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Today in the SCV: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Posted: February 23, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 23, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Today in the SCV

Lasagna Dinner
The Xi Nu Zeta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will hold its annual Lasagna Dinner tonight at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Money raised from the event goes to the Santa Clarita Scholarship Foundation. Tickets to the Lasagna Dinner are $30 per person. Call Barbara 661-259-1649.

Celebrity Waiter Dinner
The SCV Senior Center Celebrity Waiter Dinner will be held  today at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, with tickets costing $100 per person. Info: 661-259-9444 or visit

Tax workshop
The Zonta Club of SCV is hosting a Life Forward workshop on tax survival tactics 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Single Mothers Outreach, 26881 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country. Slated to be presenters are Luis Bravo and Monica Crosthwaite. Event is free. Info: 661-288-0117 or

Bowling tournament
The Annual No-Tap Bowling Tournament and Fundraiser to Benefit Individuals with Developmental Disabilities will take place 1 p.m. today at Valencia Lanes. Along with bowling, the fundraiser will feature a silent auction. Sponsorship of one lane is $225, with two lanes costing $400. For additional info contact 661-296-4761 or or

Castaic Lake hike
The Castaic Lake Fit-For-Fun community walking and hiking program will stage a hike up Fisherman’s Trail to Pine Ridge 9 a.m. today. Hiking route is considered difficult, and those in attendance are advised to bring bottled water, energy snacks, and wear proper clothing for physical activity. Info: 661-257-4050.

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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2013. There are 311 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1994, Michael Quinn stepped in as the new captain of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Quinn began work for the sheriff’s department nearly 30 years earlier, in 1966.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1863, British explorers John H. Speke and James A. Grant announced they had found the source of the Nile River to be Lake Victoria. (This finding was disputed by Speke’s colleague, Richard F. Burton, who felt that proof was lacking, but the lake is now considered the Nile’s source.).

Ten years ago: In West Warwick, R.I., relatives of the victims of a deadly nightclub fire were allowed to walk up to the charred rubble to pray and say goodbye. Norah Jones won five Grammys, including album and record of the year.

Five years ago: Defense Secretary Robert Gates and other U.S. officials held daylong meetings with Australian leaders in Canberra. Former United Auto Workers president Douglas A. Fraser died in Southfield, Mich., at age 91.

One year ago: President Barack Obama, speaking in Miami, sought to confront public anxiety over rising gasoline prices as he promoted the expansion of domestic oil and gas exploration, as well as the development of new forms of energy. Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan was appointed the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy on the Syrian crisis.


Actor Peter Fonda is 73. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff is 70. Author John Sandford is 69. Singer-musician Johnny Winter is 69. Country-rock musician Rusty Young is 67. Actress Patricia Richardson is 62. Rock musician Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) is 61. Singer Howard Jones is 58. Rock musician Michael Wilton (Queensryche) is 51. Country singer Dusty Drake is 49. Actress Kristin Davis is 48. Tennis player Helena Sukova is 48. Actor Marc Price is 45. Actress Niecy Nash is 43. Rock musician Jeff Beres (Sister Hazel) is 42. Country singer Steve Holy is 41. Rock musician Lasse (loss) Johansson (The Cardigans) is 40. Actress Kelly Macdonald is 37. Actress Emily Blunt is 30. Actor Aziz Ansari is 30. Actress Dakota Fanning is 19.


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