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June 29
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction

May 7: Fishin’ & Fun Kids Day at Castaic Lake
Thursday, Apr 21, 2022

Click on photo to enlarge flyer. The Friends of Castaic Lake and the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to come and have fun at the Fishin’ & Fun for Kids Day at Castaic Lake on Saturday, May 7, from 7 a.m. to...

March 19: Junior Lake Life Guard Program at Castaic Lake Opens Registration
Friday, Mar 18, 2022

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation announced the Junior Lake Lifeguard Program will open online registrations for participants to try out for Summer 2022 sessions on Saturday, March 19. Serving as one of the most successful water safety training programs in L.A. County, the popular...

Jan. 3-12: Maintenance Scheduled at Castaic Lake, Community Asked to Conserve Water
Tuesday, Dec 28, 2021

SCV Water is asking customers to limit their outdoor water use starting Jan. 3 through Jan. 12 in preparation for annual maintenance on facilities at Castaic Lake. The SCV will rely exclusively on local groundwater sources and treated imported water stored at reservoirs throughout the Valley. Ahead of...

Construction on Castaic Dam Moving Forward
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021

Construction is underway at Castaic Lake, as officials from the California Department of Water Resources work to make seismic improvements on Castaic Dam’s tower access bridge. Castaic Lake is one of many State Water Project facilities that supply water to the state, specifically providing water for...

One Detained After Angeles National Forest Brush Fire
Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021

By Caleb Lunetta & Emily Alvarenga A brush fire burned an acre in the Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, prompting a first-alarm brush response from firefighters. The brush fire was first reported at 1:01 p.m. near the intersection of Lake Hughes Road and Dry Gulch Road, east of Castaic Lake. A...

Non-Native Quagga Mussels Found in Castaic Lake
Friday, Sep 3, 2021

The California Department of Water Resources announced Monday that for the first time it spotted quagga mussels, a non-native species, in Castaic Lake. Staff from DWR and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife found two quagga mussels shells in Castaic Lake on Aug. 17. DWR has monitored the...

Officials Say SCV Water Won’t Be Impacted By Historic Low Water Levels
Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021

Historic low water levels at Lake Oroville will not impact the Santa Clarita Valley’s water supply this year, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency. Dirk Marks, director of water resources for the agency, said that the water from Oroville, located in Northern California, represented 5%...

Fontana Man Found Alive After Reported as Missing at Castaic Lake
Monday, Jul 12, 2021

A Fontana man was found alive and treated for injuries Monday morning after being reported missing at Castaic Lake by family Sunday afternoon. 57-year-old Luis Arellano was found by a member of the search party shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, after his family reported him missing during a picnic at the...

Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021

Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic. Menjivartorres was found in a “riverbed,” across the street from the lower lake at Castaic Lake last week on June 8, according to Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman...

No Foul Play Suspected in Castaic Lake Investigation
Friday, Jun 11, 2021

Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday. Investigators said they have used the moniker “John Doe #175” in referencing...

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1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
1542 - Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]
1650 map
1972 - Upper (main) Castaic Lake opens for swimming and boating; afterbay opened in May [story]
Castaic Lake
1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez