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MakerSpace at COC Donates Face Shields to UCLA Health Santa Clarita
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020

The MakerSpace at College of the Canyons donated 100 face shields to UCLA Health Santa Clarita on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The face shields — which were created with MakerSpace’s 3-D printing machines — will help the medical professionals at UCLA Health Santa Clarita to continue safely handling COVID-19...

Registration Open for COC’s 2019 Summer Institute
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019

Registration is now open for the popular career exploration themed College of the Canyons Summer Institute, with weekly sessions running July 8-12 and July 15-19. COC’s Summer Institute is open to students entering grades 6-8 in the fall of 2019. The goal of the Summer Institute is to provide hands-on...

March 2: iLEAD ‘Space and Innovation Expo’ at COC Makerspace
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

Dr. Jacob Cohen, NASA iLEAD Schools, a network of free, public charter schools across California and the Midwest, will host its “Mission 2018 – DreamUp to Space!” Space & Innovation Expo featuring student aerospace projects on March 2 at College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus. Free and...

Nov. 2: eco-zomBEE Robot Challenge at COC Valencia Campus
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017

Extending the Halloween spirit, the College of the Canyons Valencia campus MakerSpace will host an eco-zomBEE Robot Challenge at the Valencia Campus on Thursday, Nov. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. The challenge involves student teams maneuvering eco-friendly zomBEE robots in collecting pollen and nectar on...

COC ‘MakerSpace’ Centers Awarded $311,432 Grant
Monday, Jul 24, 2017

College of the Canyons has been awarded a $311,432 grant by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to enhance its MakerSpace centers at the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses with additional equipment, courses, training and internships. “Our two MakerSpace locations have given our...

Around the 25th District with Rep. Steve Knight
Monday, Dec 12, 2016

A Special Coffee For Vets Last Tuesday my office attended the weekly Coffee for Vets in Lancaster, where Ronnie Baker and Juan Blanco presented Fred Barthe a wonderful book about the Coast Guard. Fred is the DAV van driver for the Antelope Valley and drives other veterans to the Sepulveda VA every...

COC MakerSpace Facility Offers STEAM Workspace
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

College of the Canyons is now able to provide students and staff members interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math fields with a dedicated area designed to spark creativity, spur collaboration and fuel innovation with the new MakerSpace facility. The COC MakerSpace, which is located...

Arroyo Seco Junior High to Host Makerspace Open House
Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

Arroyo Seco Junior High is hosting an open house to celebrate the opening of its new Makerspace. Come and enjoy a light lunch and tour the new Makerspace where you will see the students demonstrating the new Project Lead the Way exploratory classes. The event takes place on Monday, Feb. 1 at noon in...

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The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Carlos Salgado-Ruiz, 35, of Santa Clarita, as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Saugus Wednesday night.
Pedestrian Killed in Saugus Hit-and-Run Identified
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Scott Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 262 new deaths and 6,492 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the county's rollout of an extremely limited vaccine supply continues at Dodger Stadium and five supersites including Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 22,232; Vaccines in ‘Extremely Limited Supply’
In what some hailed as the most important speech at an inauguration in modern American history, President Joe Biden called for a new era of unity and healing as he pledged to bring an end to the pandemic that has dramatically altered the lives of every American while leading the restoration of a battered economy.
Biden Inauguration: ‘This Is Democracy’ – President Calls for Unity in Inaugural Address
Almost directly after taking the oath as President of the United States, Joe Biden on his first day in office is expected to reverse a number of his predecessor’s policies and federal agency standards.
Biden’s Busy First Day: Action on COVID-19, Climate, Racial Equality
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) was unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader-elect, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced Wednesday.
Wilk Named California Senate Republican Leader-Elect
Concluding with his oath to faithfully uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, Joseph R. Biden became the 46th president of the United States at noon Wednesday.
New President Inaugurated: White House Changes Hands at Critical Moment in History
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department opened the Six Flags Magic Mountain vaccination site Tuesday, one of the five larger vaccination sites opened this week in conjunction with the Fire Department and other agencies.
Magic Mountain Opens Vaccination Site, Aims to Administer More Than 2K Doses a Day
California fired back on the Trump administration’s eleventh-hour attempt to gut the Endangered Species Act before the president left office Wednesday.
California Leads Charge Against Parting Gut of Endangered Species Act
After nearly a year of lockdowns, social distancing, widespread infection, and COVID-19-related death in Los Angeles, residents are preparing for the next chapter of the pandemic: vaccination distribution.
L.A. County Health Officials Address Challenges to Vaccination Distribution
California’s holiday COVID-19 wave appears to have crested, with state officials announcing Tuesday that hospitalizations and new infections are starting to decrease for the first time in weeks.
Officials: California’s Holiday COVID-19 Wave Appears to Have Crested
As coronavirus cases spiked to record highs and spurred statewide lockdowns this past summer, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature have scrambled to devise a COVID-19 aid plan for the state’s nearly $10 billion share of federal CARES Act funding.
California Leaders Blasted for Giving Less COVID-19 Aid to Small Communities
Soon after Los Angeles County officials announced Tuesday that, by the afternoon, residents age 65 and older could register for the COVID-19 vaccine, the signup website crashed, with thousands of inquiries pending.
L.A. County COVID-19 Vaccine Signup Website Crashes
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 186 new deaths and 7,902 new cases of confirmed COVID-19, with 22,102 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: County Ramps Up Large-Scale Vaccination Sites; SCV Tops 22,000 Total Cases
I think everyone gave a sigh of relief at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020. The most troubling and stressful year in recent memory was finally over.
Pets Are Source of Unconditional Love During Uncertain World | Marcia Mayeda
A brush fire quickly spread near Towsley Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, with initial reports indicating it had grown by 50 acres within a half-hour.
Strong Winds Fuel Towsley Canyon Fire
As winds continue to whip through the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters are battling another brush fire in Canyon Country where structures may be threatened.
Canyon Country Fire Threatens Structures
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan issued the following statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.
California Issues Warning Against Batch of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine After Allergic Reactions Reported
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes