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March 1, 2017: Just Drawing at ARTree Community Arts Center

March 01, 2017 06:00 pm

Come to the ARTree Community Arts Center for an unsupervised chance to draw at your leisure using objects and models. Just bring a pencil and paper.

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March 2, 2017: 10 by 10: Variety Night at The Main

March 02, 2017 07:00 pm

10 by 10 is a variety night giving performers a chance to take the stage and perform for a live audience. Each month, ten performers will be selected to perform a 10-minute piece of their choosing, such as, short live theatre pieces, dance, monologues, improv, comedy, and music, and more.

This week, the cast includes:

STORYTELLING from Sharon Houston
Sharon is a stand up veteran who has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, and VH1. She’s starred on several hidden camera shows including MTV’s “Punk’d”, Disney Channel’s “Code 9”, and Oxygen’s “Celebrities Undercover.”

MUSIC by Alex Wand
Alex is a LA-based, Grammy Award-winning performer and composer who has performed at venues and festivals throughout the globe. Currently he writes for film and video with recent projects including The Harvest Run (full-length documentary) and Porcupine (dramatic narrative starring W. Earl Brown).

MAGIC with Brian Hoffman
Brian is an active magician and a member of Ring 280 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians in Santa Clarita. Brian is also a Magician Member of the World Famous Magic Castle.

STORYTELLING by Vicki Juditz
Vicki Juditz has performed stories all over the world winning both Moth StorySLAMs and GrandSLAMS. She has had comic roles on Everybody Loves Raymond, YES, DEAR, My Name is Earl, and others.

COMEDY with Steve Saracino
Steve is an actor, writer, and also does music composition, musical theater, musical theater direction, improv, and is even a classroom teacher, and a successful varsity baseball coach in San Diego.

FILM SHORT “The Reinvention of Normal”
“The Reinvention of Normal” is a short film that follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas….Taking the normal and turning it into something unique. Directed, filmed and produced by Liam Saint-Pierre, this charming film celebrates the joy of creativity and invites us all to reconsider what it means to be normal.

COMEDY with Jeanne Whitney
Jeanne is a comedian who performs nightly in Los Angeles, and all over California and the Midwest.

STORYTELLING by Kim Kalish
Kim Kalish has been seen on Conan, at all the Upright Citizens Brigade stages and oh so many basement bars in New York and LA. She’s produced viral videos that went international (you haven’t lived till people are tweeting at you at 2 in the morning in Polish), has been LA Weekly’s Pick of the Week, and has performed in numerous comedy festivals. Most importantly, she’s a lover of goat cheese and toast. Put those two things together and watch the sparks fly.

MUSIC with Steve Messick
Long-time local of Santa Clarita, Steve Messick brings to the stage a vibrant and entertaining repertoire from around the world. Inspired by a passion for travel, Steve and his accordion will whisk you away on a musical journey through the international sounds of destinations abroad.

MUSIC with The New Mexican
The New Mexican is 10 by 10’s “house one-man-band” playing a blend of country blues featuring banjo, harmonica, guitar, and percussion.

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March 2, 2017: Biloxi Blues at West Ranch High School

March 02, 2017 07:00 pm

The West Ranch High School Theatre Arts Department presents Biloxi Blues, winner of the 1985 Tony Award for Best Play!

Written by American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world.

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March 2, 2017: JAM Session & Concert – Bollywood Dance at Old Town Newhall Library

March 02, 2017 07:00 pm

Dance to the beat, play an instrument, and experience something unexpected with JAM Sessions, fun, interactive music and dance events hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation. The evening integrates live dance instruction from professional instructors with live band performances.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a chair if you just plan on listening to the music. JAM Sessions are participatory and centered around movement and music. All JAMs are FREE, and all ages and skill levels are welcome.

This month’s theme is Bollywood Dance.

Combine jazz and hip-hop with modern and traditional Indian dance and you get the energetic sounds and movements of Bollywood. Twirl, twist and step with Achinta S. McDaniel and dancers from Blue13 Dance Company who make it easy to pick up the moves of this popular dance. Live music from 2 Dhol drummers and a live DJ.

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March 3, 2017: Biloxi Blues at West Ranch High School

March 03, 2017 07:00 pm

The West Ranch High School Theatre Arts Department presents Biloxi Blues, winner of the 1985 Tony Award for Best Play!

Written by American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world.

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March 4, 2017: It’s All in the Numbers – Art Exhibit Reception at Santa Clarita City Hall

March 04, 2017 06:00 pm

The City of Santa Clarita is hosting a reception for the exhibit “It’s All in the Numbers.”

The exhibit will be displayed in conjunction with the cities One Story One City program, which is presented by the Santa Clarita Libraries. The book for 2017 is “Rise of the Rocket Girls.” It tells the story of the women who served as “human computers” for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Artworks in the exhibit feature a variety of themes including numbers, math, and rocket science.

