Santa Clarita, Calif. – Santa Clarita residents are invited to bring their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste to the FREE Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, August 24, 2019. This event will take place at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station, located at 19201 Via Princessa, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup allows residents to safely dispose of their household waste and unwanted electronic equipment (e-waste). Items accepted at the event include brake fluid, paint, cleaners containing acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household and car batteries, pool chemicals, used motor oil, oil filters, expired medications, anti-freeze and fluorescent light bulbs.
Computers, monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, cell phones, VCRs, fax machines and stereos are just a few of the E-waste items that may be recycled.
Residents disposing of waste at the event should pack items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers. Participants should be prepared to leave containers and boxes at the collection site and are advised to empty all other items from their trunk. Upon arrival at the event, residents may remain in their cars while trained personnel remove the hazardous waste from the trunk.
Items not eligible for disposal at the event include:
· Hazardous waste and electronic waste from businesses
· Explosives, ammunition and radioactive materials
· Garbage and tires
· “White goods,” such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc.
· Controlled substances
The Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup is open to all Los Angeles County residents. No appointments or reservations are needed to attend.
The event is sponsored by the County of Los Angeles and presented by the Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita.
For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup and additional household hazardous waste permanent collection centers, visit lacsd.org or call (888) CLEAN LA.
*Residents may also recycle paint at participating retailers through the PaintCare program. Details are available at GreenSantaClarita.com.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita is seeking community feedback on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. All public comments must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
The City of Santa Clarita is eligible to receive $24,219 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s JAG program, which is aimed at enhancing public safety. JAG allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime, based on local needs and conditions. Funds may be used for hiring, training and maintaining personnel as well as for equipment, supplies and more to improve overall crime prevention.
“JAG funding allows the City and the Sheriff’s Department to continue successful crime prevention programs and explore new ways to further enhance public safety in Santa Clarita,” said Mayor Marsha McLean.
Proposed operations and strategies for the 2019 JAG program application will focus on a compilation of purchases to improve traffic safety and enforcement, evidence collection, less-than-lethal intervention tools and active shooter training.
For more information on the 2019 JAG program application or to comment on the proposal, contact Rebecca Widdison at (661) 284-1407 or via email at email@example.com.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Over 35 million people on our blue planet have experienced the surprising and exciting show that is Blue Man Group. And now, the Blue Men come to Los Angeles for the very first time with their Speechless Tour, Sept. 24 – Oct. 6, 2019 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
The Blue Men see fun in your future and are here to reignite your digitally-overloaded senses. If you like normal, think again — ‘cause this show is a rollicking, rowdy, rave of a good time. You’ll witness music, laughter, and surprises over and over.
Join us for the Los Angeles premiere. It’s time for you to have the time of your life.
“Anything can be acquired, anything our hearts desire…..” Some doors are never meant to be opened…
Universal City, CA, August 21, 2019 – Temptation is unleashed in “The Curse of Pandora’s Box,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s all-original “Halloween Horror Nights” maze that spills the evils of humanity across this twisted ancient Greek mythology-inspired experience, beginning Friday, September 13.
Greed is the underlying theme of this all-new maze, resurrected from Universal Studios Hollywood’s vault of masterful storytelling that transports guests from the land of the living into the nightmarish netherworld of Hades. The scene begins with “Pandora’s Cabinet of Curiosities,” a dilapidated storefront set in modern times that is, nonetheless, eerily reminiscent of a structure that belongs in the dark and dangerous back alleys of Victorian London.
Amid every occultist artefacts and forbidden relics known to man, the bizarre shop houses an all-consuming collection of evil trapped behind glass-encased cabinets, including a giant, ornate box inlaid with human bones and adorned with the silhouette of a mysterious woman clasping her body with skeletal arms.
As guests pass through the shop they will hear a faint, yet seductive voice echoing the words, “anything can be acquired, anything our hearts desire,” beckoning maze-goers to tempt fate, just as a cataclysmic earthquake erupts, shaking the shop and swinging open the ornate box to awaken a demonic voice whispering in a foreign tongue to “come inside.”
Once Pandora’s Box has been opened and evil unleashed, it can never be closed again.
Tickets for “Halloween Horror Nights” are on sale now, including the first-ever Fan Preview Night which offers an exclusive sneak peek of the event on Thursday, September 12, before it officially opens to the public on Friday, September 13.
“Halloween Horror Nights” brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror and features a slate of unrivaled film and television production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and live performances, inspired by today’s most definitive horror properties.
