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1949 - Short-lived oil drilling operation on Newhall's Arcadia Street ends [story]
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Feb. 12: Santa Clarita Community College District Business Meeting
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020

The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 12, with a closed session at 3:45 p.m., followed by open session at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Hasley Hall (HSLH – 137), located on the Valencia campus of College of the...

Cougars Take Down El Camino with Late-Inning Rally
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

Story and photo by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director Just two games into the 2020 season College of the Canyons has already developed a reputation for late inning heroics. On Saturday, the Cougars (1-1) plated four runs in the ninth and four more in the 10th to take down host El Camino College...

Lady Cougars Basketball Begin Western State Conference Play
Thursday, Jan 9, 2020

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director After an up-and-down month of December in which College of the Canyons knocked off two of the state’s top-ranked teams but finished with a losing record, the Lady Cougars are set to begin Western State Conference (WSC) play on Wednesday. Canyons...

COC’s Employee Training Institute Awarded Nearly $750K for Local Training
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

The College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute (ETI) has received $749,760 from the Employment Training Panel (ETP) to provide local companies with customized training programs that will include industry-recognized certifications, new skills and opportunities for employees to take their skills...

COC to Host Information Nights for Prospective Students
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

To better assist high school seniors who are curious about making College of the Canyons their next step, the college will be offering information nights on Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Wednesday, 13 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) and at Canyon High School on Thursday, Nov. 14. The information...

COC Board Extends Van Hook Contract to 2023

College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne G. Van Hook officially received a contract extension to the year 2023 following Wednesday night’s board of trustees meeting. According to the amendments being made to the Van Hook’s contract, she was already under contract from 2018 to 2022. The amendments...

Lady Cougars Volleyball Sweeps Antelope Valley 3-0
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

Story and photo by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director Led by double-digit kill totals from sophomores Grace Ferguson and Madison Martinez, College of the Canyons jumped out to an early first set advantage and never looked back, sweeping visiting Antelope Valley College 3-0. Set scores were...

Lady Cougars Play to 1-1 Draw vs. Antelope Valley

Story and photo by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director College of the Canyons sophomore Celia Franco booted a penalty kick goal in the 86th minute to put the home team on the board and tie the game, as the Cougars played to a 1-1 draw vs. Antelope Valley College in the Western State Conference...

COC Music Professor Receives Latin Grammy Nomination
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

College of the Canyons music professor Yalil Guerra has received a Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Classical Album category for his album “Cuba: The Legacy.” Even though the Cuban-born composer has been nominated for a Grammy eight times, the news still came as a surprise. “I cried when I heard...

Charter College Canyon Country Hosts Annual Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

Charter College Canyon Country hosted its annual graduation ceremony on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Centre. Campus President Nicole Keith welcomed the graduates and their families. She was joined on stage by Dwayne Pine, Full Time Medical Instructor; Brian Burton, Student Success Instructor; Mandy Guerra,...

