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.
Santa Clarita Valley’s Relay for Life participants started their walk to beating cancer Saturday morning. So far there are 136 teams with 1,566 participants who have raised $294,378 to help fund cancer research to “put the American Cancer Society out of business.” The walk started at 10:30am with the Survivor’s Walk after the Opening Ceremony. Throughout the day, hundreds of people have come to walk in support of loved ones or themselves. Locals gathered at this inspiring event to celebrate the lives of survivors, and remember those who were lost. Participants showed great motivation to fight back against this terrible disease whether they knew someone with cancer or not. Saturday's event contributed to the success of this global movement which is raising more than four billion dollars to fight cancer. Central Park, off of Bouquet Canyon Road, provided a great setting for this Relay for Life event with plenty of space for the over 1,000 participants that walked.
In response to the impact of the Powerhouse Fire, Fifth District county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich hosted a recovery workshop for the fire’s victims Tuesday. “The idea was to set up a one-stop shop to get questions answered,” said Anthony Akins, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector.
Los Angeles County Fire Department Fire Station #126officials presented the 3rd Annual Water Safety Expo in Valencia on Saturday. “This is the 3rd Annual Water Safety event at Fire Station 126 and we will get well over 1,000 people here today, maybe even more,” Battalion Chief Mark Savage said. “The topic is drowning prevention. What children, parents and adults can do to prevent a tragedy at their pool or bathtub.”
The 19th Annual Thunder on the Lot charity event was held Saturday in Antelope Valley. “Our mission remains firm, to help the kids in our community who truly need it the most,” Ron and Yvette Emard, Thunder on the Lot officials, said.
The Powerhouse Fire continues to blaze as the damage toll rises, but the 30,000 acre flames are nearly contained, said a leading official. 30 homes were destroyed, according to the latest count, in addition to 28 outbuildings. The total cost of the operation has risen to $20 million. The fire is 84 percent contained, and is not expected to grow beyond its current size.
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center officials held a free recruitment event on Friday for people seeking careers in industrial, clerical or transportation services. “We work with the WorkSource Center to help recruit employees to help support the local businesses in the community. We have partnered with them several times now and always had a great turnout. Great employees have come from this program and we would like to continue the partnership with the Worksource Center” said Erica Caban, Branch Manager for Staffmark.