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2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010

Posted: August 21, 2010 4:42 p.m.
Updated: August 22, 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.

Downed Officers
Support Ride

What: Motorcycle ride benefiting the families of law enforcement and firefighters and honoring those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Registration is $25/person, $35/couple and includes lunch and a ride pin. All bikes and vehicles welcome to participate.
When: 7:30 a.m.
Where: Westfield Valencia Town Center; route ends at Mann BioMedical Park
Contact: (661) 857-1188 or www.downedofficers.com

Freeze the Disease
pro/celeb hockey game
What: Freeze the Disease returns to Ice Station Valencia. Watch celebrities and NHL members and alumni play hockey. Proceeds benefit those affected by cystic fibrosis.
When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: 27745 North Smyth Dr., Valencia 91355
Contact: (810) 353-8687 or www.freezethedisease.org

Book swap

What: Swap your used books with others.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Valencia Public Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-8942

Chinese school opens today
What: Chinese-language classes begin today.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: SCV International Charter School, 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Castaic 91384
Contact: Principal Li at (661) 505-8020

Santa Clarita
Swing Jazz Club

What: Hear live swing music played by Buzz Maddox Octet, free half-hour swing lessons at 1:30 p.m., jamming musicians welcome, dancers of all ages invited. Costs $6 for Senior Center members, $7 for jazz club members and $10 for nonmembers.
Where: Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
When: Fourth Sunday of every month at 2 p.m.
Contact: Russ Evans at (661) 254-4220

Michael Bolton live
What: Michael Bolton kicks off his “One World, One Love” tour at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: Box office at (661) 362-5304

‘Side Man’
What: 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 www.repeastplayhouse.org

‘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: 24242 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 Friday
Where/When: (Highway 14) southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to northbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 truck route connector to northbound Interstate 5:  7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; up to three lanes of southbound Highway 14 from Sierra Highway to Interstate 5: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 from Sierra Highway to Interstate 5: 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Interstate 5) one lane of the northbound truck route collector road: 10-11 p.m. and 5-9 a.m.; northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; up to five lanes of northbound Interstate 5 from Balboa Boulevard to Highway 14: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.; up to two lanes of northbound Interstate 5 from Highway 14 to Weldon Canyon: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.; northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m.; northbound Sierra Highway off-ramp: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 to northbound Highway 14: 9 p.m. to 11:59 a.m.; up to four lanes of southbound Interstate 5 from Highway 14 to Balboa Boulevard: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; up to two lanes of southbound Interstate 5 from Weldon Canyon to Highway 14: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Highway 210) westbound Highway 210 connector to northbound Interstate 5: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Contact: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/travel/projects/details.php?id=32

Today is Sunday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2010. There are 131 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 22, 1910, Japan annexed Korea, which remained under Japanese control until the end of World War II.

Ten years ago: Publishers Clearing House agreed to pay $18 million to 24 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations it had used deceptive promotions in its sweepstakes mailings.

Five years ago: The last Jewish settlers left Gaza, making way for the Palestinian government.

One year ago: Dozens of wildfires broke out across Greece, torching olive groves, cutting off villages and sending residents fleeing as one of the largest blazes swept perilously close to the capital’s northern suburbs.

2day's birthdays
Author Ray Bradbury is 90. Heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley is 90. Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf is 76. Broadcast journalist Morton Dean is 75. Author Annie Proulx (proo) is 75. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski is 71. Actress Valerie Harper is 70. Football coach Bill Parcells is 69. CBS newsman Steve Kroft is 65. Actress Cindy Williams is 63. Musician David Marks is 62. Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitor is 54.

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