[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Santa Clarita CA
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
Today in
S.C.V. History
August 14
1986 - Canyon Country's Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Valley is home to many celebrities, including Olympic ice skating medalist Lloyd Eisler and the original “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer,” actress Kristy Swanson.

kristswansonThe SCV has long served as Hollywood’s “backlot” with film and television productions using the streets, neighborhoods and canyons of the SCV as backdrops to everything from “Star Trek” to “24.”

Celebrities throughout the years, like Western silent film star William S. Hart, film star Harry Carey, Jr., Cheryl Ladd of “Charlie’s Angels,” Linda Gray of “Dallas,” Rick Hearst of “General Hospital” and “Twilight’s” Taylor Lautner, have called the SCV home.

Swanson, a resident of the SCV since 2009, is probably best known for her starring role in the 1992 film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Other film projects have included “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Flowers in the Attic,” “Big Daddy” and “Dude, Where’s my Car?” She has also worked extensively on television, recently on the USA series “Psych,” and has more than three dozen movies to her credit.

She was nominated in 2011 for the Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance by the Movieguide Awards for her starring role in film “What If…”

Her latest film, “A Lesson in Romance,” starring Swanson and Scott Grimes, will air at 3 p.m. Saturday on the Hallmark Channel. The Hallmark Channel original movie is about a mother (Swanson) seeking to reconnect with her family by enrolling with them in college.

Swanson will also star in “Beethoven’s Treasure Tail” to be shown “on demand pay-per-view” on cable and satellite providers and released on DVD. The film is from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and is the eighth in the “Beethoven” series featuring the large, loveable St. Bernard, Beethoven. The film stars Swanson, Jonathan Silverman and Morgan Fairchild and will be released this summer.

Swanson recently completed filming on “Merry Ex-Mas,” a film shot for Starz Movie Channel and ION TV. The film stars Swanson and Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”) It will premiere later this year during the holiday season.

Fine art model

Last week Swanson worked as a model for artist David Uhl. Uhl’s fine art includes many paintings of motorcycles. Swanson dressed up in a “Steampunk” costume for her photo shoot for Uhl. He will craft a piece of fine art from the photos. His prints can fetch more than $2,000 at original release prices.

santa-clarita-actress-kristy-swanson-appear-hallmarkAmong his better-known works is “The Reckoning,” released in 2013 with singer Steven Tyler as the model.

“He is an amazing artist,” said Swanson. “His work is gorgeous. I wish I owned one of each of his works.”

The painting which features Swanson will be unveiled at the end of June and also featured at the 74th Annual Sturgis, S.D. Motorcycle Rally in August.


In addition to her film, television and model work Swanson has entered the ranks of entrepreneurs with aDRESSitGOLF apparel, a stylish line of golf wear for women.

Swanson works the creative side of the company while Eisler works the corporate side of the venture as CEO.

Swanson describes herself as a “casual golfer” and participates in a number of charity fundraisers and celebrity tournaments each year. In March 2012 at the Murray Bros. Caddyshack Celebrity Golf Classic she decided she wanted to wear something other than “a man’s polo shirt that is bright pink and called ladies golf wear.”

She grabbed an Eva Varro dress from her closet and wore it to the tournament.

“People went crazy, the men and the women all loved the idea,” Swanson said.

The result was aDRESSitGOLF.

Fitting her new venture into her hectic life as a wife and mother hasn’t been easy, said Swanson. But after two years of working with Varro to design and manufacture the apparel aDRESSitGOLF is now available online atwww.adressitgolf.com.

For individuals wanting to “shop local” aDRESSitGOLF apparel is manufactured in Los Angeles and the company website features photos of the clothing shot at Tournament Players Club in Valencia and featuring local models. The company is headquartered in Valencia.

Swanson said it was important to her that the clothing fit a variety of body types and sizes.

“I wanted clothes that are stylish, comfortable and fun to wear,” she said. “I’m in my 40s, I’m a mom and there are parts of my body that have changed. I like that I can wear something that is flattering and comfortable.”

