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Posted: June 13, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: June 13, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Community events: June 13, 2012

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Free lunch

What: Undergrounds Coffeehouse gives away free lunch to anyone in the community.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

Contact: 661-775-2057 or


Stroke and brain injury support group

What: Open to patients, survivors, family members and caregivers. The group offers a mix of resources for different needs and time for education, support, sharing experiences and socializing.

When: 2-3:30 p.m.

Where: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, ARU Dining Room, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-253-8651


Spine education in Valencia

What: Learn how to prevent back and neck pain and protect your spine.

When: 5-6 p.m.

Where: Outpatient Therapy Services Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 310, 25751 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-253-8959


COC board meeting

What: The Santa Clarita Community College District board, which governs College of the Canyons, holds a regular meeting.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Hasley Hall 137, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355



Sulphur Springs meeting

What: The Sulphur Springs School District governing board holds a regular meeting.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: District office, 27000 Weyerhaeuser Way, Canyon Country 91351

Contact: 661-252-5131


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Today in history

Today is Wednesday, June 13, the 165th day of 2012. There are 201 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1981, six-year-old Tabitha Cameron of West Covina saved her four-year-old cousin, Frank Vollmer of Saugus, from drowning in the family pool. Cameron reportedly saw bubbles rising from the bottom of the pool, dove in and pulled Vollmer to safety.

Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1942, the first of two four-man Nazi sabotage teams arrived in the United States during World War II. The first group disembarked from a U-boat off Long Island, N.Y.; the second one arrived several days later on the Florida coast. (The eight were arrested after one of them went to U.S. authorities; six of the saboteurs were executed.)

Ten years ago: U.S. Roman Catholic bishops opened an extraordinary closed-door meeting in Dallas on the sex scandal that was shaking the church as they crafted a plan for a zero-tolerance policy for pedophile priests. Backed by the United States, Hamid Karzai (HAH’-mihd KAHR’-zeye) overwhelmingly won 18 more months as leader of Afghanistan’s fledgling government. The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 in game 5 of the finals.Five years ago: In Beirut, Lebanon, a powerful car bombing killed Walid Eido, a prominent anti-Syrian legislator. Insurgents blew up the two minarets of a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra, Iraq, a year after the shrine’s golden dome was destroyed in a bombing.

One year ago: Facing off in New Hampshire, Republican White House hopefuls condemned President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy from the opening moments of their first major debate of the 2011-2012 campaign season, and pledged emphatically to repeal his historic year-old health care overhaul.  



Actor Bob McGrath is 80. Artist Christo is 77. Magician Siegfried (Siegfried & Roy) is 73. Singer Bobby Freeman is 72. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 69. Actor Richard Thomas is 61. Actor Jonathan Hogan is 61. Actor Jamie Walters is 43. Singer-musician Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) is 42. Country singer Susan Haynes is 40. Actor Steve-O is 38. Country singer Jason Michael Carroll is 34. Actor Ethan Embry is 34. Actress Ashley Olsen is 26. Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is 26. 


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