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March 4, 2017: 36th Annual District Honor Band Concert at Hart High School

March 04, 2017 07:00 pm

The Hart School District presents its annual honor band concert. Top junior high and high school student musicians from throughout the Hart School District will perform at the Hart High School Auditorium. The more than 175 students from local junior high and high schools were selected from a field of more than 800 talented students.

The annual concert is directed by guest conductors who are either university directors or other prominent music educators.

This year, the high school honor band will be conducted by Dr. Lawrence Stoffel from California State University, Northridge. Professor Stoffel is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician throughout California and the United States. He is also a local resident of Santa Clarita.

The junior high school honor band will be conducted by Randy Gilpin, who served as an instrumental music director in the William S. HArt Union School District. He served at both Canyon High School and Rancho Pico Junior High School.

Several honor scholarships will be presented at the concert.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Bigger, better and wetter than ever, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is ready to keep Southern Californian’s cool all summer long. The water park opens for its 23rd season on Saturday, May 27 with over 23 unique slides and attractions for the entire family.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Get ready for the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands to once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia. Established 18 years ago, the series will once again feature regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting while offering interactive activities for adults and children.
Monday, May 22, 2017
The city of Santa Clarita will once again host its annual Summer Bash celebration for Santa Clarita Valley residents and visitors.
Monday, May 22, 2017
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Reyes Winery is hosting the fifth annual Sierra Pelona Wine Festival on Saturday, May 20 and the SCV Senior Center is offering discounted tickets for this day of gourmet food, wine tastings, and more.
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Tuesday urged Congress to reject President Trump’s federal education budget proposal, which includes deep cuts to teacher training, after school programs, mental health services, advanced coursework, and many other important programs.
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On May 16, 2017, the State Water Resources Quality Control Board approved an amendment to the Los Angeles Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) to incorporate Salt and Nutrient Management Measures for the Upper Santa Clara River Basin.
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Valencia Water Company (VWC) is encouraging customers to maintain their water-saving achievements from the recent drought and take advantage of improved rebates, incentives, online workshops and other resources to secure permanent water efficiencies inside their homes and for their landscapes.
Valencia Water Company Expands Rebates to Help Home Water-Use Efficiencies
Bigger, better and wetter than ever, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is ready to keep Southern Californian’s cool all summer long. The water park opens for its 23rd season on Saturday, May 27 with over 23 unique slides and attractions for the entire family.
May 27: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashes Into Summer
Princess Cruises, the world’s largest premium cruise line, and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (Friendship Association) officially began Majestic Princess’ journey from Rome to China which will feature a cultural exchange program themed “Telling the Chinese Story along the Silk Road Sea Route.”
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Four California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) employees who showed courage in the face of danger have been presented with the Governor's State Employee Medal of Valor Award.
Caltrans’ Employees Receive Highest Honor for State Public Servants
In recognition of how vital small businesses are to local economies, the City of Los Angeles and Small Business Administration (SBA) Resource Partners awarded John Pictaggi, owner of National Glass, an Outstanding Small Business Award at City Hall on May 1.
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From Thursday to Saturday, nine student-athletes from The Master’s University will compete at the NAIA National Championships at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
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Brian Mundell drove in the final three runs to propel the JetHawks to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the San Jose Giants on Tuesday night at The Hangar.
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Tuesday, Representative Steve Knight’s (CA-25) bill, No Hero Left Untreated Act, passed unanimously from the House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate for consideration.
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The COC SBDC is hosting a local pitch competition on June 1, as part of InnovateHER 2017. The SBA National competition with cash prizes totaling $70,000 in the final round is scheduled for September 2017.
June 1: COC SBDC Hosts InnovateHER Pitch Competition
According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Santa Clarita Valley on Wednesday, May 24.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for Santa Clarita Valley
The median price of single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley that closed escrow during April was $555,000, up 3.1 percent from April 2017 and 3.7 percent higher than March.
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The SCV Senior Center is offering a new class that will teach attendees the art of crochet and jewelry making.
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Get ready for the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands to once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia. Established 18 years ago, the series will once again feature regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting while offering interactive activities for adults and children.
2017 Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series Announced
Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday a record $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target, in response to allegations that over 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised during the 2013 holiday season after the company failed to provide reasonable data security.
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Detectives with the Sheriff’s Station’s Narcotics Unit arrested five suspects Tuesday morning in connection a raid on a suspected drug house.
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Craig Schlitter’s run of seven-straight quality starts came to an end as the Lancaster JetHawks fell to the Inland Empire 66ers, 6-1, on Monday night at San Manuel Stadium.
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Caltrans has adopted California’s first statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan, Toward an Active California, which lays out policies and actions to support active modes of transportation.
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