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2Day in the SCV: Monday, April 26, 2010

Posted: April 25, 2010 11:48 p.m.
Updated: April 26, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Green energy workshops
What: The city of Santa Clarita and the Energy Coalition hold a workshop for guests to discuss the program guidelines, application requirements and other energy related incentives available to local businesses.
When: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita City Hall Century Room, First Floor, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia
Contact: (661) 286-4065 or e-mail to RSVP

Barnes & Nobles Morning Storytime
What: Barnes & Nobles hosts toddler story time
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Barnes & Nobles Bookstore, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia
Contact: (661) 254-6604

Newhall Book Club
What: The Newhall Book Club meets to discuss “The Last Time They Met,” a novel by Anita Shreve. Open to adult readers
When: 4–5 p.m.
Where: Egg Plantation, 24415 Walnut St.
Contact: Newhall Library, call (661) 259-0750

DivorceCare & DivorceCare 4 Kids

What: A weekly support group and seminar conducted by Valencia Hills Church. Children are welcome.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Valencia Hills Church Offices. 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, suite 160, Valencia
Contact: Angela Romero, (661) 755-1885 or e-mail

Family education class
What: The National Alliance on Mental Illness, San Fernando Valley hosts a free 12-week education program for families and loved ones of people with serious mental illnesses.
When: 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St. Newhall
Contact: Zee Dankworth, (661) 360-8002 or e-mail

Don’t go there
What: The city of Santa Clarita will close lanes to fix a water leak.
When: Today through Friday
Where: A closure the No. 2 and No. 3 lanes on the northbound side of Golden Valley Road north of Valley Center Drive.
When: Lane 3 (far right lane) will be closed for the duration of the construction, with lane 2 (middle lane) closed from 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. during construction.
Contact: Hoon Hahn, senior engineer for the city, (661) 255-4953

Where: Highway 14 freeway and Interstate 5 closures
What: Caltrans, is closing Highway 14 freeway and Interstate 5 lanes, ramps and connectors as part of a $161-million improvement project to construct carpool lanes and a direct carpool lane connector at the I-5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange.
When: Today through Friday
Where/When: Southbound Highway 14 freeway connector to northbound I-5: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.; I-5: northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; One lane of the northbound truck route collector road: 5-9 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2Day in History
Today is Monday, April 26, the 116th day of 2010. There are 249 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On April 26, 1785, American naturalist, hunter and artist John James Audubon was born in present-day Haiti.

Ten years ago: Vermont Gov. Howard Dean signed the nation’s first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions.

Five years ago: Syria’s 29-year military presence in Lebanon ended as Syrian soldiers completed a withdrawal brought about by international pressure and Lebanese street protests.

One year ago: The United States declared a public health emergency as more possible cases of swine flu surfaced from Canada to New Zealand; officials in Mexico City closed everything from concerts to sports matches to churches in an effort to stem the spread of the virus.

2Day's Birthdays:
Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 77. Singer Bobby Rydell is 68. Rock musician Gary Wright is 67. Rock musician Roger Taylor is 50. Actress Joan Chen is 49. Rock musician Chris Mars is 49. Actor Jet Li is 47. Actor-comedian Kevin James is 45. Rapper T-Boz (TLC) is 40. Country musician Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) is 39. Actor Tom Welling is 33. Actress Jordana Brewster is 30. Actress Marnette Patterson is 30. Actor Channing Tatum is 30. Actor Aaron Weeks is 24.

AP Odd News
Litterbugging firearms
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Lake Charles police say a man who allegedly threw a gun out of a car at a traffic stop has been booked with littering.

The American Press reports that police also booked 30-year-old Kenneth Charles Barker on Saturday on a more serious charge of possessing a gun after a felony conviction.

Sgt. Mark Kraus, a police department spokesman, says Barker was a passenger, and the driver was not arrested.

The Associated Press could not reach Barker for comment Sunday. He does not have a listed telephone number.

Conn. cops: Woman tried to use 911 as taxi service

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in one Connecticut city have a warning for nightclub patrons: Don’t call 911 for a ride home.

New Haven police say that’s what 28-year-old Quandria Bailey did, calling the emergency line six times to request a ride from a nightclub back to her Meriden home.

Bailey was charged with six counts of misuse of the 911 system early Sunday. She was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court May 5.

Twin prom dates

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A pair of identical North Dakota twin sisters are hoping to double their fun at their high school prom.

Adrian and Hannah McInnes asked identical twins Josh and Jerimiah Dockter to be their dates for Saturday’s formal dance at Jamestown High School.

The pairs met at the grocery store where they all work. The girls say they thought it would be cool to double-date with another set of identical twins.

The Dockter brothers, who graduated in 2009 and skipped their prom, said yes.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
19-26-28-37-52 Mega: 18
Draw date: Friday, April 23
Jackpot: $191 million

6-15-25-27-39 Mega: 17
Draw date: Saturday, April 24
Jackpot: $12 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, April 25

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, April 25

Daily 3
Midday: 6-9-2
Evening: 5-2-8
Draw date: Sunday, April 25

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 09 Winning Spirit
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:40.32
Draw date: Sunday, April 25


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