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Today in the SCV: Monday, June 25

Posted: June 25, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 25, 2012 1:55 a.m.
 

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Kindle Ranch
What: A free summer day camp for children in the Santa Clarita Valley who have special needs and/or chronic illnesses. The camp will focus on math, science, art and music.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday
Where: Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall 91321
Contact: Erin FitzGerald at 661-257-1901 or erin@projectkindle.org

COC information
What: An information session about College of the Canyons' Skills for Healthy Aging Resources and Programs, SHARP, certificate program. Free.
When: 5-6 p.m.
Where: Hasley Hall, Room 232, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: patty.robinson@canyons.edu or 661-362-3992

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 25, the 177th day of 2012. There are 189 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1980, the historic Saugus Train Depot was moved from across the street from Saugus Cafe to its current location at Hart Park. The SCV Historical Society cut the depot in half and moved it on flatbed trucks down San Fernando Road.

Today's Highlight in History: On June 25, 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Engel v. Vitale, ruled 6-1 that recitation of a state-sponsored prayer in New York State public schools was unconstitutional.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush surveyed a huge wildfire in Arizona by air and declared the region a disaster area. A federal judge in Alexandria, Va., refused to accept a no-contest plea from Zacarias Moussaoui, accused of conspiracy in the Sept. 11 attacks, and instead entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Five years ago: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the midst of a gathering of U.S.-allied tribal sheiks at a Baghdad hotel, killing 13 people. Robert Zoellick won unanimous approval of the World Bank's board to become the institution's next president. World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Benoit, his wife and 7-year-old son were found dead in their Fayetteville, Ga., home (authorities concluded that Benoit strangled his family, then killed himself). A judge in Washington D.C., ruled in favor of a dry cleaner sued by a dissatisfied customer who was demanding $54 million for his misplaced pants.

One year ago: A suicide car bomber blasted a small clinic in eastern Afghanistan, causing the building to collapse and killing some three dozen people. What's believed to be the only surviving authenticated portrait of Billy the Kid sold at auction in Denver for $2.3 million.

 

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