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Live Music

| Entertainment | May 16, 2019

May 17, Fri
6–9pm Wolf Creek Brewery Monkey Bump Rock covers
7–9pm Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Nathan on piano Piano
8–11pm Wine 661 Bill Cinque & friends Classic rock
8–1am Amer Legion Newhall Andy’s Hard Rock Show 5-6 bands
8:30–10p Alchemy One Step Closer Acoustic pop
8:30–11p Hyatt Valencia Sean Wiggins duo Classic covers

8–11:30p Vincent Hill Station Seventh Switch Classic rock
9–12m Newhall Press Room Mike Fitzgerald Acoustic CR
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Bret Vogel Acoustic rock

May 18, Sat
6–10pm Vincent Hill Station Crystal Whiskey Country
7:30–10p Vincenzo’s Newhall The Grateful Dudes Bluegrass

8–11pm Wine 661 Sean Hughes Covers & orig
8–12m VFW 6885 Big Coyote Country
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Tewks & Beans Classic covers
9–12m Newhall Press Room Laurie Melan duo Acoustic rock
9–12m Alchemy Vinyl Gypsies Classic rock
9–12m Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Karson City Rebels Classic rock

May 19, Sun
10a–2p Saugus Swap meet The Fulcos Live music
1–4p Chuy’s Newhall Lance Allyn Classic covers

3–7pm Vincent Hill Moldy Marvin’s open mic Various
5-8pm Amer. Legion Newhall       Tom Teresi’s Jazz Jam & open mic
5–9pm VFW 6885 Pam & Chad Watson Country

May 21, Tues
6–9:30p Wolf Creek Brewery Community Pints night Tom Prosperi
7–10pm Bergie’s steakhouse Michael Be Holden, Guitar Jack, Bob Carrillo

May 23, Thur
6:30–9p Brewery Draconum Dole – Humphries Folk rock
7–10pm Bergie’s steakhouse Servants of Soul R&B, CR

May 24, Fri
6–9pm Wolf Creek Brewery various bands live music
7–9pm Rock Inn Nathan on piano Piano
8–11pm Wine 661 Bill Cinque & friends Classic rock

8–11pm Hyatt Valencia Dole – Humphries Folk rock
8–11:30p Vincent Hill Station Benny Thomas band Country
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Galo Pacheco Classic rock

Athletes of the Week

| Sports | May 16, 2019

Stefanie Silvers began competing in Special Olympics (SO) when she attended Saugus High School. She competed in track, softball and basketball. She took a break from SO for two years while she attended the Taft College Transition to Independent Living program, but returned to SCV after she completed the program.

Stefanie is a point guard on the Diva Sharks basketball team.

“I love hanging out with my friends. We are family and we have a whole lot of fun,” said Stefanie.

During the week, Stefanie works at a local SCV grocery store.

Jean Garong, now 37, joined Special Olympics (SO) at the age of 17. She has competed in soccer and is currently part of the Diva Sharks basketball team.

In 2003, Jean earned an invitation to attend and compete in the Special Olympics World Games in Dublin, Ireland for basketball. There, she competed against athletes from all over the world, including Africa, Japan and Guatemala.

In 2011, Jean was awarded “Athlete of the Year” by Special Olympics SCV.

Jean loves SO because, “I get to meet a lot of people. I was very shy and SO has made me more confident. It helps people to become who they really are. I don’t know where I would be without sports.”

Stefanie Silvers

Jean Garong

Renaissance by Reyes 2016 Chardonnay Citrus Coffee Cake

| Entertainment | May 16, 2019

by Beth Heiserman, Reyes Winery

This coming Saturday, I’m hosting a white wine tasting event. I have been putting together a list of which scrumptious treats to pair with each wine. As I was thinking about Renaissance by Reyes 2016 Chardonnay and reading different articles about the history of Chardonnay. Like most grapes, for many years we assumed the history and information available was accurate. Nowadays, DNA Fingerprinting has allowed us to have an accurate history about many different varietals. It is suggested now that Chardonnay is a hybrid of Pinot Noir and Gouais blanc. It was thought that Gouais blanc was brought from Croatia to Eastern France by the Romans.

I’ve mentioned several times that my grandmother had passed down many recipes to me. This is another one of her tasty treats. Like all my recipes, I have put my twist to this one too. This is a delicious coffee cake perfect for brunch with a glass of Renaissance by Reyes 2016 Chardonnay. Renaissance by Reyes 2016 Chardonnay has delightful aromas of citrus, lemon zest and a hint of grapefruit. It has aged in French oak for 20 months, creating a multi layered and complex wine. It is rich on the palate and filled with notes of tangerines and quince.

This crisp wine can be enjoyed with a variety of dishes for a weekend brunch, including the recipe below of a citrus coffee cake, quiche Lorraine, asparagus frittata or even a croque monsieur. For a cheese course, I would suggest baked brie with topped with grapefruit marmalade or Gouda cheese. Then I was thinking about tomorrow night. I have a committee meeting where I am doing the snacks, and fondue started to sound fun. I usually think dessert first, and today I saved it for last – cheesecake, pound cake topped with French vanilla ice cream or blonde brownie.

Come celebrate #WhiteWine at Reyes Winery. May 3 was World Sauvignon Blanc Day! Social media has a hashtag for it, #SauvBlancDay & #SauvBlanc. Join the movement and drink lots of Reyes Winery Sauvignon Blanc. Plus, we celebrated #MuscatDay on May 9 and #ChardonnayDay on May 23. Take a photo of you, your wine and your wine glass! Come taste award-winning #WhiteWine with a petite food pairing with each wine! I have chosen these varietals for this special tasting event.

¼ cup Renaissance by Reyes 2016 Chardonnay
2 lemons, zested and juiced
2 orange, zested and juiced
(¼ cup of lemon and orange juice)
½ cup oil
2 eggs
1 ¼ cups sugar + 2 tbsp
¼ cup orange marmalade
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt, kosher
1 tsp cardamom
2 tsp thyme, fresh
2 ¼ cups all purpose Flour

In a mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients including the thyme and cardamom.
In another mixing bowl, combine lemon & orange juice, vanilla paste, eggs, oil, and sugar.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet. Don’t over mix.
Add orange marmalade to mixture.
Add mixture to greased 9×9 baking pan.
Add the sprinkle the 2 tbsp of sugar on top of batter.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 35 minutes.

And the Winner is …

| Opinion | May 16, 2019

by Dale Paule

Well, the Academy Awards have come and gone, and it appears even fewer people tuned in to watch it than in any previous year since it all began back in 1929.

So that got me to thinking; what would it take to regain that lost audience?

The answer was obvious – fresh talent!

But where to find it?  By the look and sound of some of the “stars” topping the Academy’s criteria for excellence, they’ve already scraped the bottom of the talent barrel.

Maybe the answer could be a bigger barrel, or maybe a different one?

What do you suppose would happen if they combined the Motion Picture Academy Awards with some other entertainment group? Who could fit in?  The answer came to me like a flash. “Politicians!”

I mean, what the heck? They’re already darned close to being in the same business anyway, right?

Actors and politicians share a common goal of displaying their gift of emoting dialogue; the actor, by reading lines from a script written by someone else, and the politician from a playbook, also written by someone else.  Both exhibit this talent by giving the impression they’re mouthing original thoughts, when actually they have little or no idea what they’re talking about!

It would be a perfect match when you think about it, because like actors, politicians love being in front of a camera, which makes them a natural for it! I’m sure some even already have a S.A.G. card.

There may be a small problem concerning money, however. Everyone knows that Hollywood “stars” make a fantastic amount of money performing for the public, while the political “star” makes an even more fantastic amount of money for their performances.

It’s a sure bet they wouldn’t be all that willing to take such a drastic cut in pay. Luckily though, there’s more than one way to reward a politician. Then there’s that coveted prize, the gold-plated Oscar to consider. Actors would never be willing to share it with anyone not of their profession.

A new symbol of achievement would have to be created for the politicians. What about a platinum statuette of similar size, and of gender-neutral appearance, in keeping with prevailing norms?  It would definitely require a new, unique title. How’s this one sound?

“Community Recognition and Appreciation Presentation.”  C.R.A.P., for short!

And finally, we come to the categories.

First Category:

“Do as I say, not as I do.”

Second Category:

“Blowing with the wind.”

Third Category:

“Making fiction appear as fact, and vice-versa.”

“The envelope please.”

“And, the winner is…”

Category one:

Nancy Pelosi for her refusal to allow the lowly Geese to mingle with her gifted Ganders.

Category two:

All politicians of both parties excel at this skill; so a special C.R.A.P. award, in the form of a small, brass, tie-tack will replace the usual trophy, and will be awarded to all politicians in the spirit of being “Fair and Balanced!”

Category three:

CNN, MSNBC, ABC, et al.

Well, that should do the trick. I’m sure next year, we’ll be seeing and hearing a lot of C.R.A.P.!

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Balls Fall in Lakers’ Favor, Move up to No. 4 in 2019 NBA Draft

| Sports | May 16, 2019

by Diego Marquez

The Los Angeles Lakers did something that made most of the NBA world cringe at the 2019 Draft Lottery last Tuesday. Jumping seven spots, the Lakers organization landed the No. 4 pick for the impending June 20 NBA Draft.

The Lakers entered Tuesday’s draft lottery with a 2 percent chance of getting the No. 1 overall pick and a 9.4 percent chance of getting inside the top four picks. The Lakers had one thing on their side that the other 29 NBA franchises didn’t have — Kyle Kuzma. The New Orleans Pelicans wound up getting the No. 1 overall pick, who will most likely be none-other-than Duke freshman Zion Williamson, while the Lakers made a surprising jump and secured the No. 4 overall pick.

“We had scouting meetings with (Director of Scouting and Assistant GM) Jesse Buss and our scouts, and of course our focus was more around 11, because that’s where the huge probability was resting,” said Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka in an interview with Lakers Reporter Mike Trudell. “But now it shifts, what we can get at four. I will tell you there are some incredibly talented, impact players there that we’re going to study deeply. And then of course we’ll canvas the league and see what value that pick has. But either of those options is an extraordinary win for the franchise… I already talked to Jeanie Buss and she is just thrilled. I think it should really be exciting for our fans. It’s an unexpected event for the Lakers and we’re certainly really blessed.”

The projected top three picks will be a variation of Williamson, Ja Morant (Murray State) and R.J. Barrett (Duke). With that being said, the Lakers should have their eyes on Texas Tech sophomore shooting guard Jarrett Culver who has the ability to score at will and has elite defensive abilities that should translate into a great defensive stopper.

National Champion, sophomore forward De’Andre Hunter of Virginia is another option at the No. 4 spot. The 6-foot-7 forward adds immediate versatility to whatever organization drafts him with his 7-foot-2 wingspan that makes him a gaudy defender and a low post presence that can pop out around the perimeter and knock down long-range shots. Vanderbilt freshman guard Darius Garland seems to be flying on the storied franchise’s radar after tearing his meniscus five games into his NCAA college career. The 6-foot-3 heady guard is an excellent shooter, with the ability to command and control the offense with ease either off the fast break or in half-court situations.

It should be exciting to see who the Lakers draft or if they use the draft pick as trade bait to acquire another superstar to play along LeBron James. The NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 20, and until then, we will have to see where this whirlwind takes the Lakers.

Concerts in the Park 2019 Lineup

| Entertainment | May 16, 2019

The City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, will return this summer with a variety of acts that everyone can jam out to each Saturday night. The stage will light up on Saturday, July 6, at 7 p.m. for the first show of the 2019 season at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road. With tributes to the Spice Girls, Queen and more, and original music by the band Prussia, this year’s lineup will be one for the Concerts in the Park hall of fame.
Fan favorites are returning to the Concerts in the Park stage, as well as new acts looking to wow the crowd.
Here is the full list of dates and performers:

July 6 — Wannabe: A Tribute to Spice Girls
July 13 — Surf City Allstars: A Tribute to the Beach Boys
July 20 — Prussia
July 27 — Queen Nation: A Tribute to Queen
August 3 — Mirage: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
August 10 — Grateful Shred: A Tribute to Grateful Dead
August 17 — The Replicas: Party Music
August 24 — Erotic City: A Tribute to Prince
The city’s annual Concerts in the Park series will take center stage at Central Park every Saturday night from July 6 through August 24. Residents and visitors alike are invited to enjoy the good weather and great music with family and friends all summer long.

Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets so they can sit back and enjoy the show. A variety of food vendors will be on site selling concessions and snacks to complete the concert-going experience. For more information on Concerts in the Park, visit santa-clarita.com/concerts.

Learn About Spousal Support, Child Custody and Child Support at Zonta’s Lifeforward Workshop

| Community | May 16, 2019

A workshop to help participants with important concerns regarding divorce and family law issues is scheduled for the May LifeForward workshop hosted by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley. This free workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Child & Development Center Education Building, located at 21545 Center Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita.

Al Lustgarten, Esq., a local family law practitioner, will present the workshop designed to help participants understand and learn about rights during a divorce and after a divorce is final – including spousal support and modification, child custody and modification and child support and modification. Any clarifications about the divorce process or obligations of the parties involved can be provided.

Previous workshops in the series have helped attendees understand elements of managing money, select career options and pursue meaningful employment, deal with anger management, relationships and communication, file taxes, deal with drug and cyber bullying issues, overcoming life’s challenges, and maintain healthy eating and exercise habits. Workshops are designed to help participants believe in their unlimited power and potential, build the skills necessary to succeed, and be the powerful women they are meant to be.

Zonta offers the free LifeForward workshop series for women, usually on a monthly basis (excluding June, July and December), in collaboration with Single Mothers Outreach, Domestic Violence Program at Child & Family Center, Returning Women Veterans and Veterans’ Wives, and the Los Angeles County Department of Child & Family Services serving foster mothers. KHTS AM-1220 is a co-sponsor of the series with Zonta. All are welcome.

Workshops are organized by topics in which women express interest. A schedule of upcoming workshops is posted on www.scvzonta.org for women who are interested in a particular topic. Pre-registration is not required, but those who wish to hold a space for the more popular workshops or obtain further information on the upcoming workshop can call Single Mothers Outreach at (661) 288-0117.

COC Men’s Golf Wins State Competition

| Community, News, Sports | May 16, 2019

College of the Canyons won the 2019 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championship by a whopping 18 strokes at the Silverado Resort & Spa on May 13.

The Cougars completed the day with a five-man, 36-hole score of (734-371/363) to finish 14-over-par. Canyons topped the eight-team field followed by runner-up Santa Barbara City College (752-381/371), third place Cypress (766-383/383) and fourth place Folsom Lake College (768-384/384).

The state championship is the program’s ninth overall (1993, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019), all coming under head coach Gary Peterson. COC has now won four state titles in the last seven years. The Cougars also finished runner-up at the state tourney in 2018, 2016 and 2014.

“This was not a year I expected to win a state championship,” said Peterson, about his team which featured four freshmen and two sophomores with limited tourney experience. “With six new guys it was surprising. I thought we would be building for next year, now I’m hoping we get some of these guys back.”

COC Freshman Nobuhiko Wakaari (142-73/69) won the individual state title after finishing two-under par for the tourney. His final round of 69 came after back-to-back bogeys on the final two holes but still represented the low score of the day.

“Nobu came into the clubhouse with a big smile on his face,” said Peterson, about the golfer from Niigata, Japan who he also described as a humble hard worker that always puts the team first.

His final round score capped a season in which Wakaari was named the Western State Conference (WSC) Player of the Year before finishing fourth at the Southern California regional tourney.
Wakaari becomes the third individual state champion in program history joining former Cougars Sidney Wolf (2014) and Ben Campbell (2016). Prior to Monday’s championship run Canyons had never won team and individual state titles in the same season.

Freshmen Jules Lavigne (146-72/74) and Anguerrand Voisin (146-75/71) finish third and fourth, respectively, in the final standings, with Lavigne’s opening round of 72 serving as the difference maker. Lavigne and Voisin both hail from France.

Wakaari, Lavigne and Voisin all earned All-State team honors. Sophomore Tom Sims (150-75/75) placed 12th and sophomore Matthew Mansholt (150-76/74) was 13th in the field of 60. Freshman Jack Greene (158-78/80) finished 40th overall.

“I can’t recall another state championship event where we had so many high individual finishes,” commented Peterson. “But this team has the ability to play all aspects of the game. They’re a great example of what we’ve tried to do here for a long time.”

The Cougars’ nine state titles are the most of any program in CCCAA history. The college has also won seven Southern California regional titles and 25 Western State Conference (WSC) championships.

Last fall, COC’s women’s golf program, also led by Peterson, won its third state championship. The Lady Cougars also have two individual state titles to their credit.

“We’ve had a really good run,” Peterson added, “I think the last 10 or 12 years have been a great success.”

The College of the Canyons Athletics department now boasts a combined 34 state championships (18 team and 16 individual) across 17 intercollegiate sports programs.

2019 CCCAA State Championship Final Scores:

1. Canyons (734-371/363) 2. SBCC (752-381/371) 3. Cypress (766-383/383) 4. Folsom Lake (768-384/384) T5. Mt. SAC (771-382/389) T5. Reedley (771-381/390) 7. San Jose City (788-398/390) 8. Fresno City (794-402/392)

Canyons Individual Scores:

Nobuhiko Wakaari (142-73/69); Jules Lavigne (146-72/74); Anguerrand Voisin (146-75/71); Tom Sims (150-75/75); Matthew Mansholt (150-76/74); Jack Greene (158-78/80).

