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Petersen Automotive presents an EXCLUSIVE PROTOTYPE GIANTS RECEPTION, Oct. 21, 2021.

October 21, 2021 | 5:30PM


October 21, 2021 | 5:30PM

In collaboration with:

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Los Angeles, Calif. – Petersen Automotive presents an exclusive evening of Porsche 962 and 956 on Oct. 21, 2021! Discover the history of Porsche racing from the racers and legends themselves, Patrick Long and Alwin Springer!

Sip on cocktails and enjoy light refreshments as you enjoy the city views in our Penthouse Pavillion!  All cocktail reception tickets come with an exclusive Prototype Giants mug.  Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind evening!

Can’t make it in person? Enjoy the festivities online!

Members receive a 10% discount on all ticket variants. Please contact Alec Moore at amoore@petersen.org or (323) 964-6367 for more information.

Cocktail Reception Tickets ($90) include:

  • Hosted food and beverage
  • Tour of the Prototype Giants Exhibition
  • Access to the Patrick Long and Alwin Springer fireside chat
  • Access to the Penthouse Pavillion
  • Exclusive Prototype Giants lanyard

Run of Show

  • 5:30PM | Event check-in begins
  • 5:30PM – 6:30PM | Cocktails in the Penthouse
  • 6:30PM | Fireside chat begins
  • 7:00PM | Tour 1 departs
  • 7:30PM | Tour 2 departs
  • 8:00PM | Tour 3 departs
  • 8:30PM | Tour 4 departs
  • 9:30PM | Event ends 

Meet the Speakers

Patrick Long

Patrick Long is one of the most accomplished sports car drivers of his generation. Since 2003, Long has served as the lone American on Porsche’s roster of factory drivers. Long has captured victory at the world’s biggest sports car races – winning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, Petit Le Mans, and the 12 Hours of Bathurst. Long is also a three-time American Le Mans Series champion and two-time Pirelli World Challenge champion. Long is also the creator of Luftgekuhlt. Created as a celebration of air-cooled Porsches, Luftgekuhlt has become one of the most anticipated auto events of the year.

Alwin Springer

Legendary figure in Porsche racing. Worked initially as head of Porsche racing vehicles for Vasek Polak 1969. Co-founded ANDIAL in 1975 and was VP for over 21 years (1975-’96), providing racing services to a wide spectrum of Porsche race car teams, including the Porsche 962s which won 50 IMSA races in the mid-’70s. Consultant to Porsche Motorsport N.A. 1990-’96, President of Porsche Motorsport N.A. from 1997-’04, then consultant again 2004-present.

Prototype Giants | About the Exhibit

The Porsche 956 was built to comply with the 1982 FIA World Sportscar Championship (WSC)’s new Group C regulations and was the first racing car to feature an aluminum monocoque chassis and ground effect aerodynamic elements. Factory 956s won the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year, leading every lap and taking first, second and third place. In 1983, a 956 driven by Stephen Bellof set the overall lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which stood for 35 years until a modified Porsche 919 Hybrid eclipsed it in 2018.

The 962 was created to meet the updated IMSA GTP specifications, with the Group C entrants taking the 962C nameplate.  The 962 became one of the most dominant race cars ever, winning the WSC in 1985 and 1986, the IMSA GT championship from 1985-88, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1986 and 87, the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans 1994 (a modified customer car), and other racing series for 10 years straight.


Tickets: https://www.petersen.org/luft-cocktail?utm_source=10.13.21+Spotlight&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Proto+Giants+Reception

The Santa Clarita Public Library Invites Residents to Enjoy “Trail Tales.”

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Ready for a walking literary adventure? The Santa Clarita Public Library has launched “Trail Tales” in Duane R. Harte Park (26401 Riverrock Way)! Visitors to the park will have the opportunity to enjoy a short story as they stroll along the paseo. Join the Library in celebrating this exciting new park amenity on Thursday, October 21, at 9:30 a.m. near the River Village Park Trail of Duane R. Harte Park.

