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Today in the SCV: Friday Oct. 12, 2012

Posted: October 12, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 12, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Today in the SCV

Route 66 Acoustic Friday Nights

What: Every Friday Night enjoy some of SCV’s best acoustic music on a covered patio. Come for dinner and drinks while our house band Double Play performs classic rock favorites. Free admission.

When: Today 7-10 p.m.

Where: Route 66 Classic Grill 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91351

Contact: 661 298-1494,

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Today in history

Today is Friday, Oct. 12, the 286th day of 2012. There are 80 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1993, a crude roadway erected by Sand Canyon residents was deemed illegal. Local homeowners bypassed the required permit laws and began constructing the road without the knowledge of many government officials. City records indicated that Saugus resident Steve Toyama owned the land on which the road was built.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 1962, the devastating Columbus Day Storm, also known as the “Big Blow,” struck the Pacific Northwest, resulting in some 50 deaths.

Ten years ago: Bombs blamed on al-Qaida-linked militants destroyed a nightclub on the Indonesian island of Bali, killing 202 people, including 88 Australians and seven Americans.

Five years ago: Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize for sounding the alarm over global warming. A fiery, 34-vehicle pileup at a freeway tunnel in Santa Clarita, left three people dead. A jury in Panama City, Fla., acquitted seven former juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse in the death of Martin Lee Anderson, a black teenager.

One year ago: A Nigerian al-Qaida operative pleaded guilty to trying to bring down a jetliner with a bomb in his underwear; Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab defiantly told a federal judge in Detroit that he acted in retaliation for the killing of Muslims worldwide. Eight people were killed in a shooting at a hair salon in Seal Beach, Calif. (Scott Dekraai, whose ex-wife, Michelle Fournier, was among the victims, is awaiting trial.) The Texas Rangers won Game 4 of the AL championship series, defeating the Detroit Tigers 7-3 for a 3-1 lead. The St. Louis Cardinals gained a 2-1 edge in the NL series as they beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3.


Actress Antonia Rey is 85. Comedian-activist Dick Gregory is 80. Former Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, is 80. Singer Sam Moore (formerly of Sam and Dave) is 77. Broadcast journalist Chris Wallace is 65. Actress-singer Susan Anton is 62. Rock singer-musician Pat DiNizio is 57. Actor Carlos Bernard is 50. Jazz musician Chris Botti is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Claude McKnight (Take 6) is 50. Rock singer Bob Schneider is 47. Actor Hugh Jackman is 44. Actor Adam Rich is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Garfield Bright (Shai) is 43. Country musician Martie Maguire (The Dixie Chicks) is 43. Actor Kirk Cameron is 42. Olympic gold medal skier Bode Miller is 35. Actor Marcus T. Paulk (“Moesha”) is 26. Actor Josh Hutcherson is 20.




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