After 9/11, we saw our nation came together to grieve over the many lives that were lost on that fateful day. It is with great sadness that we mourn once again, for the victims who were killed by explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon and for the hundreds who were injured by the blasts. Our hearts and our prayers are with the town of Boston. While we grieve, we also applaud the first responders, who responded to the tragedy rapidly and effectively. Our thoughts and prayers ...
Come and enjoy an afternoon of world-class golf, food, fun and prizes at the highly anticipated 5th Annual Summer Showdown on Monday, June 24 at the beautiful and picturesque Tournament Players Club in Valencia. The Summer Showdown will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The Tournament Players Club is located at 26550 Heritage View Lane in Valencia.
Pamela Ripling, who currently oversees Circle of Hope’s three signature fundraisers in her volunteer position of Event Coordinator, has received the Carmen Sarro Community Service Award from Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley. Ripling was selected from a slate of 14 local women nominated by Santa Clarita Valley non-profit organizations for the honor at Zonta’s annual Women in Service brunch.
Get out your guitars and ROCK ON at the much-anticipated 42nd Annual Boys & Girls Club Auction on Saturday, June 1. Celebrate the love of classic rock with great music and fun for all ages, all while supporting a good cause. This year’s auction promises to be the “event of the year” states auction chairs, Chris and Jayne Fall. “We are thrilled to have Chris and Jayne in the key leadership role this year,” states Ronda Chobanian, Development Director for the Boys & Girls Club.
The “Agua Dulce Fine Art and Wine Festival” will be held in Agua Dulce at the Agua Dulce Winery on May 18 and May 19. This beautiful outdoor festival, set among the vineyards of the Agua Dulce Winery, will feature accomplished artists from throughout the States presenting their original work in all medium of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings, photography, etchings, and sculpture. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is ava
If you’ve ever wanted to tell the City your thoughts on issues, projects, programs or services, but didn’t know how to do it, now is your chance! The City of Santa Clarita is asking community members to provide feedback in a quick 10-question survey. The City wants to understand how residents want to be communicated with, when, where and on what types of issues.
The 2013 SCV Leadership Awards are back! The event, now in its second year, is designed to recognize top performing businesses and individuals from the Santa Clarita Valley. Presented by the Valley Industry Association, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation, these groups have partnered together with The Magazine of Santa Clarita to celebrate, highlight and honor the entrepreneurial success and accomplishments of local business leaders.
Sunday, May 12 is a special day at NorthPark! On Mother’s Day, we celebrate the rich blessing the women in our lives are to us. Since the Bible teaches that women are the “crown of creation” and God’s masterpiece, it’s only fitting they receive special honor on this special day. There’s a unique message designed to encourage and uplift, music that will inspire and inflate the spirit and good, soul-satisfying connection will abound!
Take a typical Southern California spring weekend in May, add tall trees, snow-streaked mountain peaks, blue sky and pine-scented air, and you have the beginnings of a recipe for Family Fun. Begun in 1982 as a way to forget winter and welcome the approaching summer, the Lilac Festival started as little more than a bake sale and a Maypole Dance, and has grown into a full-fledged Mountain tradition. The Lilac was chosen as a centerpiece for the Festival because it thrives in our mountain climate,
Zonta’s LifeForward workshop topic for May 18 “Divorce and Family Law Issues” and June 22 workshop, “Sources of Child Support – Obtain Answers to Your Questions “ will be presented by Steven Chroman, Esq. These free workshops will be held at Desert Streams Church, 26873 Reuther Avenue, Canyon Country, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at 12:30 p.m.
Online registration is still open for the 12th Annual Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund Fight It! Race at Central Park in Santa Clarita on Saturday May 11. Each year this race raises over $20,000 for young adults ages 18 to 40 currently in cancer treatment to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance. Registration fees are $37 for the 10K, $32 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K Fun Run. Canine companions run for $5 per pup.
Family Event Will Feature Live Entertainment, Classic Car Show, Rock Climbing Wall, Gourmet Food Trucks and More! It’s time for family fun in the sun at the 5th Annual Castaic Days Outdoor Festival on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5. Featuring two days of live music, entertainment, car show, kayaking (weather permitting), fabulous food and activities for the entire family, the free event will once again be held at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area.
It isn’t often we get public acclaim as effusive as the review submitted to The Signal by columnist and Santa Clarita resident, Gary Horton, last month. “Spiritually beautiful.” “Melodically breathtaking.” Even “musical home runs.” Gosh, thanks! But if you missed us this past March, you have another chance on Sunday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. Come taste our “Musical Menu.” We all know that music is the “food” of love and we’ll begin with a song that celebrates that gi
This June 8, the Santa Clarita Ballet will present Far, Far Away, a brand new three act ballet to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. There will be two shows on Saturday, a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets went on sale April 15. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended as shows do sell out quickly. Tickets are not sold through the Performing Arts Center for this event. For tickets, please call the Santa Clarita Ballet Comp
The KHTS 2013 SCV Home and Garden Show and Emergency Expo, presented by KHTS AM-1220 and produced by High Impact Event Resources, is returning to The Hyatt Regency Valencia at McBean Pkwy and Town Center Drive on April 27 and 28 for a full weekend of fun, bargains, useful information, prizes, and freebies for the entire family.
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May is such a wonderful month. Spring is in full bloom, many kids are graduating or promoting upwards, we celebrate Memorial Day and we give tribute to our mothers. May is a perfect time to introduce you to some very special women in this community. Assistance League members!
