Living Artistically with Parkinson’s: An Art Exhibition & Silent Auction coming up this Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The second annual Living Artistically with Parkinson’s fundraiser is coming up this Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 2 pm – 6 pm. Tickets are $45.00 and Includes buffet, hosted bar, and valet parking. The event is taking place at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery located at 481 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

The event will feature an exhibition, artist reception and silent auction produced by Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles. This event will raise funds for PCLA’s programs for the Parkinson’s community throughout Los Angeles, including a transportation assistance initiative, free educational conferences, support groups, an equipment gifting program, and more.  

The second annual Living Artistically with Parkinson’s fundraiser will feature an exhibition, artist reception and silent auction produced by Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles. This event will raise funds for PCLA’s programs for the Parkinson’s community throughout Los Angeles, including a transportation assistance initiative, free educational conferences, support groups, an equipment gifting program, and more this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

The mission of PCLA is to improve the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease, their families and care partners. Our goal is to connect people to the information, support services, programs and activities they need to enhance wellness and live an active, engaged life moving forward.

Living Artistically with Parkinson’s: An Art Exhibition & Silent Auction coming up Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery in Los Angeles. For more info visit: ps://pcla.org/

Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the artist and fifty percent will go to PCLA. For more information visit: PCLA | https://pcla.org/

Fourth Annual Gran Fondo Cycling Event Returns to Santa Clarita, Sept. 28, 2019.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Calling all cyclists! The City of Santa Clarita is excited to host the fourth annual Gran Fondo community cycling race, presented by Santa Clarita Velo on Saturday, September 28, beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, located at 20850 Centre Point Parkway.

Fourth Annual Gran Fondo Cycling Event Returns to Santa Clarita, Sept. 28, 2019.

This one-day, chip-timed event will bring together cyclists from all over California who are looking to ride on Santa Clarita’s picturesque roads while passing through lush hills and mountain ranges. Three courses are available for riders including a 20-mile “Family,” 60-mile “Medio” and 100-mile “Gran,” which makes this event perfect for riders at any skill level.

Cyclists and spectators can look forward to a post-race celebration, including lunch. The event will also include a rider expo featuring vendors that offer a variety of products. Attendees can also enter for a chance to win professional cycling gear and products by entering the raffle drawing at the event.

Riders can register online by visiting GranFondoSantaClarita.com. For any questions or sponsorship requests, please contact event lead David Smith at scvsmith@gmail.com.

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood Goes Retro with Throwback Thursdays to Celebrate Its Many ‘80s-Inspired Mazes.

“Halloween Horror Nights,” Like, Continues on Select Nights through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Click Here to Purchase Tickets.

Universal City, CA, September 18, 2019 – This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, like totally, time travels to the 1980s with Throwback Thursdays in celebration of the decade’s bad to the bone darker side featured in a host of all-new terrifying mazes.

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood Goes Retro with Throwback Thursdays to Celebrate Its Many ‘80s-Inspired Mazes. “Halloween Horror Nights,” Like, Continues on Select Nights through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Click Here to Purchase Tickets. (Universal Studios Hollywood)

From classic 1980s movies such as GhostbustersCreepshow and Killer Klowns from Outer Space to contemporary shows and films inspired by the decade, including “Stranger Things” and Us, there is something totally gnarly about this era that comes to life during “Halloween Horror Nights.”

            Highlights of Throwback Thursdays include a not-so-friendly welcome from Chucky himself, live tribute band and DJ dance party hosted by Beetlejuice, classic ‘80s music videos and songs played throughout the event as well as themed food that will have guests spazzing and saying, Eat my Shorts!

To help guests capture the spirit of the ‘80s, they are invited to sport their finest decade-worthy attire trends, from leg warmers and high waisted jeans to scrunchie hair ties, fanny packs and shoulder pads.

Throwback Thursdays will take place every Thursday night during “Halloween Horror Nights” and is included as part of admission to the event.  All dates are: September 19-22, 26-29; October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31; and November 1-3, 2019.

Tickets are available at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.  Following are the various tickets options:

  • Universal Express             One-time priority access to all mazes, Jabbawockeez performance

and theme park rides.

  • Multi-Night Passes            Ultimate Fear Pass:  scare all event nights

Frequent Fear Pass:  scare 25 select nights

·         After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo     Experience the park’s popular daytime attractions, and

remain for the terror that awaits at “Halloween Horror Nights.”

  • R.I.P. Tour                        Groups of up to 12 can scare in style with the new R.I.P. Tour

featuring a VIP guide, unlimited Universal Express access to all mazes, attractions and Jabbawockeez show, private VIP trolley transportation to backlot mazes, interactive themed photo ops and special tour of the Universal backlot, gourmet buffet dinner at the VIP Dining Room & Lounge, access to lounges for drinks and desserts, and complimentary valet parking.

