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Posted: October 28, 2008 8:30 p.m.
Updated: December 30, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Lt. Governor stumps in SCV Thursday
Lt. Governor John Garamendi will be in Santa Clarita to support Carole Lutness in her effort to attain a seat in the California Assembly from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24600 Oakvale Road in Valencia. Garamendi recently announced his bid for governor in the 2010 election. The event will include music by The Freedom People and speeches by Garamendi, Eric Bauman, the chair of the L.A. County Democratic Party and Lutness. Tickets are available at

Democrats host election party
The Democratic Club of Santa Clarita Valley will host an election night watch party staring at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Presidente Restaurant, 26625 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus. Happy hour runs 3-6 p.m.  RSVP to or call Minerva Williams at (661) 295-9318.

Fundraiser helps campus program
Campus After Dark is hosting its 12th Annual Taco-A-Thon Fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the home of Joe & Kim Niemi, 23107 Shawnee Court in Santa Clarita. Thousands of students have benefitted this program at the most critical juncture of young adults lives. CAD is supported financially by donations from individuals, local business and churches.

Herme inducted into KSU society
Kansas State University’s Multicultural Student Honor Society recently inducted Alyson Herme, a junior in psychology from Santa Clarita.  “The Multicultural Student Honor Society was funded in 1999 to honor the academic achievements of multicultural students who have been successful at K-State,” said Carla Jones, chairwoman of the honor society’s advisory board. “We wanted to reward students who have persisted to the sophomore year and who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

COC organizing careers event
The School & Business Alliance is coordinating “Discovering Careers-2009” with Hart High School District, College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita, local businesses and non-profit organizations.  College of the Canyons will host this hands-on career exploration expo on April 25. Local businesses are planning displays and hands-on activities geared toward helping young people ages 5 to 20 explore possible future careers. The committee welcomes input from anyone who would like to contribute to the planning process. For information about helping to plan next year’s event, call Jim Briece at (661) 259-0033, ext. 476, or visit


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