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CITY OF SANTA CLARITA SEEKS INPUT FOR SKATE PARK PUBLIC ART PROJECT

Residents can offer input for the design, and participate in design workshops

The City of Santa Clarita is skating forward with the Santa Clarita Skate Park Public Art Project, which will create a permanent public art piece at the park. The City is asking for community input through an online survey to help determine the look and specific location for the design. The survey can be found at scskatepark.com.                        

The City of Santa Clarita Arts Commission 2018 Work Plan and Public Art Proposal, identified the Skate Park Public Art Project as a public art project, and in 2018, the Arts Commission gave approval for mural artist Miguel A. Del Real to carry out a skate park community engagement plan in order to create a project proposal.

“I’m looking forward to building connections with Santa Clarita’s skate park riders and listening to their voice. I want to involve them in the process of the design concept,” said Del Real. Del Real will be at the Skate Park on Friday, February 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to meet and greet the community, and answer any questions about the project.

Along with giving input for the design and location of the art piece, residents will also have the opportunity to sign up for design and paint workshops at the end of the survey. The workshops will be led by Del Real, who will teach attendees about urban art and painting techniques. Based on availability, participants will be able to choose from either Saturday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m. until noon, or Sunday, February 24 from noon until 2:00 p.m. The Skate Park is located at 20840 Centre Pointe Parkway. For more information about the Santa Clarita Skate Park Project, please visit scskatepark.com, or contact Katherine Nestved at knestved@santa-clarita.com.            

SPROUTING IN MAY: SANTA CLARITA’S FIRST-EVER VEGFEST: Santa Clarita Valley Veg Fest 2019 – May 4, noon to 9 p.m.

SCV VEGFEST TO BE THE FIRST-EVER VEGAN FESTIVALHOSTED IN SANTA CLARITA TO CELEBRATEVEGAN FOOD, FUN AND LIFESTYLE

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The first-ever festival in Santa Clarita celebrating the vegan movement is coming this May – the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) VegFest will sprout on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from noon to 9:00 p.m. in Santa Clarita’s Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

The first-ever festival in Santa Clarita celebrating the vegan movement is coming this May – the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) VegFestwill sprout on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from noon to 9:00 p.m. in Santa Clarita’s Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

The VegFest will be will be an outdoor festival celebrating delicious vegan food, unlimited pours of beer, wine and kombucha, and a compassionate cruelty-free way of living. Although the name may suggest the festival is geared only towards those who abstain from meat, this is not the case at all – all ages and non-vegan eaters are welcome!

“Foodies, vegetarians, meat-eaters, really anyone who wants to learn about living a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle would have a blast at the festival,” says festival co-founder Jess Guidroz. 

VegFest attendees can expect a combination of over 50 participating restaurants, vendors and food trucks, including: Beyond Meat, Delighted by Hummus, and Amaro Pizzeria, as well as a variety of local craft beer and wine vendors. In addition to scrumptious vegan cuisine to sample or buy, there will also be live music, two DJ’s, a lounge and dance area, celebrity vegan speakers, yoga in the park, vegan-friendly merchandise, a children’s play area, and much more.

The festival is the brainchild of Jess and Nicole Guidroz, who wanted to create a high-vibe event to promote a happy healthy lifestyle and to prove how exciting flavors can be despite myths about vegan foods. Proceeds from the festival benefit non-profit organizations: KakaoCharity WaterBridge to Home, and Family Promise.

Early bird pricing is now available. For more event info, including a schedule of events, visit www.SCVVegFest.com.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita
Entrance fee: Early Bird Pricing Starting at $30; $50 Regular Admission

Social Media (Instagram):@SCVegFest  #SCVVegFestWebsite:http://www.SCVVegFest.com

THURSDAYS@NEWHALL to feature a pair of Free events inside The Main as part of wrapping up its February SLATE of Music, Comedy. Senses Block Parties return in March.

February Events, New Schedule Announced

Santa Clarita, Calif. –  Thursdays@Newhall series presented by the City of Santa Clarita, returns in February with a pair of FREE events inside The MAIN in Old Town Newhall. The last month of the winter slate, February features both the 10 by 10 Variety Show and Note by Note Music Night before the series takes on a new schedule in March 2019. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursdays throughout the year.

