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1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
Charter School Operator to Pay $168.5 Mil. for Misleading Parents
Friday, Jul 8, 2016

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced Friday that the Bureau of Children’s Justice and False Claims Unit of the California Department of Justice has reached a settlement agreement with K12 Inc., a for-profit online charter school operator, and the 14 affiliated non-profit schools known as the...

SCVi to Host Civil War Living History Event
Friday, May 15, 2015

As part of iLEAD Schools’ project-based learning curriculum, SCVi Charter School’s 8th-grade  learners will provide the public with a living history display from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the historic Rancho Camulos in Piru.  Each student will portray a person from the Civil War era, remaining “in...

State: No Public School, Including Charter, Can Require Parents to Volunteer
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

Tom Torlakson State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced updated guidance on parent service hours requirements in schools. “We encourage parents to volunteer at their schools, but we want to make it very clear that no school can require parents to volunteer in order for a student...

Your Driveway, My Lemonade Stand
Monday, Jan 12, 2015

I think I’m going to convert my big RV into a food truck and park it on Main Street next to the Newhall Refinery restaurant. I’ll try to serve the same style and type of food. I might cut some corners but I figure I’ll make it up in volume so that I can manage the restaurant and pay myself a management...

Brown Vetoes Charter School Bill, Assembles Team to Curb Abuses
Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1263 last week, ending, at least for now, Santa Clarita Valley school officials’ legislative attempts to stop charter schools from locating outside of the district that charters them. In his veto message, Brown said: “Unfortunately, it appears that some districts...

Assembly Passes Bill To Limit Charter School Approvals
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

[KHTS] – The state Assembly approved a bill Tuesday by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Calabasas, that would require future charter schools to operate within the boundaries of the district that charters them. The legislation was sought by school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley after the Acton-Agua Dulce...

Albert Einstein Academy Welcomes Students to a New Campus
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Photo courtesy of Einstein Academy [KHTS] Albert Einstein Academy for the Letters, Arts and Sciences officials hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their elementary school at a former Pinecrest school site in Santa Clarita this week. Einstein Academy’s efforts to open an elementary school have managed...

Acton-AD: County Halts 2 More School Charters
Monday, Jun 16, 2014

[KHTS] – Los Angeles County education officials put two more charter school approvals from the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District on hold recently, in light of continued concerns about the district’s finances. A letter sent June 12 to school board President Mark Distaso was the second in...

County Officials Place Hold on Acton-AD Charter School Plans
Thursday, Jun 5, 2014

[KHTS] – County school officials ordered the Acton-Agua Dulce School District to hold off on five charter school petitions recommended for approval, according to a recent letter from the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Citing “fiscal solvency issues,” LACOE appointed Dick Douglas as...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Santa Clarita Valley School district leaders are asking lawmakers to stop approving charter schools in our area. Astronomy students at West Ranch High School could have read about outer space and the edge of the earth’s atmosphere in a textbook but they’re conducting their own research instead. Santa...

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1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
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The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families
As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity.
Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools
The LA County Development Authority have extended the deadline to register for elderly family housing sites from June to the end of the year. 
LACDA Extends Registration For Elderly Family Public Housing Sites, Including Valencia