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Though it's quietly tucked away in a tiny space in an unassuming Centre Pointe business park, the weSPARK Cancer Support Center's impact on those whose lives have been touched by the disease far outweighs its modest appearance.
Kevin Chu is 18 and an A-student. He's aced honors math and he got a 1980 on his SATs. He'll graduate West Ranch High School on May 30 and has already been accepted by two University of California Schools - Irvine and Santa Barbara - as well as California State University Northridge. He has friends, direction and, most of all, possibilities.
And absolutely none of this could have been imagined only a few short years ago.
Relay For Life Seeks Participants/Teams
The annual Relay For Life walk-a-thon, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society, is seeking individual participants and teams for the event, as well as sponsors and donations. This year's event will be held at Central Park May 31 - June 1. The next Team Captain Meeting will be April 16 at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Dr., Valencia. For information visit www.scvrelay.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the Assistance League of Santa Clarita's Spring Fling Tea last Sunday, member Jeannie Carpenter, left, and President Cheryl Carlson, holding an issue of Santa Clarita Valley Living Magazine, talk about the philanthropic organization's April 20 Footsteps 5K Run/Walk.
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Erwin Torres Fundraisers
The setting was the elegant Westridge home of Don and Cheri Fleming on Wednesday evening as the 2008 Man and Woman of the Year Nominees were announced. And if the magic dust from doing good works could rub off, then anyone brushing through that august crowd could then walk directly through the Pearly Gates without setting off the alarm - such was the caliber of those present. First there were the 23 nominees themselves, being recognized for volunteerism above and beyond the call. Then there were the members of the Man and Woman of the Year Committee, all past award winners ...
'Wit' - The Repertory East Playhouse, located at 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall, will continue its 2008 Main stage season with the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Wit" through April 5. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17, $15 for students or seniors. Group rates are available. Advance reservations are highly recommended. For ticket purchases visit www.repeastplayhouse.org or call (661) 288-0000.
"In 1981 I thought, 'I'm going to write a play,'" said Mark McQuown. "I wrote 'P.J.' in 18 straight hours."
This past January - a mere 26 years later - the movie that resulted from that play won the Bronze Medal in the Feature Films Category for Artistic Excellence at the Park City Film and Music Festival. Among others, the cast included John Heard in the lead, plus Howard Nash, Vincent Pastore, Patricia Rae, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Glynnis O'Connor, Eddie Malavarca and Robert Picardo.
Bill Westenhofer's talent can be seen in many popular family favorites including, "The Golden Compass," "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and both of the "Stuart Little" movies.
But you would have never recognized his work until you read the movie credits.
Ongoing 'Wit' -
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Through the lens of a camera, Pete Van watched pounds of trash pile up on the floor, as Coke bottles layered upon crumpled family records in a Santa Clarita residence.
The Signal newsroom in Santa Clarita was quiet but for the patter of keyboards and the grit of scanner feedback.
Did you bring a copy of The Signal or a Signal product on your most recent exotic vacation?
Watch out for these local events coming up in April.
Impressionist artist and Canyon Country resident Nancy Eckels will showcase her emotionally charged paintings at Southern California's largest fine arts festival, Mission Federal ArtWalk in San Diego on April 26 and 27.
Before she became a wife and mother, Santa Clarita resident Carolyn West owned an interior design business – so she understood the importance of a good makeover.
Rich violet light flooded the stage. Music pulsed in cadence with the models' steps as they sauntered, strutted and stomped down the runway.
Canyon Country resident Ethan Dettenmaier is known for his crazy ideas, live radio candor and comical good luck.
Santa Clarita and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will team up Saturday for a free community health fair from 9 a.m. to noon at the Canyon Country Community Center.
Two California Institute of the Arts graduates will wait in anticipation tonight for the most-sought-after envelope in show business.
Vicki Cespedes sat in a leather chair in her family's living room in Canyon Country, her four daughters perched in a circle around her.
Smooth winds blew across the highest hilltop garden in Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary on a clear Tuesday morning.
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