Stay up to date on all this season’s action by following the College of the Canyons Athletic department on social media at @COCathletics on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

Ask the Expert – Real Estate – Home Seller’s Missteps Selling your house faster and for more money

| Canyon Country Magazine | May 15, 2019

Hire a qualified realtor.
Your real estate professional needs to work with homebuyers in your specific area. Saving the commission money sounds good, but in the long run, they save 5 to 6 percent, but lose 10 to 15 percent on the final price they get for their home.

Why? You can’t market the home on a scale to attract multiple buyers. My clients’ homes get local, regional, national and international marketing. It’s Southern California – buyers want to move here from all over the world, so your home has to come up on Google.

Another reason you get less for your house is that most buyers think they can get a discount since you’re not paying a realtor. You don’t want to waste time on low offers. Exposure = demand = higher price.

Turn your house from living condition to showing condition.
This is one area that my clients get on my dime. I pay for a service to do the following:

Declutter and de-personalize the home, packing 30-40 boxes of items, loading them with additional furniture in a storage location like the garage.
Stage the home, clearing it out and reapportioning furniture for home shoppers.
Clean windows, carpets and the rest of the house.
Make it lighter by putting in brighter LED light bulbs and opening window coverings.

Change/fix anything loose or broken.
If door handles, faucets, shower heads and other fixtures don’t work properly, buyers assume the house hasn’t been maintained. It sells easier if it feels bright, open and spacious. Once they notice one problem they always look for another … and then they look for a discount.

Price the home right.
If a home is priced too high it tends to linger on the market for months, which means you are likely to end up getting less for it. But if it’s priced at or a little under market value, then you get more showings, which can lead to several offers, which can result in multiple counter offers. I pay for an independent appraisal to find out the market value before I put a home on the market. That way, when a lender has the house appraised we already know it will come in at value.

Go to my website: CraigMartinHomes.com and click on my Home Seller Catalog to find tips on preparing and marketing your home to get it sold fast and for a higher price. Or just give me a call and I will drop by for a free home evaluation.


Celebrate Memorial Day at Eternal Valley

| Canyon Country Magazine, Community | May 14, 2019

The community will gather at Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary on Monday, May 27 to recognize the memory of those who served in the American military forces. Each year Eternal Valley hosts a Memorial Day celebration including patriotic music, speakers and an airplane flyover.

Last year Eternal Valley featured the memory of individuals who served in WWII and this year they will highlight the military who served in the Korean War.

“It’s a great way to honor the spirit of the day,” said Richard Nunally, Eternal Valley general manager. “The spirit of the day is to remember the reason we have freedom.”

Jerry Rhodes, secretary of SCV Veterans Memorial, Inc., wrote an explanation of the meaning behind Memorial Day:

Memorial Day began after the Civil War and was originally called Decoration Day, a day to place flowers on the graves of those who perished in that war. Following World War I, the day expanded to honor all those who have died in service to their country. It was commonly celebrated in May partly because of the abundance of spring flowers used to decorate the graves of servicemen. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act moved its date to the last Monday of May.

Each year the SCV Veterans Memorial committee and Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary present Santa Clarita’s Memorial Day ceremony. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the ceremony will include a WWII vintage airplane flyover by the Van Nuys Condor Squadron and music by the SCV Concert Band under the direction of Tim Durand. Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar will be master of ceremonies and our keynote speaker is Iraq War combat pilot Mike Garcia.

Each year we emphasize one of America’s conflicts and this year we highlight the Korean War, often called “the forgotten war.” Korean War veteran John Coleman will be featured, along with bagpiper James Gilmore and vocalist Savannah Burrows. The Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League will be posting the Colors; Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355 will be posting Military Branch flags; and the SCV Young Marines will place flags on symbolic grave markers.

Following the one-hour ceremony, local high school students will read the names of SCV deceased veterans engraved on our Veterans Memorial Wall.

Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary is located at 23287 North Sierra Hwy. in Newhall. There will be light refreshments following the ceremony.

American Legion Post 507 is hosting a mid-day lunch at their facility in Newhall. For more information about the ceremony or luncheon, call 661-259-0800.

Graduation, Drinking and Teen Statistics

| Canyon Country Magazine, Community | May 14, 2019

According to a report from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, research completed last year studied drinking patterns for eighth, 10th and 12th grade students across the United States which showed the following:
12th graders
30 percent drank in the past month
18 percent had been drunk
14 percent were binge drinkers
1 percent drank daily

10th graders
19 percent drank in the past month
8 percent had been drunk
9 percent were binge drinkers
1 percent drank alcohol daily

8th grade
8 percent drank in the past month
2 percent had been drunk
4 percent were binge drinkers
0 drank daily

Youth Obtaining Alcohol
The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health website has some other facts and figures about underage drinking:

Among underage drinkers ages 12 to 20, there were 37 percent who said they drank at home and 49 percent who reported drinking alcohol at someone else’s house. And 73 percent of them said they were drinking with more than one other person the last time they drank.

Among underage drinkers who did not pay for the alcohol they consumed the last time they drank (which was 71 percent of underage drinkers), one-third said the source was an unrelated person aged 21 or older. Fifty-four percent reported family and friends as the source of alcohol they consumed – parents/guardians were 27 percent, while another family member provided alcohol in 27 percent of cases. Another underage individual gave them alcohol said 17 percent of reports, and 7 percent took it from home, while 3 percent took it from someone else’s home.
Regardless of the source of alcohol, additional research from the Centers for Disease Control’s 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey reported that a survey showed that 87 percent of 12th graders, 72 percent of 10th graders, and 53 percent of 8th graders describe it as ‘fairly easy’ or ‘very easy’ for them to get alcohol. On a positive note, despite reported ease of obtaining alcohol, there’s a high rate of disapproval of binge drinking at all three grade levels: 87 percent of eighth graders; 80 percent of 10th graders; and 73 percent of 12th graders.

Legal Results of DUI
According to an online law and government website, HG.org:

It is illegal for underage individuals to consume alcohol while driving, and if found with a blood alcohol content of .01 percent or higher, he or she may face charges from California’s zero tolerance law. The resulting fine is up to $250 and the motorist loses his/her driving privileges for at least one year.