Prices are competitive with men’s golf wear, said Swanson.

The line includes long and short dresses, long-sleeved, cap sleeved and sleeveless pieces for wear before, during and after golf in a variety of colors and patterns. Three of the dresses are reversible and the collection also includes leggings and belts.

“These are dresses you can wear on the golf course or to lunch or dinner,” said Swanson. “You can travel with these clothes, you can wash them in the sink at the hotel and they dry like a bathing suit. They are easy to take care of.”

Swanson said the clothes are “comfortable, they breathe and move with you and dry quickly.”

“I like that when I am wearing the clothes I don’t feel restricted, nothing ‘pulls’ at me,” she said.

Eisler and Swanson moved to the SCV in 2009 and have lived in Saugus and Valencia. They have one son, Magnus, 7.

Swanson said she “loves” living in the SCV. “It’s a great place to live and the schools are wonderful,” she said.

For more information about Kristy Swanson visit www.adressitgolf.com.



Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment

    Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018
    Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Aug. 15 - Aug. 17:
    Monday, Aug 13, 2018
    The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley the week of Aug. 13-19, 2018.
    Friday, Aug 10, 2018
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation on Friday launched the Academy Software Foundation to provide a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries.
    Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
    Introducing the Knights of Improv and Comedy, where comedy is king and anything can happen. Join the quest for fun and laughter at these special performances throughout the 2018/19 Season.
    Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
    Join the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation for Yoga Kula Festival, the premier yoga festival hosted by Yoga Yoga of the Santa Clarita Valley, bringing unity and awareness in the heart of the SCV. (Kula means community).
    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Aug. 15 - Aug. 17:
    Aug. 15-17: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
    Walk season is quickly approaching, and it's time to turn up the heat in the fight to end Alzheimer's.
    Walk to End Alzheimer’s Offers up New Challenge
    Twelve people are challenging incumbent Mayor Laurene Weste, Mayor Pro-tem Marsha McLean and Councilman Bill Miranda in the upcoming November 6 election. They are:
    List of Candidates Running for City Council Released
    As always with the schools, there is going to be congestion twice per day with the drop off and pick up of students. Drivers need to be extra patient in these areas to help traffic flow.
    SCV Sheriff’s Offer Back to School Safety Tips
    The Valley Industry Association will be holding its, "Hot August Nights Party," on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a night of fun, friends and a little business.
    Aug. 23: Valley Industry Association’s Hot August Nights Party
    Your personal brand is the engine of a successful career. Having a strong online presence can lead to new jobs and career opportunities.
    COC’s Community Education to Hold Personal Branding Workshop
    The Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold their next meeting Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Aug. 15: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
    Santa Clarita RE/MAX Realtor Josh Sinatra, of Sinatra Real Estate, spearheads back-to-school donation drive to help people in need.
    Local Realtor Hosting Shoe Donation Drive for People in Need
    Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is pleased to announce that Logix Federal Credit Union has generously stepped forward to sponsor a palliative care teddy bear program at the hospital to help children feel supported and comforted when faced with the passing of a parent.
    Logix Steps Forward to Help Henry Mayo’s Palliative Bear Program
    The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) actively encourages parents or community members who know of a child (birth to age 22) who may have special needs to contact their local school district office.
    SCV School Districts Providing Services for Special Needs Students
    The WiSH Education Foundation is thrilled to announce that its fourth annual signature event, Cocktails on the Roof, is back on Sept. 7, 2018. The event runs from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Sept. 7:  Cocktails on the Roof Benefiting WiSH Foundation
    Here is the Newhall Public Safety and Crime Information Report for July 30, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018:
    Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Commercial Burglary in Newhall
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA – After sweeping Rancho Cucamonga in Lancaster last weekend, the JetHawks were swept by the Quakes at LoanMart Field after falling Sunday afternoon, 5-2. The JetHawks scored the first two runs of the game, but were held to just three hits after.
