Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys honored local veterans and promoted their “Habitat for Heroes” program at the Santa Clarita Valley 4th of July Parade. This was the first year Habitat entered a float in the parade. Fans of Habitat and Veterans alike cheered as the “SCV Habitat for Heroes” float rolled down the parade route. With assistance from KHTS AM 1220, The Southern California Gas Company and many more, Habitat hopes to help 3-5 more veteran families this year in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys with Brush with Kindness/Critical Home Repairs and is starting construction on a 12-home veteran “Enriched Neighborhood“, accepting home applicants in the coming months.
July 2, 2012, CA – Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys opened a brand new Habitat ReStore, Saturday June, 30 at 9606 De Soto Ave. in Chatsworth. Congressmen Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, CA State Senator, Fran Pavley, CA State Assemblyman, Bob Blumenfield and City Council Member Mitch Englander spoke and cut the ribbon alongside the Chatsworth Chamber of Commerce. The first day was a great success, community members, Habitat families, Dignitaries, Habitat Board Members and more came to check out the great items and many unique treasures sold at the local store. The opening day items ranged from custom bars and gaming furniture to flat screen TVs, beautiful brand name bedroom sets and furniture, to hand crafted dining room tables and … Read More
Habitat for Humanity’s partner, The Home Depot Foundation, is being honored for its commitment to the housing needs of America’s veterans. On June 21, the Home Depot Foundation is being recognized at the National Housing Conference’s 40th Annual Housing Person of the Year gala. The 2012 honorees are: The Home Depot Foundation, along with its partners Operation Homefront and Volunteers of America. The collaboration between U.S. Vets and Cloudbreak Communities. “These five organizations exemplify the partnerships that help meet the pressing need for housing and residential services that so many returning and at-risk veterans need,” said Dan Nissenbaum, NHC board chair. “The challenges veterans face in terms of finances, employment prospects, and health require a solid foundation of safe, decent, … Read More
Written by Carol Rock - KHTS AM 1220 Seventy-one years ago, silent film star and cowboy, William S. Hart hosted a grand opening of the American Theater in downtown Newhall. On May 23, 1941, townsfolk gathered at the corner of Spruce Street and 11th Street for the gala opening of the theater, where Hart himself welcomed visitors to the first theater built in the Santa Clarita Valley. The actor donated the land and commissioned noted theater designer S. Charles Lee to design the building, (Lee was responsible for Glendale’s Alex Theatre, the ornate Los Angeles Theater in downtown LA and the Max Factor Building in Hollywood). The building was to be used not just as a place to show his Western … Read More
By Michele E. Buttelman , The Signal Features Editor – The small building at the corner of Spruce and 11th streets in Newhall began life as the American Theater. The movie theater was built by Western silent film star William S. Hart and donated to American Legion Post 507. The theater was designed by nationally renowned cinema architect S. Charles Lee. It opened on May 23, 1941, with a dedication ceremony attended by Hart. Hart asked only that one Western a week be shown at the theater, in addition to the contemporary films of the day. The theater closed in 1965 and the building was converted to the meeting and entertainment center for Post 507. The building is now a … Read More