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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire


The NAACP Santa Clarita branch will celebrate Juneteenth, the day the last enslaved African Americans were freed, with its inaugural Juneteenth Fundraising Celebration on Friday, June 16. Proceeds will benefit the Future Leaders Scholarship Fund.

The event will feature a live DJ, dance floor, cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. In addition, the organization will recognize and honor two local humanitarians, Isiuwa Aimiuwu and Ira Rounsaville.

The inaugural NAACP Santa Clarita Juneteenth Celebration will be held in the Valencia Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA 91355.

The festivities will begin with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. where guests can meet and mingle with special guest speakers and award recipients. General attendance will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for general attendance and $85 for VIP attendance and may be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naacpsc-1st-annual-juneteenth-freedom-celebration-tickets-634507798907.

The NAACP encourages the pursuit of higher education through its scholarship program, which assists in eliminating financial barriers that confront underprivileged youth as they pursue their dream of continuing education. Each year, the NAACP Santa Clarita awards local high school students with $2,000 scholarships. This monumental effort is made possible only through the generosity of the organization’s donors and members. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available for the Juneteenth Celebration. Please email scvnaacpffcc@gmail.com to inquire about sponsorship or vendor opportunities.

The NAACP Santa Clarita’s mission is to disrupt inequality, dismantle racism, and accelerate change in key areas, including criminal justice, health care, education, climate and the economy. NAACP Santa Clarita works to inspire positive change in the community and help be the catalyst that drives a better, more inclusive version of Santa Clarita. For more information, please visit naacpsc.org.

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The C.A.S.T. for ​Kids Foundation will team up volunteers and special needs children for a day of boating and fishing at Castaic Lake on Saturday, Oct. 14.
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The Santa Clarita branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is proud to announce that for a second year in a row, it will be awarding scholarships to five students residing in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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The Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark Museum is marking the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Ventura County with a special program featuring the first movie made in Ventura County, DW Griffith’s "Ramona" starring Mary Pickford. The film will screen on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Rancho Camulos Museum. Two screenings are scheduled at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
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