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2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

Posted: August 17, 2010 2:14 p.m.
Updated: August 18, 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.

SCAAN support group
What: Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network, SCAAN, hosts a morning support group meeting.
When: 9-11 a.m.
Where: North L.A. County Regional Center Conference Room, 28470 Ave. Stanford, Santa Clarita 91390

Free hearing check
What: Audiology Associates provides free hearing checks.
When: 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (818) 508-9626

Free lectures, health clinics
What: The Senior Center hosts free lectures and blood pressure checks. Alan Benedict of Neptune Society presents “Why Americans are choosing cremation over in-ground burials.”
When: Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Room A6, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (818) 508-9626

WorkSource workshop

What: The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts an orientation about the enterprise zone.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Suite 250, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-9675

SCV Optimist Club

What: The SCV Optimist Club hosts a meeting.
When: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Greenhouse Cafe, 26586 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: Alan Wykoff at (661) 251-8695 or

Canyon Country Advisory Committee
What: The Canyon Country Advisory Committee hosts a meeting covering a proposed 32-acre facility for special-needs children, the city’s private library proposal and an update on SCV Sanitation District fees.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91390
Contact: (661) 713-9344

Hart district meeting
What: The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board hosts a regular meeting.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: District office, 21515 Centre Pointe Parkway
Contact: (661) 259-0033

Cruise Lyons Avenue to Main Street
What: A cruise night for local car enthusiasts. Cruise down Lyons Avenue, turn right on Main Street and cruise downtown Newhall to find parking.
When: Every third Wednesday through October at 7-10 p.m.
Where: Parking lot by Caston’s Appliances on Lyons Avenue
Contact: (661) 255-7087

‘Celebrate Recovery’
What: Meeting for women recovering from anger, co-dependency, emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
When: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 775-1885

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 Friday
Where/When: Highway 14: southbound Highway 14 truck route connector to southbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m.-5 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Interstate 5: one lane of the northbound truck route collector road: 5-9 a.m.; northbound 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: 7 p.m.-6 a.m.; up to three lanes of southbound Interstate 5 from Highway 14 to Balboa Boulevard: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9-11:59 p.m.; southbound Interstate 5 truck route collector road: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.; up to two lanes of southbound Interstate 5 from Weldon Canyon to Highway 14: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.

2day in history
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2010. There are 135 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 18, 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke Island in North Carolina. (However, the Roanoke colony ended up mysteriously disappearing.)

Ten years ago: Fresh from the Democratic National Convention, Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman shoved off from the banks of the Mississippi on a riverboat cruise to stir excitement for their freshly launched White House campaign.

Five years ago: Cindy Sheehan, who’d started an anti-war demonstration near President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch nearly two weeks earlier, left the camp after learning her mother had suffered a stroke, but told supporters the protest would go on.

2day’s Birthdays
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is 83. Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski is 77. Attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi is 76. Olympic gold medal decathlete Rafer Johnson is 75. Actor-director Robert Redford is 74. Singer Johnny Preston is 71. Actor Christopher Jones is 69. Actor Henry G. Sanders is 68. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sarah Dash (LaBelle) is 67. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 67. Rock musician Dennis Elliott is 60.

AP Odd News
Wisc. police: Don’t dress and drive

BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin (AP) — A driver who tried to change his sweaty clothes while driving through a Milwaukee suburb was stopped by police but let off with a warning. Police said that when they pulled the 54-year-old over in Brookfield Aug. 13, he complained he was uncomfortable in his clothes because he had spent a sweltering day at the Wisconsin State Fair.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that police warned the man against indecent exposure and advised him to finish changing at home.


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