“Trail Tales” features 11 podiums along the River Village Park Trail at Duane R. Harte Park, with pages of a short story displayed on each podium. The first featured story stars our City mascot, Sammy Clarita, in the book Sammy Stories Volume 2: Sammy Gets To Work. The Library hopes to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and literary exploration with this new park opportunity.

The Library is excited to host a special Thursday in the Park event to help welcome “Trail Tales” to the Santa Clarita community on October 21. In the featured short story, Sammy Clarita attempts to work various jobs throughout the City in an effort to figure out his future career. The book shows the different roles Sammy tries out, but in the end, only one suits him best.

Attendees of all ages are welcome to join in on this fun event. Children will have the opportunity to learn about and even try their hand at various City positions, just like Sammy. At the end of the story, children will also have the chance to attend storytime with a librarian!

For any questions regarding “Trail Tales,” please contact Senior Librarian Liza Purdy at lpurdy@santa-clarita.com. To learn more about upcoming library events with the Santa Clarita Public Library, please visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

PIERA – A Breath of Fresh Air, catapulting audiences into another dimension. 

Written By Jodi Jackson

Los Angeles, Calif.- Santa Clarita, Calif. – A breathe of fresh air, that is what the Synth Pop Duo PIERA brings to the stage. With their voluminous otherworldly soundscapes and Piera Klein’s mystical energy met with powerful and pure vocals and lyrics, the duo immersed the crowd in an ocean of ambient electronic sounds, catapulting the unsuspecting audience into another dimension. 

With much applause and fixation on the stage, PIERA held the room.

PIERA offers a welcomed alternative sound experience to the played-out music scene in Los Angeles, and around the world. PIERA has proven they can go head-to-head with the best of all the creative music legends. They pluck new and original inspirations from across the spectrum –80s, Psychedelic, Goth, Indie-rock, Punk and Synthpop — and everything between, capturing little nuances of retro music that seems to be reborn for the modern age. This show had all of the necessary ingredients to make their huge audience wanting more.

Opening for Oingo Boingo is a big responsibility, but PIERA showed up in a big way, capturing the audience and creating many new fans and followers, many of them coming to get a glimpse at their meet and greet and gushing over their new music crush. It’s a testament to how talented both members of PIERA truly are. 

PIERA performs live at The Canyon Santa Clarita, 10/8/21, Photos by Jodi Jackson 

Piera Klein and Micah Plissner, PIERA, Synth Pop duo, set to release “Cosmic Reaction” on college terrestrial radio and Spotify.

Both Micah and Piera are as individual as it gets, but somehow they manage to make it work, PIERA’S music is very distinctive, every song on the album is a singular masterpiece on it’s own. Micah says, “I think everything comes from the spiritual and manifests into the physical, including music. The more in touch you are with the spiritual side of yourself, the more your creativity will explode”.

About PIERA:

Singer/songwriter/producer, Piera Klein and songwriter/producer Micah Plissner aka PIERA have a blending of tone, pitch and composition in their music and vocals, that you just don’t hear every day. It is unique, special, puregenius. There’s a retro mystery experience that connects everything you feel about modern music in PIERA’S sound. Super fans are highly anticipating this next single, “Cosmic Reaction”, hit terrestrial college radio and Spotify, climbing significantly up the charts.

The self-titled album “PIERA” was co-written and produced by Micah and Piera, The single “Cosmic Reaction” – was released in May and quickly climbed up the triple A and College charts. The vision was to create an epic cosmic soundscape that would take the listener on a ride into another dimension, which was greatly achieved. Micah says, “It was originally inspired by psychedelic garage bands like Love, The Sonics, Sky Saxon, and The 13th Floor Elevators and somehow morphed into this. At the same time we wanted to showcase Piera as the interstellar mystic that she is. She definitely has a cosmic energy about her.”

