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September 2015

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Evening Under the Stars Aims To Inspire

coverinside-picAfter a wonderfully successful fundraising event at last year’s 21st 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 19. The event will once again be held at the beautiful Robinson Ranch Golf Club on the 18th hole.

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Publishers
A Note From The Publisher - September 2015

ANotefrom1We hope you’ve got a full closet of cocktail attire because September is going to be a busy month! Santa Clarita’s lineup of community events is full with some of the hottest events of the year! The Michael Hoefflin Foundation gears up for a longtime community favorite. The much-adored 21st Annual Evening Under the Stars fundraiser promises to deliver more of the top-notch entertainment, heartfelt community stories, and jaw-dropping auction items from years past.

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September 18
Cocktails On the Roof Creates a Buzz

COM-CocktailsonRoof-p1-adSanta Clarita is absolutely abuzz about the upcoming “Cocktails on the Roof” event scheduled for September 18! Put on your dancing shoes and join us from 8-11 p.m. With an open-air venue way up on top of the Macy’s parking garage (adjacent to the Macy’s bridge), unique lounges, lighting, and a DJ, this is certainly the most talked about event to hit the valley!

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August Review
Month in Review - Snapshots of August’s most significant news and developments

COM-MIR-p1Deputy saves 2-year old from near drowning
On Saturday, August 1, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station received a chilling call. “A little girl drowned!” screamed a woman as a 911 dispatcher processed the call. What started as a celebratory day for the Cruz family seemed as if it was heading for tragedy.

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October 8
40 Under Forty Gearing Up For Next Class of Honorees

40underfortyThe 7th annual 40 Under Forty Awards, presented by the Santa Clarita Valley chapter of Junior Chamber International and The Magazine of Santa Clarita, along with support from our generous sponsors, is in full swing. This annual event recognizes 40 young adults in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding cities who are notable business and community leaders. Previous honorees include young businessmen and women, entrepreneurs, and volunteers – all recognized for their dedication and excellent l

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Canyon Theatre Guild
The Hallelujah Girls Instigate Hilarity and Winnie the Pooh Wins Hearts at The Canyon Theatre Guild

TheHallelujahGirlsInstigate1The Hallelujah Girls comes to the Canyon Theatre Guild and hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia decide that life is indeed short after the sudden death of a dear friend. They vow to change their lives and achieve their dreams by converting an abandoned church into a day spa and The SPA-DEE-DAH SPA is born. As Sugar Lee Gathers with friends Carlene, Nita, Mavis and Crystal at the spa every Friday afternoon, the fun begins and the comic tension mounts.

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September 20
Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s® Returns to SCV

COM-AlzAssoc-p1-adThe 3rd annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will take place Sunday, September 20 at Bridgeport Park (23520 Bridgeport Ln., Santa Clarita, CA 91355). Over 800 residents from throughout the Santa Clarita Valley will participate in this upbeat and inspiring event to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease.

In addition to the 4K route, Walk to End Alzheimer’s will include entertainment, food, awards and a family festival with KidZone. Walkers who raise $100 receive

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September 14
Marlee Lauffer Named President of Hospital Foundation

COM-LaufferHenryMayo-p1Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital today announced that Marlee Lauffer has been appointed to the position of President of Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation and Vice President, Marketing and Communications of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
“We are delighted to have Marlee, an experienced communicator and innovative strategist, lead our Hospital Foundation,” said Roger Seaver, President and CEO of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

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September 19
Support Special Olympics Athletes at Bunco Tournament

COM-SpecialOlympicsBunco-p1With a simple game of rolling the dice and keeping score, bunco players will be competing to raise awareness and funds for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley will attempt to establish a new World’s Largest Bunco Tournament on Saturday, September 19, at 1:30 p.m., at the City of Santa Clarita Activity Center (20880 Centre Pointe Parkway).

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COC PAC
The Time Jumpers

CollegeoftheCanyons1What started out as a group of music lovers looking to toss back a few cold ones and strum their instruments in the small venue at the Station Inn in Nashville, TN, quickly blossomed into a southern sensation.
The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears and Riders in The Sky front man Ranger Doug Green, began in the heart of “Music City” in 1998.

