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1970 - College of the Canyons' first on-campus classes held in portable buildings located just south of future Cougar Stadium [story]
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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
June 8: Thurmond to Issue State Guidance for Schools Reopening
Friday, Jun 5, 2020

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will release the California Department of Education’s guidance document, “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools,” on Monday, June 8. The guidance will serve as a roadmap of...

County Sees Spike in Dog Bites with Kids Home from School
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

With kids home from school due to pandemic-related closures, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has seen an alarming increase in the reporting of dog bites to children. School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly changed home life for both families and their...

Community Urged to be Voice of Children as Concern for Child Safety Rises
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020

On the heels of the announcement that students will remain out of school for the remainder of the academic year due to the current public health crisis, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is calling on residents to help ensure that children remain safe. During this...

Newsom: Most California Schools May be Closed Until Fall
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom said Thursday the state’s approximately 6 million public school students will likely not go back to school before the summer break, offering a sobering look at the degree to which everyday life will alter for the foreseeable future in the Golden State. “It’s unlikely...

Newsom Signs Order Ensuring State Funding for Closed Schools
Friday, Mar 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday issued an executive order ensuring California public school districts retain state funding even in the event of physical closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state funding order directs school districts to use those state dollars to fund distance learning...

School Closures: Saugus, Hart Districts, OLPH to Shutter Schools Monday

In the latest round of local school closures, the Saugus Union School District will close all schools starting Monday for a period of three weeks due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, according to a message from administrators late Friday morning. On-campus classes will resume after Spring Break...

Sulphur Springs Will Not Extend School Year Due to Fire Closures
Friday, Nov 1, 2019

After needing to shut down schools due to fires and the threat of power shutoffs, including shutting down school for a whole week, Sulphur Springs Union School District officials said they will not be adding any makeup days due to the fires. Due to weather conditions on Oct. 10, the district’s schools...

Saddleridge Flames Lick at 5, 14 Freeways Friday
Friday, Oct 11, 2019

View from Hidden Valley, Newhall, Friday 1 p.m. UPDATE Friday 5:40 p.m.: Northbound Highway 14 is open. UPDATE Friday 5 p.m.: The Saddleridge Fire stands at 7,542 acres burned and 13% contained, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. UPDATE Friday 4:34 p.m.: Law enforcement has just opened two...

Saddleridge Fire Hops I-5 South of SCV; 1 Killed in SFV

Editor’s note: Coverage of the Saddleridge Fire is continuing this morning and a new, updated story for Friday will be posted this morning. The following story is updated as of 9 a.m. Friday. All schools in the Castaic, Newhall, Sulphur Springs, Saugus and William S. Hart school districts are closed...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 10 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,058 new cases countywide and 30 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Santa Clarita Tops 91k Total Cases
College of the Canyons has received a $1.37 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Child Care Assistance Means Parents In School program to directly benefit the college’s Early Childhood Education Center. 
COC Receives $1.37 Million Grant to Support Early Childhood Education Center
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Girl Talk: A Women’s Health Series will be returning on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Oct. 13: Henry Mayo’s Women’s Health Education Series Returns
Valencia-based Landscape Development Inc. announced that its maintenance division, Enhanced Landscape Management LLC, has completed the asset purchase of Ventura, CA based, The Groundskeeper, Inc..
Valencia-Based Landscape Development Further Expands Its Footprint in SoCal
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today awarded $144 million in Safe Clean Water funding, including 24 new infrastructure projects, 17 scientific studies, and various watershed area resources designed to increase the region’s water resiliency.
Supervisors Approve $144 million in Safe Clean Water Funding
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn that directed the County’s Internal Services Department to equitably identify internet broadband demonstration sites across all five of the County’s Supervisorial Districts.  
L.A. County Board of Supervisors Approve Digital Equity Motion
Vice-Chairman of the Public Safety Committee Assemblyman Tom Lackey announced Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1406 into law.
Governor Newsom Signs Assemblyman Lackey’s Bill to Prevent Inadvertent Fatal Shootings
1970 - College of the Canyons' first on-campus classes held in portable buildings located just south of future Cougar Stadium [story]
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What could be better than building relationships while playing cornhole and sipping on local brews? How about doing those things while helping young adults who are leaving foster care without a home?
Nov. 12: Finally Family Homes Inaugural Cornhole Tourney Seeks Sponsors
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encourages parents and students to join their classmates and walk, bike, or roll to class on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Oct. 12: LASD Supports National Walk, Bike, Roll to School Day
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 12 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,133 new cases countywide and 28 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: 1,133 New Cases in County, 12 Deaths Includes Child
First launched in 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Month became the first organized effort to bring widespread attention to breast cancer. Each October Circle of Hope recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its’ annual event, 31 Days of Hope, to help increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment of this disease.
Circle of Hope Holds 31 Days of Hope Fundraising Campaign
The annual Saugus High School Boutique Fantastique will be held Saturday and Sunday Nov. 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Saugus High School Gym.
Nov. 5-6: Saugus High Boutique Fantastique
Welcome back, UCLA Hockey! The city of Santa Clarita and The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center | Powered by FivePoint, are excited to announce the return of the UCLA Men’s Hockey Team for the 2022-23 season.
UCLA Hockey Returns to The Cube
Despite near identical shots taken, The Master's University women's soccer team was not able to find the back of the net as Ottawa defeated the Mustangs 2-0 Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.
Master’s Women’s Soccer Shutout by OUAZ
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will raise awareness about the safety of people walking throughout the month, emphasizing that “safe drivers, safe speeds and safe vehicles save lives.”
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month
You can’t go far in our city without discovering public art or art spaces. Whether you stumble upon the poetry printed on our sidewalks, discover the vibrant colors of the Communitree at the Canyon Country Community Center, find one of the many Art Bears or enjoy the latest exhibit at one of the City’s eight galleries, there is much art to appreciate this month and year-round in Santa Clarita.
Ken Striplin | Get Creative this ARTober
"Groundworks," a new documentary by Justine Garrett (Critical Studies MFA 2006) and Ian Garrett (Theater MFA 2008), airs on multiple U.S. public television stations this month. In Southern California, the film was broadcast on KCET on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and will air on PBS SoCal on Oct. 10-11, coinciding with Indigenous People’s Day.
Oct. 10-11: CalArts Alums’ ‘Groundworks’ to Air on Public Television
The College of the Canyon Athletic Department and Associated Student Government are inviting community members to attend the 2022 Homecoming Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Cougar Stadium.
Oct. 13: Community Invited to 2022 COC Homecoming Celebration
1900 - Pico oil driller Alex Mentry (as in Mentryville) succumbs to typhoid fever at California Hospital in Los Angeles [story]
Alex Mentry
For the first time since 2020, the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department is offering its Employer Workshop on child support requirements live in La Mirada on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Oct. 13: Employer Workshop on Child Support Requirements
Calling all Transylvanians! Join the city of Santa Clarita for a screening of the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Centre on Oct. 28 or Oct. 29.
Oct. 28-29: Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening
Join the city of Santa Clarita and explore your creative side this ARTober in celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month.
Santa Clarita Unveils ARTober Lineup
The city of Santa Clarita is honored to once again be named as a 2022 finalist for the prestigious award of “Most Business-Friendly City” by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.
Santa Clarita Named Finalist for Most Business-Friendly City
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