Looking for a fun event for the whole family? Assistance League presents their annual Operation School Bell 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1K Fun Run at Newhall Park Sunday, May 5. Check in and registration for the race (formerly Footsteps), starts at 6:15 a.m., rain or shine. Prior to the 8:15 a.m. start of the 5K race, children age 10 and under can register to take part in the Kids 1K Fun Run.
The Santa Clarita Valley’s first water agency is celebrating 60 years of delivering clean water to the public. (Or, is it 100 years?) Now in 2013, after a series of recent strategic initiatives, the Newhall County Water District (NCWD) is prepared to meet the long-term future needs of its residential and business customers as a highly efficient organization. But before talk about where the water utility is headed, let’s clear up the question of its true age.
Get ready to tee off for a great cause at the 40th Annual Frontier Toyota/Henry Mayo Drive Safe Golf Classic! Pictured on the cover are (L-R) Standing: Dustin Ashenfelter, Manager, ER; Clay Cormier, MD; Joe Caso, Owner, Frontier Toyota; David Henry, MD, Medical Director, ER; Vivian Zinn, RN, Director, ER. (L-R) Kneeling: Tracy Lawrence, MD; Oliver Sahagun, MD. Hit the greens for the Frontier Toyota/Henry Mayo Drive Safe Golf Classic on Saturday, May 11 at the beautiful Valencia Country Cl
Summer is just around the corner and with the warmer weather comes a host of tasty meals enhanced by the flavor of fresh produce. Fruits and veggies not only add an exciting twist to your plate, they are also a great way to keep your family healthy and fit.
The distinctive sound and appearance of the Condor Squadron aircraft flying overhead will mark the commencement of the twenty-fifth annual Tribute to Veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. More than 1,000 Santa Clarita Valley residents, many dressed in red, white and blue, will gather in chairs and on the grassy hills of Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 N. Sierra Highway in Newhall, for the annual event. This year’s Tribute will be dedicated to the POWs and MIAs of the Mili
Considered America’s Greatest Race, the Amgen Tour of California returns to Santa Clarita for a fifth time Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15. The Tour de France style cycling road race is anticipated to draw thousands of spectators and will feature many of the top cyclists in the world. The May 14 Stage 3 Finish will end along Magic Mountain Parkway where riders will conclude 111 miles of racing for the day at the northeast corner of the Westfield Valencia Town Center between Citrus and
Students enrolled in the Water Systems Technology (WST) program at College of the Canyons will now have even more opportunities to begin a career in the state’s all important water industry, thanks to a new partnership and internship agreement with the Newhall County Water District (NCWD). Housed at the college’s Canyon Country campus, the WST program is designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of drinking water treatment and distribution processes.
The College of the Canyons Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) program can help students achieve their career goals faster and more efficiently through a variety of pre-established internship programs available to COC students.
It will be an evening of exciting dance as D’Wilfri DanceArt and Entertainment present The Oshun Wings Showdance, A Taste of Afrocuban. You won’t want to miss out, as this spectacular showdance has never been seen before in Santa Clarita. Come and enjoy the beauty and extravagance as the dancers take the stage on Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
The College of the Canyons Health & Wellness Center will host a Suicide Prevention Awareness Event designed to provide students and community members with access to important mental health resources, while bringing attention to the staggering amount of college students who commit suicide each year. The two-day event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday May 7, and Wednesday May 8, in the COC Valencia campus Honor Grove.
Mark your calendars for this year’s 10th annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) Challenge. This year’s challenge will take place on Thursday, May 16, during California’s biggest bicycle commute – Bike to Work Week, May 13 through May 17. There is no cost to enter, plus there will be bicycle pit stops around town and raffle prizes for participants to win!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8, for the annual Pine Mountain Club Wine in the Pines, in Pine Mountain Village Center. For four hours, from noon to 4 p.m., you’ll be able to taste exciting wines from California’s fabled Central Coast, with dozens of premiere wineries to choose from. If wine isn’t on your favorite list, Stella Artois will be available in a signature glass.
Reine says she paints what she loves: horses riding into the wide-open spaces and her favorite ranch dog, Mariya. Born in France, Reine came to America as a young girl and pursued her artistry in numerous environments and cultures. The one that she continues to feel the strongest love for has been that of the American West. From rodeos to ranch life, as a devoted horsewoman she has captured her experiences through her paintings and photographic media. Reine now lives in Agua Dulce.
Dr. Barbakow’s service to local organizations is legendary. He served as Board President and Member Emeritus of The Child & Family Center, was the President of the Betty Ferguson Foundation, and with his wife, Rise, chaired the Boys & Girls Club Auction.
Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley presents its 2nd Annual “Gentlemen for a Cause” fundraiser. This exciting event will be on Saturday evening, June 8 at the beautiful Westridge Clubhouse in Valencia beginning at 6 p.m. Co-chairs Suzanne Stone and Lorraine Furden say, “This fundraiser is going to be the event of the year that you do not want to miss!”
Santa Clarita…the votes for the 3rd Annual Ultimate in Dining Awards are in! Stay tuned as award winners will be announced in the June/July issue of élite Magazine. Be sure and check out who was voted the Ultimate in Dining for 2013. The voting hasn’t stopped as we are asking readers to choose their favorite beauty and fitness business professionals.
The American literary classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, from the novel by Harper Lee and Sponsored by Mission View Public Schools will make its debut on The REP stage for the first time beginning May 10.
For many women, having a baby is one of life’s happiest experiences. For Kathy Yeyna, it was one of the hardest. Ten weeks before her due date with her third child, Kathy’s husband surprised her with these words: “I love you, but I’m not in love with you. If it weren’t for the kids, I’d divorce you right now.”