The month begins February 7 at The MAIN (24266 Main Street), when 10 performers will take the stage for 10 minutes each and share their comedy, storytelling, short films and music at the monthly 10 by 10 Variety Show from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. One of the featured performances shines the spotlight on Madeline Conroy and Paul Blinder, 2018 Southern California Tango Championship finalists, who will enthrall the audience with the beauty of the Argentine tango. Performances this month will also include storytelling with Mary-Margaret Martinez and The Golden Pen Writers’ Guild of Santa Clarita; magic by Raul Fernandez; music by Nicole and Scotty, The Gamblers, Santiago Valencia and Kamili Mitchell; comedy with Kelly Spillman and Marty Ross; and a screening of the short film “The Perfect Date for Every Woman,” written and directed by Carrie Daniel.

The Note by Note Music Night settles into its new slot on the fourth Thursday of the month and will take place inside The MAIN from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on February 28. Note by Note is a free night of music, delighting 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! Featured performers in February include Ted Camp, Carrie Wade and Gnawest. Artists interested in performing at Note by Note can learn more at ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/NotebyNote.

As the calendar flips to March, residents will enjoy the return of both JAM Sessions and the monthly SENSES Block Party. JAM Sessions moves to a new night and location, and will now take place on the second Thursday of the month at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street) beginning March 14. JAM Sessions brings dance lessons and original live music performances to Newhall each month from March through October.

The wildly popular SENSES Block Party also returns to Main Street in Old Town Newhall on the third Thursday of the month beginningMarch 21. Stimulate your senses as you enjoy live music, gourmet food trucks, drinks, activities and more! The theme for each monthly block party will be announced later this month on the Thursdays@Newhall Facebook page.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.

SANTA CLARITA PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES BOOK SELECTION FOR 2019 ONE STORY ONE CITY PROGRAM

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane to Be Celebrated the Entire Month of March

  Santa Clarita, Calif. –  Every year, the Santa Clarita Public Library’s One Story One City program encourages discussion amongst Santa Clarita residents and promotes reading through the celebration of one story during the month of March. The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to announce this year’s 2019 book selection is “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See

 “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” is a powerful tale about tradition, tea farming, and the enduring connection between mothers and daughters. The moving story focuses on two women separated by circumstance, culture and distance.

Due to the nature of some of the topics covered in the book, this story is recommended for adults and not suitable for young readers under the age of 16. 

“We encourage everyone to start reading the book now so when March rolls around, they can get involved in our conversations and book-themed activities. We have copies available at every Santa Clarita Public Library branch,” says City Librarian, Shannon Vonnegut. 

One Story One City program events and activities will commence in March. The program is free and is held in partnership with Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library and Barnes & Noble.

To learn more about One Story One City, please visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com/OneStoryOneCity, or contact Library Administrator Hilda LohGuan at hlohguan@santa-clarita.com.   

Santa Clarita’s annual Cowboy Festival saddles up for its 26th year.

THE SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL RIDES INTO NEWHALL

Much-anticipated Festival Returns to William S. Hart Park April 13 and 14

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival is set to return for its 26th year and will take place on April 13 and 14, 2019. William S. Hart Park will once again host the most entertaining festival in the West.

The main festival at William S. Hart Park will feature performances across the five festival stages, as well as living history entertainers, food vendors, Western gear shopping and activities for all ages. New to the Cowboy Festival in 2019 is the Cowboy Cook-off, a BBQ competition on Saturday, April 13, and a Chili Cook-off on Sunday, April 14.

The sights, sounds and swagger of Cowboy life will be on display all weekend and general admission tickets to the main festival at Hart Park are once again FREE for all visitors. In addition to the festival, separate ticketed tours and performances will be hosted by Rancho Camulos, Friends of Hart Park and the SCV Historical Society.

The main festival at William S. Hart Park will feature performances across the five festival stages, as well as living history entertainers, food vendors, Western gear shopping and activities for all ages. New to the Cowboy Festival in 2019 is the Cowboy Cook-off, a BBQ competition on Saturday, April 13, and a Chili Cook-off on Sunday, April 14.

