Santa Clarita holds first Purple Walk of Strength event benefitting Domestic Violence Center

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Santa Clarita residents turned out for a 5k run/walk in order to raise awareness and funds to curb domestic violence the Santa Clarita Valley.

“We wanted to people to come out and enjoy themselves,” Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Linda Davies said. “Our main goal was to raise awareness and money for a good cause to hopefully one ending domestic violence.”

More than 80 runners registered for the debut of this event leaving room for growth as the center plans bringing the event back next year in October.

For more information on the Purple Walk of Strength event visit

Oscar Rogel, Staff Writer

Born and raised in city of Santa Clarita, Oscar Rogel is a full time student at College Of The Canyons, and has a full time job. Oscar is on his way to being the first in his family to earn his AA degree. He is currently enrolled in the MEA 225 class to continue to improve his skills in all areas to one day work for a Television News or Radio Station. Oscar has some nice experience when it comes to being in front of crowd or being asked to get a job done. From 2004 to 2010 Oscar served in United States Marines Corps where he was a Motarman for his Marine reserve unit and in 2009 deployed overseas to Iraq. In between that time frame Oscar also continued to take classes at C.O.C. and discovering a passion for music learning how to play guitar and bass and being part of a few bands along the way playing a couple of live shows. He has had experience with doing some work with SCVTV and interning at KHTS radio. In the end Oscar Rogel brings discipline, patience, a hard work ethic, and a eagerness to learn more to improve his skills.

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