An underage DUI charge stems from an individual under 21 who is found driving with a blood alcohol content of .05 percent or higher. This can result in a license suspension of one year, a fine between $100 and $300, and the driver may be required to complete an alcohol education program.

A minor convicted of the Open Container Law means that the underage individual is found in possession of an open container of alcohol while in a motor vehicle. If he/she is accompanied by a parent and the transportation was necessary for the parent’s work, or the minor was instructed by his/her employer, parent or guardian to transport the alcohol, charges are different. But an Open Container conviction may mean jail time of up to six months, a fine of up to $1,000, plus the vehicle is impounded and the driver’s license suspended.

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Canyon Country Business Briefs

| Canyon Country Magazine | May 12, 2019

In March, the City issued 47 film permits, which contributed to 131 film days, generating an estimated economic impact of $2,889,000.
The following productions were filming in Canyon Country in March 2019.
Feature Films:
Ad Astra – Sand Canyon area home
The Lesson – Area home
Simple Man – Sable Ranch
Television Shows:
Bless This Mess – Placerita Canyon Road, Sable Ranch, Sand Canyon area home
S.W.A.T. – Sand Canyon Country Club
Toyota – Area Streets
Walmart – Walmart
Accident, Suicide or Murder – Sand Canyon area home
Nagual – Sable Ranch
Student Films:
The Art of Survival (UCLA) – Sierra Highway, Sierra Veterinary Clinic
Love Bites (Columbia College Hollywood) – Area home
Requiem of Anger (Columbia College Hollywood) – Area home
Someday, I Will (New York Film Academy) – Area home


Construction continues on the Canyon Country Community Center Phase I. Removal of the old Mint Canyon Channel has been completed in preparation for the installation of the new open/box channel. Rough grading of the site continues and the building pad for the new center has been prepared. In the upcoming months, expect to see the construction of the new Mint Canyon Channel, storm drains, the infiltration system and site grading!

For more information on the new Canyon Country Community Center project, visit santa-clarita.com/FutureCCCC.

On display through July 31, 2019
Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library
18601 Soledad Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91351

This exhibit features the art of local artist Christopher Darga. After working as an actor and sculptor in Los Angeles, Christopher picked up paints again in 2013, due to an inspirational gift from his wife. It was a set of instructional DVDs by the Santa Clarita painter Morgan Weistling. Christopher subsequently immersed himself into the world of oil painting.

To see more of Darga’s work, see facebook.com/ChristopherDargaFineArt.


May is Bike Month in Santa Clarita
Celebrate all things bike with free events!

Hit the Trail Community Bike Ride: Saturday, May 11
Bring the entire family to Valencia Heritage Park, located at 24155 Newhall Ranch Road, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, for a morning of bicycle fun! Enjoy a guided 4-mile or 9-mile bike ride along the city’s trail system, a family fun fair, tricycle races, food and giveaways.

Amgen Tour of CA Viewing Party: Wed. May 15
Join fellow cycling fans at B.J.’s Restaurant and Brewhouse at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to watch the Stage 4 recap of the Amgen Tour of California. Win cool swag and raffle prizes including gift cards and signed riders’ jerseys. Food and beverages are available for purchase. *Race recap starts at 7:00 p.m., so arrive early.

Bike to Work Day: Thursday, May 16
Ride your bike to work and win prizes and claim giveaways, all while getting to your job in a healthy and green way!
Amgen Tour of California: Saturday, May 18
America’s most prestigious cycling race is coming to Santa Clarita! Stop by the Valencia Town Center on Town Center Drive from 8:00 a.m. to noon to get front row seats to the world’s best cyclists! Don’t forget to stop by the festival and block party!
For more details, visit BikeSantaClarita.com

­2019 Summer Bash in Canyon Country
Mark your calendars! The 2019 Summer Bash is heading to Luther Drive on Friday, June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Summer Bash will once again transform Luther Drive into a family-friendly block party experience, complete with live music, food trucks, a beer garden and fun, family activities. Entrance to the event is FREE!

Canyon Country Community Center

Community Heart Health Fair
This free event will include health screenings, courtesy of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, including blood pressure monitoring, height and weight analysis, body composition analysis, oxygen saturation, carbon monoxide measurements, cholesterol tests, glucose tests, healthy nutrition and diet tips. No registration is required.
Friday, May 10
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Marvelous Mommies (4-14 yrs.)
Kids, let’s dance, play games and paint while making memories with the ladies of our lives. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required and space is limited. Register at santa-clarita.com/Seasons.
Saturday, May 18
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dynamic Daddies (4-14 yrs.)
Kids, bring the extraordinary man in your life and come play games and work on a fun DIY project for your home! Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required and space is limited. Please register at santa-clarita.com/Seasons.
Saturday, May 18
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit santa-clarita.com/CCCC or call (661) 290-2266, for a complete list of activities happening at the Canyon Country Community Center.
Santa Clarita Public Library

Storytime at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library will be on break for the month of May. Storytime will resume its normal schedule June 10 – July 25.

The annual Summer Reading Program will begin on June 10. All ages are encouraged to join and earn prizes for reading! All three library branches in Santa Clarita will also be hosting special programs throughout summer for children, teens and adults. More information is available on the library’s website and in each branch.

Visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com for more information and to view a complete listing of activities happening at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.

Teacher Appreciation in Full Bloom

| Canyon Country Magazine | May 10, 2019

by Karen Goodspeed

Canyon High School celebrated Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week earlier this month with the help of event stylist and owner of Trightymite Events, Dan Bennett. He helped to transform the office at Canyon High into a magnificent spring garden, complete with handmade trees of wisteria vines and a mural made up of a field of blooming tulips.

Bennett has been a resident of Canyon Country since 1967. Originally a chief information officer for several large banks, he discovered his natural talent and passion for event planning after hosting many birthday parties over the years for his daughter, Nicole.

With the mindset of wanting to create something spectacular while working within a budget, Bennett says, “I utilized my skill set in technology, business management and good, old-fashioned hammer-and-nails mixed with a creative mind to allow for a dream event to become a reality.”

