Friday, November 21, 2014
November 2014

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ZOE
A New Outlook – Child Trafficking

ANewOutlook1A few years ago, my friend Vickie McCoy and I met for lunch and she shared with me that she was leaving her full time job to become a “stateside missionary.”  After I picked my jaw up off the floor, she explained more.  I knew of her love for ZOE and missions, but it was this conversation that led to a new, overwhelming awareness.

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December 14
Roll a Strike for CHLA!

RollaStrikeforCHLA1Taylor Kellstrom and the SCV Book Exchange proudly present the 3rd Annual Bowling for Kids Charity Event, which will take place on Sunday, December 14!  One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

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DWOS
The Magazine of Santa Clarita – Continuing to Give Back to Our Local Non-Profits

TheMOSCContinuing1It was an honor for us to present the 5th Annual Dancing With Our Stars event which took place in August at The College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center.  The evening was a success as guests looked on as 16 Santa Clarita celebrities paired up with the pros on the dance floor. 

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November 16
Fall Golf Tournament Is a “Win-Win” Opportunity

FallGolfTournament1Scott Schauer is hoping for a “win-win” outcome with a golf tournament to honor his father and support a local nonprofit organization this fall. The Jerry Schauer Golf Invitational Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, November 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Robinson Ranch Golf Club, with all proceeds benefiting the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer. Foursome tickets are available for $600. Individual golfer tickets are $175.

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Senator Steve Knight
Get To Know The Candidates Running for Congress – Vote on November 4 - Senator Steve Knight

Senator Steve Knight

SenatorSteveKnight1Born at Edwards Air Force base, 21st District Senator Steve Knight has called the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys his home almost his entire life. Steve has a storied history to this community that is unique to the High Desert- He served his country, protected our values and demonstrated true leadership in our community.
Steve was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2008 and the State Senate in 2012, both times succeeding Sharon Runner, and following

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Tony Strickland
Get To Know The Candidates Running for Congress – Vote on November 4 - Tony Strickland

TonyStrickland1Tony Strickland

Tony Strickland often points to his two children, Ruby Ruth and Tiny Tony, as the prime motivation behind his commitment to public service. An independent minded leader, Tony works tirelessly to ensure his children, and ours, are given the same opportunities he was given growing up in Ventura County.

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Well Done
Attorney Jane M. McNamara Elected To LCPLFA Board

AttorneyJaneMMcNamara1Principal Attorney of McNamara Law Firm Will Serve On National Law Board To Advise On Elder and Life Care Planning Law. National attorney association LCPLFA (Life Care Planning Law Firms Association) elected Attorney Jane M. McNamara of Valencia, CA to the Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month in St. Louis.

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Linda Hafizi
The 5th Annual Empowering HeArts Gala & Art Exhibit

The5thAnnualEmpowering1Who knew a quick vacation stop from England to the United States with her husband Moe would lead to a lifelong career dedicated to helping improve the lives of others?  Well it has, and Santa Clarita is a better place because of it.   In 1984, Linda and Moe decided to make their home in the Santa Clarita Valley, and over the past 30 years, Linda has been involved with many non-profit organizations on a business and personal level.

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November 14
An Ice Rink at Westfield Valencia Town Center?

AnIceRinkatWestfield1The snow may not be falling but the magic of winter is in the air at Westfield Valencia Town Center. Westfield Valencia Town Center will host an outdoor ice skating rink this holiday season!

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November 2
Join Assistance League for Its 7th Annual Sunset in the Vineyard

JoinAssistanceLeague1Assistance League’s 7th Annual Sunset in the Vineyard fundraiser will be held on Sunday, November 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the wonderful Compa Vineyard and homes of Jeannie, Chris and Tim Carpenter.  Chairpersons Cheryl Dellepiane and Cheryl Gray look forward to welcoming members of the community and promise an unforgettable afternoon celebrating our local “garagiste” and commercial artisans while helping Assistance League to increase its philanthropic efforts in the Santa Clarita Valle

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Resale Shopping
Transition to Fall

TransitiontoFall1November is the time of year when mornings are cool and evenings are chilly.  The jackets that fit our children so well last year are suddenly too snug.  Holiday plans are beginning to take shape. Whatever transitions are occurring in your life this fall, Assistance League® Resale Store is the place for you. Come in and see how our unique shop can fill your needs.

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NEW NEW NEW
The Mercedes-Benz of Valencia Experience

TheMercedes-BenzofValencia1Globally acknowledged as a leading dealership, the team at Mercedes-Benz of Valencia combines their passion for quality cars along with their outstanding customer service, exceeding customer satisfaction and expectation.  
If you’ve driven down Valencia Boulevard, you may have seen some changes at the Mercedes-Benz of Valencia.

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November 27
An Invitation for Seniors-Thanksgiving Party and Feast

AnInvitationforSeniors-Thanksgiving1Reservations are being accepted for the free gourmet Thanksgiving Feast and Party at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.   All Santa Clarita Seniors are welcome.
This highly anticipated event takes place Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving Day at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market Street in Newhall. Doors open at 10:15 a.m. and the first course will be served at 11 a.m.

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Our Troops
Celebrating Holidays for Heroes Santa Clarita’s Operation Thank our Troops

CelebratingHolidaysforHeroes1Community comes together to send holiday care packages to deployed troops with Prayer Angels for the Military. Although things have slowed down, we still have thousands of troops that still need our support. They could use a little something to cheer them up, especially while they are far away from their families during the holidays. We need to support them until they all come home. Many local families are missing their loved ones this time of year, spouses, sons and daughters, mommies and daddi

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November 8
Help Save Lives, Not Someday But Today

HelpSaveLivesNotSomeday1Determined to help bring about a world without blood cancers, local friends and family teams, as well as local businesses, will show their support by participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night® Santa Clarita Walk on Saturday, November 8, at Bridgeport Park.

