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1952 - 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]
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Zoom Over to COC This Spring | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
Monday, Feb 22, 2021

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly year since College of the Canyons transitioned to remote learning as a result of COVID-19. We have learned so much along the way and continue to adapt to meet the various needs of our students. Helping our students stay on track to complete their goals remains...

Canyons Promise | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021

When it comes to planning for the future, we’ve all heard that bit of advice about keeping your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds. In other words, dream big, but be practical. It’s well-meaning advice, but too often I think it leads people to sell themselves – and their dreams –...

AB 1457 Will Boost Recovery | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020

While California’s COVID-19 data continue to trend positive with the number of new cases dropping to lower levels not seen since the spring, there is also good news from Sacramento on efforts to alleviate the economic impact of the quarantine on business viability and volume. Assembly Bill 1457, authored...

COC Excels in Online Teaching | Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
Thursday, Aug 6, 2020

Nearly 2,000 courses will be available to our students during the upcoming fall semester at College of the Canyons.  As always, our offerings run the gamut from general education courses students need for transfer to four-year campuses, to skill-building career classes that lead students to new jobs...

A Unique Semester | Commentary by Dr. Dianne Van Hook (Video)
Monday, Jun 8, 2020

Benjamin Disraeli said, “There is no education like adversity.” If that’s true, then the Class of 2020 at College of the Canyons should graduate with Ph.Ds. As the college adjusted to the new reality brought on by COVID-19, the circumstances we found ourselves in brought a steep learning curve...

Governor, Untie Our Nursing Students’ Hands | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020

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. That is...

COC: Delivering on the Promise of Opportunity
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

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...

Don’t Let Student Aid Filing Scare You
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019

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...

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...

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1952 - 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]
quake map
2001 - Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]
Ridge Route
Each year, since 1959, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors funds the production of a free holiday celebration at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Dec. 24.
Apply to Appear in 65th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration
Caltrans announces the northbound Interstate 5 will be reduced to one or two lanes overnights Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from Lake Hughes Road to two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic for paving work.
Northbound I-5 Lanes Reduced Overnights in Castaic Area
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra and the Child & Family Center have all earned grants from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.
Master Chorale, SCYA, Child & Family Center Earn County Art Grants
Santa Clarita Public Libraries will host Tin Can art craft events at all three of the Santa Clarita branches July 23-25 at 5:30-6:30 p.m.
July 23-25: Tin Can Art Craft Events at Santa Clarita Library Branches
Sign up to volunteer today for the city of Santa Clarita’s Third Annual Graffiti Removal Day on Saturday, Aug. 3, 8-11 a.m. at Soledad Canyon Road and Camp Plenty.
Aug. 3: Third Annual Graffiti Removal Day
The Canyon County Community Center will host "Celebrate," an events series that celebrates cultures, customs and culinary wonders on Friday, Aug. 9, from 6-9 p.m.
Aug. 9: Celebrate Japanese Culture at Canyon Country Community Center
The Valencia Public Library will host a Teens DIY craft event for journals Thursday, July 25 from 3:30- 4:30 p.m. at 23743 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, CA 91355.
July 25: Teen DIY Craft Journal Event at Valencia Public Library
The city of Santa Clarita will present “Textura,” an original paintings and mosaic work exhibition by local artist Naomi Young.
‘Textura’ Exhibition by Naomi Young at The MAIN
Join Amazing Dog Rescue at PetSmart to meet the cutest, most amazing, fluffy friends searching for their forever homes, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21.
July 21: Amazing Dog Adoption Event at Petsmart
Every day ​115 lives are taken by Metastatic Breast Cancer in the United States. The Met Gala SCV is part of a nationwide effort by METAvivor, a volunteer-led, non-profit organization. We exclusively fund Metastatic Breast Cancer research through rigorous scientific peer-review.
Sept. 21: Met Gala SCV Seeks Sponsors
Did you know that the summer season is the busiest intake time for Animal Care Centers? It’s also the best time to add a new furry friend to your family.
July 27: Santa Clarita Will Waive Animal Adoption Fees
Tim Williams, a lifelong resident of Val Verde and member of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Advisory Board, is working to make sure his community and its storied past is not forgotten.
Val Verde Historical Society Seeks New Members
The California Department of Transportation has announced emergency repairs on State Route 126 to clear the shoulder and roadway of mudslide/debris, clear and clean drainage systems, repair damaged slopes and place erosion control.
SR-126 Highway Debris Removal, Emergency Repairs Project
1915 - Ince, Griffith, Sennett form Triangle Film Corp.; it produces & distributes early William S. Hart films [story]
Triangle Films
In celebration of Zonta leadership in the Santa Clarita Valley, ten past presidents of the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley hosted the Installation of Officers and Directors for the 2024-2026 biennium on Monday, May 20 at the beautiful patio of Salt Creek Grille in Valencia.
Zonta SCV Installs 2024-2026 Leadership
Summer is here! With the season in full swing and kids starting their school break, the city of Santa Clarita welcomes youth to one of its most popular and long-standing programs:
Marsha McLean | Santa Clarita Community Centers’ Summer Camps
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued an excessive heat warning for the Santa Clarita Valley Friday, July 19 through Wednesday, July 24 as triple digit temperatures have been forecast.
Excessive Heat Advisory Issued for SCV
Toby Lite, a middle infielder from Saugus High School has signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at The Master's University.
Saugus High Infielder Toby Lite Signs with TMU Baseball
The Outlets at Tejon are helping kids get ready for the new school year with its Back-to-School Bonanza happening Saturday, Aug. 3, beginning at 1 p.m.
Aug. 3: Back-to-School Bonanza at Tejon Outlets
Every summer, The Master’s University sends students across the world to partner with missionaries, pastors, and church planters in sharing the gospel and serving local bodies of believers.
TMU’s 2024 Global Outreach Team Travels the World
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is asking for the public's help in identifying grand theft suspects in a crime that occurred in Valencia.
LASD Asking for Public’s Help in Identifying Grand Theft Suspects
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance club invites the community to a "Back to the Beach" themed square dance Sunday, Aug. 4, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Valencia United Methodist Church.
Aug. 4: Sierra Hillbillies Hosting ‘Back to the Beach’ Square Dance
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