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1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]


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CalArts Alumna to Present Live New York Performances
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017

Artist and CalArts alumna Kelly Nipper (Art MFA 95) presents three live performances of Terre Mécanique Thursday – Saturday at the Performa 17 biennial in New York. Nipper’s technology-driven, multimedia installation was commissioned by Performa for the biennial, and features five performers...

Nov. 8: CSUN Transportation Town Hall Meeting

California State University, Northridge, Office of Government and Community Relations will hold a Town Hall meeting focused on CSUN transportation. The meeting will take place Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330 Learn more about transportation...

Nov. 8: Community College District Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Monday, Nov 6, 2017

The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting at College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus on Wednesday, November 8. A closed session will start at 4:30 p.m., followed by the open session at 5 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Board Meeting Room...

American Society of Cell Biology Names CSUN Professor First Latina Fellow
Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

California State University, Northridge biology professor MariaElena Zavala has been named the first Latina Fellow of the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) in its 57-year history. The ASCB is an international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. Its members are...

Nov. 2: eco-zomBEE Robot Challenge at COC Valencia Campus
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017

Extending the Halloween spirit, the College of the Canyons Valencia campus MakerSpace will host an eco-zomBEE Robot Challenge at the Valencia Campus on Thursday, Nov. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. The challenge involves student teams maneuvering eco-friendly zomBEE robots in collecting pollen and nectar on...

CSUN Awarded Grant to Support Project Designed to Bridge Divisions
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

Campus Compact – a Boston-based coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities, committed to the purpose of higher education — has awarded California State University, Northridge a $5,000 grant from its Fund for Positive Engagement, to catalyze experiments that bridge divisions among...

College of the Canyons to Honor McKeon with ‘Silver Spur’ Award
Monday, Oct 30, 2017

In recognition of his continued advocacy for higher education and decades of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, the College of the Canyons Foundation has named U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (Ret.) as the recipient of the college’s 2018 “Silver Spur” Community Service Award. As a driving...

CSU, Staff Union Reach Tentative Agreement on Successor Contract
Friday, Oct 27, 2017

California State University and the California State University Employees Union have reached a tentative agreement on a successor contract, a new three-year collective bargaining agreement to run through June 30, 2020. CSUEU is the university’s largest staff union and represents more than 16,000 CSU...

Film Featuring CalArts Alum, Directed by James Franco to Premiere in Austin Film Festival
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

This Saturday, Tenn, a biographical feature about Tennessee Williams directed by James Franco, premieres at the Austin Film Festival. The movie stars CalArtians Jacob Loeb (Theater BFA 13) and Emilio Garcia-Sanchez (Theater BFA 16). In the film, Loeb plays Tom “Tennessee” Williams, a young...

State University Executive Orders Prompts Message from CSUN President
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017

Statement from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on the recent Executive Orders handed down by the California State University system. To the Campus Community: As a campus in the California State University system, we must operate under state legislation, system policies and executive orders (EO) in...