The same skill sets are used for every special event he brings to life. His experiences and successes in the highly stressful banking world have prepared him for the logistical side of event planning, including working with a budget. That, coupled with his innate imaginativeness, is what allows each of his events to be not only unique, but affordable.

Through his work at Trightymite Events, Bennett has been giving back to the community, a tribute to his mother, who was a founding member of the Henry Mayo Holiday Home Tour and a PTA president at Sulphur Springs Community School. In fact, it was her efforts that placed fencing between the elementary school’s playground and the railroad tracks behind it.

Bennett honors his mother, who he lost to cancer at age 16, with his own involvement in the same schools he and his daughter attended. He has planned and designed several father-daughter dances and Teacher Appreciation Week events over the years for Sulphur Springs. And this year he eagerly helped to make the Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week at Canyon a truly memorable one.

From Martha Michael:

CHS Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week 2019
After bringing back a week of Teacher and Staff Appreciation festivities a few years ago, chairperson Karen Goodspeed brought her signature flair to the annual event earlier this month.

Parents provided breakfast for staff and teachers every day, including pancakes and made-to-order omelets. And on Friday, the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) brought lunch for CHS personnel.

There was outside support, including free meals for all 177 Canyon employees from Presto Pasta and huge discounts from Trightymite Events and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. Parents of Canyon High School students donated enough gift cards to award a dozen a day to raffle-winning staff members and one parent baked 150 cupcakes for the luncheon.

“Multiple parents were chipping in and participating,” Goodspeed said. “It’s amazing, because all you do is set up a table of donuts and coffee and they’re all so appreciative.”

Back at ya, Karen Goodspeed. The parents, teachers and staff at Canyon High School have appreciated your many years of service. You will be missed!

Raging Moderate – Impeachment Short Form

| Opinion | May 10, 2019

by Will Durst
For all those who keep saying it can’t get any weirder, this is on you. Haven’t we learned not to taunt the gods? Like those good people whose only motivation for voting for Donald Trump was to shake things up. Are we shook up enough yet?

But who would have thunk the new man in charge of the Justice Department could establish a world record for shameless obsequiousness this fast? He’s put the “ole” in grovel and makes Rudy Giuliani look like a blundering, bumbling bungler. Well, he is, but in contrast, the distinction is even more acute.

In less than 10 weeks, Attorney General William Barr has defied subpoenas, Congress, the Constitution, common sense, good practices, good grammar and good grooming all to protect the president of the United States from being held responsible for his actions.

Appearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Donald Trump’s handpicked replacement for Jeff Sessions proved to be such a presidential lapdog, he should be recognized by the American Kennel Club as the 194th breed.

Listen close and you can hear the wailing from Hollywood publicists who realize Barr has lowered the bar and they’re going to have service their clients with even more excessive sycophantic subservience. The phrase “bow and scrape” will take on asphalt-scuffing connotations.

A problem with this new breed of cur is they’re not very housebroken, as he’s refused to appear in front of the junior chamber’s version of a Judiciary Committee, objecting to having committee staff lawyers interrogate him. Answering questions from Congress members is one thing, but actual lawyers? That’s another. Some of those people are smart.

He said when the president told former White House counsel Don McGahn to tell Sessions to fire the special counsel that didn’t mean Trump wanted to fire the special counsel. He also believes a president can terminate any proceeding he wants. Because he is The Law. Sylvester Stallone would be so proud.

Barr has effectively created a Catch-22: implying that the president cannot commit a crime, hence he can’t be subject to a criminal investigation. Funny, he doesn’t look like a Norman Mailer fan.

Under questioning by California Senator Kamala Harris, Barr then claimed he couldn’t remember if the White House ever asked or suggested that the Justice Department investigate anybody, you know, like an enemies list. Dodging Richard Nixon’s playbook he stole a page from Bill Clinton’s, saying he was confused by the word “suggest.” He seems perplexed by quite a few words like “truth,” “justice” and “the American Way.”

The House plans to initiate contempt proceedings unless Barr hands over the full unredacted version of Mueller’s report, but enforcement of a contempt charge is the purview of the Justice Department. Headed by the aforementioned William Barr. So chances of him throwing himself in the hoosegow are somewhere between less than none and dream on big river.

Now, calls for the attorney general to resign or threats to impeach him are competing directly with the president’s sticky situation. Maybe the Democrats can set up an abbreviated process. Impeachment: The Short Form.

What the hell, throw Mike Pence on the fast-track as well. Get some Silicon Valley venture capitalist to fund a start-up. Launch an Impeachment IPO. As Hunter S. Thompson once said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

Copyright 2019, Will Durst, distributed by the Cagle Cartoons Inc. syndicate.

Will Durst is an award-winning, nationally acclaimed columnist, comic and former sod farmer in New Berlin, Wisconsin. For a calendar of personal appearances, including his new one-man show, “Durst Case Scenario,” please visit willdurst.com.

Yoga Kula Fest Promotes Community

| Community | May 10, 2019

Grab your yoga mat and join Yoga Yoga and the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation to support those in need. The second annual Yoga Kula Fest will take place at Hart Park on June 1. Proceeds from this event will go towards Bridge to Home, William S. Hart Park and the SCV Youth Project.

Attendees can expect to connect with nature and sunshine, get to know heart-filled community members (Kula means community), and experience guided tours of the William S. Hart Museum and Barnyard. Festivities also include a Mindful Meditation Ceremony, Community Yoga Flow, live music, poetry, art and more.

The event is accepting charitable donations, including small painting canvases for children, canvas paint and brushes, and monetary donations.

The event begins at 7:45 a.m. on June 1, and will end at 12:30 p.m. The cost to attend is a suggested donation of $25. William S. Hart Park is located at 24151 Newhall Avenue in Newhall, 91321.

For those who are interested in becoming a vendor, visit https://www.yogayogaonline.com/yoga-kula-fest/ for more details. For Pre-Registration or Vendor Booth questions, or to volunteer, call Danica at 661-993-2602 or mail grow@yogayogaonline.com. Visit www.yogayogaonline.com to learn more about community yoga options.

