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2Day in the SCV: March 20, 2010

Posted: March 19, 2010 11:12 p.m.
Updated: March 20, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Bridgeport fundraiser
What: Bridgeport Elementary School's PTA hosts a yard sale to raise money for music programs and assemblies.
When: 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Bridgeport Elementary School, 23670 Newhall Ranch Road.

Conference for girls
What: The American Association of University Women hosts the 11th Annual Math/Science Conference for local seventh- and eighth-grade girls.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway
Contact: Diane Bartley,

Master's Swim League
The local Santa Clarita Masters Swim Club
What: Watch local and regional swimmers compete in the United States Masters Swimming.
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Point Parkway.

Landscape class
What: A free landscape education class about annuals, perennials and turf substitutes for the Santa Clarita Valley.
When: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Castaic Lake Water Agency, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road/
Contact: Karen Denkinger, (661) 297-1600

Hit The Trail
What: City leaders and residents come together for a bike ride on the city's trails. Free.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Route 1 (6.1 miles) - Valencia High School (San Francisquito Creek Trail); Route 2 (4.3 miles) - Placerita Junior High School (South Fork Trail); Route 3 (7.1 miles) - Camp Plenty Trailhead at Camp Plenty Road and Soledad Canyon Road (Chuck Pontius Commuter Rail Trail); Final destination is Bridgeport Park: 23520 Bridgeport Lane

Zonta awards
The Zonta Club of SCV hosts its annual Women in Service celebration brunch and honors local community volunteers.
When: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Robinson Ranch
Contact: Donna Schmidt, (661) 252-8424

College workshop
Phillip Lew hosts a workshop about college planning for high school students.
When: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Where: West Ranch High School, 26255 Valencia Blvd.
Contact: (661) 295-9946

Family Day
Santa Clarita Christian Center
What: The nondenominational Christian church hosts Family Game Day for local families to play games and win prizes. RSVP required.
When: 3-6 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Christian Center, 26017 Huntington Lane, Suite B
Contact: Felicia Burns, (661) 313-1915

2Day in History
Today is Saturday, March 20, the 79th day of 2010. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 1:32 p.m. Eastern time.
Today's Highlight in History: On March 20, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris after escaping his exile on Elba, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.
Ten years ago: Pope John Paul II embarked on a strenuous and spiritual tour of the Holy Land, beginning with a stop in Jordan.
Five years ago: A visibly frustrated Pope John Paul II made a brief but silent appearance at his Vatican apartment window after missing his first Palm Sunday Mass in 26 years as pontiff.
One year ago: President Barack Obama reached out to the Iranian people in a video with Farsi subtitles, saying the United States was prepared to end years of strained relations if Tehran toned down its bellicose rhetoric.

2Day's Birthdays
Blues singer-musician Marcia Ball is 61. Actor William Hurt is 60. Rock musician Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 60. Movie director Spike Lee is 53. Actress Theresa Russell is 53. Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway is 53. Actress Holly Hunter is 52. Actor Michael Rapaport is 40. Actor Alexander Chaplin is 39. Rock singer Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) is 34. Actress Bianca Lawson is 31. Rock musician Nick Wheeler (The All-American Rejects) is 28.

AP Odd News
Gardening complaints prompt new rules

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A woman gardening wearing only a yellow thong and pink gloves has brought neighborhood complaints and new rules from a housing authority in Colorado.

Boulder Housing Partners plans to amend its rules so that tenants cover up when they're outside. Several passers-by told Boulder police earlier this week that 52-year-old Catharine Pierce was topless while tending to her yard. Last year, she was threatened with eviction for gardening wearing only pasties and a thong.

Police responding to Wednesday's reports decided Pierce wasn't breaking any laws. Robert Pierce said he'll fight changes that would keep his wife from gardening outside topless, which is legal under state and city law.

"They're making a big mistake," he said.

Boulder Housing Partners Executive Director Betsey Martens didn't return a phone call Friday seeking details on how covered residents would have to be.

She told the Daily Camera newspaper that people have complained for years about the couple often going outside wearing only thong underwear.

Robert Pierce said the new rules wouldn't discourage the couple. "We'll stay the way we have to stay," he said.

The city council is scheduled in April to consider expanding the city's anti-nudity ordinance, but a draft proposal to make it an offense for women to go topless in public was removed.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
10-31-45-50-54 Mega: 25
Draw date: Friday, March 19
Jackpot: $20 million

11-30-34-40-42 Mega: 1
Draw date: Wednesday, March 17
Jackpot: $26 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, March 19

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, March 19

Daily 3
Midday: 4-5-7
Evening: 5-3-9
Draw date: Friday, March 19

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:47.07
Draw date: Friday, March 19


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