Publishers Note September 2007 As summer comes to a close and autumn is near, a wonderful aspect of our valley is that our nights are still warm enough for beautiful long walks through the paseo’s and the lovely parks that Santa Clarita has to offer.
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September Cover Story
Light The Night, Saving Lives One Step at a Time - Our Cover Story This year’s Light The Night walk to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be on Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. at Bridgeport Park in Santa Clarita. Volunteers, patients, survivors, families, friends and local businesses will join together for an evening of hope, the hope to find a cure for blood cancers. Light The Night is a nationwide walk supported by walk teams and individual walkers. Walk teams are made up of families, co-workers, schools and friends ... Read More >>
As the 2007-2008 school year approaches, the Hart District is placing the finishing touches on two modernization projects. Both Arroyo Seco Junior High School and Saugus High School will open their doors to students who have witnessed the transformation of their campus over the last few years. While some work will not be completed until a week or two after the year begins, all of the major modernization will be completed.
A Place to Be Just a Kid Again Santa Clarita residents are invited to Shell We Camp, a dinner and fall carnival for adults on September 29 at The Painted Turtle camp. The Painted Turtle is part of the international family of Hole in the Wall camps founded by actor Paul Newman, but it is the only camp west of the Mississippi River. Painted Turtle campers are children from the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond with one of 12 chronic or life-threatening medical conditions. All campers attend completely free of charge f ... Read More >>
The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Charitable Foundation has awarded the Fine and Performing Arts Division at College of the Canyons $10,000 per year, which will be distributed to as many as 10 students as scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000 each. The first scholarships will be awarded in fall 2007 to students studying theatre, dance, music and fine arts at the college.
Magic Mountain Parkway/I-5 Interchange Improvements The contractor, Security Paving Construction, has begun working on the outlet structure that connects to the storm drain box that leads into the Santa Clara River. The city’s on-site biologist, Entrix, is monitoring the construction activities on a daily basis. All necessary permitting has been secured from the various environmental agencies. Read More >>
CTG and SCRT
CTG and SCRT Receive $43,000 Performing Arts Grant Executive and Artistic Director of the Canyon Theatre Guild, TimBen Boydston, announced that the Guild was recently approved to receive a Performing Arts Grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. “Many thanks to our County Supervisor, Michael Antonovich, the Board of Supervisors and the L.A. County Arts Commission,” Boydston said. Read More >>
The 2008 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race will take place February 17 to 24, 2008, as confirmed today by AEG, presenters of the record-setting ‘Tour de France-style’ cycling road race staged across many of California’s most scenic state highways, roadways and coastline drives. Already considered cycling’s most important and successful road race held in the United States, the event’s third running will cover more than 700 miles (increased
Zonta Wine Tasting Event An evening under the stars and wine tasting led by wine educator John Bauccio was a great success. The event was hosted in the backyard of Zontian Sue Hayward and her husband Al on July 28. 65 Zontians and guests enjoyed the evening’s festivities. Read More >>
The Santa Clarita Street Art Festival On September 29 and 30, 2007, the Santa Clarita Street Art Festival, sponsored by Lockheed Federal Credit Union, will highlight a spectrum of artistic talent in Old Town Newhall. This exciting two-day festival will be located along San Fernando Road between Lyons Avenue and 5th Street. The Street Art Festival is a free outdoor event, open to the public and features live entertainment: international dance performances, live music, fine arts and crafts, interactive activities and the f... Read More >>
Sergeant A.J. Rotella
Crime is Everyone's Business: New City Sheriff's Business Alliance Program to Begin This month, the City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station launched the City of Santa Clarita Business Alliance program. Coordinated through the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station and its Business Relations Office, the new City of Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Business Alliance program will utilize department personnel and station volunteers to assist in maintaining a database, outreach to our business community, sending out frequent communications and faci... Read More >>
The year 2007 is only half over, but one of Santa Clarita’s newest non-profit organizations is hard at work planning their first major fundraising event. LETMESAIL, Inc., Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living, is a rapidly growing non-profit organization designed to promote the social, mental, and physical well-being of individuals with disabilities and their family members.
Ryan Arklin was riding his dirt bike downward along a trail with his friends in an area just east of the Golden State 5 Freeway at Calgrove on Saturday, January 6, 2007, when the then 15-year-old attempted to brake to reduce the speed of his descent.
LARC Ranch’s annual fundraiser, scheduled for Sunday, September 30 at LARC Ranch, will feature The British Invasion, the world’s best Beatle Tribute Act, with lunch and refreshments beginning at 1 p.m. and the concert scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
On August 7, 2007 the Santa Clarita Valley came together to support the National Night Out event. The City of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encouraged residents to get to know their neighbors in an effort to prevent crime in our community. The City of Santa Clarita is dedicated to keeping our streets safe and preventing crime. By participating in the National Night Out event, community members sent a message that our neighborhoods are striv
Director of Community Development Paul Brotzman has a great sense of humor and a love for the City of Santa Clarita. Brotzman has been working for the City for over two years and is very passionate about what he does.