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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
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May 21: California Air Resources Hosts Open House for New SoCal Headquarters
Friday, May 20, 2022

The California Air Resources Board will host an open house of its new state-of-the-art “green” Southern California Headquarters, the Mary D. Nichols Campus, in Riverside on Saturday, May 21. The public is invited to tour the facility from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. as well as enjoy an electric zero-emission...

Air Resources Board Releases Ambitious Plan to Slash Use of Fossil Fuels
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Air Resources Board today released a draft plan that, when final, will guide the state’s transition to a clean energy economy, drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels, achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 or sooner and significantly clean the state’s air especially in...

City Installs Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Traffic Light Backup Power
Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021

The city of Santa Clarita has taken a major step forward in protecting public safety during power outages by installing a new hydrogen fuel cell backup power system at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Whites Canyon Road in Canyon Country. Such a system, which has been implemented by only a...

California Air Resource Board Introduces New Smoke Tracking App
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The California Air Resource board has unveiled a new app for California residents to track prescribed fires and smoke in their area. The California Smoke Spotter app provides a comprehensive overview of the latest information on prescribed fires, projected smoke impacts, current air quality and educational...

California Auditor Demands CARB Prove Climate Programs Are Working
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021

The California Air Resources Board or CARB is not doing enough to measure and analyze whether its transportation programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are effective, the state auditor said in a report issued Tuesday. State auditor Elaine Howle said the powerful California agency that regulates...

State Air Resources Board Approves New Regulations on Artificial Refrigerants
Friday, Dec 11, 2020

The California Air Resources Board recently approved first-in-the-nation rules to curb the impact of powerful artificial refrigerants that pose a growing danger globally to efforts to contain the worst impacts of climate change. The refrigerants, known as hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs, are considered to...

California Toughens Emissions Regulations on Ships, Big Rigs
Friday, Aug 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Calling for a crackdown of two major contributors to California’s notoriously hazy air, the state is moving forward with stringent new emissions regulations for the shipping and transportation industries. Aimed at cargo ships and heavy-duty diesel trucks, the California Air Resources...

California Calls for Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks by 2045
Friday, Jun 26, 2020

The California Air Resources Board on Thursday adopted a first-in-the-world rule requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans to electric zero-emission trucks beginning in 2024, so that by 2045, every new truck sold in the state will be zero-emission. This bold and timely move...

California, 22 More States Sue Feds Over Vehicle Emissions Rollback
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO – California joined 22 other states and several other jurisdictions Wednesday to challenge the Trump Administration’s planned rollback of vehicle emissions standards. Since these emission rules were enacted, they have reduced air pollution and protected the air our children breathe. The...

American Honda to Pay $1.9M Fine for California Clean Air Violations

SACRAMENTO – The California Air Resources Board has reached a settlement of $1,927,800 with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. to resolve clean-air violations related to the sale of small off-road engines in the state. Honda is located in Torrance, California and is a North American subsidiary of the Honda...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
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