Piera Klein vocals are haunting and pure, a cross between Sade, Terri Nunn, and Enya; but with a more sultry vibe. Piera Klein is also a passionate activist and plays a supportive leadership role in the Los Angeles based non-profit “Visionary Women”. 

Micah and Piera collaborated on the album in different ways, Piera says, “We are an executive committee of 2, requiring both of us to be in full agreement on each song in each stage of production. We both compose melodies, and write lyrics, as well as produce. One rule we have is that if one of us doesn’t like an idea in a song, it gets immediately scratched without an argument. We really trust one another’s instincts and it keeps us moving forward like lightning”. 

Both Micah and Piera are as individual as it gets, but somehow they manage to make it work, PIERA’S music is very distinctive, every song on the album is a singular masterpiece on it’s own. Micah says, “I think everything comes from the spiritual and manifests into the physical, including music. The more in touch you are with the spiritual side of yourself, the more your creativity will explode”.

PIERA is breaking all the rules; with their lyrics you get a snapshot into their private lives, these super sleuths are investigating life and the pursuit of happiness, in a new, unusual way. Piera Klein says, “By following our inner guide, having patience, being willing to learn and grow, and ultimately being unafraid to pursue our true inspirations regardless of what’s trendy at the moment”. 

80’s, Alternative, Dark Synth, Avant-Garde, Rock, Art House, EDM, all good descriptions of PIERA’S music, what ever you want to call it, PIERA is carving out a niche for their own breed of music; with many accomplishments they are well on they’re way to becoming a household name.



Facebook @theofficialpiera

Instagram @piera.music


Cosmic Reaction – An Experimental Psychedelic Art Collage Video:

(About The Video – In 2018 PIERA went to Puerto Rico to film their video for Cosmic Reaction, some was also filmed in Joshua Tree, and some in and around the Los Angeles area. The entire PIERA album is very cosmic and mystical and sparked a desire in Klein to showcase her character/avatar waking up in different worlds – each environment in high contrast to the next, from the Puerto Rican Jungle of El Yunque to the high California desert, and back home to the rolling hills of Echo Park. The experimental psychedelic art collage was a true collaboration between friends, Piera, her best friend Adrian Arredondo, and Micah Plissner.) 

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” – the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Sci-Fi Classic, opens in movie theaters October 22, 2021.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestselling book. The 2021 rendition stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.

As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Villeneuve directed “Dune” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. The executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present “Dune”.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” – the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Sci-Fi Classic, opens in movie theaters October 22, 2021. (Warner Bros)



Regal Edwards Valencia & IMAX

24435 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita, CA 91355IMAX

  • IMAX
  •  Reserved seating
  •  No passes
  •  Closed caption
  •  Accessibility devices available
  1. 6:00p
  2. 9:50p

Digital 3D

  • RealD 3D
  •  Digital 3D
  •  Reserved seating
  •  No passes
  •  Closed caption
  •  Accessibility devices available
  1. 7:00p


  • Reserved seating
  •  Closed caption
  •  Accessibility devices available
  1. 6:30p
  2. 10:20p

Nights Of The Jack! Immersive Halloween Experience and Jack O’Lanterns come to life at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas for a Spooktacular walking trail experience – October 1 – October 31, 2021.

Calabasas, Calif. – Nights Of The Jack is an immersive Halloween experience for all ages. Vast grounds of intricately hand-carved and illuminated jack o’lanterns will welcome visitors as they make their way through the walking trail around King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, CA. Angelenos will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a Halloween wonderland featuring a live pumpkin carver, gift shop, top LA food trucks,  our “The Spookeasy Bar” and tons of other “Instagrammable” moments for all to enjoy! Come experience what everyone is talking about!

Nights of the Jack takes place from October 1th – October 31st. We are open at 6:00pm and closed at 10:00pm. We have designated time slots starting at 6:30pm and ending at 9:00pm. Advanced ticket purchase is required for each individual.

