VEG FEST SCV Coming to Blomgren Ranch in Santa Clartia on Saturday, June 5, 2021.


SANTA CLARITA, CaliforniaVeg Fest SCV  has announced they will be hosting their 2nd-Annual Veg Fest on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 Blomgren Ranch: 15142, Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita CA 91390 as the community comes together to celebrate sustainability, healthy living, and compassion.

The Veg Fest SCV is a heart-centered outdoor festival celebrating not only delicious, animal-friendly food, local craft beer, and aged wine from local breweries and wineries, along with amazing music but we are also celebrating a Compassionate 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, as this festival is about so much more! 

This vegan-inspired food, beer, wine & music festival is for any and all who are looking to shop, eat, drink, dance, vibe out and connect with the community.

“Our mission is to bring people together in celebration of healthy living, compassion, & sustainability for our planet.  We represent the new way and although this year’s event may not be as big as Veg Fest 2019 was, it will go down as the festival that brought us all back together after the pandemic.  We see this year’s Veg Fest as our city’s coming out party, which is why the intention behind this year’s event is Community and Reconnecting with one another in Celebration of Life.” –Founder, Jess GuidrozThis year’s Veg Fest attendees can expect a celebration with a combination of numerous local businesses, restaurants, vendors, and food trucks, so come be a part of the celebration and . . .

  • Shop local and support local businesses (visit for a list of vendors attending the event)
  • Enjoy music and dancing
  • Indulge in a Foodies Paradise
  • Toast a fellow comrade & sip on a craft beer or aged glass of wine from our local breweries and wineries
  • Let the kids enjoy Kids Kingdom with bounce houses, face painting, slack-lining, and all the things kids love to do under adult supervision.  
  • Relax and enjoy an experience in the Mindfulness and Healing area

EVENT DETAILSDate: Saturday, June 5th, 2021
Time: 2-8 pmTickets:
Place: Blomgren Ranch: 15142, Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita CA 91390 for interviews or questionsSocial Media (Instagram): @VegFestSCV   Facebook Page: Veg Fest SCVWebsite:

The Summer Trolley to Six Flags Returns to Santa Clarita offering rides to visitors and residents beginning Friday, June 4, through September 12.

Free Rides to and from Local Tourist Destinations Beginning June 4.

The City of Santa Clarita’s FREE Summer Trolley will make its grand return to Santa Clarita, offering rides to visitors and residents beginning Friday, June 4, through September 12. The Summer Trolley will provide service to premier hotel properties and tourism destinations, including Westfield Valencia Town Center and Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor.

The popular Summer Trolley runs daily beginning at 9:45 a.m. picking up riders from the Hyatt Regency Valencia/Westfield Valencia Town Center, Courtyard by Marriott/Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn/ Springhill Suites/ Residence Inn and Best Western. Return trips to those locations depart from Six Flags daily beginning at 6:00 p.m., with the last trolley leaving at 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

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The Summer Trolley’s night-time service allows residents and hotel guests to ride in style to the Westfield Valencia Town Center (Hyatt Regency Valencia stop), which is filled with signature shopping opportunities and destination dining, including The Cheesecake Factory, Slaters 50/50 and Lazy Dog in addition to favorite spots like Salt Creek Grille and BJ’s.

The trolley was built to reflect the iconic Brill Trolley Coach, which operated throughout Los Angeles in the early 1900s, featuring wooden style benches, leather hand straps for passengers, with upgraded cutting-edge transit technology in addition to a vibrant exterior finish. In addition to a nostalgic style, the trolley is also powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), producing fewer emissions than a standard passenger car. The trolley is ADA compliant with a powered lift for those who may need assistance getting aboard.

See the full Summer Trolley schedule at For more information about the Summer Trolley’s service to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, please contact Evan Thomason at (661) 255-4347 or by email at


Los Angeles, Calif. — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 94th Oscars® ceremony will move to Sunday, March 27, 2022.  The show, which will air live on ABC from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, was originally scheduled for February 27, 2022.

The eligibility period for Academy Awards® consideration will return to the standard December 31 deadline: a feature film must have a qualifying release date between March 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.  This year, which is still impacted by the pandemic, eligibility requirements for the 94th Academy Awards will be consistent with the addendums made for the 93rd Awards season and can be found here.  Complete 94th Awards rules and specialty category submission deadlines will be announced in June.  Following this year, the Academy intends to expand the qualifying requirements for the 95th Awards.

