Santa Clarita is home to many Jewish people, and their heritage and life stories add to the cultural richness of our valley. But Newhall resident Erika Schwartz has a particularly important life story to share.
Born in Hungary in 1944, Schwartz is the youngest Holocaust survivor still living in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Because she was an infant, Schwartz has no personal memories of World War II, but the stories told to her by her mother about their life back then are poignant and powerful.
The Child & Family Center of Santa Clarita has added four new exhibitors to its 25th Taste of the Town event, to be held on Sunday, May 5 from 1-5pm at Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia. The event will feature 40 of Santa Clarita’s best restaurants, caterers, and wine and beer sellers, all offering samples of their food and spirits.
Among the newly announced vendors who will be serving samples of their menu fare are Sisley Italian Kitchen, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Reyes Winery, and Nana’s Banana Bread.
There are still seven spots left for tonight’s Basic Search Engine Optimization--Keyword Research workshop in Valencia. The workshop, created by Nine Eye Interactive Media owner Chaz Key, is for entrepreneurs and proprietors who want to increase their Web presence.
The California State Senate’s Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Education has rejected Governor Jerry Brown’s effort to help the California State University (CSU) contain its employee healthcare costs. The Governor’s proposal would have enabled CSU to negotiate health benefits through collective bargaining.
Current law provides for 100 percent employer-paid coverage of CSU employee healthcare benefits. For most other state employees, the employer pays 80 percent of premium costs and the employee pays a 20 percent share.
The City of Santa Clarita is looking for teens and adults ages 15 years or older to volunteer at the 20th Annual Cowboy Festival. This year’s festival takes place at Melody Ranch Motion Pictures Studio and other venues within the City from Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21, 2013.
The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound (EFBC) Feline Conservation Center will host the first of three Twilight Tours of the year on Saturday, April 27. The Conservatory Center invites guests to visit during evening hours that day to learn more about wild cats and find out what they do at night.
Gracefest AV, a Christian music festival celebrating the gospel of Jesus Christ, returns to the Antelope Valley for its sixth year on Friday, September 20th & Saturday, September 21th. This year’s performing line-up will be announced this Sunday on KHTS AM 1220 at 6:00 p.m. on “The Rock” with Barry McKeever.
GraceFest AV presents Christian merchants and worldwide compassion ministries. The kid’s area will return providing supervised fun, games and activities for children.
Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) was one of 221 House Republicans to vote in favor of the Paul Ryan Budget. The latest Ryan budget plan is intended to balance the federal budget in ten years, overhaul Medicare and Medicaid, and foster a fiscal environment that will restore the economy and create jobs.
The Santa Clarita Valley Enterprise Zone is holding a free lunch seminar to help local businesses learn how to keep more of what they earn. The event is open to all business owners, general managers, HR managers, and accountants, and is also recommended for business located in the Valencia Commerce Center, Castaic or east Santa Clarita areas.