The trail is a 2/3 mile long walking trail and it is self-guided. Visitors are welcome to experience the attractions at their own pace. Most guests spend 1-1.5 hours on the grounds engaging in our activation zone before or after they walk the trail. Enjoy a variety of food and beverages, watch nightly live carving, capture those instagramable moments, join in the fun with interactive experiences or visit “The Spookeasy Bar” for a seasonal cocktail to take with you on the trail! The trail experience is NOT scary but can be a little spooky in a few places.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site from a rotation of LA’s top food trucks and vendors. We will be serving hot and cold seasonal beverages. There will also be seasonal alcoholic drinks for purchase for those 21+ years of age at one of our “Spookeasy” Bars.

There are bathrooms located in multiple areas of the grounds. We have bathrooms in our parking lot, our pre-show and out on the trail for use.

ALL ages are welcome to attend our event and there is truly something to enjoy whether you are old or young.

All tickets are non-refundable. Our show will operate rain or shine.

Attendees will pass through a security checkpoint prior to entering our activation zone. Please downsize any purses or bags you are bringing with you. All bags will be searched.

The main trail of jack o’lanterns is all on asphalt and fully accessible. Please be mindful that our pre-show area and parking areas are situated on a compacted dirt lot.

Generally, there are no pets permitted on the grounds of King Gillette Ranch, only service animals with proper documentation.

Smoking of any kind is not permitted anywhere on the grounds.

Guests are encouraged to take photos, post on social media and share their experience with family and friends l!

The event is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Small purses, strollers, & small wagons.

NOT ALLOWED: Large backpacks, professional recording devices, digital equipment, flashlights, weapons or sharp objects of any kind, mace, spray bottles, promotional items, outside food or beverages.

Self-parking is available on site for purchase through the TIXR site after selecting your tickets and prior to check out. You will need a parking pass to park on-site. Parking is $9.99. Each ticket has its own QR code for entry per person. Each person must have a ticket, it’s not necessary to match the name to the attendee.

Tickets are $34.99 and up depending on the day you attend and the time of the season. Your ticket is valid for 1 person each. Children 2 years and under are free. Please be sure to purchase a ticket for each individual you are attending the show with. In addition to your Admission Tickets be sure to purchase your Parking Pass to access our parking lot. If you are being dropped off to the show you do not need a Parking Pass. Ticket prices may increase post our presale period.

We allow only a certain number of people to enter the event per time slot as there is a limited capacity and number of tickets we can extend for each time listed.


6:30pm Ticket- Arrival Window (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
7:00pm Ticket- Arrival Window (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
7:30pm Ticket- Arrival Window (7:00pm – 7:30pm) 
8:00pm Ticket- Arrival Window (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
8:30pm Ticket- Arrival Window (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
9:00pm Ticket- Arrival Window (8:30pm – 9:00pm)

You can arrive up to 30 minutes prior to their time slot for the evening. You will be allowed to access the trail for the ticket time you purchased. Unfortunately you may not change your time slot for a purchased ticket.

No tickets will be available for purchase at the door, you must purchase all tickets in advance online. We encourage you to visit the website frequently as additional ticket allotments may be released.

We encourage you to have your digital ticket ready for scanning on your smartphone or in your TIXR app. Alternatively, you may print a copy of your ticket and bring it with you for scanning upon arrival.


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(Entrance located on Wickland Road and Mulholland Hwy)

26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302

The Ladies of Desperada Ride Into Town Thursday at Florentine Gardens, Oct. 14, 2021. The Old West…All New!

DESPERADA – ALL FEMALE WESTERN REVIEW ROLLS INTO TOWN THIS THURSDAY! First All-Female Western Cabaret Changes the Landscape of Hollywood Entertainment with Cirque, Burlesque, Music, and Danger!THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021.

Hollywood, Calif. – You can’t escape DESPERADA, a brand new colorful live show from Fatale Factory which rides into Los Angeles with the full cabaret experience – step into the ring of fire! As the first all-female Western show, with a cast of cirque artists, glorious dancers, burlesque starlets, and a variety of glamorous outlaws performing uniquely western disciplines, the show appears to be anything but conventional.

Having performed in cabarets and shows all over the world, the show’s creator, showgirl Tosca Rivola set out to create that environment in the city she now calls home.

The Old West All New!

About this event

Step into the re-imagining of Sergio Leone’s masterpiece “Once Upon a Time in the West”, with a twist. A dusty desert town falls into the manicured hands of a temptress from New Orleans and the Wild West is about to get even wilder!

Come explore the classic tale of good versus evil, the notorious pathos of western films and the dynamic scenes that juxtapose cinematic stillness with sudden action, suspense and physical feats. All this and more embodied by world-class female talent channeling their inner Claudia Cardinale – cirque artists, glorious dance ensemble, burlesque starlets and a rung of other glamorous outlaws dressed to thrill.

The cabaret is coming back to Florentine Gardens Hollywood! Once a bustling entertainment house graced by such names as Marylin Monroe, Lili St. Cyr and Yvonne De Carlo, the Girls back to the Gardens!

From the creator of TARANTINA, we welcome you to a brand new #fempire…Fatale Factory presents DESPERADA!

★ ★ ★ ★

Doors: 8PM

Show: 9PM – 11PM

Afterparty: 11PM-1AM

Parking: $10 valet OR easy street parking

General Admission is first come, first served. VIP has assigned seating.

www.desperadashow.com / @desperadashow

Florentine Gardens
5951 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Doors open 8pm | Show 9pm – 11pm 

The OSCARS Set to air live on March 27, 2022, on ABC – Powerhouse Film Producer Will Packer to Produce The 94TH OSCARS®

Los Angeles, Calif. – Emmy®-nominated producer Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars®, Academy President David Rubin announced today.  It will be his first involvement with the Oscars, which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

“Will is a powerhouse producer who has enjoyed success across all movie genres.  He’s already bringing a boundless energy and a focus on innovation to this year’s Oscars, to entertain the widest spectrum of fans.  Many wonderful surprises ahead!” said Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.

“The power, the beauty, the romance of the imagery in movies has always attracted me.  I’m fully embracing the challenge of bringing an ode to one of the most iconic mediums in the world to life.  What an honor!” said Packer.

“There is no one better than Will Packer to celebrate our collective love for cinema,” said Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment.  “Will is a world-class hitmaker and the ideal producer to capture the prestige of The Oscars and deliver a powerful and moving event.”

Packer has produced or executive produced a wide range of movies, including such films as “The Photograph,” “Little,” “What Men Want,” “Night School,” “Breaking In,” “Girls Trip,” “Ride Along 2,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “No Good Deed,” “Think Like a Man Too,” “Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man,” “Takers,” “Obsessed” and “Stomp the Yard.”  His television credits include “That Girl Lay Lay,” “Blackballed,” “Ambitions,” “Bigger,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Uncle Buck” and the remake of “Roots,” for which he received an Emmy nomination.  He is the founder and CEO of film production company Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media, a television, digital and branded content company.

Shayla Cowan, chief of staff of Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media, will serve as co-producer alongside Packer.  Cowan manages and oversees all the operational activities of both companies, advises on marketing, communications and business strategies, and provides support on the development and production of the company’s films, television and digital programming. 

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.

“Will is a powerhouse producer who has enjoyed success across all movie genres.  He’s already bringing a boundless energy and a focus on innovation to this year’s Oscars, to entertain the widest spectrum of fans.  Many wonderful surprises ahead!” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson

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 Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.


Disneyland Resort Introduces Disney Merriest Nites, an All-New, After-Hours Separate Ticketed Event at Disneyland Park on Five Nights from Nov. 11-Dec. 9, 2021.

Mickey Mouse and his friends will host the first after-hours holiday party at Disneyland Park.

