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1931 - Season's first major storm deposits 9 inches of snow in Newhall, 10 in Saugus [story]
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COC Dean James Glapa-Grossklag Recognized for Leadership
Friday, Dec 13, 2019

For his exceptional contributions to advancing open education around the world, James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Learning Resources at College of the Canyons, received the President’s Award for Excellence at the 2019 Open Education Global Conference. “Receiving this was a real surprise,” said Glapa-Grossklag,...

County OK’s COC General Obligation Bond Refund
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved College of the Canyons’ $31 million general obligation bond refund Tuesday, saving taxpayers $8.3 million over the next 23 years, according to COC. “Annually, Auditor-Controller staff contact each school and college district to determine...

CSUN Chemistry Professor Recognized for Advancement of Science & Technology
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

California State University, Northridge chemistry professor Gagik Melikyan has been elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow – a recognition given to AAAS members who contribute to the advancement of science and technology. The AAAS is honoring Melikyan for distinguished...

CSUN Among Top 10 Universities Awarding Degrees to Minority Students
Monday, Dec 9, 2019

California State University, Northridge ranks among the top 10 universities in the country that awards undergraduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. CSUN ranked seventh in the nation among colleges and universities awarding undergraduate degrees to minority...

March 14: Bruce Fortine to be Honored in COC Silver Spur Celebration

The College of the Canyons Foundation has announced that the 2020 Silver Spur Celebration honoring Bruce Fortine (pictured) will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Santa Clarita Studios. “I am honored to host this year’s Silver Spur Celebration at the Santa Clarita Studios,” said Mike DeLorenzo,...

COC Culinary Institute Holds Annual Gingerbread House Competition
Friday, Dec 6, 2019

Although they might be training to become master chefs, no one is above having fun with a gingerbread house competition during the holiday season. As the semester came to a close, the College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education hosted its second annual Gingerbread House Display and Competition...

COC OK’s $31M General Obligation Bond Refund
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019

College of the Canyons officials announced Tuesday they plan to refund $31 million of a recent outstanding general obligation bond, saving taxpayers $8.3 million over the next two decades, according to COC. A bond measure, in this case, Measure M, passed by voters in 2006 for $160 million, is paid out...

Local College District’s Bond Refunding Saves Taxpayers $8.3M
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

College of the Canyons refunded $31 million of outstanding general obligation bond debt. The district’s taxpayers will have cash flow savings of $8.3 million over the next 23 years. This represents an overall savings of 12.96 percent of the bonds that were refunded. “The Santa Clarita Community College...

COC to Offer New Electronic Systems Classes in Spring
Monday, Dec 2, 2019

The College of the Canyons spring 2020 class schedule will include two new electronic systems classes that will help students interested in the computer sciences find their path. “These entry-level classes are ideal for students who are interested in computers but aren’t exactly sure what major is...

December 4: Community College Board to Elect New Officers

The Wednesday, December 4 agenda for the Santa Clarita Community College District’s Board of Trustees business meeting has been posted. Among other agenda items, the board is set to elect new officers for 2020, including president, vice president, clerk, and secretary-parliamentarian. The December...

