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Today in the SCV: Wednesday Oct. 17, 2012

Posted: October 17, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 17, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

Bingo fundraiser night

What: “Bingo or Bust” game night to benefit the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center and the purchase of innovative breast cancer care equipment. Buy-in costs $45 at the door, includes refreshments and two cards.

When: 6-9:30 p.m.

Where: Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-200-1200

Water conservation class

What: Valencia Water Co. customers who want the latest valuable tips on how to conserve water inside and outside their homes can attend a free class and receive a $30 credit on their water bill.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Community Room at Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-294-0828,
www.valenciawater.com

ARTree general meeting

What: Get caught up on what’s happened — and what’s going to happen — with local nonprofit community arts center ARTree.

When: 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Dr., Valencia 91355

Contact: info@theartree.org,
818-634-4180

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Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17, the 291st day of 2012. There are 75 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1996, District Attorney Gil Garcetti announced his $900,000 media buy. The move was made just weeks before a Nov. 5 election, and was expected to be the final push in what was, at the time, a decisively one-sided race in the incumbent’s favor.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 17, 1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of the Revolutionary War.

Ten years ago: Ira Einhorn, the ‘70s hippie guru who’d fled to Europe after being charged with murder, was convicted in Philadelphia of killing his girlfriend, Holly Maddux, and stuffing her corpse in his closet a quarter-century earlier. (Einhorn was later sentenced to life without parole.)

Five years ago: President George W. Bush, raising Beijing’s ire, presented the Dalai Lama with the Congressional Gold Medal and urged Chinese leaders to welcome the monk to Beijing. Comedian Joey Bishop, the last of Sinatra’s Rat Pack, died in Newport Beach, Calif., at age 89. Singer Teresa Brewer died in New Rochelle, N.Y., at age 76.

One year ago: Rolling through small Southern towns in a campaign-style bus, President Barack Obama pressed lawmakers back in Washington to start taking up pieces of his rejected jobs bill and mocked the Republicans who had shot it down in toto. Financier Carl Lindner Jr., who used his experience running the family dairy store to build a business empire whose reach included baseball, banks and bananas, died at age 92.

Birthdays

Actress Marsha Hunt is 95. Actress Julie Adams is 86. Newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin is 82. Country singer Earl Thomas Conley is 71. Singer Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts) is 70. Singer Gary Puckett is 70. Actor Michael McKean is 65. Actress Margot Kidder is 64. Actor George Wendt is 64. Actor-singer Bill Hudson is 63. Astronaut Mae Jemison is 56. Country singer Alan Jackson is 54. Animator Mike Judge is 50. Rock singer-musician Fred LeBlanc (Cowboy Mouth) is 49. Actor-comedian Norm Macdonald is 49. Singer Rene’ Dif is 45. Reggae singer Ziggy Marley is 44. Golfer Ernie Els is 43. Singer Chris Kirkpatrick (‘N Sync) is 41. Rapper Eminem is 40. Singer Wyclef Jean is 40. Actress Sharon Leal is 40. Actor Matthew Macfadyen is 38. Rock musician Sergio Andrade is 35. Actor Chris Lowell is 28. Actor Dee Jay Daniels is 24.

 

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