For many high school graduates in the Santa Clarita Valley, College of the Canyons is often the college of convenience - a two-year academic institution located in Valencia that offers affordable alternatives to earning a degree or certificate and gaining an advantage in the workplace.
Though it is understood that College of the Canyons does not attract students exclusively from the Santa Clarita Valley, many would not expect students from halfway around the world to attend.
The College of the Canyons Community and Continuing Education department will host a Recognition Reception honoring students from the college's Emeritus College and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs on Monday.
The evening's events will include a photo power-point presentation chronicling the 2007-08 school year and a special awards ceremony to recognize the Student of the Year honorees from both the Emeritus College and ESL programs. Student of the Month, Honorable Mention Student and Perfect Attendance Student honorees from throughout the school year will also be recognized.
As the editor of The Smoke Signal, Hart High School's student newspaper, Waseem Salahi stayed involved in student events during his senior year, but at the same time managed to earn the highest GPA at his school.
He has a community, a hospital, an avenue, a foundation and a company named for him, so it should come as no surprise that there is also a school district and an elementary school in Santa Clarita named for Henry Mayo Newhall.
Newhall traveled to San Francisco from his home in Saugus, Mass., in 1850, too late to strike it rich in the gold mines as he had planned, according to a biography provided by the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation. Instead, Newhall opened up an auctioneering and import/export business, with the first auction featuring most of his possessions including ...
Two juveniles hospitalized for Ecstasy
A 22-year-old man was reportedly stabbed in the chest or torso area Saturday evening in the Cordova Estates Mobile Home park. According to Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station, the incident occurred around 8:00 p.m. in the 27300 block of Sierra Highway. The motive for the stabbing is unknown, but Hershey said it may be gang-related. A suspect is currently being sought by deputies. The victim was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital where he is reportedly being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
More than 50 fans of dog behavior specialist Cesar Millan lined up at a Valencia bistro Saturday to catch the Dog Whisperer during a book signing.
Millan, a Santa Clarita resident, is currently in the midst of bringing his Dog Psychology Center to the local area as a means of educating dog owners about caring for their pets.
Within a year, GPS technology will bring interactive electronic maps to some of the city's bus stops to give bus riders real-time updates on how long they will need to wait for their bus.
The Santa Clarita City Council this week gave the green light to hire New Zealand-based consultant Connexionz to install a transit information network on the city's entire 81-vehicle fleet.
Thousands of individuals impacted by cancer gathered at Central Park on Saturday for the record-setting 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Relay for Life.
The American Cancer Society sponsored event, known as "A Passport to Hope," included 109 teams, plus dozens of visitors and volunteers, to fight for the cause and raise money for research, according to Candy Spahr, one of the three event chairpersons.
Local water officials have renewed their contract with a San Francisco consulting firm despite an 11th hour increase of 67 percent in the company's last bill and concerns voiced by one board member about "routine work" continually being farmed out to experts.
'Dog Whisperer' visiting Valencia Bistro today
The College of the Canyons Center for Applied Competitive Technologies has won the 2007-2008 Exemplary Innovation Award by the California Community College's Economic and Workforce Development program.
It's been a long time coming, but alternative schools like Bowman High School finally got the recognition they deserve when state legislators named the month of May Educational Options Month.
A Bakersfield woman died and two other people suffered injuries after the car in which they were traveling crashed into a drainage ditch near Gorman Friday morning.
Trying something different this year, College of the Canyons scheduled a morning graduation ceremony and family and friends gathered in the campus Honor Grove Friday as the graduates filed through to their seats.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are looking for thieves who stole two rare and expensive bicycles valued together at $18,000, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station incident log.
College of the Canyons officials warned students Thursday about two separate attacks on female students on or near the school's Valencia campus.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested nine people from Canyon Country on Thursday following an early morning probation and parole sweep that also netted a marijuana "grow house."
A new financial incentive is being offered to companies that relocate to the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corporation announced on Thursday.
A dead bat that tested positive for rabies was found in Agua Dulce in February, county health officials announced this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere.
Santa Clarita, CA – March 7, 2014 – Central Park has been selected for "Heart Your Park," a program introduced as part of Macy's "Secret Garden" campaign, which aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy's in the Westfield Valencia Town Center can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Central Park. To further spread the love, Macy's will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.
On Friday, March 7th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, a full road closure will be in effect on Del Monte Drive between Benito Court and El Paseo Drive. The temporary closure is required to allow for the removal and subsequent replacement of an existing timber pedestrian bridge crossing Del Monte Drive.
Hundreds got in line at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Wednesday to brave the flavors of 44 chilis during the 2nd Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off.
Newly appointed Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson wants to preserve Santa Clarita Valley's reputation as one of the safest communities in the country, he said Wednesday during an interview at the Sheriff's Station.
A 66-year-old truck driver arrested last summer for leaving the scene of a crash where a woman was struck and killed is now serving close to a year in jail, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.
A local state assemblyman's trip to Eurasia costing thousands of dollars was the biggest gift item reported by any of the four Santa Clarita Valley representatives in the state Legislature, according to reports released recently by the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
The 29 nominees for the 2014 Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year were presented at a gala "Paparazzi Party" this week to be recognized for their achievements as community volunteers.
One of the Santa Clarita Valley's senior living communities, Summerhill Villa, has been sold, according to an executive with realty firm CBRE's Senior Housing Services Group.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station requested the public's assistance Wednesday in locating a custom wheelchair stolen in a residential burglary on Feb. 24.