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2013 - COC breaks ground on Culinary Arts Education building in Valencia [story]
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College of the Canyons Names John Wissmath Women’s Basketball Coach
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022

College of the Canyons has announced the appointment of longtime coach and Kinesiology & Physical Education faculty member John Wissmath as head coach of its women’s basketball program, effective immediately. Wissmath follows in the footsteps of longtime women’s basketball head coach Greg Herrick,...

CalArts Alum Kirsten Lepore Brings ‘I am Groot’ to Disney+
Friday, Aug 12, 2022

Marvel Comics’ best-known, tree-like sentient being, Groot, a character that became widely popular through the action comedy “Guardians of the Galaxy,” gets his own animated show on Disney+. Written and directed by California Institute of the Arts alum Kirsten Lepore (Film/Video MFA 2012),...

Aug. 10: COC Board Expected to Extend Van Hook’s Contract
Monday, Aug 8, 2022

Editor’s Note: This story previously stated that Chancellor Dianne Van Hook would be receiving a salary increase. The story has been revised to correctly state that her salary will remain the same. The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a Business Meeting Wednesday,...

CSUN Marine Biologists Get Grant to Study Effectiveness of California’s Artificial Reefs
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022

The Wheeler North Reef, among the world’s largest artificial reefs built to mitigate environmental impacts, was constructed off the San Clemente coast starting in the late 1990s as a way to mitigate the harmful impact the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was having on local marine life. Though...

Latest Edition of CalArts Magazine, The Pool, Now Online
Monday, Aug 1, 2022

The latest issue of The Pool, the California Institute of the Arts alumnx/alumni magazine, is now online. Named “The Comeback”’ issue, the magazine captures the stories of how CalArts made its way back to in-person learning, art making and celebration after a year-plus of remote-ness. In addition,...

COC Partners in $7.5M National Science Foundation Grant

College of the Canyons is one of five community colleges from across the nation partnering in a $7.5 million National Science Foundation grant that was awarded to Madison Area Technical College. Over the next five years, the consortium of participating colleges will form the CREATE National Energy...

CalArts Expands Campus with Purchase of Vista Village Medical Building
Friday, Jul 29, 2022

California Institute of the Arts in Valencia is expanding its footprint with the recent purchase of the Vista Village Medical building adjacent to the existing campus. To make the Main Building more conveniently configured for students, CalArts has purchased an adjacent property on Tournament Road known...

Aug. 15-24: CalArts Campus Closed for Power Shutdown

The California Institute of Arts campus will be closed to visitors, students, faculty and staff starting Aug. 15. Based on a recent study and needs assessment, Southern California Edison has identified a critical need to replace the electrical vault located on the CalArts campus. Starting Monday, Aug....

CSUN Expanding Library’s Ethnic Studies Resources
Thursday, Jul 28, 2022

In light of the crucial role ethnic studies plays in education in the state of California, California State University, Northridge’s University Library recently purchased several important databases and digital archives to make the resources available to educators throughout the region. The new...

COC Awarded $300,000 Grant for Network Technology and Improvement
Friday, Jul 22, 2022

College of the Canyons has been awarded a $300,000 Perkins Reserve Innovation grant from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to fund a network technology innovation and improvement project. Dispersed over the course of two years, the federal grant will support the development of three...

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2013 - COC breaks ground on Culinary Arts Education building in Valencia [story]
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For students considering application for appointment to the U.S. Navy Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, an information night will be held Friday, Sept. 9, beginning at 6 p.m.
Sept. 9: Service Academy Appointment Information Night
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday the details of their 4th Annual Healthcare Forum.
Oct. 13: SCV Chamber’s Annual Healthcare Forum
This weekend, The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint | Valencia, is excited to host the United States Figure Skating National Qualifying Series and the ISI Inaugural Open Competition.
The Cube Hosting Dual Skating Competitions
California State University, Northridge, and Cal Poly Pomona played to a 1-1 tie in men's soccer exhibition Wednesday at Matador Soccer Field.
Matadors, Cal Poly Pomona End in 1-1 Tie
Dinner and a stroll by the koi pond at The Patios in Valencia can now include a gallery tour and a chance to acquire some incredible works of art at J Sabry Fine Art.
Fine Art Gallery Comes to Valencia Town Center
The ARTree Community Arts Center has announced upcoming classes.
ARTree Announces Upcoming Classes
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service Tuesday at approximately 3 p.m., that reported a male adult, approximately 50 years old, was engaged in a physical altercation with a male juvenile, on the 24000 block of Copper Hill Drive in Valencia.
Detectives Investigating Brawl Between Man, Teenager
Logix Federal Credit Union announced it will host a panel of experts to address developments in our local economy including inflation, employment challenges, global influence, changing trends in home sales and more.
Logix Hosting Virtual Economic Forecast
Olive Branch Theatricals, a non-profit arts group in the Santa Clarita Valley, has announced a major change in its leadership team. OBT’s founding board members are stepping down from the organization for new pursuits in New York City.
Musette Caing Hart Named President/CEO of Olive Branch Theatricals
1921 - Los Angeles City High School District absorbs Newhall, Saugus and Castaic for grades 9-12. Students attend San Fernando High. (SCV approved for separate high school district in 1945.) [story]
Hart High
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 15 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,829 new cases countywide and 123 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Santa Clarita Reports 123 New Cases
Santa Clarita is consistently one of the most filmed places in California because it’s located within the industry’s well-known 30-Mile Zone and offers thousands of film-friendly locations that can double for almost anywhere in the world.
SCVEDC: New Extension in Film Tax Credits Is Good News for Santa Clarita
At the Saugus Union School District Board meeting on Aug. 16, 2022, district leadership presented the results from a recent poll related to school safety.
SUSD Releases Results of Recent Safety Poll
The city of Santa Clarita invites the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the second inclusive play area in the city.
Aug 22: Inclusive Play Area Groundbreaking At West Creek Park
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization to allow the JYNNEOS vaccine to be given between layers of the skin for people 18 years of age and older at high risk for monkeypox infection.
Monkeypox Roundup: Public Health to Begin Administering Second Doses Of Vaccine
College of the Canyons has announced the appointment of longtime coach and Kinesiology & Physical Education faculty member John Wissmath as head coach of its women’s basketball program, effective immediately.
College of the Canyons Names John Wissmath Women’s Basketball Coach
Back-to-school season can be stressful for many kids and their parents, especially when scammers are back to work with online school shopping scams. 
County Consumer & Business Affairs Warns Of Potential Back-To-School Scams
Caltrans has launched a new push notification feature on its QuickMap app that allows drivers to automatically receive real-time notifications about nearby road closures, emergencies and other traffic updates.  
Caltrans QuickMap Push Notifications Now Available
Get your Stevie Nicks kicks and bell bottoms, and come ready to boogie down on Main Street at That 70s SENSES Block Party on Thursday, August 18 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Aug 18: SENSES Block Party, That 70s SENSES
In tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives as a result of wounds suffered in a war zone while serving in the United States Armed Forces since Sept. 11, 2001, the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit is a tribute to California’s nearly 750 fallen.
Sept. 24: Traveling Memorial Honors The Fallen At Valencia Town Center
Child & Family Center offers outpatient and intensive outpatient services for youth and adults who struggle with dependency on drugs or alcohol.
Child & Family Center Offers Drug, Alcohol Treatment
1925 - Newhall School Board announces meeting to determine fate of 3rd consecutive Newhall School at Lyons & Kansas Street (it was cut up and turned into homes) [story]
Newhall School
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