This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” maze and attraction lineup includes:

  • “Us,” an all-new maze based on the blockbuster film from Universal Pictures and visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele
  • “Ghostbusters,” Sony Pictures’ classic 1984 film comes to life for the first time ever in this all-new maze
  • “Stranger Things,” based on seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller
  • “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” the popular 1980s horror sci-fi film lands at “Halloween Horror Nights” in this all-new chilling maze
  • “Creepshow,” maze inspired by the 1982 cult classic movie directed by George Romero and Shudder’s brand new anthology series, reimagined by acclaimed make-up artist, director and executive producerGreg Nicotero
  • “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror film genre
  • “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic film and directed by multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie
  • “Holidayz in Hell,” an all-original maze featuring demented versions of everyone’s favorite seasonal celebrations
  • “Curse of Pandora’s Box,” an all-new original maze based on the twisted Greek mythology tale
  • “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s popular television series
  • The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”

For updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram and Twitter; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

“Halloween Horror Nights” Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood, with More Mazes than Ever, Select Nights from September 13 – November 3, 2019.

Universal City, CA, September 13, 2019 – Universal Studios Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to usher in “Halloween Horror Nights” 2019 attended by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peeleand cast members from Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Us, including Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Alan Frazier, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Cali and Noelle Sheldon; Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) and filmmaker Ivan Reitman (GhostbustersNational Lampoon’s Animal House).

Updates about Halloween Horror Nights (Hollywood) from Creative Director, John Murdy. #UniversalHHNUniversal Studios Hollywoodbit.ly/HHN_2019Joined June 20091,138 Photos and videos

Also acclaimed director and executive producer Greg Nicotero(“Creepshow,” “The Walking Dead,”) filmmaker Eli Roth(HauntThe House with a Clock in Its Walls), GRAMMY® Award-winning musician SLASH, multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie (House of a 1000 Corpses), executive producers Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (“Stranger Things”), and John Murdy, Executive Producer, “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Halloween Horror Nights” continues on September 13-15, 19-22, 26-29; October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31; and November 1-3, 2019.

Additional talent attending the premiere event included director Michael Dougherty (Godzilla); Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses); Tichina Arnold (“The Neighborhood”); Lauren Ash (“Superstore”); Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”); special effects artists/filmmakers Stephen, Charles and Edward Chiodo (Killer Klowns from Outer Space); Cody Christian (“All American”); Grant Cramer (Killer Klowns from Outer Space); Devin Druid (“13 Reasons Why”); Kelly Osbourne; Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”); Seth Green  (“Family Guy”); Andrey Ivchenko (“Stranger Things”); Nia Souix (“Dance Moms”); Dylan Sprayberry (“Teen Wolf”), recording artist Angela Aguilar and Angélica Vale, and hip hop dance crew Jabbawockeez.

Opening night also featured a special “Behind the Screams” panel highlighting filmmakers and musicians who have collaborated with Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” over the years. John Murdy led the insightful discussion that included filmmaker Eli Roth, director and producer, Greg Nicotero and musician, Slash.

Alice Cooper Behind the Screams at Halloween Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Studios Hollywood Video/Halloween Horror Nights




This year’s terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights” lineup of mazes and attractions includes:

  • Us,” an all-new maze based on the blockbuster film from Universal Pictures and visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele
  • “Ghostbusters,” Sony Pictures’ classic 1984 film comes to life for the first time ever in this all-new maze
  • “Stranger Things,” based on seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller
  • “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” the popular 1980s horror sci-fi film lands at “Halloween Horror Nights” in this all-new chilling maze
  • “Creepshow,” maze inspired by the 1982 cult classic movie directed by George Romero and Shudder’s brand new anthology series, reimagined by acclaimed make-up artist, director and executive producerGreg Nicotero
  • “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror film genre
  • “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic film and directed by multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie
  • “Holidayz in Hell,” an all-original maze featuring demented versions of everyone’s favorite seasonal celebrations
  • “Curse of Pandora’s Box,” an all-new original maze based on the twisted Greek mythology tale

·         “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s popular television series

·         The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”

Tickets are available at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.  Following are the various tickets options:

  • Universal Express™                  One-time priority access to all mazes,
  • Jabbawockeez performance and theme park rides.
  • Multi-Night Passes                    Ultimate Fear Pass:  scare all 32 nights
  • Frequent Fear Pass:  scare 25 select nights

September Pass:  11 select nights throughout the month of September

  • R.I.P. Tour                                          Groups of up to 12 can scare in style with the new

R.I.P. Tour featuring a VIP guide, unlimited Universal Express access to all mazes, attractions and Jabbawockeez show, private VIP trolley transportation to backlot mazes, interactive themed photo ops and special tour of the Universal backlot, gourmet buffet dinner at the VIP Dining Room & Lounge, access to lounges for drinks and desserts, and complimentary valet parking.

  • After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo           Experience the park’s popular daytime attractions,

and remain for the terror that awaits at “Halloween Horror Nights.”

For updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on InstagramTwitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

Universal Studios Hollywood Resource & Social Media Information:

Website:                https://hollywood.halloweenhorrornights.com/

Facebook:             facebook.com/HalloweenHorrorNights #UniversalHHN

Twitter:                   twitter.com/horrornights #UniversalHHN

Instagram:             instagram.com/horrornights  #UniversalHHN

YouTube:               youtube.com/user/USHHorrorNights

Snapchat:              https://www.snapchat.com/add/horrornights

City of Santa Clarita Receives Nationally Acclaimed Finance Award. This year marks the 30th consecutive year that the City has received this prestigious award.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2017-18. This year marks the 30th consecutive year that the City has received this prestigious award.

“The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” wrote Michele Mark Levine, Director, Technical Services Center from the Government Finance Officers Association, in a letter congratulating the City of Santa Clarita. 

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of 20,000 federal, local, state, and provincial-level government finance officials and other finance practitioners.

For more information about the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, please contact Brittany Houston of the City’s Finance Division at bhouston@santa-clarita.com  or by phone at (661) 255-4996.

Upcoming Parent Resource Symposium to Address Teen Vaping

“Head in the Clouds: Truth about Vaping” Scheduled for September 11

Santa Clarita, CA – According to a survey conducted by the William S. Hart Union High School District in 2019, more than 58% of students have seen someone on campus vaping within the last 30 days. Have you and your child discussed vaping and other pressures they face each day? To help educate the community on teen issues, particularly with the growing trend of vaping, the City of Santa Clarita will hold its next Parent Resource Symposium on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

“Head in the Clouds: Truth about Vaping” is a free event that is open to the public and will start at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard. The event is hosted by the City of Santa Clarita in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The evening will consist of a free resource fair for parents and their teenagers in the Century Room (City Hall First Floor), followed by a welcome message from Mayor Marsha McLean and a presentation from Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain Robert Lewis and Bob Sharits from The Way Out Recovery SCV. Captain Lewis and Mr. Sharits will provide parents and students with information about the dangers of vaping, as well as tools to start an open conversation about the use of tobacco products and the consequences of using illegal substances.

For more information about the Parent Resource Symposium and efforts made to educate youth in Santa Clarita about living drug-free, please visit dfyinscv.com/PRS.

Katrina Stuart Releases New Single “Blue Roses” Available Worldwide September 14th.

Los Angeles, CA – Katrina Stuart has known from a very young age that she had talents to share with the world. Since the age of 4, she’s been honing her craft, performing in front of audiences and sharing her hope and optimism with the world. This September, Katrina releases her first single “Blue Roses,” giving her a brand new platform from which to spread her message. 

Katrina Stuart Releases New Single “Blue Roses” Available Worldwide September 14th.


“Blue Roses” is about being in a bad relationship where the dishonest person is trying to make up for it with meaningless gifts. The other person realizes “I just want to see in color, I want love and we know it ain’t love.”  

Katrina Stuart flew to Sweden to work with an amazing team to bring “Blue Roses” to life. Grammy-nominated producer Trevor Muzzy is known for his work with Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, Pitbull, and Nicki Minaj. Swedish songwriter Aleena Gibson has worked with Jason Derulo, Mr. Big, Nick Carter, S Club 7, Chenoa, Tata Young, Rouge Jill Johnson, Girls’ Generation, and Austin Mahone. Katrina is signed with Musicash Records.

You can listen to “Blue Roses” on all major music platforms on September 14th. 


In the coming months, Katrina Stuart has multiple new releases to look forward to. Fans and listeners can look forward to two new singles, three new music videos, and an album, release dates will be announced soon. In the meantime, Katrina will be performing live at a release party in Los Angeles for “Blue Roses” on September 28th along with the premiere of the “Blue Roses” music video. 

Follow Katrina on Instagram for updates, or you can watch her show sponsored by Musicash on THEmctv.com.  

About Katrina Stuart:

Katrina Stuart is a musician and performer originally from Toronto, Canada currently living in Los Angeles, CA. She discovered her talent at the age of 4 and spent the next few years developing her skills through creating her own music and performing at a variety of events and venues such as schools, talent contests, and her local church. Her talents don’t stop at music, Katrina is also an actor, dancer, and model who has appeared in television commercials, magazine advertisements and short films. With over 450K Instagram followers, Katrina uses her platform to inspire her listeners and fans to pursue their own dreams. Follow Katrina on Instagram for updates on new releases. 

