The hilarious part is that none of this shit is empty sky. Take a look at the turf and recognize that there aren't a lot of good options. Newhall is effectively Santa Clarita. That means they didn't want to blow it up over Simi Valley or the San Fernando Valley, all of which are chock full of people. I've been (I've shot television!) at every location listed and opting to fire 200 rockets over Newhall is kind of the equivalent of opting to fire 200 rockets over... well, there's more people in the San Fernando valley than Edmonton.
By a million.