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Today in the SCV: Saturday Oct. 13, 2012

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

Water conservation class

What: Valencia Water Company customers who want the latest valuable tips on how to conserve water inside and outside their homes can attend a free class and receive a $30 credit on their water bill.

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Community Room at Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-290-0828,

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Today in history

Today is Saturday, Oct. 13, the 287th day of 2012. There are 79 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1995, Playboy magazine confirmed that an ex-juror in the O.J. Simpson trial was in the Santa Clarita Valley to pose nude for the famous magazine.

Today’s Highlight in History: In 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia.

Ten years ago: Ten years ago: Serbia’s first presidential elections since the ouster of Slobodan Milosevic failed because of a low voter turnout. The Anaheim Angels routed the Minnesota Twins 13-5 to win the American League Championship Series in five games. Best-selling historian Stephen E. Ambrose died in Bay St. Louis, Miss., at age 66.

Five years ago: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, after meeting with human-rights activists in Moscow, told reporters the Russian government under Vladimir Putin had amassed so much central authority that the power-grab could undermine its commitment to democracy.

One year ago: One year ago: Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund billionaire at the center of the biggest insider-trading case in U.S. history, was sentenced by a federal judge in New York to 11 years behind bars. American drone-fired missiles killed a ranking member of the militant Haqqani network in northwestern Pakistan. The Detroit Tigers took a 3-2 lead in the AL championship series, defeating the Texas Rangers 7-5. The Milwaukee Brewers tied the NL championship series at two games apiece with a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.




Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is 87. Playwright Frank D. Gilroy is 87. Gospel singer Shirley Caesar is 74. Actress Melinda Dillon is 73. Singer-musician Paul Simon is 71. Actress Pamela Tiffin is 70. Musician Robert Lamm (Chicago) is 68. Country singer Lacy J. Dalton is 66. Actor Demond Wilson is 66. Singer-musician Sammy Hagar is 65. Actor John Lone is 60. Model Beverly Johnson is 60. Producer-writer Chris Carter is 56. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is 54. Singer Marie Osmond is 53. Rock singer Joey Belladonna is 52. Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer is 52. NBA coach Doc Rivers is 51. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is 50.


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