Looking to prepare women in case they are attacked, Tammy Castor, head of Campus Safety at College of the Canyons hosts a free Women’s Self Defense course every fall and spring on the COC campus. Castor describes the course stating, “This class helps women to feel empowered about themselves. It’s for all women, not just COC students. It gives women choices when defending themselves and helps them think about safety without being paranoid.”
On April 18, 2013, KHTS family and friends traveled to the Staples Center in Los Angeles to cheer on the Los Angeles Kings as they took on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Before the game, KHTS family and friends were treated with a behind the scenes tour of the Staples Center. The tour allowed KHTS family and friends to go onto the ice, step outside the Los Angeles Kings locker room, sit on the Kings' bench, and even got a chance to meet and talk with LA Kings' announcer Nick Nickson.
PK's Chocolates has been serving the Santa Clarita Valley out of their Canyon Country store since 2010. Owners Pat Dirickson and Kim Larsen first met in 1999, and after transitioning out of careers in finance, launched their chocolate business.“With every day comes new challenges and new adventures. PK's Chocolates has been in business (retail store) for two years. As our anniversary came we've decided that we could no longer support the retail business and will be closing our doors. We are very sad about this as we've met so many wonderful people, customers, networking friends, the chamber, etc. We will be moving forward to new careers but will be around for boutiques and shows." said Pat and Kim
College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita hosted its first TEDx event last Thursday, giving speakers in various areas of technology, business and education a chance to share their knowledge the topic of connectivity — specifically how connected communities can increase the wellbeing of individuals, and as a result, improve global welfare. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences - the TED Conference on the West Coast each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer - TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
The Newhall American Legion Post 507 partnered with the SCV Chamber of Commerce Thursday to host the Sgt. Ian Gelig Memorial Scholarship fundraiser to benefit a local veteran with a $2,000 scholarship to assist in attending college.
Irwin Wiener decided not to pursue a career in the arts after studying music in college, but later in life, he made his way back to the canvas. While enjoying retirement, the 92-year-old has been painting, and he recently put on a show to support the Alzheimer’s Association. His wife was recently diagnosed with the disease.
On Sunday, April 21st, the Santa Clarita Swap Meet celebrated its 50th anniversary. There was a live band playing, prizes to be won including a 42 inch flat screen tv, and raffles. The KHTS 1948 Mac Fire Truck made an appearance. Lovers of antiques would enjoy perusing all the various booths with their wide assortment of collectibles. Part of the swap meet is a farmers market where people can buy fresh produce. There are also food vendors and a beer garden. For the kids there were jumpies and pony rides. The Santa Clarita Swap Meet is located at the old Saugus Speedway on Soledad Canyon Road. They are open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 AM to 1 PM and Sundays 7 to 2.
On Saturday, April 20th, the Circle of Hope hosted their 9th annual 5K Run/Walk at Castaic Lake North Shore. There were many other events including a car show, a 1K fun run, and a competitive 5K run. People could bring their dogs to join them on their walk; the dogs even received a special bandana. For the hungry walkers and runners there was a barbeque including hamburgers. Along with the main events, there were vendors selling various wares. The car show was peoples choice, attendees could vote on their favorite car. Circle of Hope ia a nonprofit organization that assists breast cancer patients and their families in the community of Santa Clarita.