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Santa Clarita evaluating red light cameras

Santa Clarita evaluating red light cameras

Red light cameras are triggered by sensors located behind the limit line at intersections. These sensors detect a vehicle’s speed and determine whether or not a person will be running a red light. If a person is photographed, the picture is first examined by an officer in order to confirm that a traffic violation has occurred. If the […]

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Santa Clarita evaluating red light cameras

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Santa Clarita evaluating red light cameras

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Red light cameras are triggered by sensors located behind the limit line at intersections. These sensors detect a vehicle’s speed and determine whether or not a person will be running a red light. If a person is photographed, the picture is first examined by an officer in order to confirm that a traffic violation has occurred. If the […]

Spotlight: Carmen Gonzalez

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Spotlight: Carmen Gonzalez

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Carmen started working in financial aid in 2001 at California State University Northridge and after exploring many different roles in the department over several years, realized that she wanted to follow this career path more passionately. In 2006 Carmen applied for a financial aid position at College of the Canyons and worked hard again to work up a latter to her current role as adviser.

Dirt bikes, shovels and world records

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Dirt bikes, shovels and world records

By  COC Cougar News Contributor: Kimberly Pressler

You may not know his name, but I’m sure you’ve seen his work. Did you see Robbie Maddison jump the Arc de Triomphe on New Years Eve? Or Travis Pastrana’s first 360 at X Games? How about Thomas Pages doing the first ever Flare during Red Bull X Fighters?

COC club building trail one rock at a time

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COC club building trail one rock at a time

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Community Hiking Club President has been working hard to create a hiking trail in Angeles National Forest close to Santa Clarita.

Vacuum truck causes chemical explosion in Santa Paula; One patient taken to Henry Mayo

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Vacuum truck causes chemical explosion in Santa Paula; One patient taken to Henry Mayo

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At least 46 people were taken to several hospitals on Tuesday, including one to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, after a vacuum truck explosion in Santa Paula released about a 1,000 gallons of an unknown substance and resulted in a fire.

College & Prep Sports

COC dives into Spring

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COC dives into Spring

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The College of the Canyons Spring Board Diving Team is looking for full-time students who are interested in learning and improving their spring board diving skills to take a step forward and join the team this Spring Semester.

COC men’s cross country wins state title

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COC men’s cross country wins state title

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The COC Men’s Cross Country Team completed what could be considered the triple crown of the sport; winning the WSC, SoCal, and State Titles all in one season.

Vikings stunned, Hart comes from behind, Canyon blown out

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Vikings stunned, Hart comes from behind, Canyon blown out

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The Vikings and Cowboys could not overcome first half deficits while Hart shows it still has some life coming from behind in a victory.

Valencia dominates, Hart avoids scare, Canyon slips by

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Valencia dominates, Hart avoids scare, Canyon slips by

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Heading into week three of Foothill league action, Valencia and Hart stood atop the standings with records of 2-0 while Canyon and Saugus were still very much in the hunt at 1-1.

Arts & Entertainment

The Crystal Cult: Taking over the world one vape pen at a time

Entertainment

The Crystal Cult: Taking over the world one vape pen at a time

By  Richard Gutierrez

Closing out the year, Vape was just named the word of the year and one girl certainly helped that trend with her company, The Crystal Cult. The Crystal Cult is a company that started out of Santa Clarita California. It consist of clothes, sun glasses and their most popular product, vapes. But not just any vapes.

No need to “Swap” this SCV tradition

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No need to “Swap” this SCV tradition

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Bartering, Food, and Music: All found in one place.

Creating the Creatures of Fright Fest

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Creating the Creatures of Fright Fest

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Fright Fest takes place every Halloween season at Six Flags Magic Mountain. A team of expert SFX artists create the believable monsters and creature designs for the horror event.

Open Mic Night

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Open Mic Night

By  Ashley Pagan

Open Mic Night celebrated the Performing Arts Center’s 10 year anniversary. Contestants had five minutes to show off their best act. Singing wasn’t the only option for Open Mic Night There was also dancing, monologues, comedy, and even beat boxing! At the end the audience voted for the best performance leaving Gilbert Fajardo in first place […]

The Walking Dead March Comes To Newhall

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The Walking Dead March Comes To Newhall

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Zombies Seeking Human Flesh March Down Main Street

Science and Technology

Smarter balanced testing in Santa Clarita for the modern age

Science & Tech

Smarter balanced testing in Santa Clarita for the modern age

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Students primarily in grades 3-8th and 11th have been ditching the scantrons and pencils, as they’ve been replaced with digital devices such as desktop computers, laptops, and tablets.

Twitter’s Wall Street surge

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Twitter’s Wall Street surge

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Social-media darling Twitter continues to pickup a head of steam, while bets against it grow.

Obama Administration backs SOPA in apathetic industry

Science & Tech

Obama Administration backs SOPA in apathetic industry

By  Michael Jordan

Apathy, the one word that can describe the state of the online entertainment industry, today. In July, the Department of  Commerce Internet Policy Task Force released a report on the state of affairs and goals for reforming the way the government interacts and regulates laws pertaining to the Internet at large. Upon its release, a […]

Health and Life

Run by the Sun

Health & Lifestyle

Run by the Sun

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With discussions of needing immediate reduction in carbon emissions at the U.N. climate conference last week, one Santa Clarita family is ahead of the curb on clean energy technology.

Fight For it Now

Health & Lifestyle

Fight For it Now

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Fight for it Now is an indoor/outdoor bootcamp specializing in helping people lose weight.

Mini Style Hacker

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Mini Style Hacker

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Santa Clarita’s newest sensation, Mini Style Hacker, was created by a mother of two who mimics celebrity fashion and posts photos on instagram.

Commentary

Opinion: why savings are a thing of the past

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Opinion: why savings are a thing of the past

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There was once a time when common people would tout the benefit in saving hard-earned income.

Opinion: The phenomenon of skinny versus fat

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Opinion: The phenomenon of skinny versus fat

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Why hasn’t anyone ever questioned why being skinny is preferred when it comes to body types?

Opinion: Do Apps help you, or just waste your time

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Opinion: Do Apps help you, or just waste your time

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In a society like ours, it is almost impossible to be in a public area and see an individual that is not straining their neck to look down at their mobile device.

Spotlight

Spotlight: 365 Days

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Spotlight: 365 Days

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A New Years Resolution became an everyday life style. Anthony Garcia, a student at College of the Canyons who’s interest is photography, went above and beyond by setting a personal challenge to post a new picture on Instagram for a whole year. Anthony’s photography interest first began while taking a black and white photography class at COC. […]

Spotlight: Fit4Moms stroller strides

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Spotlight: Fit4Moms stroller strides

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Christine Beaumont, a 29-year-old mother of three, runs the Santa Clarita Fit4Moms Stroller Strides program. Fit4Moms is a nationwide franchise all over the United States as well as in Naval Bases overseas. This program provides fitness and a great support group for women who want to lose that baby weight after giving birth and for women […]

Spotlight: California drought

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Spotlight: California drought

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California is on track to have the third worst drought in it’s recorded history.