Despite an overcast sky, thousands turned out for the Child & Family Center’s Taste of the Town on Sunday at Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia. For a $65 entry fee, visitors had about four hours to eat as much as they want from free samplings provided by local restaurants, such as Jersey Mike’s, Bella Cucina, Nana’s Banana Bread, Salt Creek, Robinson Ranch and about three dozen more. There were also VIP tickets available for $100.
After searching for several hours, Sheriff’s Station deputies and wardens with the Department of Fish and Game worked together to sedate a black bear Monday in Canyon Country. The first sightings came from local residents around 6 a.m., which were then reported to local officials.
On Sunday, May 5th, the Santa Clarita Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce hosted a Cinco de Mayo celebration. There were performances including dancing and singing. There was also Zumba, face painting, bilingual book reading in the library, and various vendors. Cinco de Mayo is the official date when the Mexican army defeated France in 1862. It has become an American tradition and celebrated all over the country with food, parades, Mexican folk dancing, and mariachis. This event took place on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
On Sunday morning, May 5th, the Assistance League of Santa Clarita hosted their 22nd annual 5K run/walk at Newhall Park. All proceeds from the event go to support the "Operation School Bell" program in the Santa Clarita Valley. This program provides clothing and shoes to students in elementary and junior high school in the William S. Hart, Castaic Union, Newhall, Saugus, and Sulfur Springs school districts. Last year, over 1,800 students recieved new school clothes and shoes. People showed up early Sunday morning to show support, run for a good cause, and have fun.
In an effort to foster unity among students across the Santa Clarita Valley, Yes I Can nonprofit hosted their 10th annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social Inclusion Concert, Saturday, at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Centre Pointe Parkway.
Elizabeth M. Hopp, the 2013 Santa Clarita Valley Woman of the Year, was nominated by the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer. She has held various positions on the Board of Directors, chaired committees, worked tirelessly, and provided invaluable insight to this highly successful nonprofit organization. Steve Sturgeon is our 2013 Santa Clarita Valley Man of the Year! He was nominated by the SCV Child & Family Center and also the Rotary Club of SCV.
At least one hundred people gathered at Westfield Valencia Town Center on Saturday, May 4 in support of the American Cancer Society and in preparation for the annual Relay for Life. The Survivors Luncheon/Reception was catered by El Caballero Restaurant and held to honor those who have been affected by cancer.
The fate of a plot of land home to a 150-year-old oak tree that recently fell apart is uncertain, the property’s manager said Thursday. “It was kinda heartbreaking to see this thing fall apart the way it did,” Chris Hailstone, property manager for Intertex, “It was quite shocking the way it fell apart.”
On Sunday, April 28th, the Santa Clarita Artists' Association hosted a spring art festival and sale at Le Chene French Cuisine Gardens. Thirty different artists came to show and sell their original works of art. The mission of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association is to promote art in the Santa Clarita Valley by "making visual art visible." They have a variety of educational programs and also award scholarships to high school and college students in the SCV. Le Chene is located on Sierra Highway in Agua Dolce. Le Chene offered a 15% discount on brunch or lunch. The art show was free to the public.
On Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th, KHTS presented their 4th Annual Home & Garden Show & Emergency Expo at the Hyatt here in Santa Clarita. Over 100 vendors came to present and show their wares and services. There was also a blood drive hosted by Kaiser Permanente; donators received free movie tickets and a raffle entry. The KHTS Home and Garden Show offered various activities throughout the day including: drop, cover and hold demonstration, puppet show, kids crafts, how to treat snake bite and bee stings, and roving concerts. Many of the vendors were holding raffles and giving away prizes. The Emergency Expo featured many different emergency services and emergency responders. Many vendors were showing alternative eco-friendly systems for the home. The event was free to the public.