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Start your engines! On April 11-13, Long Beach will host the 2014 Indy car series Grand Prix.  The 40th edition of the Long Beach Grand Prix will offer spectacular racing events over the weekend, including racing, family fun, and live concerts. Those in attendance will be able to experience the Indy Car Series from Honda […]

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California Highway Patrol cracks down on distracted drivers
California Highway Patrol cracks down on distracted drivers

DUI checkpoints have been set up throughout the Santa Clarita Valley to educate drivers of the dangers of distracted driving. CHP officers hope the checkpoints will raise awareness and help prevent distracted driving and driving under the influence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of highway deaths in the U.S. in […]

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Magnitude-5.1 earthquake rattles nerves, causes damage

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake shook southern Los Angeles County at around 9:09 p.m.

No injuries have been reported. Cougar News will keep you updated.

Earthquakes: Is Southern California ready for the “Big One?”

Just over one week ago, Southern California experienced two moderate jolts. A 3.9 magnitude in Castaic, and a 4.4 in Westwood, causing a stir throughout Los Angeles County. But a stir is nothing compared to what the “Big One” that scientists believe we are long overdue for would cause. On January 17th, 1994, a 6.7 […]

Protests not enough to sway council members on billboard proposal

The proposal will remove several billboards around Santa Clarita and develop three digital billboards (with six billboard faces) on three freeway-adjacent city-owned sites for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Metro will also receive a 50-year lease for the city-owned sites.

On March 22, the Valencia Town Center hosted the Relay For Life Kick Off event. West Ranch Cheer came to support the event, and the team will attend the relay as well. The kick off got everybody excited for the upcoming Relay For Life. Participants were able to sign up for whichever team they wanted […]

Missing 4-year-old found in pool, pronounced dead

A 4-year-old Castaic boy was pronounced dead after being found in a nearby pool.

Valencia baseball coach placed on leave

Long time Valencia Vikings baseball coach, Jared Snyder has been placed on leave according to Hart District Public Relations Officer Gail Pinsker.

UPDATE: 4.4 quake hits Los Angeles

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck in the Los Angeles area at 6:25 a.m., centered 9 km NNW of Westwood.

Human remains discovered near Pine fire site in Gorman

Investigators discover skeletal remains near the site of the Pine fire in Gorman.

Amber Alert issued for 4 missing children; biological parents suspected in abduction

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued after four children were abducted from their grandmother’s home in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.

3.9 earthquake rattles Santa Clarita

According to the Southern California Eathquake Data Center, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck at 8:12 a.m. on Saturday morning  in Santa Clarita just six miles north of Castaic. There were no injuries or damages reported, but the shake was also felt from North Hills, Granada Hills, Chatsworth, Pasadena, Three Points, Lancaster and Palmdale. “I didn’t feel […]

College of the Canyons offers the CWEE program, or cooperative work experience education, that is designed to help students achieve their educational and career goals through credit internships. Students interested in the program would enroll in either CWE 188 or CWE 189. The program requires students to attend one class, complete numerous study assignments and […]

Students struggle with rising gas prices

For the past few years, gas prices have been rising and do not seem to be stopping anytime soon. Abigail Gutierrez explains what many students that make the commute go through to just get to school.