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Today in the SCV: Thursday Oct. 18, 2012

Posted: October 18, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 18, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

SCV Corvette Club meeting

What: The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club holds its monthly social gathering.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 91351

Contact: 661-373-3703,

membership@scvcc.org


SCOPE Meeting

What: The Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment holds a discussion on Prop. 37 and a regular business meeting.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, upstairs lounge, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: www.scope.org,

661-255-6899

Haunted Harvest party

What: The city of Santa Clarita hosts a “Haunted Harvest” party with live music by Tasty Thieves, art displays, food trucks and more.

When: Third Thursday of each month from 7-11 p.m.

Where: Main Street in Newhall

Contact: 661-250-3787,

www.sensesonmain.com


SCV kids sale

What: SCV Kids Consignment Sale will host a four-day warehouse event. Come check out Santa Clarita Valley’s largest kids consignment sale, which is a semiannual event. More than 450 families contributed new and gently used kids clothing, toys, furniture, books, costumes, DVDs, strollers, games and more, which are available at 50 to 75 percent off retail. Entrance is free.

When: Today through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 25300 Rye Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-263-1220,

www.scvkidsconsignment.com


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Today in history

Today is Thursday, Oct. 18, the 292nd day of 2012. There are 74 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2005, a Santa Paula man was killed in a three-car collision on Highway 126. The man’s instant death was partially attributed to his failure to wear a seat belt. While the man was killed, the two other drivers were uninjured.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 18, 1962, James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were honored with the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for determining the double-helix molecular structure of DNA.

Ten years ago: The Vatican demanded that America’s Roman Catholic bishops revise their hard-line crackdown policy on sexually abusive priests, saying that elements conflicted with universal church law. (In 2005, the U.S. bishops voted overwhelmingly to stick with the main points of the discipline plan.)

Five years ago: Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan, ending eight years of self-imposed exile; a suicide bombing in a crowd welcoming her killed more than 140 people, but Bhutto escaped unhurt. (However, she was slain in December 2007.) Former Joint Chiefs chairman William Crowe died in Bethesda, Md., at age 82. Manager Joe Torre, rejecting a pay cut, left the New York Yankees.

One year ago:  Fifty wild animals were released by the owner of an eastern Ohio farm, Terry Thompson, who then committed suicide; authorities killed 48 of the creatures, while the remaining two were presumed eaten by other animals. The Republican presidential candidates laced into each other in their latest debate, held in Las Vegas; Mitt Romney emerged as still the person to beat, even as he was called out on the issues of illegal immigration, health care and jobs. Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit emerged from five years in captivity as Hamas militants hand him over to Egyptian mediators in an exchange for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

 

Birthdays

Rock-and-roll performer Chuck Berry is 86. Sportscaster Keith Jackson is 84. Actress Dawn Wells is 74. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Mike Ditka is 73. Singer-musician Russ Giguere is 69. Actor Joe Morton is 65. Actress Pam Dawber is 62. Author Terry McMillan is 61. Writer-producer Chuck Lorre is 60. Gospel singer Vickie Winans is 59. International Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova is 56. Boxer Thomas Hearns is 54. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 52. Actress Erin Moran is 52. Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis is 51. Actor Vincent Spano is 50. Rock musician Tim Cross is 46. Tennis player Michael Stich (shteek) is 44. Singer Nonchalant is 39. Actress Joy Bryant is 38. Rock musician Peter Svenson (The Cardigans) is 38. Actor Wesley Jonathan is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer-actor Ne-Yo is 33. Country singer Josh Gracin is 32. Country musician Jesse Littleton (Marshall Dyllon) is 31. Jazz singer-musician Esperanza Spalding is 28. Actress-model Freida Pinto is 28. Actor Zac Efron is 25. Actress Joy Lauren is 23. Actor Tyler Posey is 21.

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