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NICKELODEON SHOW `ALEX MACK' FEELS RIGHT AT HOME.



Byline: Mary Schubert Daily News Staff Writer

Paradise Valley Paradise Valley may refer to:
  • Paradise Valley, Alberta
  • Paradise Valley in Banff National Park, Canada
  • Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • A neighborhood in northeastern Phoenix, Arizona located several miles north of the town of Paradise Valley proper
 is a clean, master-planned town, where a teen-age girl navigates her way through suburban adolescence with the help of super powers she gained from exposure to a mysterious chemical.

Paradise Valley is also fictional, but its settings are pure Santa Clarita Valley The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,672. . In Nickelodeon's hit show ``The Secret World of Alex Mack,'' the title character attends high school at what is actually Castaic Middle School. In earlier seasons, Charles Helmers and James Foster James Foster may refer to:
  • James Foster (c.1748-1823), an English mason and architect in Bristol
  • James Foster (1786-1853), the ironmaster, owner of the Stourbridge Ironworks and various others, and a partner in Foster, Rastrick and Company
 elementary schools in Valencia and Saugus played the part of Alex's classrooms.

The children's program, which has completed filming for its third season, airs at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the cable channel. Production has been based in the Santa Clarita Valley since the series started, said Tom Lynch Thomas Frank Lynch (born May 24, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the Seattle Seahawks and the Buffalo Bills. Lynch played college football at Boston College. , the show's executive producer and co-creator.

Lynch said he was drawn to filming in Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country,  because he was looking for Looking for

In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with.
 a new community with a structured, uniform style of neighborhoods and architecture. Paradise Valley is supposed to be a town that centers around a chemical plant.

Behind the scenes, the producers have been glad they have received a ``film-friendly'' reception from the local government, school districts and residents. Lynch cited the region's low crime rate, a selling point selling point
n.
An aspect of a product or service that is stressed in advertising or marketing.

Noun 1. selling point - a characteristic of something that is up for sale that makes it attractive to potential customers
 especially during night and weekend location shoots when many filming locales tend to be deserted.

The cast and crew of ``Alex Mack,'' who also film on soundstages at a local converted warehouse, have used the Santa Clarita Valley as their back lot - shooting at Castaic Lake, in the undeveloped hills, on ranches and on city streets, Lynch said.

``I have shot all over the world,'' Lynch said. Filming in Santa Clarita ``has truly been, consistently, one of the smoothest experiences that I've had,'' he added.

``People enjoy us being there,'' Lynch said, noting that neighborhood kids come out to watch location shoots - but they are respectful, not disruptive. ``We feel that we're really part of the community, and that the community has embraced us,'' he said.

The show will return for production on its fourth season, Lynch said. ``We've actually seen the town grow radically around us,'' he added.
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