Gunjit S. Sikand (5/27/14)

Tonight, we adjourn our meeting in honor of a remarkable community member, business owner and philanthropist: Gunjit S. Sikand. Gunjit was born in India in 1928. He was the youngest of six children, and the first of his family to emigrate to America. He came to the United States at…

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Jim Stone (5/13/14)

Tonight we adjourn our City Council meeting in honor of two American heroes. First, we begin with Jim Stone. Jim was a long-time Santa Clarita resident who was deeply involved in our community. As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Jim showed his love for his country and community…

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Frank Pinto (5/13/14)

Along with Jim, we are proud to honor another American Hero tonight, Mr. Frank Pinto. Frank was a first-generation American and a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard. He was born in 1919 in Providence, Rhode Island… and was one of six children! Frank’s parents emigrated from Sicily…

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Eugene Stenson II (3/25/14)

Eugene Stenson II of Santa Clarita, passed away on March 22.  He was 70 years old. Mr. Stenson is survived by his wife of 23 years, Naomi, as well as two daughters, a son, one grandchild and many other friends and family members who loved him dearly. Eugene loved tennis, cooking,…

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Brenda Dixon (3/25/14)

Brenda Dixon, 61, of Santa Clarita, went home to be with her Savior on March 11, 2014. She was born August 18, 1952 in Grand Rapids, MI. Brenda met her husband Steve while they were at The Master’s College and in 1981 they were married in Santa Clarita. Brenda served…

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Elizabeth Blackwelder (3/25/14)

Tonight, we adjourn our City Council meeting in honor of a dear friend of mine, Elizabeth (Liz) Blackwelder. Liz was a devoted open-space advocate and a true equestrian. I was lucky to work with her on the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and several important open space initiatives. We bonded over…

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Jim Osment (3/11/14)

Tonight we will adjourn our City Council meeting in honor of James Osment, a long-time Santa Clarita resident and an active member of our community. Jim, as he was known, served as President of William S. Hart Boys’ Baseball and the SCV Ham Radio Club. He also coached and managed…

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Eileen Blanchard (2/11/14)

Eileen Blanchard passed away on January 25 after blessing the world for 89 years. She loved Jesus and would want you to know that she is at peace with Him now. For 19 years she raised her son and daughter on her own without benefits from the government. At church…

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Rosie Matuz (2/11/14)

Tonight we will adjourn our City Council meeting in honor of Rosie Matuz, a long-time Santa Clarita resident and mother of former Planning Commissioner, Linda Townsley. Rosie was born in La Union, New Mexico, as the second of nine children. She came to Los Angeles as a child with her…

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Paco Vela (1/14/14)

Friend and neighbor Paco Vela passed away in December. While living in Placerita Canyon he was a pioneer – a stay at home dad who spent hours at Newhall Elementary school as a horseback riding Zero the Hero teaching the kids mathematics. He also started a theater program with another dad – Jim Sudik, and…

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