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Today in the SCV: Sunday, April 29, 2012

Posted: April 29, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: April 29, 2012 2:00 a.m.
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‘Run Around the Lake’

What: The Castaic Area Town Council presents the 16th annual 10-mile run, 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1K to support the Castaic area community. Registration required.

When: Race day registration at 6:30 a.m.; Kids fun run at 8 a.m. with 10-mile and 5K at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic 91384

Contact: www.castaicareatowncouncil.org/

 

Goodwill fundraiser

What: Boy Scout Troop 2379 collects gently used items to donate to Goodwill. Proceeds will go toward troop equipment and scouting scholarships.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Elks’ Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country 91351

Contact: 661-263-9229, www.troop2379.com

Jewish Food Festival

What: The fourth annual Jewish Food and Cultural Festival featuring authentic Jewish foods, live entertainment and children’s area. $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: COC Parking Lot 7, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: Sandi Hershenson at scvjewishfood[email protected]

 

Backyard habitats presentation

What: Alan Pollack discusses creating backyard habitats in “Restoring Habitat.” Learn how to build a garden that is attractive to wildlife as well as humans.

When: Noon

Where: Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321

 

‘Wildcat Combo’

What: The West Ranch High School WildCat Combo, an advanced jazz combo performs. Reservations are recommended.

When: 4-7 p.m.

Where: Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia 91355

Contact: [email protected]

 

Triathlon 101 clinic

What: The Santa Clarita Triathlon Club hosts a free informative clinic. Learn about the sport, discuss transitions and nutrition and more. Open to all.

When: 4-6 p.m.

Where: Heritage Park, 24155 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91354

Contact: www.sctriclub.com

 

Balinese music and dance

What: The CalArts Gamelan Burat Wangi ensemble performs both traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance as part of CalArts’ World Music Festival. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $2 for students.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Walt Disney Modular Theater at CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355

Contact: Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com

 

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Birthdays

Actress Celeste Holm is 95. Poet Rod McKuen is 79. Actor Keith Baxter is 79. Bluesman Otis Rush is 78. Conductor Zubin Mehta is 76. Pop singer Bob Miranda (The Happenings) is 70. Country singer Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 69. Singer Tommy James is 65. Movie director Phillip Noyce is 62. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 58. Actor Leslie Jordan is 57. Actress Kate Mulgrew is 57. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is 55. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is 54. Actress Eve Plumb is 54. Rock musician Phil King is 52. Country singer Stephanie Bentley is 49. Actor Vincent Ventresca is 46. Singer Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) is 44. Actor Paul Adelstein is 43. Actress Uma Thurman is 42. Tennis player Andre Agassi is 42. Rapper Master P is 42. Country singer James Bonamy is 40. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) is 40. Rock musician Mike Hogan (The Cranberries) is 39. Actor Tyler Labine is 34. Actress-model Taylor Cole is 28. Actor Zane Carney is 27.

Today in history
Today is Sunday, April 29, the 120th day of 2012. There are 246 days left in the year.
On this date in the SCV:
In 1960, Newhall Land and Farming Co. offered land to the Department of Water and Power, which had plans to build a $20 million nuclear power plant. The department received clearance to begin construction, but the plant was never built.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 29, 1992, rioting erupted in Los Angeles after a jury in Simi Valley, Calif., acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King; the violence resulted in 55 deaths and more than $1 billion in damage.
Five years ago:
An elevated section of highway that carried motorists from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to a number of freeways was destroyed after heat from an overturned gasoline truck caused part of one overpass to crumple onto another.
One year ago:
Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in an opulent ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey amid pomp, circumstance — and elaborate hats.

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