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Today in the SCV: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Posted: June 26, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 26, 2012 1:55 a.m.
 

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Board of Supervisors
What: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors hosts its regular meeting.
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Board hearing room, 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Contact: http://bos.co.la.ca.us/

‘Theological Rummage Sale’
What: A conversation about change in today’s Christian Church. Free and open to the public.
When: 7 p.m. tonight, July 24 and Aug. 28
Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, upstairs lounge, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Newhall 91321
Contact: 661-259-7307

Moms Club
What: A general meeting for all moms and kids interested in joining the Moms Club. Free and open to the public.
When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91350
Contact: Membership VP Danielle San Pedro at membershipVP@momsclubofsaugus.org

Youth storytime
What: Undergrounds Coffeehouse presents free storytime for kids ages 1-6 and parents.
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Undergrounds Coffeehouse, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-775-2057 or coffeeundergrounds.com

City Council meeting
What: The Santa Clarita City Council holds a regular governing meeting.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: www.santa-clarita.com

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Today in history

Today is Tuesday, June 26, the 178th day of 2012. There are 188 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1941, all local 21-year-olds were ordered to register for the draft.

Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26, 1912, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 in D major premiered in Vienna more than a year after the composer’s death; Bruno Walter conducted the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ten years ago: The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was unconstitutional because the words “under God” had been inserted by Congress in 1954. (The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the decision in 2004 on a technicality.) The Group of Eight nations, meeting in Canada, announced that Russia would be made a full-fledged member of the elite group. Chinese basketball star Yao Ming was selected first overall by the Houston Rockets in the NBA draft.

Five years ago: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” got into a verbal fracas with Elizabeth Edwards, who had called into the program to ask Coulter to stop making personal attacks on her husband, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. Paris Hilton left the Los Angeles County jail after a bizarre, three-week stay for a probation violation. Fashion designer Liz Claiborne died in New York at age 78.

Birthdays

Actress Eleanor Parker is 90. Jazz musician-film composer Dave Grusin is 78. Actor Josef Sommer is 78. Singer Billy Davis Jr. is 72. Rock singer Georgie Fame is 69. Actor Clive Francis is 66. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brenda Holloway is 66. Actor Michael Paul Chan is 62. Actor Robert Davi is 61. Singer-musician Mick Jones is 57. Actor Gedde Watanabe is 57. Rock singer Chris Isaak is 56. Rock singer Patty Smyth is 55. Singer Terri Nunn (Berlin) is 51. Rock singer Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) is 49. Rock musician Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) is 43. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is 42. Actor Sean Hayes is 42. Actor Matt Letscher is 42. Actor Chris O’Donnell is 42. Actor Nick Offerman is 42. Actress Rebecca Budig is 39. MLB All-Star player Derek Jeter is 38. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 38. Rock musician Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon) is 33. Pop-rock singer-musician Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) is 33. Actor-musician Jason Schwartzman is 32. Actress-singer Jennette McCurdy is 20.

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