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2Day in the SCV: Friday, July 9, 2010

Posted: July 8, 2010 10:00 p.m.
Updated: July 9, 2010 4:30 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.

Walk For Health
What: Under the direction of William S. Hart Park recreation services leader, James Washington, participants will experience light exercise with optional walking paths and pedestrian trails.
When: Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:15-10:45 a.m.
Where: 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall
Contact: (661) 702-8953

Chamber’s ‘Lunch and Learn’
What: The SCV Chamber of Commerce hosts a free “Lunch and Learn” seminar about identity theft. Lunch is provided.
When: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Chamber office, 27451 Tourney Road Suite 160, Valencia
Contact: RSVP at (661) 702-6977

Fundraiser for Matilde Garnica
What: A fundraising car wash to help the family of Matilde Garnica, a Newhall woman who was killed Fourth of July.
When: 4-7 p.m.
Where: Smart and Final shopping center at Lyons and Peachland avenues
Contact: Diana or Santos at (661) 799-3840

‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’
What: Repertory East Playhouse opens “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” as part of its 81 Series. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall
Contact: (661) 288-0000 or

Jazz and Blues concert
What: The Jazz and Blues concert series continues with the Jeff Jensen Band. Admission is free.
When: 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway in Valencia
‘Sing Me a Happy Song’
What: Workshop production of a new musical, “Sing Me a Happy Song,” debuts at College of the Canyons Black Box Theatre. General admission is $15.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Contact: PAC box office at (661) 362-5304

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 today
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.

Today is Friday, July 9, the 190th day of 2010. There are 175 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops in New York.

Ten years ago: The 13th International AIDS Conference opened in Durban, South Africa. At least 12 people died in a soccer stampede set off when police fired tear gas at bottle-throwing fans during a World Cup qualifier between Zimbabwe and South Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe. (South Africa’s 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe was ruled official.)

Five years ago: A purported Taliban spokesman in Afghanistan said the group had beheaded a missing American commando, but he offered no proof and the U.S. military said it was still searching for the Navy SEAL.

2day's birthdays

Actor-singer Ed Ames is 83. Actor James Hampton is 74. Actor Brian Dennehy is 72. Actor Richard Roundtree is 68. Author Dean Koontz is 65. Football Hall-of-Famer O.J. Simpson is 63. Singer Marc Almond is 53. Actress Kelly McGillis is 53. Rock singer Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) is 51. Actress-rock singer Courtney Love is 46. Rock musician Frank Bello (Anthrax) is 45. Actor David O’Hara is 45. Rock musician Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry) is 42.

AP Odd News
The smelly mystery crop

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man probably wishes that he started weeding in his yard sooner. That’s after he told police that he discovered a tray of some 28 marijuana seedlings in an overgrown portion of the backyard near his Moscow home. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported the seedlings were between 2- and 4-inches tall already.

Assistant Police Chief David Duke said his department has confiscated the plants and aims to destroy them.

Looking for another walk on water
CANDIA, New Hampshire (AP) — A Catholic priest in New Hampshire plans to visit a Candia water park to see if he can see the face of Jesus in the park’s lifeguard flag. The owner of the Liquid Planet Water Park said that when the flag was unfurled earlier this season staff saw what looked to them like a shadowy image of Jesus Christ. Kevin Dumont said he had been praying for a miracle to improve business.

Since the flag was opened, there have been a string of perfect days and business is up 200 percent.

The New Hampshire Union Leader said Father Volney “Von” DeRosia from St. Joseph’s Church in Epping will visit the park Thursday to try to determine if the image could have been intentionally fabricated.

One way to settle it

BOCA RATON, Florida (AP) — A South Florida man reportedly drove his sport utility vehicle through the front of his house after arguing with his wife. Police said officers responded to the home Sunday night to find the home’s front door, window and wall in pieces. The man’s wife told police that he had become angry at a Fourth of July party earlier, and the two continued to argue on the drive home.

The wife and four of their children, who had also been in the SUV, got out of the vehicle and went inside.


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