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The Cowboy Couture Fashion Show
New exhibit at Art Gallery focused on the Middle East
City Hall flies flags at half to honor the victims of the Boston bombing
Student Services/Administration Building construction in progress
Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
Admissions and Records building goes out with a bang

At first look, the city of Santa Clarita appears to have been built in the middle of what was recently just wilderness. The city has been shaped from nothing but open plains and empty fields to clusters of malls and family residences in less than 50 years.

Too many students, too little parking
Too many students, too little parking

Imagine a daily commute to work with a parking spot search much like Christmas time at the mall. Circling the parking lots, aggressive drivers and the car stalking of strangers in hopes of snagging their parking spot. This scenario may seem all too familiar because it’s an everyday reality for the 12,000 COC students fighting for one of only 3,600 available spaces.

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4.2 earthquake recorded near Castaic, rattles Santa Clarita and Los Angeles area

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Santa Clarita early Saturday night at around 7:18 p.m. The tremor was initially recorded at 4.5 on the Richter scale before being downgraded just 20 minutes later.

Hit and run takes local man’s life

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – 24-year old Stephen Vincent Chavez was struck and killed by multiple vehicles on the Interstate 5 freeway in Oceanside on Sunday night. Chavez was struck near the Aliso Creek Rest Area where California Highway Patrol believe he may have wandered onto the freeway from the rest area. Chavez was struck by a white […]

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 […]

Spotlight: Carmen Gonzalez

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

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

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

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.

Castaic teens who went missing are found

The father of a missing Castaic teen says his daughter has returned home safely as did the boy she ran away with.

Election 2014: Knight Elected Congressman

The midterm elections definitely proved that funding cannot guarantee votes. This year, two Republicans went head to head to replace former Congressman Buck McKeon.  Sen. Steve Knight triumphed in the race against former Sen. Tony Strickland 53.5-46.5 Tuesday. Strickland, who was backed by McKeon, outspent Knight 5-1, but the fact that he did not live […]

COC scholarly presentation explores media bias vs. individual perspective

By Jesse Munoz College of the Canyons faculty member Dr. Phil Gussin will present an interesting and intentionally-provocative discussion on individual perceptions of bias in the media during the fall 2014 Scholarly Presentation taking place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC). In his presentation, which is based […]

Saugus man sentenced 26 years for girlfriend’s murder

A Saugus man was sentenced to 26 years to life for the murder of his girlfriend on Monday, October 27.

LA County Sheriff candidates “Meet and Greet”

LA County Sheriff Candidates Jim McDonnell and Paul Tanaka had a chance to meet locals and answer audience questions at the Mint Canyon Moose Lodge on Wednesday night.