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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, April 29, 2010

Posted: April 28, 2010 9:16 p.m.
Updated: April 29, 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 Public Workshops

What: The city of Santa Clarita hosts a workshop to familiarize residents with the hazard mitigation plan, which helps city planners identify, evaluate and assess ways to reduce the risk of local natural hazards.
When: 4-5 p.m.
Where: City Hall’s Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia
Contact: Donna Nuzzi at (661) 250-3721 or

Community gardens meeting

What: Community Gardens meeting for all those interested in forming community vegetable gardens in Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country and Newhall.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: 23855 Arroyo Park Drive, meeting room of Stonecreek Apartments, Valencia
Contact:  (661) 645-6459 or e-mail

West Ranch High School’s ‘Stage Door’
What: The theater department at West Ranch High School presents “Stage Door,” a 1936 comedy by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman (Tickets $8).
When: Today through Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: West Ranch Theater, 26255 Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch
Contact: Reservations and information, Christopher Cook at (661) 222-1220, ext. 601

Golden Valley High School performs ‘Grease’
What: The Golden Valley theater department presents “Grease” (Tickets $12)
When: Golden Valley Theater, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway
Where: today through Saturday, 7 p.m.
Contact: Reservations and information, Janie Prucha at (661) 298-8140, ext. 1616

Game of the Day
Who: West Ranch at Saugus softball
When: 3:15 p.m.
Where: Saugus softball field, 21900 West Centurion Way, Saugus

Don’t go there

What: The city of Santa Clarita will close lanes to fix a water leak.
When: Today through Friday
Where: A closure the No. 2 and No. 3 lanes on the northbound side of Golden Valley Road north of Valley Center Drive.
When: Lane 3 (far right lane) will be closed for the duration of the construction, with lane 2 (middle lane) closed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during construction.
Contact: Hoon Hahn, senior engineer for the city, (661) 255-4953

Closures for Highway 14 freeway and Interstate 5
What: The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, closes Highway 14 freeway and Interstate-5 lanes, ramps and connectors as part of a $161-million improvement project to construct carpool lanes and a direct carpool lane connector at the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange.
When: Through Friday
Where/When: Southbound Highway 14 freeway connector to northbound Interstate 5, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.; I-5: northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; One lane of the northbound truck route collector road: 5-9 a.m.; southbound I-5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2day in history
Today is Thursday, April 29, the 119th day of 2010. There are 246 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On April 29, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp; the same day, Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun and designated Adm. Karl Doenitz president.

Ten years ago:  Tens of thousands of angry Cuban-Americans marched peacefully through Miami’s Little Havana, protesting the raid in which armed federal agents yanked 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez from the home of relatives.

Five years ago
: Insurgents unleashed a series of car bombings and other attacks across Iraq, killing at least 41 people, including three U.S. soldiers.

One year ago: The World Health Organization raised its alert level for swine flu to its next-to-highest notch.

2day's birthdays
Actress Celeste Holm is 93. Poet Rod McKuen is 77. Actor Keith Baxter is 77. Singer Tommy James is 63. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 56. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is 53. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is 52. Singer Carnie Wilson is 42. Actress Uma Thurman is 40. Tennis player Andre Agassi is 40. Rapper Master P is 40. Country singer James Bonamy is 38. Actor Tyler Labine is 32. NFL player Tommie Harris is 27. Actor Zane Carney is 25.

Demolished the wrong house
DENTON, Texas (AP) — A woman was trying to figure out what to do after a demolition crew wrongly tore down most of her house, instead of one across the street. Francis Howard told the Denton Record-Chronicle that “I don’t have the words to say” about what happened to her family’s longtime home. The 69-year-old woman, who lives with her son in Frisco, said Monday that the family had resided in the Denton home for 47 years.

Much of the house was demolished April 21.

City records show the house that was supposed to be demolished was ordered in January to be repaired or torn down, due to unkept lawns, outside storage, junked vehicles and failure to secure the structure.

The landlord of the property that was to have been demolished declined comment.

Retired pastor from Diamond finds unusual diamond
MURFREESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A retired minister from Diamond, Mo., may have been destined to find a diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park. But Mack Evans said the 4.89-carat rock he discovered recently didn’t even look like a diamond, and he almost threw it away.

The grayish-white diamond, which is the size of a jellybean, is called a “Ghost Diamond.”

Park interpreter Margi Jenks said most diamonds form as a single crystal, but occasionally an aggregate like the one Evans found will pop up.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

23-37-41-50-55 Mega: 6
Draw date: Tuesday, April. 27
Jackpot: $224 million

1-9-15-16-29 Mega: 9
Draw date: Wednesday, April 28
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, April 28

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, April 28

Daily 3
Midday: 2-5-4
Evening: 6-1-7
Draw date: Wednesday, April 28

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 08 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:48.64
Draw date: Wednesday, April 28


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