SCV Veterans Services Collaborative Memorial Day Backpack Walk

| Community | May 10, 2019

On Saturday, May 25, the SCV veterans Services Collaborative will be hosting a Memorial Day Backpack Walk.

A ticket purchase of $30 includes a full meal from the Tommy’s Hamburgers, a dessert from the ice cream truck and a gift bag. For those who simply want to attend and cheer on the walkers, the cost of admission is $12 for food. Prizes will be given out in several categories, so wear your military uniform or backpack and join the fun. Tickets will also available on the morning of the event at 7:30 a.m.

To purchase tickets, visit The Veteran Center, located at 23222 Lyons Avenue in Newhall. The organization’s membership is growing, and for those who wish to help out local veterans, drop by the Veteran’s Center and request to join for free.

For more information about the SCV Veterans Services Collaborative, visit www.scv-vets.org.

Mike Dawson to Read ‘The Pact’ in Downtown L.A.

| News | May 10, 2019

Voice and Co-Producer of the Adam Corolla Show, Mike Dawson, will be presenting a live reading of “The Pact” by local author Robert Patrick Lewis on Thursday, May 16 at 10e Restaurant in Los Angeles.

“The Pact,” written by former Green Beret and Gazette columnist Robert Patrick Lewis, is the first of a three-book fictional series based on true events.

The narrator of Lewis’ audio book, Dawson will read portions of “The Pact” during the Booze & Books event from 7-9 p.m. Following the reading, Lewis will sign books and stay for a Q&A with the audience.

Robert Patrick Lewis is a Green Beret OIF/OEF combat veteran with 10th SFG(A), CMO of Heroes Media Group, entrepreneur, MBA and award-winning author of Love Me When I’m Gone: The True Story of Life, Love and Loss for A Green Beret In Post-9/11 War , The Pact and The Pact Book II: Battle Hymn of the Republic. Follow him @RobertPLewis on Twitter or on his RobertPatrickLewisAuthor Facebook page.

Bad Boys and Girls

| Police Blotter | May 10, 2019

Two individuals were charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant/etc, including a 41-year-old tow truck driver from Canyon Country and a 30-year-old clerk from Porter Ranch.

A 35-year-old plumber from Frazier Park was arrested for burglary and a 29-year-old Newhall resident was arrested for appropriating lost property.

Charges of theft of personal property went to an unemployed Castaic resident. And a 22-year-old painter from Palmdale was arrested for destroying property.

DUIs with prior arrests include:

44-year-old Canyon Lake resident
35-year-old assembly line worker from Lancaster
28-year-old student from Castaic
40-year-old inspector from Sylmar
41-year-old unemployed Sylmar resident
29-year-old Canyon Country resident
24-year-old cashier from Canyon Country
36-year-old construction worker from Lancaster
30-year-old who works at Woodward
26-year-old Calabasas resident who listed his/her occupation as “Margot”
42-year-old electrician from Valencia
45-year-old tile worker from Valencia
21-year-old property manager from Stevenson Ranch

Charges of possession of a controlled substance went to:

22-year-old laborer from Canyon Country
36-year-old restoration specialist from Santa Clarita
31-year-old unemployed Canyon Country resident
22-year-old construction worker from Frazier Park
32-year-old engineer from Palmdale
32-year-old forklift operator from Canyon Country
55-year-old unemployed Palmdale resident
22-year-old unemployed Saugus resident

A Very Foul Ball

| Opinion | May 9, 2019

by Dale Paule

Most sickness is contracted either from airborne contact or through the skin’s pores. The sickness of greed, however, is inflicted through the victim’s wallet.

Such is the case with the New York Yankee’s owner, Mr. Steinbrenner, who bowed to pressure demanding he discontinue allowing Kate Smith to sing – are you ready for it – “God Bless America” at all future Yankee ball games! Let that one sink in for a minute!

Those behind that pressure must have gone into shock when they realized that, in one shot, they’d managed to place an indelible stain upon not one, but two iconic images that typify the American spirit – Kate Smith and the New York Yankees!

Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” is offensive? Are you kidding me?
What horrendous threat must it have taken to make the guardian of these two American treasures blacken their image?

The excuse, we are told, is that the Yankee fans would be “offended” upon learning Kate Smith had sung arguably inappropriate and “racist” songs. Not at any recent games mind you, but 80 years ago, during the Great Depression!

The two most frightening and effective words used in recent years to instill fear in enemies of the offended are “bigot” and “racist,” and to date, there seems to be no effective antidote for either. So “racist” Kate Smith and her singing of “God Bless America” was immediately banished from all future Yankee games so that no more harm may fall upon the offended and usual suspects!

Any and all connections between the repentant (cowardly is a better word) Mr. Steinbrenner and Kate Smith have been safely erased, and he now seeks forgiveness from those “offended.”

Who does he think he’s B.S.-ing? In reality, Kate Smith’s questionable acts from decades back have little to do with his cowardly decision, and you don’t need a trail of breadcrumbs to lead you to the real reason.

His actions were simply motivated by the same reason safe crackers crack safes, and bank robber’s rob banks, and politicians take bribes – money! In Mr. Steinbrenner’s case, it was fear of losing the “Golden Goose” of Yankee box office bucks through inferred threat of boycotting New York Yankee games. So he caved and decided to “play ball” their way!

If it were truly a matter of wanting to make amends for “offending” Yankee fans, then all he would have to do is give back the money fans had forked over to watch the Yankees play since Kate Smith first began “offending” them in 2001! And as long as we’re at it, he may as well remove another “offensive” blot from the Yankee image; that other “offensive” American icon, Babe Ruth!

If Kate Smith’s actions can be deemed “offensive” to her fans, then The Bambino is surely guilty of the same charge, having no doubt “offended” many of his young fans way back during the same Great Depression by openly indulging in a drop or two of demon rum. It’s also been rumored he was known to have uttered some pretty raw curse words on numerous occasions.

