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2Day in the SCV: March 11, 2010

By Signal Staff and Wire Services

Posted: March 10, 2010 10:14 p.m.
Updated: March 11, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
Mean Girls: Helping Daughters Survive
Who:
Rancho Pico Junior High School
What: This workshop shows parents how to help their daughters survive cliques, gossip, boyfriends and the "mean girl" culture. Case conferencing is included to allow parents to discuss their specific situations.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Rancho Pico Junior High School Library, 26250 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91381
Contact: (661) 362-3531

Daybreak Toastmasters
Who:
Toastmasters
What: Toastmasters members learn to speak to groups and work with each other in a supportive environment. Each meeting gives every member an opportunity to practice and be evaluated.
When: 7-8 a.m.
Where: City Hall Council Chamber, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Contact: (661) 703-5226; www.daybreaksantaclarita.com

Castaic Union School District meeting
Who:
Castaic Union School District
What: Regular meeting of the governing board
When: 6:30 p.m. public session
Where: District office, 28131 Livingston Ave., Valencia
Contact: (661) 257-4500

SCV Jaycees meeting
Who:
SCV Jaycees
What: Monthly meeting for those interested in joining the local chapter of the networking organization.
When: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Paseo Club & Bar, 27650 Dickason Drive Valencia
Contact: Claudia Sheridan at president@scvjaycees.com

Resume building workshop
Who:
Santa Clarita WorkSource
What: Resume building workshop
When: 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: WorkSource, College of the Canyons - University Center 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road #250, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Contact: 661-799-9675

Game of the Day
What:
A solid Harvard-Westlake team takes on perennial Foothill League champion Valencia in boys tennis.
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Valencia High School, 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia, CA, 91355

2day in history
Today is Thursday, March 11, the 70th day of 2010. There are 295 days left in the year.

2day's Highlight in History: On March 11, 1985, Mikhail S. Gorbachev was chosen to succeed the late Soviet President Konstantin U. Chernenko.

Ten years ago: Ricardo Lagos was sworn in as president of Chile, the second socialist to take the post since Salvador Allende was killed in a 1973 coup.

Five years ago: A judge, court reporter and sheriff’s deputy were shot and killed at an Atlanta courthouse; Brian Nichols, suspected of killing them and a federal agent, surrendered a day later at the apartment of a woman he’d taken hostage, Ashley Smith. One year ago: President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package to keep the government running through Sept. 2009, even as he called it "imperfect."

2day's birthdays
Actor Terence Alexander is 87. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 79. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 76. Actress Tricia O’Neil is 65. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 60. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine is 57. Singer Nina Hagen is 55. Actress Alex Kingston is 47. Singer Lisa Loeb is 42. Actor Terrence Howard is 41. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 41. Actor David Anders is 29. Singer LeToya is 29. Actress Thora Birch is 28. Actor Anton Yelchin is 21.

AP Odd News
Police: Burglar misuses church equipment
AMES, Iowa – Second-degree burglary charges have been filed against an Ames man who broke into a church where he allegedly used the institution’s electronic equipment to watch pornography. Police allege the 55-year-old man broke into the First Christian Church on Thursday. After gathering items from around the building, he is believed to have gone to the basement to spend the night.

Police summoned to the church Friday by staff, found the man trying to haul away a garbage can filled with food, kitchen utensils, clothes, electronic equipment and a 26-inch flat-screen television.

Police Cmdr. Mike Brennan said the man used the electronic equipment to watch pornographic movies that were found on him when he was arrested.

Police say drunk woman let 14-year-old son drive
BLAIR, Neb. – A 37-year-old woman was accused of putting her 14-year-old behind the wheel because she was too drunk to drive. The woman was arrested Saturday after Washington County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 75 because of erratic driving. Deputies found the woman’s 14-year-old son in the driver’s seat and two other minors — ages 14 and 17 — in the car.

The woman was arrested and has been charged with three counts of child neglect and one count of allowing a minor to drive.

The sheriff’s department said the children in the vehicle were turned over to an uncle in Tekamah.

Oklahoma electric crews say bobcat caused outage
TISHOMINGO, Okla. – Oklahoma Gas and Electric officials said a pole-climbing bobcat is to blame for a power outage in southern Oklahoma OG&E spokesman Brian Alford said repair crews found the smoldering body of the bobcat Tuesday at the top of a utility pole in Johnston County. The power outage left about 3,100 customers without power about 9:30 p.m. and power was restored about 10:45 p.m.

Alford said squirrels, snakes and small rodents have caused outages in the past — but this is the first time he’s heard of a bobcat causing an outage. He said crews believe the bobcat climbed the utility pole and then touched two power lines at the same time.

 

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