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2Day in the SCV: Friday, April 30, 2010

Posted: April 29, 2010 8:18 p.m.
Updated: April 30, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

Music festival
What
: Rio Norte Junior High School hosts free instrumental music festivals featuring schools from across the western United States.
When: Today, May 1, 7, and 8, 14 and 15, Friday performances 4-9 p.m.; Saturday performances 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Rio Norte Junior High School, 28771 Rio Norte Dr., Valencia

Forum Music Festival
What: Advanced band and chorus from Placerita Junior High will participate in the Forum Music Festival. The event is free and open to the public.
When: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Hart Auditorium, 24825 Newhall Avenue, Newhall

Businessman and reality star to speak at West Ranch
What: The West Ranch High School business classes host a guest lecture with Stesso Sports company creator and reality star Michael Stagliano. The community is invited to attend.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: West Ranch High School, 26255 Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch
Contact: Linda Cox, business teacher, Linda Cox at LCox@hartdistrict.org

Golden Valley High School’s ‘Grease’
What: The Golden Valley theater department presents “Grease” (Tickets $12)
When: Golden Valley Theater, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway
Where: today and Saturday, 7 p.m.
Contact: Reservations and information, Janie Prucha at (661) 298-8140, ext. 1616

West Ranch High School’s ‘Stage Door’

What: The theater department at West Ranch High School presents “Stage Door,” a 1936 comedy by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman (Tickets $8)
When: 7 p.m.
Where: West Ranch Theater, 26255 Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch
Contact: Reservations and information, Christopher Cook at (661) 222-1220, ext. 601

Saugus High dance team show
What: The Saugus High School dance team hosts a jungle themed show. Tickets are $10, children 2 and under are free. Saugus High students $5 for today’s show.
When: today and Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: Saugus High School gym, 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus
Contact: (661) 478-4590

Lula Washington Dance Theatre
What: The Lula Washington Dance Theatre performs with a choreography set to a range of music, from experimental to blues.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Peforming Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Contact: PAC Box Office, (661) 362-5304

Game of the Week
What: West Ranch at Valencia baseball
When:
3:15 p.m.
Where
: Valencia baseball field, 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia

Don’t go there
What: The city of Santa Clarita will close lanes to fix a water leak
When: Through today
Where: A closure the #2 and #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. to 8 p.m. during construction.
Contact: Hoon Hahn, senior engineer for the city, (661) 255-4953

Closures for Highway 14 freeway and Interstate 5
What: The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, closes 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 Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange.
When: Through today
Where/When: southbound Highway 14 freeway connector to northbound Interstate 5, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.; Interstate 5: northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.; One lane of the northbound truck route collector road: 5-9 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard offramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/travel/projects/details.php?id=32

Today is Friday, April 30, the 120th day of 2010. There are 245 days left in the year.

2Day 's Highlight in History: On April 30, 1970, President Richard M. Nixon announced the U.S. was sending troops into Cambodia, an action that sparked widespread protest.

Ten years ago: Hundreds of thousands participated in a gay-rights rally in Washington.

Five years ago: Missing Georgia woman Jennifer Wilbanks admitted to police in Albuquerque, N.M., that she was a “runaway bride” after initially claiming to have been abducted; on what was supposed to have been her wedding day, she was escorted to the airport by officers for a flight home.

One year ago: Chrysler filed for bankruptcy protection; the federal government pledged up to $8 billion in additional aid and to back warranties.

Birthdays
Actress Cloris Leachman is 84. Singer Willie Nelson is 77. Actor Gary Collins is 72. Actor Burt Young is 70. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is 51. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 49. Actor Adrian Pasdar is 45. Rock musician Clark Vogeler is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Akon is 37. Actor Johnny Galecki is 35. Rapper Lloyd Banks is 28. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 28. Country singer Tyler Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons) is 26.

AP Odd News
Always check your rear-view mirror

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 67-year-old Oklahoma man had quite a fright after backing his car at high speed through a seventh-floor exterior wall of a parking garage.

Ralph Hudson says his foot got stuck between his Mercedes’ brake and gas pedal as he was backing up in a towering parking garage in downtown Tulsa on Wednesday.

The car burst through the building’s exterior wall and sprayed debris on a parking lot below before stopping just in time. The car’s trunk and part of its back wheels were left hanging precariously out of the building but officials were able to safely drive it back inside.

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