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Today in the SCV: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

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

Fourth annual Rescues On The Runway boutique 3 p.m. followed by 4 p.m. meet the rescues up for adoption and 6 p.m. dinner and celebrity catwalk and doggie contest. Guest star: Lassie. All proceeds save the lives of animals in the shelters. Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24000 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Seeking donations, vendors and volunteers. Tickets online www.rescuesontherunway.com $35 and $75. Info: 661-252-3232.

The city of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend the Fall Fine Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Old Orchard Park, located at 25032 Avenida Rotella. The show is free and provides residents with the opportunity to browse unique art pieces and handcrafted jewelry.

Info: 661-250-3778 or www.santa-clarita.com/crafts

The Agua Dulce Women’s Club, a nonprofit community organization will host a Holiday Gift Bonanza with more than 35 vendors 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Aqua Dulce Women’s Club at 33201 Aqua Dulce Canyon Road, Aqua Dulce. Info: holidaygiftbonanza@gmail.com, or visit www.adwc.org.

The USC Alumni Club of Santa Clarita invites all alumni, students, parents, friends or affinity of USC to a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov 17 at 26876 The Old Road, Valencia, as USC plays UCLA. There will be raffles and a silent auction of various prizes with entire proceeds going to the USC scholarship funds. Info: uscscvalumni@gmail.com, RSVP 661-313-4478.

The Cross Town Cowboys will be the headline act for the annual Harvest Fair held at Tesoro Adobe/ Harry Carry Rancho, 29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro, Valencia, 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 17. Admission is free. A donation of canned food is requested.

Turning Point Photography Exhibition 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, to benefit Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center. Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 Trevino Drive, Valencia. Professional photographs and stories of breast cancer survivors. refreshments, no-host bar, silent auction, raffle, opportunity drawing (beer for a year at Wolfe Creek, elegant necklace, two six-month memberships to Gold’s Gym). Info: Terry Bucknall 661-253-8824.

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Today in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 17, the 322nd day of 2012. There are 44 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1991, county officials announced that they would consider the addition of more free AIDS testing clinics. This announcement came after it was revealed that 45 SCV residents had died from the virus.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1962, Washington Dulles International Airport was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy.

Ten years ago: Abba Eban, the statesman who helped persuade the world to approve creation of Israel and dominated Israeli diplomacy for decades, died near Tel Aviv; he was 87.

Five years ago: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte delivered a blunt message to Pakistan’s military ruler, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, telling him emergency rule had to be lifted and his opponents freed ahead of elections. A Nobel-winning U.N. scientific panel said in a landmark report released in Valencia, Spain, that the Earth was hurtling toward a warmer climate at a quickening pace.

One year ago: Occupy Wall Street protesters clogged streets and tied up traffic around the U.S. to mark two months since the movement’s birth and signal they weren’t ready to quit, despite the breakup of many of their encampments by police. Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers won the NL Cy Young Award. Baseball owners unanimously approved the sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane, which will lead to the team moving from the NL Central to the AL West for the 2013 season. Demi Moore said she was ending her marriage to fellow actor Ashton Kutcher.

 

Birthdays

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., is 78. Rock musician Gerry McGee (The Ventures) is 75. Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 74. Singer-songwriter Bob Gaudio is 71. Movie director Martin Scorsese is 70. Actress Lauren Hutton is 69. Actor-director Danny DeVito is 68. “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels is 68. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tom Seaver is 68. House Speaker John Boehner is 63. Actor Stephen Root is 61. Rock musician Jim Babjak (The Smithereens) is 55. Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is 54. Actor William Moses is 53. Entertainer RuPaul is 52. Actor Dylan Walsh is 49. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice is 48. Actress Sophie Marceau is 46. Actress-model Daisy Fuentes is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ronnie DeVoe (New Edition; Bell Biv DeVoe) is 45. Actress Rachel McAdams is 34.

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