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1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
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Cougars Ready to Make Up for Last Season’s Playoff Setback
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

After going 10-0 last season and winning the Southern California Football Association National Division, Northern League championship, the College of the Canyons football team had a setback against Ventura College, losing in the first round of the playoffs. But at COC, it’s all about lessons learned,...

Cougars Knocked Out in First Round Playoff Matchup
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018

No. 1 College of the Canyons (10-0) was just three wins away from a state championship. But the undefeated Cougars came up short Saturday night in a California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional Playoff game against No. 4 Ventura – a team they bested 31-7...

No. 2 Canyons Overpowers No. 5 Ventura 31-7, Moves to 8-0
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director No. 2 College of the Canyons overpowered No. 5 Ventura College 31-7 on Saturday to improve to 8-0 on the season while gaining a stranglehold on the Southern California Football Association National Division, Northern League standings. Canyons (8-0, 3-0)...

Cougars Invite Fans to Attend Saturday’s Game Free with Halloween Costume
Friday, Oct 26, 2018

College of the Canyons’ undefeated football team returns home to Cougar Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 vs. conference rival Ventura College, and all fans wearing a Halloween costume are invited to attend free of charge (costume must be family friendly). It’s the fourth of five regular...

COC Invites SCV Youth Football, Cheer Programs to Saturday’s Game
Friday, Oct 19, 2018

College of the Canyons returns home to Cougar Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 vs. East L.A. College, in the third of five regular season home games slated for the 2018 campaign. This week all SCV youth football and cheer teams — Santa Clarita Cowboys, Grizzlies, Spartans, Vikings, Warriors, Wildcats...

Sept. 29: No. 4 Canyons to Host Golden West in Week 5 Matchup
Friday, Sep 28, 2018

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director College of the Canyons will host its second home game of the 2018 season as the Cougars square off against Golden West College at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Cougar Stadium. Canyons (4-0) has shown its brilliance on both sides of the ball this season...

No. 6 Canyons Crushes Santa Barbara 63-0
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018

In the days leading up to the Cougars’ week three meeting vs. Santa Barbara City College, head coach Ted Iacenda commented that he wanted to see his team “click on all cylinders.” Coming into the matchup vs. the Vaqueros, No. 6 College of the Canyons (3-0) had shown flashes of brilliance...

COC Sets Community Group Invites to 5 Football Home Games
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018

The College of the Canyons football program will return home to Cougar Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 vs. Santa Barbara City College, in the first of five regular-season games slated for the 2018 campaign. Once again, COC head coach Ted Iacenda and the Cougars have announced a series of special...

Cougars Football Team Shows Claws in Opening Win vs. Saddleback
Monday, Sep 3, 2018

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director MISSION VIEJO — College of the Canyons’ football team opened its 2018 campaign with a 19-6 defensive-minded victory over host Saddleback College at Mission Viejo High School on Saturday night. Canyons (1-0) limited Saddleback (0-1) to 21 yards on...

Cougars Release 2018 Spring Football Practice Schedule
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

The College of the Canyons football program has released its 2018 spring football practice schedule with sessions having started Monday, April 9. Canyons finished the 2017 campaign with an overall record of 9-2 and 4-1 mark in conference play to finish second in the Southern California Football Association...

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1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
Pedro Fages
Following months of renovations and preparation for a grand reopening, the city of Santa Clarita-owned ice rink has a new name and brand, The Cube - Ice and Entertainment Center.
City Reveals New Name of City-Owned Ice Rink
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 2,110 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccine Allocation to Increase Next Week; SCV Cases Total 26,403
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking which will take effect April 1.
State Updates Blueprint, Outdoor Activities and Theme Parks Set to Reopen
The Newhall School District announced Friday the implementation of the first Junior Kindergarten program in the Santa Clarita Valley which will offer students who turn five years old between July 1 and Sept. 1 the opportunity to enroll in school and enjoy the benefits that both Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten currently provide.
Newhall School District Announces First Junior Kindergarten Program in SCV
The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Missing Person Debbie Phipps.
LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside.
City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation
1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations