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2Day in the SCV: Sunday, June 27, 2010

Posted: June 26, 2010 9:36 p.m.
Updated: June 27, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Princess Abby Francis won the ugliest dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair Princess Abby Francis won the ugliest dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair
Princess Abby Francis won the ugliest dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair

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

Farmers Market
What: The Santa Clarita Farmers Market featuring fresh produce and fresh products.
When: Sundays at 8:30 a.m. to noon
Where: College of the Canyons Parking Lot 8, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Contact: (805) 529-6266 or

Church service
What: The Friendly Valley Community Church will host guest speaker Martha Rucker’s presentation, “Why Are We Afraid/Woe Be Gone.” Fellowship and coffee will follow the service. All are welcome.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist) 19246 Ave. of the Oaks, Newhall
Contact: (661) 251-1311

Gentle Barn open house
See and play with all kinds of rescued animals while hearing their stories at The Gentle Barn Foundation. Suggested donation of $5 per person.
When: Sundays at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita
Contact: (661) 252-2440 or

Summer Car Show
The Old Town Newhall Summer Car Show featuring local car clubs and vehicles that pre-date 1972, including Model-Ts, street rods and classics. Food and live music. Free.
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Main Street in Newhall
Contact: (661) 253-0730 or

Field Day
What: Santa Clarita “hams” will join with thousands of amateur radio operators to show off their emergency capabilities. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and back yards around the country.
When: 11 a.m. Saturday through 11 a.m. Sunday
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club hosts a meeting.
4 p.m.
Contact: (661) 259-6437

Benefit concert
Blessed Kateri Catholic Church presents a concert by friends and colleagues to honor and benefit Jo Ann and Kirk Smith.
When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Blessed Kateri Catholic Church, 22508 Copper Hill Dr.
Contact: (661) 255-9981 or (661) 297-2130

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 7 a.m.; Up to two lanes of the southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; all lanes of Highway 14 southbound connector to southbound Interstate 5: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Interstate 5) Northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; one lane of northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.; southbound Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.; one lane of the southbound truck route collector road: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; all lanes of the southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

2Day's Birthdays

Business executive Ross Perot is 80. The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Army General John Shalikashvili, is 74. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 68. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 44. Olympic gold and bronze medal figure skater Viktor Petrenko is 41. TV personality Jo Frost (TV: “Supernanny”) is 40. Actor Tobey Maguire is 35. Actor Drake Bell is 24. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 19.

2Day in History

Today is Sunday, June 27, the 178th day of 2010. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1950, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North and to “restore international peace and security in the area.”

Ten years ago: House Republicans cut a deal to allow direct sales of U.S. food to Cuba for the first time in four decades.

Five years ago:
Wal-Mart heir John Walton died in a plane crash near the Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming; he was 58.

One year ago:
Dr. Conrad Murray, the cardiologist who was with Michael Jackson during the pop star’s final moments two days earlier, sat down with investigators for the first time to explain his actions.

AP Odd News
Princess Abby is ugliest dog

PETALUMA (AP) — A Chihuahua’s oddly curved back and legs and closed-up left eye earned the 4-year-old rescue dog top honors at the World’s Ugliest Dog contest at a Northern California fair on Friday.

Sporting a gray, brown and black coat, Princess Abby Francis beat a rough-looking slate of candidates for the prize, including Pabst, a teeth-bearing boxer mix who won last year.

Princess Abby shivered in the cool breeze after her win Friday night while nestled in the arms of her owner, Kathleen Francis, who received a $1,000 check at the 22nd annual contest held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma.

The victory was a surprise to Francis.

“I don’t think she’s ugly at all,” she said. “I think she’s the most beautiful dog.”

Francis says she adopted Princess Abby from her veterinarian about five months ago. This was the dog’s first such contest since she was found running through the street.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

1-2-13-19-27 Mega: 21
Draw date: Friday, June 25
Jackpot: $16 million

5-9-14-26-29 Mega: 25
Draw date: Saturday, June 26
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, June 26

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, June 26

Daily 3
Midday: 2-4-7
Evening: 4-8-2
Draw date: Saturday, June 26

Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:42.03
Draw date: Saturday, June 26


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