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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade


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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...

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...

State Officials Grill SoCal Edison About ‘Mistakes,’ ‘Operational Gaps’ During Power Shutoffs
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021

California Public Utilities Commission members asked SoCal Edison officials to address the power company’s “mistakes” and “operational gaps” that led to widespread power shutoffs over the past few months, during a webcast meeting Tuesday. Between May and December 2020, SoCal Edison shut off...

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...

Residents Mostly Impacted by Power Shutoffs Express Concern Over Ongoing Events
Friday, Jan 15, 2021

At least once a month, residents of the Cali Lake RV community, nestled in a quiet canyon off a rural part of Soledad Canyon Road, have had their power shut off due to Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs. Generators have helped some of the 285 people who live at the Canyon Country...

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...

State Grants Coming to Communities Impacted by Power Shutoffs
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

Photo credit: Social media account of Southern California Edison (SCE). Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Shelia Kuehl introduced a motion Tuesday unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors to reduce the threat of wildland fires caused by power lines. The motion allocates state grant funding to Los...

City Council Extends Moratorium on Flavored Tobacco Products
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

The Santa Clarita City Council voted Tuesday night to extend a temporary moratorium on new sales of flavored tobacco products through October 2020. Councilmembers also encouraged the community to speak up at a Wednesday public hearing about the controversial power safety power shutoffs. The moratorium,...

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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
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
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