Each day, our world continues to change as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Challenging times like these require individuals, organizations and institutions to rally together, address key issues, solve problems with new and innovative solutions, and quickly forge a new path forward.
In the fall of 1969, College of the Canyons opened for its first term of classes. Thirty-one faculty members taught 735 students in the late afternoons and evenings Hart High School, which the college used that first year before moving into portable buildings at the current Valencia campus. Our first...
Some people see college financial aid as something scary. And not because the application period opens in the same month as Halloween.
They find the application process intimidating, if not overwhelming. But when it comes to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the...
When did college debt gain so much control over graduates’ quality of life? As education debt reaches record levels, we see the effects ripple through students’ lives long after they graduate.
Student loans affect graduates’ ability to buy a home. According to the National Association of Realtors,...
Local entrepreneurs, industry leaders and business owners have the same answer when asked what they see as the most urgent need in the workforce: improved soft skills. They want employees who can communicate clearly, whether writing or speaking; effectively collaborate on teams; and quickly make decisions...
These are busy days in Sacramento as legislators in the Capitol hustle to finish up a spending plan for the coming fiscal year by the June 15 deadline.
But not every decision on the table must be made within the next week. When it comes to deciding how to fund community colleges, it would be wise to...
We’re all familiar with the law of unintended consequences – the idea that solving one problem leads to unexpected outcomes that in turn create new challenges.
Sometimes we can see problems looming, giving us an opportunity to adjust and avoid them. That’s the situation we find ourselves in with...
A message from Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook:
To Our Business Partners:
For over 30 years, College of the Canyons has been a leader in Workforce Training and Development by providing customized training solutions to businesses in our region.
Through our efforts, we have enabled more than 3,200 companies to...
It’s no secret that Santa Clarita has great schools. Our valley’s K-12 school districts rank among the highest in the state and it’s that reputation for quality that prompts many families to move to the Santa Clarita Valley. Parents want the best education possible for their children, and seek...
I want you to remember three numbers that pertain to the College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus: 10 and 5,000 and 55,000.
We’ll start with 10. It was 10 years ago this fall semester that we opened the Canyon Country Campus on Sierra Highway. We are celebrating a decade of academic excellence...
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Sunday 940 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,081 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Science progresses in incremental steps. How long did it take to realize Earth was not the center of the universe, or what goes up must come down? Science is slow, like watching molasses flow or grass grow.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 and 41 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,063 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) has announced the launch of Virtual Senior Day presented by Chipotle, a social initiative that recognizes high school seniors who missed out on their final season of lacrosse due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Hertz announced Friday it and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
On Friday, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Miranda, Councilmember Bob Kellar and City Manager Ken Striplin met virtually with Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger to address the requested variance for North County cities to reopen at a pace appropriate for their communities.
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Thursday a new collaborative online campaign, “Advance SEL in California,” to engage educators, school leaders, and families in a wider conversation about how to advance, elevate, and spur action on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in California.
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced on Friday it is offering additional extensions to noncommercial driver licenses and permits so Californians can delay or avoid a DMV office visit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County are expected to rise into the 90s next week. As a result, several public facilities located throughout the County will open and serve as Emergency Cooling Centers on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week.
In advance of the Memorial Day weekend holiday, Los Angeles County has given a green light to car parades, opened beach bike paths, and allowed indoor malls that provide curbside service to open for business.
Los Angeles County residents ready to walk down the aisle need wait no more: Residents can now purchase a marriage license and have their civil ceremony on the same video conference call, the county Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk announced.
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) has sent a letter to the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors urging the Board to approve a motion allowing for regional control of COVID-19 related reopening of businesses.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 1,072 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,034 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
The Santa Clarita Public Library is now offering modified passport services by appointment only outside the Old Town Newhall Library at the double doors leading into the Newhall Community Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The White House on Friday cited Los Angeles as a major hot spot -- one of three -- for COVID-19 outbreaks in America, prompting L.A. County officials to tout the improvement of certain metrics in recent days.
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