A limited number of $100 VIP packages will also be available. Each package includes special access to the festival at William S. Hart Park event area, including weekend admission to the VIP Cantina area, which will provide food and beverages, VIP shuttle service to and from the festival and one piece of Cowboy Festival merchandise.

The 2019 Cowboy Festival will feature favorite performers from festivals past, including Honey County and Kristyn Harris, as well as a slew of rockin’ newcomers, including Shannon Rae and 100 Proof and Dirty Cello.

Prior to the Cowboy Festival, on Thursday, April 11, the Walk of Western Stars will unveil its 2019 inductees, commemorating their contributions to Western entertainment history by immortalizing their names in bronze and terrazzo tile, stamped into the streets of Old Town Newhall.  More information about the 2019 inductees will be available in the coming weeks.

The City of Santa Clarita is also looking for volunteers to staff the Cowboy Festival and is currently recruiting for festival greeters, activity helpers, ushers and more. To learn more about volunteering at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, please contact Volunteer Engagement Program Supervisor Tess Simgen at (661) 250-3726.

More details on the 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, including performers, schedules and pricing for special events, will be made available at CowboyFestival.org in early February.


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SANTA CLARITA PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVES HIGH-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION UPGRADE

Customers visiting a Santa Clarita Public Library can now enjoy one of the fastest internet speeds available thanks to an upgrade to the internet connection made possible through a grant from the State of California and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC). The upgrade is part of the CENIC High-speed Broadband in California Public Libraries Project.

The Santa Clarita Public Library branches are now connected to California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity 3,800-mile fiber optic network operated by CENIC. The high-speed broadband connection has increased the Santa Clarita Public Library’s internet speed tenfold, from 100 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gigabit). The connection services public computers at all branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library, including personal computer devices used by customers.

“This upgrade is going to help our customers immensely. We average around 8,000 hours per month of computer usage across all of our library branches. Our computers are used by our visitors to apply for jobs, conduct school research, find information and connect with the world. It’s crucial that we provide both reliable and high-speed access to information resources our customers need so they can be successful in their goals,” says City Librarian Shannon Vonnegut.

 Hardware costs for the project were covered through a grant from the California State Library. The City anticipates to see a cost savings of 93 percent on monthly service when federal discount rates are applied.

More information on the CENIC project is available at cenic.org. For more information regarding the Santa Clarita Public Library upgrade, please contact City Librarian Shannon Vonnegut at svonnegut@santa-clarita.com, or at (661) 799-6132.

Filming in Santa Clarita: Vice, A Quiet Place, Bird Box, Call of the Wild, Captain Marvel, Ford vs. Ferrari, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, among Movies filmed in Santa Clarita in 2018.

SANTA CLARITA CELEBRATES ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR FILMING

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Santa Clarita had another strong year of location filming in 2018 with the Film Office recording 547 film permits and 1,376 location film days, which generated an estimated economic impact of $32.9 million to the local community.

This is the fifth consecutive calendar year the Santa Clarita Film Office has recorded more than 500 permits, over 1,300 film days and $30 million or more in estimated economic impact generated from location filming alone. Not included in the reported numbers are the film days and economic benefit from filming that takes place on certified sound stages, which do not require a film permit. 

 “It’s been another great year of filming in Santa Clarita. It’s no wonder why our City is one of the preferred destinations for film production and location filming in the Los Angeles Area,” said Mayor Marsha McLean. “Filming remains a critical part of our business community and local economy by supporting high paying jobs and companies involved in the industry.”

More than half of the filming days in 2018 were attributed to television production alone, many of which were from shows locally based in Santa Clarita including “Future Man,” “Good Trouble,” “Goliath,” “Mayans MC,” “NCIS,” “Santa Clarita Diet,” “Shooter,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Untitled Suits Spin-off” and “Westworld.”

TV shows weren’t the only productions taking advantage of Santa Clarita film locations in 2018. Numerous feature films were also shot in the area last year including A Quiet Place, Bird Box, Call of the Wild, Captain Marvel, Ford vs. Ferrari, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Vice and more, in addition to countless commercials, music videos, still photo shoots and online content.

