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2Day in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 2, 2010

Posted: August 1, 2010 10:30 p.m.
Updated: August 2, 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.

DivorceCare and Divorce-Care for Kids
DivorceCare meets weekly to help adults and children recover from the pain of separation and divorce. Learn to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. DivorceCare Kids is designed for children 5-12.
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Valencia Hills Church Offices, 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, Santa Clarita 91345
(661) 755-1885

Vacation Bible School
Santa Clarita Baptist Church hosts a free vacation Bible school.
When: Through Friday, 6-8:30 p.m.
27249 Luther Drive, Canyon Country 91351

Newhall Redevelopment Committee
The city’s Newhall Redevelopment Committee hosts its monthly meeting.
7 p.m.
Santa Clarita City Hall, Century Conference Room, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

Don’t go there
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.
Through Friday
Highway 14: up to two lanes of the southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 7-11 p.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to northbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Interstate 5: one lane of the northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11-11:59 p.m. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m.-5 a.m.; one lane of the southbound truck route collector road: 7-11 p.m.; southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 9 p.m.-5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9-11:59 p.m.

2day in history
Today is Monday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2010. There are 151 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. (The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.)

Ten years ago: Republicans awarded Texas Gov. George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.

Five years ago:  An Air France jetliner from Paris skidded off a runway at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and burst into flames; all 309 people aboard survived.

One year ago: A mystery from the 1991 Gulf War was finally solved as the Pentagon announced that the remains of missing Navy pilot Michael “Scott” Speicher had been found.

2day's birthdays
Former Sen. Paul Laxalt (R-Nev.) is 88. Actor Peter O’Toole is 78. Country singer Hank Cochran is 75. Movie director Wes Craven is 71. Singer Mojo Nixon is 53. Actress Victoria Jackson is 51. Actress Apollonia is 51. Actress Mary-Louise Parker is 46. Rock musician John Stanier is 42. Writer-actor-director Kevin Smith is 40. Actor Sam Worthington is 34. Rock musician Devon Glenn is 30. Actress Hallie Eisenberg is 18.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
11-30-40-48-52 Mega: 42
Draw date: Friday, July 30
Jackpot: $33 million
6-13-37-43-47 Mega: 15
Draw date: Saturday, July 31
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 1

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 1

Daily 3
Midday: 5-9-5
Evening: 5-8-2
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 1

Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 06 Whirl Win
3rd: 02 Lucky Star
Race time: 1:49.25
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 1


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