirror tents”, Spiegeltents were built around 1900 in Belgium to be used as traveling dance halls. The numerous spiegels, or mirrors, in the interior of the tent, made it possible to make discreet eye contact
Come enjoy the beauty and diversity of music on Sunday, October 26, at the Daniel Pearl World Music Days concert, at Valencia United Methodist Church. The concert, which will showcase some of SCV’s most talented youth, will begin at 3 p.m. and is free to the public. On February 1, 2002, The Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, was brutally murdered by his captors in Pakistan.
Are you unemployed, underemployed or looking to change jobs? If so, here are a few reasons why you should attend our upcoming Job & Career Fair: First, with everything turning high tech, it’s hard to meet with an employer in person anymore. Yet, we frequently hear how important it is to network and get ourselves in front of the hiring managers. The Fair removes the barrier of the computer and provides you an opportunity to meet in-person with many company representatives, all in one pl
Assistance League will celebrate their autumn fundraising event, Sunset in the Vineyard, Sunday, November 2nd, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Compa Vineyard and homes of Jeannie, Chris and Tim Carpenter. This occasion will be one to remember with samplings of a variety of wines, beers, cheeses and culinary delights.
“We’re planning to have a scary good time while thanking our sponsors who have helped LARC Ranch get through some tough circumstances,” said LARC Ranch Executive Director Kathy Sturkey. “You can always count on having fun at our fundraisers, and with this year’s Halloween theme, we know everyone will have a blast, from kids to adults.”
JCI Santa Clarita is teaming up with The Magazine of Santa Clarita to present the 6th Annual 40 Under Forty Awards. This annual event honors 40 young professionals in the Santa Clarita and surrounding cities that are leaders and inspirations to their community and business. Tiffany Grummer and Shauna Criner are this year’s co-chairs and they are both so excited to be part of this amazing event!
Elizabeth Craig, a Hart @ Home math teacher, was announced as the District Teacher of the Year, by the Hart District Governing Board, at its regular September 3 meeting. Craig is a founding teacher of Hart @ Home, the District’s independent learning program now serving more than 70 students in grades seven to 12. Craig has worked for the Hart School District since 1999, first as a math teacher and department chair at Canyon High School from 1999-2013.
Come join the 12th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival on Saturday, October 4 at the beautiful Bridgeport Park in Valencia. Proceeds will benefit Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc. Adopt your ducks online then join the community members for a day of races, complete with prizes and more, all to support a great cause.
What does real faith do in the life of a person willing to exercise it? At NorthPark Community Church, we believe it transforms the heart and produces the desire to love and serve others. The weekend of October 24 through 26, over 100 men, women and children will embark on a mission to serve the people of Ensenada, Mexico. Last time we made the trip, we built two houses from the ground up for two families who couldn’t have been more in need.
Cinema Park, home of StoneFire Grill, will be celebrating its 17th Annual Sidewalk Spectacular on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday October 5. The two-day event, held at the center located at Cinema Drive and Bouquet Canyon Road, is much anticipated by the SCV community. During this weekend, the merchants and tenants make their merchandise and services available at discounted prices, and will offer special services – available only during this event. Giveaways and face-painting will be available f
Taking control of your health and wellness has become an integral part of our every day lives, and creating a healthy lifestyle and making conscious choices results in more energy and enthusiasm, improving the quality of our life. Focusing on health and wellness is a proactive approach for the benefit of your mind, body and spirit.
We all want to be healthy and desire to have fit bodies. Eating the right foods, a balanced diet, getting a good night’s sleep are all equally as important. Being healthy and staying fit will also make your heart happy. Your heart is your biggest, strongest and most important muscle in your body, and exercise strengthens the heart as a pump, making it larger and more efficient, reducing the risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Featured on our cover, representing the Child & Family Center, Dr Bernie Klein, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Jazlynn Pedraza with Jordan Pedraza, Myranda Pedraza with Gregory Bacon and Young Leadership Corps members (l-r) Tiffany Grummer, Caren Kahan, Nicole Raach. Don’t miss Child & Family Center’s eleventh annual Kid Expo on Sunday, October 12, at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway in Canyon Country, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.. Admission is $5 for each adult and
Talent will take stage as the Glenn Miller Orchestra comes to the SCV once again, one of our cover stories this issue. It will be an evening of talent for all ages to enjoy as the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, is returning to the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, October 16. The West Ranch High School Music Department is pleased to present the most sought after Big Band in the world, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and we at The Magazine of Santa Clarita are excited to be a part of this
Join Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley and take a Sunday afternoon stroll down Town Center Drive tasting wine (also beer), and savoring food while listening to live music. With a main event ticket purchase, you can enjoy succulent food tastings, drinks, and music at 10 venues and restaurants to Sunday, October 26, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
There’s a lot of planning involved when you put on a show like Dancing With Our Stars, and for the last six months we have been diligently working to produce a fantastic show for our community. What an amazing moment it was when 16 Santa Clarita celebrities and their professional dancers took the stage to raise money for our local non-profit organizations. The 5th Annual Dancing With Our Stars event raised $195,000 for our local charities, bringing our grand total to nearly $875,000 in the
October is here and Assistance League’s Operation School Bell® is underway. Operation School Bell is one of Assistance League’s primary service programs in the Santa Clarita Valley. Sales from our resale store provide the funds to pay for school clothing for children in need in elementary and junior high schools in Santa Clarita.
They are the mothers, the sisters, the friends, the colleagues, the aunts, cousins and mentors. And they’ve spent most of their life dedicated to helping others. They are women who have made a difference in the lives of others and they are our 2014 Empowering HeArts Honorees. Single Mothers Outreach will celebrate these six women who have changed lives and shaped their communities. Empowering HeArts will bridge the worlds of social action and artistic expression in the annual arts comp
Nearly 640 guests were entertained at the 5th Annual Dancing With Our Stars event presented by The Magazine of Santa Clarita and élite Magazine! The star-studded evening began with a VIP reception and show to follow at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on Friday, August 22.
Mark your calendar and save the date! Friday, November 7, the ZONTA Club of Santa Clarita Valley will honor two outstanding women - Dianne Curtis and Cheri Fleming - at ZONTA’S 30th Annual Tribute Dinner at The Hyatt Regency Valencia. Each year, Zonta pays tribute and celebrates outstanding community members who have made a significant difference in the community.
October is here and it’s time to start thinking about the perfect pumpkin. Where will you go to acquire this supreme squash? You will see pumpkin patches all over town but you know you want to be entertained while shopping for the perfect… you know, pumpkin. You also know that you want to be at Lombardi Ranch on October 4 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
If you answered yes, then you do not want to miss out on the Santa Clarita Valley Chapter Women’s Council Of Realtors “Cards For A Cause” Event on Saturday, October 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Salt Creek Grille!
October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness month- coincidentally in the same month as Halloween, a pastime inspired by fear, horror and gore. DV is a societal epidemic that affects one in three adults across the nation (regardless of gender, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation)… now that’s scary.
The 31st Annual Hart Rampage Marching Band Tournament is coming to Santa Clarita! This year promises to be an exciting one, with award winning bands from the SCV and beyond banding together to showcase their talent and entertain the crowds.
The community gathered at Westfield Valencia town Center to honor those who fell victim during the 9/11 attacks. HandsOn Santa Clarita presented a Night of Remembrance on Thursday, September 11 in the roundabout in front of the mall.
October1-31 - Pink Ribbon Month Wear a pink ribbon during the month of October in honor of or in memory of someone you love. Pink Ribbon lapel pins can be purchased at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s gift shop, Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, and other locations. The pins will be available for $5 For a listing of businesses offering the pink ribbon pins, please visit henrymayogiving.com beginning October 1, or call 661-200-1200.
Despite overcoming tremendous obstacles, Debbie Rio undoubtedly brings a smile to the face and a spark of inspiration to the heart of every individual she encounters. Debbie married her high school sweetheart and believed that she would live “happily ever after.” Her initial career was as a wife and mother to her three children. Over time she and her husband began to grow in different directions.
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