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Nominate
Submit your Nominations for the 40 Under Forty Awards 2014

Submit-your-Nominations-2The Santa Clarita Valley chapter of Junior Chamber International (also known as JCI SCV) is teaming up with The Magazine of Santa Clarita to present the 6th Annual 40 Under Forty Awards. Chris Schauble will return as the emcee for the event and this year the co-chairs are Tiffany Grummer and Shauna Criner.

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Send us
Send Us Your Best Halloween Photo!

Send-Us-Your-Best-1October 31.  Halloween, the day we dress up in our funniest, craziest, wackiest, and not to forget scariest outfits to go along with the spirit of the day’s festivities.

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September 26-27
Santa Clarita Music Festival Announces Date

Santa-Clarita-Music-Festival-1Ultimate Promotions has announced September 26 and September 27 as the dates for the Fourth Annual Santa Clarita Music Festival. The last three years the Festival showcased world-class jazz, blues and rock n’ roll artists at one of the best venues in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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Crossroads
Women: Learn What You Don’t Know about Men!

Women-Learn-What-You-1If you want a great relationship with a man, you need to learn what you don’t know about him.
From the earliest age –we build up assumptions about how guys think. And on top of those, we build habits in how we relate to them.

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August 21
SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series An Evening with John Bergstrom’s Western State of Mind

SCVTV-Presents-The-OutWest-1John Bergstrom’s Western State of Mind brings music from and about the west in a sort of “music marriage;” Something’s old; something’s new; a couple borrowed; and a little bit of blues.
Singer/Song writer, John Bergstrom is a story teller and maker of pictures.

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Winner
And the Winner Is…

And-the-Winner-2Pam and Richard Jaffke Win 2 Year Acura Lease Sweepstakes Over A Thousand Participants. In January, The Magazine of Santa Clarita teamed up with Valencia Acura to bring you an exciting sweepstakes.  One lucky Santa Clarita Valley resident had the chance to win a two-year lease on a 2014 Acura ILX, a $8,500 value.

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Assistance League
Why Shop Resale?

Why-Shop-Resale-1Whenever you’re searching for bargains, looking for that special collectible, going on vacation, or just in the mood to browse, the Assistance League® Resale Store is the place for you. And consider some other ways our unique shop can fill your needs…

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New Park
Drumroll Please: Chesebrough Park Gets a Makeover New and Improved City Park Now Open for Play

Drumroll-Please-1Santa Clarita residents are in for a fun surprise at Chesebrough Park thanks to recent upgrades completed by the City of Santa Clarita.  The popular community park now features improved play equipment and several unique new features for kids and parents to enjoy. 

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August 30
WiSHing for the Lazy Days of Summer

WiSHing-for-the-1What pastime invokes summer memories better than baseball?  Warm nights, good friends, stadium food?  From little league to the majors, we all love a summer night at the ballpark!  And, if you’ve never had the opportunity to take in a minor league game, you’re in luck! 

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October 26
Halloween Festival to Benefit LARC Ranch October 26 Fundraiser Features Food Fair, Carnival Games and Dancing

Halloween-Festival-1Residents looking to have a scary good time while supporting a great cause are invited on October 26 to LARC Ranch’s annual fundraiser, which this year has been transformed into a Halloween festival with food, games and music.

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August 29
City of Santa Clarita Unites Against Hunger with the 6th Annual Summer Food Drive Residents Invited to Donate Food for Local Families in Need

City-Of-SC-1The City of Santa Clarita in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, is hosting the 6th Annual Summer Food Drive to help local families in need now through August 29.  Residents interested in donating to the cause can drop off donations at several City facilities.

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Light. Camera. Action.
Filming in Santa Clarita Hits All-Time High

Filming-in-Santa-Clarita-1The City of Santa Clarita set new film records in Fiscal Year 2013-2014 (July 2013-June 2014) with 1,370 film days representing an estimated $33.5 million in local economic impact from location filming alone.  This year marks the best year ever for the Santa Clarita Film Office. 

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September 11
A Day to Remember and Give Back HandsON Santa Clarita 9/11 Night of Remembrance

9-11 LOGOSeptember 11, 2001 was a day that changed the world and most certainly a moment in history that will never be forgotten.  Over 3,000 people lost their lives on that fateful day when two planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane at the Pentagon and yet another plane crashing into the fields of Pennsylvania. 

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September 8
Hit the Greens at the 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Hit-the-Greens-1Special Olympics Santa Clarita and Tri-Valley will be hosting its 12th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 8, with the tee time of 9 a.m. at the beautiful Valencia Country Club.  The golf tournament consists of a four-person scramble and lunch on the golf course which is immediately followed by a buffet, raffle and silent auction.

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August 24
Brandon Chandler Foundation End of Summer Carnival Fundraiser

Brandon-Chandler-Foundation-1Join us for delicious food, family fun and more! The Brandon Chandler Foundation End of Summer Carnival Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, August 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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September 20
Gear Up for the Santa Clarita Heart Walk September 20

Gear-Up-for-the-Santa-1The American Heart Association invites the community to the 2014 Santa Clarita Heart Walk at the Westfield Valencia Town Center on September 20. The annual 5K, sponsored nationally by Subway and locally by Union Bank, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, UCLA Health and Huntington Hospital, aims to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke – the nation’s number one and number four killers – while promoting healthy habits, such as walking, as a regular part of life.

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CBS
Congregation Beth Shalom Wishes You a Sweet New Year

Congregation-Beth-Shalom-1Congregation Beth Shalom is a warm, welcoming and diverse Conservative synagogue with a forty-year tradition of outreach in our community and a modern and innovative approach to ritual, education, and community service. We offer membership without any financial barrier — if you wish to be part of our Congregation, pledge whatever you can to support our Sacred Community. All are welcome.

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Thursday @ Newhall
Explore All That Old Town Newhall has to Offer! Thursdays on Main Street

Explore-All-That-Old-1Old Town Newhall’s transformation from a retail and dining destination by day into a thriving arts and entertainment district at night is the perfect setting for the Thrusdays@Newhall series.

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ZOE
Fighting for Those Who Cannot Fight for Themselves

Fighting-for-Those-Who-1ZOE Children’s Homes exists to end the human trafficking of children both global and domestic. We rescue and provide safe and loving homes to children who are orphaned or at risk of being or have been trafficked.

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Saugus Focus
Spotlight on Saugus Businesses - August 2014

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Although businesses have been in the area since 1887, Saugus wasn’t officially founded until almost a century later in 1987 when it merged with Valencia, Newhall, and Canyon Country to create the city of Santa Clarita. Since then, this bustling center of business has been growing, thriving, and serving the many needs of local residents for several decades. Because the town was originally built upon his land, the community of Saugus was named after Henry Newhall’s hometown of Saugus, Massac

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Cover Story
SCV’s 5th Annual Dancing With Our Stars

SCVs-5th-Annual-Dancing-1After months of planning, we are excited that the Dancing With Our Stars event is finally here!  While most have been vacationing and relaxing during summer, 17 hard working celebrity dancers have been spending countless hours in the studios, preparing for an unforgettable evening you won’t want to miss out on. 


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August 16
Vine 2 Wine Classic Introduces Barley 2 Beer At CALARTS

Vine2Wine-Classic-1Where else to grab a beer than the Vine 2 Wine Classic! Did I just read that right, you ask? Beer at a wine event?  You absolutely read that correctly. In the past, Circle of Hope’s Vine 2 Wine Classic has had a beer garden, which started out with three beers in 2011, then six beers in 2012.


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Publishers
A Note from The Publishers - August 2014

The Santa Clarita Valley is such a lovely place to live.  With so much to do, so much to see and many places to wine and dine, it’s no wonder it’s rated one of the top cities to reside.  We hope you are enjoying the summer season in our valley.


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August 7
Celebrating Success in Our Community - SCV Leadership Awards

Celebrating-Success-in-Our-1Over the last few months, residents have had the opportunity to nominate individuals, businesses or non-profit organizations who they feel should be recognized for their leadership qualities and advancements in the field of entrepreneurship.  Congratulations to all the nominees…now it’s time to celebrate!


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September 18
21st Annual Evening Under the Stars Benefitting Kids with Cancer September 13

21st-Annual-Evening-Under-1After a wonderfully successful fundraising event at last year’s 20th Michael Hoefflin Foundation Evening Under the Stars, the local non-profit for children’s cancer is pleased to announce the date for this year’s gala dinner and charity auction: Saturday, September 13. A new venue has been selected: Robinson Ranch Golf Course, 18th Hole.


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Zonta
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley

Zonta 1The Santa Clarita Valley takes pride in a community of non-profit organizations working for the good of others and the many volunteers who give of their time and talents to support the philanthropic activities of those activities. 


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November 8
Light the Night with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Light-the-Night-1For the last nine years, Santa Clarita participants have raised over one million dollars to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. 