Slater’s 50/50 to open in Valencia in former Sisley’s location at Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Slater’s 50/50 announced on their facebook page that they will be opening in Valencia in December of 2019. The company’s website notes that Slater’s 50/50 was founded in 2009 in Anaheim Hills, California by Scott Slater, a SoCal native with a passion for burgers, bacon and craft beer.

Inspired by the belief that bacon is meat candy, Scott created the original 50/50 patty– made of 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef – which now has evolved to include an array of inconceivably “slaterized” items packed with award-winning burgers, loaded flatbreads, over-the-top salads, amped-up milkshakes, tons of beers on tap, and some healthy options, too.

Stay tuned for updates!

Comedy, Music and Theatre take the Stage for September 2019 performances at The MAIN in Santa Clarita’s Downtown Newhall.

Tickets on Sale Now for Performances in September.

Spend your first days of fall laughing and listening to music at one of many shows at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall! Tickets are on sale now for a variety of theatre, comedy and music shows. Adult beverages will also be available for purchase at select shows, in addition to concessions.

The 10 by 10 Variety Night occurs on the first Thursday of the month and features music, film, storytelling, magic, comedy and more! Ten performers, from a variety of genres, are selected to perform a 10-minute piece of their choosing. Don’t miss a 10 by 10 favorite, Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company, performing Polynesian dancing to live Tahitian drumming and music. The show is on Thursday, September 5, at 7:00 p.m. and is free to attend.

Comedy Mashup returns to The MAIN on Friday, September 6, at 8:00 p.m. This monthly show is half stand-up comedy and half improv, featuring comedians and improvisers from all over Los Angeles. This month, several up-and-coming comics will take the stage for an awesome evening of comedy. Nolan Culver returns as host and “Your Favorite Cast” rounds out the evening with hilarious improv. Tickets are $10 presale and $15 on the day of the show. 

The Society Comedy Troupe is bringing a hilarious and energetic team improv show to The MAIN on Saturday, September 7, at 8:00 p.m. Similar to the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” the performers ask for audience participation while creating improvised music, comedy and scenes. Grab your friends for an evening of laughs at this show that’s appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $15.  

Our theatre production this month is “All Inclusive,” which is the second production from Wade Bradford and Christopher Flowers of The Big Sandwich Theatre Company, Santa Clarita’s very own acting troupe dedicated to full length original comedic plays. “All Inclusive” is a hilariously silly ensemble comedy based on a remote island in the dreary South Atlantic. Incredibly optimistic and eccentric resort owner Mr. Maca’a dedicated his life to creating a paradise for lovers after losing his own dearly departed wife 18 years prior. However, the resort’s first guests, Rick and Kathy Fernsby, find themselves in a horribly primitive environment with a savage native maid, a lascivious manservant, a conceited billionaire playboy and an oblivious resort owner with a very different definition of paradise. Fans of “Noises Off,” “The Play that Goes Wrong,” and The Big Sandwich’s previously produced and published play, “Change the Station,” will love this comedy romp. This is one not to miss!Performances are scheduled for September 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8:00 p.m. and September 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for any patrons under the age of 18.

Note by Note is a free music night that delights audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more! This month, don’t miss Heather Locke, who has shared the stage with fun., The Eels, Stone Temple Pilots and more. The show is Thursday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. and is free to attend. 

The Sidecar Music Series is back and better than ever as The Siren and the Poet visit The MAIN stage for some original progressive rock music. This local band regularly performs at music venues throughout Santa Clarita and is excited to jam at The MAIN. The show is Friday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.

Learn more about these events and purchase tickets to shows by visiting AtTheMain.org/tickets.

New Passport Acceptance Facility Opens in Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Santa Clarita Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of its third Passport Acceptance Facility at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road. The first available appointments will be on Wednesday, September 4.

With the opening of the third Passport Acceptance Facility, community members can now visit any of the three Santa Clarita Public Library branches, located in Valencia, Old Town Newhall and Canyon Country, to receive convenient passport services.

Passport services are offered by appointment only. To make an appointment, library customers can visit the Passport Services website at SantaClaritaLibrary.com/passport-services. The website also features information, including what to bring to your appointment, hours of operation and services the facility offers, which include:

·         First-time passports

·         Passport renewals for passports issued before the applicant was 16 years of age

·         Renewals for expired passports issued more than 15 years ago

·         Replacements for lost, stolen or damaged passports

·         Passport photos

The Santa Clarita Public Library is proud to provide convenient passport services to the Santa Clarita community and encourages residents to visit the newest facility. For more information about the Santa Clarita Public Library, please visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.