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2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Posted: June 7, 2010 9:46 p.m.
Updated: June 8, 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.

Job hunter’s club
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts a free seminar about job search tools and strategies.
2-4 p.m.
University Center Suite 250 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
(661) 799-9675

Career night
A free career night for real estate agents and those interested in the field.
4:30-6 p.m.
EXIT Realty SCV, 23734 Valencia Blvd.
Patrick Raach at (661) 644-4969

City Council meeting
The regular meeting of the Santa Clarita City Council.
6 p.m.
Santa Clarita City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia

SCV Off the Grid
SCV Off the Grid, an organization that promotes solar, wind and watershed technologies in the SCV, hosts a meeting.
7-8:30 p.m.
Office of Steven Kassel, 23560 Lyons Ave Suite 204, Newhall
RSVP to Steve Kassel, (661) 259-3704. More information at

Health seminar
A free seminar about health and the human body. Topics include how to age gracefully and the human genetic potential.
7:30-8:30 p.m.
De Sesa Chiropractic, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia
Elizabeth at (661) 294-0429, or

Don't go there
The California Department of Transportation closes Highway 14 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 interchange.
When: Through Friday
Where/When: (Highway 14) southbound Highway 14 connector to northbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; (Interstate 5) northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; one lane of the southbound truck route collector road: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Game of the Day
Who: Phoenix Mercury at L.A. Sparks
What: WNBA regular-season matchup featuring local Hart grad Taylor Lilley (Phoenix Mercury)
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Staples Center

2Day's Birthdays
Actress Sonia Braga is 60. Actress Kathy Baker is 60. Country musician Tony Rice is 59. Actor Griffin Dunne is 55. “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams is 53. Actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans is 52. Singer Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) is 50. Musician Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) is 48. Blues-rock musician Derek Trucks (The Derek Trucks Band) is 31. Folk-bluegrass singer-musician Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) is 29.

2Day in History
Today is Tuesday, June 8, the 159th day of 2010. There are 206 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 8, 1967, during the Six-Day War, 34 U.S. servicemen were killed when Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty, a Navy intelligence-gathering ship stationed in the Mediterranean. (Israel later said the Liberty had been mistaken for an Egyptian vessel.)

Ten years ago:
Two gunmen shot to death Brig. Stephen Saunders, a British defense attache, in Athens, Greece; the elusive terrorist group November 17 claimed responsibility, saying it killed Saunders because of his role in NATO airstrikes against Yugoslavia.

One year ago: North Korea’s highest court sentenced American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee to 12 years’ hard labor for trespassing and “hostile acts.”

AP Odd News
Lunch in the lavatory

BOSTON (AP) — Boston parks officials are hoping the public can overcome the gross-out factor and get used to the thought of having a bite to eat in a former public restroom. The Boston Herald reported that the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission was scheduled to go before state lawmakers on Tuesday to ask permission to lease two former public bathrooms on city land for possible use as eateries.

The “Pink Palace,” a 660-square-foot mausoleum-like structure on the Common, and the granite, 670-square-foot “Duck House” in the Back Bay Fens have not been used as bathrooms in decades.

They both need extensive renovations, but some city officials think they are prime spots for privately run, limited-service restaurants.

Speed camera foe buys Tenn. city’s police website

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. (AP) — After a Tennessee police department let its website expire, the site was snatched up by a new owner — a man who uses it to gripe about traffic cameras that issue speeding tickets.

Computer network designer Brian McCrary says he discovered the Bluff City Police Department site was up for grabs, so he paid domain provider Go Daddy for the rights to

McCrary, who says he received a $90 speeding citation earlier this year, took over the site May 22.

His site now shows a smiling cartoon police badge clutching green currency. It also posts gripes from others who’ve been cited.

Police Chief David Nelson said the officer who managed the site had been on medical leave and the expiration slipped up on the department.

NY couple weds in shark tank
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP)  — A New York couple has taken the plunge inside a shark tank.

April Pignataro and Michael Curry were lowered in a steel cage into the tank to exchange their wedding vows at Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead, N.Y, on Sunday.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
12-13-15-17-50 Mega: 23
Draw date: Friday, June 4
Jackpot: $26 million

4-11-28-34-42 Mega: 26
Draw date: Saturday, June 5
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Monday, June 7

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, June 7

Daily 3
Midday: 5-7-8
Evening: 3-9-3
Draw date: Monday, June 7

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 02 Lucky Star
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:44.74
Draw date: Monday, June 7


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