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Today in the SCV: Sunday, July 15

Posted: July 15, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 15, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

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Creekside Classic
What: Bring any vehicle and enjoy other cars and coffee. Free. Panera Bread will donate 10 percent of its profits to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
When: First and third Sunday of each month at 7-10 a.m.
Where: Panera Bread, 19185 Golden Valley Road, Canyon Country 91387
Contact: 747-999-5273

‘Macbeth’
What: The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival presents a post-apocalyptic steampunk take on “Macbeth.” Free.
When: Gates open at 6:30 p.m., pre-show at 7:30 p.m., curtain at 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through July 29
Where: Towsley Canyon Park, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall 91321
Contact: scshakespearefest.org

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Today's birthdays

Author Clive Cussler is 81. Actor Alex Karras is 77. Actor Ken Kercheval is 77. Former Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, is 76. Actor Patrick Wayne is 73. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 68. Rhythm-and-blues singer Millie Jackson is 68. Rock singer-musician Peter Lewis (Moby Grape) is 67. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 66. Rock musician Artimus Pyle is 64. Actor Terry O’Quinn is 60. Rock musician Marky Ramone is 56. Rock musician Joe Satriani is 56. Country singer-songwriter Mac McAnally is 55. Model Kim Alexis is 52. Actor Willie Aames is 52. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 51. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 51. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 49. Rock musician Jason Bonham is 46. Actress Amanda Foreman is 46. Actor Kristoff St. John is 46. Rock musician Phillip Fisher is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Stokley (Mint Condition) is 45. Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin is 44. Actor Stan Kirsch is 44. Actor Reggie Hayes is 43. Rock musician Chi Cheng (Deftones) is 42. Rock musician John Dolmayan is 40. Actor Scott Foley is 40. Actor Brian Austin Green is 39. Rapper Jim Jones is 36. Actress Diane Kruger is 36. Actress Lana Parrilla is 35. Rock musician Ray Toro (My Chemical Romance) is 35. Actor Travis Fimmel is 33. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kia Thornton (Divine) is 31. Actor Tristan Wilds is 23.

Today in history

Today is Sunday, July 15, the 197th day of 2012. There are 169 days left in the year.
On this date in the SCV: In 1993, a tractor-trailer lost its brakes and slammed into a tanker that was carrying 4,000 gallons of hydrogen peroxide near Lake Hughes Road. Seven nearby homes and businesses were evacuated over fears that the chemical would ignite if it leaked out of the tank and mixed with 50 gallons of diesel fuel from the tractor-trailer.
Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1912, Britain’s National Insurance Act, which provided the British working class with its first contributory system of insurance against illness and unemployment, went into effect.
On this date:
In 1997, fashion designer Gianni Versace, 50, was shot dead outside his Miami home; suspected gunman Andrew Phillip Cunanan was found dead eight days later, a suicide.
Ten years ago: John Walker Lindh, an American who’d fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty to two felonies in deal sparing him life in prison. A Pakistani judge convicted four Islamic militants in the kidnap-slaying of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl.
Five years ago: The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles announced it was settling clergy sex-abuse cases for $660 million.
One year ago: Rupert Murdoch accepted the resignation of The Wall Street Journal’s publisher, Les Hinton, and the chief of his British operations, Rebekah Brooks, as the once-defiant media mogul struggled to control an escalating phone hacking scandal. The Atlanta Braves earned their 10,000th win in franchise history with an 11-1 rout of the Washington Nationals.

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