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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
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Ralphs, Food 4 Less to Hire Hundreds of New Employees
Friday, Apr 13, 2018

Need a job? Supermarket partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less are now hiring to fill more than 600 open positions in their Southern California supermarkets. “We have a variety of part-time positions that we need to fill in every Ralphs and Food 4 Less store in Southern California,” said Kendra...

Ralphs Pitches In to Aid Wildfire Victims
Monday, Dec 18, 2017

Ralphs Grocery Company will collect donations at check stands in all of its supermarkets to help the victims, families and communities in Southern California affected by the recent wildfires, the company announced today. Customers can support the relief efforts to bring aid to victims of the wildfires...

Antonovich Changes Road Name to Honor Ralphs Family
Monday, Jun 13, 2016

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich changed the name of Peace Valley Road in Gorman to Ralphs Ranch Road on Monday in honor of the famous family that owned Gorman for 100 years beginning in the late 1800s. According to the motion by Antonovich, “Members of the unincorporated community of Gorman have requested...

May 14: Hiring Event at All Ralphs Grocery Stores
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Need a job? Ralphs Grocery Co. is hiring 400 people to fill open positions in its Southern California supermarkets. All Ralphs supermarkets will be holding hiring events on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We have a wide variety of part-time positions that we need to fill in every Ralphs...

Ralphs, Food 4 Less Raising Funds for CHLA, Other Southland Chlidren’s Hospitals
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016

Ralphs Grocery Co. is pleased to announce that it is raising funds to support children’s hospitals in Southern California. Ralphs customers and associates can support their local children’s hospital through the supermarket chain’s nonprofit arm, The Ralphs Fund, by donating their spare...

Ralphs Gives Over $6 Mil. to SoCal Charities
Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

[Ralphs] – Ralphs Grocery Co. believes in giving back to the communities its store serve. In keeping with its commitment of giving, the L.A.-based supermarket company announced Wednesday that it contributed more than $6 million to local communities and charitable causes in Southern California,...

Peace Valley Road to be Renamed for Ralphs Grocery Family
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is asking his fellow supervisors for their vote to change the name of Peace Valley Road in Gorman to Ralphs Ranch Road in honor of the famous family that owned Gorman for 100 years beginning in the late 1800s. According to a motion by Antonovich, “Members of the unincorporated...

Ralphs to Close 1 of 2 Castaic Groceries
Monday, Jan 6, 2014

[KHTS] – A Ralphs grocery store in Castaic is set to close Friday, March 7. The store is located at 31970 Castaic Road. The future of the building and its employees has not yet been announced. “We will work to replace as many associates as possible in alternate stores.  I am not aware of what...

Give Up Your Gun, Get a Gift Card
Thursday, Jan 17, 2013

Sheriff Lee Baca and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will hold a press conference at a Ralphs grocery store in Compton on Monday to discuss the county’s new “Gifts for Guns” program. The program provides an opportunity for residents to surrender any firearm, safely and anonymously, to...

Thursday, Oct 6, 2011

The Kroger Co.  announced Thursday that Honoring Our Heroes, its campaign to celebrate and thank the men and women of the armed forces, raised $1.5 million to support the work of the USO, which this year marks its 70th anniversary. “We are forever grateful to our military men and women and their...

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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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