Who knows, they too may have been racist in nature? Oh, the humanity! No, Mr. Steinbrenner, we don’t need an umpire to make this call; you just struck out!

Athletes of the Week

| Sports | May 9, 2019

Lindsay Kautianen is 33 years old and has been in Special Olympics since she was 13 years old. She’s competed in bowling, soccer, floor hockey and is part of the all-women’s Diva Sharks basketball team.

Lindsay likes being in Special Olympics because “we have a good time and I am with my friends.”

Lindsay has been on the Divas for nine years. “Scott Norton is our coach and he does a good job,” said Lindsay.

In 2012, Lindsay was bicyclist Aaron Hasson’s inspiration to raise funds for Special Olympics. He cycled 4,600 miles in support of people with disabilities in a cross-country summer-long commitment with Push America, a nonprofit still run exclusively by the fraternity with the purpose of “instilling lifelong service in our fraternity members and serving people with disabilities,” according to its website.

During the week Lindsay works at a local SCV grocery store.

Patty Murdock is 35 years old has been in Special Olympics (SO) since she was 13. So far, she’s competed in soccer, softball and basketball. She is a guard on the all-women’s basketball team the Diva Sharks.

Patty likes SO because, “I get to meet other athletes from other teams.”

Patty’s mother, Deirdra Beller, encouraged her to be an athlete. “She has been my support my whole life, and if it hadn’t been for, her I wouldn’t be in sports. Thank you, mom.”

Patty is so dedicated to SCV SO that she commutes from the San Fernando Valley so she can practice with the Divas every week.

During the week, Patty works as a caregiver.

About the Special Olympics

According to sosc.org, “Special Olympics Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley Regions enrich the lives of 1,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health.

“Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries – and millions more volunteers and supporters. Special Olympics is also a global and social movement.

“Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills, and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment –on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.”

For more information about Santa Clarita Special Olympics, visit https://www.sosc.org/sctv.

Reyes 2013 Quinn’s Zin Blood Orange Chocolate Brownies

| Entertainment | May 9, 2019

by Beth Heiserman

When I was at the farmers market, as I mentioned in last week’s article on Sauvignon Blanc, I came across the most tasty and delicious blood oranges. All week long I’ve been enjoying this juice. Yesterday I was reading articles on my phone and came across a recipe that I had to try. It was an olive oil chocolate cake with blood oranges, which is a vegan recipe. Of course, I did alter the recipe that I used. I don’t like when people add water to cakes; all it does is water down the flavor of the cake. Always add buttermilk or wine or juice to increase the intensity of the flavor of the dish you are making.

Every time I think of blood orange, I think of our 2013 Quinn’s Zin. Reyes 2013 Quinn’s Zin won silver medals in the 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, plus a silver and 87 points in the 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. It also received a bronze medal in the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition. This California old vine Zinfandel has aromas of boysenberries, cocoa and nutmeg. It has distinct flavors of blood orange, pink peppercorns, and boysenberries for a fruity finish. It pairs well with salmon with a blood orange glaze, rice pilaf and roasted broccoli. Of course, you must finish this tasty meal with the brownie. This can be the perfect spring dinner. This month, we will taste Quinn’s Zin in the Reyes Winery Tasting Room.

This chocolate cake is absolutely decadent. The original recipe called for a glaze, but after tasting it without a glaze, it really didn’t need anything else but maybe a tad of powder sugar sprinkled for decoration. I am not sure if I can truly call this a cake, so I’m going to call it the most decadent fudge brownie I’ve ever had with amazing aromatics. This morning, as I was finishing this article, I was upset. But after speaking with two friends and having a healthy portion of my brownie for breakfast (with some of my blood orange juice), I could tell that my blood pressure was lowering by the second. The enjoyment that I had from this dessert made me forget that I was upset.

Blood Orange Chocolate Brownie


5 blood oranges (1 cup Blood orange juice and the zest)
½ cup olive oil
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup dark cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup Reyes 2013 Quinn’s Zin
1 ½ teaspoon cardamom


1. Zest the blood oranges and mix with olive oil in a bowl for at least 60 minutes. I let it rest for 2 hours.
2. Preheat the oven to 350˚F
3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cardamom and salt.
4. Slowly mix in the sugar.
5. Then follow with the olive oil (with the zest) and the blood orange juice and Reyes 2013 Quinn’s Zin.
6. Whisk it until the batter is mixed.
7. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9×9 square pan or a 9 in. round cake pan with non-stick spray.
8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, and insert a toothpick in the center. It is ready if it comes out clean.
9. Let it cool and serve with a glass of Reyes 2013 Quinn’s Zin.

Los Angeles Dodgers Hyun-Ryu and Justin Turner Have Memorable Nights

| Sports | May 9, 2019

by Diego Marquez

The Los Angeles Dodgers had a lot to cheer for after Tuesday’s 9-0 shutout of the Atlanta Braves at Chavez Ravine. Hitting his first homer since April 30, third baseman Justin Turner continued his hitting dominance going yard three times in the shutout win. Equally impressive, Ryu pitched his third-ever career complete game and Los Angeles’ first complete game since Rich Hill did it back in 2017 in a 10-inning loss to Pittsburgh.

Turner’s three home run monster night makes him the fourth MLB’er to homer this season and breaks his drought of 146 appearances with only one homer. He has been heating up, as of lately reaching base safely in nine of the 10 past games and overall this season the Los Angeles third baseman has batting average of .302, on-base percentage of .391 and a slugging percentage of .434 with four home runs and 17 RBIs.

Ryu did his part on the mound throwing a gem of a shutout game in a 93 pitch, four hit and six strikeout performance. The Dodgers pitcher now has five quality starts under his belt and an ERA of 2.03 this season. What is even more impressive is that Ryu hasn’t walked a batter at home since Aug. 26 and stretch that spans 63 innings and nine starts.

The truth of the matter is, with the pitching rotation that the Dodgers have and the dominant hitters that they have on the roster, it should be no shock as to if the Dodgers will have another pitching and hitting performance like the one Ryu and Turner delivered, but when the next one will be.

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