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1902 - Hi Jolly (Hadji Ali), Gen. E.F. Beale's Syrian camel driver, dies at Quartzsite, Ariz. [story]

ea7ddd14-5783-4886-bba3-0cd800745a5bHero Deputy Attended College of the Canyons
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Christine Shaffer made headlines when she was credited with saving the life of a 2-year-old girl during an incident at a Castaic-area pool. On Aug. 1, deputies responded to a call of an unconscious child in a pool. Upon arriving at the scene, Shaffer – a former student enrolled in College of the Canyons’ Administration of Justice and Emergency Medical Technician programs, as well as a college teaching assistant – immediately began rendering first aid by providing rescue breaths until the child regained consciousness and began breathing again. The toddler was airlifted to a hospital, but has since been released and has fully recovered. If Shaffer “had not gotten to the scene as quick as she did and began treatment, we would probably be looking at a different outcome,” Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Long stated in a news release. She was also commended by a fellow deputy, Jeffrey Britoat, who said: “That child couldn’t have been in better hands.” The family also expressed gratitude to Shaffer, and a relative said they were now looking into taking CPR classes.

Four Santa Clarita siblings whose involvement with MESA helped them graduate and build their respective careers at the Department of Water and Power (DWP), Southern California Edison, William S. Hart Union High School District and College of the Canyons. “MESA was my home for three years,” says Joel Jimenez, 32, who graduated in 2005 with an associate of science degree in engineering before earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Cal Poly Pomona in 2008. He now works for the DWP. Myrna Jimenez, 30, and Velia Jimenez, 28, both frequented the MESA center until their graduations from COC in 2006 and 2008, with 34-year-old Marilyn graduating in 2003. Marilyn returned to COC after graduating from CSUN, and now works on the Valencia campus at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center. Velia may have been the most recent to graduate from COC, but that hasn’t stopped her from standing out as an overachiever. After receiving her AS in biological and physical sciences in 2008, she graduated from a double bachelor’s degree program at CSUN in nutrition, dietetics and food science.  FULL STORY

Inspiring & Resilient!
Rick Howe is a sought-after and loved psychology instructor here at College of the Canyons. In 2014, Rick was diagnosed with B Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and regardless of months of ongoing treatment it had metastasized to his brain.  After recovering from setbacks, Rick was able to receive a bone marrow transplant on April 20, 2015.
Rick is the truest example of resilience.  On Friday, Aug. 21, Rick was able to attend COC’s Opening Day Celebration and receive his much-earned standing ovation. Our thoughts continue to be with Rick as his bravery and courage continue to inspire us!  Read more

Champions are Made Here!

The Cougars won a total of six conference championships throughout the year and led the conference with a 6.50 average across 15 Western State Conference-sponsored sports.
College of the Canyons won the conference crown in women’s volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s soccer and women’s golf in the fall. They followed that up with two more team championships in the spring; winning the women’s track & field championship along with the men’s golf title. Their men’s cross country and men’s golf programs would go on to win their respective California Community College Athletic Association team championships.

Seeking Nominations for Alumni of the Year

The College of the Canyons Alumni Hall of Fame spotlights the success of our alumni and acknowledges the role of the community college in their outstanding achievements. Those selected for admission exemplify the power and potential of a community college education. Our graduates have contributed to the advancement of business, healthcare, government, public service, education, science, the arts, sports and more.
At the same time, they serve as role models for current students, and demonstrate that by pursuing our dreams, we can achieve more than we ever believed was possible.


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How To Double The Size of Your Business in 5 Years or Less
In this cutting-edge talk, Marc Emmer, author of “Intended Consequences,” provides useful insights on how to:
  • Break into new markets
  • Develop a process for innovation
  • Disrupt an industry
  • Evaluate how to better utilize technology
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015  7:30 a.m.
College of the Canyons
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
$20 (Breakfast included)
Opening Night Celebration at the Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
6:00 p.m.
$60.00  per person
$75.00 per person – includes photo with Kansas
College of the Canyons
Pico Hall Room 101
Dinner ticket does not include show.
Dinner provided by Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Co.
Net proceeds to benefit

Friday Night Films Return August 28th

The Friday Night Film Festival returns Friday, Aug. 28, with screenings of the films Top Five at 6 p.m., Like Someone in Love at 6 p.m., and Inherent Vice
at 8 p.m. in Hasley Hall, Room 101.
As always, admission is free, so bring your friends and family. Films run every Friday (excluding Sept. 4) through Dec. 4, 2015.

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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
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Weekend Fire Weather Watch Called for SCV
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a 21-year-old man who had an outstanding warrant and was allegedly in possession of cocaine in Canyon Country early Thursday.
Bicyclist Arrested for Warrant, Cocaine in Canyon Country
Valencia-based Princess Cruises, voted the #1 international cruise line in Japan, announced its 2019 program featuring Japanese-built Diamond Princess returning for her sixth season, sailing roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama) and Kobe.
Princess Cruises Unveils 2019 Japan Cruise Program
Valencia-based Princess Cruises released its 2019 Canada and New England cruise schedule, featuring Regal Princess and Caribbean Princess on the line’s largest fall deployment and the opportunity to visit Greenland roundtrip from New York
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department looks back at five years of work by its Domestic Highway Enforcement Team, which has disrupted the operations of the drug cartels by confiscating millions of dollars in illegal drugs and drug money.
Elite LASD Drug Enforcement Team Disrupts Cartel Operations
College of the Canyons quarterback Andrew Brito, wide receiver Desean Holmes and linebacker KJ Latu have been named to the 2017 Region III All-California Community College Football Team.
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Tickets and sponsorships are now available for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 2018 awards ceremony and installation of new officers at Tournament Players Club in Valencia on Friday night, January 26.
Jan. 26: SCV Chamber of Commerce 2018 Awards, Installation Gala
Sponsorships are now open for the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation's 2018 Economic Outlook Conference, set for Thursday, March 8, 2018 at a location to be announced shortly.
SCV 2018 Economic Outlook Conference Tickets, Sponsorships Open
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FDA OK’s SetPoint Bioelectronic Therapy Study for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., representing the United States - and states and regions leading on climate across the globe - joined world leaders at the One Planet Summit Tuesday, the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
Brown in Paris: ‘We Can’t Wait for White House to Wake Up’
The regular Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 19 has been canceled, according to a notification from the city of Santa Clarita today.
City Cancels Dec. 19 Planning Commission Meeting
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Dec. 19: L.A. County Board of Supervisors Meeting
L.A. County's Bringing Our Loved Ones Home Task Force officials unveiled their final recommendations, endorsing a plan to use a voluntary system of trackable bracelets to find people prone to wandering, like those suffering from Alzheimer’s or autism.
County Task Force Calls for Tracking Bracelets to Locate Lost Individuals
The Community Development Commission of the county of Los Angeles looks back on 35 years of advancing its core program areas: affordable housing and housing, community and economic development.
County Community Development Commission Marks 35th Anniversary
Metro is seeking two new members to join the Measure M Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee.
Metro Seeks 2 New Measure M Oversight Committee Members
The California Air Resources Board approved a $663 million low-carbon transportation plan Thursday to increase the use of clean cars, heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight equipment.
Air Resources Board OK’s $663 Million for Clean Vehicles
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its public safety and crime information report for Saugus (Zone 4) for December 4-10, 2017.
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s illegal attempt to suspend the 2015 Clean Water Rule for two years.
California AG, 10 Others Oppose Feds’ Suspension of Clean Water Rule
Conservation groups on Friday lobbied a federal judge for permission to join a fight between the federal government and a ranching association over a trio of California amphibian species.
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When Rafael Munoz recalls his time at the Layer 8 Computer Security Club at California State University, Northridge, he feels proud and thankful.
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The city of Santa Clarita Arts and Events division is currently seeking proposals for solo exhibits for 2018 in the gallery space at The MAIN, the City’s newest arts venue in Old Town Newhall.
City Seeking Artists for 2018 Solo Exhibits
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This Friday and Saturday (Dec. 15-16), The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance brings their annual Winter Dance Concert to the REDCAT stage.
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The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved naming Dr. Collyn Nielsen as Chief Administrative Officer and Jan Hayes-Rennels as Director of Special Programs and Staff Development.
Hart Appoints Nielsen, Hayes-Rennels to District Office Positions
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The CSUN men's volleyball team was picked to finish third in the inaugural Big West Men's Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll announced Thursday.
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A 44-year-old transient was arrested by SCV Sheriff's Station deputies Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly tried to pick up his 8-year-old niece from a school in Santa Clarita.
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It was a night to honor exceptional mentors at California State University, Northridge, but the five recipients of the 2017 Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Awards just wanted to talk about their students.
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While critical fire conditions continue through Friday, the final numbers for the Rye Fire have been released.
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The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board held it’s annual reorganizational meeting Wednesday night, naming Steve Sturgeon as Board President.
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Castaic Elementary School is collecting gently used children's clothing and toys for the victims of the Creek Fire in Sylmar.
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