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COC starts fall semester with more classes than ever

COC starts fall semester with more classes than ever

Students head to class between the Honor Grove and a construction site on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus Monday, the first day of classes for the fall semester. Signal photo by Dan Watson


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Newhall County Water District launches drought education plan

August 26, 2014 (Newhall, Calif.) – This week, Newhall County Water District's 10,000 customers can expect to receive resources on California's drought directly ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 6:12 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 6:12 p.m. | Newhall County Water District launches drought education plan Comments 0 Comments
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Valencia man convicted in FBI case loses bid to have verdict overturned

A Santa Clarita Valley man and former Sheriff's Department lieutenant asked for a new trial this week in his conviction on obstruction of justice charges, but a federa... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 6:02 p.m. | Valencia man convicted in FBI case loses bid to have verdict overturned Comments 1 Comment
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UPDATE: Power outage hits Castaic after car hits transformer

Sixteen businesses in a shopping center at The Old Road and Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic were blacked out Tuesday after a car slammed into a Southern California Ediso... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 2:48 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 5:03 p.m. | UPDATE: Power outage hits Castaic after car hits transformer Comments 0 Comments
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Bill to restrict charter school location passes Assembly

A bill that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the district that charters them passed the state Assembly Tuesday,... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 4:43 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 4:43 p.m. | Bill to restrict charter school location passes Assembly Comments 2 Comments
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Speed named as factor in crash that killed 2 COC football players

Excessive speed was the main contributing factor in a collision that killed two College of the Canyons football players last weekend and left a third student athlete i... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 4:11 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 4:11 p.m. | Speed named as factor in crash that killed 2 COC football players Comments 2 Comments
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Trial set in 3-year-old murder case

Following multiple court delays, a trial date was set Tuesday for a 42-year-old Saugus man charged with murdering his live-in girlfriend in September 2011. » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 2:07 p.m. | Trial set in 3-year-old murder case Comments 1 Comment
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Metrolink to operate special holiday service on Labor Day

LOS ANGELES - In observance of Labor Day, Metrolink will not operate service on Monday, Sept. 1, with the exception of two round-trip trains on the Antelope Valley Lin... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:30 a.m. | Metrolink to operate special holiday service on Labor Day Comments 0 Comments
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COC ‘Upward Bound’ Program graduates to start college in fall

This fall, 16 graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District's Upward Bound program will begin their first semester of colleg... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 10:38 a.m. | COC ‘Upward Bound’ Program graduates to start college in fall Comments 0 Comments
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Napa quake a reminder for SCV, city emergency official says

Santa Clarita's emergency preparedness czar says Sunday's Napa earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale is a reminder to residents that the Santa Clarita Valley c... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Napa quake a reminder for SCV, city emergency official says Comments 5 Comments
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Big night for 'Breaking Bad' at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend o... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Big night for 'Breaking Bad' at Emmys Comments 0 Comments
COC starts fall semester with more classes than ever
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COC starts fall semester with more classes than ever

The College of the Canyons fall semester began Monday with a promise of the largest schedule of classes in school history - 51,000 seats open for students. » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 6:45 p.m. | Updated: aug. 25, 2014 6:45 p.m. | COC starts fall semester with more classes than ever Comments 12 Comments
Ventress receives letter of commendation from president
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Ventress receives letter of commendation from president

Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surp... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 5:00 p.m. | Ventress receives letter of commendation from president Comments 0 Comments
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Santa Clarita Valley home sales soften in July

Median prices and home sales softened in July as the number of Santa Clarita Valley homes listed for sale shot up nearly 50 percent over the prior year, the Southland ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 4:36 p.m. | Santa Clarita Valley home sales soften in July Comments 0 Comments
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Santa Clarita opens two new fields at Central Park

Santa Clarita Central Park is bigger and better than ever after the completion of Phase III of the Park's Master Plan. Today, the Santa Clarita City Council and Castai... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 4:09 p.m. | Updated: aug. 25, 2014 4:09 p.m. | Santa Clarita opens two new fields at Central Park Comments 3 Comments
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Reckless driver leads CHP in pursuit to Tarzana

