Please join in on the fun at the 3rd Annual Special Olympics Shoot-a-thon on Saturday, April 19. The first ever shoot-a-thon featured over 150 shooters and plenty more supporters all gathered at the Santa Clarita Sport Complex to raise funds for two outstanding non-profit organizations: Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley & Tri-Valley Regions and Hoops of Hope. Last year over 400 participants and many guests gathered at the 2nd annual shoot-a-thon which was once again held at the Santa Clarita
Special Olympics Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley will host the 2nd Annual World’s Largest Bunco Tournament on Saturday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m. to support local athletes. This event, which will be held at Castaic Regional Sports Complex, will help fund year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Imagine climbing on-board a fire truck, hitting the siren on a sheriff patrol car, watching a demonstration of the “Jaws of Life,” by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Or discover design, decorating and maintenance tips from the top local Santa Clarita Home and Garden specialists. See the latest local crafts and artwork by Santa Clarita Artists. It’s all happening at our 5th annual KHTS Home & Garden Show and Emergency Expo at the Valencia Hyatt on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday March
Thursday nights will heat up in Santa Clarita when Thursdays @ Newhall returns to Old Town Newhall on March 6. Several sizzling events are planned for Thursday nights from March to October, including a weekly rotation of Art SLAM, J.A.M. Sessions and SENSES. Thursdays @ Newhall are unlike any other event in Santa Clarita. With Main Street serving as the backdrop, each week’s entertainment kicks off with exciting new themes and hands-on activities for the community.
Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers and the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379 announced exciting new items for the auction to be held at the 16th Annual Elks Charity Roast. Highlighting the list of auction items is the DC Comics Super Hero Birthday Party donated by Six Flags Magic Mountain. New this year the SCV Rotary has offered a champagne brunch ( breakfast) for up to 100 people at the location of the purchaser’s choice. The Roast auction wouldn’t be complete without the unmatchable
We consider soldiers, firefighters, and police officers as the heroes in our community. However, we frequently forget about one special group of people – foster and adoptive parents. Why are they heroes? Because they open their hearts and their homes to care for children that have been subjected to abuse and neglect. They care for these children sometimes temporarily as foster parents and sometime permanently as adoptive parents. Foster and adoptive parents are definitely heroes because
Have you been putting off getting the bachelor’s or master’s degree you need to advance in your career? Come to an Open House at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center located on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus and find out just how doable getting your degree really is! Held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, the Open House will provide prospective students with information about the more than 40 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered through the Cen
In the aftermath of any great war, there is the anguish of loss and a passionate cry “Never again!” No matter how just the cause has been, all families want no more of death and its grief. Never was that more true than in the desolate years following our own Civil War 150 years ago — and no poet wrote more eloquently of that anguish than the quintessentially American writer, Walt Whitman, who served as a war nurse during that conflict. Another artist, one who served as a medical wagon ord
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Measure M community oversight committee has accepted the findings of an independent audit confirming that management of the college’s Measure M general obligation bond is in full compliance with all laws and accountability measures set forth by the legislature and mandated by California education code.
The S. Mark Taper Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant in support of the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley. When families and individuals meet the advocates at the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley, they are typically meeting them during one of the worst times in their lives. The survivors that walk through the doors of the DVC have generally experienced emotional, sexual, and/or physical abuse.
Taste of the Town, the Child & Family Center’s signature annual fundraiser, will be held on May 4 along Mann Biomedical Park’s beautiful garden setting in Valencia. A celebration of food, spirits, and philanthropy, the event features delectable edibles from 40-plus outstanding local restaurants, caterers, and wine and beer purveyors.
On April 26, long-time Santa Clarita Valley resident Dora Zavala will be installed as the next Governor for Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA), Camino Real Region (CRR) for the biennium 2014-2016, during ceremonies to be held at the Hyatt Hotel and Resort in Valencia.
