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2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010

Posted: August 2, 2010 9:14 p.m.
Updated: August 3, 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.

Postpartum Passages group
Support group helps moms ease into the transition that a newborn brings, facilitated by trained specialists. Costs $10 per person.
When: Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation Building, Room 2, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 200-BABY(2229)

Interview workshop
College of the Canyons’ Career Services hosts a free workshop about how to prepare for a job interview.
When: 1 p.m., 6 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons, Student Center Room 129, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-3286

WorkSource orientation
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts an orientation for job seekers to learn about the center’s resources.
When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Suite 250, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-9675

Summer reading finale party
Celebrate the end of summer reading program with a party at the Newhall Library.
When: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Newhall Library, 22704 W. Ninth St., Newhall 91321

Toastmasters specialty club
The mission of the Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment. Opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills.
When: Today, Aug. 17 and 31, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Specialty Labs building, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 877-7867

Vacation Bible school
Santa Clarita Baptist Church hosts a free vacation Bible school.
When: Through Friday, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: 27249 Luther Drive, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: Jessie Schweit at (661)259-0750

Newhall district meeting
The Newhall School District hosts the regular meeting of its governing board.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: District board room, 25375 Orchard Village Road, Valencia 91355

Sports Club meeting
California’s Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, hosts its monthly meeting. Membership is open to anyone 21 or older.
When: First Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Where: Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: Don Gately at (661) 255-8873, or visit

Book signing
Tchicaya Missamou signs copies of his book “In the Shadow of Freedom.”
When: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Borders, 24445 Town Center Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 286-1131

Don’t go there
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 Friday
Where/When: Highway 14: up to two lanes of the southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 7-11 p.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to northbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Interstate 5: one lane of the northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11-11:59 p.m. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m.-5 a.m.; one lane of the southbound truck route collector road: 7-11 p.m.; southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 9 p.m.-5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9-11:59 p.m.

2Day's Birthdays
Author P.D. James is 90. Broadway composer Richard Adler is 89. Football Hall-of-Fame coach Marv Levy is 85. Actor Martin Sheen is 70. Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 69. Rock musician B.B. Dickerson is 61. Movie director John Landis is 60. Actor John C. McGinley is 51. Rock singer James Hetfield is 47. Rock singer-musician Ed Roland is 47. Actor Isaiah Washington is 47. Country musician Dean Sams is 44. Country musician Jimmy De Martini is 34. NFL quarterback Tom Brady is 33. Actress Evangeline Lilly is 31. Actor Jon Foster is 26. Pop-rock musician Brent Kutzle is 25.

2Day in the SCV
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2010. There are 150 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas.

Ten years ago: George W. Bush accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia, presenting himself as an outsider who would return “civility and respect” to Washington politics.

Five years ago:
Fourteen Marines from a Reserve unit in Ohio were killed in a roadside bombing in Iraq.

One year ago: Iran’s supreme leader formally endorsed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term as president.

AP Odd News
Mortuary worker digs herself a hole with fake funerals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles mortuary employee has been convicted of defrauding insurers by staging a fake funeral and attempting to cover it up by cremating a mannequin and cow parts she placed in the casket.

The U.S. attorney’s office said Monday that 67-year-old Jean Crump was found guilty of two counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud.

Prosecutors say she and three accomplices took out bogus death certificates, purchased a burial plot, buried an empty casket and staged a funeral, then billed $1.2 million to insurance companies.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
11-30-40-48-52 Mega: 42
Draw date: Friday, July 30
Jackpot: $42 million

6-13-37-43-47 Mega: 15
Draw date: Saturday, July 31
Jackpot: $16 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Monday, Aug. 2

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, Aug. 2

Daily 3
Midday: 5-8-8
Evening: 6-3-3
Draw date: Monday, Aug. 2

Daily Derby
1st: 03 Hot Shot
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:45.39
Draw date: Monday, Aug. 2


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