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November 22
In Honor of Jacob 11th Annual Jacob Zamora Memorial Shoot

InHonorofJacob1Come join community members as the Oak Tree Gun Club and the Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation will host the 11th Annual Jacob Zamora Memorial Shoot at the Oak Tree Gun Club, on Saturday, November 22.

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

Whether 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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Cover Story 1
An Inspiration in the Lives of Others 2014 Empowering HeArts Gala

AnInspirationintheLives1What a wonderful honor it is for us to celebrate six beautiful women who have not only found success in their lives but have helped improve the lives of others in our community.  On our cover, we have featured the 2014 Empowering HeArts Honorees.  Standing (L-R) Deborah Rio, Linda Hafizi, and Kiki Hacker.  Seated (L-R) Adele Macpherson and Rocky Turner.  Not pictured, Kacey Surratt. 


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Cover Story 2
Improving the Lives of Women Through Service, Advocacy and Awareness - Dianne Curtis and Cheri Fleming

ImprovingtheLivesofWomen1It is with great pleasure that we feature Dianne Curtis and Cheri Fleming on the cover of this issue.  Their dedication to improving the lives of others is admirable and we are looking forward to honoring the two distinguished ladies at Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley’s 40th Annual Tribute Dinner. 


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Publishers
A Note from The Publishers - Nov 2014

Since spring of this year, we have been working tirelessly to present one of the community’s much-anticipated events… The Magazine of Santa Clarita’s  5th Annual Dancing With Our Stars.  With the relocation of the event to the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center, we were able to keep overheads low, which meant more money could be donated back to our local non-profit organizations.   This year, we were pleased to give $18,000 back to the three non-profits who raised the most f
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Cover Story 3
Tis’ the Season with the Boys & Girls Club of SCV

TistheSeasonwiththeBoys1One of the most popular events at this time of the year is the popular Festival of Trees hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.  On the cover we have featured some of the children from the Club who are showing their holiday spirit in anticipation for the Festival of Trees. 


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December 5 & 6
34th Annual Holiday Home Tour December 5 and 6

34thAnnualHoliday1Three beautiful Santa Clarita Valley homes will be decked out in true holiday style during Henry Mayo’s 34th annual Home Tour on Saturday, December 6, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ticket cost is only $30. A Holiday Boutique will be open to the public that same day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pico Canyon Elementary School, 25255 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Bring your friends a family to view a wide selection of creative and unique holiday items that will be for sale.


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Worship
NorthPark Community Church Believes God Has Spoken Teaching the Bible Every Sunday

NorthParkCommunityChurchBelieves1NorthPark is a Bible-believing Church. But what does that mean?
For us, it means we believe God has spoken. Author & Theologian A.W. Tozer said, “What we believe about God is the most important thing about us.” We want to know God, and truly knowing God means first understanding what He has said about Himself.


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Winners
Sixth Annual SCV 40 Under Forty Awards Presented by JCI Santa Clarita

SixthAnnualSCV40Under2The 6th 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. 


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On The Town
Mixing It Up with The Magazine of Santa Clarita and SCV Jaycees

On Thursday, October 9, The Magazine of Santa Clarita and JCI Santa Clarita held a special Nominee Mixer at Wolf Creek Brewery in conjunction with the Child & Family Center’s Young Leadership Core. 


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December 13
Christmas in New York Enjoy an Evening of Cocktails, Dinner and Holiday Entertainment December 13

ChristmasinNewYorkEnjoy1 If you can’t travel to New York this Christmas then we will bring New York to you this year.  Please join Circle of Hope Inc. in partnership with CBS Studio Center for a Christmas party unlike any other, and all happening on the back lot of the CBS Studio Center.  New York Street will be decorated in true Christmas sprit.  Who knows, maybe there will be snow in the forecast?


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November 15
Kick Off the Holiday Season in Old Town Newhall

KickOfftheHolidaySeason1Nothing says the holidays like twinkling lights, crisp evenings, and shopping for the perfect gift!  This season, the City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with PayForward, the Santa Clarita Valley Automobile Dealers Association and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, as well as business owners in Old Town Newhall invite you to spend a little time on Main Street taking in the sights and sounds of the season while you shop. 


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November 22
Combat Radio Christmas Event of the Past

CombatRadioChristmas1Every year Combat Radio has had the privilege of hosting the ‘Annual Combat Radio Christmas Event For Homeless Children, and this year they are at it again.  Come join the community on December 6, as they will host yet another spectacular event.  Nearly 300 to 400 children and their families will be bussed in ‘Polar Express Style’ from Social Services and The Shelter For Domestic Violence for what is essentially Christmas, in the first class decorated setting of Salt Creek Grille.


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Send It in
Winter Wonderland Photo Contest

WinterWonderlandPhoto1While the warm weather seemed as if it would never go away, now that fall is here, the temperature has cooled down in preparation for the winter air. 


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December 6
Santa Clarita Celebrates Holidays for Heroes Santa Clarita’s Spectacular Military Honor Christmas Tree Lighting

SantaClaritaCelebratesHolidays1The community is invited to a heartwarming ceremony and Christmas tree lighting at the Veteran’s Historical Plaza on Saturday, December 6th at 6 p.m. The triangle shaped plaza is located at 24275 N. Walnut Steet in Old Town Newhall, also bordered by Newhall Avenue and Market Street. Held annually on the first Saturday in December, this is the ninth year for this wonderful tradition.


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