About 1,000 job seekers spent Wednesday at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus mingling with potential employers in the hopes of landing a good job in a tough economy.
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From the ashes of November's Sayre Fire in Sylmar, the Courtyard by Marriott in Valencia and the Red Cross hatched a plan to house evacuees. The plan was put to the test when the Jesusita Fire ripped through Santa Barbara, and may be tested again as fire season heats up, a Red Cross official said Wednesday.
Two local private schools are planning to switch campuses during the summer to accommodate an increase in student population.
Local school districts expect to receive more than $14 million in stabilization funding from the federal stimulus package. But that money won't be spent just yet, district officials said.
Alternative programs and helping students connect to their schools were presented by William S. Hart Union High School District officials Wednesday as the reasons for the nearly 3-percent decrease in districtwide drop-out rate for the 2007-08 school year.
The Newhall County Water District board will consider whether to connect its water service to a proposed development in Canyon Country and a drug store set to open in Newhall at its 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight.
A small grass fire briefly shut down the northbound Interstate 5 near state Route 126 on Wednesday, but firefighters had the blaze under control within minutes.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) is hosting a dance party and special viewing of Sabrina Bryan's BYOU2 fitness DVD on Thursday, May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at La Mesa Junior High School for girls ages 9-14.
The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia announced the recipients of the 2009 Alpert Award in the Arts.
The city of Santa Clarita and the College of the Canyons will host a "Jump Start Your Job Search" workshop on Thursday, May 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. The workshop is free to attend and open to the public and focuses on teaching attendees the tools needed to compete in a tight job market.
Trinity Classical Academy hosts a Memorial Day open house from 5 to 8 p.m. at its future home on the NorthPark Community Church campus. The event will feature live music, food and tours of the new building. The campus is located at 28310 Kelly Johnson Drive in Valencia. For more information, call (661) 296-2601.
Officials from the Hewlett Leaders in Student Success program recognized College of the Canyons on Friday, May 8 as one of three California community colleges honored in 2009 for the use of innovative and proven teaching strategies in the college's 'basic skills' foundational math and English programs.
The Repertory East Playhouse is offering the position of Production Management intern to one full-time college student.
The Santa Clarita Public Library is trying to keep kids reading over the summer with the "Paws to Read" summer reading program.
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The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.
Regardless of the outcome of November's general election, the Santa Clarita Valley will continue to be represented in Congress by a Republican, after a former state legislator and a current state legislator came out on top of the field in Tuesday's primary election.
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.
In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.
A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.
Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic roller coaster Colossus will close Aug. 16 after a 36-year run, officials at the Santa Clarita Valley theme park announced Tuesday.
Voter turnout appeared sluggish today at Santa Clarita Valley polling places as the 2014 primary election got under way.
After a month-long investigation into the stabbing of a father and son outside a Newhall bar, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives have arrested an affiliate of the outlawed Vagos Motorcycle Club on suspicion of attempted murder, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.
A woman was injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday following a two-car traffic collision on Highway 14 near Golden Valley Road, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
The first gubernatorial primary under California's new top-two system has evolved into a typical campaign between Republicans hoping to come in second, pitting a state lawmaker who is a tea party favorite against a socially moderate investment banker making his first run for public office.