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


COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
Beach Water Use Advisory in Effect Through Tuesday Morning
Monday, Nov 9, 2020

Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH has called a beach water use advisory, in effect through Tuesday morning at 7:30. Bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate...

Thin Sierra Snowpack Heralds Expanding Drought in California
Friday, May 1, 2020

California received some much-needed precipitation in March and April, a reprieve from a winter of clear skies, but it was not enough to head off the state’s expanding drought. In its final snow survey of the season, the California Department of Water Resources reported the Sierra snowpack is only...

Beach Advisory in Effect Through Thursday
Monday, Apr 6, 2020

Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, has extended a beach advisory through Thursday at 7 a.m. Although all Los Angeles County beaches are closed, Davis cautions residents planning to visit county beaches to avoid swimming, surfing and playing in ocean...

Report Finds Wildfires, Increased Rainfall Contributed to Drop in Beach Water Quality
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

SANTA MONICA – California beach water quality sagged slightly in 2018-19, driven in large part by increased rainfall, according to the 29th annual Beach Report Card that the environmental-advocacy nonprofit released Wednesday. Heal the Bay assigned A-to-F letter grades for California beaches in...

California Drought-Free for First Time in 8 Years
Friday, Mar 15, 2019

By Matthew Renda After enduring one of the worst droughts in its recorded history, California is officially out of drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The drought map released on Thursday marks the first time the Golden State is entirely free of drought since 2011. The Santa Clarita Valley...

County Issues Beach Advisory
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Because of the recent rainfall, the County Interim Health Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers....

NWS Releases Rainfall Totals From Last Week
Monday, Feb 20, 2017

The National Weather Service released their rain and snowfall totals for Thursday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 18. Newhall station received 3.98 inches of rain while Saugus received 2.9 inches, according to the report. Castaic got the most rainfall in the Santa Clarita Valley, measuring 5.4 inches....

Advisory for L.A. County Beaches in Effect Until Jan. 8
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

Because of the recent rainfall, the County Interim Health Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Bacteria, debris,...

With Rainfall at 113% of Normal, State Boosts Water Allocation to CLWA, Others
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

[Sacramento] – As winter storms slowly boost water supply, the Department of Water Resources has increased its water delivery estimate for most recipients from 10 percent of requests for the calendar year, as announced in December, to 15 percent. “Our modest increase underscores the fact that...

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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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