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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]


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The Santa Clarita Public Library invites residents to view the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street, Newhall 91321.

The free viewing event happens from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library Community Room.

Attendees will be able to view the solar eclipse by using pinhole projectors and safety glasses.

The library will also have educational resources and display materials for those interested in learning more about the sun, moon, stars and space.

NASA refers to the eclipse as a “total solar eclipse” because the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere will be in view. All of North America will be treated at least a partial eclipse of the sun for the first time in almost 40 years.

Santa Clarita Valley residents will see about 70 percent of a total eclipse (see NASA world map image above for “path of totality”).

For more information about the library’s solar eclipse events, call 661-259-0750 or visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

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