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A Big Band, a charismatic international jazz group from Northamptonshire, England, will perform a mixture of styles from Gordon Goodwin, Alan Baylock and Van Morrison to Radiohead at the Valencia High School Theater on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 18: A Big Band to Swing in Free Concert at Valencia High
The California Enterprise Development Authority, or CEDA, will hold a Teleconference Meeting on Thursday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m.
February 20: CEDA Teleconference Meeting
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold a study session at City Hall on Tuesday, February 18, starting at 6:30 p.m.
February 18: Santa Clarita Arts Commission Study Session
The army of Santa Clarita volunteers is looking for new recruits to help out during special events coming up in March and April.
Santa Clarita Volunteers Seek New Recruits for Spring Events
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has its Wednesday, February 19 agenda for a closed session starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m.
February 19 Agenda: Hart District Board Regular Meeting
The city of Santa Clarita has released the list of productions filming this week in the Santa Clarita Valley, February 17-23, 2020.
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Penny Dreadful,’ ‘Broken Vessels’
The city of Santa Clarita's Planning Commission has released the February 18 agenda for its next regular meeting at City Hall starting at 6 p.m.
Planning Commission February 18 Agenda: Proposed Master’s University Subdivision
After more than three decades of helping Castaic students, Janene Maxon, assistant superintendent of educational services for the Castaic Union School District, announced her plans to retire this summer.
Janene Maxon to Retire as Castaic Schools Assistant Superintendent
To shed light on the creative industry in Newhall, the Newhallywood Silent Film festival debuted last weekend by showcasing different silent films alongside a variety of workshops.
Newhallywood Silent Film Festival Debuts in Newhall
COVID-19 news: Carl Goldman and his wife Jeri Seratti-Goldman, owners of radio station KHTS in Santa Clarita and passengers on Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess, are back in the U.S. and ensconced in a medical facility in Omaha, Nebraska, where Carl has been hospitalized.
COVID-19 News: KHTS Santa Clarita Owners ‘Repatriated’ to U.S.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a report of a person fatally shot around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on the 26300 block of Rainbow Glen Drive in Newhall.
Man Fatally Shot in Newhall ID’d; Deputies Investigating
1949 - Short-lived oil drilling operation on Newhall's Arcadia Street ends [story]
Arcadia Street rig
2000 - Rancho Camulos designated a National Historic Landmark [story]
Rancho Camulos
1939 - Los Angeles premiere of John Ford's "Stagecoach"; approx. 7 seconds shot in SCV [Watch Clip]
Stagecoach
The Trump administration is deploying tactical units of border patrol agents as part of a stepped-up arrest operation in so-called "sanctuary cities" across the United States, including Los Angeles, the New York Times reported Friday evening.
Villanueva Rips Feds’ Deployment of Border Patrol Agents in LA County
The city of Santa Clarita has received a petition from a Walnut Creek attorney on behalf of a group of voters to comply with the California Voting Rights Act, alleging the local government’s at-large election system dilutes the votes of Latino residents.
Santa Clarita Faced with Potential Lawsuit Over At-large Election System
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation received a significant recognition this week from the California Association for Local Economic Development and has been honored with an Award of Excellence in their Programs Category for SCVEDC's LiveWorkSCV.com job board.
SCVEDC Receives CALED Award of Excellence
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Code for America said Thursday that nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions eligible for relief under Proposition 64 will be dismissed as part of their cutting-edge partnership.
LA County to Dismiss 66,000 Marijuana Convictions
Valencia, California-based Princess Cruises on Thursday evening confirmed that Japanese health officials had diagnosed 44 new positive cases of the deadly COVID-19 virus among people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
COVID-19 Update: 219 Cases Aboard Diamond Princess; KHTS Owners OK, But Companion Down
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies have responded to multiple, odd calls but perhaps none like the one on Friday afternoon: a bear arm on a Valencia street.
Sheriff’s ‘Out of the Ordinary’ Call: Bear Arm Found on Creekside Road
Caltrans delivered 10 travel trailers on Thursday to a site in South Los Angeles to provide temporary housing for families experiencing homelessness.
State Delivers Travel Trailers to South LA for Homeless
California’s state auditor said Thursday that law enforcement agencies including the Los Angeles Police Department have flouted privacy laws meant to ensure that license plate photos captured by automated cameras aren't abused and are safeguarded from hackers.
Cops’ Horde of License Plate Photos Slammed by State Auditor
The California High-Speed Rail Authority issued its Draft 2020 Business Plan on Wednesday for public review and comment, as the agency seeks to advance California’s leadership in building a modern, clean and sustainable transportation system.
High-Speed Rail Authority Issues Draft 2020 Business Plan
Joe Lopez, 38, of Littlerock, who was convicted of slamming into the back of a parked car on the shoulder of Highway 14 in 2017, killing the occupant, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in prison.
Lopez Sentenced to 15 Years for Murder, Gross Vehicular Manslaughter