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1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]


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Sept. 18-29: High School Voter Education Weeks
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson strongly encourages sixteen- and seventeen-year-old students to pre-register to vote with the beginning of High School Voter Education Weeks from September 18–29. “This is a terrific opportunity for educators to talk with high school students...

NSD Parents Upset Over School’s Calendar; Threaten Walk-Out

A group of Newhall School District parents upset the elementary school calendar doesn’t match up to the high school one plan to attend this week’s board meeting, continuing a “walk-out” threat. The group of parents showed up at the last Newhall School District board meeting, along with several...

CCU’s Fall Teacher Grant Applications Underway

California Credit Union (CCU) is inviting all Los Angeles County teachers who have a great class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its bi-annual Teacher Grant Program. The program is open to any full-time classroom teacher in Los Angeles County who is looking to fund an innovative...

Sept. 19: Saugus Union School District Regular Meeting
Monday, Sep 18, 2017

The Saugus Union School District has set a regular meeting of the Governing Board for Tuesday, September 19, in District headquarters’ Board Room. A closed session is slated to start at 6 p.m. and the public meeting starts at 7:30. The complete agenda follows:   I. ORGANIZATIONAL ITEMS I.A....

Saugus School District Extends Deadline to Apply for Surplus Committee

The Governing Board of the Saugus Union School District is extending the deadline to apply for its 7-11 Advisory Committee through Thursday, September 21 at 4 p.m. The committee will advise the District and Board, in connection with the development of policies and procedures relating to the sale or lease...

Future U.S. Citizens Mentored at Golden Oak Adult School
Friday, Sep 15, 2017

Community leaders gathered at Golden Oak Adult School Thursday night in celebration of U.S. Constitution Day and to mentor adult students preparing for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services civics test. Mentors including two Hart District board members, administrators, a city representative...

Retired Canyon High Chorus Teacher Named Hart District Teacher of the Year
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

The 17 William S. Hart Union High School District Teachers of the Year for the 2017/18 school year were recognized by the Governing Board Wednesday. The District Teacher of the Year is Mary Purdy, who retired at the end of last year as the choir teacher at Canyon High School. Mary is now one of 16 teachers...

Hart District Boosts Drug-Test Funding, City Ends DFYinSCV Testing
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

The William S. Hart school district is making more funds available to parents seeking to enroll their children in the district’s voluntary drug-testing program, according to Hart officials. Meanwhile, DFYinSCV, the city of Santa Clarita’s voluntary substance-abuse education program, is moving...

Ian Johnston Named New Arts, Theater Director for iLEAD

Santa Clarita Valley International School, a public, tuition-free charter school, proudly welcomes veteran educator and critically acclaimed actor Ian Johnston to direct iLEAD’s International Baccalaureate theatre program. iLEAD is also announcing a partnership with the International Schools Theatre...

Hart Receives Grant to Expand Personal Finance Curriculum
Monday, Sep 11, 2017

Students in the William S. Hart Union High School District now have access to an award-winning personal finance curriculum sponsored by two local businesses. In 2014, Neylan Group International and Heter Family Woodworking started sponsoring Foundations for Personal Finance and piloting the course to...

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There is a common insect that most people are not aware of because you never see it. It is mostly active underground. However, if you know what you are looking for, its traps are in many places and are very obvious.
You Won’t See Them | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
A “fabulist” coming-of-age novel about a queer mixed-race boy in the bayous of Louisiana, written by California State University, Northridge English professor Martin Pousson, has won the 2017 PEN Center USA Fiction Award.
CSUN’s Martin Pousson Wins PEN’s Literary Award for Fiction
Public notification that the Santa Clarita Community College District (College of the Canyons) Early Childhood Education Center on the Valencia campus is participating in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.
COC Valencia Participates in USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
Public notification that the Santa Clarita Community College District (College of the Canyons) Early Childhood Education Centers are participating in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.
COC Canyon Country Participates in USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Santa Clarita Valley Service Center has moved from its previous location in Newhall to a new location in the Santa Clarita Plaza, and will host a grand opening celebration Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept. 21: SCV Service Center Grand Opening, Resource Fair
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, known internationally as USA-2, has been deployed to Mexico to assist with the aftermath of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake near Mexico City.
L.A. County Fire Sends Search and Rescue Team to Mexico
The city of Santa Clarita invites nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about the city's 2018 Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at 12 p.m.
Sept. 27: Info Session for Nonprofits Seeking City Grants
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation has published an ebook free to entrepreneurs titled '10 Characteristics of a Successful Startup.'
SCVEDC’s 10 Characteristics of a Successful Startup
A Lebec woman charged with murder and kidnapping the children of her half-sister was sentenced 13 years in state prison on Tuesday.
Murder, Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Guilty, Gets 13-Year Sentence
Crime Prevention Unit deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station conducted probation searches in several locations Wednesday, and arrested two people for outstanding warrants.
SCV Deputies Arrest 2 in Neenach Probation Search
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wrote 48 citations during Tuesday's bicycle and pedestrian safety operation in Newhall.
SCV Deputies Write 48 Citations in Bike-Pedestrian Operation
California Governor Jerry Brown has until October 15 to sign bills passed at the end of the just-concluded legislative session, including measures authored by Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita).
Brown Signs Acosta Motorcycle License Law; Other Bills Await Action
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises has presented its first donation from the Princess Animal Welfare Sponsor to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in the amount of $25,000.
Princess Cruises Donates $25K to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys has become one with its sister organization Homes 4 Families, and the new organization continues its mission to build affordable housing for veterans.
Habitat SFV-SCV Changes Name to Homes 4 Families
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that Patricia Espinosa, Michael Bloomberg and Anand Mahindra will co-chair the Global Climate Action Summit from September 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco.
Brown Names Co-Chairs of 2018 California Global Climate Action Summit
The Master’s University men’s golf team finished tied for sixth out of 12 teams overall with a 3-over 579 at the CA State Intercollegiate in Ventura Monday.
Master’s Men’s Golfers Middle at Cal State Intercollegiate Match
After dropping the night’s opening set, the Master’s volleyball team slammed down the pedal and refused to let up, beating the University of Antelope Valley 3-1 Tuesday night.
TMU Volleyball Team Sends UAV Pioneers Packing
California’s largest irrigation district on Tuesday rejected funding a contentious $17-billion water project that would replumb the West Coast’s largest estuary.
Major Water District Throws Wrench Into California’s Water Tunnels Plan
California State University, Northridge’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics will co-host the fifth annual Art of Innovation Conference on Friday, Oct. 13 from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Oct. 13: CSUN ‘Art of Innovation’ Conference Peers Into Future
Tickets are now on sale for James Hand with the Carolyn Sills Combo on Saturday, September 30 and INCENDIO in Concert! on Saturday, October 7, both groups appearing at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall.
Tickets on Sale for Upcoming Shows at The Main
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed suit against the Trump Administration over its plan to begin construction of border wall projects in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
California AG Sues Feds Over Proposed Border Wall
State schools chief Tom Torlakson, AG Xavier Becerra and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg will lead a 'Beyond Safe Havens' panel discussion on Friday on how to help students and parents fearful about federal immigration policies.
Sept. 22: ‘Beyond Safe Havens’ Conference on Schools and Immigration
1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
On the heels of releasing its draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the Lyons Avenue and Dockweiler Drive extension, the city of Santa Clarita is setting its sights on an alternative that would leave Lyons Avenue alone and filter traffic to Railroad Avenue via 13th Street.
City Eyeing Alternative to Lyons Extension
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger is hosting the inaugural Santa Clarita Valley Transportation Summit.
Sept. 21: Santa Clarita Valley Transportation Summit
Preview of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Sept. 18-24.
Sept. 18-24: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson strongly encourages sixteen- and seventeen-year-old students to pre-register to vote with the beginning of High School Voter Education Weeks from September 18–29.
Sept. 18-29: High School Voter Education Weeks
No. 20 College of the Canyons will host No. 11 Long Beach City College at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Cougar Stadium.
Sept. 23: Cougars Football Hosts Long Beach City College
College of the Canyons hosted its annual Western State Conference (WSC) tournament a on Monday, coming away with a second place finish behind conference leader Santa Barbara City College at El Cariso Golf Course in Sylmar.
Cougars Golf Takes Second Place at COC Annual Tournament
A potential water rate hike prompted Santa Clarita Water Division officials to call for a public meeting Tuesday evening for its Budget and Rates Committee.
SCWD to Discuss Possible Water Rate Hike at Public Meeting
California State University, Northridge art history professor and archeologist Owen Doonan was honored earlier this year by the Explorers Club — an international multidisciplinary professional society that helps advance field research and preserve exploration — for his international excavations in Turkey and a related exhibition, “Stone Sounds: Echoes from 4000 Years at Sinop Kale.”
CSUN Professor Honored by Explorer’s Club
The California State University has selected 23 students, one from each campus, to receive the 2017 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.
CSUN Mechanical Engineering Student One of 23 Recognized by CSU
A group of Newhall School District parents upset the elementary school calendar doesn’t match up to the high school one plan to attend this week’s board meeting, continuing a “walk-out” threat.
NSD Parents Upset Over School’s Calendar; Threaten Walk-Out