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Vote for Dante
Gold Star Dad, Dante Acosta, Remembering Son While Helping Local Veterans

Gold-Star-Dad-1Dante Acosta, Gold Star Dad and Santa Clarita City Council Member, is dancing for Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys in the Dancing with our Stars Competition on August 22. He will be dancing in memory of his eldest son, Army Specialist Rudy Acosta. Army Specialist Acosta was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011; the goal is to build homes for returning veterans in his honor. 


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Vote for Missy
Cast Your Vote for Missy Skinner and Henry Mayo Hospital at the Dancing With Our Stars Event.

Cast-Your-Vote-for-Missy-1Santa Clarita “star” residents will partner with professional dancers during the fifth annual Dancing with Our Stars fundraising event on Friday, August 22, at the College of the Canyons Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.


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September 21
Are You Ready for Some Bunco? Only 45 Tickets Remaining for Bunco For Hope!

Are-You-Ready-1It will be an afternoon of dice rolling and good times as the MOMS Club of Castaic and Eleven12 Events present the 4th Annual Bunco for Hope Fundraiser to benefit Circle of Hope, Inc. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia on September 21, and will go from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.


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Northpark
NorthPark Looking to Expand R E A C H Reaches Out to the Community and Beyond

Northpark 1“REACH” is Dr. Dave White’s Message Series beginning the second week of August at NorthPark Community Church – but it’s more than talk. It’s about a vision.
NorthPark has a vision to REACH—reach up as individuals and families to a loving God who created us to be in an intimate relationship with Him, and reach out with His love to people who He created in His image.


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Parade
Parade Entry Honors Vietnam Veterans

Parade-Entry-Honors-2Santa Clarita’s 4th of July Parade had a very special entry this year honoring all of our Vietnam Veterans, presented by Suzon Gerstel of Prayer Angels for the Military and Dick Jeffrey of Back to the War Zone. The SCV Young Marines lead the tribute with an impressive color guard and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 355 proudly marched with military branch and unit standards. 


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Design a T-shirt
City Announces T-Shirt Art Design Contest for River Rally Clean Up

City-Announces-T-Shirt-1To celebrate the upcoming 20th annual River Rally, the City of Santa Clarita is welcoming local kindergarten through sixth grade students to create an original design to be featured on the 2014 event t-shirt.  Under the theme “Happy 20th Birthday River Rally,” participants are encouraged to illustrate the importance of River Rally and how it protects our local environment.


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Sheriff
45th Anniversary of the Deputy Explorer Program

45th-Anniversary-1On Saturday, June 21, 2014, Assistant Sheriff Richard Barrantes was joined by Sheriff’s Department executives, including Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain Roosevelt Johnson.  Also in attendance were representatives from several local law enforcement agencies and Deputy Explorer Program alumni, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Deputy Explorer Program and the graduation ceremony for Explorer Academy Class 92.


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August 8
Run to the Pines Car Show 2014

Run-to-the-Pines-1We’ve got a treat to help you beat the heat!!  Visit beautiful Pine Mountain Village for the 17th annual Run to the Pines Car Show, Saturday, August 9.  It’s located in the Pine Mountain Village Center, beginning at 9 a.m.  Spectator admission and parking are free! 


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Empowering HeArts
Kacey Surratt

Kacey-Surratt-1Kacey grew up in a big military family with Southern roots, consisting of eight children with the eldest 20 years older than the youngest. Kacey secretly dated her eighth grade sweetheart through college as interracial relationships weren’t as accepted in the late 1970’s as in present times. She proceeded to marry him in 1980 and have five children within the next nine years.


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Continues
LA Summerfest Continues Through August!

LA-Summerfest-1August Brings us to the last weeks of the LA SummerFest.  Thus far this year’s eclectic season has brought an American FolkFest, performances of the musical Cabaret, a performance of the SCV Concert Band, and Shakespeare in the Park.


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New Route
Santa Clarita Transit to Launch Route 12 Service Routes 1 and 2 to Merge with New Route at McBean Regional Transit Center

Santa-Clarita-Transit-1Beginning August 9, 2014, Santa Clarita Transit will launch Route 12, which will travel from the McBean Regional Transit Center (MRTC) to Plum and Whites Canyon. The new service will replace the eastern segment of existing Routes 1 and 2, which currently run from Castaic and Val Verde to Plum and Whites Canyon.


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New Merchants
Meet The New Merchants of The Magazine of Santa Clarita - August 2014

MTNM 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 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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