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2Day in the SCV: Friday, Aug. 20, 2010

Posted: August 19, 2010 9:06 p.m.
Updated: August 20, 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.

Blood drive
What: Real Financial Strategies hosts a blood drive. Appointment required.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 26650 The Old Road, Suite 150, Stevenson Ranch 91381

WorkSource workshop
What: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts a Bank of America recruitment event for job seekers.
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

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 the adults. Admission is free. Delgado Brothers headlining.
When: 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway in Valencia

‘One Hit Wonder’
What: Dance fundraiser to benefit Single Mothers Outreach, featuring 80s music and costume contest, appetizers, raffle prizes and retro drink specials. Tickets cost $35 per person, $60 per couple.
When: 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia 91355

‘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 Street, 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 Street, 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: 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.

Today is Friday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2010. There are 133 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 20, 1940, during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid tribute to the Royal Air Force before the House of Commons, saying, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Exiled Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Coyoacan, Mexico by Ramon Mercader, a Spanish Communist agent working at the behest of Josef Stalin.

Ten years ago: Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship in a playoff over Bob May, becoming the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one year.

One year ago: The only man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 returned home to Libya after his release from a Scottish prison.

2day's birthdays
Writer-producer-director Walter Bernstein is 91. U.S. special envoy George Mitchell is 77. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is 75. Baseball All-Star Graig Nettles is 66. Broadcast journalist Connie Chung is 64. Musician Jimmy Pankow (Chicago) is 63. Actor John Noble is 62. Rock singer Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 62. Country singer Rudy Gatlin is 58. Singer-songwriter John Hiatt is 58. Actor-director Peter Horton is 57.

AP Odd News
Rodent-free dairy, please
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky  (AP) — A Kentucky family has sued Wal-Mart, saying they found a dead mouse in a milk container the family had been drinking from for three days. The Courier-Journal reported that Robert and Rosalind Grant and their 23-month-old granddaughter sought medical attention and treatment in May after finding the mouse. The family filed suit in Jefferson Circuit Court on Monday.

Wal-Mart spokesman Phillip Keene said the retail giant takes quality and safety seriously and is looking into the complaint, along with the supplier, Ohio-based Superior Dairy Inc.

The Louisville paper reported that the child had blood in her stool from drinking the tainted milk.

The Grants claim they bought the milk May 1 at Sam’s Club, which is owned by Wal-Mart, and the container had not been tampered with.

Attorney William Davis, who represents the family, described his clients as “completely shocked.”


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