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Today in the SCV: Friday July 27, 2012

Posted: July 27, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 26, 2012 7:11 p.m.
 

Today in the SCV

Valencia Marketplace
concert series
What: Free outdoor concert at the Valencia Marketplace Amphitheater featuring Doc Rock-it (rock to Motown hits).
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Valencia Marketplace shopping center. Amphitheater is on the north end of the center at McBean Parkway and The Old Road.
Contact: www.valenciamarketplace.com

‘Go-Go Beach’
What: College of the Canyons’ theater department presents “Go-Go Beach,” a 1960s musical comedy. Tickets can be purchased one hour before the performance for $20.
When: Tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Where: Black Box Theater at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: www.canyonspac.com,
661-362-5304

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Today in history

Today is Friday, July 27, the 209th day of 2012. There are 157 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1937, Bouquet Canyon was one of two prime locations for the building of a huge, maximum security prison. It was eventually built in Chino.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 27, 1942, during World War II, the First Battle of El Alamein in Egypt ended in a draw as Allied forces stalled the progress of Axis invaders. (The Allies went on to win a clear victory over the Axis in the Second Battle of El Alamein later that year.)

Ten years ago: A Ukrainian fighter jet crashed during an air show in Lviv, killing 77 people. John Ruiz retained the WBA heavyweight title in Las Vegas after his opponent, Kirk Johnson, was disqualified for hitting low blows.

Five years ago: The House sent President George W. Bush legislation to intensify anti-terror efforts in the U.S., carrying out major recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission. Former Qwest Communications chief Joe Nacchio was sentenced to six years in prison for illegally selling $52 million in stock while not telling investors that his telecommunications company faced serious financial risks. Two Phoenix news helicopters collided and crashed while covering a police chase on live television, killing four people on board.

One year ago: A Russian space official (Vitaly Davydov) said that once the mammoth International Space Station was no longer needed, it would be sent into the Pacific Ocean, probably in 2015. Julio Lugo scored from third base on a blown umpire’s call at the plate, giving the Atlanta Braves a post-midnight 4-3 win in 19 innings over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ervin Santana pitched the first solo no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 and leading Los Angeles over Cleveland 3-1. Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu, 42, was found dead of an apparent suicide in the affluent suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Birthdays

TV producer Norman Lear is 90. Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 81. Sportscaster Irv Cross is 73. Actor John Pleshette is 70. Singer Bobbie Gentry is 68. Actress-director Betty Thomas is 64. Olympic gold medal figure skater Peggy Fleming is 64. Singer Maureen McGovern is 63. Actress Janet Eilber is 61. Rock musician Tris Imboden (Chicago) is 61. Actress Roxanne Hart is 58. Comedian-actress-writer Carol Leifer is 56. Comedian Bill Engvall is 55. Jazz singer Karrin Allyson is 50. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 45. Rock singer Juliana Hatfield is 45. Actor Julian McMahon is 44. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 40. Rock musician Abe Cunningham is 39. MLB player Alex Rodriguez is 37.

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