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A Taste Of College Life

Potential students and curious community members interested in experiencing the College of the Canyons Valencia campus for themselves will now have a weekly opportunity to do so through the college’s new Friday morning tour program.

 

“I envision these tours not only serving as a great way for potential students to get familiar with the campus but as an open door to any community member interested in learning more about College of the Canyons and its services,” said Beth Asmus, dean of special programs at the college.

Nostalgia In The Park

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is presenting John Ford’s 1939 epic Western “Stagecoach” on Saturday, June 13, at dusk, as part of the “Flickers at the Junction” film series.

The film will be shown outdoors, weather permitting, at the historic Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction, Newhall.

Participants are encouraged to bring $5 donations, as well as lawn chairs and blankets.

The Historical Society will be honoring Stagecoach’s 70th anniversary as well as the 30th anniversary of the passing of John Wayne.

“Shovel-Ready” Projects Take Center Stage

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works are hosting two free outreach events in June to advise interested businesses about available Public Works projects.

The workshop will provide an overview of doing business with the County of Los Angeles, identify upcoming projects (i.e., road, bridge, building, airport, flood control, energy and consulting services), and provide an update on Federal Economic Stimulus Package funded County projects.

13 Takes On New Meaning In Gang Sweep

Thirteen active gang members are behind bars thanks to a multi-agency sweep of known gang areas on Wednesday.

COC Thanks Classified Employees

Employees at College of the Canyons were recognized for their contributions to the college at an awards luncheon held Thursday, May 28.  The luncheon was held with the "twist" that board members, administrators and managers served college "classified" employees a catered meal with an American Idol theme.

Classified employees hold support positions at the college.  They are most often the behind-the-scenes people who are responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the college.

Spector Gets 19 Years To Life In Prison

Legendary music producer Phil Spector received sentencing this afternoon, following his conviction for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.

Spector was given 19 years to life for the second-degree murder charge, accompanied by added time for the use of a gun.

This was Spector’s second trial; the first became deadlocked.

SCV Outdoor Report: Get A Grip

By Wendy Langhans

Last year, we had to have our shower rebuilt (because it wasn't built right to begin with - but that's whole ‘nother story).  The remodeling contractor recommended we replace the original shower floor tiles, using smaller tiles with a higher coefficient of friction, so that there would be less chance of slipping.  We took his advice. 

Motorcyclist Dies In Sand Canyon Crash

A motorcycle rider died when he collided with a compact car on Sand Canyon Road shortly before 4 p.m. Friday.

The rider, whose age was estimated to be between 25 to 30, was driving a Yamaha street bike southbound on Sand Canyon Road when he broadsided a Toyota Scion driven by a 47-year old woman who was pulling out of the entrance of the Santa Clarita Mobile Home Park in the 28000 block.

Neighbors Shoot It Out In Bridgeport

A man was shot Friday afternoon by a woman thought to be his neighbor, according to Sgt. Dan Peacock of the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station.

The victim, who lives in the 23000 block of Windward Place in Valencia, was shot with what appeared to be a .22 caliber gun. He was taken
to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The suspect was still at large as of late Friday afternoon.

Three Burglary Suspects Arrested In Fair Oaks

Sheriff’s deputies took three people into custody Friday morning after a resident called when he saw a man sitting in a car and two other men go into an unoccupied house just before noon.

 

Deputies quickly arrived at the address in the 27000 block of Beautyberry Place, near Wren Street in the Fair Oaks Ranch. The area has been the focus of detectives and crime prevention patrols due to a large number of kick-in burglaries.