This year’s 10 mazes include “Us,” based on Jordan Peele’s critically-acclaimed blockbuster film; the iconic pop culture classic “Ghostbusters;” the Netflix original series “Stranger Things;” the 1980s film thriller, “Killer Klowns from Outer Space;” “Creepshow,” inspired by the 1980s cult classic film and the new anthology series airing on Shudder; Rob Zombie’s “House of 1000 Corpses;” “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror films; the all-original “Holidayz in Hell” maze and “The Walking Dead.”
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the all-new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
Van Nuys, Calif. — Triumph Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities hosts the 3rd annual Superheroes Triumph! 5K on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park.
The chip-timed race is for runners and rollers – wheelchair users – and is open to the public for a $50 entry fee. The purpose is to hold an all-inclusive recreation activity for the community where everyone can participate, regardless of their physical ability or mobility limitation.
The added competition elevates the fun, and provides a learning opportunity, showcasing members of the community with disabilities in a positive way that the general public does not often see.
Special features include free superhero capes, best costume contest, and The Challenge. The Challenge is for people with disabilities that are ambulatory. Participants are ‘challenged’ to walk as far as they are able, whether that’s five steps, the full 5K, or just standing up at the finish line. Triumph Foundation’s 5K is no ordinary race – it’s 3.1 miles of inspiration – from the costumes, to the variety of abilities competing in the same race, to the motivational comradery of communities coming together to support each other.
“The Superhero 5K gives me motivation to stay in shape and be healthy. It is a lot of fun and an activity that I can do with my friends and family. There is competition and support, there’s nothing else like it!” said Walter Escamilla, a paraplegic who was injured in 2007 in a motor vehicle accident.
Randi Wyatt, Triumph Foundation’s Event Coordinator, adds, “This type of event helps to unify people because everyone is here for the same reason and to achieve the same goal. We have been so fortunate to see this event continue to grow and reach more people in the running and disabled communities. It is also nice to know that those who can use their legs and run are doing so on behalf of those who cannot. Every dollar raised goes directly to Triumph’s mission – helping people get better every day!”
Triumph is seeking participants, volunteers, sponsors and community partners to help support this event.
Triumph Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help children, adults, & Veterans with spinal cord injury and paralyzing disorders to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. Triumph provides critical assistance services to people that become paralyzed through its Newly Injured Support, Grants & Equipment, and Adaptive Recreation programs.
Founded in 2008, the organization has touched the lives of over 8,000 individuals affected by disability, provided $500,000 in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance and financial hardship, delivered over 2,000 care packages to people that suffered paralyzing injuries, holds over 20 annual adaptive recreational events to support athletes with disabilities, performed dozens of home and bathroom remodels for accessibility, donated ten adapted vehicles to people who did not have the means to purchase one on their own, and regularly visits 18 hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.
Among many accolades, in 2018 Triumph Foundation was chosen as California’s Nonprofit of the Year by Cal Nonprofits.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Dearly beloved, we will gather at Central Park on Saturday, August 24, for the final performance in this year’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union! Prince tribute band Erotic City will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. for the free concert at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.
From the high heels and the lace pants to the purple coat and electric energy, there will be everything you could ever want in a Prince show. Lead singer Julian Stefoni has been paying tribute to Prince for 20 years and has toured with Erotic City all over the United States, including New York, Chicago and even Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis.
Celebrate the end of summer with family and friends at the ultimate Concerts in the Park finale! Remember to bring blankets and lawn chairs so you can sit back and enjoy the live music under the stars. Complete the concert-going experience with tasty snacks from a variety of on-site food vendors.
Stay up-to-date with information about next year’s Concerts in the Park series as it becomes available at santa-clarita.com/concerts.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Disneyland Resort is bringing a new event to guests of all ages this Halloween season with Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, at Disney California Adventure Park. This unforgettable night of Halloween fun is packed with exclusive new entertainment, from the new “World of Color” spectacular – “Villainous!,” to an interactive “Descendants”-inspired dance party, a stage show with Mickey Mouse, and a mysterious Disney villains walk-through experience. Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will add to the fun of Halloween time, celebrated throughout the Disneyland Resort from Sept. 6 through Oct. 31.
At the new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, Oogie Boogie (from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”) has cast his spell and he summons the Disney villains to scare up some thrilling surprises. All of Disney California Adventure takes on Halloween flair for the party, from special music and décor to character encounters, treat trails and new live entertainment experiences.
Oogie Boogie Bash, which takes the place of Mickey’s Halloween Party, begins Sept. 17, for 20 select nights. The after-hours party treats guests to multiple new experiences that are fun for the entire family, including the new “World of Color” nighttime spectacular, “Villainous!,” a walk-through experience at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail called Villains Grove, immersive treat trails featuring Disney villains, the DescenDANCE interactive dance party, and more. Adults and children are encouraged to dress in costume for the party as they trick-or-treat throughout Disney California Adventure for a scary good time. Guests may check Disneyland.com/HalloweenParty for Oogie Boogie Bash costume policy guidelines prior to their arrival.