Academy key dates for the 2021 Oscar® season are as follows:

General entry categories submission deadlineMonday, November 15, 2021
Preliminary voting begins 9 a.m. PTFriday, December 10, 2021
Preliminary voting ends 5 p.m. PTWednesday, December 15, 2021
Oscar Shortlists Announcement Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Eligibility period ends Friday, December 31, 2021
Governors AwardsSaturday, January 15, 2022
Nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PTThursday, January 27, 2022
Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Oscar Nominations Announcement Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Oscar Nominees LuncheonMonday, March 7, 2022
Finals voting begins 9 a.m. PTThursday, March 17, 2022
Finals voting ends 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, March 22, 2022
94th OscarsSunday, March 27, 2022

All dates for the 94th Academy Awards® are subject to change.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.



Los Angeles, Calif. – Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced changes to the 2021 membership review process.  To ensure the necessary infrastructure, staff resources and environment to support all Academy members, this year’s growth in membership will be limited to roughly half that of recent years.  This modification will enable steady future growth and allow the Academy to continue serving its membership in a more personal manner.  Ahead of this change, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted on branch-specific guidelines to be applied in determining this year’s new membership invitees.  Oscar® winners and nominees will be considered without limitation by applicable branches.    

“As we look to the future growth and goals of the Academy, we need to scale appropriately so we can continue to give the personal service our members have come to expect and appreciate,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.  “We remain focused on cultivating a membership body that reflects our diverse film community and the world around us.”

The Academy has expanded its class size over the last several years, exceeding its goal to double the number of women and underrepresented ethnic/racial communities by 2020.  Membership selection decisions will continue to be based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority.  The Academy is committed to advancing its Aperture 2025 initiative, furthering goals to increase equity and inclusion in the stories told through film, elevate different voices within Academy leadership, and provide opportunities to amplify these voices across multiple sectors in the industry. 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Eli Paperboy Reed Celebrates Bob Dylan; “To Be Alone With You” Out Today.

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Eli Paperboy Reed Celebrates Bob DylanOn the Road with Harlem Gospel Travelers: Tour Dates Announced“To Be Alone With You” Out Today.

“On the occasion of his 80th birthday, so much of the discussion of Bob Dylan’s career and longevity will be centered, understandably, around the poetry of his lyrics,” says  Eli Paperboy Reed. “Even the most original stylists, though, have influences, and Dylan did not emerge fully formed. Examples of the influence of Rhythm and Blues on his writing can be found throughout his career. When I heard “To Be Alone With You” for the first time, it was obvious to me what he was going for, and where he was coming from. I didn’t change much, I just took the song to what I felt was its natural conclusion.

Los Angeles, Calif. – In celebration of Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, Eli Paperboy Reed puts his own soulful spin on the poet laureate’s “To Be Alone With You” from 1969’s Nashville Skyline. The single is available today; listen here

I hope that Dylan, being the R&B fan that he is, will enjoy my rendition.”  Recorded and mixed by Vince Chiarito at Hive Mind Recording, the track was produced by Eli Paperboy Reed who, also provides guitar and vocals on the track. He was joined on the recording by Vince Chiarito (bass), Noah Rubin (drum), Billy Aukstik (trumpet), and Mike Buckley (saxophone). 

Beginning June 4 at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN, Eli hits the road joining the Harlem Gospel Travelers in a four-date run and will perform solo July 10 on Staten Island. A complete list of tour dates is below. Eli Paperboy Reed On The RoadJune 4 – Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, TN*June 5 – 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, TN*^July 10 – Maker Park – Staten Island, NYSept. 18 – Berkshire Music Project – Pittsfield, MA*Sept. 26  – Pilgrimage Festival  – Franklin, TN* *in Harlem Gospel Travelers^Eli DJ session Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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Isla’s ‘The Mediterranean Gardener’ Gets Wide Release; Digital-Only Debut Album Out August 27, 2021.

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Listen + Share: “Until the Sun Comes Out”

Los Angeles, Calif. – First released as a Bandcamp exclusive, Isla’s digital-only debut album, The Mediterranean Gardener, will see a wide release on August 27. The first single from the album, “Until the Sun Comes Out,” is available today; listen here. Musically reminiscent of Echo and the Bunnymen and The Cure, “the song just wrote itself,” says acclaimed singer/songwriter Josh Rouse of the first single from his new solo project, Isla. The Mediterranean Gardener is a nine-track album of gorgeous chilled-out electronica that provides a refreshing musical tonic for these stressful times.  

