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Today in the SCV: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Posted: June 20, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 20, 2012 1:55 a.m.
 

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Free lunch
What: Undergrounds Coffeehouse gives away free lunch to anyone in the community.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Undergrounds Coffeehouse, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-775-2057 or coffeeundergrounds.com

Nonprofit Leadership Network
What: The SCV Nonprofit Leadership Network presents “Don’t Risk Your Nonprofit Status” by guest speaker Ann Unger, executive director of the SCV Education Foundation. RSVP required. Bring your lunch.
When: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91390
Contact: jebsoto@att.net or 661-714-6774

COC information session
What: An information session about College of the Canyons’ Skills for Healthy Aging Resources and Programs, SHARP, certificate program. Free.
When: 4-5 p.m.
Where: Hasley Hall, Room 232, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: patty.robinson@canyons.edu or (661) 362-3992

Water-conservation class
What: Valencia Water Company customers who want the latest valuable tips on how to conserve water inside and outside their homes can attend a free class and receive a $30 credit on their water bill.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Community Room at Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-294-0828, www.valenciawater.com

Advisory Committee meeting
What: The Canyon Country Advisory Committee meets. Mayor Frank Ferry and Canyon Country’s new Sheriff Zone leader Deputy Carr will talk and answer questions from the audience.
When: 6 p.m. for dinner; 7-9 p.m.
Where: Mint Canyon Moose Family Center Banquet Room, 18000 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: 661-713-9344 or www.canyoncountryadvisor.com

Solar information workshop
What: Southern California Edison holds a free seminar for people interested in going solar.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Sports Complex, A&B Room, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350
Contact: 1-866-970-9221

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

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Today is Wednesday, June 20, the 172nd day of 2012. There are 194 days left in the year. Summer arrives at 7:09 p.m. Eastern time.
On this date in the SCV: In 1949, Hart High School’s class of ‘49 was the first class to graduate from any high school in the SCV. The school planted a tree in honor of Tom Izuhara, the first ASB president at Hart.
Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1782, Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States, featuring the emblem of the bald eagle.
Ten years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, in Atkins v. Virginia that executing mentally disabled murderers was unconstitutionally cruel.
Five years ago: For the second time, President George W. Bush vetoed an embryonic stem cell bill as he urged scientists toward what he termed “ethically responsible” research.
One year ago: Syrian President Bashar Assad promised a national dialogue to consider political reforms, but his vague overtures to a pro-democracy uprising fell flat as protesters took to the streets shouting “Liar!” and demanding his ouster.

Today's Birthdays
Actress Olympia Dukakis is 81. Actor Martin Landau is 81. Actor James Tolkan is 81. Actor Danny Aiello is 79. Blues musician Lazy Lester is 79. Actor John Mahoney is 72. Movie director Stephen Frears is 71. Singer-songwriter Brian Wilson is 70. Actor John McCook is 68. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lionel Richie is 63. Actor John Goodman is 60. Rock musician Michael Anthony is 58. Country/bluegrass singer-musician Dan Tyminski is 45. Movie director Robert Rodriguez is 44. Actor Peter Paige is 43. Actor Josh Lucas is 41. Rock musician Jeordie White (AKA Twiggy Ramirez) is 41. Country-folk singer-songwriter Amos Lee is 35. Country singer Chuck Wicks is 33. Christian rock musician Chris Dudley (Underoath) is 29. Rock singer Grace Potter (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals) is 29. Actor Mark Saul is 27. Actress Dreama Walker is 26. Actor Chris Mintz-Plasse is 23. Actress Maria Lark is 15.

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