Princess Tiana, Lilo & Stitch, Queen Elsa, Buzz Lightyear and Miguel from the Disney•Pixar film “Coco” join Mickey Mouse to host six themed parties within one giant celebration.

Event includes ‘A Christmas Fantasy’ Parade viewing, unique character sightings and themed photo opportunities.

Tickets for Disney Merriest Nites go on sale Sept. 14, 2021, for limited-capacity holiday fun!

Anaheim, Calif. – Magic is here with Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, and this year Mickey Mouse and his friends are hosting Disney Merriest Nites, the first after-hours holiday party at Disneyland Park.

For family fun with limited capacity, the all-new Disney Merriest Nites holiday party will be offered as a separate-ticket event at Disneyland on five select nights in November and December. Disney Merriest Nites tickets will be sold for events on Nov. 11, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 9. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Sept. 14, 2021, no earlier than 9 a.m., on Disneyland.com and the Disneyland app.

At Disney Merriest Nites, Mickey Mouse has invited his friends to help host six themed parties within one giant celebration throughout Disneyland park. Families and guests of all ages who are attending this event can enjoy enhanced holiday décor, seasonal entertainment, and specialty food and beverage offerings themed to each party during the event.

As the host of the party, Mickey Mouse will welcome guests on Main Street, U.S.A. in Victorian flair, and Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their friends join in the fun, traveling in a special coach with Christmas carol sing-alongs, Muppet antics, and a few chickens! Over in New Orleans Square, Princess Tiana will welcome guests to celebrate Noel with a bayou-inspired celebration. Guests visiting Frontierland will see Miguel from the Disney•Pixar film “Coco” wishing everyone Feliz Navidad for a jolly fiesta. Three more character-hosted holiday parties await guests with a tropical party hosted by Lilo & Stitch in Adventureland, a wintertime celebration with Elsa in Fantasyland, and Buzz Lightyear taking the holidays to new heights over in Tomorrowland.

Special event merchandise will be available in Disneyland Park. Additional seasonal merchandise will be available throughout the Resort.

Guests may add to their holiday wardrobes with seasonal attire and accessories, and find novelty items such as pins, plush and decorative items to continue the festivities at home.

For guests looking to taste the treats of the holiday season, multiple food and beverage locations will offer specialty items for purchase as well as party-themed offerings.

At Disneyland Park

In addition to the parties being hosted by Mickey Mouse and friends, guests also will enjoy the classic sights, sounds and flavors of Holidays at the Disneyland Resort. Upon entering Disneyland guests will be greeted by a magnificent 60-foot-tall Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A., decorated with nearly 1,800 ornaments. The classic tree is an iconic symbol of Holidays at Disneyland Resort, as well as an ideal location for holiday photos. At the entrance to Fantasyland, the holiday magic will shine brightly each evening when Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle begins to sparkle with light and music fills the air illuminating the night in an enchanted wintertime spectacle. Returning for the season, guests will again see “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade * and some favorite Disney characters and princesses throughout the park, dressed in their seasonal finest – with a few surprises this year.

Plaza Point, a new holiday store, is coming to Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park in 2021. This Victorian-era space will envelop guests in the warmth of the holidays with garlands, nutcrackers and festive dŽcor. Displays will reflect a commitment to diversity and seasonal holidays around the world. This artist concept depicts the exterior of the new holiday shop. (Disneyland Resort)

Additionally, seasonal transformations will once again resonate holiday cheer at it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

