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1834 - Sinforosa, daughter of Narciso and Crisanta, born at Mission San Fernando; mom from Tejon, dad from Piru; believed to be last speaker of Tataviam language (died 1915) [record]
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OPINION / COMMENTARY / BLOGS
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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A new study by California State University, Northridge child and adolescent development professor Virginia Huynh suggests that the impact from an individual’s experiences of discrimination can spill over into their family life, including depression among teenagers and increased marijuana use by parents.
Discrimination Study Shows Impacts on Health, Substance Abuse
The nonprofit Blue Star Ranch in Saugus, which provides free services to local military veterans and their families, is seeking donations to help pay for a move to a larger facility.
Blue Star Ranch Seeks Donations to Fund Move
The Valley Industry Association will present the second annual “State of the State” review at VIA's monthly business luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Tuesday, July 23, at 11:45 a.m.
July 23: Wilk, Smith to Join VIA ‘State of the State’ Luncheon
The Castaic Union School District’s governing board has OK’d the hiring of an independent contractor for photography services to boost the profile of the district’s special events.
Castaic Union School District Hires Photographer
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced the names of the regional leaders and statewide experts who will advise his administration on solutions to address the state’s homelessness epidemic.
Newsom Adds Key Members to Homelessness Task Force
The condominium median price in the Santa Clarita Valley registered a record-high of $415,000 during June, up 6.4 percent from a year ago, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.
SCV Condominium Median Price Hits Record High in June
College of the Canyons will be able to offer more online education classes and lower the cost of textbooks by expanding the use of online textbooks thanks to a recent education grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
COC Receives Online Career Education Grant
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley again on Thursday, according to the latest forecast from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Air to be Unhealthy for Sensitive SCV Residents Thursday
The County Counsels and City Attorneys of 10 California jurisdictions have reached a settlement on behalf of the People of the State of California that will provide $305 million to clean up the lead paint that poisons tens of thousands of children across the state each year.
Counties, Cities Settle Lead Paint Litigation for $305M
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has launched its new Small Business Council which will bring together small business members to discuss issues and policies and support specific small business initiatives within the Chamber.
SCV Chamber Launches Small Business Council
Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) has released a 2019 Mid-Year Report covering the accomplishments of her service during the first six months of her term.
Hill Mid-Year Report Marks First 6 Months By the Numbers
The Federal Election Commission has released the fundraising totals for the second quarter of the 2020 election cycle, and Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, continued to lead the way in each of the listed fundraising categories.
FEC: Hill Leads Fundraising Over Challengers
Motor deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station issued a total of 33 citations to motorists for traffic violations on Monday.
SCV Deputies Cite 33 Motorists for Traffic Violations
Any public-sector planner in California who is not yet aware of the pot of money available from Senate Bill 2 must work for a city that either has slid into the ocean or is so wealthy that free money — in the six-figure range — does not warrant the bother of filling out a 12-page SB 2 application.
State Begins to Allocate Senate Bill 2 Planning Grants
After responding to reports of a front door smashed at a Newhall restaurant Tuesday morning, deputies are looking for a burglary suspect in connection to the incident.
Deputies Seek Chinese Restaurant Burglary Suspect
Although protecting personal data and improving information security systems are staples of California’s current legislative session, a new report released Tuesday says more than 20 state agencies risk cyberattacks due to lax IT protocols.
Audit: 21 California Agencies at High Risk of Cyberattacks
As part of Santa Clarita’s plan to address homelessness, a multiagency effort called "LeaseUp" is underway to help property owners and managers play a role in addressing the issue by housing people experiencing or on the verge of homelessness.
Multiagency ‘LeaseUp’ Effort Helps Landlords Aid Homeless
1834 - Sinforosa, daughter of Narciso and Crisanta, born at Mission San Fernando; mom from Tejon, dad from Piru; believed to be last speaker of Tataviam language (died 1915) [record]
Piru
The Public Outreach and Legislation Committee of the SCV Water Agency is scheduled to meet on Thursday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m.
July 18: SCV Water’s Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
Join Valley Industry Association (VIA) for its inaugural "Christmas in July" joint mixer with JCI Santa Clarita (the Jaycees) on Thursday, July 25, at 5:30 p.m.
July 25: ‘Christmas in July’ Joint Mixer with VIA, JCI Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita’s local artists Zony Gordon and Bonny Butler will be the featured artists at the “Two of Us” art exhibition featuring latest Watercolor & Mixed Media artworks.
SCV Artists to Hold ‘Two of Us’ Exhibit at Fast Frame Gallery
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) revealed 42 new badges Tuesday exclusively for girls in grades K–12 that allow them to make their own choices about how they want to experience and influence the world.
Girl Scouts Unveils 42 New Badges Aimed to Empower Girls
On Saturday, July 20, the band Prussia will cool down Central Park with some funk, blues and soul.
North Hollywood-Based Band Prussia to Make Concerts in the Park Debut
The San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative meeting will take place Thursday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
July 25: San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative Meeting