Santa Clarita is consistently one of the most filmed places in California because it offers thousands of film-friendly locations that can double for almost anywhere in the world, more than 20 sound stages, over 10 movie ranches, a one-stop shop Film Office, low cost permit fees and expedited permit processing, in addition to being located within the industry’s coveted “30-Mile Zone.”

Several other factors have contributed to the continued success and appeal of filming in Santa Clarita including the City’s own Film Incentive Program and Movie Ranch Overlay Zone. The Santa Clarita Valley has also benefitted tremendously from the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program as numerous approved projects have filmed and continue to do so on location in the area.

For more information about filming in Santa Clarita, please visit FilmSantaClarita.com or contact the Film Office at (661) 284-1425. For an insider’s view to filming in Santa Clarita, follow the Santa Clarita Film Office on Instagram (@FilmSantaClarita).Attachments area

Santa Clarita CITY COUNCIL APPROVES 2019 COMMUNITY SERVICES AND ARTS GRANTS

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES 2019 COMMUNITY SERVICES AND ARTS GRANTSGrants totaling $180,000 to support 36 local non-profit organizations

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Thirty-six non-profit organizations will be receiving funds as part of the 2019 Community Services and Arts Grant Program that was approved by the Santa Clarita City Council at its meeting on January 8, 2019. The annual grants are designed to assist community based organizations with providing community services, art activities, programs and events for Santa Clarita residents.

The Santa Clarita City Council has made available $180,000 for grant funding to non-profit organizations providing community benefit. The City received a total of 59 grant applications for the 2019 grant year. Agencies were able to apply for funding within four categories: Community Services, Community Arts, Santa Clarita Presents and Arts Organization Capacity. Projects that are eligible for funding include one-time projects or programs, program enhancements, pilot programs, capital expenditures, special supplies and program implementation. 

The following is a list of the 36 non-profit organizations benefitting from the 2019 Community Services and Arts Grants Program.

2019 Community Services Grants

·         American Diabetes Association

·         Avenues Supported Living Services

·         Bridge to Home

·         Canterbury Village Retirement

·         Carousel Ranch

·         Community Hiking Club

·         Family Promise of SCV

·         Fostering Youth Independence

·         Homes 4 Families

·         Northeast Valley Health Corporation

·         Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc.

·         Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation

·         SCV Boys and Girls Club

·         SCV Education Foundation

·         SCV Senior Center

·         Single Mothers Outreach, Inc.

·         Special Olympics Southern CA, Inc. SCV Region

·         The Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library

·         Triumph Foundation

2019 Arts Grants

Community Arts & Santa Clarita Presents Subcategories

·         Canyon Theater Guild

·         ESCAPE Theatre

·         Forge Ahead Arts

·         Homes 4 Families

·         Major Impact Theater

·         Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Inc.

·         Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild

·         Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra

·         The Santa Clarita Ballet Company

·         Valencia High School Band & Flag Boosters

Arts Organization Capacity Subcategory

·         ARTree Community Arts Center

·         Forge Ahead Arts

·         Major Impact Theater

·         Million Little

·         Santa Clarita Artists Association

·         Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Inc.

·         Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra

For more information on the City’s Community Services and Arts Grant Program, including required materials, submission guidelines and more, contact Management Analyst Lance O’Keefe at (661) 286-4176 or visit santa-clarita.com/grants.

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Holiday in the Park: Still time to get in on the Magic and Fun, Now through December 30, 2018

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Six Flags Magic Mountain lights up the season even brighter this year for Holiday in the Park select days November 17-December 30. See the park transform into a magical winter wonderland with millions of twinkling lights, carolers, holiday entertainment, and your favorite thrilling rides. It’s the most magical time of the year at the Thrill Capital of the World as the park is open every day, including Christmas Day.

merry lane at holiday in the park

Merry memories in this larger-than-life display of ornaments with programmable dancing light shows.Learn More

visit santa during holiday in the park

Santa’s Cottage

Meet Santa in his new home, along with crafts with Mrs. Claus and her merry elves. Located near Bugs Bunny World.Learn More

thrill shake at six flags magic mountain

Festive Thrill Shakes

Sip on a holiday inspired Thrill Shake topped to perfection with yummy festive treats. Located in Holiday Square.Learn More

taste of holiday in the park

Special attractions only available during Holiday in the Park.

Embrace the holiday spirit!

