“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.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Santa Clarita, Calif. – , Congressman Adam Schiff, Robert Garcia of The City Project, Congresswoman Judy Chu and Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Laurene Weste were among the honorees of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) their vision and leadership in progressing the Rim of the Valley Campaign. The recognition took place at a centennial celebration for NPCA at the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles.
Highlights of the event included inspiring speeches from the event’s honorees.
Representative Judy Chu “Congratulations to the National Park Conservation Association on 100 years of conserving open spaces and protecting our environment! National parks, truly some of our national treasures, offer Americans some of the most unique opportunities to appreciate and enjoy the outdoors. This is especially important in Los Angeles, one of the most park poor areas in the country. That is why I have been fighting to expand protection of the San Gabriel Mountains and their gorgeous forests, rivers, and trails, as well as establish a National Recreation Area along the foothills and San Gabriel river corridor.”
Robert García, Founding Director and Counsel, The City Project “The Rim of the Valley park space will bring Los Angeles together and benefit the immigrant communities who have made LA one of the great cities of history. Thank you to Congressmen Adam Schiff and Raul Grijalva and the National Parks Conservation Association for working to make the park a reality.”
Representative Adam Schiff “For 100 years, the National Parks Conservation Association has protected parks large and small, defended our environment, advocated for open space, and helped preserve American treasures for generations to come. I have been especially grateful for the NPCA’s advocacy on my Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, which would protect the natural beauty right in our backyard. Preservation of open space in our communities is not only good for our environment and ecosystems but is beneficial for the health and wellbeing of residents of all ages. It is incumbent upon us to protect our natural spaces so that as many people as possible can enjoy the benefits of the great outdoors – today, and for hundreds of years to come.”
“I have the utmost respect for the mission and goals of the National Parks Conservation Association,” said Councilmember Weste. “Their work so closely aligns with my passion for preserving the crucial natural resources of the Santa Clarita Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges. I am deeply honored to be selected for this recognition.”
The event invitation from NPCA praised Councilmember Weste stating that the award, “recognizes your role as a leading advocate for the Rim of the Valley. From the start, your vision and leadership have been integral to the success of the campaign, and thanks to you, we are on the verge of realizing our goals.”
The event was an opportunity to thank Los Angeles-area supporters, allies and partners on NPCA’s 100th anniversary. Also recognized were Robert Garcia of The City Project and Congressman Adam Schiff who worked closely with Councilmember Weste on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act.
“Congressman Schiff has been a determined ally and steadfast partner in our goal of preserving the Rim of the Valley. The legislation he introduced is vital to preserving cultural, archeological and paleontological resources, as well as enabling wildlife to remain in their natural habitat and travel safely through the Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Susana Mountains, and the San Gabriel Mountain ranges circling the Los Angeles basin,” said Councilmember Weste.
The legislation, House Resolution 1708, the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, was introduced by Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA-28) on March 13, 2019, and proposes to expand the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) to include a proposed Rim of the Valley Corridor Unit, which includes portions of Santa Clarita Valley.
Councilmember Weste went to Washington D.C. in April of 2019 to provide testimony in support of the resolution. She testified that the bill would enable the National Park Service to better protect natural resources and habitats and provide members of the community with improved access to nature for recreational and educational purposes.
In addition to her work on the Rim of the Valley Campaign, Councilmember Weste has been the driving force behind the City of Santa Clarita’s Open Space Preservation District. She helped found the district which was approved by voters in 2007, and is proud to have seen it grow to more than 12,000 acres in the last 12 years.
2019 Legislation background: Schiff, Feinstein, Harris Introduce Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act
Legislation Would Add 191,000 Acres to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-CA) announced the introduction of the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act. This landmark legislation would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The Rim of the Valley stretches from the Simi Hills and Santa Susanas to the Verdugos and on to the San Gabriel Mountains.
“The Rim of the Valley is the critical bridge between our urban city centers, suburbs in the Los Angeles basin and the spectacular wilderness that surrounds us – our bill would help protect these lands for generations to come,” said Rep. Schiff. “As more of this area is developed and open space diminishes, the wildlife it supports is increasingly at risk. Congress must preserve the Rim of the Valley for the next generations, but we must act quickly on a bipartisan basis or this once in a century opportunity will be gone forever.”
“Protecting natural places like the Rim of the Valley Corridor from urban expansion is essential for improving the quality of life in the Los Angeles basin,” said Senator Feinstein. “Our legislation would connect more Southern California residents to the trails and vast open spaces in the foothills of the surrounding mountains. It would also protect sensitive habitat for California wildlife including mountain lions, bobcats and golden eagles. The foothills surrounding the Los Angeles basin are a truly special place worthy of stronger protections.”