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business scholarship is available for women pursuing their second year of an undergraduate or master’s degree in business management or a business-related program that will assist overcoming gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom. Due date is April 11. Applications and additional information are available at www.scvzonta.org. The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWIPA) scholarship is offered to young women between the ages of 16 and 19 years of age
Country music brought down the house as the talented musicians who make up Lonestar, took stage at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 15. Nearly every seat was filled and every audience member captivated as the group performed some of their number one hits that have topped the country music charts for more than two decades. The group also performed singles off of their new album, Life As We Know It.
Imagine being told that your child has cancer. It is the most dreaded news a parent could imagine. Thankfully for the Santa Clarita Valley, the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer (MHF) provides families stricken with this news both the financial and emotional support they need at such a devastating time. With everything from grocery and gasoline cards, to Kare Kits for the hospital for newly diagnosed patients and their families, as well as counseling and tutoring services, MHF
On Saturday, February 9, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) of Santa Clarita hosted a charity fashion show. “Frock the Runway” supported the Habitat For Humanity SFV/SCV at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel to benefit the “WE Build” Women Empowerment Build.
Santa Clarita’s City Council election takes place in April of every even numbered year. The elected City council members serve as our governing body that guides the progress of Santa Clarita into the future, and each council member serves four-year terms. The City Council is responsible for the creation of policies, which are expressed through the passage of ordinances, resolutions and motions. Through the City Manager and City Attorney, the Council supervises and provides guidance for t
Electronic billboards, red light cameras, chloride taxes. These are issues that one-way or another our City Council deals with. On April 8, voters in Santa Clarita will have the opportunity to elect three city council members. This is the Council that must decide if we will have electronic billboards on our roads, review the red light camera contract with Redflex Systems and two of these members will be appointed to the Sanitation District that will levy the Chloride tax.
Moazzem Chowdhury has lived in the United States for over 25 years and Santa Clarita has been his home for over 20 years. Moazzem, Jeenat, his wife of 30 years, and his son Simon and daughter Jenisa, consider themselves blessed to live here. Moazzem has a Masters of Pharmacy degree and received his California pharmacist license in 1993. He gained vast experience as a pharmacy manager and staff pharmacist for national retail chain pharmacies such as Rite Aid, Walmart, and Longs Drug.
Hi, My name is Marsha McLean. I have been on the Santa Clarita City Council since 2002. I served as Mayor in 2007 and 2011. I began my career working for the Los Angeles Police Department. After several years I worked for a City of Los Angeles Councilman at the L.A. City Hall and in his field office.
You mustn’t miss out on this year’s Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita’s Fashion, Follies & Fun Fashion Show! We always look forward to this event and are pleased to be sponsors once again. We have featured some of the gals who have worked tirelessly to put on a show to support a great cause. (L-R) Sue Tweddell, Co-Chair; Sandi Naba, Event Chair; Mike Bjorkman, HomeSmart Realty and Title Sponsor; Vanessa Wilk, President. Thank you to Caché for providing the ladies’ ...
Santa Claritans love their wine, and with the beautiful southern California weather, there’s no better time than now to spend the afternoon sipping on fine wine, all to support a good cause. On our cover, we have featured College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook, along with winemaker Robert Reyes, owner of Reyes Winery. The Magazine of Santa Clarita is pleased to sponsor the 2nd Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association Wine Festival, which will take place on Saturday, April
Everyone has a sweet tooth, and we at The Magazine of Santa Clarita can’t wait to satisfy ours at this year’s Sweet Charity Cake Auction & Competition. We are proud supporters of the organization and all that they do to help improve the lives of our youth. The 6th Annual Sweet Charity Cake Auction & Competition will be held on March 8, at Valencia Country Club in Valencia. Whitening Lightning and Clear Channel Outdoor will kick it off, as the Fondant Sponsors for this unique and fun fu
When we think about where we started some 24 years ago, and where we are today, we can’t help but recognize the incredible growth of our publication. What began with a distribution of only 30,000 has grown to 80,0000, and just as our Valley grew, so too did we. In this 200 page issue alone, we have over 300 advertisers, 250 editorials, four informative directories, and a comprehensive calendar all produced by a hard working staff of only 10, we are proud to
Once again Santa Clarita’s community members and business professionals will come together in support of a select group of local charities. Last year’s event was successful, but this year things are really heating up. Headed by a committee of real estate professionals, local business people and affiliates the second annual Chili Cook-off has local pots bubbling over with anticipation.
