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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

Posted: August 18, 2010 2:56 p.m.
Updated: August 19, 2010 4:30 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.

Boutique fundraiser
What: Local boutique vendors host a fundraiser supporting the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley, includes raffle and silent auction.
When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Lakeshore Valencia Clubhouse, 24316 Venturi Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: Jennifer Gerard at (818) 454-9669 or jen@WhiteNowWhitening.com

Helping AIDS patients
What: Members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the Lutheran Church of Hope will prepare and distribute bag lunches for AIDS patients at The Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. The program is run by donations and is free to those who wish to volunteer.
When: Third Thursday of every month at 9:45 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Santa Clarita 91390
Contact: (661) 259-7307

WorkSource workshop
What: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts a workshop about interviewing skills for job seekers.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Suite 250, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-9675

Farmers market
What: The farmers market in Newhall features vendors who offer fresh produce and products.
When: 3-7 p.m.
Where: Market Street in Newhall
Contact: www.santa-clarita.com/arts

University Center open house
What: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center hosts an open house, providing prospective students with information on programs and degrees offered by partner institutions.
When: 4-7 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-5474 or visit www.COCUniversityCenter.com

Meet the Captain
What: Individuals can meet Capt. Paul Becker of the SCV Sheriff’s Station at this community open house.
When: 5-7 p.m.
Where: City Hall Century Conference Room, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 255-4939

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

Today is Thursday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2010. There are 134 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 19, 1960, a tribunal in Moscow convicted American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage, two days after his 31st birthday. (Although sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment, Powers was returned to the United States in 1962 as part of a prisoner exchange.)

Ten years ago: Norwegian divers with video equipment went down to the sunken Russian submarine Kursk in a final attempt to find survivors trapped for a week, even though Russian officials said all 118 seamen aboard were probably dead.

One year ago: Four members of an elite Army special operations unit were killed when their helicopter crashed on a Colorado mountain during a training mission.
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2day’s birthdays
Baseball All-Star Bobby Richardson is 75. Singer Johnny Nash is 70. Former President Bill Clinton is 64. Rock musician John Deacon is 59. Actor Peter Gallagher is 55. Actor John Stamos is 47. Actor Kevin Dillon is 45. Country singer Lee Ann Womack is 44. Country singer-songwriter Mark McGuinn is 42. Actor Matthew Perry is 41. Actress Erika Christensen is 28. Olympic silver medal snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis is 25.

Ripley’s ride through the woods
BETHANY,  New York (AP) — Authorities said a western New York man whose license expired 33 years ago has been charged with driving while intoxicated after police said he drove a van 11 miles without one of its tires. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office said another motorist reported seeing a tire falling off a van weaving on a road in Bethany on Monday.

Deputies later arrested 61-year-old Duane Bush at his home in Bethany, 32 miles southwest of Rochester. Deputies said the van traveled 11 miles through the rural town without a rear right tire.

Bush was charged with aggravated DWI and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Deputies said his blood-alcohol level was more than three times above the legal limit of .08 percent.

Police didn’t know if Bush has a lawyer and there is no phone listed for him.

Poor checkout skills
SAUKVILLE, Wisconsin (AP) — A man who berated a woman who had more than 10 items in the express lane of a Saukville grocery store has been given a disorderly conduct citation. The Port Washington woman said she asked the express lane clerk if she could check out because there was no one in line. While she was checking out, a male customer approached and began harassing her, even calling her fat and ugly.

The woman said that’s when she called 911. Officer Barry Effinger said the man was creating a disturbance so he gave him the $429 citation.

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