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Posted: October 15, 2008 8:17 p.m.
Updated: December 17, 2008 5:00 a.m.
 
College to host environmental science fair
The College of the Canyons Sustainable Development Committee will host an environmental science fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Valencia campus student center.

The fair is themed "Kids on Sustainability and Solutions" and will feature projects presented by elementary, junior high and high school students from the Santa Clarita Valley. The event, sponsored by the SDC and Whole Foods Market in Valencia, will also include a variety of vender booths featuring "green" and earth-friendly products.

Call (661) 362-5806 or visit www.cocsdc.org for more information.

FEMA funding to help California fight Sesnon Fire
Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help California fight the Sesnon Fire that started Monday in Porter Ranch.

The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating and controlling the Sesnon Fire.

The President's Disaster Relief Fund provides funding for federal fire management made available by FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause a major disaster.

Eligible firefighting costs, covered by the grant, must meet a minimum threshold for costs before delivery of assistance. Eligible costs covered by the aid can include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; tools, materials and supplies; and mobilization and demobilization activities.

Shopping center donations will help schools
The Vine will host a School Spirit Celebration sponsored by Castaic Shopping Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This event is open to the public and will feature colorful posters for people to sign created by students from Castaic Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, and Northlake Elementary.

The shopping center will make a $1 donation to each school for every signature collected during the event, to a maximum of $500 per school.

The celebration will include free family activities; samples from Family Bakery, Starbucks and Telly's Charburgers; and giveaways. Kids can pose for a free digital photo with the KHTS 1948 Mack fire truck and play in the giant jumpers.

Attendees over 18 can register for a chance to win prizes from the Pizza Factory, Starbucks, Jersey Mikes, and Verizon.

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