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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, June 17, 2010

Posted: June 16, 2010 8:50 p.m.
Updated: June 17, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 

Toastmasters meeting
What:
Toastmasters hosts a meeting where members learn to speak to groups and work with others in a supportive environment.
When:
7-8 a.m.
Where:
Santa Clarita City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia
Contact:
Jenny Nemitz, (661) 703-5226, jennyanemitz@aol.com or www.daybreaksantaclarita.com

Farmers Market
What:
The Old Town Newhall Farmers Market featuring fresh produce and products.
When:
3-7 p.m.
Where:
Market Street in Newhall

Senior Orchestra
What: T
he Senior Orchestra is looking for players. All instruments and skill levels welcome.
When:
Today, June 24 at 4 p.m.
Where:
Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments multipurpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Contact:
(661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977

Challinor meet and greet
What:
The William S. Hart Union High School District hosts a meet and greet for Robert Challinor, the new superintendent.
When:
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where:
La Mesa Junior High School MPR, 26623 May Way

Arts Commission meeting
What:
The Arts Commission hosts its regular meeting.
When:
6-8 p.m.
Where:
Santa Clarita City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia

Castaic Union meeting
What:
The Castaic Union School District board hosts its regular meeting.
When:
6:30 p.m.
Where:
District office, 28131 Livingston Ave., Valencia

Alzheimer’s talk
What:
A discussion about Alzheimer’s Disease with guest speaker Dr. Jill Brink.
When:
7 p.m.
Where:
Pacifica Senior Living, 25320 Via Pacifica, Valencia

Don't go there
What:
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. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.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.
Contact: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/travel/projects/details.php?id=32

2Day's Birthdays
Actor Jon Gries is 53. Movie producer-director-writer Bobby Farrelly is 52. Actor Thomas Haden Church is 49. Actor Greg Kinnear is 47. Actress Kami Cotler (TV: “The Waltons”) is 45. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Dan Jansen is 45. Actor Jason Patric is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kevin Thornton is 41. Actor-comedian Will Forte is 40. Latin pop singer Paulina Rubio is 39. Tennis player Venus Williams is 30.

2Day in History
Today is Thursday, June 17, the 168th day of 2010. There are 197 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 17, 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill took place near Boston. The battle (which actually occurred on Breed’s Hill) was a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses while dislodging the rebels.

Ten years ago: 
In Cuba, more than 300,000 people turned out to protest the continued stay of Elian Gonzalez in the United States; it was the largest such demonstration since the previous December, when Cuba launched a national campaign of mass gatherings demanding the boy’s return.

Five years ago:
The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops agreed to a five-year extension on their unprecedented policy of permanently barring sexually abusive clergy from church work.

AP Odd News
A crafty rookie canine

NEWBURGH, New York (AP) — A new police dog has learned an old trick — tracking down a parole violator outside New York City on its first day on the job.

Bloodhound Tank Tebow is handled by Officer Curtis Hahne  in Newburgh, 60 miles north of New York.

Tank was donated to police Monday and began his career with the officer Tuesday. Two hours later police were dispatched to an apartment complex on a tip the parole violator was there. But by the time police arrived the man had disappeared.

Police say Tank followed the man’s scent into a commercial area, through woods, across streets and into another apartment complex several blocks away. They say the man surrendered without incident.

Tank is certified by the National Police Bloodhound Association. He’ll also be used to find missing people.

Mich. woman shoots self to get medical attention

NILES, Michigan (AP) — An out-of-work Michigan woman shot herself in the hope she’d receive medical treatment for a shoulder injury.

Kathy Myers says she injured the shoulder a month ago while playing with her dogs. The 41-year-old Niles resident said she’s been unable to see a specialist because she can’t afford health insurance.

So Myers shot herself on Thursday.

She was released from the hospital a few hours later.

Myers told WSBT-TV in South Bend, Ind., she has “no suicide wish.” She says her life isn’t great “right now, but I want to live.”

Myers says she wouldn’t do it again and now is searching for a specialist who will accept a payment plan she can afford.

The prosecutor’s office is going to decide whether Myers will face charges for firing a weapon within city limits.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

4-12-13-21-27 Mega: 46
Draw date: Tuesday, June 15
Jackpot: $12 million

SuperLotto
17-21-26-37-42 Mega: 11
Draw date: Wednesday, June 16
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
14-22-25-33-36
Draw date: Wednesday, June 16

Daily 4
0-9-4-8
Draw date: Wednesday, June 16

Daily 3
Midday: 5-3-5
Evening: 6-8-9
Draw date: Wednesday, June 16

Daily Derby
1st: 10 Solid Gold
2nd: 06 Whirl Win
3rd: 09 Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:42.97
Draw date: Wednesday, June 16

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