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Today in the SCV: Thursday, Nov. 1 2012

Posted: November 1, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 1, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

Parks, Recreation and Community Services meeting

What: The city of Santa Clarita’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission holds a regular meeting. Members of the public wishing to address the commission may do so by completing a speaker’s slip upon arrival at the meeting. There is a three minute time limit per person.

When: First Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.

Where: City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

Contact: Commission secretary at 661-255-4945



Farmers market

What: The city of Santa Clarita hosts a farmers market with vendors and fresh produce. Free.

When: 4-8 p.m.

Where: Main Street in Newhall

Contact: 661-250-3787



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Today in history

Today is Thursday, Nov. 1, the 306th day of 2012. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day.

On this date in the SCV: In 1999, a Colombian national caught with 100 pounds of Cocaine in Newhall was freed after a deputy district attorney rejected the case against him. The man in question, 19-year-old Julian Roberto Zuluaga, was reported to have $12 million worth of drugs. There was no official statement given as to why the case was rejected, as any details released jeopardized a larger ongoing investigation.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 1, 1512, Michelangelo’s just-completed paintings on the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel were publicly unveiled by the artist’s patron, Pope Julius II.

Ten years ago: A federal judge approved most provisions of an antitrust settlement between Microsoft and the Justice Department. A Russian spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and a Belgian astronaut docked with the international space station. Queen Elizabeth II’s surprise revelation that she knew butler Paul Burrell had taken some of Princess Diana’s possessions for safekeeping prompted prosecutors to drop theft charges against the servant.

Five years ago: British college student Meredith Kercher, 21, was found slain in her bedroom in Perugia, Italy; her roommate, American Amanda Knox and Knox’s Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were later convicted of killing Kercher, but both had their guilty verdicts overturned. (Rudy Guede, a petty criminal who was convicted separately, remains imprisoned.) Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets, who’d piloted the B-29 bomber Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died in Columbus, Ohio, at age 92. Less than a week after workers ratified a new contract, Chrysler announced 12,000 job cuts.

One year ago: Europe’s days-old plan to solve its crippling debt crisis and restore faith in the global economy was thrown into chaos by Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s stunning decision to call a referendum on the country’s latest rescue package. (Papandreou dropped the referendum plan two days later.) Embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball reached an agreement to sell the troubled franchise. Dorothy Rodham, 92, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, died in Washington.

 

Birthdays

Actress Betsy Palmer is 86. Actor Robert Foxworth is 71. Actress Marcia Wallace is 70. Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is 70. Rhythm-and-blues musician Ronald Khalis Bell (Kool and the Gang) is 61. Country singer-songwriter-producer Keith Stegall is 58. Country singer Lyle Lovett is 55. Actress Rachel Ticotin is 54. Rock singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 50. Rock musician Rick Allen (Def Leppard) is 49. Country singer “Big Kenny” Alphin (Big and Rich) is 49. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 48. Rapper Willie D (Geto Boys) is 46. Country musician Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive) is 43. Actress Toni Collette is 40. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 40. Rock musician Andrew Gonzales is 40. Actress Aishwarya Rai is 39. Rock singer Bo Bice (“American Idol”) is 37. Actor Penn Badgley is 26. Actor Max Burkholder is 15. Actor-musician Alex Wolff is 15.

 

 

 

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