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 ...
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 ...
Two juveniles hospitalized for Ecstasy A 13 and 14-year-old were transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for treatment on Friday around 11:20 p.m. after reportedly using the drug Ecstasy during a junior high school graduation function at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, according to Sgt. Deborah Miller of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. Gorman gas station receives bomb threat A gas station near Gorman received a bomb threat Friday around 6:20 p.m., ...
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 ...
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 Dog behavior specialist Cesar Millan will appear for a book signing at Off Broadway Bistro today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Millan is the host of "The Dog Whisperer" on the National Geographic Channel, and is also known for his Dog Psychology Center. Off Broadway Bistro is located at 23928 Summerhill Lane in Valencia. E-waste recycling planned at school A free e-waste recycling service will be provided to ...
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.
Owls, snakes, turtles and other critters awed dozens of visitors at Placerita Canyon Nature Center's "Native Live Animal Presentation" on Saturday in Newhall.
More than 350 people crowded the memorial service for a beloved Canyon High School and Brigham Young University football player Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canyon Country.
Two people were killed Saturday afternoon when a Porsche sports car crashed and burst into flames in Valencia, and the passenger was actor Paul Walker, his publicist confirmed to the Associated Press
With the convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving this year, the Jewish community of the Santa Clarita Valley has opted to celebrate the lighting of the official Santa Clarita Valley menorah on Sunday, the fourth day of the holiday, at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Black Friday got off to a slow start in the Santa Clarita Valley, but by noon parking spaces were at a premium at the Westfield Valencia Town Center and shoppers jammed the mall.
Christmas tree shoppers will have a less soggy experience this weekend than they did Friday as a storm that dropped a trace of rain around the Santa Clarita Valley moves out of the area.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Deputy Devin Freeman, who worked as a resource officer at Canyon High School and Sierra Vista Junior High School, died at home on Thanksgiving Day after a six-year battle with cancer, a spokesman said today. He was 38.
The third annual Hart Holiday Boutique and Craft Fair is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at William S. Hart Regional Park.
Black Friday just doesn't cut it anymore.
More than 100 home-bound seniors gave second helpings of "thank you" to the men and women who brought them not just one Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, but a second turkey dinner for the next day as well - plus dessert.
If you set the table, they will come.
Before lining up for rides, many lined up with boxes and bags of donations Wednesday for the 11th Annual Bag-A-Ticket holiday food drive at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
No one begs Santa Claus for cheaper gasoline. Yet falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers - and for people on their holiday shopping lists.
The outlook for those traveling for the holiday weekend has gotten a little brighter recently as the blustery, rainy Thanksgiving initially forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley is now expected to be slightly less gloomy, a weather official said.
There was no turkey on the Walker dinner table on Thanksgiving 1946 - but there was pork roast, and a fresh-picked watercress salad and, of course, beans.