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Today in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 8, 2011

Posted: August 8, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: August 8, 2011 1:57 a.m.
 

COC golf tournament
What: College of the Canyons holds a golf tournament to raise money for capital campaign projects at the community college.
Where: Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage Lane View, Valencia 91355
Contact: www.canyons.edu

Morning storytime
What: Barnes & Noble bookstore hosts morning storytime for toddlers.
When: Mondays and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Where: 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia
Contact: (661) 254-6604

Silvertone Singers
What: The Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review senior choir perform.
When: Every Monday from 1:30-3 p.m.
Where: Recreation Room, Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 713-8634

DivorceCare for kids, adults
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

Bosom Buddies
What: A self-help group for breast cancer patients and their family and friends.
When: Second Monday of every month from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Human Resources Building room 4, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 298-0886, option 3

Today in history

Today is Monday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2011. There are 145 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 8, 1911, President William Howard Taft signed a measure raising the number of members in the U.S. House of Representatives from 391 to 433, effective with the next Congress, with a proviso to add two more members when New Mexico and Arizona became states. (The number of House seats has remained at 435 ever since, except for a temporary increase to 437 after Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the Union.)

Ten years ago:
Former President Ronald Reagan’s daughter Maureen died in Granite Bay, at age 60.

Five years ago:
Sen. Joe Lieberman lost the Connecticut Democratic primary to political newcomer Ned Lamont (however, Lieberman ended up winning re-election to the Senate by running as an independent).

One year ago:
Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal died in Edgartown, Mass., at 84.

Birthdays

Actress Esther Williams is 90. Actor Donny Most is 58. Rock musician Dennis Drew (10,000 Maniacs) is 54. Rock singer Scott Stapp is 38. Actor Kohl Sudduth is 37. Rock musician Tom Linton (Jimmy Eat World) is 36.

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