    Quakes Sweep JetHawks
    The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
    Aug. 15: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
    Here is the Valencia Public Safety & Crime Information Report for July 23, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018:
    Crime Blotter: Burglary, Robbery, Grand Theft in Valencia
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Matt Dennis set a career-high with 11 strikeouts, but Lancaster fell to Rancho Cucamonga, 3-1, Saturday night at LoanMart Field. Dennis took the loss despite allowing only two runs in six innings.
    JetHawks Fall to Rancho Cucamonga
    Here is the Stevenson Ranch Public Safety and Crime Information Report for July 27, 2018 - Aug. 2, 2018:
    Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Domestic Violence in Stevenson Ranch
    Saugus High School’s cheerleading squads are hosting a cheer clinic fundraiser Sept. 23 that will teach cheer skills to kindergartners through eighth graders, who will then have an opportunity to cheer the first quarter of a Saugus varsity football game in October.
    Sept. 23: Saugus High Cheer Squads Hosting Youth Clinic
    1986 - Canyon Country's Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]
    The historic Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus, destroyed by fire late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, probably cannot be rebuilt at its current location because of permit and code requirements, Angeles National Forest officials said Monday.
    Forest Service Unlikely to OK New Big Oaks Lodge in Same Spot
    The Lancaster JetHawks saw their six-game win streak come to an end in a 7-4 loss to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Friday night at LoanMart Field.
    JetHawks Streak Snapped in Loss to Quakes Friday
    The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley the week of Aug. 13-19, 2018.
    ‘Santa Clarita Diet,’ ‘America’s Got Talent’ Now Filming in SCV
    The Los Angeles County West Vector Control District and the County Department of Public Health have confirmed that a mosquito sample collected in Playa Vista is the first positive for the St. Louis Encephalitis virus in the county for 2018.
    St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Found in LA County Mosquitoes
    1961 - First Mass celebrated at new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (3rd building) in Newhall. Cardinal McIntyre attends [story]
    A fire broke out inside the historic Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon late Saturday night, and by early Sunday, the popular 2-story wooden restaurant building was gone.
    Witness: Kitchen Fire Destroys Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon (Video)
    1944 - Newhall Refinery on Sierra Highway destroyed by fire (then rebuilt) [watch film]
    2018 - Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon burns down. [video]
    The Los Angeles Dodgers placed All-Star closer Kenley Jansen on the 10-day disabled list with an irregular heartbeat and recalled switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.
    Irregular Heartbeat Lands Dodgers Closer Kenley Jansen on DL
    The Los Angeles Dodgers Friday announced that fans 21 years of age and older will be able to purchase beer from in-seat vendors at Dodger Stadium starting at Monday’s 7:10 p.m. game against the San Francisco Giants.
    Dodgers to Start In-Seat Beer Service Monday
    The historic Rim of the Valley Corridor may be added to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area if a U.S. Senate Energy Committee subcommittee moves to approve legislation authored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California).
    Senate May Add Rim of Valley Corridor to Santa Monica Mountains Rec Area
    A San Francisco jury on Friday found that Monsanto must pay $250 million in punitive damages to a school groundskeeper because its Roundup weed killer caused his fatal lymphoma, the first such verdict against the agrochemical giant.
    Jury: Roundup Kills More Than Weeds; Monsanto Must Pay $289 Mil.
    A federal judge Friday praised the joint plan by federal officials and the American Civil Liberties Union to quickly reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
    Judge Praises Feds’ Plan to Reunite Immigrant Families
    The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling from the 10-day disabled list and optioned switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.
    Dodgers Reinstate Hurler Ross Stripling
    The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Aug. 14, starting at 9:30 a.m.
    Aug. 14: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation on Friday launched the Academy Software Foundation to provide a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries.
    AMPAS, Linux Launch Academy Software Foundation
    The Saugus Union School District is gearing up for the 2018-2019 school year.
    Saugus Union Readies for 2018-2019 School Year