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Today in the SCV: Saturday, Nov. 3

Posted: November 3, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 3, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Hart fall canned food drive
What: William S. Hart Baseball & Softball holds a canned food drive for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Hart Complex administration complex, 23427 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: www.hartbaseball.org

Marching band tournament
What: Hart High School hosts the 29th annual Hart Rampage Marching Band Field Show Tournament featuring marching bands and color guards both local and from surrounding areas in Southern California. Costs $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, free for children under 5.
When: 10:30 a.m.; awards ceremony after 9 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: www.hartregiment.com,
661-373-7634

Santa Clarita Atheists and Freethinkers Meetup
What: Are you someone who accepts the natural over the supernatural, reality over mythology, and evidence over faith? There is a community for you! Join our group of like-minded atheists, skeptics, and freethinkers who want to meet other folks like themselves. We get together for fellowship, lively discussion and breakfast on the second Saturday of every month.
When: Today 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia
Contact: www.meetup.com/SantaClaritaAtheistsandFreethinkers

Dia de los Muertos Festival
What: “Day of the Dead” celebration and fundraiser hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. $5 suggested donation; two cans of food enters for free
When: Noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall

Live music
What: T.D. Oakes performs cover tunes at Undergrounds Coffeehouse. Free.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: info@reallifechurch.org,
661-775-2057


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Birthdays

Actress Lois Smith is 82. Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis is 79. Actor-dancer Ken Berry is 79. Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally is 73. Actor Shadoe Stevens is 66. Singer Lulu is 64. Comedian-actress Roseanne Barr is 60. Actress Kate Capshaw is 59. Comedian Dennis Miller is 59. Actress Kathy Kinney is 59. Singer Adam Ant is 58. Actor Dolph Lundgren is 55. Rock musician C.J. Pierce (Drowning Pool) is 40. Olympic gold medal figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is 30. Actress Julie Berman (TV: “General Hospital”) is 29.

Today in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 3, the 308th day of 2012. There are 58 days left in the year. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m. local time. Clocks go back one hour.

On this date in the SCV: In 1996, SCV voters took to the polls fearful that they weren’t informed about the issues following a shortage of sample ballots in the area. While plenty of voters guides were sent around, the smaller sample ballots were in short supply.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 3, 1992, Democrat Bill Clinton was elected the 42nd president of the United States, defeating President George H.W. Bush. In Illinois, Democrat Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

Ten years ago: A CIA Predator drone fired a missile at a car in Yemen, killing al-Qaida’s top operative in that country (Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi). Boston Marathon champion Rodgers Rop of Kenya won the New York City Marathon in 2:08:07. Joyce Chepchumba of Kenya finished in 2:25:56 to capture the women’s title. Actor Jonathan Harris died in Encino, at age 87.

Five years ago: Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan. United Auto Workers agreed to a tentative contract with Ford Motor Co. Two astronauts conducted a successful spacewalk to save a ripped solar wing on the space station.

One year ago: Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou abandoned his explosive plan to put a European rescue deal to a popular vote. Former San Francisco Giants outfielder Matty Alou died in his native Dominican Republic at age 72.

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