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2Day in the SCV: March 18, 2010

Posted: March 17, 2010 9:58 p.m.
Updated: March 18, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Welcome to's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future. 

Arts Commission meeting
What: The Santa Clarita Arts Commission hosts its monthly meeting
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: 23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 100
Contact: (661) 286-4018 or

Tour of new roadway
What: A hard hat tour of the new cross-valley connector bridge. RSVP required.
When: 4-5 p.m.
Where: RSVP for directions
Contact: (661) 255-4939 or

Local Author Book Signings
Who: Troy Andrew Smith and Margaret Brownley
What: They will sign their new books "Radersburg Gold" and "A Lady Like Sarah"
When: Thursday, March 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Out-West, 24265 Main St., Newhall
Contact: (661)255-7087

Free Community CPR Class
Who: American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR Program
What: The CPR Program will teach how to perform CPR for adults and how to help an adult who is choking (Registration required)
When: Thursday, March 18, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Human Resources Building, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Contact: (661)253-8888

SCOPE Meeting
Who: Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment
What: Join us for our regular business meeting, then stay for an environmentally themed movie
When: Thursday March 18, 6:30p.m., Movie 7:30 p.m.
Where: Valencia Hills Club House 24060 Oakvale Drive, Valencia, CA 91355 (Off of Tournament Road, between Wiley Canyon and McBean Parkway)
Contact: More info: 661 255-6899

Rancho Pico Junior High and West Ranch High School Festival Showcase
Who: Rancho Pico advanced band, combined beginning/intermediate band and West Ranch wind ensemble and symphonic band
What: Rancho Pico Junior High and West Ranch High School host a festival showcase featuring the schools' concert bands (Rancho Pico advanced band, combined beginning/intermediate band and West Ranch wind ensemble and symphonic band)
When: Thursday, March 18, 7 p.m.
Where: West Ranch Theater

Israel Trip Informational Meeting
Who: Temple Beth Ami and Rabbi Mark Blazer
What: Join Temple Beth Ami and Rabbi Mark Blazer in Israel and Jordan. Be sure to attend this informational meeting to learn about this trip of a lifetime. Trip departs June 6, 2010.
When: Thursday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Temple Beth Ami

2Day in History
Today is Thursday, March 18, the 77th day of 2010. There are 288 days left in the year

Today's Highlight in History: On March 18, 1910, the first filmed adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein," produced by Thomas Edison's New York movie studio, was released, with Charles Ogle as the Monster.

Ten years ago: Taiwan ended more than a half century of Nationalist Party rule, electing an opposition leader (Chen Shui-bian) whose party favored Taiwan's formal independence from the rest of China.

Five years ago: Doctors in Florida, acting on orders of a state judge, removed Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. (Despite the efforts of congressional Republicans to intervene and repeated court appeals by Schiavo's parents, the brain-damaged woman died on March 31, 2005, at age 41.)

2Day's Birthdays
Composer John Kander ("Chicago") is 83. Country singer Charley Pride is 72. Jazz musician Bill Frisell is 59. Actor Thomas Ian Griffith is 48. Singer-songwriter James McMurtry is 48. Singer-actress Vanessa L. Williams is 47. Olympic gold medal speedskater Bonnie Blair is 46. Rock musician Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) is 44. Rock singer-musician Miki Berenyi is 43. Rapper-actress-talk show host Queen Latifah is 40. Actor-comedian Dane Cook is 38. Rock singer Adam Levine (Maroon 5) is 31.

AP Odd News
Cussing jogger banned
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - The attorney representing a jogger accused of yelling at police and citizens during his runs through Portsmouth, New Hampshire said an order barring his client from the city while he is free on bail is unconstitutional.

Attorney Anthony Naro argued during a hearing Tuesday that a judge should dismiss a charge that 28-year-old Craig O'Brien violated his bail conditions. But prosecutor Rena DiLando argued that O'Brien engaged in a willful course of conduct, taunting the police department with daily visits for a week while on bail.

The judge has not ruled on the dismissal motion.

O'Brien is a resident of Eliot, Maine. He faces disorderly conduct charges alleging he yelled profanities or offensive words during jogging outings last May and August.

Pittsburgh man finds cold intruder in bed with him
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say a man broke into a Pittsburgh home and climbed into bed with its owner, apparently because he was drunk and cold following a rap concert.

Homeowner Frank Fontana says he was in bed when the man climbed in about 5:30 Wednesday morning. Fontana says he asked whether it was a woman who has keys to his home - and he grabbed a baseball bat when a deep male voice answered, "No, it's not."

Police say Fontana kept the man at bay until police arrived but didn't hit him with the bat.

Police say the intruder told them he was looking for shelter after a Tuesday night concert by rapper Jay-Z at the Mellon Arena.
The 33-year-old man faces a preliminary hearing on charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

Mega Millions

3-22-48-52-56 Mega: 13
Draw date: Wednesday, March 16
Jackpot: $20 million

11-30-34-40-42 Mega: 1
Draw date: Thursday, March 17
Jackpot: $24 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, March. 17

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, March. 17

Daily 3
Midday: 7-8-3
Evening: 3-7-8
Draw date: Thursday, March. 17

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:40.44
Draw date: Thursday, March. 17


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