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2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010

Posted: August 14, 2010 8:11 p.m.
Updated: August 15, 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.

Survival training
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Search and Rescue hosts a free lecture on how to survive in the wilderness.
When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Amphitheatre at Placerita Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 259-7721

The Lost Patrol support group
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355, hosts its chapter meeting/brunch.
When: Third Sunday of each month at 10 a.m.
Where: Marie Callenders, 27630 N. The Old Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (818) 508-9626

Chinese school open house
Open house for students interested in taking Chinese language classes.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: SCV International Charter School, 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Castaic 91384
Contact: Principal Li at (661) 505-8020

Single Mothers Outreach kick-off
Local single parents are invited to enjoy tea, meet other parents and learn about Single Mothers Outreach at this fall kick-off and raffle event. Registration required.
When: 2-4:30 p.m.
Where: Desert Streams Church, 26873 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country 91351
Contact: Call Jessica Barraza at (661) 288-0117, ext. 302

Church block party
Valencia United Methodist Church hosts its annual block party with music food and activities.
When: 4-7 p.m.
Where: Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 255-1301 or

‘Side Man’
Repertory East Playhouse hosts its production of “Side Man” by Warren Leight. Intended for mature audiences only. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors.
When: Through Aug. 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 288-0000 or

‘The Odd Couple’
: 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: 24242 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 799-2702

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: southbound Highway 14 truck route connector to southbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m.-5 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Interstate 5: one lane of the northbound truck route collector road: 5-9 a.m.; northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 7 p.m.-6 a.m.; up to three lanes of southbound Interstate 5 from Highway 14 to Balboa Boulevard: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9-11:59 p.m.; southbound Interstate 5 truck route collector road: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.; up to two lanes of southbound Interstate 5 from Weldon Canyon to Highway 14: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.

2Day's Birthdays

Author-journalist Linda Ellerbee is 66. Songwriter Jimmy Webb is 64. Rock singer-musician Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers) is 62. Actress Phyllis Smith (TV: “The Office”) is 61. Britain’s Princess Anne is 60. Actress Tess Harper is 60. Actor Larry Mathews is 55. Actor-comedian Rondell Sheridan is 52. Rock singer-musician Matt Johnson (The The) is 49. Actress Debi Mazar is 46. Country singer Angela Rae (Wild Horses) is 44.

2day in History
Today is Sunday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2010. There are 138 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 15, 1945, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced in a pre-recorded radio address that his country had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II.

Ten years ago: Democrats stirred memories of President John F. Kennedy at their national convention in Los Angeles, with his daughter Caroline beckoning delegates to turn the New Frontier into a “timeless call” that would send Al Gore to the White House.

Five years ago:
Iraqi leaders failed to meet a key deadline for finishing a new constitution. Gang members rioted in seven Guatemalan prisons, leaving 35 inmates dead. Phil Mickelson claimed a one-shot victory in the PGA Championship in Springfield, N.J.

AP Odd News
Cub's head freed from jar
OCALA, Florida (AP) — A black bear cub in Florida affectionately known as “jarhead” can finally enjoy a good meal.
A clear plastic container was removed from the 6-month-old cub’s head after being stuck for at least 10 days. The cub poked its head into the jar when digging through trash in a neighborhood in central Florida.

Biologists say the cub was days away from death because the jar made it impossible to eat or drink. The team had to tranquilize the mother bear and then grab the cub to remove the jar from the bear’s head.

The subdued mother was then put in a trap and the cubs followed. After she awoke and nursed the cubs, the bears were moved to a less populated area nearby.

Tree falls onto artwork it inspired
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (AP) — A large tree fell in Lexington onto a sculpture being erected to honor it.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the big bur oak snapped during a storm Friday afternoon and a piece of it crashed onto part of the structure being erected at the Lexington Art League’s Loudoun House.

Kansas artist Matt Burke and others who were setting up the art work were on a lunch break when it happened.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

6-17-24-43-55 Mega: 36
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 13
Jackpot: $86 million 

8-12-24-36-40 Mega: 12
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 14
Jackpot: $22 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 14

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 14

Daily 3
Midday: 2-8-9
Evening: 7-1-3
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 14

Daily Derby
1st: 11 Money Bags
2nd: 03 Hot Shot
3rd: 02 Lucky Star
Race time: 1:42.44
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 14


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