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1925 - Actor Harry Carey files patent on the original 160-acre Saugus homestead he'd purchased in 1916 (now Tesoro Del Valle) [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:
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  • Disrupt an industry
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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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LOCAL COLLEGE HEADLINES
Friday, Jul 13, 2018
College of the Canyons will accept an additional 500 students to its First-Year Promise program for the fall 2018 semester, an expansion made possible by funding from a new state program called California College Promise.
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Through CSU Fully Online, California State University undergraduate students have the opportunity to take one free fully-online course offered at another CSU campus every term, moving them one step closer to earning a high-quality degree.
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
In response to the ever-growing need for skilled workers to meet industry-specific demands, the College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute (ETI) has hired Justin Wallace as Director of Educational Partnerships, a new position at the college.
Monday, Jul 9, 2018
CSUN Central American studies professor Beatriz Cortez's latest pieces, “Tzolk’in” and “Piercing Garden,” are being showcased in the Hammer Museum’s “Made in L.A.” biennial exhibition.
Monday, Jul 9, 2018
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Board of Trustees will hold its next business meeting at College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus on Wednesday, July 11, starting at 4 p.m.
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The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley the week of July 16-22, 2018.
‘Mayans,’ ‘Santa Clarita Diet,’ Spots, Student Films Now Shooting in SCV
The city of Santa Clarita's Community Preservation Division sent a notice of violation Monday to the owners of the Canyon View Mobile Home Estates property in Canyon Country, ordering the removal of multiple solar panels installed on the hillside just north of the park.
Canyon Country Mobile Home Park Cited for Hillside Solar Panels
Air quality is very unhealthy for all residents of the Santa Clarita Valley Monday, according to an alert from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
AQMD: Air Quality Very Unhealthy Monday for SCV Residents
Golden Valley High School grad U.S. Air Force Airman Victoria A. Arguello has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Santa Clarita USAF Airman Victoria Arguello Graduates Basic Training
1925 - Actor Harry Carey files patent on the original 160-acre Saugus homestead he'd purchased in 1916 (now Tesoro Del Valle) [story]
1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
Stay out of the water at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County until further notice and avoid eating fish from the lake due to the presence of blue-green algae.
Algae in Pyramid Lake at ‘Danger’ Level – Keep Out
1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
The CTG Stars teenage summer workshop production of "Shrek: The Musical, Jr." takes the stage at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Old Town Newhall for two final performances on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
July 14-15: CTG Stars Teen Workshop Stages ‘Shrek: The Musical Jr.’
The William S. Hart Museum will host an open house and summer fun event for kids on Thursday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 19: Open House, Summer Fun Event for Kids at Hart Museum
College of the Canyons will accept an additional 500 students to its First-Year Promise program for the fall 2018 semester, an expansion made possible by funding from a new state program called California College Promise.
COC to Accept 500 More First-Year Promise Students
The city of Santa Clarita invites residents to explore the newest exhibit at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Art Space -- “Urban Objects” by artist Aaron Kramer, on display now through October 2.
‘Urban Objects’ by Aaron Kramer on Display at Town Center Art Space
Bank of Santa Clarita announced Friday that for the second quarter of 2018, earnings again reached record levels, as net earnings totaled $867,000, a 91 percent growth over its earnings for the second quarter of 2017.
Bank of Santa Clarita’s Earnings Continue to Grow Significantly
Los Angeles County voters may soon be asked to vote on a new "parcel" tax to be levied on private property owners' "impenetrable areas" -- everything from rooftops to driveways -- to help pay for the capture of recyclable stormwater runoff.
Supes Float New Tax on Roofs, Driveways, Patios
In an effort to keep property crime in the Santa Clarita Valley low and help residents protect their valuables, the city of Santa Clarita and the SCV Sheriff’s Station have partnered to bring a new public safety campaign to the city called 'The Stolen Collection.'
Don’t Let Your Items Become Part of ‘The Stolen Collection’
The California Air Resources Board and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have approved emissions modifications for the last remaining Volkswagen vehicles containing undisclosed software which deliberately shut down emission control equipment.
CARB, EPA OK Final VW Diesel Modification to Kill Illegal ‘Defeat Devices’
Vince Fernandez cranked a three-run homer to give the Lancaster JetHawks a lead, but the bullpen and defense couldn’t hold on in an 8-4 loss to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Thursday night at LoanMart Field.
Series Finale Slips Away from JetHawks
A coalition of 13 Attorneys General including California's, along with the California Air Resources Board and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, submitted a letter to the U.S. EPA Friday demanding the immediate reinstatement of the Glider Rule for high-polluting trucks.
AG’s Demand EPA Reinstate ‘Glider Rule’ for High-Polluting Trucks
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, July 17, starting at 9:30 a.m.
July 17: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Santa Clarita Valley International, a free public charter school serving learners in grades TK through 12, has welcomed veteran educator Farnaz Kaufman as its new School Director, and she will welcome visitors on SCVi’s Prospective Family Night on Thursday, July 19.
July 19: SCVi Open House, Meetup with New Director
1884 - Hardison & Stewart start drilling Star No. 1 oil well in Pico Canyon; later form Union Oil Co. [story]
The Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series continues Friday, July 13, with Jim Gibson.
July 13: Jim Gibson Takes Stage at Valencia Jazz & Blues Series
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation presents its latest Recreation After Dark at William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall with an evening showcase of music and dance featuring the Sue Rey and the Runarounds.
July 28: Sue Rey & the Runarounds at Hart Park
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The JetHawks turned Rancho Cucamonga’s historic 15-game win streak into history with a 6-2 win over the Quakes on Wednesday night at LoanMart Field. The streak was the longest in the franchise’s history.
JetHawks End Quakes 15-Game Winning Streak
The city of Santa Clarita has been, and continues to be, committed to helping those experiencing homelessness in our community.
City Invites Community to Review Draft of Plan to Address Homelessness
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Saturday, July 14, in the city of Santa Clarita in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.
July 14: LASD Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation
A Light of Hope is excited to announce a new partner with New Global Adventures, who will bring their event expertise to organize and host the 5th annual Be The Light 5K/10K fundraiser on Sept. 29.
Sept. 29: Be the Light 5K, 10K Night Run/Walk
Two notable judges were selected for the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) Art Classic Gala to be held on Sept. 29, from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Hart Hall at the historic Hart Park in Newhall. A free public viewing is on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Santa Clarita Artists Association Selects Judges for September Gala
The Valley Industry Association will be holding a luncheon, Tuesday, July 17, at 11:45 a.m. at the Valencia Country Club, located at 27330 No. Tourney Road, 91355.
July 17: VIA Luncheon to Discuss Whittaker-Bermite
The Dodgers' versatile home run leader Max Muncy has powered his way into the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 16 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
Dodgers’ Muncy Powers Way into Home Run Derby; Stripling Named NL All-Star
Their gift is their song and this one's for you, when Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band presents the ultimate Elton John tribute show as part of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union.
July 14: Concerts in the Park Continue with Elton John Tribute Band
Local restaurant Le Chène French Cuisine has announced they will be hosting Murder Mystery Dinner in their alluring banquet room this summer.
Aug. 25: Le Chène Murder Mystery Dinner
CHICAGO - The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the city of Santa Clarita by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
City Recognized for Governmental Accounting
On a daily basis, law enforcement personnel are the first to arrive at the scene of a medical emergency. Many of these patients are suffering from opioid overdose emergencies and require immediate assistance.
McDonnell Addresses Opioid Epidemic
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station conducted saturation patrol around the SCV Wednesday.
Deputies Make Felony, Misdemeanor Arrests During Patrol
1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]