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Flash! From the A.P. (Acton Press) Minneapolis, MN The Governor of Minnesota and Mayor of Minneapolis announced today th...
05/31/2020

Flash! From the A.P. (Acton Press) Minneapolis, MN The Governor of Minnesota and Mayor of Minneapolis announced today that they are launching an investigation into the thousands of broken storefront windows in recent days of civil unrest. After much discussion and investigation, police are searching for this man:

I would like to know how many people in L.A. County are having trouble finding bottled water these days? If I were to ge...
04/02/2020

I would like to know how many people in L.A. County are having trouble finding bottled water these days? If I were to get several pallets and offer it for sale by the case and at a reasonable price (definitely higher than Costco!) how many people would buy some? I am just testing the waters before I dive in. The Ice business is in a deep freeze these days and I am looking for a product to keep my men and trucks busy! I am not looking to become a scalper, I just want to stay above water (by selling water) and offer a product that people might need like I did with Dry Ice during Gavin Newsome's power shut downs last fall. Please let me know your opinions. Say no to China! Buy American Made!
Mel the Ice Man.

Reliable Snow Service Travelled to Solvang a few days ago to make Snow for the Solvangians.  If you would like snow at y...
12/23/2019

Reliable Snow Service Travelled to Solvang a few days ago to make Snow for the Solvangians. If you would like snow at your home or event, go to www.ReliableSnowService.Com or call (661) 269-2093

Reliable Snow Service has been busy making Snow for Events and Private parties this past weekend (661) 269-2093
12/17/2019

Reliable Snow Service has been busy making Snow for Events and Private parties this past weekend (661) 269-2093

11/28/2019

Today's Snow event brought to you by Reliable Snow Service. Making Snow Events at homes and Parks since 1988 www.ReliableSnowService.Com

Snow Season is officially on!  We did our first job last Sunday and we are ready to make it White for you too! Book your...
11/05/2019

Snow Season is officially on! We did our first job last Sunday and we are ready to make it White for you too! Book your Holiday Snow Events now!

09/27/2019

Boca
By Guy Coates
The Town of Boca played a significant role in Truckee’s past.

Boca was only a construction camp for the Central Pacific Railroad when Judge Edwin Bryant Crocker named it in 1868. The name means “mouth” in Spanish and derives from the fact that the town was located at the mouth of the Little Truckee River where it empties into the main river.
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Boca Hotel
Judge Cocker was the older brother of Charles Crocker, one of the Central Pacific’s Big Four, that included Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Collis Huntington.

With the completion of the transcontinental railroad, there was a demand for enormous quantities of timber for trestles, ties, buildings, as well as fuel for wood burning locomotives and woodstoves. Even greater was the demand for clear, cold mountain ice.

At Boca, winter temperatures frequently dropped to 15 and 20 below zero, making it natural for the commercial ice cutting trade.

Realizing the potential for huge profits, wealthy investors built numerous sawmills and ice companies throughout the area. Hence, the first settlers came to Boca in1868 when the Boca Mill and Ice Company commenced operations.

According to Union Ice Company annual reports provided by historian Tom Macaulay, Edward W. Hopkins, nephew of Mark Hopkins, bought into the Summit Ice Company at Prosser Creek which he combined with the Boca Mill Ice Company to create the Sierra Lakes Ice Company in 1878.

Due to the furious competition between the various ice companies, they decided to combine their operations and, in 1881, they formed Union Ice Company. Lloyd Tevis of Wells Fargo Bank was named president and Edward W. Hopkins was appointed vice president. In 1891, the company officially incorporated as The Union Ice Company, Inc.

Tevis and Hopkins made arrangements to supply Boca ice for the countless railroad boxcars headed for markets both east and west. With ice from Boca, fresh California produce could be shipped anywhere in the country.

Within a few years the growing town had added a sawmill, a telegraph office, a shingle house, a schoolhouse, a hotel, a general store and by 1876 completed construction of the huge Boca Brewing Company. As many as 300 workers were employed in Boca’s various industries. The town even had its own post office that remained in business until 1945.

A dam was built on the Little Truckee creating a millpond area of 180 acres. This was used for summer storage of logs and in winter as an ice harvest field.

There were six monstrous icehouses in Boca, each capable of storing thousands of tons of ice. The ice was cut from the millpond, floated 200 yards down the canal and skidded on a tramway to where it was packed in sawdust and stored year-round.

