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SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Glendale Macy’s: Macy’s at the Glendale Galleria will be the prototype for a new Home Store concept that may be adopted in other stores. The renovation will be completed just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season, in early November. Macy’s is also adding the Urban Decay brand to the beauty department. ANTELOPE VALLEY Palmdale Launch: Buffalo Wild Wings, headquartered in Minneapolis, opened its newest location at 40155 10th St. West in Palmdale Oct. 6. The Palmdale location features big screen and wall-to-wall high definition for ultimate event and sports viewing. “We are very excited to be bringing the Buffalo Wild Wings experience to Palmdale and we look forward to becoming part of the community by offering free wings for a year to dedicated wing fanatics,” stated Kathy Benning, Buffalo Wild Wings senior vice president of Marketing & Brand Development. Buffalo Wild Wings is known for its 14 signature sauces running the gamut from mild to blazin’, making its wings and other menu items customizable creations. Menu includes boneless wings, specialty burgers and sandwiches, ribs, finger foods, wraps, salads and Naked Tenders, but the main attraction continues to be Buffalo N.Y.-style chicken wings. Housing: Palmdale and the Housing Rights Center will have a free walk-in clinic Oct. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. in its development services building, 38250 Sierra Highway. Housing rights clinics are held on the third Thursday of every month in Palmdale. The clinics provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions and receive answers about fair housing, rent increases, repairs and more. The Housing Rights Center is a nonprofit agency that works to help provide equal housing access to all residents in the communities it serves. Information: (800) 477-5977, (661) 267-5126 or www.hrc-la.org. SANTA CLARITA VALLEY Valencia Tournament: Tony Potts of “Access Hollywood” will host Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project’s Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em Poker Tournament Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m., at TPC, 26550 Heritage View Lane, in Valencia. The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project has provided services to teens at six local high schools for eight years and has recently expanded to five junior high school campuses. In 2007, the Youth Project assisted more than 2,000 youth in the Santa Clarita Valley with depression, suicide, grief/loss, peer pressure and drug/alcohol abuse, according to Executive Director Kim Goldman. “We expect this event will once again be a sell out at the TPC and are confident that our guests will enjoy a night of fun that will hopefully mean big money for the Youth Project,” said Goldman. Fright: Six Flags Magic Mountain hosts the annual Fright Fest event every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. During Fright Fest the theme park is transformed into a haunted scream park. There will be haunted mazes, roaming zombies and extreme rides in the dark. Information: SixFlags.com or call (661) 255-4100. Santa Clarita Marathon: Santa Clarita hosts the annual Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Supercenter, Nov. 2. This annual event is an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon and includes a 5K Run/Walk, Half Marathon and Kid K run, making it a fit event for all audiences. Information: SCMarathon.org. Fair: The College of the Canyons Sustainable Development Committee (SDC) will host an environmental science fair featuring projects presented by elementary, junior high and high school aged students from across the Santa Clarita Valley. Sponsored by the SDC and Whole Foods Market, Valencia, the 2008 Environmental Science Fair will take place Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the college’s Valencia campus student center. The event will also include a variety of vender booths featuring “green” and earth friendly products. “By raising awareness in K-12 students we have a better chance of effecting positive changes for a more balanced and environmentally sustainable future for all,” said Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine, College of the Canyons instructor and SDC co-chair. Information: (661) 362-5806 or visit www.cocsdc.org. CONEJO VALLEY Thousand Oaks Research: California Lutheran University has created an Office for Undergraduate Research to coordinate, highlight and increase student investigations. The office is working to provide additional project funding, disseminate results and place students in research-based internships. It is also organizing workshops and discussion groups for students and faculty to help students carry out their projects and to help faculty integrate more investigations into their classes. The office will also coordinate CLU’s annual Festival of Scholars, a spring series of public presentations and performances that showcase the research and achievements of students and faculty, as well as smaller research seminars. The office’s Web site, http://www.callutheran.edu/OUR, will feature event information, research project summaries and profiles of student researchers. In a separate research venture, CLU faculty helped launch the Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, an online peer-reviewed publication promoting scholarly student investigation of psychology, sociology, political sciences and gender studies throughout the world. Film: California Lutheran University will host a free French film festival for the second consecutive year for the remainder of the month. Each movie will explore integrity, compassion and diversity. The films to be showcased include “Un Long dimanche de fian & #231;ailles (A Very Long Engagement),” which will be shown Oct. 15; “Bamako,” which will be shown Oct. 22; and “La M & #244;me (La Vie en rose),” which will be shown Oct. 29. The festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). The festival is sponsored by the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, highbrow entertainment, agn & #269;s b. and the Franco-American Cultural Fund. All films, which are subtitled in English, will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Preus-Brandt Forum at 60 W. Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks. Information: (805) 493-3434 or http://www.callutheran.edu/events. Compiled by Nadra Kareem

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