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Today in the SCV: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Posted: May 8, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: May 8, 2012 1:55 a.m.

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Board of Supervisors

What: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors hosts its regular meeting.

When: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Board hearing room, 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012



Youth storytime

What: Undergrounds Coffeehouse presents free storytime for kids ages 1-6 and parents.

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Undergrounds Coffeehouse, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-775-2057 or


COC alumni reception

What: A College of the Canyons alumni wine and cheese night showcasing the student art exhibition and awards. RSVP required.

When: 5-7 p.m.

Where: COC Art Gallery, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-362-3737 or


City Council

What: The Santa Clarita City Council holds a regular meeting.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355



Saugus Union meeting

What: The Saugus Union School District governing board holds a special meeting.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: District office, 24930 Ave. Stanford, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-294-5300


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Today in History
Today is Tuesday, May 8, the 129th day of 2012. There are 237 days left in the year.
On this date in the SCV: In 1954, deputies nabbed two “telephone bandits” as they were tampering with the coin box on a payphone on San Fernando Road.
Today’s Highlight in History: On May 8, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced on radio that Nazi Germany’s forces had surrendered, and that “the flags of freedom fly all over Europe.”
In 1541, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River.
In 1884, the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was born in Lamar, Mo.
In 1886, Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invented the flavor syrup for Coca-Cola.
Ten years ago: FBI Director Robert Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee an FBI memo from Phoenix warning that several Arabs were suspiciously training at a U.S. aviation school wouldn’t have led officials to the Sept. 11 hijackers even if they’d followed up the warning with more vigor. Eleven French engineers, their Pakistani driver and a passer-by were killed in a suicide bombing in Karachi.
Five years ago: The Pentagon announced that it had notified more than 35,000 Army soldiers to be prepared to deploy to Iraq beginning in the fall. Bitter enemies from Northern Ireland’s bloody past joined forces atop a new Northern Ireland government.
One year ago: Relations between Egypt’s Muslims and Christians reached a new low after overnight riots left 12 people dead and a church burned. Fox television announced that Paula Abdul would be one of the judges on “The X Factor,” reuniting her with former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell (however, Abdul’s stint did not last beyond the premiere season of the new show).


Comedian Don Rickles is 86. Naturalist Sir David Attenborough is 86. Singer Toni Tennille is 72. Actor James Mitchum is 71. Jazz musician Keith Jarrett is 67. Singer Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 61. Rock musician Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) is 61. Rockabilly singer Billy Burnette is 59. Rock musician Alex Van Halen is 59. Actor David Keith is 58. Actor Stephen Furst is 58. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 48. Rock musician Dave Rowntree (Blur) is 48. Rock singer Darren Hayes is 40. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 37. Actor Matt Davis is 34. Singer Ana Maria Lombo (Eden’s Crush) is 34.




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