It took about 4,000 tons of ice to keep the storage cellars cool in late July. It was reported that the company had ample facilities for storing enough ice in a single winter to supply California for a dozen years.

By 1872, Boca was shipping more ice, wood, and shingles to points east and west than any other point between San Francisco and Omaha. The town even had its own short line railroad to the lumber mill in Loyalton.

In its heyday, Boca’s brewery produced 30,000 barrels of beer each year. The brewery was located across the river from the mill and ice plant where today’s Interstate Highway 80 now crosses over the site.

Boca, being one of the coldest places in the country in winter, had five cold springs and unlimited ice that could be harvested and stored for use for over a year, ideal for a brewery site.

Boca Beer was sold worldwide and gained fame due to brewing with natural spring water and ice. It became a popular drink at the 1883 World’s Fair in Paris, France.

On a cold January evening in 1893, the Boca Brewery burned to the ground marking the end of one of the country’s most popular beers.

By the turn of the century, man-made ice began to replace natural ice and the Boca Ice Company ceased operations. At the same time, every tree near Boca had all been harvested without regard to conservation, forcing the timber industry to close down.

Boca’s last ice harvest took place in the mid 1920s when Union Ice Company constructed its refrigeration plant on west 4th Street in Reno. The old building is the current home of Glacier Ice Company.

In 1904, fire destroyed the hotel and what was left of the town was demolished when Boca Dam was built in 1939.

Today there isn’t much left of the remains of the old town of Boca except some concrete foundations from a few of the old icehouses near the railroad tracks. Other remains can be seen near the foot of the Boca dam and beneath Boca Reservoir whenever the water level is low.

A trickling natural spring that once provided clear mountain water for Boca beer can still be found above the freeway opposite the old brewery site.

In 1996 the U.S. Forest Service opened a one-quarter mile interpretive trail through what was Boca. The trail leads up the hill to the east of the reservoir to a cemetery where some of Boca’s long forgotten citizens are buried in the old cemetery.

The Holidays are coming! If you want Snow at your Home or Corporate Event, Reliable Snow Service is here for you! We mak...
09/27/2019

The Holidays are coming! If you want Snow at your Home or Corporate Event, Reliable Snow Service is here for you! We make Snow at your Location.

Flash!  From the A.P. (Acton Press)The Acton Press's Senior Reporter, Effingham Hoofnickel, has been hard at working try...
09/27/2019

Flash! From the A.P. (Acton Press)
The Acton Press's Senior Reporter, Effingham Hoofnickel, has been hard at working trying to learn the identity of the Trump Whistleblower. Tonight we are proud to announce the Whistleblower is---- Drum Roll, Please?

July 31, 2019 saw the last day of operation for Newhall Ice Company.  The current owners closed the doors to the histori...
08/27/2019

July 31, 2019 saw the last day of operation for Newhall Ice Company. The current owners closed the doors to the historic building and parked the delivery trucks for the last time. While the demise of Newhall Ice Company is sad news for the many customers who have relied on it for their Ice needs over the years, another company is still going strong and ready to accommodate those who need Ice in a Jiffy!

Acton Ice Delivery services the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys with 7 day delivery service. Acton Ice sells 20 and 40 pound bags of Clear 1” Cubes and is know for Immediate Delivery to Restaurants, Bars, Country Clubs, etc., when they run low or their Ice Machines break down. Included among the many customers of Acton Ice Delivery are Construction Sites, Motion Picture Caterers, Weddings, Special Events and Private Parties. Dreaming of a White Christmas? We make your dreams come true! Acton Ice has a sister company, Reliable Snow Service that makes Snow at your home or business. For more info on Snow go to www.ReliableSnowService.Com. Acton Ice is a regular supporter of the Popular Move Night in the Park that occurs on Wednesday Evenings each summer in Acton Park. You might have also seen Acton Ice Trucks and Drivers in Acton’s Popular Independence Day Parade each year. Proudly riding in the front seat is Otis the Ice Dog who won 1st place this year and 2nd the year before. In addition to supporting the Movie night, Acton Ice is also a member of the Acton Agua Dulce Chamber of Commerce and the Acton Community Club. While Acton Ice offers the Fastest Delivery to be found, they do not sell to walk up customers or carry Block or Dry Ice. These products can be found a most major Super Markets or Smart & Final Stores.
Acton Ice Delivery welcomes the former customers of Newhall Ice and looks forward to new customer and friendships alike. www.ActonIce.Com (661) 269-2093

For those who cannot reach Newhall Ice Company, do not fret!  Acton Ice Delivery is ready and waiting to hear from you! ...
08/06/2019
Reliable Snow Service

For those who cannot reach Newhall Ice Company, do not fret! Acton Ice Delivery is ready and waiting to hear from you! We service the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys-7 Days a week! We deliver Beverage Ice packaged in 20 and 40 pound bags. We do not carry Block Ice and only sell Dry Ice in 300 pound or greater quantities if it is pre-ordered and paid for. If you need Dry Ice in small quantities, Call Smart & Final Stores, Prax Air Welding Stores, and Large Super Markets. Acton Ice also makes Snow for Films, at your Home, Park, or any special event. To learn more about our Snow Business, go to www.ReliableSnowService.com

The Reliable Snow crew was busy Sunday making snow at a park.
11/05/2018

The Reliable Snow crew was busy Sunday making snow at a park.

The Holidays are coming!  If you want Snow at your Home or Corporate Event, Reliable Snow Service is here for you! We ma...
10/06/2018

The Holidays are coming! If you want Snow at your Home or Corporate Event, Reliable Snow Service is here for you! We make Snow at your Location.

Reliable Snow Service was hard at work Sat making Snow in Los Angeles. There is still time to have a white Christmas at ...
12/17/2017

Reliable Snow Service was hard at work Sat making Snow in Los Angeles. There is still time to have a white Christmas at your home. Don't forget, Call Acton Ice for your Christmas Party Ice-Delivered to your event.

Reliable Snow Service was at a film location in the hills between Calabasas and Malibu making snow for a Christmas ad ca...
09/27/2017

Reliable Snow Service was at a film location in the hills between Calabasas and Malibu making snow for a Christmas ad campaign. We go almost anywhere to get the job done!

Acton Ice Delivery helps keep Acton roads Clean!Mel Chikato, Proprietor of Acton Ice Delivery detests illegal dumping! S...
09/05/2017

Acton Ice Delivery helps keep Acton roads Clean!

Mel Chikato, Proprietor of Acton Ice Delivery detests illegal dumping! So much so, that he encourages his drivers to stop and collect large roadside trash that is illegally dumped on our beautiful country roads. Mel does not want to see Acton become another Palmdale. We encourage others to do the same. Support Acton Ice Delivery in their effort to keep Acton Clean! Every Little bit makes a difference! If you can't do it yourself, call Hossein Torabzadeh at 626-458-3564 or Frank Chin at 626-458-3538. They work for the County dept. of public works.

Remember, if you need Ice, Call Acton Ice Delivery. We offer Fast 7 Day Immediate Delivery to Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs, Caterers, Special Events, Film Locations, Private Residences. We sell 40 lb. bags of Small Cubes-5 bag (200 pound) minimum delivery. No Dry or Block Ice! We service the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys-and soon to be trash free, Acton! (661) 269-2093 WWW.ActonIce.Com

Reliable Snow Service was at the Four Aces Film Ranch in Lake Los Angeles last week making snow for a TV commercial.  If...
08/22/2017

Reliable Snow Service was at the Four Aces Film Ranch in Lake Los Angeles last week making snow for a TV commercial. If you want snow anytime, anywhere, call us!

Reliable Snow Service, Acton, Ca. was at the Disney Golden Oak Ranch last night making snow for a Points of Light Commer...
06/16/2017

Reliable Snow Service, Acton, Ca. was at the Disney Golden Oak Ranch last night making snow for a Points of Light Commercial. 20 tons on 2 fake houses. Long night, but like always, we got'er done!

It's still not too late to schedule your Holiday Snow Party.  Go to www.ReliableSnow.Com
12/22/2016

It's still not too late to schedule your Holiday Snow Party. Go to www.ReliableSnow.Com

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12/22/2016

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12/21/2016

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Reliable Snow Service made this slide in Playa del Ray.
12/21/2016

Reliable Snow Service made this slide in Playa del Ray.

Reliable Snow Service made this giant slide yesterday in Los Angeles.  It was 45 tons of Ice.
12/21/2016

Reliable Snow Service made this giant slide yesterday in Los Angeles. It was 45 tons of Ice.

06/23/2016

Acton Ice Delivery was proud to supply the Rusty Studs Horseshoe Tournament with Ice at Vincent Hill Arena.

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