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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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Friday, Sept. 11, 2015  7:30 a.m.
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Opening Night Celebration at the Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
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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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Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, has declared Oct. 16-20 "DACA Advocacy Week."
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
COC and the Hart District will host the 2017 College & Career Fair in the college’s Honor Grove on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP), the professional producing arm of California Institute of the Arts, opens Fantômas: Revenge of the Image at Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen, China, on Oct. 19.
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
California State University, Northridge will make history on Thursday, Oct. 26, by becoming the first California State University with a Sustainability Center.
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Raising a child is a demanding job for any parent, especially when supportive resources seem to be elusive or nonexistent.
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The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, has declared Oct. 16-20 "DACA Advocacy Week."
California Community Colleges Ramp Up DACA Advocacy
COC and the Hart District will host the 2017 College & Career Fair in the college’s Honor Grove on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Oct. 21: 2017 College and Career Fair at COC
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will showcase the work of Los Angeles-based painter Sheldon Figoten in a one-person exhibition of new paintings, “Light Fields,” opening Saturday, Oct. 28.
Oct. 28: Sheldon Figoten ‘Light Fields’ at COC Art Gallery
The Santa Clarita Artists Association held its 28th Annual Art Classic fine arts competition at William S. Hart Park's Hart Hall in Newhall on October 14.
Santa Clarita Artists Association Names Winners in 2017 Art Classic
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's 2017 Medal of Valor Awards were held Tuesday in Los Angeles, and SCV Sheriff's Station Deputy Dmitry Barkon was recognized for his bravery and heroic actions.
SCV Sheriff’s Deputy Dmitry Barkon Earns Medal of Valor
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP), the professional producing arm of California Institute of the Arts, opens Fantômas: Revenge of the Image at Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen, China, on Oct. 19.
Oct. 19: CalArts’ Fantomas: Revenge of the Image Premieres in China
The CSUN women's golf team fired rounds of 306-309 and is in fourth place, just eight shots off the pace at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Seattle University Invitational at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Tacoma, WA.
CSUN Just Eight Shots Off Pace At Washington Invitational
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Recreation, Community Services, Arts and Open Spaces Director Rick Gould announces retirement. Plus, the Board of Supervisors approve mental health care improvements. Check out these stories and more tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Advanced Technology Presentation about "Careers in the Making...Design, Engineering, Fabrication and More..." in celebration of National Manufacturing Day was a huge success.
SCV Students Gain Knowledge, Advice at National Manufacturing Day
A local company is expanding its footprint in the Santa Clarita Valley to accommodate business growth and another is relocating a division of its company from Sylmar.
Accurate Freight Systems Expands, Leases Space at IAC Commerce Center
The Domestic Violence Center (DVC) of Santa Clarita Valley is accepting applications for Adopt-a-Family 2017.
DVC of SCV Currently Accepting Adopt-a-Family 2017 Applications
Major Impact Theater, founded by Jill Garson and Shawnda Davis in 2014, is a non-profit theater group that specially adapts plays for performance by adults with disabilities in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Nov. 4: Major Impact Theater Presents Blunderland
California State University, Northridge will make history on Thursday, Oct. 26, by becoming the first California State University with a Sustainability Center.
Oct. 26: CSUN to Open Sustainability Center
Registration for the Purple Walk of Strength is now open.
Oct. 21: Purple Walk of Strength to Benefit Domestic Violence Center
Raising a child is a demanding job for any parent, especially when supportive resources seem to be elusive or nonexistent.
Oct. 22: CSUN Hosts Special Needs Resource Fair
College of the Canyons dominated its match vs. Bakersfield College from start to finish on Friday night, resulting in a 5-1 victory over the Renegades for the Cougars' first conference win of the season.
COC Gets First Conference Win of Season Against Bakersfield College
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Following a two-week layoff, College of the Canyons cross country was back in competition on Saturday, running with a mix of community college and Division I programs at the Sixth Annual UC Riverside Highlander Invitational.
COC Cross Country Back in Competition After Two Week Layoff
The race to qualify for the Big West Conference Men's Soccer Tournament continues for CSUN this week with a home match against UC Riverside Wednesday night before the Matadors head to UC Irvine Saturday.
Oct. 18: CSUN Faces Off Against UC Riverside
After 16 years as director of Parks, Recreation and Community Service for the city of Santa Clarita, Rick Gould announced Monday he's retiring in mid-December.
Rick Gould Retires as City’s Parks & Recreation Chief
High school seniors whose dream is to make a difference in the world by majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.
STEM Students Encouraged to Apply for Edison Scholars Program
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence.
National Teen Driver Safety Week Underway
Elder abuse and scams targeting seniors are a growing problem, Santa Clarita detectives said, but there are numerous resources and protections available.
Resources, Outreach Available to SCV Victims of Elder Abuse
Despite rallying from an early 2-0 deficit, College of the Canyons dropped a 4-2 decision to visiting Victor Valley College on Friday.
Canyons Rally Not Enough To Hold Off Victor Valley College
The College of the Canyons baseball program and Playa Vista Orioles youth baseball organization will host a free instructional clinic for players ages 11-14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Cougar Field.
Oct. 21: Youth Baseball Clinic at COC
Sacramento – In an effort to curb the fraudulent use of Disabled Person Parking Placards, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched a statewide public awareness campaign to educate Californians about the proper use of disabled parking placards and the consequences of misusing one.
DMV Launches Statewide Campaign on Use of Disabled Parking Placards
A California State University, Northridge program that provides support to undergraduate students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate degrees in the mathematical sciences has been named a 2017 Example of Excelencia in Education.
CSUN Math Program Lauded 2017 Example of Excelencia in Education
RE/MAX of Valencia will be hosting a blood drive benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Nov. 1: RE/MAX Blood Drive to Benefit CHLA
Princess Cruises has officially announced its third annual Culinary Cruise Series, featuring famed Miami-based chefs Brad Kilgore and Scott Linquist.
Princess Cruises Will Feature Two Acclaimed Chefs in Culinary Cruise Series
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Governor Brown signed off on a new bill that will change local water retailers distribute water in SCV. Plus, a spicy and savory Saturday for charity. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, October 16, 2017
The Newhall School District's next Regular Board Meeting is Tuesday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m., and consideration of Newhall Family Theater approvals are on the agenda.
Oct. 17: Newhall School District Considers Newhall Family Theater OK
Master’s and Westmont College needed more than 90 minutes again Saturday to settle a Golden State Athletic Conference showdown in Santa Barbara.
Master’s Men Soccer Players Fall to Westmont in OT
Leaders from the CLWA and NCWC will meet in October, November and December to discuss their merger, which creates the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency as of Jan. 1.
Next Step: Water Agency Officials to Share Merger Details
Master’s women soccer players and coaches alike were adamant after Saturday’s top-10 matchup that Westmont’s 5-2 win wasn’t nearly as lopsided as the score suggests.
Westmont Tops Master’s Women’s Soccer 5-2
Although Friday the 13th is a day generally associated with bad luck, CalArts turned the superstition on its ear as the community celebrated the inauguration of its fourth president, Ravi S. Rajan.
CalArts Inaugurates Ravi S. Rajan as Fourth President