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April 22
Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Arts and Music Festival

SummerMeltdownAutismAwareness1The “Yes I Can” program (YIC) spends the entire school year working with students with special needs, with a wide spectrum of disabilities, bringing them together with general education mentors. The YIC program spends the majority of the year working toward the common goal of planning, preparing, and producing the “Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Arts and Music Festival.” The students, of all ability levels, work alongside hired music professionals in the live entertainment industry.

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Marsha McLean
Message from the Mayor Marsha McLean

MessagefromtheMayor1Old Town Newhall is the place to be on Thursday nights from March through October, when Main Street is transformed into a true arts and entertainment venue with Thursdays at Newhall!
We are continuing our most popular Thursday night events and offering some new and fun happenings in the coming year to bring all kinds of free entertainment to enjoy in Old Town Newhall.  No need to travel “over the hill” to experience a great night life.

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Awarded
Henry Mayo’s Spine Surgery and Joint Replacement Program Awarded Joint Commission Certification

HenryMayosSpineSurgery1Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its Spine Surgery and Joint Replacement program by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. Henry Mayo is now a Center of Excellence in four disease--specific areas—knee, shoulder, and hip replacement, and spine surgery.

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March 14
Third Annual Starry, Starry Night Event on March 14

ThirdAnnualStarry1The WiSH Education Foundation has announced its third annual fundraising event, “A Starry, Starry Night,” to be held on Saturday evening, March 14. The event will be a star-studded evening of entertainment and fun that has something for everyone to enjoy while supporting academics, programs and extracurricular activities for all students in the Hart School District.

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May 2
Celebrating Healthy Kids with the YMCA Healthy Kids Day and Super Y 5K & Kids Run

CelebratingHealthyKids1Come join the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA on Saturday, May 2, as they will celebrate their annual Healthy Kids Day at Heritage Park in Valencia.  This family fun-filled event will give you and your children the opportunity to discover activities that teach children healthy habits that will last a lifetime, inspiring kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

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University
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Brings Students Closer to Graduation, Close to Home

TheDrDianneGVanHookUniversity1Juggling motherhood, work and school was a challenge for Zimry Contreras.
But thanks to the flexibility of her professors and her coursework, she graduated from Brandman with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science last May.
“It feels amazing to finish school,” said Contreras, who is a single mom and plans on working with at-risk youth as a social worker. “My daughter is my hero. She is the one who inspired me to continue studying. Anything is possible.”

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April 19
Assistance League’s 26th Annual Operation School Bell® 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run Benefits Operation School Bell®

AssistanceLeagues26thAnnual1Whether you are a serious runner or just looking for some family fitness fun, Assistance League®’s 26th Annual Operation School Bell® 5K Run/Walk (formerly called Footsteps) and 1K Kids Fun Run is the place to be. And, back by popular demand, the Mutt Strut -- a four-legged-friendly 5K with staggered start.

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Laurie Tucci Auger
Closet on Main Volunteer Sees a Dream Come True

ClosetonMainVolunteer1When I first began my experience with Single Mothers Outreach and The Closet on Main, it was with the sole intention of helping out my community, and more specifically women who were experiencing some very challenging life situations.  I was a retired empty nester, living in a new community, and quite honestly looking for a more meaningful way to spend my days.

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March 21
Ready, Set, Run for a Cause!

ReadySetRun1Looking for a good cause in the Santa Clarita Valley that the entire family can participate in? Register now for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s Fifth Annual Walk/Run for Kids with Cancer, scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium.

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Go Jazz is Back! Join us for our “Here Comes the Sun – The Joy of Spring!” Show

GoJazzisBack1As the weather begins to change, the flowers start to bloom, and the days grow longer – what better time to sit back on a Saturday evening and enjoy the great sounds of the Golden Oak 20 piece pro-level adult band:  Go Jazz!

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Saugus High
Pops Concert, Band Tour and All That Jazz

PopsConcertBandTour1The Saugus High School Concert Band, Marching Band, Colorguard, and Jazz Band would like to invite you to the 26th annual “Pops Concert.”  This show is remarkable and shouldn’t be missed.
In a class of their own, the special show is unparalleled in the district. During this spectacular performance the instrumental music program shows off all of their musical talents.

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March 15
Bowling for Hope

BowlingforHope1Get ready to roll a strike for a cause!  Come join Circle of Hope Inc. as they will be holding its 2nd Annual Bowling for Hope event on Sunday, March 15.  Spend the afternoon at Valencia Lanes, located at 23700 Lyons Avenue in Santa Clarita from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

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New Clients
Meet The New Merchants of The Magazine of Santa Clarita - March 2015

MTNM 1-1Whether 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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Spring Time
Spring Home & Garden Directory - March 2015

SpringHomeGardenDirectoryLOGO1Let the following directory help you find the right professional to meet all your home and garden needs.

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Cover Story 1
Zonta Screens Films On Women’s Issues

ZontaScreensFilms1On our cover we have featured some of the participants who have been a vital part of the success of Lunafest.  From (L-R) Judy Penman, Mary Ree, Tyler Peckham, Karen Maleck-Whitely and Norma Cardenas.
A woman seeks to maintain her relationship with a favorite mother-in-law after a split-up. A group of women challenge social norms to create an all-female mariachi band. Lady Parts Automotive competes in a male-dominated industry. A New York woman tries to breech the aviation industry in 1910. A

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Cover Story 2
Sponsors Grab A Seat!

SponsorsGrabASeat1It’s chili Cook-off time! As you can see, we stepped into the kitchen to create a culinary delight for one of our cover stories this issue. On the cover we have featured Standing (L-R) Michael Santomauro, Marcy James, Charles Sturkey, Nicole Stinson, Tim Davis. Sitting (L-R) Jennifer Gerard and Kathy Sturkey.


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Publishers
A Note from The Publishers

ANotefromThePublishers1The weather is nothing short of perfection here in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially at this time of year.  With the arrival of spring, we have warmer days, beautiful evenings and a multitude of exciting events to attend!  As you can see on our cover, we have featured three non-profit organizations that we are so pleased to support.  We take pride in assisting nearly all of our local non-profit organizations through editorial coverage, attendance and various donations.


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An Afternoon of Fashion and Fun SIGSCV’s Fashion Show & Boutique

AnAfternoonofFashion1We at The Magazine of Santa Clarita are excited about this year’s Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita’s 5th Annual Fashion Show & Boutique!  We are pleased to be sponsors of this wonderful event and have featured some of the participants on our cover who have worked hard to put on a great show to help support a great cause.  (L-R) Sandi Naba, Pam Ingram, Chris Schauble, Sue Tweddell and Cheri Fleming.
Cruising with Friends of Greater SCV, this year’s theme, come and joi

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NorthPark
What Makes NorthPark Community Church Unique?

WhatMakesNorthPark1Come Together.  Be Transformed.  Make a Difference! Integrate [in-ti-greyt]: to bring together parts into a whole; to complete, unite.
The Santa Clarita Valley is a great place to go to church!  There are some great churches with big-hearted Pastors and welcoming congregations.  What makes NorthPark unique?


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Send it Today!
Tell Us Why Your Mother Is Special! Mother’s Day Contest Callout

TellUsWhyYourMother1Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate and honor motherhood, and the influence these special women have in our lives.
It is typically celebrated on the second Sunday of May, and this year, it will be celebrated on May 10.


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Every Thursday
City’s Thursdays@Newhall Series Returns with New Events in 2015

CitysThursdaysNewhallSeries1Free Events Held Thursday Nights from March through October in Old Town Newhall.
Thursday nights will heat up in Santa Clarita as the City’s popular Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, returns to Old Town Newhall on March 5.


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May 9
Taking Steps to Find a Cure CF Foundation’s Great Strides 5K on May 9

TakingStepstoFind1Cystic Fibrosis.  It is a life threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system and approximately 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. live with cystic fibrosis (CF).  In the 1950s, children with CF were not expected to live past elementary school, but throughout the years, research and recently developed therapies and care have allowed those living with the disease to live longer, improving the quality of life. Unfortunately, there is still no cure for CF.


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SC Master Chorale
A Fresh Look at a Classic: Presenting a new edition of Mozart’s Requiem

AFreshLookataClassic1Our fascination with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) continues centuries after his death and his Requiem still enchants and inspires us. Part of that fascination must be that it was unfinished at his early death, and feverishly completed quite stealthily by an assistant so that his widow could still collect the much-needed commission from a wealthy donor. Broadway and Hollywood love a good plot line—and gosh, if the music’s already “there” and the story’s a bit of a mystery to boot

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Ken Striplin
Message from the City Manager

MessagefromtheCityManager1‘Tis the month of the green here in beautiful Santa Clarita where the hills are alive with flowers and grass and your City is preparing for our greenest event of the year—Earth Arbor Day!
Presented in partnership with the SCV Family of Water Supplies, Earth Arbor Day is a fun, festive and free way to learn about new eco-friendly products, programs and local organizations, as well as to increase your family’s environmental awareness.


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May 8
New Art Exhibit at Town Center Art Space Highlights Unique Sculptures by Desert Storm Veteran

NewArtExhibitatTownCenterArt1The City of Santa Clarita unveiled a new art exhibit, “Zoology, works by LT Mustardseed,” on January 27, 2015. The exhibit will be displayed through May 8, 2015, in the Town Center Art Space at the Westfield Valencia Town Center located at 24201 Valencia Boulevard.


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Nominate Soon
Where Is Your Favorite Place To Eat & Have Fun In The SCV? Let Us Know and You Could Win $200 In Gift Certificates

WhereIsYourFavoritePlace1There is much to do and much to see in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially when it comes to dining out.  And with all there is to choose from, we all have our favorites, and we want to know yours.  Get ready to vote for the best of the best for the 5th Annual élite Ultimate Dining Awards.  Who’s your favorite deli?


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March 14
St. Francis Dam Tour

St.FrancisDamTour1The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present a tour of the St. Francis Dam site on Saturday, March 14.
The failure of the St. Francis Dam on March 12, 1928, the second-worst disaster in the history of California, and one of the worst disasters in American history, killed about 431 people. The break and subsequent flood leveled farms and homesteads, destroyed property and livestock and changed the way dam safety was addressed forevermore.


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Camps
Kid's Education & Camp Directory 2015

KidsEducationCampDirectory1The Kids are Out…Almost!
The last day of school will be here before you know it and now is the time parents will be scheduling their children’s
summer activities. So here are a bush of our clients doing camps. We want to help you find the right camp for your kids. Check this out!


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