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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010

Posted: September 8, 2010 3:40 p.m.
Updated: September 9, 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.

Daybreak Toastmasters
What: Members learn by speaking in groups and working with others in a supportive environment.
When: 7-8 a.m.
Where: Santa Clarita City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: Jenny Nemitz at (661) 703-5526 or

Rosh Hashanah services
What: Temple Beth Ami, Congregation Beth Shalom and Chabad of SCV host services for Rosh Hashanah.
Where/when: Temple Beth Ami: Hyatt Regency Valencia at 9 a.m., 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Congregation Beth Shalom: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Parish at 8 p.m., 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus; Tashlich at Shell Station, located at corner of Valencia Blvd. and Bouquet Canyon Road, at 2 p.m. Chabad of SCV: 7 p.m. at 23120 Lyons Ave., suites 19-20, Newhall.
Contact: Temple Beth Ami: (661) 255-6410; Congregation Beth Shalom: (661) 254-2411; Chabad of SCV: (661) 254-3434

‘Project Return’
What: Project Return, a peer support self-help group, hosts a meeting.
When: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, Suite 200, Valencia
Contact: (661) 288-4800

Resume Building
What: The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts a resume building workshop.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where:  University Center 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Suite 250, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-9675

Grief-recovery support group
What: A 13-week session for those struggling to accept the finality of the loss of a loved one. Costs $20 per individual (scholarships are available).
When: Today
Where: 27053 Honby Ave., Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 916-2033

Farmers market
What: Purchase locally grown produce and baked goods from professional grocers.
When: Every Thursday at 3-7 p.m.
Where: Old Town Newhall, Newhall 91321

Senior Orchestra
seeks players

What: Bring your instrument and join the fun. All instruments and skill levels welcome.
When: Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Where: Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multipurpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977

Charity portraits
What: Photographers will shoot family portraits, headshots and more for a $20 donation. Proceeds will go to HOPE and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
When: Sept. 9 at 5-7 p.m.
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91390

SCV Jaycees meeting
What: Junior Chamber International SCV hosts its monthly membership meeting. Socialize, network and enjoy drinks and a special menu. RSVP requested.
When: From 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Paseo Club and Bar, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: Claudia Sheridan at, or visit

Live Latin music
What: Latin music and dancing with no cover charge, featuring two-time Grammy winner Ino Alvarez.
When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
Where: Mojito Caribbean Cuisine, 26876 The Old Road, Valencia 91381
Contact: (661) 254-2018 or

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)  northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; northbound Interstate 5 from Balboa Boulevard to Highway 14: 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.; one lane of southbound Interstate 5 from Weldon Canyon to Highway 14: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m. to 11:59 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 truck route collector road: 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2day in history
Today is Thursday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2010. There are 113 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union.

Ten years ago: President Bill Clinton proposed spending about $1.6 billion to help communities recover from recent Western wildfires.

Five years ago: Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown, the principal target of harsh criticism of the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina, was relieved of his onsite command.

One year ago: In a speech to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama summoned lawmakers to enact sweeping health care legislation, declaring the “time for bickering is over.”

2day’s Birthdays
Musician-producer Dave Stewart is 58. Actor Hugh Grant is 50. Actress Constance Marie is 45. Actor David Bennent is 44. Actor Adam Sandler is 44. Rock singer Paul Durham (Black Lab) is 42. Model Rachel Hunter is 41. Actor Goran Visnjic is 38. Pop-jazz singer Michael Buble is 35. Country singer Joey Martin (Joey + Rory) is 35. Latin singer Maria Rita is 33. Actress Michelle Williams is 30.



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