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2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

Posted: February 23, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: February 23, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

Rioux Park walking group
What: Walking Wonders welcomes beginning, intermediate or advanced walkers. Go at your own pace, bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.
When: Every Wednesday at 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Where: Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, 6233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch 91381
Contact:
(661) 222-9536

Free dental care
What:
Healthy Smiles offers free emergency dental treatment for those who can’t afford dentistry. First come, first served.
When:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where:
24242 Lyons Ave., Newhall 91231
Contact: (661) 260-1220

Career service workshop
What:
Learn how to create a professional online network using LinkedIn. Free, first come, first serve.
When:
Noon to 1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons Student Center 128, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact:
(661) 362-3286

COC board meeting
What:
The Santa Clarita Community College District, which oversees College of the Canyons, hosts a joint board meeting with the community college’s student government.
When:
2:30 p.m.
Where: Hasley Hall Room 137, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: www.canyons.edu

City’s open house
What:
The city of Santa Clarita hosts a free open house with its new business partner, Lewis Operating Company. RSVP requested.
When: 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Century Room, City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 255-4939 or cknudson@santa-clarita.com

‘Into the Woods, Jr.’
What: Placerita Junior High School stages its new winter musical. Tickets cost $5 for students and $7 for friends and family.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: 25015 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: VKennedy@hartdistrict.org

Sulphur Springs meeting
What: The Sulphur Springs School District governing board hosts its regular meeting.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: District office, 27000 Weyerhaeuesr Way, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 252-5131

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 project to construct carpool lanes and a direct carpool lane connector at the I-5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange.
When: Through Friday
Where/When: (Highway 14) southbound Highway 14 truck route connector to northbound I-5: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; 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 6 a.m. (I-5) northbound truck route collector road: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound truck route collector road: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.; up to four lanes of northbound Interstate 5 from Balboa Blvd. to Highway 14: 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.; southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Interstate 210) westbound I-210 connector to northbound I-5: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Contact: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/travel/projects/details.php?id=32

Game of the Day
Who: Canyon at Huntington Beach girls basketball
What: CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA quarterfinals
When: Canyon at Huntington Beach
Where: 7 p.m.

2Day's Birthdays

Actor Peter Fonda is 71. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff is 68. Author John Sandford is 67. Singer-musician Johnny Winter is 67. Country-rock musician Rusty Young is 65. Actress Patricia Richardson is 60. Actress Kristin Davis is 46. Actress Niecy Nash is 41. Country singer Steve Holy is 39. Rock musician Lasse Johansson is 38. Actress Emily Blunt is 28. Actor Aziz Ansari is 28. Actress Dakota Fanning is 17.

2day in history
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2011. There are 311 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived secretly in Washington to take office, following word of a possible assassination plot in Baltimore.
Ten years ago: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered an indefinite moratorium on civilian visitors operating military equipment, a possible factor in the collision of a U.S. submarine collision with a Japanese fishing boat.
Five years ago: A United Arab Emirates company volunteered to postpone its takeover of significant operations at six major U.S. seaports, giving the White House more time to convince skeptical lawmakers the deal posed no increased risks from terrorism.

Baby born in hospital elevator
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas newborn could be well equipped to face the ups and downs of life: She was born in a hospital elevator.

Alyssa Lynn Leming arrived Friday as her parents rushed through the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, some 50 miles west of Kansas City.

Crystal Leming says it took just an hour from the onset of severe contractions to the birth of the 5-pound, 11-ounce girl whom they have nicknamed Ellee for her unusual arrival.

Mob Experience to open at Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new attraction on the Las Vegas Strip gives visitors a glimpse into the origin and rise of mobs in Sin City.

It features possessions and home movies from some of organized crime’s most famous figures, including Meyer Lansky’s diary and cars belonging to Bugsy Siegel.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Las Vegas Mob Experience at the Tropicana hotel and casino will open to the public March 1.

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