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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
Cowell Named Castaic Teacher of Year
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016

The Castaic Union School District has named Karen Cowell Teacher of the Year for her outstanding service to not only the school district, but to her students as well. Cowell has been with the school district for 14 years and through all of the ups and downs says there is no better district. “The kids...

New Culinary Arts Program Teaches Life Skills to Castaic Middle Schoolers
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

The Culinary Arts Program at Castaic Middle School is giving its students a commanding lead in the culinary arts direction, following Julia Child’s famous saying, “People who love to eat are always the best people,” with a twist of showing what to eat and how to cook. In the Culinary Arts Program,...

Castaic Middle School is Honored with Gold Ribbon Award
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Castaic Middle School has been honored with the state’s new Gold Ribbon School Award by the California Distinguished Schools Program. State Superintendent of Public Information, Tom Torlakson, announced that about 193 middle schools and 180 high schools have been honored with the award. “These schools...

Castaic, High Desert Remain on List of Exemplary Middle Schools
Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Thursday that seven high-performing California middle schools have been newly designated as model middle grades schools in the 2014-15 Schools to Watch. Also, the continued progress of 15 previously designated middle schools “will...

Preschool Classroom in Castaic Vandalized – Again
Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

[KHTS] – The special education preschool classroom at Castaic Middle School was vandalized in late January with fire extinguishers and food smeared on the walls. A couple of weeks ago, between Feb. 21 and 24, the same classroom was hit a second time. Lisa Bloom, spokeswoman for the Castaic Union...

Castaic School District Vandalized Yet Again
Monday, Jan 27, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating vandalism and what appears to be case of arson at Castaic Middle School. It is the third case of vandalism to hit Castaic Union School District since Dec. 23. The district’s special education preschool classroom–housed...

SCV Film Students Win Awards in National Contest (Video)
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012

Broadcast television students from the Santa Clarita Valley are among the best in the U.S., and they proved it again this week when they learned they’d won multiple awards in an annual, nationwide competition. Three Santa Clarita Valley schools won awards and a fourth earned an honorable mention...

Castaic Middle Schoolers Help Light County Christmas Tree
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich officially kicked off the holiday season in Los Angeles County with the annual lighting of the County Christmas Tree at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles – continuing a special tradition begun by late Supervisor Kenneth Hahn in honor of the county’s children. Supervisor...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

[Sen. Sharon Runner] – Castaic Middle School in the Castaic Union Elementary School District is honored today for its commitment to improving the achievements of its students. Education experts dubbed this local school a model middle school in the “Schools to Watch – Taking Center Stage”...

SCV Film Festival Award Winners Announced [VIDEO]
Monday, Jan 9, 2012

The award winners in the 2012 Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival are:   Best Film “A Finger, Two Dots Then Me” “A Finger, Two Dots Then Me” is a spoken-word piece based on a popular poem by renowned modern poet Derrick Brown. The film takes a dramatic look at death, life...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed six new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,682 new cases countywide and 100 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Seven Day Average of County Case Counts Declines 8 Percent
The HOV, High Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool, lanes are open on I-5 in both directions between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
I-5 Corridor Improvement Work Continues, SR-134  to Buena Vista Street
Two recent graduates of CalArts’ MFA Experimental Animation Program, Moon (Yuezhu) Wang and Dairys Escoto De León, have been selected for the 2022-23 Association for Independent Colleges of Art and Design Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowships.
CalArts Alums Selected for AICAD Teaching Fellowships
Join Route 66 Classic Grill for the longest monthly Classic Car Show in Southern California history. The last show of 2022 will be held Oct. 8 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Route 66 Classic Grill Classic Car Show
Los Angeles County’s new Veteran Suicide Review Team met for the first time Thursday, Sept. 29, kick-starting an innovative and collaborative approach to reducing veteran suicide in the county.
L.A. County’s New Veteran Suicide Review Team Begins Work
Agua Dulce Winery will host StompFest on Saturday, Oct. 1 at noon.
Oct. 1: StompFest at Agua Dulce Winery
Do you want to create a post on Facebook and Instagram at the same time? Learn to schedule posts, respond to comments and inbox messages from one place by attending this free Small Business Development Center webinar, "Manage Your Social Media Platform, Meta Business Suite."
Oct. 5: SBDC Free Webinar Helps Business Mange Social Media Platforms
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative and Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions will host a Veteran Career Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Curtiss-Wright facility.
Nov. 12: Veteran Career Fair at Curtiss-Wright in Valencia
A strong first half turned into a great start of the second half, but it ended going against Master's men's soccer team as they lost the Golden State Athletic Conference opener to Arizona Christian 3-1 Thursday in Glendale, Ariz.
GSAC Opening Win Eludes TMU Men’s Soccer
Motoko Shimoji earned medalist honors for the third straight week and Carla Menendez placed runner-up to help lead the College of the Canyons Golf Team to a 15-stroke victory over Bakersfield College at the Western State Conference event hosted by Moorpark College at Los Robles Greens on Sept. 26.
Cougars Win Again, Shimoji Medals for Third Straight Week
Sixteen William S. Hart Union High School District 2022/23 Teachers of the Year were recognized by the Governing Board on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Hart District Teachers of the Year Honored by Board
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
James Dean
Chelsea A. Kay, 37, an insurance operations manager living in Saugus, was honored by JCI USA (United States Junior Chamber) as a member of the 2022 class Ten Outstanding Young Americans.
United States Junior Chamber Honors Local Operations Manager
October is fast approaching. To help embrace the haunted season, we are happy to announce the return of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse after a two year hiatus.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse Returns After Two Years
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind residents within unincorporated county areas and participating contracted cities that the pet license amnesty period is almost over.
County Reminding Residents Pet License Amnesty Period Ending Soon
Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
Academy Announces Winners of Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships
We began our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDIA) journey nearly two years ago, and while the path ahead was not clearly defined, Health Services leadership was enthusiastically joined by workforce members across our health enterprise in a united commitment to creating a more welcoming, inclusive and proactively anti-racist health care system for our patients, staff and the communities we serve.
Message from County Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly
College of the Canyons student-athletes Brianna Botello (women's volleyball) and Sam Regez (men's cross coutry) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 19-24.
COC Names Botello, Regez Athletes of the Week
Detectives at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station need your help. On Aug. 13, 2022, the individuals pictured shoplifted items from a retail store in Valencia at approximately 6:15 p.m.
Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Shoplifting Suspects
Are you hiring? Looking for a new career? The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Center has partnered with College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita and America's Job Centers of California to host a valley-wide job fair at the Canyon Country Community Center Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SCVEDC, COC, City Partner to Host Job Fair
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 49 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 12 deaths and 1,517 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 49 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
COC
 State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a virtual webinar on Sept. 28 to update local educational agencies, including district and charter school administrators and classroom educators, on over $3.6 billion in block grants and other resources to promote financial education in California high schools.
Superintendent Thurmond Leads Webinar Announcing State Funds for Financial Literacy
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita, today announced nominations to officially open for their annual ‘Salute to Patriots’ event.
Nominations to Honor Local Veterans at Chamber’s Annual Salute to Patriots Now Open
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