In 2008, Congressman Schiff passed the Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Act. This bill directed the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a special resource study of the Rim of the Valley Corridor. The study sought to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating all or a portion of the Rim of the Valley Corridor as a unit of the existing SMMNRA, and how these areas could be better managed and preserved. The National Park Service began the study in 2010 and transmitted its final report to Congress and the public in February 2016. Throughout the process, both NPS and Congressman Schiff solicited and considered thousands of comments from the public.
The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act would expand the SMMNRA to include many, but not all, of the land included in the study. The lands included within the expansion will be known as the Rim of the Valley Unit. The bill will enable NPS and the local community to better protect natural resources and habitats, and provide members of the community with improved access to nature for recreational and educational purposes.
It will provide NPS with the authority to:
Implement capital improvements (i.e. trails, roads, facilities for public enjoyment)
Monitor and study wildlife and ecosystems
Participate in cooperative conservation and recreation planning
Provide technical assistance for resource protection and recreation planning
Contribute financially to projects that protect important natural resources
Acquire land through donation, exchange, or purchase from will sellers; directly manage NPS lands
The expansion of the SMMNRA boundaries respects private property rights and existing local land use authorities. It will not require a land owner to participate in any conservation or recreation activities, and it will not put any additional restrictions on property owners. The bill does not allow for land acquisition through eminent domain.
To view a map of the proposed expansion under the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, click here. To view the fact sheet about the legislation, click here.
On June 14, 2016, Congressman Adam Schiff introduced legislation in the House today to expand Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act is a major step toward expanding the boundary of the national park, a proposal that has been under consideration for several years. The legislation was met with support by National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and a diverse group of individuals and organizations that focus on conservation, education, public health, historic preservation, environmental justice and outdoor recreation. Senator Barbara Boxer plans to introduce companion legislation in the Senate.
“It is time for areas such as Griffith Park, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, the Los Angeles River and the Santa Susana Mountains to be included in the national park in LA’s backyard, to further enrich the lives of both local residents and visitors to the region,” said Dennis Arguelles, NPCA Los Angeles Program Manager and Chair of the Rim of the Valley Coalition. “The legislation introduced by Congressman Schiff would entrust America’s greatest storytellers, the National Park Service, to care for these sites as well as share stories of the region’s history and rich culture.”
The National Park Service conducted an extensive study on the issue, which was finalized and sent to congress in February of 2016. In this study, the National Park Service recommended adding 170,000 acres, known as the “Rim of the Valley” corridor, to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The legislation echoes the National Park Service’s study and recommends adding lands from the Santa Monica Mountains to Downtown Los Angeles and a range of stunning landscapes, critical wildlife corridors, iconic waterways and historic treasures.
“The National Park Service proposal to expand the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is a national best practice for what agencies should do to diversify access to and support for parks, monuments, and recreation areas,” said Robert Garcia, Founding Director and Counsel, The City Project. “We stand with Congressman Schiff who has been the hero behind this expansion plan for years. This plan merits bipartisan support. We don’t seek blue parks, or red parks, we seek green space for all.”
Similar to the existing Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the status of land ownership and control within the boundary expansion would not change as a result of inclusion in this national park.
“The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is a partnership park that works – it is a seamless network of local, state and federal parks interwoven successfully with private lands and prosperous communities,” said Kim Lamorie, President of the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation. “As long time homeowners and property owners in the park, our communities have prospered and our quality of life has been enhanced. We are thrilled to see the possibility of these benefits extending to other communities.”
“Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area already serves as a model for unique management partnerships, which would certainly continue with an expanded national park site. Restoration of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco watersheds would also be supported by the Park Service and its robust scientific research and planning capabilities,” said Arguelles.
“The Rim of the Valley will provide protection for historical resources, Native American sites, endangered species and wildlife corridors and connect greater Los Angeles and parts of Ventura County through multi-use trails, said Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel, Executive Director and President, Community Hiking Club. “Kudos to the National Park Service for their long, in depth study, and to Congressman Adam Schiff for gifting us with this brilliant piece of legislation.”
NPCA, along with local residents, community organizations, and elected leaders from downtown Los Angeles to the Santa Clarita Valley and Ventura County, have long called for enhanced and lasting conservation and environmental justice in the greater Los Angeles area.
“At its core, the Rim of the Valley is about connecting. When we connect open space and parks we improve outcomes for flora and fauna, and when we connect our youth and families to the natural world and important cultural sites, we improve outcome for them too,” said Brad Rumble, Principle of Esperanza Elementary School.
