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Oct. 26: CSUN Hosts Family Education Day
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

California State University, Northridge will host Family Education Day, a daylong celebration focused on providing educational resources for thousands of youth and families, on Saturday, Oct. 26. University officials expect the annual event to become one of the largest such education fairs in Southern...

COC Receives State Funds to Renovate Boykin Hall
Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Thanks to the efforts of California Senator Scott Wilk and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, College of the Canyons received $397,000 in state funding necessary to begin planning much-needed renovations to Boykin Hall, a 44-year-old science laboratory facility on the Valencia Campus. The 2019-20 state budget...

Oct. 25: Fall Star Party at COC Canyon Country Campus
Monday, Oct 7, 2019

The fall 2019 Star Party at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus on Friday evening, Oct. 25 will be doubly significant as it coincides with the college’s 50th anniversary and Apollo 11’s historic moon landing. To that effect, COC professors Dr. Erik Altenbernd and David Michaels will...

Oct. 8-9: COC Board of Trustees Workshop, Business Meeting

The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will meet for a special board workshop on Tuesday and hold a regular business meeting on Wednesday. In the Tuesday workshop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the board will conduct its self-evaluation in accordance with standards set by the Accrediting...

COC’s Guerra Scores 8th Latin Grammy Nomination
Friday, Oct 4, 2019

For students of Yalil Guerra, whether at College of the Canyons or the University of California, Los Angeles, it’s both strange and inspiring for them to look at their professor and think, “That’s a Grammy nominee.” But Yalil’s students, that’s exactly what they’ll get to do again this...

Newsom Signs College Aid, Admissions, Accountability Bills

SACRAMENTO – Building on the state’s historic investment in two years of free community college and substantial state budget investments that allowed the University of California and the California State University to freeze tuition, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law Friday...

CSU Board Approves On-Campus Hilton Garden Inn at CSUN
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) has received approval from the CSU Board of Trustees for the construction of a 149-room, on-campus Hilton Garden Inn hotel, developed in partnership with Corvias, LLC, which will serve campus visitors and the surrounding community, while also providing long-term...

CSUN’s Armenian Studies Program Anonymously Gifted with $2.1M

California State University, Northridge has received an anonymous $2.1 million gift to support its Armenian Studies Program and special collection holdings. The gift establishes an endowed directorship in Armenian Studies in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures in CSUN’s...

Cal State Campuses Now Accepting Fall 2020 Applications
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses will accept applications for admission to the fall 2020 term. Students interested in attending any CSU campus can apply online at the university’s application portal: Cal State Apply. The priority application period will...

COC Music Professor Receives Latin Grammy Nomination

College of the Canyons music professor Yalil Guerra has received a Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Classical Album category for his album “Cuba: The Legacy.” Even though the Cuban-born composer has been nominated for a Grammy eight times, the news still came as a surprise. “I cried when I heard...

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A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday.
Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
AVITA Medical Now Listed on Nasdaq
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Lief Labs Joins List of America’s Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies
The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale.
Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
Residents Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
For the second time in as many years, The Master's University women's swim team wasted no time qualifying a pair of relays for NAIA nationals.
Lady Mustangs Swim Team Qualifies for Nationals
SAN DIMAS - College of the Canyons remained undefeated on the season while winning its 15th straight Western State Conference (WSC) tourney with a four-player score of 316 at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course on Monday.
Lady Cougars Win 15th Straight Western State Conference Tourney
College of the Canyons returns home to Cougar Stadium, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. vs. Moorpark College, in the fourth of five regular season home games slated for the 2019 campaign.
COC Football Game Thursday Free to SCV Youth Football, Cheer Programs