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College partners on grant to support anti-racism

News release  In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.   The two-year $900,000 grant will extend the OFAR program over two semesters, enabling more faculty members to plan,

Santa Clarita sailor earns Navy certificate

APRA HARBOR, Guam (Aug. 31, 2021) — Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Fernando Lemus, right, from Santa Clarita, receives an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist certificate from Cmdr.

American Cancer Society to host Relay for Life

News release   The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its annual leading fundraiser of the year — Relay For Life. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Westfield Town Center Mall located at 24201 West Valencia Blvd., at

Elks lend support to Veterans Collaborative

News Release   The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative continues to receive support from Elks Lodge No. 2379.     Jeannette Fisher, from Elks Lodge No. 2379, accompanied Jeff Stabile to Lowes to assist

Local Salvation Army board inducts new members

News release  Five new Santa Clarita Valley community members were inducted onto the local Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps advisory board on Aug. 18. Bob Kellar, vice chair of the advisory board, successfully

City invites nonprofits to grant information meeting

News release  The city of Santa Clarita invites nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about the 2022 grant cycle of the Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. The informational meeting will

Local teacher publishes first book

As both a mother and a teacher, Valencia resident Melissa Cenatiempo often finds herself immersed in picture books. “Working with students with special needs, I

Two canine illnesses on rise in L.A. County

Los Angeles County Department of Veterinary Public Health officials are urging pet owners to vaccinate their dogs after reports that leptospirosis and canine influenza are

Artist’s exhibit, ‘Mamma Mia!’ both opening at CTG

News release   Cheri Marcovitch, award-winning watercolor artist, will have a solo art exhibit at the Canyon Theatre Guild opening Saturday and running through Oct. 31, coinciding the theater guild’s production

The beauty and brains behind pageantry

What began as a fun hobby for Serenity Grace Russell has turned into a multi-title championship run, as the 6-year-old competes in scholarship pageants and

Santa Clarita native pursues his creativity

Santa Clarita native Connor Garelick wasn’t one of those kids who grew up dreaming of entering the entertainment industry, rather as someone who simply loved

How they hope to help feed the need

What looks like an oversized birdhouse sitting in front of Santa Clarita United Methodist Church is much more than meets the eye. When three Girl

Help with the journey back to the classroom

Children who have headed back to the classroom this fall are facing unusual challenges as they return to full-time in-person learning this school year. “This