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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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Aliso Canyon Gas Capacity Increase Approved
Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021

By Victor Corral Martinez Signal Staff Writer The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously voted 4-0 to approve an increase in the capacity at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility to 41.16 billion cubic feet. The decision was made after 100,000 metric tons of methane were emitted into...

Wilk’s Foster Youth LifeLine Bill Clears Human Services Committee
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday that Senate Bill 546 (SB 546), which provides “LifeLine” phones to foster youth, recently passed out of the Senate Human Services Committee with unanimous support. This bill extends the California Public Utilities Commission’s...

Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Thursday, Jan 21, 2021

Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated...

Cross-Sector Partnerships Aim to Aid Distance Learning, Close Digital Divide
Monday, Apr 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced new cross-sector partnerships to support the state’s distance learning efforts and help bridge the digital divide. “School may be physically closed, but class is still in session,” Newsom said. “But for class to be in session,...

Utilities Ratepayers to Receive California Climate Credit
Monday, Apr 13, 2020

California utilities ratepayers will receive a “California Climate Credit” on their April bills, according to a notice sent Thursday by the California Public Utilities Commission, which follows: This April* your utility bill will include a credit identified as the “California Climate Credit.”...

Smith Calls on Newsom, CPUC to Make Power Shutoff System Safer
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) wrote a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission expressing her concern about the Public Safety Power Shutoff system or PSPS and its application in communities like Agua Dulce in the 38th Assembly District. Smith’s...

Newsom Backs CPUC Probe Into Utility Power Shutoffs
Monday, Oct 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement Monday in support of a major investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission of utility-led Public Safety Power Shutoffs, or PSPS. “I want to see the CPUC launch a total reform of power shutoff rules and regulations,” Newsom...

Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Caused by Corroded Well Casing
Monday, May 20, 2019

[Read the report] [Read the press release about the report]   SAN FRANCISCO – Blade Energy Partners has completed its independent root cause analysis of the leak at Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility that began on October 23, 2015, the California...

SoCalGas Records More Spending with Diverse Suppliers Than Ever
Monday, Mar 18, 2019

Southern California Gas Co. has achieved the highest level of spend with diverse business enterprises in the history of the company, spending more than $673 million dollars with 583 diverse suppliers last year. SoCalGas exceeded the California Public Utilities Commission’s goal for contracting...

SCOPE Issues Statement on CPUC’s Valencia Water Decision
Sunday, Mar 2, 2014

[SCOPE] – In a lightening swift sweetheart condemnation deal consummated during the 2012 holidays, Castaic Lake Water Agency approved the $73.8 million dollar purchase of Valencia Water Company, formally owned by Newhall Land and Farming, and made contractual promises to supply water to all Newhall’s...

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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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