From the eerie Eno-like ambient opener of “Buenas Noches Baby” to the laid-back grooves of “It’s Not That Far” to the Brazilian chords and melodies of the Jobim-esque “Color De Vida,” the album is an alluring mix of lyric and instrumental tunes that meld together so smoothly that they feel more like a whole piece of music rather than a collection of songs. Realizing the music was far from the guitar-based, storytelling style for which he’s known, Rouse felt it needed its own name and Isla was born. 

Recorded mainly at his small studio near his Valencia, Spain home, Rouse created the primarily instrumental album during the confines of 2020. It’s “a stress-free atmosphere with breezy, improvised electronica,” says Rouse. “I was really just looking for vibes that were soothing. I didn’t want anything that was aggressive.” Rouse was joined on the recording by frequent collaborator Daniel Tashian, who plays keyboards and Linn drums on “12 Bars,” which he co-wrote.

The album was mixed by longtime producer Brad Jones and mastered by Mike Westbrook. The distinctive album cover was designed by Rouse’s wife, artist/singer Paz Suay, who also provided backing vocals on “12 Bars” and “It’s Not Too Far.” The Mediterranean Gardener Tracklisting:1. Buenas Noches Baby2. It’s Not That Far3. Color De Vida4. 12 Bars5. A Sunny Day6. For The Love of a Girl7. Night Moves8. Until the Sun Comes Out9. Attention Pre-order the album here.

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity, built by JPL, captures spectacular view from its Fifth Flight.

NASA JPL, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. – NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took this color image from an altitude of 33 feet (10 meters) during its fifth flight on May 7, 2021. This was the helicopter’s first one-way flight, and it settled down at a new landing location 423 feet (129 meters) south of its previous location at Wright Brothers Field. The contrast has been enhanced to show surface details.

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was built by JPL, which also manages the technology demonstration project for NASA Headquarters. It is supported by NASA’s Science, Aeronautics Research, and Space Technology mission directorates. NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, and NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, provided significant flight performance analysis and technical assistance during Ingenuity’s development. AeroVironment Inc., Qualcomm, and SolAero also provided design assistance and major vehicle components. Lockheed Martin Space designed and manufactured the Mars Helicopter Delivery System.

About the mission

The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, is a small, autonomous aircraft that will be carried to the surface of the Red Planet attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover. Its mission is experimental in nature and completely independent of the rover’s science mission. In the months after landing, the helicopter will be placed on the surface to test – for the first time ever – powered flight in the thin Martian air. Its performance during these experimental test flights will help inform decisions relating to considering small helicopters for future Mars missions, where they could perform in a support role as robotic scouts, surveying terrain from above, or as full standalone science craft carrying instrument payloads. Taking to the air would give scientists a new perspective on a region’s geology and even allow them to peer into areas that are too steep or slippery to send a rover. In the distant future, they might even help astronauts explore Mars. The project is solely a demonstration of technology; it is not designed to support the Mars 2020/Perseverance mission, which is searching for signs of ancient life and collecting samples of rock and sediment in tubes for potential return to Earth by later missions.

The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood presents Disney’s Cruella – Kicking off with Opening Night Fan Event, May 27, 2021, with shows through June 16th.

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Hollywood, Calif. – Be among the first to see Disney’s Cruella! Each Opening Night Fan Event ticket includes reserved seating, “Cruella” themed reusable tote bag, red and white box of popcorn, 20 oz. bottled drink, Red Vines and Opening Night Fan Event Souvenir Credential with lanyard. Tickets for this special screening are $40.00 per person.

Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets.

One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense and Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella. “Cruella” stars Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Mark Strong.

The film is directed by Craig Gillespie, with screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara, story by Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis, based upon the novel “The One Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith. “Cruella” is produced by Andrew Gunn, Marc Platt and Kristin Burr, p.g.a., with Emma Stone, Michelle Wright, Jared LeBoff and Glenn Close serving as executive producers.

All seats for this engagement are reserved:  Mon. – Thurs.: $20 Adult, $16 Child (3-11)/Senior(60+), and Fri. – Sun.: $24 Adult, $20 Child (3-11)/Senior(60+)

Daily Showtimes for Disney’s “Cruella” starting Friday, May 28 are 12:00PM, 3:30PM, 7:00PM, 10:30PM. Show times and dates are subject to change.

