PASADENA (February 21, 2009) - Fans in Pasadena came out in droves to witness the finish to Stage 7 of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, which included five, five-mile laps on a very demanding circuit through the area surrounding the Rose Bowl.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present The Life and Death of James Dean: Tracing His Last Day at 2 p.m., Feb. 28 at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Avenue. The presentation will host a panel discussion with Chris Epting, author of "James Died Here," Tony Newhall, former publisher of The Signal Newspaper, and Warren Beath, author of "The Death of James Dean." A screening of James Dean's 1955 film "Rebel Without A Cause" will follow the discussion. Call (661) 254-1275 or visit www.scvhs.org for more information.
The Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Santa Clarita will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, in the Century Room, to discuss the Town Center Art Challenge, Visions of Santa Clarita: Where the Good Life Takes You, Arts Commissions Planning Meetings, the Santa Clarita PAC Memorandum of Understanding, Ventura Public Art Tour, and Art Tanks.
Students who attend the Literature to Life presentation of "The Kite Runner" Sunday at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at the College of the Canyons will be eligible to enter an essay contest by comparing the performance with the novel. The prizes are $250, $150 and $100 for first, second and third place, respectively. Entries must be submitted by Mar. 13 to the students' English teachers. For info: e-mail Mary Ferguson at email@example.com or call (661) 259-7800 ext. 21064.
Santa Clarita continues to be a cleaner, greener city.
The College of Canyons Art Gallery will host the work of Sam Francis from Feb. 17 to March 14. Organizers will host a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today that will include a slide presentation and lecture by Debra Burchett-Lere, Director of the Samuel L. Francis Foundation, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Francis also is known for his use of primary colors, and was influenced by Japanese brush painting, as well as Zen Buddhism. Aside from his splatter-and-splashes style, Francis also painted enormous and powerful paintings.
WHO: Lance Armstrong and many of the world's top professional cyclists, Mayor Frank Ferry, City Officials, Santa Clarita's Local Organizing Committee for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, live performers, community members and more.
As Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California cycle race gets under way in Santa Clarita tomorrow, Santa Clarita Valley residents should expect some delays or closures between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:
* McBean Parkway Northbound from Town Center Drive to Newhall Ranch Rd. and all intersections between including: Magic Mtn. Pkwy, Creekside Dr, Avenue Scott, Baywood Lane
NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 22, 2009)-VERSUS, the network that celebrates real competition and the home of professional cycling in the United States, announced today it will air wall-to-wall coverage of the fourth annual Amgen Tour of California, Lance Armstrong's second race of the 2009 cycling season.
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Friendly Valley Service
I am reading more and more letters from people who are hoping President Obama fails.
I know a lot of things can be done to ease the shock of job loss. One thing I have been thinking of that surely would help and at least show the people that the politicians are sincere.
Congressman McKeon's hit piece on the president's stimulus plan is laughable ("Stimulus or spending?" Feb. 15, 2009).
A new poll released this week by the Better World Campaign has found that even during this polarizing political time, there is one issue that voters agree on: the U.S. can't go it alone to solve the world's problems.
I think it's great that there are a lot of people running to replace Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon.
I often attend conferences where the attendees are given name tags that boldly announce who they are. This creates a phenomenon rarely seen elsewhere. As we walk the halls of the conference center or hotel, our eyes are fixed on the name tags of those we pass. We're anxious to see if they are "somebody." Is he a well-known speaker?
Now that our city has survived another local election, I thought it would be appropriate to make some comments regarding elections and city hall. After all, things can get pretty exciting, or should I say concerning around election time in Santa Clarita.
I don't do it as often as I should, but one of my favorite tools is asking thought-provoking questions of my clients.
As I look back I can see them just as so many years ago.
Mother's Day is May 11 and we have some great stories being readied for publication that readers sent us.
The West Ranch High School Dance Team Spring Showcase, "The Hunger Games" was April 19 in the school's gymnasium.
One weekend at the end of March, gathering inside the school gym, a group of students did something that they had never done before.
The fifteen 4th, 5th and 6th grade NAC representatives, Nutrition Advisory Council, at Peachland Elementary School eagerly applied, and were elected by classmates, to be part of the council at the beginning of the school year for a variety of reasons.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez homered for the third straight game and Matt Kemp also went deep, leading Paul Maholm and the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.