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New exhibit at Art Gallery focused on the Middle East
Student art exhibition draws crowd
Student Services/Administration Building construction in progress
Alicia Keys live At Staples Center
Admissions and Records building goes out with a bang
The Original Pantry Cafe, Los Angeles

Recently, College of the Canyons faculty had to decide on the school’s calendar schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. The biggest change in the new schedule includes cutting spring break down by three days and moving these days off to the end of the school year. Watch the video above for all the information.

CHP cracks down on distracted driving
CHP cracks down on distracted driving

According to, in 2012, 3,328 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted driving, and 421,000 were injured. With the constant advancement of technology and connecting ourselves to the world around us, it seems that those numbers will only increase. However, distracted driving does not only pertain to the use of mobile devices; according […]

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Newhall bank robber sentenced to 70 years in state prison

A 24-year-old Palmdale man was sentenced to 70 years to life in prison on Monday by a San Fernando judge for robbing a bank in Santa Clarita over a year ago. Judge Hayden R. Zacky struck down a Romero Motion and sentenced Demarie Rashad Mackey to a state prison for robbing a Bank of America […]

Indy car series visits Southern California

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]