From visiting with Santa to roasting marshmallows over an open fire, Holiday in the Park features unique holiday-themed decorations, festivities, and entertainment.

merry lane at holiday in the park

Merry LaneMerry memories in this larger-than-life display of ornaments with programmable dancing light shows.Learn More

Santa’s CottageTake a souvenir photo with Santa in Santa’s Cottage. Begins 12pm daily thru Dec. 24.Learn More

Winter WonderlandStep into a snowy winter wonderland with thousands of icy lights, snow sculptures and snowfall nightly.Learn More

Rockin Universe during Holiday in the Park

Rockin’ UniverseDC UNIVERSE comes to life as Rockin’ Universe, featuring three dancing light shows set to holiday music.Learn More

Snowy Nights in the Full Throttle Plaza during Holiday in the Park

Snowy NightsA contemporary celebration of the season with silvery trees, a spectacular visual, and a live show.Learn More

Guests in front of a sleigh

Gleampunk DistrictThe sights, sounds and aromas of the industrial revolution with a holiday twist.Learn More

festive holiday lights in Holiday Square

Holiday SquareSix Flags Plaza transforms into a kaleidoscope of color featuring thousands of lights and snow fall nightly.Learn More

CITY OF SANTA CLARITA TO HOST START OF FINAL STAGE OF 2019 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 5, 2018) – The Amgen Tour of California organizers today announced the 13 Host Cities selected for the 14th edition of America’s premier professional cycling stage race set for May 12-18, 2019. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena.

The Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM, showcasing the world’s best women cyclists, will run concurrently May 16-18, covering upwards of 180 miles over three stages. Owned and presented by AEG, both races conclude with same-day finishes in Pasadena, a veteran overall finish city.

The City of Santa Clarita will host the start for the final stage of both the men’s and women’s races on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The men and women competing in the Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM will race through the streets of Santa Clarita before waving goodbye as they push toward the overall finish line in Pasadena. Of the 2019 lineup of California Host Cities, the City of Santa Clarita has the distinction of having hosted the most stages in race history, and 2019 will mark its 14th hosted stage.

“We are honored for the opportunity to host another stage for the Amgen Tour of California. It is not often that we bring a world-class race event right to our residents’ backyards!” said Mayor Laurene Weste. “With an event this prestigious, it really boosts our tourism efforts by having regional, national and international eyes on Santa Clarita. This the 14th stage we’ve hosted and every time we have had a wonderful experience partnering with the Amgen Tour of California.”

The annual Amgen Tour of California carries the distinction of being the only U.S. men’s and women’s races on the UCI WorldTour calendar and have helped launch some of today’s best known and most decorated international cyclists as well as continuing to attract the most talented competitors and teams in the world. With seven new courses between them, the event’s legacy as an international platform for both men’s and women’s racing will hold special significance this year as Olympic hopefuls gear up for Tokyo 2020.

2019 RACE SCHEDULE

DATE                           MEN                                                                                                                                                            

Sun., May 12      Stage 1 Sacramento

Mon., May 13     Stage 2 Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe

Tues., May 14    Stage 3 Stockton to Morgan Hill

Wed., May 15     Stage 4 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to Morro Bay

Thurs., May 16   Stage 5 Pismo Beach to Ventura

Fri., May 17         Stage 6 Ontario to Mt. Baldy

Sat., May 18         Stage 7 Santa Clarita to Pasadena

DATE                           WOMEN                                                                                                                                                    

Thurs., May 16   Stage 1 Ventura

Fri., May 17         Stage 2 Ontario to Mt. Baldy

Sat., May 18         Stage 3 Santa Clarita to Pasadena

**Courses subject to change

Host City information and a highlight video are available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com or https://youtu.be/9EumaLheLe8 (downloadable HD press version at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/media-resources).

This year’s course will highlight the distinct beauty of Northern, Central and Southern California. The 2019 Host Cities include the return of fan and race team favorites, long-time veterans like Sacramento, Santa Clarita and Pasadena, and a first-time start in Rancho Cordova.

