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2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010

Posted: August 16, 2010 4:37 p.m.
Updated: August 17, 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.

Board of Supervisors meeting
What:
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors hosts its regular meeting.
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Board hearing room 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Contact: http://bos.co.la.ca.us/Categories/Agenda/AgendaHome.asp

August VIA luncheon
What:
The Valley Industry Association hosts a luncheon featuring guest speakers Santa Clarita City Attorney Carl Newton and Councilman Bob Kellar. RSVP required. Costs $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers.
When: 11:45 a.m.
Where: Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 294-8088 or www.via.org

Postpartum Passages group
What:
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

WorkSource orientation
What:
Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts an orientation meeting for job seekers.
When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Suite 250, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-9675

Teen Book Club
What:
Valencia Library’s Teen Book Club will read and discuss “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman for the August session.
Date: 5-6 p.m.
Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-8942

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

Newhall district meeting
What
: The Newhall School District governing board hosts a regular meeting.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: District office, 25375 Orchard Village Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 291-4000

Mes Amies ‘Up Close and Personal’
What:
Betty Ferguson Foundation Mes Amies women’s group will host their annual “Woman of Honor” meeting with Jacquie Peterson.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Betty Ferguson Foundation office, 25510 W. Ave. Stanford Suite 104, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 702-8712 or lauren@bettyferguson.com

Band of the Golden West
What:
Active duty Air Force band will play at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
When: 7 p.m.
Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-5304 or patronservices@canyons.edu

Santa Clarita’s ‘Biggest Winner’
What: Free community meeting and Q&A for Santa Clarita’s “Biggest Winner,” a 12-week lifestyle modification program.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: 27647 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 294-0429 or www.thebiggestwinnerscv.com

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.
Contact: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/travel/projects/details.php?id=32

2Day's Birthdays

Actress Maureen O’Hara is 90. Baseball All-Star Boog Powell is 69. Actor Robert DeNiro is 67. Tennis Hall of Famer Guillermo Vilas is 58. Country singer-songwriter Kevin Welch is 55. Singer Belinda Carlisle is 52. Author Jonathan Franzen is 51. Actor Sean Penn is 50. Jazz musician Everette Harp is 49. Rock musician Gilby Clarke is 48. Singer Maria McKee is 46. Actor David Conrad is 43. Singer Donnie Wahlberg is 41. Baseball player Jorge Posada is 39.

2Day in History

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2010. There are 136 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 17, 1960, the newly renamed Beatles (formerly the Silver Beetles), consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and just-hired drummer Pete Best, began their first gig in Hamburg, West Germany at the Indra Club.

Ten years ago: Al Gore accepted the Democratic nomination for president, pledging a “better, fairer, more prosperous America” at the party’s convention in Los Angeles. Shortly before Gore spoke, his running mate, Joseph Lieberman, was nominated by acclamation.

Five years ago: Israeli security forces poured into four Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip, beginning the forcible removal of protesters who’d refused orders to leave the area ahead of a deadline.

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