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Today in the SCV: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Posted: November 16, 2011 1:30 a.m.
Updated: November 16, 2011 1:30 a.m.

Around the SCV

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Autism support group

What: The Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network, or SCAAN, holds a support meeting for families affected by autism. Kids are welcome.

When: 9-11 a.m.

Where: First floor conference room, 28470 Ave. Stanford, Valencia 91355

Contact: or (661) 297-8381

‘It’s Complicated’ art exhibit

What: An art exhibit featuring the works of sculptor-painter and former USC art professor Jay Willis. Free.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday until Dec. 8

Where: College of the Canyons Art Gallery, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: (661) 362-3612 or

Free lunch at Undergrounds

What: Undergrounds Coffee House serves free lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays for the month of November.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Lower level of Real Life Church, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: (661) 775-2057

Second Chance workshop

What: This workshop is designed to assist ex-offenders with re-entry into the workforce. Registration required.

When: 2-3:30 p.m.

Where: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Suite 250, Valencia 91355

Contact: (661) 799-9675

Bike Night

What: Route 66 holds its weekly Bike Night, featuring live music, drinks and barbecue.

When: 5-9 p.m.

Where: 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 91387

Advisory Committee

What: The Canyon Country Advisory Committee presents info on the Lyons Corridor Plan, high-speed rail project, property tax assessments and more.

When: 6 p.m. for pizza dinner; 7-9 p.m.

Where: Mint Canyon Moose Family Center Banquet Room, 18000 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country 91351

Contact: (661) 713-9344 or

National Park Service hearing

What: The National Park Service holds a community meeting to discuss alternatives for a National Recreation Area at the San Gabriel Mountains and Santa Gabriel River.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Santa Clarita Activities Center, Santa Clarita Room A, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350

Coping with loss support group

What: A free community presentation on “Living With the Empty Chair at Holiday Dinners,” for those suffering the pain of loss, whether through death or divorce.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Real Life Church, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355


Hart district meeting

What: The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board holds a regular meeting.

When: 7 p.m.
Where: District office, 21515 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350

Contact: (661) 259-0033

Sulphur Springs meeting

What: Sulphur Springs School District governing board holds a regular meeting.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Pinetree Community School, 29156 Lotus Garden Drive, Santa Clarita 91387

‘And in Arabia...’

What: A performance of “And in Arabia We’d All be Kings” by Stephen Adly Guirguis. Tickets are $5 and $10.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: (661) 362-5304 and


‘In the Jungle of Cities’

What: CalArts’ School of Theater presents “In the Jungle of Cities” by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Bart DeLorenzo. General admission is $10.

When: 8 p.m. through Nov. 22

Where: Ensemble Theatre (E407), California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355



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Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2011. There are 45 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Nov. 16, 1961, House Speaker Samuel T. Rayburn, 79, died at his home in Bonham, Texas, having served as speaker since 1940 except for two terms as minority leader of the Democrats.

Ten years ago:
Investigators found a letter addressed to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., containing anthrax; it was the second letter bearing the deadly germ known to have been sent to Capitol Hill.

Five years ago:
Democrats embraced Nancy Pelosi as the first woman House speaker in history, but then selected Steny Hoyer as majority leader against her wishes.

One year ago:
President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, the first living service member from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to receive the nation’s top military award. The engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton was announced in London.

Actor Clu Gulager is 83. Blues musician Hubert Sumlin is 80. Journalist Elizabeth Drew is 76. MLB All-Star pitcher Dwight Gooden is 47. Jazz singer Diana Krall is 47. Actor Harry Lennix is 47. Rock musician Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) is 45. Actor Michael Irby is 39. Actress Missi Pyle is 39. Olympic gold medal figure skater Oksana Baiul is 34. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is 34. Pop singer Trevor Penick is 32. NBA player Amare Stoudemire is 29. Actress Kimberly J. Brown is 27. Actor Noah Gray-Cabey (“Heroes”) is 16.


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