Tickets for the new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party* may be purchased online at Disneyland.com/HalloweenParty, as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4636.
Highlights of the new separate-ticket event, Oogie Boogie Bash—A Disney Halloween Party, include:
The new “World of Color” show, “Villainous!,” exclusive to Oogie Boogie Bash. In this nighttime spectacular, Oogie Boogie weaves a Halloween tale about a young girl (and all-new character created by Disney animator Eric Goldberg) named Shelley Marie. In “Villainous!,” Shelley has a decision to make about her Halloween costume for this year, and finds herself wondering if she could really be as strong and unique as some of her favorite Disney characters. This twisted tale carries Shelley on an unforgettable journey, exploring the villainous side of Disney characters through fountains, lights, lasers, projections and special effects. “Villainous!” shows guests that, deep down, there’s a little villain in all of us.
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail becomes Villains Grove, a wondrous and ethereal world of Disney villains unlike anything seen before. Redwood Creek will be completely transformed with lighting, projections, sounds and special effects, creating a dreamlike environment. This new experience unfolds in a series of scenes, each creating a hauntingly beautiful dream-space of color, sound, light and shadow, as stories emerge from the darkest night to create an enchanting world.
New and wonderfully wicked, fully immersive treat trails throughout Disney California Adventure, where guests may enjoy trick-or-treating under the watchful eyes of iconic characters such as Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” or even Oogie Boogie himself. Additional treat trails will feature oversized cauldrons full of treats for all guests at Oogie Boogie Bash.
The new DescenDANCE, a pulsing party in the Backlot area of Hollywood Land, inspired by the popular “Descendants” franchise from Disney Channel. Here, guests will find so many ways to be wicked. As the DescenDANCE show begins, a spell is cast, summoning the greatest dance crew from the Isle of the Lost to throw down and lead everyone in moves that are set to the biggest hit songs from the “Descendants” movies. Once the DescenDANCE crew returns to their realm, the Backlot DJ continues to spin tunes that will make any “villain kid” proud, inviting everyone to step onto the dance floor into the night.
The guest-favorite “Frightfully Fun Parade,” which will come to Disney California Adventure park for the first time. The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow arrives on his ghostly black steed just ahead of the parade itself, carrying his flickering jack-o-lantern. He heralds the arrival of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who lead the cavalcade of characters, including Jack Skellington and many mischievous Disney villains who are ready to stir up some trouble along the parade route. New this year, the ever-curious and whimsical Cheshire Cat joins the parade, mischievously smiling at all the magical mayhem.
The new “Mickey’s Trick and Treat” show, perfect for young guests, at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land. This new, interactive stage production invites guests of all ages to join Mickey Mouse and his pals as they throw a one-of-a-kind Halloween party that include dancing, not-so-frightening scary-tales, and candy.
Character encounters with beloved Disney characters – and villains, too. Guests may be surprised at who they discover at this Halloween party, ready for photos and greetings.
New Halloween magic, which appears on the façade of Carthay Circle on Buena Vista Street. Carthay Circle will be enchanted throughout the night as bats swarm, green energy pulses from within and spellbinding moments transform the iconic tower structure.
Entry to Disney California Adventure Park before the party is included with an Oogie Boogie Bash ticket. The party begins at 6 p.m. PST and guests have the opportunity to play in Disney California Adventure for three hours before the party starts on Tuesday and Thursday nights (excluding Oct. 29 and Oct. 31) or four hours on Sunday nights, plus Oct. 29 and Oct. 31.
Tickets for the new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party* may be purchased online at Disneyland.com/HalloweenParty, as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4636. Guests may check the website for availability for the 20 nights: Tuesday, Sept. 17; Thursday, Sept. 19, Sunday, Sept. 22, Tuesday, Sept. 24; Thursday, Sept. 26; Sunday, Sept. 29, Tuesday, Oct. 1; Thursday, Oct. 3; Sunday, Oct. 6; Tuesday, Oct. 8; Thursday, Oct. 10; Sunday, Oct. 13; Tuesday, Oct. 15; Thursday, Oct. 17; Sunday, Oct. 20; Tuesday, Oct. 22; Thursday, Oct. 24; Sunday, Oct. 27; Tuesday, Oct. 29; and Thursday, Oct. 31, Halloween night. Online and mobile purchases are not available the day of the event. Parking is not included in the ticket price, and parking fees will apply.
For more information and tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com/HalloweenParty. Entertainment and attractions are subject to change without notice. Guests may visit the site for additional details.
*The number of tickets available are limited and valid only for the specific event date and hours. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be resold or transferred for a commercial purpose. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress for restrictions. Offer and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice.
About the Disneyland Resort The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.
WalletHub News: Aug 19, 2019 | Adam McCann, Financial Writer
University education is out of reach for many Americans, especially those from low-income households. But thanks to community colleges, higher education is more accessible than ever. Compared with public four-year institutions, where tuition and fees cost almost three times as much on average, community colleges offer many savings for students.
Some states make community college even more accessible than usual. Multiple states and numerous cities across the U.S. have started “College Promise” programs that give residents free rides to community college. New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee are some of the states that have joined so far. Such initiatives are proving to be more critical than ever, with college tuition increases outpacing inflation and the need for post-secondary training in most jobs protected to grow through 2020.
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Community colleges will be able to help meet that demand. But despite the fact that community colleges offer significant cost advantages, not every state offers schools of the same quality. Drawing on the findings of WalletHub of the best and worst individual community colleges in the U.S., we present a state-by-state ranking of community-college systems below. Read on for the results and a detailed description of our methodology.
Hollywood, Calif. – Sayed Sabrina’s voice is unlike any other, thrilling her audiences across the globe. Her album release party will be at the popular Canyon Club in Agoura on September 5, 2019. “Thou Art That” available on all digital platforms as well as CD and Vinyl now, was release on August 8, 2019. Sayed Sabrina’s sound has been compared to Shakira with Janice Joplin sprinkled in for good measure, Sayed is her own unique messenger, spreading her music, her way.
Many legendary players share this debut: Bobby Watson (Rufus, Michael Jackson), Sarah Morrow (Dr. John, Ray Charles),Gary Herbig (Elvis, Tower of Power), Carlos De La Paz (Cid, Mandrels), Mitch Manker (Ray Charles) and Bryan Head (Dick Dale, Roger Hodgson), this colossal studio album promises to climb up the Blues, Rock, Jazz, and Soul radio charts. The super talented Sayed Sabrina multi-tasked this project, playing the piano on all tracks, responsible for composition and lyrics on every song, as well as producing the whole album.
The first single “Goodie Two Shoes”, has a gritty brass based backbone with a heartfelt message that is what everyone needs to hear in our entitled society. It will be hitting radio later this month.The second release, “The Pedestrian”,demonstrates edgy vocals, with street-smart lyrics, comical, curious, and exciting. A song that will really make you think. Sayed Sabrina’s previous release “Big Boy Blues” was a huge international success and is currently in its 3rd printing.
Not a stranger to performing, Sayed has played on the same bill as B.B. King, Los Lobos, Jimmy Cliff, Dr. John, Leon Russell, Tower of Power to name a few. Sayed Sabrina is a consummate entertainer with her blazing vocal prowess, fiery and enchanting; she always leaves her fans wanting more. Sayed Sabrina is super proud of her new project “Thou Art That”, summer release on August 8, 2019. Sayed Sabrina can hit notes that others dream about, with ease and power; she is a force to be reckoned with.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Bridge to Home, the primary homeless services provider in the Santa Clarita Valley, invites the community to our premier fundraiser Soup for the Soul – Sera in Italia. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 12, at 6 p.m. at Bella Vida located at 27180 Golden Valley Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91351.
Come enjoy an Evening in Italy with simmering soups, crafted fresh from the garden, prepared by your favorite local restaurants. In addition to the soups, guests will enjoy savory appetizers, craft brews, fine wines and decadent desserts. There are sponsorship opportunities still available. Your participation in this Italian affair will help Bridge to Home with our mission of providing resources to those experiencing homelessness in our community.
“Now is a pivotal time in making a true and lasting impact on homeless in our community,” said Executive Director Michael Foley. “We recently announced that we have secured a large portion of the funds necessary to keep our shelter services running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. However, there is still a $250,000 funding gap we need to meet.”
The grant from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) contract in the amount of $840,000 will fund 60 beds as of September 15, 2019. The funds from this new contract cover 75% of the cost of the expansion. Therefore, Bridge to Home is launching a significant fundraising campaign to fill the gap and provide the services and resources needed in Santa Clarita.
In addition, Bridge to Home is in the process of building a new shelter facility. To make this happen we need the support of the community.
Join your friends at the beautiful new Bella Vida to learn more about Bridge to Home’s mission, enjoy live entertainment, bid on fabulous auction items and much more.
Bridge to Home provides support services – including shelter, case management and housing navigation – that help individuals and families in the Santa Clarita Valley transition out of homelessness. All these resources and services are available thanks to funds from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, subcontracts with Los Angeles Family Housing, private and public grants, and extensive in-kind donations and participation from the local community.
Come enjoy a night of food and fun – while helping this important cause. Individual tickets are $100 and sponsorships are available. Please visit btohome.org to buy tickets and learn more about Bridge to Home.
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