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2Day in the SCV: Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

Posted: August 12, 2010 2:28 p.m.
Updated: August 13, 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.


WorkSource workshop
What: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts a Bank of America recruitment event.
When: 2-4:30 p.m.
Where: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Suite 250, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-9675

Back-to-school festival
What: The Paseo Club hosts “Back to School Kid’s Bash.” Tickets cost $7 for children and adults, and include food and lots of activities including pony rides, raffles and vendors. RSVP required.
When: 5-9 p.m.
Where: 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: Melissa McAvoy at (661) 257-0044, ext. 110

Valencia Marketplace Concert
What: The Summer Sunset Concerts at Valencia Marketplace featuring the group Imagine.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Old Road between McBean Parkway and Lyons Avenue/Pico Canyon Road

Lexus Jazz & Blues Concert Series
What: Top jazz and blues recording artists in the world will pair with a variety of interactive programming for the entire family as well as a variety of food and beverages, including wine and beer for adults. Admission is free. Nelsen Adelard headlining.
When: 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway in Valencia

Square and round dance club

What: Sierra Hillbillies hosts square and round dances. Rick Gittelman will call squares and Cindy Mower will cue rounds.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 298-7794 or

‘Celebrate Recovery’
What: The group “Celebrate Recovery,” a 12-step recovery program, hosts a free meeting.
When: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, Valencia 91355
Contact: David Taylor at (818) 625-4319

‘Side Man’
What: Repertory East Playhouse hosts its production of “Side Man” by Warren Leight. Intended for mature audiences only. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors.
When: Through Aug. 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 288-0000 or

‘The Odd Couple’
What: Canyon Theatre Guild hosts its production of “The Odd Couple,” a comedy by Neil Simon. Tickets cost $10-12.
When: Through Aug. 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: 24242 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 799-2702

Don’t go there
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 today
Where/When: Highway 14: one lane of the southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m.-5 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: 10 a.m.-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.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9-11:59 p.m.

Today’s Highlight in History:
Today is Friday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2010. There are 140 days left in the year.

On Aug. 13, 1910, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, died in London at age 90.

Ten years ago: On the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, 3,500 protesters demonstrated against police brutality and in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, on death row for killing a Philadelphia police officer.

Five years ago: The Pentagon said for the second time since the Iraq war began that it was replacing body armor for U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, citing a need for better protection.

One year ago: The Philadelphia Eagles signed Michael Vick to a one-year deal, prompting criticism from animal rights activists over his role in a dogfighting ring.

2day’s birthdays
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is 84. Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 77. High wire aerialist Philippe Petit is 61. Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke is 61. Golf Hall of Famer Betsy King is 55. Movie director Paul Greengrass is 55. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 51. Actor John Slattery is 48. Actress Quinn Cummings is 43. Actress Seana Kofoed is 40. Country singer Andy Griggs is 37. Pop-rock singer James Morrison is 26.


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