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July 6
1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall

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,...

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...

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...

Firefighters, First Responders, SCE Prep for Return of Santa Ana Winds
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

Fire, weather and utility officials gave notice Tuesday that they anticipate a return of strong Santa Ana winds by the end of the week and, with them, red flag warnings and possible deliberate power outages for as many as 132,000 people in Southern California. Weather experts with the National Weather...

Caltrans Urges Motorists to Practice Caution During Power Outages
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that power companies may shut off at-risk power lines to prevent sparking wildfires during wind and heat events this fire season. That could mean no power for long periods, from mountainous regions to urban areas. These power...

SCE Monitoring High Wind, May Kill Power to Avert Downed-Line Fires
Monday, Oct 15, 2018

Southern California Edison is monitoring weather conditions and has additional crews at the ready to respond to possible power outages and dangerous wildfire conditions due to Santa Ana winds and low humidity predicted through Tuesday night. Because of the expected conditions, the National Weather Service...

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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]