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. today, an officer assigned to the West Valley Area office spotted a black Ford Explorer with paper plates traveling in excess of 100 miles per ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 3:51 p.m. | Reckless driver leads CHP in pursuit to Tarzana Comments 1 Comment
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COC football player in critical condition

A College of the Canyons football player involved in a two-vehicle crash in Sylmar that killed two of his teammates remained in critical condition Monday, a hospital s... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 3:07 p.m. | Updated: aug. 25, 2014 3:07 p.m. | COC football player in critical condition Comments 1 Comment
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New 'Donate Life' license plates available

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 – Donate Life California announces the Pink Dot Plate featuring the pink "DONOR" dot is now called the Donate Life Plate and fea... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 11:34 a.m. | New 'Donate Life' license plates available Comments 5 Comments
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Castaic school grading to begin

Graders are expected to be on site and moving earth at Castaic High School within the next few weeks, according to officials with the William S. Hart Union High School... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Castaic school grading to begin  Comments 7 Comments
A reason to ride
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A reason to ride

Heart of the West is the biggest annual fundraiser for Carousel Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to providing therapy for disabled children through horseback riding. » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 2:00 a.m. | A reason to ride Comments 0 Comments
Newhall mechanic turns crank cases into art
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Newhall mechanic turns crank cases into art

The floor of the German Autohaus body shop garage in Newhall is littered with what you would expect - a crankshaft here, an engine block there. » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2014 10:41 p.m. | Newhall mechanic turns crank cases into art Comments 1 Comment
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3-year-old boy airlifted after near-drowning in Valencia

A 3-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital Los Angeles Sunday evening after falling into a pool in Valencia, according to a sergeant at the Santa Clarita Va... » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2014 9:18 p.m. | Updated: aug. 24, 2014 9:18 p.m. | 3-year-old boy airlifted after near-drowning in Valencia Comments 6 Comments
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COC campaign aims to help students to success

As the new school year begins Monday at College of the Canyons, school officials are launching a program to help students succeed when they arrive at college inadequat... » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2014 5:00 p.m. | COC campaign aims to help students to success Comments 0 Comments
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Residents get a chance to tell Santa Clarita what they want

What do you want to see and do in Santa Clarita? » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2014 3:30 p.m. | Residents get a chance to tell Santa Clarita what they want Comments 9 Comments
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More rabid bats turn up in the Santa Clarita Valley

The Santa Clarita Valley continues to account for the majority of rabid bat discoveries countywide this year, with four found so far this month in the SCV, according t... » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2014 2:42 p.m. | Updated: aug. 24, 2014 2:42 p.m. | More rabid bats turn up in the Santa Clarita Valley Comments 0 Comments
Families get out, get active at sports and health festival
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Families get out, get active at sports and health festival

Families tossed, paddled and climbed Saturday during the city of Santa Clarita's Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex. » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2014 10:26 p.m. | Families get out, get active at sports and health festival Comments 0 Comments
Memorial held for city activist
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Memorial held for city activist

A crowd of around 200 gathered at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Saturday to pay their respects to and share their memories of longtime local volunteer and advocate Conn... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2014 10:14 p.m. | Memorial held for city activist Comments 0 Comments
5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS
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5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

Five young women put a spin on the now-famous "ice bucket challenge" in honor of a longtime Santa Clarita resident who has suffered from ALS for 11 years. » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2014 9:59 p.m. | 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS  Comments 18 Comments
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Delays expected this week for I-5 pavement improvement project

In addition to upcoming Labor Day traffic, Santa Clarita residents can also expect delays starting Sunday on Interstate 5. » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2014 7:09 p.m. | Delays expected this week for I-5 pavement improvement project  Comments 1 Comment
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Containment fails to catch shoplifter

Deputies set up a containment area around Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway as they searched for a shoplifter Saturday afternoon, but the man got away. » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2014 4:33 p.m. | Containment fails to catch shoplifter Comments 11 Comments
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UPDATE: Crash kills two COC football players, seriously injures a third

Two young men who played football at College of the Canyons were killed Friday night when a 2005 Nissan 300Z they were riding in crashed into a van on San Fernando Roa... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2014 3:08 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 3:08 p.m. | UPDATE: Crash kills two COC football players, seriously injures a third Comments 7 Comments
 

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