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July 5
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]

Supes Explore Restructuring LA County Juvenile Justice System
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to explore moving the county’s juvenile justice system out of the Probation Department into another agency, with the goal of creating a rehabilitative, health-focused and care-first system. Acting on a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas...

Probation Presents Plan to Stop Chemical Spray Use
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

Los Angeles County Probation Department officials presented their Spray Phase-Out Plan to the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday during the Board’s regular public meeting. Under the plan, the Probation Department will completely cease its utilization of OC Spray (commonly referred to as “pepper...

County Releases Recommendations for Civilian Oversight Commission
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

Recently, the Probation Reform and Implementation Team (PRIT) released comprehensive recommendations outlining its proposed authority and structure for the civilian Probation Oversight Commission (POC) for Los Angeles County’s Probation Department, the largest in the U.S. The proposal includes a call...

County Probation Reform Team Moves to End Pepper Spray Use
Monday, May 6, 2019

Los Angeles County’s Probation Reform and Implementation Team released a roadmap Monday for providing humane treatment and improving safety in the county’s juvenile halls and probation camps that, for the first time, includes recommendations for phasing out the use of pepper spray over the course...

County Probation Reform Team Weighs Future of Oversight Commission
Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Los Angeles County’s Probation Reform and Implementation Team has held its fourth in a series of public meetings to develop a comprehensive plan for reforming the nation’s largest Probation Department. They discussed ways to transform the existing Probation Commission into a new – and strengthened...

County Officials Weigh Juvenile, Adult Probation Reform
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

The Probation Reform and Implementation Team met Wednesday to discuss a new mission and vision for the nation’s largest Probation Department, as well as to consider an organizational structure that supports separate adult and juvenile probation operations in Los Angeles County. It was the third in...

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1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
Hart-Wyatt Earp
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon