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2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Jan. 1, 2010

Posted: December 31, 2010 5:53 p.m.
Updated: December 31, 2010 5:53 p.m.
 

Coat drive
What:
Donate clean, gently used coats, and One Warm Coat will distribute them to local children and adults.
When:
Swap meet days, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Jan. 31
Where:
22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus 91350

Polar Bear Plunge
What:
The city kicks off the New Year with the chilly Polar Bear Plunge swim. Costs $3. Coffee, hot cocoa and heaters provided.
When:
9 a.m.
Where:
Sports Complex Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91390
Contact:
(661) 250-3766 or www.santa-clarita.com

New Year’s Day show
What:
Live concert with bands including Humboldt Squad and Zebra TV. Tickets cost $10.
When:
4:30-10 p.m.
Where:
American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall 91321

UFC 125 Fight Night
What:
Route 66 Classic Grill hosts a special night for the UFC 125 Resolution. Cover is $10.
When:
7-10 p.m.
Where:
18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 91351
Contact:
www.route66classicgrill.com

2Day in History

Today is Saturday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2011. There are 364 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states were free.

Ten years ago: It was announced that Tyson Foods Inc. would buy beef and pork giant IBP Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion in cash and stock. (Tyson later tried to back out, but IBP sued, and a judge ordered Tyson to complete the deal.)

Five years ago: President George W. Bush strongly defended his domestic spying program, calling it legal as well as vital to thwarting terrorist attacks. One year ago: A suicide bomber detonated a truckload of explosives on a volleyball field in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 97 people.

2Day's Birthdays
Actor Ty Hardin is 81. Documentary maker Frederick Wiseman is 81. Actor Frank Langella is 73. Rock singer-musician Country Joe McDonald is 69. Writer-comedian Don Novello is 68. Actor Rick Hurst is 65. Country singer Steve Ripley is 61. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is 57. Rapper Grandmaster Flash is 53. Actress Ren Woods is 53. Actress Dedee Pfeiffer is 47. Actress Embeth Davidtz is 45. Actor Morris Chestnut is 42. Actor Verne Troyer is 42.

California Lottery

Editor’s note: Due to early deadlines, the winning California Lotto numbers drawn on Friday were not available for print. They will run on Sunday, along with Saturday winning numbers.

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