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Today in the SCV: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Posted: October 24, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 24, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

College of the Canyons Board of Trustees meeting

What: Joint meeting with the Associated Student Government

When: 2:30 p.m.

Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road in Santa Clarita in board meeting room, Hasley Hall 137

Contact: 661-259-7800



Depression and suicide seminar

What: Ritch Green of the Child & Family Center presents “Friend as a First Responder,” as part of College of the Canyons’ Body-Mind-Wellness series of seminars.

When: 4-6 p.m.

Where: COC, Mentry Hall Room 305, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: www.canyons.edu/bmw





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Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 24, the 298th day of 2012. There are 68 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2008, a California Highway Patrol office caught three men hunting a deer alongside Highway 14 near Golden Valley Road in Canyon Country. After receiving a call that a suspicious vehicle was parked along the highway, CHP Officer E. Shaffer responded to find three men with two rifles.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1962, a naval quarantine of Cuba ordered by President John F. Kennedy went into effect during the missile crisis; the blockade was aimed at interdicting the delivery of offensive weapons to the island.

Ten years ago: Authorities apprehended Army veteran John Allen Muhammad and teenager Lee Boyd Malvo near Myersville, Md., in the Washington-area sniper attacks. (Malvo was later sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole; Muhammad was sentenced to death and executed in 2009.) The San Francisco Giants defeated the Anaheim Angels, 16-4, to take 3-2 lead in the World Series.

Five years ago: Rapidly rising Internet star Facebook Inc. sold a 1.6 percent stake to Microsoft Corp. for $240 million, spurning a competing offer from online search leader Google Inc. The Boston Red Sox flattened the Colorado Rockies in their World Series opener at Fenway Park, 13-1.

One year ago: President Barack Obama offered mortgage relief to hundreds of thousands of Americans during a visit to Las Vegas. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, visiting Yokota Air Base in Japan, lashed out at North Korea for “reckless and provocative” acts and criticized China for a secretive expansion of its military power. The Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 for a 3-2 World Series edge.

 

Birthdays

Football Hall-of-Famer Y.A. Tittle is 86. Rock musician Bill Wyman is 76. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 73. Movie director-screenwriter David S. Ward is 67. Actor Kevin Kline is 65. Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume is 64. Country musician Billy Thomas (Terry McBride and the Ride) is 59. Actor Doug Davidson is 58. Actor B.D. Wong is 52. Rock musician Ben Gillies (Silverchair) is 33. Singer-actress Monica Arnold is 32. Rhythm-and-blues singer Adrienne Bailon (3lw) is 29. R&B singer-rapper-actor Drake is 26. Actress Shenae Grimes is 23.

 

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