Friday afternoon, Brave New World Comics in Newhall will host a marathon personal appearance by Chuck Palahniuk. He’s author of the “Fight Club” book that was the basis for the hit movie starring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton.
Chuck’s visiting Brave New World to plug and sign copies of his “Fight Club 2” sequel series of comic books. Portlyn and her BNW cohorts promise the “twisted mastermind will be signing, chatting, posing, and generally being delightfully disgusting” starting about 2 p.m.
The first 50 fans in line will get a free goodie bag stuffed with “disturbing” prizes courtesy of Chuck and his publishing company, Dark Horse. The event also includes an auction of signed memorabilia to raise funds for the Geek Girls Society, a local social group for young women who are fans of comic books, cartoons and superheroes.
Palahniuk is scheduled to hold forth until about 7, or until the Sharpies run dry. For more info, call Brave New World at (661) 259-4745 or visit bravenewworldcomics.com.
On a programming note, don’t miss Saturday night’s edition of SCVTV’s “House Blend” hosted by yours truly. We’re featuring an encore broadcast of our show starring singer-songwriter duo Sabrina & Craig, “troubadours of the human experience.” That’s “House Blend” at 10 p.m. Saturday on SCVTV and streaming everywhere at SCVHouseBlend.com.
Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples is an entertainment reporter for SCVTV and SCVNews.com, as well as AM 1220 KHTS Radio News and the station’s website at HometownStation.com. Peeples also hosted and co-produced SCVTV’s WAVE-nominated “House Blend” program, and posts more entertainment news and reviews on his own site athttp://www.stephenkpeeples.com.
The Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark is hosting a series of special activities at “Last Sundays at the Landmark” with a special tribute in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month of the songs of Early California from the del Valle Family of Camulos, set for Sept. 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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]
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 32 new deaths and 1,238 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,524 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster doses at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Los Angeles County announced it is now administering Pfizer booster third doses after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in several population groups. The CDC also recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.
The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its annual leading fundraiser of the year — Relay For Life - will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Westfield Town Center Mall, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond proudly recognized Betty Reid Soskin, a pioneering Bay Area civil rights activist and the oldest living National Park Ranger serving in the United States, as an Ambassador to California Education on her 100th birthday.