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Today in the SCV: Thursday, July 5, 2012

Posted: July 5, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: July 5, 2012 1:55 a.m.

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COC information session
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: or 661-362-3992

SCV Corvette Club meeting
What: The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club holds its monthly meeting.
When: 6 p.m. social hour, 7:30 p.m. business meeting and director nominations
Where: Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-373-3703,

Democratic Alliance for Action meeting
What: Meeting to focus on Democratic priorities beginning with the candidates and the ballot proposals. Short presentation about the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Avenue in Newhall.
Contact: 661-993-2512

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Today is Thursday, July 5, the 187th day of 2012. There are 179 days left in the year.
On this date in the SCV: In 1978, a feud erupted in Acton over a ranchhand’s inability to discriminate local fauna. He kept shooting neighbors’ dogs, including a purebred white Samoyan he reportedly mistook for a coyote.
Today’s Highlight in History: On July 5, 1687, Isaac Newton first published his Principia Mathematica, a three-volume work setting out his mathematical principles of natural philosophy.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai to express condolences for the deaths of Afghan civilians killed in a U.S. bombing four days earlier. Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams died in Citrus County, Fla., at age 83.

Five years ago: In a setback to President George W. Bush’s war strategy, GOP stalwart Sen. Pete Domenici said he wanted to see an end to combat operations and U.S. troops heading home from Iraq by spring 2008. French opera soprano Regine Crespin died in Paris at age 80.

One year ago: A jury in Orlando, Fla., found Casey Anthony, 25, not guilty of murder, manslaughter and child abuse in the 2008 disappearance and death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.


Today's birthdays

Actress Katherine Helmond is 83. Actress Shirley Knight is 76. Singer-musician Robbie Robertson is 69. Julie Nixon Eisenhower is 64. Rock star Huey Lewis is 62. Baseball Hall-of-Fame pitcher Rich “Goose” Gossage is 61. Country musician Charles Ventre is 60. Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn is 53. Actor Dorien Wilson is 50. Actress Edie Falco is 49. Actress Kathryn Erbe is 47. Actor Michael Stuhlbarg is 44. Country musician Brent Flynn (Flynnville Train) is 43. Rapper RZA is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Joe is 39. Rock musician Bengt Lagerberg (The Cardigans) is 39. Actor Dale Godboldo is 37. Rapper Bizarre is 36. Rapper Royce da 5’9” is 35. Rock singer Jason Wade (Lifehouse) is 32. Actor Ryan Hansen is 31. Country musician Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum) is 30. Rock musician Nick O’Malley (Arctic Monkeys) is 27. Actor Jason Dolley is 21.


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