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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Posted: April 14, 2010 8:10 p.m.
Updated: April 15, 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.

Hazard mitigation plan workshop
What: The city of Santa Clarita hosts a workshop about the hazard mitigation plan, which identifies ways to reduce the risks of local natural hazards.
When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Sports Complex Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway

Transferable skills
Who: Santa Clarita WorkSource
What: Guests can assess their skills, identify their accomplishments and learn to target employers who will match what they are looking for.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyon's University Center - 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Suite 250
Contact: (661) 799-WORK

Santa Clarita Valley Council PTA's Expo
What: The SCV Council PTA hosts an expo for local businesses and community resource organizations. Representatives from SCV schools will attend this event.
When: 5-7 p.m.
Where: La Mesa Junior High, 26623 May Way
Contact: Nancy A. Heaps, (661) 255-1095 or e-mail

Arts Commission meeting
What: Arts Commission meeting
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Ste. 100
Contact: Arts and Events office, (661) 286-4018

Foreign-currency trading workshop
What: Free two-hour meeting on FOREX trading, designed to provide an overview of foreign-currency exchange marketplace
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive
Contact: (661) 713-5021

Castaic Union School District meeting
What: Castaic Union School District holds a meeting of the governing board.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: District Office, 28131 Livingston Ave.
Contact: (661) 257-4500

Game of the Day
What: The Saugus Varsity Softball Team will play a Foothill League game against Hart High School in memory of Lauren Blaire, a Saugus catcher killed by a drunk driver on January 11, 1998. There will be a 50/50 raffle to help maintain the scholarship fund in her name.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Hart ASA Softball Complex, 23427 Valencia Blvd.

2Day in History
Today is Thursday, April 15, the 105th day of 2010. There are 260 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died, nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington. Andrew Johnson became the nation's 17th president.

Ten years ago: The world's leading financial officials, meeting in Washington, pledged cooperation to promote global prosperity. Meanwhile, anti-globalization protesters swarmed through the heart of the nation's capital.

Five years ago: A Paris hotel fire killed 24 people, many of them African immigrants. A Russian rocket blasted off from the Central Asian steppes, catapulting three crew members on a two-day journey to the International Space Station.

2Day's Birthdays
Actor Michael Ansara is 88. Country singer Roy Clark is 77. Author and politician Jeffrey Archer is 70. Rock singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is 66. Actress Lois Chiles is 63. Writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is 63. Actress Amy Wright is 60. Columnist Heloise is 59. Actress-screenwriter Emma Thompson is 51. Actor Flex Alexander is 40. Actor Danny Pino is 36. Actor-writer Seth Rogen is 28.Actress Emma Watson is 20.

AP Odd News
Assault with a reptile

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Police in South Carolina say an argument between two motel guests ended when one of the men was hit in the head with a snake.

Rock Hill police say the victim told officers that he argued Tuesday night with 29-year-old Tony Smith over loud music coming from Smith's room.

The dispute appeared to be over, but the man told police Smith walked up to him several hours later with a 4-foot python and hit him in the face with the snake's head.

Smith surrendered the snake to family members before police handcuffed him and took him to jail.

Smith was charged with assault and battery. He remains in the Rock Hill jail on a nearly $1,100 bond and jail officials did not know if he had an attorney.

Mustache backers seek tax break
ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's time that mustached Americans got in on the stimulus money. At least that's the proposal being pushed by tax policy professor John Yeutter and the St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute. The tongue-in-cheek group dubs itself "the world's only facial hair advocacy and research organization."

On the eve of the deadline to file income tax returns, the professor and the AMI are pushing for a $250 annual tax incentive for people with mustaches. The funds would be used for mustache grooming supplies.

The AMI said the current system "provides a disincentive for the clean-shaven to enjoy the mustached American lifestyle."

The AMI said the stimulus money could be used not only for trimming instruments but "for wax, combs and mirrors."

Suspect fails to hide the evidence
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) - Authorities said a man who escaped from the back of a police car in New Jersey tried to gnaw off his fingerprints. Police captured Keith Simmonds Jr. in Middletown on Monday. Authorities said the 21-year-old's fingertips were bloodied.

Atlantic Highlands police arrested Simmonds and a passenger in his vehicle on drug charges after officers stopped them and said they found marijuana on Sunday night.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

3-12-27-39-47 Mega: 32
Draw date: Tuesday, April 13
Jackpot: $122 million

16-34-37-44-47 Mega: 22
Draw date: Wednesday, April 14
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, April 14

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, April 14

Daily 3
Midday: 0-2-0
Evening: 3-9-8
Draw date: Wednesday, April 14

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 06 Whirl Win
3rd: 09 Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:46.59
Draw date: Wednesday, April 14


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