Taylor Kellstrom, a Santa Clarita resident and RE/MAX realtor, will be running the Los Angeles Marathon for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). Kellstrom has strong ties to CHLA, being, a patient as a child from a motocross accident leaving him airlifted to the hospital with a head injury at 10-years-old.
“I’m forever grateful for CHLA – they are a big part of my life,” Kellstrom said. “I’m incredibly blessed and thrilled to be running the marathon for them.”
Having completed a few marathons prior, Kellstrom is no stranger to the pain and dedication it takes in the months leading up to the big day on Sunday, March 8. However, this year’s LA Marathon has had its challenges for Kellstrom.
“This marathon has been the most challenging to train for compared to my last few. I have a 5-month-old baby so sleep and energy is hard to come by,” Kellstrom said. “I use the hospital as motivation to push through the challenging training. These kids are incredible and I owe it to them to push myself in order to help them.”
Kellstrom is a big supporter of the hospital, even creating an annual event here in the Santa Clarita Valley every December called, “Bowling for Kids.” Part of Kellstrom’s journey of running for CHLA is fundraising. You can support his fundraising efforts with a donation to CHLA. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many young patients and their families. Any amount, great or small, will be greatly appreciate and will help CHLA create hope and build healthier futures for the families of Southern California and beyond. Kellstrom’s fundraising page can be found here.
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Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District represents the Santa Clarita Valley, will introduce a motion Tuesday asking the Board of Supervisors to send a five-signature letter in support of Assembly Bill 420, a bipartisan bill by Assembly members Sharon Quirk-Silva and Suzette Martinez Valladares.
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Castaic Union School District (CUSD) was excited to welcome their Transitional Kindergarten-2nd grade students back to in-person instruction on Monday at Castaic Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, and Northlake Hills Elementary schools.
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Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 21 new deaths and 943 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported two new deaths, bringing the hospital's total up to 140 deaths since the pandemic began.
At Tuesday’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Kathryn Barger will introduce a motion, coauthored by Chair Hilda L. Solis, that looks to identify commercial property across the county that could be repurposed for critically needed temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness as well as for longterm affordable housing.
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Monday the release of grading guidelines that address assessing student progress and the ongoing issue of equity in distance and hybrid learning environments.
The Santa Clarita Public Library's Valencia Branch's computer lab is available to residents in need of computer access for one hour per day with a library card on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.