College of the Canyons hosted their Big Summer Rush event on Friday and Saturday. “The Big Summer Rush events purpose it to be able to get students enrolled in classes because the last couple years we have been telling students that our classes are full.” said Wendy Tujillo, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator of College of the Canyons.
While on the "Friday Matinee" with George Cummings, this group of young musicians performed their cover versions of Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You," the Beatles' "Let It Be," Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive," and the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There." If you missed it, you can listen here. With 14-year-old lead vocalist and pianist Elisha Soronio, 12-year-old lead guitarist Marco Soronio, 12-year-old Jason Leopold on bass, 11-year-old guitarist and singer Robin Thompson, and 11-year-old Logan Sheppard on drums this band navigates through rock classics but branch out to cover other genres as well.
It is noticeable that once they start playing, they are seized by the music and are fully consumed and dedicated to their brimming enthusiasm for the music they are playing.
Six Flags Magic Mountain reaches new heights yet again with the opening of the brand new roller coaster,Full Throttle. Gaining another world record, Magic Mountain has designed Full Throttle to be the tallest, fastest-looping roller coaster in the world. Not only does Full Throttle break records, but it is truly one of a kind with a triple launch system, a 160 foot loop, plus a “Top Hat” that races over the outside of the loop with two forward launchers that accelerate the trains from zero to seventy, and a backward launch going into and out of an underground tunnel.
The Saugus Union School District governing board members voted 4-1 to vacate the seat held by Stephen Winkler on Tuesday night. The move comes after more than two months of investigation, according to SUSD board member Doug Bryce. Winkler voted against his own removal. "Well, you won't have Winkler to kick around anymore," Winkler said, after a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy escorted Winkler from the dais.
Santa Clarita Artists' Association members, Zony Gordon and Cecily Willis, presented their watercolor artwork at Fast Frame in Valencia on Saturday, June 8th. Their exhibition is titled “Two For the Road” and will be on display until June 30th. Gordan's work is inspired by Santa Clarita's nature and the community, while Willis enjoys being able to pursue her passion for watercolor after retiring from a long career as a graphic designer. All of the work at the exhibition was done in watercolor. A live artist demonstration will be on June 22.
The Castaic Aquatic Center opened for summer fun on Friday, May 31st. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation officials to present the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center Grand Opening and Dedication on Friday. The Center is a place for families to spend time and enjoy while being active and cooling off from the heat. At the opening, families enjoyed the amenities of compettion size pools, recreation pool and splash pad. Parks and Recreation officials were pleased to introduce this local summer getaway to the community so that they can have happier and healthier lives every summer.
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center officials put on their first ever Touch-A-Truck event Saturday in Central Park for families to enjoy. Santa Clarita citizens of all ages came to touch, sit in and honk the horns of dozens of trucks. Some of the vehicles featured were fire trucks, a hazardous materials truck, an ambulance, police cars, waste management trucks and construction vehicles. Food trucks, music and other exhibitors entertained guests and a dump truck even dumped beach balls out for all the kids.
On Saturday May 25th, the Santa Clarita Domestic Violence Center put on a "Fairy Berry Breakfast" and "Give A Fairy A Home & Beyond Contest" at The Tea Gardens in Newhall. Homemade Fairy houses were donated by the Santa Clarita community and put up for silent auction. Several creative fairy houses were displayed and a fairy chose which handmade house won the contest. Guests attended dressed up as fairies and enjoyed facepainting fun and were served a "Fairy Berry Breakfast." All procedes from the event were donated to the Santa Clarita Domestic Violence Center.