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Today in the SCV: Sunday July 22, 2012

Posted: July 22, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 21, 2012 6:50 p.m.

Today in the SCV

Fall Ball registration
What: Open online registration for William S. Hart Baseball and Softball Fall Ball league, ages 5 to 18.
When: Closes Aug. 30; walk-in registration to follow in September.
Where:, 661-313-8626

Luis Castillo Jr. memorial fundraiser
What: Jersey Mike’s Subs will donate 25 percent of each bill to the Luis Castillo, Jr. memorial fund.
When: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 18635 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: 661-252-5010

Autoimmune disease support group
What: The SCV Arthritis, Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets. Individuals with any form of arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases can share their stories and get support.
When: Fourth Sunday of the month at 2-4 p.m.
Where: Boys & Girls Club, 24909 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact:, or Jena Minassian at, 661-312-8913

Saxtravaganza concert
What: Local saxophone ensemble performs its 13th annual concert featuring music by Debussy, Mozart, Elgar, Bizet, Lauridsen and more. Free.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: West Ranch High School auditorium, 26255 Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch 91381
‘The Sound of Music’
What: Santa Clarita Regional Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit Broadway musical “The Sound of Music.” Tickets cost $12 to $29.
When: 8 p.m. on Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, July 21 through Aug. 12
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-799-2702 for reservations;
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

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Today in history

Today is Sunday, July 22, the 204th day of 2012. There are 162 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1957, the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph company asked for a separate directory for Newhall residents at a public hearing with the Public Utilities Commission. At the time, Newhall and Palmdale numbers were printed in a single directory.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Ten years ago: Factory worker Alejandro Avila was charged with murder and kidnapping in the abduction and slaying of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion of Stanton, Calif. (Avila was later convicted and sentenced to death.)

Five years ago: A bus carrying Polish Catholic pilgrims from a holy site in the French Alps plunged off a steep mountain road, killing 26 people. Padraig Harrington survived a calamitous finish in regulation and a tense putt for bogey on the final hole of a playoff to win the British Open. Cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs died in Beverly Hills at age 74.

One year ago: Anders Breivik, a right-wing extremist, massacred 69 people at a Norwegian island youth retreat after detonating a bomb in nearby Oslo that killed eight others in the nation’s worst violence since World War II. A jury in Cleveland convicted Anthony Sowell of killing 11 poor, drug-addicted women whose remains were found in his home and backyard; Sowell was later sentenced to death. President Barack Obama formally signed off on ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military.


Opera singer Licia Albanese is 99. Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., is 89. Actor-comedian Orson Bean is 84. Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is 80. Actress Louise Fletcher is 78. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chuck Jackson is 75. Actor Terence Stamp is 74. Game show host Alex Trebek is 72. Singer George Clinton is 71. Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 69. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, is 69. Movie writer-director Paul Schrader is 66. Actor Danny Glover is 66. Singer Mireille Mathieu is 66. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 65. Rock singer Don Henley is 65. Singer-actress Lonette McKee is 59. Jazz musician Al Di Meola is 58. Actor Willem Dafoe is 57.


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