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Today in the SCV: June 18

Posted: June 18, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 18, 2012 1:55 a.m.

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Golf tournament
What: Summer Showdown at TPC to benefit the SCV Senior Center Foundation. Tickets required.
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Tournament Players Club Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia 91355
Contact: or

Santa Clarita Artists' Association What: Santa Clarita Artists' Association hosts a general meeting. Anne Hoffman demonstrates floral still life in oil painting. Free.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Barnes and Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact:, 661-244-7689

DivorceCare for kids, adults
What: Divorce workshop for children and adults.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Valencia Hills Church, 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, Suite 160, Valencia 91354
Contact: 661-775-1885

Meditation group
What: The SCV Mindful Meditation Group holds its weekly session involving different meditation techniques. Free.
When: 7-8 p.m.
Where: SCV International Charter School, 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Suite 200, Castaic 91384
Contact: Gary Sanders at 818-693-6843

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Today is Monday, June 18, the 170th day of 2012. There are 196 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1940, all local military reservists were called up to active duty. In 1980, the Boys & Girls Club netted $105,000 from their auction.

Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1812, the War of 1812 began as the United States Congress approved, and President James Madison signed, a declaration of war against Britain.

On this date:

In 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

Ten years ago: A Palestinian detonated a nail-studded bomb in a Jerusalem bus, killing 19 passengers and himself. President George W. Bush sent to Congress his detailed proposal for creation of a new Homeland Security Department. Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura announced he would not seek a second term.

Five years ago: Nine firefighters died in a fire at a furniture store and warehouse in Charleston, S.C. Yahoo Inc. Chairman Terry Semel ended his six-year tenure as chief executive officer, handing over the reins to co-founder Jerry Yang. Vilma Espin Guillois, wife of acting President Raul Castro and a former rebel fighter, died in Havana, Cuba, at age 77.

One year ago: President Hamid Karzai acknowledged that the U.S. and Afghan governments had held talks with Taliban emissaries in a bid to end the nation's nearly 10-year war. British singer Amy Winehouse was heavily booed for being late and displaying erratic behavior on stage during a concert in Belgrade, Serbia. Yelena Bonner, 88, a Russian rights activist and widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, died in Boston. Clarence Clemons, the saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen's life and music, died in Florida at age 69.

Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 70. Movie critic Roger Ebert is 70. Actress Constance McCashin is 65. Actress Linda Thorson is 65. Rock musician John Evans (The Box Tops) is 64. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 60. Actress Carol Kane is 60. Actor Brian Benben is 56. Actress Andrea Evans is 55. Rock singer Alison Moyet is 51. Rock musician Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) is 49. Country singer-musician Tim Hunt is 45. Rock singer-musician Sice (The Boo Radleys) is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) is 41. Actress Mara Hobel is 41. Rapper Silkk the Shocker is 37. Actress Alana de la Garza is 36. Country singer Blake Shelton is 36. Rock musician Steven Chen (Airborne Toxic Event) is 34. Actor David Giuntoli (TV: “Grimm”) is 32. Actress Renee Olstead is 23.


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