December 18, 2018
  • 10:26 am Dante Acosta opens 2020 Assembly campaign committee
  • 12:00 pm Saugus Union School District welcomes two new governing board members
  • 11:30 am After intense debate, Marsha McLean selected as Santa Clarita mayor
  • 9:30 am CalArts alumni to be featured at 2019 Sundance Film Festival
  • 10:00 am Awaiting transition, Rep. Steve Knight’s office no longer accepting constituent casework
Film still from "Adam" directed by Rhys Ernst. Image courtesy of Sundance.

Selected from a record-breaking 14,259 submissions from 152 countries, the 2019 Sundance Film Festival lineup will include films and projects from CalArts alumni.

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Photo courtesy of Roadcase Royale.

As the guitarist for Heart, Nancy Wilson has long been a part of the pantheons of rock.

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Photo courtesy of Griffin Loch

To call Griffin Loch ambitious would be an understatement. In the span of four years, Loch has written and directed two short films.

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Photo by Elias Tahan courtesy of 98 Degrees.

If you can forget bopping along to the end credits of Mulan, over which the massive hit “True to Your Heart” first played, then your heart has probably grown cold.

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Photo courtesy of Lance Sterling.

Lance Sterling is fighting a David-versus-Goliath-style battle. On the Goliath side are the massive live entertainment conglomerates AEG and Live Nation. These mega-corporations account for nearly $20 billion in revenue a year and, through ownership of some of the largest venues and contracts with talent, have a strong grip on the industry.

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Photo courtesy of Abby Leishman. Lincoln Hoppe, The Society's co-director, is pictured on the right in orange.

On a balmy night this past September, the comedy troupe known as The Society found itself facing off against half a dozen drunken hecklers. Kirby Heyborne, the co-director and co-founder, opened with his customary introduction, but was cut off when an audience member yelled “Wooo!” partway through. Never one to lose the moment, Heyborne deadpanned […]

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Rock artist Grandson basks under stage lights. Photo courtesy of Grandson.

Millennials could be a massive force in the upcoming election — if they show up at the polls in greater numbers. According to the Pew Research Center, only about 22 percent of eligible voters aged 18 to 35 voted in the 2014 midterms. Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, and “The Greatest Generation” all do a better […]

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Garry Peterson, center, walks with his bandmates in The Guess Who's promotional photo. Photo courtesy of Garry Peterson.

Garry Peterson is totally safe. When he tells me this early in our conversation, I sigh with relief: Peterson lives in North Carolina, where Hurricane Florence has carved its treacherous path over the last two weeks. We had never met, but I was still worried about him.

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Photo courtesy of Sinbad.

As he bounded onto center stage at The Canyon Santa Clarita on Saturday, trombone in hand and goatee meticulously manicured, the comedian and erstwhile film star known as Sinbad found himself caught in a flurry of goodwill. Much of that was due to the revelry kicked up by his righteous opening act, Sheree Dunn and […]

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It’s traditionally been easy to sweep the dynamic and the bold under the heavy blanket of suburban sprawl. With three colleges in the valley and Los Angeles just an hour or so away, creative talent is brewing in the Santa Clarita Valley. Artists of all mediums — music, visual, dance, writing, film, multimedia — are weaving together the […]

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