Highlights of Disney Merriest Nites

  • Entry to Disneyland Park before the party. The parties start at 8 p.m. PT and guests will have the opportunity to play in Disneyland three hours before each party begins
  • Experience six parties in one. Six parties in lands throughout the park are uniquely themed and hosted by Mickey Mouse and his friends
  • Unprecedented access to Holidays at the Disneyland Resort. Guests at these themed parties can experience many attractions with lower wait times due to a limited number of guests. This includes the seasonal transformations of “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Seasonal entertainment. Guests will be immersed in the spirit of the season with seasonal entertainment, such as “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade and seasonal musical performances *
  • Spectacular holiday décor and lighting. From a glistening castle and enchanted lands that sparkle to festive wreaths and garlands galore, the holiday season is visible throughout the park.
  • Access to attractions within these lands: Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Adventureland, New Orleans Square and Frontierland during the party ***
  • Themed photo backdrops and unlimited Disney PhotoPass ** digital photo downloads from the night are included with admission to Disney Merriest Nites. With the help of Disney PhotoPass photographers located throughout the party, it’s easier than ever to capture holiday photos – with the whole family in the photo.
  • Holiday treats and eats specially curated for the event.

About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, Calif., features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, shopping and opportunities to explore. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.

Civic and Cultural Leaders Gather on September 30 to Dedicate the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles to Light its Landmarks in Gold to Celebrate the Academy Museum’s Opening.

Los Angeles, Calif. – September 30, 2021Officials representing the Academy Museum, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the City and County of Los Angeles, the State of California, and the Tongva community gathered this morning before an invited audience of cultural and philanthropic leaders to dedicate the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and declare it open to the public.

Representing the Museum were Academy Museum President and Director Bill Kramer, Academy Museum Board Chair Ted Sarandos, Academy Museum Inclusion Advisory Committee Chair Effie T. Brown, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson,andAcademy President David Rubin.

“Los Angeles is the movie capital of the world, and we are thrilled to be unveiling the Academy Museum in the heart of the city,” Bill Kramer said. “Our museum celebrates the art and artists of moviemaking, and we are honored to be greeted by these signals of recognition from other landmarks across LA.”

“Los Angeles is the movie capital of the world, and we are thrilled to be unveiling the Academy Museum in the heart of the city,” Bill Kramer said. “Our museum celebrates the art and artists of moviemaking, and we are honored to be greeted by these signals of recognition from other landmarks across LA. We are deeply grateful to Mayor Garcetti for leading this initiative.”

Joining leadership of the Museum and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting were Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilmember (District 4) Nithya Raman, California Film Commission Executive President Colleen Bell, Tongva Spiritual Leader Jimi Castillo, and Tongva Community Leader Virginia Carmelo.

In his remarks, Mayor Garcetti announced that landmark buildings will be bathed at night in gold illumination to welcome the Academy Museum to Los Angeles. The Ferris Wheel at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, Union Station Los Angeles, the U.S. Bank Tower, the GRAMMY Museum®, and the Petersen Automotive Museum will be lit in gold.

“As the creative capital of the world, we’re so proud in Los Angeles of our legacy of moviemaking,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The Academy Museum is an incredible addition to our cultural landscape. By honoring the films that have sparked our imaginations and even changed our lives, it will inspire people for generations to come.”

Originally constructed for the May Company department store, the Academy Museum’s 1939 Streamline Moderne Saban Building was designed by Albert C. Martin, Sr., who was also the architect for the 1928 Art Deco Los Angeles City Hall.

Councilmember Nithya Raman said, “The Academy Museum feels like a bit of a parallel to the dream that draws so many to Los Angeles. And as a Councilmember who has the extraordinary privilege of representing this District, I am truly amazed by what has been accomplished here by the Academy, its donors, and its partners, both private and public. This is proof we can still do BIG things in Los Angeles.”

Colleen Bell said, “Now we have a triumphant new museum that encompasses the movies as an industry, a society, an artistic source of meaning and identity. The Academy Museum is a destination where visitors not only from across our state, but from around the world, will find inspiration and connection with each other.”

Dawn Hudson said, “Practically the first thing the founders of the Academy did, after they created the Oscars in 1929, was to propose building a movie museum in Los Angeles. The Oscars® honor individual achievements in filmmaking, year by year, one night a year. But an Academy Museum would honor the art of film itself, 365 days a year, for all time. That was what the founders dared to imagine nearly a century ago. This is the museum of filmmakers everywhere, made for audiences everywhere, now and into the future.”

