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No June gloom for you — how hot will it get?

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Posted: June 22, 2008 6:12 p.m.
Updated: August 23, 2008 5:02 a.m.
It's been a scorcher in the Santa Clarita Valley the past few days. I just returned from a vacation on Whidbey Island, Wash. where the high temperature averaged 57. It was a brutal return to reality and a nearly 50 degree temperature difference when I landed at the airport in Burbank.

SCV Boys and Girls Club Auction
Ivan Price, foundation director of the SCV Boys & Girls Club, has been on the job just shy of six months. The 37th annual SCV Boys & Girls Club Auction, the granddaddy of all SCV fundraisers, was held June 14 and was the first for Price. The event raised nearly $300,000 for the Club which offers programs for almost 3,500 SCV youth. "It's amazing the level of community support and volunteer help, and just so rewarding," Price said. Kudos to Gary and Kristin Fortner who won the Grand Slam Raffle drawing. The couple chose - as I would have - the Ocean Club Paradise Island Bahamas vacation package, donated by Richard and Marian Sandnes, IHOP Saugus and Canyon Country and the Travel Bug.

Kudos to all donors
The SCV Boys & Girls Club Auction was one of the first events I ever attended after joining the staff of The Signal in 1999. It's been my favorite auction event ever since. I was sorry I missed this year's auction, as it landed smack in the middle of my vacation. Without donors there wouldn't be much of an auction. Kudos to all who donated goods and services to the SCV Boys & Girls Club, among those generous souls (I don't have the space to name everyone, so this will just have to be a random sample!): Rosemary St. Cyr, Todd and Karen Stevens, Julie and Steve Sipprell, Gary and Myrna Conde, Jim Cohan, Jack and Jennifer Cain, Charles Aidikoff, Gerald and Liz Price, Richard and Marian Sandnes, Will and Stefanee Miller, Chris and Martine Brooks, John and Suzy Reardon, Alan Barbakow, DDS, Bryan Herta, Dale McLean, Ken Determan, Bill and Jody Bolde, Kevin Cloud, Ken Pulskamp, Ted and Kim Rafalovich, Patti Griffin, Mike Josten, Nancy Olmos, Joanne Darcy, Bob and Jami Kennedy, Joyce and Jay Rodgers, Gigi and Mike Bost, Neal and Cathie Rydall, Judy Belue, Ivan Price, Joe Camella and Mary Lou Carraher.

Valencia Acura Chamber mixer
I hear it was a full house for the SCV Chamber of Commerce mixer held Wednesday night at Valencia Acura. (I was on an airplane returning to the SCV so I wasn't able to attend, drat!) However, I've been informed that Don and Cheri Fleming, host and hostess with the mostest in the SCV, were at the top of their game and it was a grand evening, despite the hot, hot weather. Everyone who attended said they loved the beach theme and the little burgers and crab cakes!

Slow summer social whirl
It's time to take a deep breath and relax as the social whirl winds down for the summer. Not much on the calendar until the Domestic Violence Center Charity Golf Tournament on July 28 and Heart of the West when the kids from Carousel Ranch steal our hearts Aug. 23.


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