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COC’s Bradley Brown Headed to Northern Arizona University
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020

Story and photo by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director College of the Canyons hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker Bradley Brown has signed with Northern Arizona University, the latest member of the Cougars’ 2019 defensive unit to move on to a four-year program. Northern Arizona...

COC Defensive Lineman Aurion Peoples Commits to Arkansas State
Sunday, Jun 28, 2020

College of the Canyons defensive lineman Aurion Peoples has committed to Arkansas State University, becoming the program’s second player to do so this spring and continuing the recent trend of former Cougars turned Red Wolves. Arkansas State University is an NCAA Division I program located in...

COC’s Azad Markosian Commits to Austin Peay State University
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

Story and photo by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director College of the Canyons team captain and all-conference offensive lineman Azad Markosian has signed with Austin Peay State University, as the class of signees from the Cougars’ 2019 football program continues to grow. Austin Peay...

COC Point Guard Jordan Nash Returning Home, Commits to Nebraska Wesleyan
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020

Story and photo by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director College of the Canyons sophomore point guard Jordan Nash is returning to his home state of Nebraska to continue his  collegiate journey at Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU), becoming the second Cougars player in as many days to sign...

Elkins Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore to Close September 7
Monday, Jun 22, 2020

After operating Elkins Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore for almost 60 years, the family owned Elkins Ranch Company has announced it will permanently close the course effective September 7. The course has been closed since March 21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s more from the course’s...

COC Guard Zach Phipps Joining UC Merced Men’s Basketball Program
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director College of the Canyons guard Zach Phipps has signed with the University of California, Merced and will join their men’s basketball program after taking home All-Western State Conference (WSC) and Academic All-State team awards for the Cougars. UC...

COC Announces Winners of Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Award
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director The College of the Canyons Athletic Department has announced its Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Award winners for the 2019-20 academic year. To be eligible for this award student-athletes must have competed in their sport for two seasons and demonstrate...

COC Soccer Alumna Casey Wesley Now on COVID-19 Front Lines
Friday, Jun 12, 2020

Casey Wesley was just a freshman when she took the pitch as a member of the College of the Canyons women’s soccer team for the final game of the 2011 regular season. Wesley, who had joined the program earlier that year after playing at nearby Saugus High School, had emerged as a key member of the...

Message from CIF Southern Section Commissioner on Possible Return of Fall Sports

Rob Wigod, California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section’s commissioner of athletics, issued an update regarding the possible return of high school sports in the fall. The full message below: I hope you and your families are well. Here is the latest update: Fall Sports – The...

California Moves Closer to Legalizing Sports Betting
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Desperate to patch a COVID-19-sized budget hole, the California Legislature is warming to the once-taboo subject of sports betting and has begun handicapping its potential tax windfall. After two years of watching silently as other states hurriedly legalized sports wagering, a Senate...

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1891 - Post office established at Saugus depot; renamed Surrey in 1906 [story]
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L.A. County Public Health on Tuesday confirmed 57 new deaths and 1,901 new cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 4,500 cases confirmed to date in the Santa Clarita Valley, including 2,247 in the city of Santa Clarita.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Hit 4,500; State Tech Issue Causes Underreporting
The California Department of Public Health on Tuesday released guidance on youth sports and detailed the process for elementary schools to request a waiver to resume in-person instruction in counties on the state monitoring list, including Los Angeles.
California Health Officials Release Guidance on Youth Sports, Elementary School Waivers
In response to Monday’s unanticipated announcement that the 2020 United States Census data collection deadline will now be shortened by more than a month, to September 30, 2020, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas introduced an urgency motion at the Board of Supervisors meeting for immediate action to be taken to elevate the concerns of L.A. County to ensure a fair and accurate Census count.
Supes Weigh Urgency Motion After Feds Shorten Census Data Collection
In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s recently released memorandum attacking the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, the Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a motion to join in litigation or to file an amicus brief supporting California’s lawsuit, challenging the federal government’s actions to rescind DACA.
L.A. County to Support Litigation Efforts to Protect DACA Dreamers
Los Angeles County fire officials declared forward progress stopped on the Jump Fire at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.
Progress Stopped on Jump Fire in Saugus; No Structures Damaged
In his monthly message for August 2020, Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin spotlights some of the things we CAN do under Safer at Home restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin Celebrates the ‘CAN DO’s’
Racquel Gates and Rebecca Prime have been named 2020 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Gates, Prime Named 2020 Academy Film Scholars
La Mesa Junior High School was the latest location to offer a drive-thru registration Monday, a new fall rite of passage for incoming students in the virtual classroom.
La Mesa Welcomes Students to Drive-Thru Fall Registration
Valencia High School will have a new principal to finish the school year after Stephen Ford announced his resignation plans in an email Monday.
Ford to Resign as Valencia High School Principal
The Elsmere Fire, which erupted in Newhall on Monday afternoon, was 30% contained Tuesday morning and some freeway lanes and on-ramps remained closed.
Elsmere Fire: Blaze 30% Contained, Some Freeway Lanes, Ramps Remain Closed
Scheming a cure for a coronavirus-induced recession, California lawmakers are turning to the state’s cache of millionaires and billionaires for budget relief.
California Democrats Eye Millionaire Tax Hike for Budget Relief
The nephew of William John Cierzan has been arrested by homicide detectives, more than three years after his uncle disappeared, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrest logs.
Nephew of Will Cierzan, Missing Saugus Man, Charged with Murder
1992 - Pardee House (ex-Good Templars Lodge) moved to Heritage Junction/Hart Park [story]
Pardee House
L.A. County Public Health officials expressed "cautious optimism" on Monday, confirming 12 new deaths and 1,634 new cases of COVID-19, with 4,465 cases confirmed to date in the Santa Clarita Valley, including 2,228 in the city of Santa Clarita.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: ‘Cautious Optimism’ from L.A. County; SCV Cases Total 4,465
Los Angeles County, L.A. city and Angeles National Forest firefighters were attacking a brushfire, dubbed the Elsmere Fire, late Monday afternoon near Newhall Avenue and Highway 14 in Newhall.
‘Elsmere Fire’ Breaks Out Near Newhall Avenue and Highway 14
The 2020 Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars, has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related public health concerns for runners, spectators, volunteers, staff and event partners.
Santa Clarita Marathon Canceled for 2020 Due to COVID-19
Single-use plastics do not break down and contribute to a large portion of the waste found in landfills and in our rivers and oceans.
How to Reduce Waste from Single-Use Plastics
In his August message, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth urges residents to prepare for and help prevent dangerous brushfires.
Mayor Smyth’s August Message: Help Prevent Dangerous Brushfires
Recently, Santa Clarita business partners came across something new and useful in the fight against COVID-19: a nano copper film, which provides an extra layer of protection from bacteria and viruses on high-touched surfaces.
Nano Copper Film: A New Weapon in Battle Against COVID-19
A fast-moving brush fire dubbed the Post Fire scorched more than 100 acres in Gorman Sunday night, while parts of northbound Interstate 5 and Highway 138 remained closed Monday morning.
Post Fire Held at 120 Acres, Continues to Slow Traffic on Interstate 5
California’s plan to address a backlog of about 1 million unemployment benefit claims could take two months to clear.
SCV Lawmakers Respond to Newsom’s Plan to Clear Backlog of Unemployment Claims
A fast-moving, 170-acre brush fire near Castaic Lake dubbed the Castaic Fire reached 50% containment by Sunday morning, according to Angeles National Forest officials.
Castaic Fire Burns Nearly 180 Acres, 50% Contained
1975 - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital opens with 100 beds [story]
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