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July 3
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]
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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...

LACoFD Announces Red Flag Warnings for Santa Clarita This Weekend
Thursday, Oct 14, 2021

With a Red Flag Warning in effect this Friday, at 6:00 a.m., through Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8:00 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department has implemented its augmented staffing plan by ordering additional staffing and pre-deployment of ground and aerial resources throughout the County. Widespread...

Edison Announces Progress on Expedited Grid Hardening to Combat Public Safety Power Shutoffs
Friday, Sep 3, 2021

Southern California Edison line crews continue to work to replace miles of poles and bare wire with new poles and insulated wire off of Sierra Highway, according to city of Santa Clarita officials. The work on the Hillfield and Arlene circuits is slated for completion this month, said Reggie Kumar,...

Completion of Edison Grid Improvements Expected by Fall
Thursday, Apr 29, 2021

Seven electric circuits in Santa Clarita frequently impacted by Public Safety Power Shutoffs program, or PSPS, will be improved to reduce the number of power outages triggered by extreme weather events, according to Liz Seelman, a representative for Southern California Edison. Edison expects to complete...

SoCal Edison Includes Acton, Agua Dulce for Site Improvements
Thursday, Feb 18, 2021

While Acton and Agua Dulce are likely to receive hardened power grids over the coming year to reduce the number of power shutoffs, the Santa Clarita area, including parts of Canyon Country, is not included in plans for large-scale, expedited improvements. The news comes after Southern California Edison...

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...

SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents

After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning. While a majority of those affected by Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs had their power restored Tuesday evening, parts of Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country...

SCV Residents Wake Up to Widespread Power Outages
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021

As winds began picking up overnight and the strongest wind event of the season hit, more Santa Clarita Valley residents woke up without power Tuesday morning. More than 14,600 Los Angeles County residents were without power Tuesday, including residents from Acton across to Newhall and up to Saugus, per...

SoCal Edison Warns of Possible SCV Power Shut-Offs
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020

Southern California Edison officials announced early Tuesday morning the possibility of power shut-offs for some of its customers later that day, including some in the Santa Clarita Valley, as winds picked up. Less than 1% of Edison’s 5 million customers, and only approximately 2,338 across Los Angeles...

Power Shutoffs Begin in SCV Amid Red Flag Warning
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020

Southern California Edison officials announced Wednesday the Santa Ana winds had prompted proactive power shutoffs for some of its customers, including some in the Santa Clarita Valley. Edison customers across Los Angeles County, including many in the SCV, were notified about the possibility of public...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
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
1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
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