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Today in the SCV: Monday, July 9, 2012

Posted: July 9, 2012 1:30 a.m.
Updated: July 9, 2012 1:30 a.m.

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COC information session
What: An information session about College of the Canyons’ Skills for Healthy Aging Resources and Programs, SHARP, certificate program. Free.
When: 4-5 p.m.
Where: Hasley Hall, Room 232, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: or 661-362-3992

Community hiking club
What: Community Hiking Club holds a meeting. Free.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Boys & Girls Club, 24909 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321

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Today is Monday, July 9, the 191st day of 2012. There are 175 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1973, a drug-use survey found that half of the high school students and 60 percent of the college students polled smoked marijuana. The results would be used to help form an anti-drug abuse program.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 9, 1962, the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles began exhibiting pop artist Andy Warhol’s now-famous set of 32 paintings of Campbell’s soup cans.

Ten years ago: The Senate voted to entomb thousands of tons of radioactive waste inside Yucca Mountain in the Nevada desert, rejecting the state’s fervent protests. Speaking in New York, President George W. Bush called for doubled prison terms and aggressive policing to combat fraud and corruption in corporate America. African leaders launched the African Union. Baseball’s All-Star game in Milwaukee finished in a 7-7 tie after eleven innings when both teams ran out of pitchers. Academy Award-winning actor Rod Steiger died in Los Angeles at age 77.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush directed former aides to defy congressional subpoenas, claiming executive privilege in resisting Congress’ investigation into the firings of U.S. attorneys.

 Actor-singer Ed Ames is 85. Actor James Hampton is 76. Actor Brian Dennehy is 74. Actor Richard Roundtree is 70. Author Dean Koontz is 67. Football Hall-of-Famer O.J. Simpson is 65. Actor Chris Cooper is 61. TV personality John Tesh is 60. Country singer David Ball is 59. Rhythm-and-blues singer Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) is 58. Actor Jimmy Smits is 57. Actress Lisa Banes is 57. Actor Tom Hanks is 56. Singer Marc Almond is 55. Actress Kelly McGillis is 55. Rock singer Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) is 53. Actress-rock singer Courtney Love is 48. Rock musician Frank Bello (Anthrax) is 47. Actor David O’Hara is 47. Rock musician Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry) is 44. Actor Scott Grimes is 41. Actor Enrique Murciano is 39. Musician/producer Jack White is 37. Rock musician Dan Estrin (Hoobastank) is 36. Actor-director Fred Savage is 36. Country musician Pat Allingham is 34. Actress Megan Parlen is 32. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kiely Williams (3lw) is 26. Actor Mitchel Musso is 21. Actress Georgie Henley is 17.


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