The 2019 Amgen Tour of California will cover a variety of terrain, showcasing many of California’s most well-known and iconic settings and landmarks, and allowing different types of specialists in the peloton to shine throughout the week. Several fast and flat sections on tap in Sacramento, Morgan Hill and Pasadena will cater to sprinters (not to mention a start overlooking the famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca motor speedway). Climbers will also face challenges in South Lake Tahoe, the Diablo Mountain Range outside Stockton where they will reach an elevation of 4,625 feet, and on multiple climbs between Pismo Beach and Ventura. Fans and teams alike will count down to the men’s and women’s Queen Stages from Ontario to Mt. Baldy, which will feature a grueling 26-mile fan-favorite climb to the summit finish, a day that will shake up the leader board and can make or break the quest for the overall victory.

A traditional stage for the Amgen Tour of California, the final race day for both the men and women is one that highlights the beauty of long-time race partners: Santa Clarita and Pasadena. Past overall finishes in Pasadena have consistently been dramatic and exciting, with fans from across Southern California lining up to cheer on the fast-and-furious sprint finishes to determine the ultimate champions.

“The Amgen Tour of California continues to serve as an international postcard for the state, showcasing the beauty and diversity of California – and the 2019 host cities certainly reflect that,” said Kristin Klein, president of the Amgen Tour of California and executive vice president of AEG Sports. “We look forward to hosting another truly dynamic and engaging race, which will feature an all-star peloton, continuing the tradition of delivering one of the most exciting sporting events in the country.”

Title sponsor Amgen has been a race partner since race inception. In 2005, Amgen launched Breakaway from Cancer®, its national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention through survivorship. Amgen expanded its platform in 2016 to launch Breakaway from Heart Disease™, aimed at encouraging Americans to have a game plan to tackle heart disease by understanding their risk through diagnostic screening and by taking charge of their heart health through diet, exercise and appropriate treatment options. To learn more, visit breakawayfromcancer.com and breakawayfromheartdisease.com.

“At Amgen, our mission is to serve patients, and for more than 35 years we have reached millions of people with our medicines,” said Murdo Gordon, executive vice president, Global Commercial Operations, Amgen. “Our sponsorship of the Amgen Tour of California gives us a platform to educate and empower people to connect with the resources that enable living a longer, healthier life.”

In addition to lining the race course, fans of all ages will once again have the opportunity to experience the race as a VIP from an all-inclusive hospitality tent or through once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. To learn more visit: https://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/vip-experiences. VIP Hospitality Passes go on pre-sale to American Express cardholders December 5-10 at 9:59 a.m., and the public on-sale begins December 10 at 10 a.m. To purchase visit: https://www.axs.com/amgen2019. For questions, please contact sales@amgentourofcalifornia.com.

**AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE RELIEF

As a result of the devastation caused by the recent California Wildfires, the Amgen Tour of California, in partnership with the LA Kings and AEG Sports are proud to donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross.

“The recent fires have caused our community and our state incredible and unimaginable damage. AEG continues to thank those who have worked tirelessly to help combat the fires. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered hardships.  We are making this donation to the America Red Cross in honor of the first responders and all who have been impacted.  We are also encouraging our fans and our supporters to help by making donations as well,” said Dan Beckerman, president and CEO, AEG and Alternate Governor, Kings.

“The devastation has severely impacted the entire state of California, including many of our past and upcoming host cities of the Amgen Tour of California,” said Kristin Klein, president, Amgen Tour of California & executive vice president, AEG Sports. “We’re not just a state. But a collection of communities that come together to support each in time of need and we are proud to support the relief efforts undertaken by so many of the first responders and the American Red Cross.”

Red Cross volunteers are supporting evacuation centers to provide safe refuge for people impacted by these devastating fires. Additionally, they are also providing meals, health services, spiritual care, comfort and other support for affected residents.

Please consider joining our organization in supporting the Red Cross’ efforts in California. Visit the American Red Cross to donate today.

About the Amgen Tour of California

The Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Women’s Race empowered with SRAM are Tour de France-style cycling road races created and presented by AEG. Running concurrently, the races challenge the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along demanding courses that traverse hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions, and award important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. For more information visit the Amgen Tour of California on InstagramFacebookTwitterYouTube or www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

About Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

About AEG

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 120 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including STAPLES Center, The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Live, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, AXS.com ticketing platform, AXS cable television channel and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com.