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have unveiled their 33-game 2018 Spring Training schedule, beginning on Friday, Feb. 23 against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch – Glendale in Arizona.
Dodgers Unveil 2018 Spring Training Schedule
TMU coach Kelvin Starr’s to-do list was relatively simple entering Tuesday night’s 108-58 win over visiting Westcliff University.
7 Mustangs Score in Double Figures in Runaway Win
No. 3 College of the Canyons women's volleyball team defeated No. 14 Golden West College 3-1 in the opening round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs on Tuesday.
No. 3 Canyons Wins First Round Playoff Matchup vs. No. 14 Golden West
At approximately 10:50 a.m. Wednesday morning, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a call of an attempted kidnapping that occurred on the corner of Magic Mountain Parkway and McBean Parkway in Valencia.
Authorities Seek Suspect in Valencia Kidnapping Attempt
A coalition of attorneys general on Wednesday called the Trump administration’s plan to hike entry fees at national parks a “cruel deception,” contending higher prices could force Americans to choose between “beauty and or bread.”
California AG, 10 More AG’s Blast Feds’ Plan to Hike National Park Fees
The Castaic Lake Water Agency's Water Resources Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 6 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 12.
CLWA Water Resources Committee Meeting Rescheduled for Dec. 12
The California Enterprise Development Authority will hold its next meeting via teleconference on Thursday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 30: California Enterprise Development Authority Teleconference
Here is the public safety report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) for Nov. 6-19, 2017.
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Robbery Burglary in Stevenson Ranch
Coroner's officials have identified the victim of a deadly crash near Chatsworth Tuesday as Santa Clarita Valley resident Jose Sanchez, 60.
Coroner IDs SCV Victim Killed in Chatsworth Crash
In November, the Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association has co-sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner at the SCV Boys & Girls Club and the "Light Up Main Street" event in Old Town Newhall.
Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association Gives Back this Holiday Season
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is seeking help from the public to identify an injured man, hospitalized since a Nov. 18 accident in Van Nuys.
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Seeks ID of Injured Man
More than 250 agencies donated their efforts to help support and raise money for the City of Hope as part of the 2017 “Pink Patch Project,” and the agencies donated $325K to fight breast cancer.
LASD, Local Agencies Donate $325K to City of Hope
Santa Clarita Valley veterans organizations will host the 12th annual Military Honor Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday, December 2 at 5 p.m.
Dec. 2: Annual Military Honor Christmas Tree Lighting
The city of Santa Clarita will host a 30th-anniversary open house on the city’s official birthday, December 15, at City Hall from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 15: Santa Clarita Birthday Bash at City Hall
The community is invited to join state Assemblyman Dante Acosta at Santa Clarita Valley International to celebrate a $5,000 educational grant awarded to SCVi by the Barona Band of Mission Indians on Monday, November 27 at 10 a.m.
Nov. 27: Acosta, Community Leaders Celebrate Grant Received by SCVi
The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Kathryn Barger on Tuesday to extend the county’s Winter Shelter Program by an additional month -- through March 31, 2018
County OK’s Plan to Extend Winter Homeless Shelter Program
Two men were arrested and booked on drug and other charges by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's detectives on a night patrol in Canyon Country Sunday.
Night Patrol Nets 2 Suspects on Bikes
1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
Award-winning Deaf culture advocate, producer, choreographer and dancer Antoine Hunter (Dance 02) won an award at the 2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) last month.
CalArts Alum Wins ‘Best Student Film’ at 2017 SF Dance Film Festival
Several young adults with special needs from Carousel Ranch’s Ready to Work! (RTW!) program will be joining Martha Aguilara and Kokolita’s in preparing more than 1000 Thanksgiving meals for those in need.
Carousel Ranch Ready to Work Students, Kokolita’s Join to Prepare Thanksgiving Meals
The College of the Canyons Model United Nations Club (COCMUN) received the highest award presented Sunday at a conference in Santa Barbara.
COC Model UN Awarded “Best Large Delegation” at UCSB Conference
The McKeon Leadership Forum is a speaker series that promotes civic engagement and reminds every citizen that a healthy democracy requires personal involvement.
Nov. 30: McKeon Leadership Forum Presents General Richard A. Cody
Tempe Hale (Film/Video MFA 14) and Ambar Navarro (Film/Video BFA 15), both graduates of CalArts Experimental Animation Program, premiered their new music video for Detroit-based artist Stef Chura on DIY Magazine.
Detroit-based Artist Collaborates with CalArtians on Music Video
Carroll of Montana has proven it can play at multiple tempos and be successful.
Lady Mustangs’ Up-Tempo Play Enough to Best Fighting Saints 74-64
Here is a list of two family-friendly holiday events that will be held at NorthPark Community Church:
NorthPark Community Church to hold Christmas Cafe, Cookies With Santa
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for the week of Nov. 24 - Nov.26:
Nov. 24-26: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
1967 - Local voters approve formation of community college and elect COC's first five-member board - Dr. William G. Bonelli Jr., Bruce Fortine, Sheila Dyer, Peter Huntsinger, Edward Muhl [story]
After winning the program's seventh consecutive conference championship and dropping just two matches throughout the regular season, the College of the Canyons women's soccer season came to an abrupt halt on Saturday afternoon.
COC Playoff Run Ends With Loss Against Pierce
FRESNO, Calif. — College of the Canyons sophomore Díani Ellis capped a remarkable Cougar career by establishing a new school record time of 18:32.1 on the 5K course at Woodward Park to place fifth overall at the 2017 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships on Saturday.
COC Women’s Cross Country Ends Season With 8th Place Finish at State Championships
No. 5 College of the Canyons earned its first Bowl Game win of the Ted Iacenda era, downing No. 6 Mt. San Antonio College 28-16 in the 2017 Western State Bowl at Cougar Stadium on Saturday night.
Cougars 2017 Western State Bowl Champions
Castaic Middle School parents, students and teachers are celebrating after a surprise announcement was made that the school won a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance as a part of the nationwide “Thank America’s Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge.”
Farmer’s Insurance Awards Castaic Middle School $100K Grant After Nationwide Contest
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Castaic Middle School won a $100,000 grant after participating in the nationwide "Thank America's Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge". Plus, a local kickoff to a national holiday tradition brought out the stars. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, November 20, 2017
This holiday season, Westfield Valencia Town Center will be introducing #HowDoYouHoliday 2017 – a combination of services, amenities and experiences designed to make this special time of year enjoyable, meaningful, stylish and even hassle-free.
Santa Claus Fast Pass, Operation Santa Salute, Santa’s Workshop Among Holiday Festivities at Town Center
The city of Santa Clarita has created a platform for our residents to access the most current information on federal and state bills upon which the City Council has adopted formal positions.
Santa Clarita Residents Now Have Access to Current Legislation