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Today in the SCV: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

Posted: December 27, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: December 27, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

Gently used clothing needed
Wayman Cleaners is collecting gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories such as purses to distribute to the homeless and low-income populations in and around the SCV. Clothes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Wayman Cleaners, 23120 Lyons Ave, Suite 15, New-hall. Info: 661-259-5857.

Read With Me! seeks volunteer readers
The SCV Education Foundation is looking for volunteers to assist students improve their reading skills in local public schools for this school year. You will have an opportunity to impact a child’s life, gain a new friend and a new sense of purpose. For more information visit www.scveducationfoundation.org or contact Ann Unger at aunger@scveducationfoundation.org or 661-414-4465.

Domestic Violence Center counseling
The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita will be offering free group sessions for survivors of domestic violence 10.-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  All group sessions are free and will be held at 24509 Walnut St. Newhall, CA   91321. Info:  661-259-8175.

Project Return self-help group
Peer support self-help group meets weekly 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon-2 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, suite 200, Valencia. Info: 661-288-4800.

Unwanted paint
SCV disposal sites
Santa Clarita community members can now dispose of used or unwanted paint for free at three local drop-off sites, including Sherwin-Williams, Vista Paint and Dunn Edwards. Sherwin-Williams is located at 21021 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country; Vista Paint is located at 20655 Soledad Canyon #1, Canyon Country and Dunn Edwards is located at 25520 The Old Road, Valencia. To find other paint drop-off locations in Southern California, visit the Statewide Database at Paintcare.org/California.

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Today in history

Today isThursday, Dec. 27, the 362nd day of 2012. There are four days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: On this day in 2010, 20-year-old Michael Dean Stephens was found guilty of the murder of Joshua Pipho in a 2007 drunken brawl. After just over two years of legal processing, Stephens was charged with second degree murder after he stabbed Pipho and Chad Weitz an alleged 16 times with a pocket knife before hitting both with his car on Nov. 23, 2007.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 27, 1932, New York City’s Radio City Music Hall opened to the public in midtown Manhattan.

Ten years ago: A suicide truck-bomb attack destroyed the headquarters of Chechnya’s Moscow-backed government, killing 72 people. Clonaid, a company founded by a religious sect that believes in space aliens, announced it had produced the world’s first cloned baby, a claim subsequently dismissed by scientists for lack of proof.

Five years ago: Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated during a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan following a campaign rally. Kenya held an election pitting incumbent president Mwai Kibaki (mwy kih-BAH’-kee) against opposition candidate Raila Odinga (RY’-luh oh-DING’-uh); both candidates ended up claiming victory in a vote that observers said was seriously flawed.

One year ago: Tens of thousands of defiant Syrian protesters thronged the streets of Homs, calling for the execution of President Bashar Assad shortly after his army pulled its tanks back and allowed Arab League monitors in for the first time to the city at the heart of the anti-government uprising.

Birthdays

Rockabilly musician Scotty Moore is 81. Actor John Amos is 73. Actress Charmian Carr (Film: “The Sound of Music”) is 70. ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts is 69. Rock musician Mick Jones (Foreigner) is 68. Singer Tracy Nelson is 68. Actor Gerard Depardieu is 64. Jazz singer-musician T.S. Monk is 63. Singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff is 61. Actress Tovah Feldshuh is 60. Rock musician David Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 60. Journalist-turned-politician Arthur Kent is 59. Actress Maryam D’Abo is 52. Country musician Jeff Bryant is 50. Actor Ian Gomez is 48. Actress Theresa Randle is 48. Actress Eva LaRue is 46. Former professional wrestler and actor Bill Goldberg is 46. Actress Tracey Cherelle Jones is 43.

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