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1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction

Several COC Programs Make “Strong Workforce Stars” List
Thursday, Jul 27, 2017

Four College of the Canyons programs have been ranked by California Community Colleges (CCC) as Strong Workforce Stars, a new annual commendation for career education programs whose students show significant gains in social mobility and earning power. The college’s Emergency Medical Technician, Administration...

CSU to Assess Hunger, Homelessness Among Students
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

The California State University Chancellor’s Office has initiated a study that will provide a better understanding of college students who experience housing instability and food insecurity across all 23 CSU campuses. The Chancellor’s Office commissioned CSU Long Beach Social Work Professor Rashida...

Community College Students Have 1,600 Options in Degree Transfer Program
Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015

California community college students aspiring to earn an associate degree guaranteeing admission to California State University through a streamlined transfer program will have more than 1,600 degrees available starting this spring session, according to the California Community Colleges and CSU.  The...

Calif. Community Colleges Confer 12,000 ‘Transfer to CSU’ Degrees
Monday, Nov 10, 2014

The number of community college students who earned an associate degree through the California Community Colleges and California State University “A Degree with a Guarantee” transfer program more than doubled to 11,673 in 2013-14, the two college systems announced today.  Students who earn an Associate...

Raising Awareness of College Costs | Brice W. Harris
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

It is widely reported that Americans are saddled with $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. As this number illustrates, a large number of students cannot afford to pursue higher education in this country without taking on loans, even with the help of grants and scholarships. Ironically, these loans can...

Panel OKs Wilk Bill Counting College Counselors as Classroom Instructors
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013

Assemblyman Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Assembly Bill (AB) 806 passed Higher Education committee with bi-partisan support with a vote of 7-3. Assembly Bill 806 would include Community College counselors on the instructor side of the 50% rule; the rule requires half of...

COC Trumps State Averages for Completion Rates
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has unveiled its Student Success Scorecard, a new online performance measurement system and accountability tool which tracks student success and performance at all 112 California community colleges. The tool is not intended to provide a ranking...

Community Colleges Link Students to CalJOBS
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the California Employment Development Department (EDD) have teamed up to provide California community college students with free, instant access to more than 82,000 jobs available through CalJOBS, EDD’s website of available positions and internships...

CSU, JC Systems Create Special Degrees for Transfer Students
Monday, Feb 18, 2013

California’s community colleges and the Cal State University system have developed new degree programs that will guarantee community college grads admission to state universities as juniors with no wasted units, and with the opportunity to complete two degrees with only 120 units. Deputy Community...

Calif. Community College Board Names 2013 President, VP
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012

Manuel Baca, Mt. SAC [CCC Chancellor’s Office] – The California Community Colleges Board of Governors elected officers Tuesday for the 2013 calendar term during its bimonthly meeting held in Sacramento. The board, appointed by the governor, nominates and elects its president and vice president...

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1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
1542 - Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]
1650 map
1972 - Upper (main) Castaic Lake opens for swimming and boating; afterbay opened in May [story]
Castaic Lake
1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez