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Today in the SCV: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Posted: April 14, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 14, 2012 1:55 a.m.

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Marching band fundraiser

What: Valencia High School’s marching band and color guard host a yard sale.

When: 6-11 a.m.

Where: Albertsons, 27631 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350

Contact: Pam Bugbee at 805-341-4531


Swim Meet

What: The Santa Clarita Acquatics Center hosts this year’s 2012 Short Course Yard Championship Swim Meet featuring adult athletes. Free.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350

Contact: 661-250-3766


Community expo

What: A free Health and Business Expo/Car and Motorcycle Show/Taste of the Town event with local restaurants and businesses hosting a clothing drive for Single Mothers Outreach. Event includes pancake breakfast, raffles and demonstrations.

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Athletic Club, 24640 Wiley Canyon Road, Newhall 91321

Contact: 661-255-3365


Gardening class

What: Castaic Lake Water Agency presents a discussion on the basics of landscape irrigation. Free.

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Castaic Lake Water Agency, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350



Hazardous waste roundup

What: A drive-through household hazardous waste roundup. Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per car trip. Free.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: College of the Canyons South Parking Lot, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355



Labor of Love

What: This intensive, one-day course helps prepare expectant parents for childbirth. Breakfast and lunch are included. Costs $150 per couple.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355.

Contact: 661-253-8607


Earth Arbor Day festival

What: The city of Santa Clarita hosts a festival celebrating Earth Arbor Day. Learn about water conservation, alternative transportation and more. Kid-friendly entertainment and activities available. Free.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350


Today in History
Today is Saturday, April 14, the 105th day of 2012. There are 261 days left in the year.
On this date in the SCV: In 1958, highway department officials preparing to open Highway 99, which would take northbound trucks off San Fernando Road in Newhall, discovered a huge chunk of conglomerate teetering precariously over the road at Weldon Crest. After two attempts to blast the rock off with dynamite, it was deemed stable enough to stay put.
Today’s Highlight in History: On April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time and began sinking. (The ship went under two hours and 40 minutes later with the loss of 1,514 lives.)
Ten years ago: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to office two days after being ousted and arrested by his country’s military.

Retired MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 71. Retired MLB All-Star Greg Maddux is 46. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 35.


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