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.
The spring production at Repertory East Playhouse is Harper Lee’s American classic “To Kill A Mockingbird”. “Set in Alabama during the Great Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows the journey of Jem and Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man framed for a crime he didn’t commit.” The show is going on now through June 15; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm in Old Town Newhall.
Representatives from the Santa Clarita Valley Relay for Life met at the Valencia Marketplace to light candles on cupcakes and sing “Happy Birthday”. They celebrated American Cancer Sociey's 100th Birthday and all of the discoveries the society has made along the way. American Cancer Society has made amazing progress over the past one hundred years in its fight against cancer and looks forward to making even more progress in the next hundreds of years. Bake You Happy sold special American Cancer Society cupcakes at both of their locations with a portion of the procedes going towards the American Cancer Society.
Savia, a partnership with Real Life Church held its grand opening Saturday, May 4th in Newhall. This 23,600-square-foot community center took about a year to complete and took the place in what was supposed to be a grocery store. The first service was held May 5, and more than 500 people were in attendance. The church is making a huge impact on our community and is helping people to make better decisions in their life everyday. Real Life Church's growth will now be able to change more people's lives in the Santa Clarita Valley.
On May 31, 2013, Golden Valley High School hosted a Music Moves Concert in order to raise money for the school's music programs. The event is founded by parents of students who are looking to put funding back into high school music programs with the help of local businesses. Unlike any other typical high school fundraiser, Music Moves concerts allow for families, businesses, and friends to enjoy the band's music and dance to it for an overall wonderful night. Band members played all night long not only promoting themselves, but promoting the music program for future talented students. This was another very telling event of how Santa Clarita locals are always looking to invest in the community, specifically in the success of its youngsters.