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October 18
Sip, Stroll and Savor at The Wine Affair

COM-TheWineAffair-p1Get ready to Sip, Stroll and Savor the Sounds of this year’s 8th Annual Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley event The Wine Affair on Sunday, October 18 from 2-6 p.m. at the Valencia Town Center Drive. You will enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment, delicious and tasty food from our local restaurants, and a variety of legendary wines that will be taking the spotlight at this year’s celebration. Our Chair this year is someone you may know: Pam Ingram from Re/Max Valeni

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LLS
A Survivor Pays It Forward

COM-LightTheNight-p1About four years ago, at age 27, I found out I had leukemia. After a lingering cold and feeling fatigued, a blood test showed I had a dangerously high white blood cell count and had to be hospitalized immediately. I began an intense four-week treatment of chemotherapy in San Francisco, where I was living, and was told that the next step would be to have a bone marrow transplant.

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September 19-20
Cinema Park 18th Annual Sidewalk Spectacular

CinemaPark18thAnnual2Cinema Park’s 18th Annual Sidewalk Spectacular will be presented Saturday-Sunday, September 19 and 20. This annual event includes all tenants in the Center who will present fabulous sales, clearances and special offers on the sidewalk.
Saturday morning opens with a ribbon-cutting for the new “You’re in Good Hands” Allstate franchise. People who sew are invited to bring their scissors to Santa Clarita Sewing Machine to have their scissors sharpened for only 99 cents.

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Send Them Now!
Send Us Your Military Photos!

MilitaryPhotos1At The Magazine of Santa Clarita, we take pride in our armed forces, and we would like to thank American troops and their families. We understand the risk, dedication, physical and mental strength it requires to serve, as well as the sacrifices made by the military families supporting America’s heroes. You continue to serve, give and demonstrate genuine pride, day in and day out, in danger and in fatigue, in strange places all over the world. You are our best, brightest, and bravest. We apprec

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American Heart Association
Help Support Jasmine and Others With Heart Defects

COM-HeartWalk-p1Jasmine Winning is not even a year old, and yet she has been through more than most will in a lifetime. Jasmine was born with half a heart, a condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. She spent the first several months of her life fighting to live, and she has undergone two open-heart surgeries to temporarily fix her heart defect.
Today, Jasmine is thriving and will be celebrating her first birthday with family and friends at the American Heart Association’s Santa Clarita Heart Walk on

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September
News From the American Cancer Society - September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

ProstateCancerAwareness1First the good news: Most of the 221,000 males diagnosed in 2015 with prostate cancer are likely to realize long lives; many will even make it to old age with the disease but won’t die from it. Now, the downside – a small percentage of prostate cancers are aggressive, fast-growing, and lethal. Some 27,540 prostate cancer deaths will occur in 2015; one man in 38 succumbs. Therefore, as with other cancers, knowledge and early detection is key.

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Marsha McLean
Message from the Mayor

Mayor1 Fall has arrived with all of the great City events you have come to know and enjoy. Your City works hard to plan and implement workshops and programs that are family-friendly, informative and a great contributor to the amazing high quality of life we all enjoy.
On Wednesday, September 9 we will commemorate our 10th annual Evening of Remembrance at the Youth Grove in Central Park. (For those that wish to participate in the Walk of Remembrance prior to the event, meet at the Central Park flagpole a

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November 7
The Persevering Women of Empowering HeArts - Meet Melanie Cross and Cynthia Smith

COM-SMO-p1Empowering HeArts is a celebration of women who have changed the lives of others, shaping the community.  Join us on Saturday, November 7 as we celebrate six triumphant women who have not only brought success to their own lives, but also to the Santa Clarita Valley.
Melanie Cross raised three children, including a daughter with viral encephalitis as a toddler, which resulted in disabilities requiring constant care.

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Operation School Bell
Assistance League Santa Clarita’s Operation School Bell®

AssistanceLeague1 It’s that time of year again. Operation School Bell, led by our Chairs Jackie Quon, Diane LaRochelle, Connie Loerch, Carole Tisserat and Gayle Abril-Nolet, are busy preparing for our 27th year of service to the children of the Santa Clarita Valley. We are proud to announce that we are holding Operation School Bell(R) this year at Old Navy in Stevenson Ranch beginning September 10.

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

911event1It’s been nearly 14 years since the day that shook America to its core. As we take the time to remember the fallen on September 11, let’s also remember the unshakeable unity Americans showed in response. At HandsOn Santa Clarita, we hope you’ll come together with us for the third annual 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12.

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Help If You Can
Crowdfunding Pages Support Rossiter Family

COM-CrowdfundingRossiter-p1A funding page has been set up to help the family of Madeline Rossiter, the 2014 graduate of Canyon High School who was one of two people killed in a tragic accident Friday.
Madeline’s brother Daniel, 23, is recovering from injuries he suffered in the accident. Terries Steven Walter, 24, of Lancaster lost his life.


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Walk Anyone?
4th Annual ZOE Rescue Walk

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“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” Margaret Mead
Change is needed in the lives of the 5.5 million children trapped in slavery today.The path they are on must change for them to survive. The story they are living out must change for them to thrive. There is a better path, a better story for each of these children and a few caring people have the power to change their world.


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October 10
Circle of Hope to Celebrate “Moments in Time” at Annual Tea

CircleofHopetoCelebrate1The 12th Annual Circle of Hope Tea is just around the corner! “Moments in Time” is the theme for this year’s traditional afternoon tea held on Saturday, October 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Robinson Ranch’s beautiful ballroom in Sand Canyon. Presented by Brighton Collectibles® at Valencia Westfield Town Center, the tea will once again offer a multi-course tea service provided by Robinson Ranch.


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Keep It Clean
Do Your Doody, Pick Up After Your Pet!

pawprintIt’s easy to see that Santa Clarita residents love their pets! The City’s dog parks – Central Bark and Canine Country are alive with the City’s four-legged residents. It’s great that we have so many furry friends in the SCV, but if you don’t watch your step, you may run into a bit of a mess.


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Events
2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Events and Activities

BreastCancerProceeds benefit the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center – A service of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital


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October 18
LARC Fundraiser Embraces Mardi Gras Theme

LARCFundraiserEmbraces1LARC Ranch will take on a carnival atmosphere this fall during the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraiser whose proceeds benefit not only LARC’s programs and services for developmentally disabled adults, but also its efforts to deal with an ongoing water crisis.
The “Carnival Extravaganza,” scheduled Oct. 18, will feature a Mardi Gras theme, a variety of food vendor options, games, music, dancing and fun for the whole family.


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September 16
Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation – A Natural Fit Join us on September 16th

MassageEnvy1Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of arthritis on the body and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms. Massage Envy is a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis® and Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis events throughout the country.


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October 17
Chili Cook Off Promises ‘Fun In the Sun’

COM-FunSunChiliCookoff-p2The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department “Fun In the Sun Chili Cook Off” will take place Saturday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center in Castaic. The event benefits Special Olympics Santa Clarita and Tri-Valley and is expected to draw thousands of people. The Chili Cook Off was first sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department more than 25 years ago and has grown to include 25-plus chili booths.


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October 19
Enjoy the Green With the SCV Senior Center

COM-SeniorCenterGolfTournament-p1What could be better than skipping a day of work to help raise funds for our very own Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center? Well you can join us on Monday, October 19 by participating in the SCV Senior Center Golf Classic at TPC Valencia. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Besides breakfast burritos and mimosas from Egg Plantation along with wonderful tastings from local restaurants, you can spend the day with friends and colleagues working on your golf swing.


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College of the Canyons
Cougar Athletics Claims 2nd Straight Western State Conference Supremacy Title

CollegeoftheCanyons1The College of the Canyons Athletics Department earned its second consecutive Western State Conference Supremacy Award for the athletic program’s performance throughout the 2014-2015 academic year the WSC announced on Monday.The Cougars won six conference championships with women’s volleyball, men’s cross country and women’s golf clinching titles in the fall, and added to that with women’s soccer, women’s track & field and men’s golf titles in the spring. Men’s cross country and

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September 20
Santa Clarita Ballet Company Presents The Sleeping Beauty

COM-SCBalletSleepingBeauty-p1-adIn a world of dashing princes, beautiful princesses, and magical fairies, friendship always trumps evil, and a single kiss can change everything. No classic fairy tale proves that better than The Sleeping Beauty. On Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, join the Santa Clarita Ballet Company at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center for its debut performance of The Sleeping Beauty and watch true love win.


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Listen Up
Message from the City Manager Ken Striplin

CityManagerKenStriplin1Over the last several years, the City and its partners have worked hard to revitalize our downtown area. After talking with merchants and property owners in the area, we rebranded it “Old Town Newhall.” We have also added several public infrastructure projects including: the Newhall Community Center, Veterans Historical Plaza, the Jan Heidt Newhall Metrolink Station, the Old Town Newhall library, new building facades, new street furniture, landscaping and decorative sidewalks, the landscaped

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December 19
Celebrate the Holidays With HandsOn Santa Clarita

5k-10kHolidayThis year, run toward a healthier you and a healthier Santa Clarita Valley during the 3rd Annual 5k/10k Holiday Run, hosted by HandsOn Santa Clarita fundraiser at Magic Mountain on Dec. 19!  What better way is there to give back to your family and your community than to support local non-profits while you get some family exercise during the holidays?


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September 27
‘Your Support is Sweet’ for Bras for a Cause

COM-BrasForCause-p1Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley is proud to announce its 12th annual Bras for a Cause event Sunday, September 27 at the Bridgeport Clubhouse.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, Bras for a Cause 2015 is themed “Your Support is Sweet.” Guests can expect a fun-filled day of guest speakers, lunch, cocktails, a live auction of custom decorated bras and items for raffle. Funds raised will minimize costs and ensure revenues for the fight against breast cancer.


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September 26
Date Announced For Rubber Ducky Festival

RudderDucky1The Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. (SDFHC) has announced the 13th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridgeport Park in Valencia. Grand prizes for the event include the following cash prizes: $2,500; $1,500; and $500.
“The Rubber Ducky Festival is fun-tastic,” said Rubber Ducky Planning Committee Chairman Alan Ferdman. “With engaging activities for the whole family, you will also be aiding the Samuel Dixon Family Health

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September 19
Santa Clarita Century is All New Revved up event brings bikes, bands, barbecue and brew

COM-CenturyRide-p1If you’re an avid cyclist, you can’t miss the all new Santa Clarita Century on Saturday, September 19. The 2015 event features new routes, new start and finish locations, a fun-filled after-ride party, and much more!
The 100-mile route will challenge even the most seasoned riders, with a total elevation gain of 2,325 miles. Both century and half-century riders will enjoy breathtaking scenery in rural communities surrounding Santa Clarita. The Quarter Century follows the Cloverleaf Ride, rank

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September 15
Comedy All-stars Hit the Stage Comics For The Cause event to benefit SCV Youth Project

Com-ComicsforacauseCurt Kravitz with Bay Equity Loans presents the 4th Annual “Comics For The Cause” to benefit The Youth Project. For one night only, comedienne Cristela Alonzo (star of the ABC sitcom “Cristela”), Craig “The Love Master” Shoemaker, Maz Jobrani, and other special guests will grace the stage for this comedy special, which will be preceded by a pre-show VIP meet and greet event.Comics For The Cause will be held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on Sept

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VOTE Until Sept 18
Vote For Your Favorite Ladies in Business!

UDAlogo-Ladies-in-Business-NEW-2015Their ability to be strong, powerful, and kind is what sets them apart. Their attention to detail, patience, perseverance, and leadership makes them role models to the next generation. Their desire to make a name for themselves in the business world drives them toward unparalleled success. They are élite Magazine’s Ultimate Ladies in Business!


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November 8
20th Anniversary of the SC Marathon - Registration Now Open

COM-SCMarathon-P1The City of Santa Clarita is excited to welcome the Santa Clarita Marathon presented by Parkway Motorcars, for its 20th anniversary event on Sunday, November 8. The challenging racing events, including a marathon, two person marathon relay, half marathon, 5k run, Mayor’s Walk and Kid K Fun Run, are open for online registration.


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SCV Sheriff's
SCV Sheriff’s Station Explorers Place in State Competition

COM-SheriffsExplorersProgram-p1Explorers from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station participated in the Central Valley Explorer Competition held on July 17-19 in Modesto, California. This event, which was hosted by the Manteca, Modesto, Tracy, and Ripon Modesto Police Departments, along with Stockton CHP, was attended by young police cadets representing 32 different law enforcement agencies from across the state of California.


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