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Today in the SCV: Friday Feb. 15, 2013

Posted: February 15, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 15, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

Nominations sought
Zonta Club of SCV seeks nomination for “Women in Service.” The Women in Service celebration allows the community to recognize women in SCV who have made a difference in the community or improved the status of women. Participating organizations nominate a member, after which one person will be selected for the Carmen Sarro Award. Nominations must be returned by Feb. 22. Celebration event will be held Saturday, March 23, at Robinson Ranch. Info: Nominations are available at www.scvzonta.org or call 661-252-9351.

Barefoot music nights
Join YogaWorks as we showcase local talented singer-songwriters. Admission is free and open to all ages. Enjoy live music, refreshments and mingling with other music lovers from 8-10 p.m. today at 23951 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, 91355. Also get a free week pass to return and try some yoga classes. For more information go to www.yogaworks.com.


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Today in history

Today is Friday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2013. There are 319 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1983, local sheriff’s deputies halted three men who had been running a mobile variety store from their Chevrolet Impala. The operation was discovered when a drug store employee claimed he saw one of the three men shoplifting cartons of cigarettes.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that mortally wounded Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak; gunman Giuseppe Zangara was executed more than four weeks later.

Ten years ago: Millions of protesters around the world demonstrated against the prospect of a U.S. attack on Iraq.

Five years ago: Business tycoon Steve Fossett, 63, was declared dead by a judge in Cook County, Ill., five months after his small plane vanished after taking off from an airstrip near Yerington, Nev. (Fossett’s remains were discovered in late October 2008 in California’s Sierra Nevada.)

One year ago: Congressional negotiators sealed an agreement on legislation to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more. In defiant swipes at its foes, Iran said it was dramatically closer to mastering the production of nuclear fuel even as the U.S. weighed tougher pressure on the Tehran government.

Birthdays

Former Illinois Congressman John Anderson is 91. Former Defense and Energy Secretary James Schlesinger is 84.  Author Susan Brownmiller is 78. Songwriter Brian Holland is 72. Jazz musician Henry Threadgill is 69. Actress Jane Seymour is 62. Singer Melissa Manchester is 62. Actress Lynn Whitfield is 60. “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is 59. Model Janice Dickinson is 58. Actor Joseph R. Gannascoli is 54. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green is 53. Country singer Michael Reynolds (Pinmonkey) is 49. Rock musician Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool) is 42. Actress Renee O’Connor is 42. Actress Sarah Wynter is 40. Actor-director Miranda July is 39. Rock singer Brandon Boyd (Incubus) is 37. Rock musician Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers) is 37. Actress Ashley Lyn Cafagna is 30. Blues-rock musician Gary Clark Jr. is 29. Actress Amber Riley (TV: “Glee”) is 27.

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