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2Day in the SCV: April 3, 2010

Posted: April 2, 2010 9:41 p.m.
Updated: April 3, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Welcome to's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

Santa Clarita Century and Family Ride
What: A six-mile family ride around town on local bike paths, and 100- and 50- mile rides. A bike expo is also planned at the start and finish area.
When: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Westfield Valencia Town Center
Contact: Irene Johnson, (661) 309-3135 or  

The San Andreas Fault: From Cape Mendocino to the Mexican Border
What: Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society continues its lecture series about the San Andreas Fault. Free and open to everyone.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park, 24101 Newhall Ave.
Contact: Pat Saletore or Alan Pollack at 661-254-1275.

Easter at the Rocks
Who: Alliance of Christian Churches of Acton and Agua Dulce
What: This pageant at Vasquez Rocks depicts the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It includes live music as well as the re-enactment of the biblical events of Christs last hours. Parking and seating is available on a first come basis. Handicapped and elderly parking is available toward the front area of the pageant. Dress warm. No admission fee, but donations accepted.
When: Two Easter services at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3 and at 5 a.m. Easter Sunday
Where: Vasquez Rocks Park in Agua Dulce
Contact: Visit

Grandmothers for Peace
What: Grandmothers and Others for Peace host a peace vigil.
When: 3-4 p.m.
Where: Corner of McBean Parkway and Valencia Boulevard (mall side)

Passion play at Grace Baptist
Who: Grace Baptist Church
What: Dramatic re-enactment combines a full orchestra, 120-voice choir, and over 75 case members. Not appropriate for children 7 years and under
When: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Where: Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus
Contact: (661) 296-8737, Ext. 125, or

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Parish service
What: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Parish services hosts Easter Vigil
When: 7:30 p.m., minimum two-hour service
Where: 22508 Copper Hill Drive.
Contact: (661) 296-3180

St. Stephen's service
What: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church hosts The Great Vigil of Easter with baptisms followed by chocolate and champagne
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 24901 Orchard Village Road
Contact: (661) 259-7307 or visit 

2Day in History
Today is Saturday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2010. There are 272 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On April 3, 1860, the legendary Pony Express began carrying mail between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento. (The delivery system lasted only 18 months, giving way to the transcontinental telegraph.)

Ten years ago: U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft Corp. had violated antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on competitors. (Jackson later ordered the breakup of Microsoft, but the Justice Department ended up reaching a settlement with the software giant.)

Five years ago: A day after the death of Pope John Paul II, the body of the pontiff lay in state. Millions prayed and wept at services across the globe, as the Vatican prepared for the ritual-filled funeral and conclave that would choose a successor.

2Day's Birthdays
Actress-singer Doris Day is 87. Singer Wayne Newton is 68. Rock musician Mick Mars (Motley Crue) is 54. Actor Alec Baldwin is 52. Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy is 49. Rock singer-musician Mike Ness (Social Distortion) is 48. Rock singer Sebastian Bach is 42. Olympic gold medal ski racer Picabo Street is 39. Actress Jennie Garth is 38. Comedian Aries Spears is 35. Rock-pop singer Leona Lewis is 25. Actress Amanda Bynes is 24.

AP Odd News
Octopus with a leg up

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Nineopus. Novopus. Freak of nature. Whatever you want to call it, the nine-legged octopus probably had a leg up on all the other creatures in the Gulf of Mexico - until it was caught and found its way to Hellas Bakery and Restaurant in Florida.

Head Chef Emmanuel Psomas says he was steaming the octopus Thursday when he discovered that it seemed, well, leggier than normal. Psomas says he's cooked octopus for 40 years - it's a Greek delicacy - and has never seen one with an extra leg.
He says he counted the legs three times in disbelief.

"I'm like, this can't be," Psomas said. "I've seen a lot of octopus."

He's keeping the octopus in his refrigerator for now, but he plans to enjoy it soon with a bit of vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil and herbs.

While unusual, the extra leg on the octopus is likely due to genetic mutation, marine experts say.

Woman crashes into salon, gets her hair done
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - An 82-year-old woman who accidentally crashed her car through the front window of a southwest Michigan salon stuck around afterward for an appointment to get her hair done.

Authorities said Marion Zock was parking her Ford Fusion on Thursday outside Classic Hair Design in Kent County's Plainfield Township, near Grand Rapids, when she stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake.

Two people were injured, including an employee who returned to work after treatment and a girl with a bruised arm.

Zock told WOOD-TV her foot slipped from the brake. She's a regular customer and says she was "so embarrassed."

Stylist Kristi Dochod told WWMT-TV the crash sounded like an explosion. The salon stayed open as the car was removed, and is open during repairs.

Mega Millions

2-17-22-30-31 Mega: 19
Draw date: Friday, April 2
Jackpot: $63 million

17-23-36-38-46 Mega: 18
Draw date: Wednesday, March 31
Jackpot: $37 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, April 2

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, April 2

Daily 3
Midday: 8-3-2
Evening: 5-9-4
Draw date: Friday, April 2

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:46.66
Draw date: Friday, April 2


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