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Thursday@Newhall’s presents NOTE BY NOTE AND 10 BY 10 CONTINUING IN December at the Repertory East Playhouse in Downtown Newhall

December 1 and 8 provide respites from holiday rush 

 Newhall, Calif. - Another month of astounding performances is on the horizon, providing residents time to sit back and enjoy a show in the midst of holiday busyness. December is bringing a new collection of eclectic performers to the Repertory East Playhouse, at 24266 Main Street, for Thursday@Newhall’s 10 by 10 and Note by Note events. December 1 will be kicking off the month with an assortment of acts at the 10 by 10 Variety Night.  December 8 will feature several talented musicians during Note by Note. Each Thursday evening begins at 7:00 p.m.

During the 10 by 10 Variety Night, on December 1, audience members will enjoy The New Mexican, Fisher McLeod School of Irish Dance and Dan Sachoff’s ventriloquist act. More performances will be by musician Abel Gallardo, Golden Pen Writers Guild and comedian Peggy Sinnot. Finally, musician Robert Matter, comedian Richard Myers and storyteller Vicki Juditz will contribute their own stylings and talents.

The second Thursday of the month, December 8, will bring additional entertainment at Note by Note. Five unique and gifted songwriters will bring their musical tastes and melodies; Sara Niemietz, Jen Hajj and J.C. Hyke, Antje Zumbansen and Tim Propersi. Residents will not want to miss these performances.

For more information regarding these events or to find information about participating as a performer, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com.

Thank you for your participation in the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall events. In an effort to further develop Old Town Newhall as an Arts and Entertainment District and to expand the various events in the area, we would like your feedback on the 2016 Thursdays@Newhall series. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and share your thoughts. Thank you!

City of Santa Clarita encourages artists to Audition for 10 BY 10: Share your talent at Thursdays@Newhall’s Variety Show

Santa Clarita, Calif. -  Do you enjoy performing for an audience? Thursdays@Newhall’s 10 by 10 event provides emerging artists, as well as seasoned veterans of the stage, the opportunity to do what they love –perform. On the first Thursday of the month, an audience of Santa Clarita residents gathers at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall to enjoy ten minute pieces from ten artists.

10 by 10 welcomes all types of performances, so long as they match Thursdys@Newhall’s commitment to building community. Performance types include short films, storytelling, comedy acts, magic shows and more. All interested entertainers must submit an application and a link to a video clip. Participants are selected by the City of Santa Clarita. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. and the ten minute time limit is enforced. Further information and applications can be found at ThursdaysAtNewhall.com.

CITY OF SANTA CLARITA RETURNS AS HOST CITY FOR THE 2017 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

Santa Clarita, Calif. –  The City of Santa Clarita will host the Stage 4 Finish for the 2017 Amgen Tour of Californiapresented by AEG, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Of the 2017 lineup of California Host Cities, the City of Santa Clarita has the distinction of having hosted the most stages in race history and 2017 will mark its 13th hosted stage. The Amgen Tour of California is regarded as the most internationally respected and esteemed stage race in the U.S. and one of the largest sporting events in the country.

“The Amgen Tour of California allows the City to bring world-class competition to the City for our residents to enjoy and provides a considerable boost to our tourism efforts,” said Mayor Bob Kellar. “The Amgen Tour of California has proved to be a sensational partner with the City of Santa Clarita. Last year, the City was able to showcase our beautiful Old Town Newhall area to thousands of visitors who attended the race.”

The 2017 Amgen Tour of California will kick off this spring in Sacramento and conclude in Pasadena. The 2017 race will mark the first year the men’s race has been elevated to UCI WorldTour status, making it the only stage race in North America to receive this prestigious classification.  Peter Sagan, the 2015 overall Amgen Tour of California winner and one of the most popular cyclists to ever compete in the Amgen Tour of California will be racing for his recently launched BORA-hansgrohe team hoping to add on to his current record of 15 stage wins, including two in 2016.

2017 Amgen Tour of California (Men’s Race) stages include:

Stage 1 – Sacramento, May 14, 2017

Stage 2 – Modesto to San Jose, May 15, 2017

Stage 3 – Pismo Beach to Morro Bay, May 16, 2017

Stage 4 – Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita, May 17, 2017

Stage 5 – Ontario to Mt. Baldy, May 18, 2017

Stage 6 – Big Bear Lake Individual Time Trial, May 19, 2017

Stage 7 – Mountain High to Pasadena, May 20, 2017

In addition to the men’s event, top professional women cyclists from around the world will converge three days prior to the Men’s Race to compete in the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered with SRAM in South Lake Tahoe. Returning in 2017 is 2016 Amgen Breakaway From Heart Disease Women’s Race Empowered with SRAM defending Champion and current UCI Women’s World Tour Champion Megan Guarnier racing for the Boels-Dolmans team. The women’s competition will conclude its four-stage race in Sacramento on May 14 as the men begin their seven-stage, 600 mile event.

If you are interested in learning more about the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita, visit SantaClaritaTourOfCA.com. This website will be updated with information about volunteer opportunities, ancillary events surrounding the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita, and community sponsorship opportunities. For more information about the Amgen Tour of California, including sponsorship and VIP experience opportunities, please visit amgentourofcalifornia.com.

