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2Day in the SCV: Sunday, July 25, 2010

Posted: July 24, 2010 3:37 p.m.
Updated: July 25, 2010 4:30 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.

‘Let’s go to the beach’
What: The city of Santa Clarita Transit provides bus service to and from Santa Monica. Costs $3 for all children and adults, $1.50 for senior citizens (60+) and persons with disabilities (with proper ID). See website for routes and pick-up locations.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 5
Contact: (661) 294-1287 or visit

Dine to Defeat
What: Inca Bistro will host a Dine to Defeat fundraiser for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. A percentage of your bill will be donated to help children with cancer.
When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 22896 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita 91390
Contact: (661) 297-5824

Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club
What: Hear live swing music played by Jimmy McConnell Big Band, free half hour swing lessons at 1:30 p.m., jamming musicians welcome, dancers of all ages invited. Costs $6 for Senior Center members, $7 for jazz club members and $10 for nonmembers.
Where: Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
When: Fourth Sunday of every month at 2 p.m.
Contact: Russ Evans at (661) 254-4220

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
What: The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club hosts its monthly meeting. Club is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences. Call for location.
When: Fourth Sunday of every month at 4 p.m.
Contact: (661) 259-6437

Artist Revolution
Guild Art Show

What: Live art and music by multiple local artists, including Stephen Shepard and Mellissa Knowlton. Ages 21 and up.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Vu Ultrabar, 22505 8th St., Newhall 91321

‘Shakespeare in the Park’
What: Shakespeare in the Park opens “The Tempest.” Free to attend with food, refreshments and preshow activities available at 6:30 p.m.
When: Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 1 at 8-10 p.m.
Where: Towsley Canyon Park, 24507 The Old Road, Santa Clarita 91390

2day in history
Today is Sunday, July 25, the 206th day of 2010. There are 159 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 25, 1960, a Woolworth’s store in Greensboro, N.C. that had been the scene of a sit-in protest against its whites-only lunch counter dropped its segregation policy as it served three of its black employees at the counter.

Ten years ago: A New York-bound Air France Concorde crashed outside Paris shortly after takeoff, killing all 109 people on board and four people on the ground; it was the first-ever crash of the supersonic jet.

Five years ago: The AFL-CIO splintered as the Service Employees International Union and the Teamsters announced they were leaving the labor federation. Cpl. Dustin Berg, an Indiana National Guard soldier, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of an Iraqi police officer.

The Empire strikes bank
SETAUKET, New York (AP) — Times must be tough back at the Empire.

A bank robber dressed as “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader made off with an undetermined amount of cash after pointing a handgun at startled tellers inside a Chase bank branch on Long Island.

Detectives say the man walked into the bank shortly before noon Thursday wearing a full head mask and a blue cape. The only part of the uniform that was out of place were his camouflage pants. And that handgun — no light saber.

Suffolk County police detective Sgt. William Lamb told reporters that at least one customer at the time didn’t think the theft was legit. The customer, whose identity was not released, can be seen cowering on the floor in a surveillance camera photo, moments after the robber shoved him away.

“The customer thought it might have been a joke and not a serious attempt at a robbery,” Lamb told the Daily News.
The only other description of the suspect was his height: between 6 feet and 6-foot-2. He was last seen running across a parking lot.

“I thought it was pretty comical, but I guess this guy was pretty serious about needing some money,” Michael Aloisio, who works at a nearby restaurant and saw the bandit run past, told the New York Post.

“I think we need more police and more security here,” said Louie Lin, 24, who works at a Chinese restaurant in the shopping center where the bank is located and saw the robber. “People need money so bad nowadays. ... Maybe next time they will come here and steal from us too.”

California Lottery
Mega Millions
16-19-39-44-49 Mega: 26
Draw date: Friday, July 23
Jackpot: $24 million 

09-13-15-18-25 Mega: 12
Draw date: Saturday, July 24
Jackpot: $12 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, July 24

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, July 24

Daily 3
Midday: 4-8-4
Evening: 9-8-9
Draw date: Saturday, July 24

Daily Derby
1st: 12 Lucky Charms
2nd: 1 Gold Rush
3rd: 8 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:49.12
Draw date: Saturday, July 24


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