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

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
60°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
May 27
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]


Erin and Jamie Schonauer

Co-Authors of “Early Burbank,” Erin and Jamie Schonauer. Photo Credit: CSUN Friends of the Oviatt Website.

California State University, Northridge’s Friends of the Oviatt Library will present identical twins Erin K. Schonauer and Jamie C. Schonauer with the San Fernando Valley Award for Nonfiction for their book, “Early Burbank,” which explores the city’s historic journey with the entertainment industry, media and aerospace.

The twin sisters will be honored from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Orange Grove Bistro on the southeast side of campus, located at 18111 Nordhoff St.

The sisters started their book with the intention of chronicling Burbank’s media roots, but were soon drawn to the city’s innovative nature and its creative and artistic environment and decided to expand their writing to cover the city’s full history. The pictorial history in “Early Burbank” spans almost 200 years of history — from the late 1800s to the 1970s — featuring the city’s aviation roots, early pioneers, media industries and Rose Parade floats.

“Historical research is an important way to open up the past to current and future generations,” said Delmar T. Oviatt Library Dean Mark Stover. “With their book, Erin and Jamie Schonauer have created a vivid journey into Burbank’s intriguing past through striking, unique photographs and graceful prose.”

With a motto of “two pens writing together as one,” the sisters said the special bond they share brings double the power and punch to their material, making the writing experience twice as fun.

“Writing and researching this book was a very fulfilling experience,” said Erin Schonauer. “We loved reaching out to the community, interviewing longtime residents and gathering historical photographs and stories. This book is special to us as we lived in Burbank for nearly 10 years, so having the opportunity to document part of Burbank’s rich history was a great honor for us. At the time, we were living in Burbank and really loved it there. We were compelled to explore the history of this vibrant and creative city.”

The twins are freelance writers for children’s magazines, and members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Children’s Writing Guild. Their media work with Radio Disney earned the Schonauer twins a Star Award from the Bay Area Society for Television, Advertising and Radio. Both sisters earned a master’s degree in radio and television from San Francisco State University. Their work has appeared in award-winning publications.

At the June 7 event, the sisters will present insights and excerpts from their work and sign copies of their book, which will be available for purchase during the event. The award reception is free and open to the public.

Reservations can be made online at the Friends of the Oviatt Library website, or by calling (818) 677-2638.

Complimentary parking is available in the G1 parking lot, located at the corner of Nordhoff Street and Zelzah Avenue. Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard-of-hearing persons needing interpreters, please call (818) 677-2638 in advance for arrangements.

The Oviatt Library is known as the heart of the CSUN campus. A complete listing of library events can be found at the library events website.

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.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS
LOCAL COLLEGE HEADLINES
Thursday, May 24, 2018
With a minute left on the clock, College of the Canyons soccer team captain Hailey Phipps scored a goal from 16 yards outside the box, lifting the Cougars to a 1-0 win against Moorpark College.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
The College of the Canyons Athletics department recently hosted its annual Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Dinner, honoring more than 90 student-athletes who will be earning an associate degree this semester and/or transferring to a four-year school in the fall.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
California State University, Northridge film professor Nate Thomas has earned a second regional Emmy Award nomination for a television public service announcement (PSA) campaign he directed and produced for the FBI on cybercrimes.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
The Los Angeles metropolitan area harbors the largest homeless population in the United States of America.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Santa Clarita ranks No. 182 -- dead last -- among the best cities in which to launch a post-college career, according to a new survey by WalletHub, and SCV Chamber Board Chairman Troy Hooper comments.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
1907 - John Wayne born in Iowa; got start in movies filmed in Placerita Canyon [watch one]
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has been honored with two achievement awards from the National Association of Counties.
LA County Registrar-Recorder Honored with 2 NACo Achievement Awards
Director Ron Howard and American film producer Brian Grazer recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about Imagine Entertainment's new 28,000-square-foot offices in Beverly Hills, and the article mentions CalArtian students' art featured throughout the building's common spaces.
CalArts Student Art Displayed at Imagine Entertainment’s New Building
SCVi Charter School’s sixth annual Civil War Living History event is set to roll out at the historic Rancho Camulos in Piru on Wednesday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
June 6: SCVi to Stage Annual Civil War Living History Event
The Master's University's Seanna Nalbandyan won her heat of the 400-meter hurdles by one-tenth of a second Thursday at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and advances to the NAIA final.
TMU’s Nalbandyan Advances to NAIA Final
CalArts alumnus Sunny Levine (Music BFA 98) will take the stage at Freehand Los Angeles in Downtown Los Angeles's historic Commercial Exchange building on Thursday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m.
May 31: CalArts Alum Sunny Levine to Perform at Freehand Los Angeles
Gary Jizmejian, 44, a Santa Clarita resident and a former senior investigator with the Anthem health care organization, was one of five people arrested on federal health care fraud charges this week.
SCV Resident, Ex-Fraud Investigator Arrested in Federal Fraud Case
The California Air Resources Board approved a plan Friday to mitigate statewide harm from more than 10,000 tons of smog-causing pollutants released here due to Volkswagen’s use of illegal “defeat devices” in diesel passenger cars.
CARB OK’s Plan to Mitigate Harm from Volkswagen Defeat Devices
The California Senate Committee on Appropriations voted unanimously Friday to approve Senate Bill 1024, the Animal Cruelty and Violence Intervention Act of 2018, introduced by Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley.
Senate to Vote on Wilk Animal Cruelty, Violence Intervention Act
Senate Bill 1356 (SB 1356) was unanimously passed by the Senate Committee on Appropriations Friday, according to Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, who introduced the bill.
Wilk Measure Creating Aerospace Institute Heads to Senate Floor
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies have located an at-risk autistic man who was reported missing in Valencia Friday afternoon.
Deputies Locate Missing At-Risk Man in Valencia
At the recommendation of Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Theresa “Missy” Nitescu, chief operations officer of Northeast Valley Health Corporation, has been appointed to the county Board of Supervisors’ Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force.
Theresa ‘Missy’ Nitescu Named to County Public Health Task Force
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station deputies are asking the public's help in identifying a man and a possible accomplice suspected of stealing a wallet from a woman's purse at a Santa Clarita grocery store.
Authorities Seek ID of Suspected Wallet Thief
Santa Clarita Transit commuter bus patrons are invited to participate in a short online survey, part of the City’s 2018 Transit Development Plan.
City Seeks Input for Commuter Transit Survey
H.R. 3210, the Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency (SECRET) Act, introduced by Rep. Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) in July 2017, was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Knight’s SECRET Security Clearances Act Signed Into Law
The first official day of summer may not be until next month, but this week, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station launched its 2018 Summer Crime Enforcement Team, which will remain deployed for the next five months.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Launches Summer Crime Enforcement Team
The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled left-handed reliever Edward Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned right-hander J.T. Chargois to OKC.
Dodgers Recall Edward Paredes
The JetHawks battled to beat the Lake Elsinore Storm, 10-7, in 11 innings to snap a four-game skid on Thursday night at The Diamond.
JetHawks Snap Skid with Extra-Innings Win
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, May 29, starting at 1 p.m.
May 29: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
We must begin to start solving problems and building bridges for our veteran community. We must connect them with the services they need and have earned, and we must help them find mortgage-paying jobs that support them and their families now and into the future.
Honor Fallen Vets by Supporting Survivors | By Sen. Scott Wilk (Video)
College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center will host the following Business Events and Training Webinar:
COC Small Business Development Center to Host Business Events, Training Webinar
With a minute left on the clock, College of the Canyons soccer team captain Hailey Phipps scored a goal from 16 yards outside the box, lifting the Cougars to a 1-0 win against Moorpark College.
COC Student-Athlete, Route 91 Survivor Set to Graduate
During the month of May, volunteer drivers for the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center’s “Meals on Wheels” program are receiving CPR training thanks to a partnership with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, LBW Insurance and Financial Services and Superior Life Support, Inc.
Meals on Wheels Drivers to Receive CPR Training
Firefighters were dispatched Thursday afternoon to a trash truck fire in Canyon Country.
Firefighters Douse Trash Truck Fire in Canyon Country
The College of the Canyons Athletics department recently hosted its annual Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Dinner, honoring more than 90 student-athletes who will be earning an associate degree this semester and/or transferring to a four-year school in the fall.
More than 90 COC Student-Athletes Advance Toward Graduation
Calling all Yogis or Yogis-in-Training.
June 1: Goat Yoga for a Cause
College of the Canyons is co-sponsoring a National Conference on Manufacturing here in Santa Clarita on June 4 and 5.
June 4,5: National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers Summer Workshop
California State University, Northridge film professor Nate Thomas has earned a second regional Emmy Award nomination for a television public service announcement (PSA) campaign he directed and produced for the FBI on cybercrimes.
CSUN Film Professor Earns Another Emmy Nod for FBI PSA
The Los Angeles metropolitan area harbors the largest homeless population in the United States of America.
CSUN Prof’s Photo Exhibit, ‘One of Us,’ Documents Stories of LA’s Homeless
Get ready for the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands to once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia.
June 15: Opening Night Valencia Jazz, Blues Concert Series
NORTHRIDGE - CSUN Baseball (26-29) wraps up the 2018 season this weekend at USC. The Matadors and Trojans open up a three-game series Thursday at 6 p.m. while game two is set for Friday at 6 p.m. and the season finale is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. All three games will be streamed live on Pac-12.com.
Matadors Wrap Up 2018 Season with Weekend Series Against Trojans
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.---CSUN Men's Basketball head coach Mark Gottfried finalized his coaching staff with the additions of former National Coach of the Year Jim Harrick, 30-year collegiate coach Jeff Dunlap and NBA champion Mo Williams. The trio will serve as assistant coaches for the 2018-19 season.
Jim Harrick, Mo Williams to Join CSUN Basketball Coaching Staff
LAKE ELSINORE – For the second-consecutive day the JetHawks were held to one run in a 4-1 loss to the Lake Elsinore Storm on Wednesday night at The Diamond.
JetHawks Held to 1 Run for Second-Consecutive Day
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation kicks off its public summer swim season beginning Saturday, June 2, 2018, with the opening of six swimming pools for free recreational swimming.
County Announces 2018 Summer Pool Openings