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2Day in the SCV: Friday, Aug. 6, 2010

Posted: August 5, 2010 10:38 p.m.
Updated: August 6, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 

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

‘Lunch and Learn’
What:
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a seminar titled “Business Entities 101” as part of the “Lunch and Learn” series.
When: 11:40 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 27451 Tourney Road, Suite 160, Valencia 91355
Contact: nswanson@scvchamber.com or (661) 702-6977

Recruitment event
What:
Santa Clarita WorkSource office hosts a Bank of America recruitment event.
When: 2-4:30 p.m.
Where: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Suite 250, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-9675

Republican National Hispanic Assembly
What:
The Republican National Hispanic Assembly of North Los Angeles hosts its member mixer.
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Mojito Caribbean Cuisine, 26876 The Old Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 916-1162

Vacation Bible school
What:
Santa Clarita Baptist Church hosts a free vacation Bible school.
When: 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: 27249 Luther Drive, Canyon Country 91351

‘Summer Sunset’ concert
What:
The Summer Sunset Concerts at Valencia Marketplace, featuring The Bruce Brothers Band.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Old Road between McBean Parkway and Lyons Avenue/Pico Canyon Road

Lexus Jazz & Blues Concert Series
What:
Reno Jones performs as part of the free Lexus Jazz & Blues Concert Series.
When: 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway in Valencia

‘Celebrate Recovery’
What:
The group “Celebrate Recovery,” a 12-step recovery program, hosts a free meeting.
When: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, Valencia 91355
Contact: David Taylor at (818) 625-4319

‘The Odd Couple’
What
: Canyon Theatre Guild hosts its production of “The Odd Couple,” a comedy by Neil Simon. Tickets cost $10-12.
When: Through Aug. 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 799-2702

Don’t go there
What:
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 today
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.
Contact: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/travel/projects/details.php?id=32

2Day's Birthdays

Former tennis player Pauline Betz is 91. Actress-singer Abbey Lincoln is 80. Jazz musician Charlie Haden is 73. Actor-director Peter Bonerz is 72. Actor Michael Anderson Jr. is 67. Actor Ray Buktenica is 67. Actor Dorian Harewood is 60. Actress Catherine Hicks is 59. Rock singer Pat MacDonald (Timbuk 3) is 58. Country musician Mark DuFresne (Confederate Railroad) is 57. Actress Merrin Dungey is 39. Singer Geri Halliwell is 38. Actor Jason O’Mara is 38.

2Day in History
Today is Friday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2010. There are 147 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 6, 1945, during World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in an estimated 140,000 deaths in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare.

Five years ago:
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose soldier son, Casey, was killed in Iraq, began a weeks-long protest outside President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch. A Tunisian airliner plunged into the Mediterranean while trying to make an emergency landing in Sicily; 16 of the 39 people aboard were killed.

One year ago:
Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice by a Senate vote of 68-31. John Hughes, 59, Hollywood’s youth movie director of the 1980s and 90s, died in New York City.

2Day in History
They’ve got the wrong twin?
LOCKPORT, New York  (AP) — Authorities trying to solve a shooting in New York have zeroed in on identical twin brothers — but now they have to figure out which one to charge.

A prosecutor on Wednesday won the right to photograph 31-year-old Niagara Falls residents Edward and Raymond Nickens with their shirts on and off to see which one might match a witness’ description in the May shooting.

The brothers wore matching clothes and goatees in court. But tattoos visible on their arms were different.

Edward Nickens’ attorney argued photos should be taken after charges are filed. Raymond Nickens’ attorney said police have already taken pictures.

But the judge allowed the photo session after the Niagara County prosecutor said the brothers could change their appearances to look even more alike.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
4-13-20-22-56 Mega: 32
Draw date: Tuesday, Aug. 3
Jackpot: $53 million

SuperLotto
5-9-24-27-37 Mega: 8
Draw date: Wednesday, Aug. 4
Jackpot: $18 million

Fantasy 5
17-25-27-31-32
Draw date: Thursday, Aug. 5

Daily 4
6-0-0-6
Draw date: Thursday, Aug. 5

Daily 3
Midday: 7-6-7
Evening: 4-0-5
Draw date: Thursday, Aug. 5

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:47.79
Draw date: Thursday, Aug. 5

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