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Today in the SCV

Posted: June 7, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: June 7, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Community events: June 7, 2012

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Women in Touch networking breakfast

What: Meet with local business minded women and exchange ideas. All women are welcome. The only cost will be your breakfast if you choose to order. Bring a stack of business cards.

When: 9-10:30 a.m.

Where: Marston’s, 24011 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-755-2545

 

Art walk

What: “Art of the Tattoo”-themed art walk featuring art demonstrations, a fashion show, photo shoots, food trucks, live music by punk rock band Agent Orange.

When: 4-8 p.m.

Where: Main Street in Old Town Newhall

Contact: 661-250-3787, www.santa-clarita.com/thursdaysatnewhall

 

Parks Commission meeting

What: The city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission holds a regular meeting.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-255-4945

 

‘Summerhill Soiree’

What: Support the Alzheimer’s Association at the second annual Summerhill Soiree with wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, live jazz music, complimentary valet and more. Tickets: $35 per person or $60 per couple. RSVP required.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Summerhill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall 91321

Contact: Mary Dembkowski or Kim Duffy at 661-254-9933, marydembkowski@mbk.com, kimduffy@mbk.com

 

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Today in history

Today is Thursday, June 7, the 159th day of 2012. There are 207 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1953, the negotiations for the purchase of the Newhall Water Company by the Newhall County Water District entered its final phase.

Today’s Highlight in History: On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, a “Creole of color,” was arrested and fined for refusing to leave a whites-only car of the East Louisiana Railroad; his case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which at the time upheld “separate but equal” racial segregation, a concept overturned in 1954 by Brown v. Board of Education.

Ten years ago: A yearlong hostage crisis in the Philippines involving a U.S. missionary couple came to a bloody end as Filipino commandos managed to save only one of three captives, American Gracia Burnham.

Five years ago: Paris Hilton was released by Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials to be sent home under house arrest. (The next day, a judge ordered Hilton back to jail, where she spent 2½ weeks.)

One year ago: NBC retained its hold on U.S. Olympic television rights in a four-games deal through 2020 worth nearly $4.4 billion, defeating rival bids from ESPN and Fox.  

 

Birthdays

Movie director James Ivory is 84. Actress Virginia McKenna is 81. Singer Tom Jones is 72. Poet Nikki Giovanni is 69. Singer-songwriter Prince is 54. Rock singer-musician Gordon Gano (The Violent Femmes) is 49. Rapper Ecstasy (Whodini) is 48. Actress Anna Torv is 33. Actress Larisa Oleynik is 31.   

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