David Rubin said, “I’m proud to say that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is among the institutions that have changed things for the better. We’ve done it in the Academy Film Archive, and in the Margaret Herrick Library. We’ve done it through our educational programs, fellowships, grants, and awards. And now we’ve done it by giving Los Angeles, and the world, this spectacular new home for the movies. We’ve made our dream a reality—and we want to welcome absolutely everyone to share in its treasures—and delight in the celebration of motion pictures.”

Effie T. Brown said, “This is a great day for Los Angeles. A great day for movie lovers. And especially great for the film community. We always knew our community is broader in outlook, rich in experience, and varied in culture—more so than the standard histories have told us. You can see, hear, and feel this at the Academy Museum. Here is a museum, with the entire weight of the Academy behind it, that embraces and champions the diversity of artists who have always been present in the film industry then and now.”

Ted Sarandos said, “When I moved to Los Angeles, I thought that I would find a museum that would honor the art of film and the role that movies play in our lives. But that place didn’t exist. Somehow there was no film center, here in the global center of film. Now we have the Academy Museum, which is opening to the public for the first time today but already feels as if it’s been here forever. That shows you, in itself, how much this museum has been needed.”

About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, an education studio, restaurant, retail store, and beautiful public spaces.

City of Santa Clarita Receives Nationally Acclaimed Finance Award for the 27th Consecutive Year, plus the City of Santa Clarita Selected as Top Ten Finalist for the “Most Business-Friendly City” Award.

City of Santa Clarita Receives Nationally Acclaimed Finance Award.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – For the 27th year in a row, the City of Santa Clarita has received an Investment Policy Certificate of Excellence Award from the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada for its Investment Policy. The City is being recognized for its Fiscal Year 2021-22 Investment Policy due to its success in developing a comprehensive written investment policy.

In order to receive certification, investment policies must be carefully reviewed by the association’s Investment Policy Certification Committee.

The committee is comprised of 15 public and private sector volunteers from across North America. For a policy to receive certification it must be approved by all reviewers on 18 areas spelled out in the Model Investment Policy.

This policy includes elements the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada deems essential to a written investment policy such as policy, scope, delegation of authority, ethics and conflicts of interest.

For more information about the Investment Policy Certificate of Excellence Award, please contact Brittany Houston of the City’s Finance division at bhouston@santa-clarita.com or by phone at (661) 255-4996.

City of Santa Clarita Selected as Top Ten Finalist for the “Most Business-Friendly City” Award.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita is honored to once again be named as a 2021 finalist for the prestigious award of “Most Business-Friendly City” by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC).
            Santa Clarita is one of ten cities selected throughout Los Angeles County as a finalist for the 2021 award. This year’s award finalists are being recognized for prioritizing and supporting business recovery, reinvention, growth and hiring throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Santa Clarita was selected due to the innovative programs offered throughout the pandemic to support our businesses. Some of these include the Small Business Grant Program and the Shop/Eat Local campaign. Santa Clarita also saw many new businesses come to the City over the last two years and kept the Permit Center open throughout the restrictions to ensure that projects could continue.

            “This is a testament of the continuous hard work from the City and our partners, including the SCVEDC, Chamber of Commerce and VIA in supporting the businesses that add to the quality of life in Santa Clarita,” said Mayor Bill Miranda. “I am grateful to the LAEDC for recognizing the resilience of the businesses, employees and residents in our community with this selection.”
            “Congratulations to the City of Santa Clarita for again being nominated as the most business-friendly city in LA County. Your partnership with SCVEDC is critical to attracting new businesses to the region and ensuring a strong, diverse economy for our future,” added Holly Schroeder, President and CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation.
            The City of Santa Clarita will be recognized with other finalists on Wednesday, November 10 at the LAEDC’s Eddy Awards in SoFi Stadium. To learn more about the “Most-Business Friendly City” award, please visit laedc.org/eddy-awards/most-business-friendly-city/.