Local Elementary Schools Set to Participate in the SANTA CLARITA MARATHON’S FINAL MILE CHALLENGE to encourage Healthy Lifestyles

The Santa Clarita Marathon's Final Mile Challenge encourages students to set a goal, make it happen and finish what they started. While training to run the final mile, the program encourages students to exercise and form healthy eating habits.  Local elementary schools will participate in the last mile on Nov. 6 as part of the City of Santa Clarita Marathon.
The Santa Clarita Marathon’s Final Mile Challenge encourages students to set a goal, make it happen and finish what they started. While training to run the final mile, the program encourages students to exercise and form healthy eating habits. Local elementary schools will participate in the last mile on Nov. 6 as part of the City of Santa Clarita Marathon.

Santa Clarita, Calif. - The 2016 Final Mile Challenge, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will conclude on Sunday, November 6, 2016, when more than 1,600 students from five Santa Clarita schools will run the last mile of their 26.2 mile goal at the Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars.

The Final Mile Challenge encourages students to set a goal, make it happen and finish what they started. While training to run the final mile, the program encourages students to exercise and form healthy eating habits.

During the first months of school, students must complete all 25 training miles before being invited to run the final mile of the Santa Clarita Marathon. Upon completion of the 25 miles, students receive a Final Mile Challenge t-shirt to wear on race day and as they cross the official Santa Clarita Marathon finish line, they are awarded a Final Mile Challenge finisher’s medal.

Leading up to the race, several schools hosted program rallies where doctors from Kaiser Permanente gave presentations about the program, training for the run and also taught students about the importance of making healthy choices.

Students will line up with their school at 12:30 p.m. on race day to start with a warmup stretch before the run. Kicking off the Final Mile Challenge will be Helmers Elementary School student, Delaney Rose Stein, with the National Anthem. Delaney is one of many students who tried out for this year’s honor of singing the National Anthem and she will also be participating in the Final Mile Challenge. Parents and residents are encouraged to park at Westfield Valencia Town Center to cheer on student athletes as they cross the finish line on Theater Drive (adjacent to Buca Di Beppo).

Participating schools in the 2016 Final Mile Challenge include Bridgeport Elementary School, Helmers Elementary School, Newhall Elementary School, SCVi Charter School and Tesoro Elementary School. Schools must be invited to participate and are chosen at the annual Arts and Education Meeting.

For more information about the Final Mile Challenge, visit scmarathon.org/finalmilechallenge or contact Donna Avila with the City’s Arts & Events Office at (661) 250-3785 or davila@santa-clarita.com.

Open Spaces, Public Safety, Healthy Lifestyles, Business Incubator, 2020, Among topics at The City of Santa Clarita’s ‘Best in the West’ State of the City Luncheon

By Margie Anne Clark

Valencia, Calif. - Santa Clarita’s City Manager Ken Striplin welcomed a bustling crowd of community leaders and residents who gathered Wednesday to enjoy the company of friends and colleagues.  Guests  learned more about what makes Santa Clarita “The Best in the West,” this year’s theme for the annual State of the City Luncheon.

The City of Santa Clarita hosted its annual State of the City Luncheon with this year's theme, "Best of the West."
The City of Santa Clarita hosted its annual State of the City Luncheon on Wed. Oct. 27, 2016 with this year’s theme, “Best of the West.” Photos by Margie Anne Clark/Los Angeles Life and Style

Mayor Bob Kellar,  speaking along with the City’s five council members to a packed grand ballroom at the Hyatt Valencia, presented an overview of the City’s five-year strategic ’2020′ plan and current and future projects that make Santa Clarita a destination for homeowners, businesses, tourism and filming .

“It is through partnerships and collaboration that  we are able to sustain critical quality of life for the residents of the City of Santa Clarita. ” – Mayor Bob Kellar

Highlights of the event included a presentation by the Los Angeles County Fire Department Honor Guard of the Posting of the Colors and video taped presentations by each of the City Council members of current and upcoming projects  and accomplishments.

Mayor Bob Kellar, headed up presentations by the five member City of Santa Clarita City Council, presenting an overview of current and future projects that make Santa Clarita, “The Best in the West,” the theme for this year’s annual State of the City Luncheon.

Kellar and City Council members expressed their gratitude to the City of Santa Clarita for their part in planning and staying on budget.  The Mayor also lauded the work of the City’s community partners,  county, state and federal leadership for their work and progress in keeping a balanced and safe community.

“Make no mistake about it, we have done such great things in the community…. but I can’t  think of anything that is more key to our community than our city Manager Ken Striplin,”  Kellar said. “It is through partnerships and collaboration that  we are able to sustain critical quality of life for the residents of the City of Santa Clarita. ”

For a recap of the City of Santa Clarita’s 2016 State of the City Luncheon visit: http://santaclaritacitybriefs.com/2016/10/27/2016-santa-clarita-state-of-the-city-luncheon-recap/

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s amenities, events and progress, please visit http://www.santa-clarita.com and http://econdev.santa-clarita.com/santa-clarita-lifestyle/