The legislation, coupled with this year’s Centennial celebration of our National Park Service, provides a timely call to action for Congress to act and leave a tremendous conservation legacy for future generations of Angelenos.
About National Parks Conservation Association: Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its more than one million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s natural, historic, and cultural heritage for future generations. For more information, visit www.npca.org.
Story by Margie Anne Clark / Los Angeles Life and Style / SCV Style
Photos Erick Andino / National Parks Conservation Association
Los Angeles, CA – Katrina Stuarthas 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.
“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. Katrinais 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.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Date- Profiles in History is proud to announce Icons and Legends of Hollywood, perhaps the largest, most significant offering of important Hollywood artifacts in the history of the company. The total sale estimate is over 10 million dollars.
The auction will be September 25th and 26th in Los Angeles. Highlights from the auction are below:Sean Connery’s “James Bond 007” Moon Buggy from Diamonds Are Forever. The Moon Buggy was conceptualized by Academy Award-winning production designer Ken Adam and built by famed California custom car designer/fabricator Dean Jeffries. It’s pictured left and estimated to sell for $400,000 – $600,000.“Dorothy Gale” scene specific screen used black-and-white gingham pinafore dress from The Wizard of Oz. When Dorothy Gale of Kansas opens the door to Munchkinland, Barbara “Bobbie” Koshay, Judy Garland’s camera double, is wearing this one-of-a-kind dress. It’s pictured below and estimated to sell for $350,000 – $500,000.20th Century-Fox President Spyros Skouras’s Best Picture Academy Award for Gentleman’s Agreement.
This is a fine example of this instantly recognizable and world-famous prize and one of extremely few Oscars ever made available to the public. It’s pictured below and estimated to sell for $300,000 – $500,000.An “SS Venture” steamship filming miniature from the original King Kong. Estimated to sell for $80,000 – $120,000.Tom Skerritt’s “Dallas” space suit with helmet and life support pack from Alien.
Inspired by Japanese Samurai Warriors, the suit was created by legendary Star Wars costume designer John Mollo. It’s estimated to sell for $40,000 – $60,000The Original “Dragula” coffin dragster from The Munsters and Munster, Go Home! The “Dragula” debuted in The Munsters episode “Hot Rod Herman” when “Grandpa Munster” (Al Lewis) built the car so he could win back the Munster “Koach” which Herman had lost in a drag race.It’s estimated to sell for $80,000 – $120,000.William Shatner’s “Captain James T. Kirk” Starfleet “wraparound” Season 2 tunic from Star Trek: The Original Series. This one is extraordinarily rare.
It’s the only Kirk wraparound tunic they have ever handled. It’s estimated to sell $80,000 – $120,000.Roger Moore’s “James Bond” hero “shark gun” with compressed air bullets and accessories from Live and Let Die. (Eon Prod., 1973) It’s estimated to sell for $60,000 – $80,000.A “Moonraker 5” space shuttle filming miniature from Moonraker. It’s estimated to sell for $80,000 – $120,000.David Prowse’s “Darth Vader” screen used signature mask and helmet from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. Original Darth Vader helmet/masks are exceedingly rare and considered the “Holy Grail” of science fiction artifacts.
It’s estimated to sell for $250,000 – $450,000. Kate Winslet’s “Rose Dewitt Bukater” screen worn luncheon “first sight” lace gown from Titanic. This is often referred to as “the first sight” dress, as it is what “Rose” (Winslet) is wearing when she and “Jack” (Leonardo DiCaprio) first lay eyes on each other aboard the doomed liner. It’s estimated to sell for $100,000 – $150,000.Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Jack Dawnson” screen worn costume from Titanic. This one is widely considered the most recognizable and sought-after “Jack” (DiCaprio) costume.
It’s estimated to sell for $100,000 – $150,000. A screen used DeLorean Crash Car and hood-mounted “time travel component box” from Back to the Future III. These are the original stainless steel body panel from the DeLorean destroyed by the oncoming freight train after Marty returns to 1985 in the third and final film.
Together with the only known surviving time travel component box in private hands. It’s estimated to sell for $80,000 – $120,000.
ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts.
Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985.
Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz for $805,000; Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans for $960,000.
From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
In June 2017, at his Hollywood Auction 89, Joe sold the Gary Cannavo collection of Battlestar Galactica spaceships for 1.8 million dollars, the Saturday Night Fever dance floor for 1.2 million and an R2D2 for 2.76 million. In May 2018, Joe sold the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous for 2.4 million.
In addition, Joe Maddalena was the star of Hollywood Treasure, which aired on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure took viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.For more information visit www.profilesinhistory.com