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1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery


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Registration Now Open for COC’s Free Personal, Professional Learning Classes
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020

College of the Canyons is a major hub of activity in the Santa Clarita Valley. As such we are taking a leadership position when attempting to slow community spread of the coronavirus. Consequently, all College of the Canyons in-person services will be moved to remote services online. Effective immediately,...

COC Reports 2nd, 3rd COVID-19 Cases
Monday, Apr 6, 2020

Two more members of the College of the Canyons community have been diagnosed with coronavirus. These are the second and third cases of coronavirus connected to the college. In the most recent cases, the individuals were last on campus on March 13, and March 25, respectively. The college has notified...

COC All-American WR Alonzell Henderson Commits to University of Hawaii
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020

Story and photo by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director College of the Canyons All-American wide receiver Alonzell Henderson has committed to the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and will take his talents to the Rainbow Warrior program for the 2020 season. Hawai’i is an NCAA Division...

COC Reports First Confirmed COVID-19 Case

A member of the College of the Canyons community has tested positive for coronavirus. This is the first confirmed case of coronavirus with a connection to the college. The affected individual was last on campus on March 25. The person is now in isolation at home and is receiving proper care from healthcare...

COC Has 100-Plus Short-Term Classes Open for Spring Semester
Friday, Apr 3, 2020

More than 100 short-term classes are now open to students looking to enroll in the College of the Canyons spring 2020 semester. Many of the 8-week short-term classes have start dates throughout April and some 5-week short-term classes will begin in May. Courses will be held in a remote format due to...

COC Comes One Step Closer to Energy Independence
Thursday, Apr 2, 2020

While College of the Canyons recently transitioned most of its spring courses and services to an online format, something else at the college recently went online. On Tuesday, March 24, the college came one step closer to energy independence when its new Bloom Energy Corp. fuel cell went online for the...

COC Nursing Program Donates Essential Equipment to Henry Mayo
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

In light of the global shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals handling coronavirus cases, the College of the Canyons nursing program has donated this essential equipment to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. “College of the Canyons has had a longstanding relationship...

Remote Instruction Resumes at COC
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

After a weeklong pause for most classes and services, College of the Canyons resumed instruction and the delivery of student services in remote formats Monday. The unprecedented move was taken to reduce the exposure of coronavirus and to facilitate the transition of all in-person classes to remote learning. “The...

COC Trustees Grant Emergency Authority to Chancellor Van Hook
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

The College of the Canyons Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Thursday, March 19 to discuss the rapid developments in the college’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The board reviewed the steps taken so far, which include stopping all in-person classes from meeting and closing...

COC’s College Services Transition to Remote Delivery
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

To protect the health and safety of its campus community, College of the Canyons is converting its in-person college services to remote delivery, a process expected to be completed by March 20. The college plans to operate remotely until April 13, but will continue to monitor developments and provide...

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1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery
According to Fire Department officials, 32 personnel currently have been tested. Of those tested, 12 LACFD personnel have been confirmed as being COVID-19 positive.
L.A. County Fire Dept.: 32 Personnel Tested, 12 Have COVID-19
Saugus High School and its Principal Vince Ferry has won the Best Leadership Program Award from Teen Truth, a national organization with a mission to build school culture and empower student voice in every aspect of education.
Saugus High Principal Vince Ferry Wins Best Leadership Award
Los Angeles County will activate a new drive-through, appointment-only COVID-19 testing site at College of the Canyons on Wednesday morning, April 8.
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Center Opens Wednesday at COC
The sliver of optimism comes with a dose of reality for California’s nearly 40 million residents who are trapped in their homes for the foreseeable future: It will likely be the beginning of June, not May, before there is even a chance of easing the restrictions.
Data Show California’s Stay-at-Home Order Flattening Curve, But Lockdown Likely Until June
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the launch of its new weekly "@Lunch With…" virtual lunchtime series, which is designed to bring the business community together for engaging and insightful conversations on current local issues and topics with recognized community leaders.
Chamber Launches Virtual Luncheon Program
County Public Health has identified 6,910 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 169 deaths. At least 139 cases have been reported for the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Tuesday: 22 New Deaths; 550 New Cases; Min. 139 Cases in SCV
College of the Canyons is a major hub of activity in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Registration Now Open for COC’s Free Personal, Professional Learning Classes
My colleagues on the front line face an opponent in this war that is unknown. There are no curative tools to fight against it, communications are limited because the virus is poorly understood, and options are variable because of unpredictability.
Covid-PTSD | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced Monday that the firm has completed the sale of an absolute triple-net ground lease for a new construction, single-tenant Circle K convenience store and gas station located at 24010 Copper Hill Drive in Valencia.
New Construction Circle K in Valencia Sold for $4M
Update as of 12:50 p.m., Tuesday, April 7: Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced that disembarkation will continue (Tuesday), with an additional nine domestic charter flights scheduled. All charters were arranged by Princess Cruises. Guests requiring shoreside medical care have been disembarked and are being treated at local and regional hospitals.
Passengers Begin to Disembark Coral Princess
The County of Los Angeles is committed to providing residents and their families with important resources throughout the COVID-19 crisis that address financial stressors.
Financial Resources Available to County Residents, Employers During Crisis
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), with support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced Tuesday that the LA County Employer Assistance Grant Fund will be launched on Wednesday, April 8.
County Launches $500K Employer Assistance Fund; Webinar to Provide Guidance
One person died in a head-on collision early Tuesday morning on Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce.
One Person Dead After Head-on Collision in Agua Dulce
On the heels of the announcement that students will remain out of school for the remainder of the academic year due to the current public health crisis, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is calling on residents to help ensure that children remain safe.
Community Urged to be Voice of Children as Concern for Child Safety Rises
An employee at Los Angeles County Probation’s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar has tested positive for COVID-19.
County Confirms 2nd COVID-19 Case at Sylmar Juvenile Hall
1860 - Los Angeles Star (newspaper) reports string of Army wagons from Fort Tejon traversing Newhall Pass [story]
Fort Tejon
Two more members of the College of the Canyons community have been diagnosed with coronavirus. These are the second and third cases of coronavirus connected to the college.
COC Reports 2nd, 3rd COVID-19 Cases
To date, the Public Health Department has identified 6,360 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 147 deaths. A minimum of 1 death and 132 cases — and as many as 144 cases — have occurred in the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Monday: 6,360 Cases, Min. 132 in SCV; Suggests No Shopping This Week
Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in L.A. that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19.
State, County, Healthcare Groups to Open ‘Los Angeles Surge Hospital’
Out of an abundance of caution and to prevent the spread of #coronavirus (#COVID-19), all L.A. County parks will be closed on Sunday, April 12
All County Parks Closed Easter Sunday
California now has had a total of 14,336 confirmed cases and 343 deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Department of Public Health announced Monday.
California Monday: 14,336 Cases, 343 Deaths
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, has extended a beach advisory through Thursday at 7 a.m.
Beach Advisory in Effect Through Thursday
After seeing all my patients, I talked to the administrator at one of the homes who said the facility had no extra masks, gowns or shoe coverings.
A Scary Nursing Home | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio