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1879 - First official Newhall School building erected near Walnut & Ninth streets [story]
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Higher Education Without Higher Cost
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019

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,...

Get the Skills You Need | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018

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...

Sacramento, What’s the Rush?
Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018

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...

College Funding Snafu
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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...

May 18: COC’s Business Partner Breakfast
Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

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...

College Now | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

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...

10 Years at Canyon Country
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

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...

Solving Equation of College Affordability
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Today’s college students face a number of obstacles to reaching their full academic potential. Some challenges, such as math anxiety and fear of public speaking, seem daunting but can be mastered easily with extra help from tutors or friends. But a more significant barrier stands in the way. And it’s...

Time for 4-Year Degrees from COC
Friday, Mar 17, 2017

“I’m so glad College of the Canyons is offering bachelor’s degrees. It’s about time!” That refrain – and hundreds of variations like it – are uttered to me frequently. It happens just about everywhere throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, whether I’m at a fundraising event or standing...

2 Measures to Help Us
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

One of our community’s defining characteristics is the quality of education available at every level of learning in Santa Clarita. From kindergarten to college, our schools are recognized for their ongoing innovation, cutting-edge instruction and commitment to student success. High-performing schools...

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The California Enterprise Development Authority will hold a teleconference meeting Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 19: California Enterprise Development Authority Teleconference Meeting
Did you know that there are two different ways to receive your Medicare benefits?
2 Ways to Get Your Medicare | Commentary by Greg Dill
The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center, a service of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, announces a very special “fun and fit” event at the Santa Clarita Athletic Club on Oct. 19.
Oct. 18: Ride for a Cure with Janet Cheveres
The San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative will hold a meeting Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 26: San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative Meeting
The San Fernando Valley Council of Governments Transportation Committee, whose members include 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean, will hold a meeting Thursday, Sept. 19, at 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 19: San Fernando Valley Council of Governments Meeting
Princess Cruises, the world’s fastest growing premium cruise line, celebrated a significant construction milestone today with the recent float out of Enchanted Princess at its building dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
Enchanted Princess Celebrates Official Float Out
Nonprofit arts organizations in Los Angeles County interested in working with college interns during the summer may now apply to participate in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Grant Program.
Applications for County’s Summer Arts Internship Program Now Open
As end-of-summer temperatures hover near triple digits, state officials announced just in time for people seeking to cool off at Castaic Lake that the caution about algae has been lifted.
State Lifts Castaic Lake’s Algae Advisory
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will begin offering an “Ask the Nurse” program at the newly-constructed Bella Vida senior center starting on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Henry Mayo to Offer ‘Ask the Nurse’ Program at Bella Vida Senior Center
1879 - First official Newhall School building erected near Walnut & Ninth streets [story]
First Newhall School
Kayla Monick scored in the third minute and The Master's University women's soccer team went on to a 2-0 win over the University of Antelope Valley in Lancaster.
Monick Scores Early, Lifts TMU Women’s Soccer to Win
The Master's University men's soccer team did not need overtime Friday because Dylan Bielanski and a strong all-around performance from the Mustang midfield made sure of it.
Two Bielanski Goals Help Mustangs Earn Win
The city of Santa Clarita has released the list of what's shooting this week in the Santa Clarita Valley -- September 16-22:
Shooting This Week in SCV: TV Shows, Commercials
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board will recognize the district's 2019-2020 Teachers of the Year at its next meeting Wednesday.
Hart District to Honor 2019-2020 Teachers of the Year
The Sept. 18 meeting agenda for the next regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has been posted by district officials.
Sept. 18 Meeting Agenda: Hart District Governing Board
Denny Truger was honored as the Placerita Canyon Nature Center's Adult Volunteer of the Year and Miranda Clark and Delaney Pineda were named Junior Volunteers of the Year at a county awards ceremony Saturday.
Truger, Clark, Pineda are Nature Center Volunteers of Year; County Honors Docents
College of the Canyons has been selected to collaborate in the U.S. Department of Labor Growing Advanced Manufacturing Apprentices Across America program, which will prepare and place 5,000 workers into pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship roles.
COC to Participate in Apprenticeship Initiative
In Week 2 of the 2019 season, College of the Canyons hosted Grossmont College Saturday at Cougar Stadium, holding the Griffins to just 267 total yards, winning 41-13.
Photo Gallery, Week 2: COC Crushes Grossmont 41-13
After using a week of practice to refocus, College of the Canyons responded in a major way by jumping all over visiting Grossmont College 41-13 at Cougar Stadium on Saturday night.
Cougars Respond with 41-13 Week 2 Win vs. Grossmont
Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger has named Jeff Ford to serve on the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, her office said Monday.
Barger Names Ford to SCV Water Agency
To help reduce collisions, Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife remind motorists to be on the lookout during "Watch Out for Wildlife Week" Sept. 15-21.
Sept. 15-21: Watch Out for Wildlife Week
Coroner’s officials have identified a pedestrian killed Saturday in a suspected hit and run as Lilia Garcia, 41, who did not have a listed address.
Coroner ID’s Woman Killed in Suspected Hit and Run
A Canyon Country man was booked on an attempted murder charge and being held in lieu of $2.1 million bail after an alleged domestic violence incident led to a pursuit and wrong-way freeway crash.
Canyon Country Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charge
In the face of significant cuts to housing and supportive services proposed by the Trump Administration, California Governor Gavin Newsom and a bipartisan coalition of the state’s elected mayors and county supervisors called on President Trump and his administration Monday to do more to address homelessness and housing insecurity.
California Leaders Call on Trump to Aid More in Homeless Crisis