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Today in the SCV: Monday Oct. 8, 2012

Posted: October 8, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 8, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

DivorceCare

What: Divorce workshop for children and adults. Cost is $20.

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: Valencia Hills Community Church, 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, Suite 160, Valencia 91354

Contact: 661-775-1885


Meditation group

What: The SCV Mindful Meditation Group holds its weekly session involving different meditation techniques. Free.

When: 7-8 p.m.

Where: SCV International Charter School, 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Suite 200, Castaic 91384

Contact: Gary Sanders at 818-693-6843

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Today in History

Today is Monday, Oct. 8, the 282nd day of 2012. There are 84 days left in the year. This is the Columbus Day observance in the United States, as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

On this date in the SCV: In 2001, Saugus High School football coach Ron Hilton received a High School Coach of the Week honor from the local ABC affiliate before its “Monday Night Football” coverage.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wis., and in several communities in Michigan..

Ten years ago: A federal judge approved President George W. Bush’s request to reopen West Coast ports, ending a 10-day labor lockout that was costing the U.S. economy an estimated $1 to $2 billion a day.

Five years ago: (Britain ended up postponing the withdrawal amid a spike in militia violence.) Michael Devlin was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping one of two boys he’d held captive in his suburban St. Louis apartment. (Devlin pleaded guilty the next day to dozens of other counts, resulting in a total of 74 life sentences.) Americans Mario R. Capecchi, Oliver Smithies and Briton Martin J. Evans won the 2007 Nobel Prize in medicine. Racing great John Henry, the thoroughbred who’d earned more than $6.5 million before retiring as a gelding, was euthanized at the Kentucky Horse Park at age 32.

Birthdays

Entertainment reporter Rona Barrett is 76. Actor Paul Hogan is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Fred Cash (The Impressions) is 72. Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson is 71. Comedian Chevy Chase is 69. Author R.L. Stine is 69. Actor Dale Dye is 68. Country singer Susan Raye is 68. TV personality Sarah Purcell is 64. Actress Sigourney Weaver is 63. Rhythm-and-blues singer Robert “Kool” Bell (Kool & the Gang) is 62. Producer-director Edward Zwick is 60. Country singer-musician Ricky Lee Phelps is 59. Actor Michael Dudikoff is 58. Comedian Darrell Hammond is 57. Actress Stephanie Zimbalist is 56. Rock musician Mitch Marine is 51. Actress Kim Wayans is 51. Rock singer Steve Perry (Cherry Poppin’ Daddies) is 49. Actor Ian Hart is 48. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer CeCe Winans is 48. Rock musician C.J. Ramone (The Ramones) is 47. Actress-producer Karyn Parsons is 46. Singer-producer Teddy Riley is 46. Actress Emily Procter is 44. Actor Dylan Neal is 43. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 42. Actress Kristanna Loken is 33. Rhythm-and-blues singer Byron Reeder (Mista) is 33. Actor Nick Cannon is 32. Actor Max Crumm is 27. Singer-songwriter-producer Bruno Mars is 27. Actor Angus T. Jones is 19. Actress Molly Quinn is 19.

 

 

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