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SCV Highlights and News

    COC Art Gallery To Open 2014 With Japanese Inspired “Sam Erenberg: AWA”

    The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present a series of Japanese inspired watercolor and oil paintings produced by renowned Southern California-based artist Sam Erenberg, as the first exhibition of the spring 2014 semester.

    Having enjoyed a long and successful career as an abstract artist, painter and filmmaker, Erenberg has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Central America, with his works included in numerous collections across the globe.

    City of Santa Clarita's Building And Safety Division Hosts Building Code Workshops

    he City of Santa Clarita’s Building and Safety Division will host a series of FREE workshops for architects, engineers, designers, contractors and developers to review the key changes made to the California Building Codes and local amendments. Attendees will gain an understanding of how the 2013 building codes will affect the design and construction of both residential and non-residential new buildings, additions, alterations and tenant improvements. 

    COC Theatre Department Casting For Trio Of Spring Productions

    With nearly 40 roles available, students and community members are invited to audition their talents for a chance to be featured in the casts of three upcoming COC theatre department productions.

    The COC theatre department’s spring lineup includes productions of “Mr. Marmalade” and “Rent” as well as a collection of original works selected for inclusion in the college’s annual New Works Festival (NWF).

    In all, there will be approximately 40 roles available for actors between the ages of 18 and 35.

    COC Hotel And Restaurant Students Get Hands-On Experience At Hyatt Regency

    If the general manager of a local upscale hotel and restaurant asked for your professional opinion on how to improve the atmosphere and appeal of its featured eatery, how would you respond?

    For the group of five College of the Canyons Hotel & Restaurant Management students who were posed this complicated question, the response was altogether well researched, logically organized and professionally presented.

    Santa Clarita Hosts International Young Authors and Artists Exhibit

    The City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Sister Cities Program will host a unique display of art and literary works of students from all over the United States and abroad.  This exhibit features the winners and finalists of Sister Cities International’s (SCI) Young Authors and Artists Showcase 2013.  It is touring the United States for a year and Santa Clarita is proud to sponsor this exhibit in the Valencia Library Community Room from January 23 to February 20, 2014

    Community College Priority Registration To Change In 2014

    Beginning in 2014, College of the Canyons and the entire 112-campus California Community College System will introduce changes to the state’s current priority registration guidelines, in an effort to ensure that all students have fair access to classes.

    The new regulations, which take effect in fall 2014, will continue to reward students who are making progress toward their academic and career goals, while also granting priority registration status to some first-time students.

    City Of Santa Clarita To Begin Railroad Avenue Beautification Project

    The City of Santa Clarita will construct a new landscaped median on Railroad Avenue between 13th Street and Oak Ridge Drive as part of the Railroad Avenue Beautification Project. Construction will begin in February 2014 and complete in June 2014, with the majority of the roadwork conducted between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

    City Of Santa Clartia Hosts Community Emergency Response Training

    Give a gift of life-saving proportions by signing up for the City’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). This seven-week program will teach residents basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hazardous incidents, and other life-threatening situations.  Classes will take place on Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.beginning January 16, 2014 through February 27, 2014 at the City of Santa Clarita Activities Center.

    What's Good In Education

    Hart District Marching Bands Enjoy Great Success at State Event

    The HartSchool District has a legacy of wonderfully talented musicians. Their legacy just made amazing history when all six of the high school marching bands qualified for the state championships at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association championships.

    New Programs And Extended Hours Throughout Winter Break At Newhall Community Center

    School’s out for the holidays and the City of Santa Clarita is offering fun, new programming to help youth stay active on the weekdays throughout winter break.  Now through Friday, January 10, 2014, the Newhall Community Center will offer FREE drop-in programming from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) for youth ages 5-17.  Saturday drop-in programming will resume on January 11, 2014 with new hours from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.