Tim Burkhart, general manager at Six Flags Magic Mountain, has been named the Valley Industry Association's chairman of the Board of Directors for 2011. Burkhart will be installed during a luncheon Dec. 21 at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road in Valencia.
The next Valley Industry Association luncheon Nov. 16 will discuss the results of this month's statewide election. In addition, SCV Sheriff's Foundation chairman Ken Wiseman will give an overview of the "Be Our Star" campaign, and local attorney Hunt Braly will talk about the impact of the elections on businesses.
Sunday, Nov. 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., world-renowned artist Judy Larson will meet collectors in person, answer questions and hand-embellish limited edition canvases in the at B&R Gallery in Canyon Country. Original paintings will be available for sale as well.
Performances by the core cast of actors and dancers from the world famous Hemet Ramona Outdoor Play will highlight the third annual Ramona Days Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rancho Camulos Museum National Historic Landmark in Piru.
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will host a free flu-shot clinic from 9-11 a.m. today. Presented through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the outreach will also include free pneumonia and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. Nurses will be available to answer questions about the vaccinations. Extra parking will be available on Market Street in the First Presbyterian Church back lot. The center is located at 22900 Market St. in Newhall. For more information, call (661) 259-9444.
This week's spotlight in the SCV highlights a rally, costume contest and a blood drive.
From 9-11 a.m. today, a free flu shot clinic will take place at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St. in Newhall. Presented through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the outreach will also include free pneumonia and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. Nurses will be on hand to answer all questions about the vaccinations, including reasons for getting them (or not), side effects and possible contradictions.
No matter the season, it's not any fun to get a cold or the flu. What's ironic is that our habits over the busy holiday season actually help us get sick.
Conservatives (and their troops-on-the-ground "tea party" members) have sadly misdiagnosed what ails this country of ours.
Bureaucrats don't know where the money comes from. They think money comes from taxes. They don't see that the money comes from the people. And people have limited resources.
On Aug 24, the Santa Clarita City Council wrested control of the local libraries from the county.
The election is over. The tiresome political mudslinging, the misleading ads, the frantic finger-pointing and the victorious crowing of the winners - who seem already to have misconstrued a desperate people's message as a partisan mandate - are finally behind us.
As anyone with preteen daughters knows, Barbie, the iconic California doll who ruled the toy empire for years, has been vigorously challenged by Bratz, the line of saucy, spunky dolls, "The Girls With A Passion For Fashion!"
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.