Dr. Dianne Van Hook, chancellor and chief executive officer of the Santa Clarita Community College District, will be honored at Zonta’s 2016 Tribute to Women at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Grand Ballroom, Valencia, on Friday, Nov. 4. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The 65 members of the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley are proud to honor Dr. Van Hook for an unprecedented second time. As the youngest individual ever to become a California Community College CEO, she was honored in 1995 for her achievements. Two decades later, she is now the longest serving Community College CEO in California. She joins icons of Santa Clarita’s pioneering women leaders including Jo Anne Darcy, who fought to shine a light on domestic violence; Ruth Newhall, who made a place for women in journalism; and Dianne Curtis and Cheri Fleming, who provided leadership to 60,000 women and girls around the world. These are women who have made a true difference in opportunities for women in the local community and beyond.
Today, Van Hook’s visionary contributions to collegiate education have gone far beyond typical academic achievement. They have given birth to a wide range of innovative career opportunities for local girls and women who seek not only to improve their own lives but the lives of their children and the future of the world. Zonta’s mission is “Empowering women through service and advocacy.” With a lighthearted look at the Chancellor’s tenure, Zontians will highlight and celebrate her outstanding contributions to Zonta International’s driving force of service for women in need.
The Tribute to Women is Zonta’s largest annual fundraising event, and it is a “must do” on Santa Clarita’s social calendar. Dollars raised provide valuable services to women and girls throughout the community including mentoring, career development, scholarships and fellowships.
Information on tickets or sponsorships for the Tribute is available by contacting Judy Penman at 661-252-9351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Last Saturday, I was heartbroken to learn of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer's murder. The 30-year-old Sheriff's deputy's life was taken from him as he was sitting in his patrol car just outside the Palmdale Sheriff's Station.
William S. Hart Union High School District Teacher of the Year Casey Cuny has been honored as one of the top 16 teachers in the county of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He is now officially nominated for the California Teacher of the Year.
California State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is pleased to announce that the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has been awarded $5 million to improve sustainable groundwater use and storage through the California Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program.
The William S. Hart Union High School District Golden Oak Adult School, a pillar of lifelong learning and community support, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a special celebration on Thursday, Oct. 26.
Help beautify Canyon Country on Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, during Canyon Country Community Day. Volunteers will help city of Santa Clarita staff paint walls and re-mulch the parkways on Whites Canyon Road between Stillmore Street and Nadal Street.
Cultural events, local history, incredible art, engaging programs for children, what would you like to see in a possible Santa Clarita Museum and Cultural Center? The City of Santa Clarita is exploring the possibility of developing a Museum and Cultural Center to showcase the community’s rich history, cultural heritage and to celebrate the diversity of the city.
Los Angeles County is one of the most diverse counties in the country and the Sheriff’s Department is committed to equally protecting the rights of every member of the community regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, or gender.
LOS ANGELES (CN) — Kevin Eduardo Cataneo Salazar, the man accused of shooting to death Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.