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You may recognize Joe Nieves from his role as the dad in Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle,” and as Carl the bartender in “How I Met Your Mother.” Or you may have seen him in some of the numerous other TV shows he’s appeared in, including “NCIS,” “The Mentalist,”...read more
As we begin to wind down with summer, we welcome the much-needed cool down of fall. Our team at élite Magazine is thrilled to share some interesting stories about some dynamic people, businesses and non-profits in this issue. Our August/September edition is another...read more
Following in the footsteps of her mother who spent her whole life giving herself to others, super volunteer Pat Willett enjoys helping local organizations in Santa Clarita. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, traveled across the U.S. while her husband was in the...read more
When you receive your white coat in medical school, you get a sense of pride and accomplishment. There is also a sense of the unknown because of two things: one the copious amounts of information one is going to learn and two; we as humans, have come so far in...read more
Jessica was only six weeks old when she got her start in entertainment. “I have an older brother who’s about four and half years older than me. When he was little, agents were clamoring to get him because he has red hair. When I was born, they were like ‘Oh, another...read more
The life of Robert Thies (pronounced “Theece”) can be summarized into four passions: music, love, nature, and food. From a young age, Robert showed an ear for music, reproducing what he was hearing on the television onto the piano. Moving around the country for his...read more
How often do you think about the economic development of the Santa Clarita Valley? Maybe just when an alluring new business opens up shop (Hello, Nordstrom Rack!). But it’s also important for residents to be aware of the importance of economic development – and to...read more
It has been 50 years since Canyon High School became the second, high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District, and on September 4, 2018, you can join alumni, students, staff and parents to celebrate the anniversary.The day after Labor Day is “Back to...read more
“Start young and begin to make a difference”The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Explorer Program is a unique and challenging opportunity that allows young men and women (ages 15-21) to be an integral part of the Department’s operations and experience what a career in...read more
You won’t find a better reason this year to strap on a pair of dancing shoes and come out to support the many non-profits that benefit from this year’s SCV Dancing With Our Stars! This year, will be a little different with the opening performance by Violist Daniel...read more
Diverse Journeys offers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the option of a place to reside, employment opportunities and most importantly a community filled with love and support. With so many agencies choosing to improve profit margins over...read more
Shannon VonnegutCity LibrarianSanta Clarita City LibraryLet’s give a warm welcome to our new city librarian, Shannon Vonnegut! As the main librarian, Vonnegut’s tasks entail directing other staff members and ensuring that things run smoothly for bookish guests at the...read more
Alexander Villar DDS23300 Cinema Dr #230, Valencia661-347-2005www.villardds.comThere is nothing more attractive than a beautiful and confident smile.Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care28212 Kelly Johnson Pkwy, Valencia661-254-3686www.creatingbeauty.comThis patient’s...read more
Couples who work together stay together; or at least that rings true for Randy and Rosemarie Burzynski who have worked together ever since they first met 27 years ago. At the time, both worked for corporate franchise Dunkin’ Brands, (Dunkin’ Donuts and...read more
The Persia Lounge & Restaurant is nestled cozily on bustling Main Street, adding flavor and fun to this cultural hub of Newhall. What sets this restaurant apart from its competitors is the dynamic duo that runs it. Husband and wife, Homayoun and Mandana Daryani,...read more
What are your thoughts about the arts community in Santa Clarita? Do we need to have more public art or art programming? Perhaps as an artist, you are seeking more opportunities to showcase your work in the City? These are the type of questions the five-member Santa...read more
The Heter family has seen their share of medical emergencies, with three very active boys under the age of six. The boys—Cash (5), Miles (2) and Wade (1) – have endless energy and love finding new things to play with every day. As many parents know, young children...read more
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital recently formed a clinically integrated network called The Henry Mayo Care Network. This new healthcare network coordinates care across providers and care sites in a manner that enhances value for consumers by improving quality and patient...read more
And The Winners Are …Congratulations to élite Magazine’s Ultimate Dining Professionals! – Aug/Sept 2018
These top-notch businesses were voted the best in their fields by thousands of community members and élite readers! Be sure to say you saw them in élite Magazine!Ultimate Mediterranean:Olive Terrace Bar and Grill28261 Newhall Ranch Rd,...read more
We all have strong and powerful women in our life—a mother, sister or grandmother who has inspired our journey. There are also those women whom we have cross paths with and their presence stays no matter how long it’s been. élite Magazine is once again highlighting...read more
It’s easy to forget that one of most filmed locations in Los Angeles, if not California, sits just east of the Santa Clarita City border: Vasquez Rocks. The iconic location, named after cagey desperado Tiburcio Vásquez, who holed up in the area a century and a half...read more
Rosé is so wildly popular right now, almost reminds me of when White Zinfandel made wine drinkers out of many, but the flavor profile is a bit different. It’s not just made from the Zinfandel grape, but instead it could be made from your favorite red varietal that...read more
An outdoor adventure awaits in the coastal City of Oxnard, just 60 miles north of Los Angeles. Oxnard’s majestic Channel Islands Harbor is a playground for outdoor lovers of all kinds. From kayaking through the gentle waters of the harbor to a thrilling ride on a jet...read more
Discover the excitement and pleasure of the #1 casino in America, where winning is in the air and anything can happen! Just a little over 20 years ago, the Tribal owners and operators of what’s now the largest resort/casino on the West Coast looked for something,...read more
Summer is associated with so many things; pool parties, beach visits, vacations, longer days and warmer nights. And along with all the fun, comes all kinds of summer food faire. As a Holistic Nutritionist, I see and hear all the woes of summer eating. Many clients...read more
A Message from Associate Publisher Alexander Hafizi
As we begin to wind down with summer, we welcome the much-needed cool down of fall. Our team at élite Magazine is thrilled to share some interesting stories about some dynamic people, businesses and non-profits in this issue. Our August/September edition is another product of our fabulous advertisers, to which we owe everything. We are starting this issue off strong with our cover, actor Joe Nieves. Joe’s resume is as impressive as he is. We got an exclusive interview where he shares how being a dad on and off screen has its benefits. Read all about him on page 8. Another equally impressive Close Up comes in the form of an absolutely gorgeous and fiery beauty, Jessica Stone, who has been working in show business since she could walk.Now, she helps teach her passion to children in our community. Read her inspiring story page 57. Our issue could not be complete without highlighting music. In this issue we feature the story of a world renowned pianist who enjoys sharing his gift with the masses, see page 58 to learn about Robert Thies. Our publications always include space to shed light on dedicated people and missions of our local non-profits. Check out this editions non-profit Spotlight, as they are truly on a Diverse Journey. Read more on page 30.
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