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A Letter from the Publishers - Dec2011/Jan2012

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays! Neighborhoods are beautifully lit, streets lined with festive décor and shops and department stores are playing some of our favorite holiday jingles.  While we gear up for the season, let’s remember that there’s nothing better than gathering around with family and friends.   As New Year quickly approaches, it’s the perfect time to look back at the past, and more importantly look forward to the coming year.  Let’s make 2012 even better! 



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This past year, we have met some amazing and talented people who we were pleased to feature in our magazine.  Earlier this year, we went on set with K-EARTH 101’s talented on-air radio host, Bob Malik.  We featured the new Chamber president Terri Kingery Crain, and triplet firefighters, the Finger brothers, all graced the cover of élite Magazine.  Those were just a few of the many remarkable people we have profiled this past year.  
It is with great pride that we add yet another talented Santa Clarita resident to that list.  On the cover is Emmy award winning sound engineer, Larold Rebhun.  Larold recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie for his work on The Kennedys.  Read about Larold’s road to success in our cover story.
While we are on the topic of films, meet Brian Imbler, writer/director/co-producer and Santa Clarita resident.  Brian takes a moment to talk with us as he gives us a sneak peek, behind the scenes look at his new film, re-Birthday.
Love is certainly in the air and Santa Clarita has proven to be one of the most fascinating places to tie the knot!  Our élite Bridal features everything you need to make your dream wedding a reality.  Complete with stunning bridal fashion, impecable hair and makeup, beautiful flowers, sparkling jewelry and much more—all set to the scenic backdrops of some of Santa Clarita’s sought-after locations.  We would like to say a special thank you to all who were involved in the making of this extravagant bridal feature.  
Making their mark on the drag racing strip - Meet the Rick Jackson Racing Team.  Learn why Rick Jackson and his racing crew have managed to finish in the top 10 for the last three seasons.
Speaking of winners, we are very pleased to present our élite Ultimate Award winners of 2011!  Congratulations to all of those who were voted the best of the best by our readers over the last year.
Tis’ the season to give.  With the holiday season here, take a moment to enjoy A Wonderland of Holiday Dreams with Henry Mayo’s Holiday Home Tour.  We offer you a sneak peek of the four homes that will be featured at this year’s Home Tour.
These last few months have been filled with many exciting events that have supported our local non-profit organizations.  The generosity of the people in our community never ceases to amaze us. We have highlighted some of the fun events in our Crème de la Crème features.
If you’re looking for the perfect wine gifts, be sure and check out Eve’s Wine 101 as she talks about some of the latest wine gadgets available.   
Lastly, we would like to wish you a wonderful and warm holiday season.  Thank you to all who have continued to support our magazine, and please remember the many benefits there are to shopping locally.  Support our local business owners and advertisers when looking for that special gift, a bite to eat, relaxing day at the spa or health professional.  Money spent locally, benefits our City and the community members who reside here.  

Happy Holidays,
Linda and Moe Hafizi



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