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Today in the SCV: June 1, 2012

Posted: June 1, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 1, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Healthcare reform talk
What: The Small Business Development Center holds a seminar on what the Affordable Care Act means for small businesses. Free; $2 parking.
When: 8:30-10 a.m.
Where: Room 107, University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: Register at

COC graduation
What: College of the Canyons' commencement ceremony.
When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Honor Grove, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Spring festival
What: Spring Fling festival with a surfin' safari theme. Inflatables, crafts, music, dancers, food and games. Game tickets cost $1; wristband is $20.
When: 4-8 p.m.
Where: North Park Elementary 23335 W. Sunset Hills Drive, Valencia 91354
Contact: Nikki Baartman,

Newhall School District spring concerts
What: Student orchestras and choruses of the Newhall School District perform. A $3 donation is requested to support the district's music program.
When: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wiley Canyon Elementary School, 24240 La Glorita Circle, Newhall 91321
Contact: Monica Solis-Kaplan at 661-877-6486

‘Willy Wonka Jr.'
What: Rosedell Elementary School's drama club presents "Willy Wonka Jr."
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Rosedell Elementary School, 27853 Urbandale Ave., Saugus 91350
Contact: 661-294-5335

AOC graduation
What: Academy of the Canyons' class of 2012 graduation.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: COC Cougar Stadium, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-259-0033

‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical'
What: A performance of the country-rock and blues musical "The Great American Trailer Park Musical." Tickets are $21 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors.
When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays through June 16
Where: The Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: or 661-288-0000

Free concert
What: Music Underground presents Poor Man's Poison in concert. Free.
When: 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: Undergrounds Coffeehouse, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355

Garden party RSVP
What: Today is the deadline to RSVP for the Twilight Garden Party and Progressive Food and Wine event. Tickets cost $35 for individuals, $60 for couples. Proceeds benefit the COC Library Associates and Friends of the Gardens campus groups.
When: 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, June 9
Where: COC Honor Grove, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-362-3737

Today in history
Today is Friday, June 1, the 153rd day of 2012. There are 213 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2000, a judge ruled that the proposed Newhall Land project could not move forward until a series of issues including water availability and traffic impacts were better addressed.

Today’s Highlight in History: On June 1, 1912, Paramount Pictures had its beginnings as Adolph Zukor incorporated the Famous Players Film Co., which later merged with the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush told West Point graduates the U.S. would strike pre-emptively against suspected terrorists if necessary to deter attacks on Americans, saying “the war on terror will not be won on the defensive.”

Five years ago: Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian walked out of a Michigan prison, where he’d spent eight years for ending the life of a man suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Today's birthdays
Actor Richard Erdman is 87. Actor Andy Griffith is 86. Singer Pat Boone is 78. Actor-writer-director Peter Masterson is 78. Actor Morgan Freeman is 75. Actor Rene Auberjonois is 72. Opera singer Frederica von Stade is 67. Actor Brian Cox is 66. Rock musician Ronnie Wood is 65. Actor Jonathan Pryce is 65. Actor Powers Boothe is 64. Actress Gemma Craven is 62. Blues-rock musician Tom Principato is 60. Country singer Ronnie Dunn is 59. Actress Lisa Hartman Black is 56. Singer-musician Alan Wilder is 53. Rock musician Simon Gallup (The Cure) is 52. Country musician Richard Comeaux (River Road) is 51. Actor-comedian Mark Curry is 51. Actor-singer Jason Donovan is 44. Actress Teri Polo is 43. Basketball player-turned-coach Tony Bennett is 43. Actor Rick Gomez is 40. Model-actress Heidi Klum is 39. Singer Alanis Morissette is 38. Actress Sarah Wayne Callies is 35. TV personality Damien Fahey is 32. Pop singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is 31. Tennis player Justine Henin is 30. Actor Taylor Handley is 28.


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