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Bullying is one of the leading causes that affect young children with long-term mental health effects. Franco Salcedo, resident of Santa Clarita, did not allow bullying to affect him, rather he brings about goodness in others. Franco has been bullied from elementary school to freshman year of high school and with no support, his mindset […]

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Addie Farley the ‘Mast Cell’ warrior
Addie Farley the ‘Mast Cell’ warrior

When Addie was 15 months old, doctors discovered her hemoglobin was low and she needed a blood transfusion. She is currently on IV infusions of saline for hydration 2 times a week, IVIG (which is gathered from blood donors) monthly and iron infusions twice a month. She had a PICC line placed in Feb of 2014, […]

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Santa Clarita residents voice frustration over proposed high-speed rail

Residents of Santa Clarita and nearby communities have expressed concerns and opposition against the proposed California High-Speed Rail project.

Son’s death fuels battle for motorcycle safety

Three years after a tragic motorcycle crash that claimed the life of their son, the Tarrant family of Santa Clarita continues an on-going battle to increase safety testing on protective neck gear.

99-year-old becomes oldest graduate in COC’s history

Set goal to graduate before her 100th birthday.

COC aims to publicize student services

The college aims to make services visible to students who may need them.

Take a book, leave a book at a Little Free Library

It may look like a birdhouse or a mailbox, but it’s a Little Free Library and they’re popping up all over the Santa Clarita Valley. Little Free Libraries can be described as community book swaps. There are no library cards, dues dates or late fees, and you don’t have to whisper or stay quiet. The […]

Man commits suicide in Valencia

53-year-old white male commits suicide at his apartment complex in Valencia.

Cecillia Barron: Teacher of Inspiration

Cecillia Barron is a professor at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita.  While she teaches a Sociology 101 class, she has had many diverse experiences that have influenced her life in a positive way. From the time she took her very first sociology class, she knew this was her calling. Barron described she had […]

Up Up and away for ‘Healthy Kids Day’

On May 2nd, the Santa Clarita Valley YMCA celebrated Healthy Kids Day in Valencia’s Heritage Park. Healthy Kids Day is a national campaign to improve the health and well being of children. The initiative aims to stimulate the body and minds of children even after the school year has ended. Across the country more than […]

Local charity event tackles domestic violence

The second annual Fairy Shelter Project Kick-off Event, held to benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita, was held Saturday May 2 at the Savia building in Newhall. Domestic Violence is not a Fairy Tale was the theme of this year’s event. Children from all over the Santa Clarita Valley came to decorate wooden […]

It only takes a pint to save a life

Students at College of the Canyons have the opportunity to save people’s lives by donating blood every month.

Unconditionally loving a child with autism

Imagine your child never telling you he loves you, and may not be able to be an independent adult. Staring into space, plugging your ears, knocking over household objects. These are some of the characteristics of autism.


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