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

Body Recovered at Pyramid Lake Identified as 23-Year-Old Los Angeles Man
Thursday, Aug 19, 2021

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office released a partial name of the man whose body was recovered after he reportedly went overboard at Pyramid Lake on Monday. J. Valadez, 23, of Los Angeles, was reportedly found 60 feet underwater on Tuesday following an extensive grid search...

Divers Continue Search at Pyramid Lake
Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021

The search effort for a man who reportedly fell off his pontoon boat at Pyramid Lake was continued Tuesday morning, with investigators employing a combination of divers, boats and sonar technology to scan the lake and its floor bed, according to law enforcement officials. The missing person, described...

Divers Searching Pyramid Lake After Possible Drowning
Monday, Aug 16, 2021

Divers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to Pyramid Lake due to a possible drowning Monday. The report was made by a pedestrian who successfully flagged down a deputy on the 43100 block of Pyramid Lake Road in Gorman at approximately 10:50 a.m., according to Deputy...

Murder Suspect in 2017 Pyramid Lake Stabbing Arrested
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

Murder victim Josue Salvadore Antonez. A detective seeking the man responsible for a 2017 stabbing murder near Pyramid Lake confirmed a suspect is in the custody of federal marshals Monday. The man, Salvador Rodriguez, 30, was arrested recently in Nebraska, according to Detective John O’Brien of the...

Small Brush Fire Near Pyramid Lake Held to Quarter-Acre
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Two water-dumping helicopters doused a small brush fire north of Pyramid Lake Thursday morning, within 10 minutes of being dispatched to it. Fire off of the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, just south of Templin Highway, was reported at 11 a.m. By 11:10 a.m., water had been dumped on it twice, fire...

Algae Threat Removed for Pyramid Lake, Castaic Lake
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

Department of Water Resources officials lifted a caution advisory Friday about the threat of algae for both Pyramid Lake (pictured above) and Castaic Lake. The caution had been in place at both lakes since Oct. 12. Despite removing the caution, however, DWR officials urge all recreational users to exercise...

50-Mile Chase Ends in Standoff with CHP Near Pyramid Lake
Friday, Oct 4, 2019

A 50-mile police chase that began in Universal City early Friday morning ended north of Pyramid Lake in a two-hour standoff with the alleged driver. California Highway Patrol officers began following a white Toyota Tacoma about 4:30 a.m. on the northbound lanes of the 101 freeway, CHP Officer Josh Greengard...

Search and Rescue Volunteer Killed in I-5 Collision
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019

A Ventura County Search and Rescue volunteer was killed after responding to a rollover traffic collision on the northbound side of Interstate 5, just south of Vista Del Lago Road near Pyramid Lake on Saturday morning, officials with the California Highway Patrol Newhall office confirmed. “The call...

Swimming Resumes at Pyramid Lake After Algae Attack
Friday, Aug 24, 2018

The Department of Water Resources has lowered a warning advisory in effect since July 27 at Pyramid Lake due to a blue-green algae bloom, and swimming at the lake is now permitted again. DWR urges all recreational users to exercise caution and avoid direct contact with blue-green algae. DWR lowered the...

Aug. 25: ‘Catch a Special Thrill’ Kids Fishing Event
Friday, Aug 10, 2018

Catch a Special Thrill (C.A.S.T) for Kids Fishing Event will take place at Pyramid Lake on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Vaquero Beach – Vista del Lago entrance. C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that works with local governmental agencies, organizations...

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