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1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
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At the meeting of the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich recognized the contributions of Jim Ventress, Chief Professional Officer of the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club on his retirement after 29 years.

Jim began his career with the Boy and Girls Club in 1985 when the club operated 5 satellite locations and served 600 boys and girls. Through his vision and leadership, the club grew to serve 3,500 boys and girls, developed a $1.2 million, 20,000-square-foot clubhouse at Newhall Park and a $6.2 million, 27,000-square-foot clubhouse at Sierra Vista Junior High School.

“Los Angeles County appreciates Jim’s leadership and service to young people in the Santa Clarita Valley,” Antonovich said.

 

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  1. Jeff Selph says:

    Jim is a stand up guy. I went to the club as a kid. I was in the Keystone Club in Newhall, fun times!

  2. steve kilker says:

    I got to know Jim through my involvement with Day For Kids. Thanks, Jim, for your years of dedication to our young people. Those you have touched are forever in your debt.

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