Disney’s “Cruella” contains several sequences with flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photosensitivities.

The City of Santa Clarita’s Newest Art Exhibit “Color is Your World” encourages residents to engage their Imagination.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Vibrant colors, abstract illusions, serenity—all this and more in the City’s new art exhibit, “Color is Your World.” This art gallery will stimulate your senses and display a colorful world of imagination through 43 artists featured and over 50 pieces of artwork on display. This colorful exhibition is currently available for viewing until July 23, 2021, at the First Floor Gallery in City Hall and virtually.

This art exhibition is working in conjunction with the Santa Clarita Library’s Summer Reading program, “Reading Color’s Your World,” where residents can explore a world of colors around Santa Clarita with wonderful programs and prizes. All programs will be held in a variety of formats this summer, including onsite locations, local parks, online, quick pick-ups and more! All programs and events are free and open to all ages!

            To learn more about the “Color is Your World” art exhibit and additional art opportunities, please visit For questions, please contact the City’s Arts Coordinator, Katherine Nestved, at For more information on the Summer Reading program or to register, please visit




Simi Valley, Calif. – Today, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute is thrilled to announce that after being closed for 14 months due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Reagan Museum will finally reopen its doors to the public on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  

“We couldn’t be more pleased to reopen our doors to the community,” said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.  “When President Reagan opened his Library thirty years ago, I’m sure he never imagined it would be shut down for one day, let alone for 14 months.  We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back and to showcasing all that we have done to improve our visitor’s experience.”

When the Reagan Museum reopens on May 26, it will begin by operating Wednesday through Sunday each week (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).  The Museum WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAY, MAY 31 FOR MEMORIAL DAY. To help ensure social distancing guidelines, it is recommended that guests pre-purchase their tickets in advance at No additional service fee will be added for use of our online ticketing system.  Due to the new CDC guidelines issued May 14, 2021, guests that are fully vaccinated do NOT need to wear masks (according to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second shot in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine).

New at the Reagan Library since we were last open:

  • The Reagan Library’s indoor restaurant has been completely remodeled and expanded, making it more spacious inside with more options on how and where to order.
  • The Reagan Library’s outdoor terrace, adjacent to the café and Museum Store has been completely remodeled to create an all-outdoor seating experience, complete with chairs, couches, tables and umbrellas.
  • A new Abrams M1 Main Battle Tank has been added to the Museum’s outdoor Peace Through Strength Pavilion.
  • Our Museum store has been redesigned to allow for more social distancing for our guest’s convenience and safety.
  • The frequency of air filter replacement and HVAC system cleaning has been increased and fresh air exchange is now maximized across our campus.  In fact, the Reagan Museum is by far the largest museum in the Presidential Library System providing ample room for safe distances between visitors. The Reagan Library also has some of the highest air movement and filtration available.  In fact, according to researchers at the Berlin Institute of Technology, the risk of COVID19 transmission is far lower in museums than any other indoor activity.
  • In-person events sponsored by the Reagan Foundation & Institute and facility rental events  have resumed, including events for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and July 4th, as well as speaker events including events former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on May 27, 2021, former Vice President Mike Pence on June 24, 2021, and former Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on July 26, 2021.  More information on these events and more can be found at

On May 22, 2021, four days before the Museum reopens to the public, all Reagan Library members are welcome to visit the Reagan Library and tour the galleries.  Lapsed members are also welcome to come to the Library, re-enroll, and then spend the day in the galleries.

Given the enthusiasm of the general public who have contacted the Reagan Library inquiring about its re-opening date, members are encouraged to reserve their tickets in advance at

To thank all the 1st Responders and Health Care Workers who have worked tirelessly over the past 14 months keeping our communities safe and healthy, the Reagan Library will host a “1st Responder’s Day” on Sunday, May 23, 2021.  Each person may bring up to three guests for a free visit to the Reagan Library on this day. 

1st Responders are encouraged to reserve their tickets in advance at  Upon arrival at the Reagan Library, proof of employment will be required.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is the nonprofit organization created by President Reagan himself and specifically charged by him with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles – individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan  Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion and the award-winning Discovery Center, as well as the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s work in Washington, D.C.  

The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady.