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Today in the SCV: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011

Posted: September 1, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: September 1, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

Engaged Observers: Student Perspectives’
What: An art exhibit, in collaboration with the Getty Museum, featuring the work of nine College of the Canyons photography students. Free.
When: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday until Sept. 15
Where: Art Gallery, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-3612

Farmers market
What: Meet and mingle with local artists in Old Town Newhall, enjoy live music, stroll farmers market, light refreshments, food and drink specials.
When: 3-7 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Newhall 91321

University Center open house

What: Learn how to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the Santa Clarita Valley, at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
University Center open house.
When: 4-7 p.m.
Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-5474 or www.cocuniversitycenter.com

Parks commission meeting
What: The city of Santa Clarita’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission holds a regular meeting.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: www.santa-clarita.com

Today in the SCV

Today is Thursday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2011. There are 121 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

Ten years ago: The Los Angeles Sparks won the WNBA championship, defeating the Charlotte Sting 82-54.

Five years ago:
Mexican President Vicente Fox was forced to forego his final state-of-the-nation address after leftist lawmakers stormed the stage of Congress to protest disputed July elections; Fox instead gave his speech on television.

One year ago:
Cammie King Conlon, 76, the former child actress who played the doomed Bonnie Blue Butler in “Gone with the Wind,” died in Fort Bragg.

AP Odd News
From bathroom to kitchen

BOSTON (AP) — A former bathroom in the nation’s oldest public park is being converted into a sandwich shop.

The 660-square-foot Pink Palace restroom was built on Boston Common in the 1920s. It hasn’t been used as a restroom since the 1970s.

Boston officials announced Wednesday that Mayor Thomas Menino signed a 15-year lease with the Orlando, Fla.-based
Earl of Sandwich chain for a takeout operation at the site.

Earl of Sandwich will pay $50,000 annually.

It will renovate the interior of the mausoleum-like structure for use as a kitchen, with storage and prep areas.

The goal is to open the shop as early as next spring.

The Boston Common was set aside as public land in 1640. The restroom is called the Pink Palace because of the pinkish hue of its masonry.

Police told ‘catch me if you can,’ so they did
STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — State police in central Pennsylvania say spray-paint vandals taunted them with the message, “catch me if you can,” so they did.

The York Dispatch reported that police said Wednesday they filed criminal mischief and disorderly conduct charges against a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy in Stewartstown.

The “catch me if you can” message was painted in mid-February on a fence near the Stewartstown Community Cemetery.

Police: Couple take cash from wallet, return it
OIL CITY, Pa. (AP) — Police say an Oil City couple took a lost wallet and used the cash and credits cards inside for a shopping spree — then returned the wallet.

State police said Gregorio Valencia, 27, and Lora Valencia, 43, were arrested Sunday on theft and other charges, the Oil City Derrick reports.

Police say the couple found the wallet Saturday morning near the Seneca Post Office.

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