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2Day in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 30, 2010

Posted: August 29, 2010 6:54 p.m.
Updated: August 30, 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.

Family to Family education program
What: The National Alliance of Mental Illness will sponsor a 12-week education program for family members and loved ones of persons who have serious mental illness.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 360-8002

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

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 Thursday
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

2day in history
Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2010. There are 123 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 30, 1997, Americans received word of the car crash in Paris that claimed the lives of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and their driver, Henri Paul.

Ten years ago: During a visit to Colombia, President Bill Clinton delivered a $1.3 billion aid package which he said would help the South American country defeat its drug traffickers.

Five years ago: A day after Hurricane Katrina hit, floods were covering 80 percent of New Orleans, looting continued to spread and rescuers in helicopters and boats picked up hundreds of stranded people.

One year ago: Japanese voters ousted the country’s conservatives after more than a half century of rule and put the untested Democratic Party of Japan in control.

2day’s
Birthdays
Jazz musician Gerald Albright is 53. Actor Michael Chiklis is 47. Music producer Robert Clivilles is 46. Actress Michael Michele is 44. Country musician Geoff Firebaugh is 42. Country singer Sherrie Austin is 39. Rock singer-musician Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) is 39. Actress Cameron Diaz is 38. Rock musician Leon Caffrey (Space) is 37. TV personality Lisa Ling is 37. Rock singer-musician Aaron Barrett (Reel Big Fish) is 36.

AP Odd News
Exotic foreign cuisine

OZREM, Serbia (AP) — In a remote Serbian mountain village, they’re cooking up delicacies to make your mouth water — or your stomach churn. At the seventh annual World Testicle Cooking Championship, visitors watch — and sometimes taste — as teams of chefs cook up bull, boar, camel, ostrich and even kangaroo testicles.
“This festival is all about fun, food and bravery,” said Ljubomir Erovic, the Serbian chef and testicles gourmand specialist who organizes the bizarre cooking festival and has published a testicle cookery book.
The food — politely called “white kidneys” in Serbian — is believed to be rich in testosterone. In the Balkans, it is considered to help men’s libido.
“The bulls’ testicles are the best, goulash style,” said last year’s winner Zoltan Levai, stirring a metal pot heated by a wood fire and filled with vegetables and large testicles that he said were provided from a state-run slaughter house.
The festival — which includes dishes like testicle pizza and testicles in bechamel sauce flavored with a variety of herbs found in the region.
Visitors eat the dishes with plenty of wine or beer, and cool themselves in a small mountain river that flows beside the makeshift cooking stands blasting folk music. The stalls also sell roasted pig or lamb, “as a side dish.”

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