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2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Posted: May 11, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: May 11, 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 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, 6233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch 91381
Contact: (661) 222-9536

COC Student Exhibition
What: An art exhibit featuring traditional visual artwork from College of the Canyons students.
When: Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: COC Art Gallery, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-3612

Spc. Rudy Acosta dedication
What: Dedication services honoring Army Spc. Rudy Acosta. with a plaque. Lunch will be served for $20; call to reserve.
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Rotary Garden above the Sports Complex, 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 251-5086

Job hunters’ club
What: The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts a workshop for people to learn about job-networking and job-search tools.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Suite 250, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-9675z

VIA reception and exhibitor showcase
What: Kickoff event for tomorrow’s VIA Regional Conference and Industry Show. Hear from George Runner and political representatives. Costs $35.
When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: 28656 The Old Road, Valencia 91355

COC board meeting
What: The Santa Clarita Community College District, which oversees College of the Canyons, holds a regular meeting.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Hasley Hall 137, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: www.canyons.edu

Beginners’ salsa dance
What: Cuban-style salsa lessons, no partner required. Costs $5.
When: Every Wednesday. Beginners 7-8:15 p.m., intermediate 8:15-9:15 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 618-1105

Game of the Day
What: Foothill League baseball, Valencia at Canyon (Valencia has a chance to clinch a share of the league title)
When: 3:15 p.m.
Where: 19300 Nadal St., Canyon Country, CA

2Day’s Birthdays
Comedian Mort Sahl is 84. Rock singer Eric Burdon (The Animals; War) is 70. Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo is 59. Actress Frances Fisher is 59. Actor Boyd Gaines is 58. Country musician Mark Herndon (Alabama) is 56. Actress Martha Quinn is 52. Country singer-musician Tim Raybon (The Raybon Brothers) is 48. Actor Jeffrey Donovan is 43. Country musician Keith West (Heartland) is 43. Actor Coby Bell is 36.

2Day in History
Today is Wednesday, May 11, the 131st day of 2011. There are 234 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: In 1973, charges against Daniel Ellsberg for his role in the “Pentagon Papers” case were dismissed by Judge William M. Byrne, who cited government misconduct.

Ten years ago: A jury in Pittsburgh sentenced Richard Baumhammers to death for killing five people in a racially motivated shooting rampage. (Baumhammers is appealing his sentence.)

Five years ago:
Lawmakers demanded answers after a USA Today report that the National Security Agency was secretly collecting records of millions of ordinary Americans’ phone calls; President George W. Bush sought to assure Americans their civil liberties were being “fiercely protected.”

AP Odd News
Who let the dog out?
After three late-night escape attempts from an Oregon veterinarian’s office, a German shepherd named Jack finally made it.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports the crafty canine managed to pull open his kennel, trip the dead bolt on the clinic’s back door and pull down the handle to get outside.

He set off three motion-detector alarms on the way and managed to rip open four bags of food.

The dog roamed seven miles from the vet’s office, but only made it home when animal control officers took him to a shelter where he was reunited with his worried family.

A veterinarian calls the dog’s recovery from flulike symptoms “impressive.”

IPhone GPS aids in capture of car-theft suspect
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police say an iPhone left in a stolen truck is how officers were able to capture a burglar suspected of multiple auto break-ins in Colorado Springs.

Officials at the El Paso County Sheriff’s office said 29-year-old Joshua Mitzelfelt allegedly stole a truck left unattended and running in a driveway Tuesday morning. The owner’s iPhone was on the front seat.

The truck’s owner began tracking his vehicle’s location though a website monitoring the phone’s GPS application while updating sheriff dispatchers. Officers spotted the truck about seven miles from the owner’s residence, and arrested the driver.

Police were able to link items found in the vehicle to other burglaries in the area. Mitzelfelt has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, second degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and first degree burglary.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
11-16-34-40-51 Mega: 34
Draw date: Tuesday, May 10
Jackpot: $18 million

SuperLotto
4-15-25-26-46 Mega: 20
Draw date: Saturday, May 7
Jackpot: $13 million

Fantasy 5
7-12-26-28-39
Draw date: Tuesday, May 10

Daily 4
8-3-4-8
Draw date: Tuesday, May 10

Daily 3
Midday: 9-8-2
Evening: 4-8-3
Draw date: Tuesday, May 10

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:41.25
Draw date: Tuesday, May 10

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