Born: California Governor Jerry Brown Jr. [Source: The Orange County Register.]
Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos opens its doors to its first client.
The Census Bureau reported Los Angeles had overtaken Chicago as the nation’s “second city” in terms of population. [Source: The Orange County Register.]
Pacific Gas & Electric files for bankruptcy after being caught in a wild surge in prices for natural gas on the spot market. At the time, it was the state’s largest utility. The company emerged from bankruptcy three years later. [Sources: the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and California: A History by Kevin Starr.]
Casa Youth Shelter celebrates 42 years serving at-risk youth — and appeals for donations during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. [Source: Casa Youth Shelter newsletter]