Want to leave a positive and lasting impact on your children? Try these 10 simple tips, and watch your influence grow! 1. Create Teaching Moments: Help your kids learn from their mistakes, and from yours! Explain your decision making process during difficult situations, and don’t be afraid to admit that you were wrong.
March is the month o’ the wearin’ o’ the green with celebrations and parties, tales of leprechauns and pots of gold. Menus feature traditional fare of corned beef and cabbage washed down with frothy brews. We are told these festivities are for those who are Irish and those who wish they were.
Mother’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 11.
Legendary country music singer-songwriter and seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist Willie Nelson will perform live at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC), Saturday, April 5. Just added to the PAC’s 2013-14 season, the special event “Willie Nelson and Family: Live In Concert” will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5. The concert will help launch the PAC’s 10th anniversary season, which officially begins in September.
“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy Come join Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of SCV (PFLAG SCV), a local chapter of the national non-profit organization and the Gay-Straight Alliances from the William S. Hart School District and College of the Canyons as they host their first annual Give ‘Em Hope BBQ on Saturday, May 24 in honor of Harvey Milk Day.
Nicole and her husband moved their three children to Los Angeles from Houston, Texas in 2006. Although all of their extended family resides in Houston, they agreed that they wanted a new start in the Los Angeles area. One night, much to Nicole’s shock, her husband announced that he didn’t want to be married anymore. Two years after moving to Los Angeles, they divorced. Nicole was left feeling as though she had done everything for everyone but herself.
Bridge to Home will host the exhibition at the Valencia library until March 5. For over 15 years, Bridge to Home has been in the business of transforming lives. The shelter is a safe place where people can be assured they will receive hot meals, a warm bed, showers, medical help, job resources and, most importantly, respect and compassion.
There isn’t one favorite for the 2014 Foothill League baseball title. “I think it (could be) the closest league race at any place in time,” said West Ranch head coach Casey Burrill. Most Foothill coaches seem to feel the same way, listing at least three teams they believe could win league, which commences play on March 19.
On your mark! Get set! Go… to the annual Assistance League Operation School Bell 5K Run/Walk, Kids 1K Fun Run and Mutt Strut scheduled for Sunday, April 27 at Newhall Park! This event provides funds for the signature philanthropic program, Operation School Bell, which helps children throughout the Santa Clarita Valley by providing school clothes and shoes to students. The Operation School Bell® program helps prepare students for school and gives them a positive starting point for lear
While southern California may not see snow the way the east coast has this winter, we definitely like to get away every now and then and enjoy all the excitement that winter weather can bring. From outdoor ice-skating, to sledding, making snowmen or even enjoying a warm cup of cocoa near a fire, we love winter.
On Friday, March 28, the much anticipated feature film “Noah” staring Russell Crowe will be widely released. By all accounts, it looks epic. It will be the reel story, but will it tell the real story? Will the film be faithful to the biblical text?
I thought a long time before I moved forward with this blog. Do I? Don’t I? Is it too much? But in the end I thought it would be a good way to let everyone know how I was doing. First I have to thank everyone who has reached out to me to help me and my family during this process. It is still all so new and a bit of a shock. I never thought I would find myself where I am. Just a bit of history, I had my first mammogram in March of 2012 when I turned 40.
Show support for kids with cancer by participating in the Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s Fourth Annual Walk/Run for Kids with Cancer, scheduled for Saturday, March 15, at College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium. Sponsored by Boston Scientific, the annual fundraiser gives individuals, families and teams the chance to show support for a local non-profit that positively impacts the lives of children with cancer and their families. All funds raised from the walk go directly to support the Michael Hoe
As Santa Clarita residents since 1965, my wife Pamela and I raised two boys and became grandparents. Today, four generations of our family live in Santa Clarita. This is our home, we love it here and intend to stay. When we first arrived, our valley was a very rural place. We have watched it change, the population grow and now we have become the third largest city in Los Angeles County. Many notable projects have been built, including Central Park, the Aquatics Center and hundreds of tree ...