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1931 - Season's first major storm deposits 9 inches of snow in Newhall, 10 in Saugus [story]
1931 snowfall
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on Thursday announced its 2020 Executive Committee, which will help lead the Chamber as it begins a new decade and looks to its centennial in 2023.
SCV Chamber Sets 2020 Executive Committee, Business Councils
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang will start hiring Real Property Appraisers as of Monday when the official job filing for the positions will open at 12:30 p.m. (PT).
LA County Hiring Real Property Appraisers
A construction worker suffered serious injuries and remains in critical condition after he fell one story from the roof of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Pavillion Thursday morning.
Worker in Critical Condition After Fall from Hospital Roof
Santa and Ms. Claus will visit the Vincenzo’s Pizza – Newhall restaurant for photos with kids of all ages in a fundraiser for AvenuesSLS.org on Saturday, December 14, from noon to 5 p.m.
Dec. 14: Photos with Santa, AvenuesSLS Fundraiser at Vincenzo’s
The city of Santa Clarita’s Environmental Services Division has planned, coordinated and implemented programs during 2019 designed to make the city more "green."
Green Santa Clarita: 2019 By the Numbers
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, December 17 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.
LA County Supervisors – December 17 Meeting Agenda
The Los Angeles Rams on Thursday named Andrew Whitworth (pictured above) as its nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide.
Rams Name Whitworth Team’s Nominee for NFL Payton Award
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita City Council invite residents to celebrate the holiday season with their friends and neighbors as the Jingle Bell Jamboree returns to the Newhall Community Center on Friday, December 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 20: Jingle Bell Jamboree at Newhall Community Center
During their organizational meeting held Wednesday, Newhall School District Board members re-elected Sue Solomon as their board president for 2020.
Sue Solomon Re-Elected Newhall School Board President
For his exceptional contributions to advancing open education around the world, James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Learning Resources at College of the Canyons, received the President’s Award for Excellence at the 2019 Open Education Global Conference.
COC Dean James Glapa-Grossklag Recognized for Leadership
Castaic School Board members held their annual organizational meeting on December 12 and elected officers and representatives for 2020.
Castaic School Board Elects 2020 Officers, Reps
The Selection and Interview Committees of the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has chosen local veteran Ernesto Trevizo, his wife Alyssa, and their two children, Sonny and Zachary, as the recipients of a new home valued at $500,000.
SCV Veteran, Hart Grad Ernesto Trevizo, Family Awarded $500K Home
Starting Jan. 11, most Santa Clarita businesses will see a nearly 40% increase to their monthly waste-disposal services amid global changes to the recycling industry that are prompting waste-management companies to ask for trash rate adjustments.
City Council OK’s Trash Rate Hike as China Refuses Most U.S. Recyclables
The process for how local organizations receive grant funding for arts programs and services for the community from the city of Santa Clarita could soon change with the implementation of a peer panel with outside arts experts.
City Council Discusses Peer Panel for Arts Grants Program
The Nov. 14 Saugus High School shooting, the shootout in New Jersey and even the reported sighting of a man dressed like the Grim Reaper near a local synagogue, prompted sheriff’s Capt. Robert Lewis to invite Jewish leaders for a sit-down chat Thursday to discuss concerns and reassure them that safety remains his top priority.
Hooded Figure, Shootings Prompt Meetup with Captain Lewis and Jewish leaders
The city of Los Angeles sued the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday over a shift in flight patterns for planes departing Hollywood Burbank Airport that has dramatically increased noise levels for residents and businesses.
LA Sues FAA Over Jet Noise at Hollywood Burbank Airport
Express Employment Professionals, along with its franchise location in Santa Clarita, has donated $10,000 to Carousel Ranch.
Carousel Ranch Receives $10K Donation from Express Employment Professionals
Dozens of carolers’ voices filled the streets neighboring Duane R. Harte Park in honor of Gracie Muehlberger, a victim of the Saugus High School shooting, during the “Caroling with Gracie” event that spread holiday cheer while also giving back to students in need.
Community Goes ‘Caroling with Gracie’ Muehlberger
1900 - Automobile Club of Southern California founded; first car in SCV appeared 1902 [story]
Auto Club Topper
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges that they filed false reports and committed perjury relating to traffic stops made in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2016.
SCV Deputies Allegedly Fudged Traffic Tickets Written to Other Cops
The College of the Canyons softball program invites all former Cougars to participate in the 2020 alumni game being held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Whitten Field.
Jan. 18: COC Softball Alumni Game
The weather in the Santa Clarita Valley in December is usually crisp with plenty of warm sun. Now is a great time to set up a plan to maintain your landscape through the winter or make a big change for the new year – like removing your lawn in favor of more colorful and water-efficient alternatives.
Dec. 14: SCV Water’s Basics of Lawn Removal Gardening Class
A man identified by investigators as the driver of a Ferrari that slammed into a utility pole on Bouquet Canyon Road early Thursday morning, injuring himself and knocking down the pole, has been cited and released by sheriff’s deputies.
Ferrari Driver Slams into Bouquet Canyon Utility Pole