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1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle

Think Ahead
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016

With everything going on in the world today, it’s wise to be prepared for any emergency. You can start by building an emergency kit. In it you should include a basic first aid kit, essential medications for everyone in your family, non-perishable food, a manual can opener, one gallon of water (minimum)...

Shakers Hit North, East of SCV
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

An 4.8-magnitude earthquakes struck just west of Big Pine on Tuesday at 3:04 p.m. It was followed by several aftershocks, the largest measuring 4.3 (after an initial report of 4.8) at 3:27 p.m. Big Pine is located up Highway 295 in Inyo County, north of Lone Pine and Mount Whitney. Earlier Tuesday,...

$8.2 Mil. in President’s Budget for West Coast Quake Early-Warning System
Monday, Feb 15, 2016

[Rep. Schiff] – Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, announced that President Obama included $8.2 million for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in his Fiscal Year 2017 budget released last week, a significant increase from last year’s budget – a $5 million request – and further recognition...

Chilean Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning for SoCal Beaches
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

*ALERT* NOAA Tsunami Advisory for all California beaches. Avoid beaches and harbors. Strong currents and surges expected. A Tsunami Advisory has been issued and remains in effect for the coastal areas of California from San Onofre State beach to Ragged Point (50 miles NW of San Luis Obispo). Start times...

County Search & Rescue Honored for Nepal Quake Deployment
Monday, Jun 1, 2015

L.A. County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, Supervisor Hilda Solis and the Board of Supervisors honored the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, California Task Force 2, and members of the Department of Health Services’ doctors and nurses who deployed to Nepal after a 7.8...

3.1 Quake Shakes Castaic; Follows 3.9 Temblor Off Long Beach
Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake shook Castaic Tuesday night at 10:27:41. It was reported 14 kilometers (about 9 miles) north of the town of Castaic, just above Castaic Lake. Earlier in the day, a 3.9-magnitude temblor hit off of the coast of Long Beach, in the San Pedro Channel, at 3:26:17 p.m. It was reported...

The Big One
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

There is a chance we may soon get an earthquake early-warning system here in the Golden State. A recent example of the system showed that folks had nearly 80 seconds of warning. Now, that might not seem like much, but it is nearly a minute and a half – and that is a long time for you to try to...

Flurry of Quake Activity Centered Around La Habra, Brea
Friday, Mar 28, 2014

A 5.1-magnitude shaker hit 1.25 miles east of La Habra on Friday at 9:09:41 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was preceded by a 3.6-manitude foreshock in the same area at 8:03:39 p.m. Since that time, numerous measurable aftershocks have rattled the area, the largest measuring 3.4 at...

4.4 Quake Rattles Encino Area, Smaller Ones Follow
Monday, Mar 17, 2014

Another light earthquake rattled the region Monday morning, two days after a 3.9-magnitude shaker hit above Castaic Lake. This one measured 4.4 and occurred 1.9 miles south-southeast of Encino, at a depth of 6.2 miles. Just like Saturday’s shaker, Monday’s 6:25 a.m. quake was followed by a series...

Note from SCV Sheriff: Be Prepared for Quake

There have been several earthquakes in the past few weeks that we have felt in Santa Clarita.  If you lived in Santa Clarita in 1994 then you probably remember the earthquake and how long it took to get power restored and emergency supplies. It is a good idea to have an emergency kit for you and your...

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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