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2Day in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 16, 2010

Posted: August 15, 2010 1:42 p.m.
Updated: August 16, 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.

GED and high school
diploma classes

What: The Golden Oak Adult School begins registration for its GED and high school diploma classes.
When: 8 a.m.
Where: 23201 Dalbey Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 253-0583

DivorceCare & DivorceCare
4 Kids

What: Divorce workshop for children and adults.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Valencia Hills Church, 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, Suite 160, Valencia 91354
Contact: (661) 775-1885

SCAA meeting and
sculpture demo

What: Teachers and 3-D artists will demonstrate clay sculpting before the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association (SCAA) monthly meeting. Raffle tickets will be sold at the beginning of the meeting, and the winner will get to have their face sculpted in clay by the artist.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Westfield Town Center Community Room, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

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 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.


Actress Ann Blyth is 82. Former tennis player Jimmy Arias is 46. Actor-singer Donovan Leitch is 43. Actor Andy Milder (TV: “Weeds”) is 42. Actor Seth Peterson is 40. Country singer Emily Robison (The Dixie Chicks) is 38. Actor George Stults is 35. Singer Vanessa Carlton is 30. Actor Cam Gigandet is 28. Actress Agnes Bruckner is 25. Actor Shawn Pyfrom is 24. Country singer Ashton Shepherd is 24. Actress Rumer Willis is 22.

Today is Monday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2010. There are 137 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History

On Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42.

Five years ago: Hundreds of defiant Jewish settlers hunkered down in advance of a midnight deadline to leave Gaza. A plane carrying vacationers home from Panama to Martinique crashed in western Venezuela, killing all 160 people on board. Two transport helicopters carrying NATO peacekeepers crashed in western Afghanistan, killing 17 troops.

One year ago: Negotiators averted a strike against the San Francisco Bay Area’s commuter rail hours before a midnight deadline. Y.E. Yang of South Korea became the first Asian player to win one of golf’s majors with a three-stroke win over Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship in Chaska, Minn.

AP odd news
Dog gets proper blame this time

BEAUFORT, South Carolina (AP) — The dog really did eat the homework, or, in this case, the petition a South Carolina man was going to file to run for school board. The Beaufort Gazette reported Friday that Terry Thomas, of Ladys Island, had a petition with almost 200 signatures when he went out to check the mail. But when he returned from the mail box,

Spencer, his 8-month-old Labrador and bull mastiff mix, had chewed up the petition.

Now, Thomas won’t be able to run for in November for a spot on the Beaufort County School Board.

The retiree is a substitute teacher and an assistant football coach at Beaufort High.

But he said when students use the old “the dog ate my homework” excuse in class, he just might believe them.

Power cutoff leaves salon customer bald on top
BRUCE, Mississippi (AP) — A beauty salon owner in north Mississippi blamed an unexpected power cutoff for a customer’s partial baldness. Tessa Mingo, owner of People’s Choice Hair Salon in Bruce, told WTVA television that she paid her electric bill July 19. But when a customer came in recently to get her hair colored, the electricity shut down.

Mingo said there was no way to wash the chemicals off the woman’s hair because the salon’s electric water heater wasn’t working. The customer was left mostly bald on the top half of her head.

Mingo said she believes the power company mistakenly credited her home account rather than her business account. A Pontotoc Electric Power Association manager told WTVA he can’t publicly discuss a customer’s bills.

Man sent to jail after laughing in courtroom
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (AP) — Court is no laughing matter as far as one North Carolina judge is concerned. A Fayetteville man who was waiting for his case to be heard Friday drew the ire of Judge Toni King after starting to laugh in a Cumberland County courtroom. Authorities said King asked 47-year-old Johnny Montgomery why he was laughing, but the man refused to say.

King ordered Montgomery to jail on a misdemeanor charge. As deputies were preparing to take Montgomery to jail, they searched him and found more than 3 grams of crack cocaine.

Montgomery was charged with felony drug possession. Authorities said he was being processed Friday evening and does not yet have a court date nor an attorney.

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: Sunday, Aug. 15

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 15

Daily 3
Midday: 4-1-5
Evening: 7-1-4
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 15

Daily Derby
3rd:06 WHIRL WIN
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 15




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