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Today in the SCV: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Posted: November 16, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 16, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Today in the SCV

Holiday Hocus Pocus

What: The sixth annual magic show is organized by the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 280. A series of magical stories, intertwined with the spirit of the season, will delight audiences. Children, as well as adults, will enjoy the magic and illusions in the beautiful Festival of Trees setting.Doors open at 6 p.m. for an hour of close-up magic acts, followed by a family-friendly, professional-quality stage show featuring eight incredible performers at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 per person (Age 2 and under free).

When: 6-8:30 p.m. today
Where: The Festival of Trees at Westfield Town Center (between The Patios and Sears).


Operation Christmas Child  

What: This group is seeking shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. This project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, seeks gift-filled shoe boxes.

When: Today from 3-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Where: Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus

Contact: 800-353-5949

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Today in history

Today is Friday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2012. There are 45 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1986, George Streb, a former Valencia used-car salesman, was formally charged with six counts of grand theft of money. The charges came after an extensive investigation by the Arleta Department of Motor Vehicles concluded that Streb had taken possession of 13 cars from various dealers, using “automobile drafts,” which were equivalated to bounced checks.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1946, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded at the conclusion of a conference in London.

Ten years ago: In an open letter to the Iraqi Parliament, President Saddam Hussein said he had no choice but to accept a tough, new U.N. weapons inspection resolution because the United States and Israel had shown their “claws and teeth” and declared unilateral war on the Iraqi people.

Five years ago: Senate Republicans blocked a $50 billion bill by Democrats that would have paid for several months of combat but also would have ordered troop withdrawals from Iraq to begin within 30 days. Marchers surrounded the Justice Department headquarters to demand federal intervention in the Jena Six case in Louisiana and stepped-up enforcement of hate crimes. Poland’s new prime minister, Donald Tusk, formally took office along with a team of former anti-communist dissidents.

One year ago: President Barack Obama, visiting Canberra, said he would send military aircraft and up to 2,500 Marines to northern Australia for a training hub to help allies and protect American interests across Asia.



Actor Clu Gulager is 84. Journalist Elizabeth Drew is 77. Actress Joanna Pettet is 70. Actor Miguel Sandoval is 61. Actress Marg Helgenberger is 54. Rock musician Mani is 50. Country singer-musician Keith Burns (Trick Pony) is 49. Tennis player Zina Garrison is 49. Former MLB All-Star pitcher Dwight Gooden is 48. Jazz singer Diana Krall is 48. Actor Harry Lennix is 48. Rock musician Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) is 46. Actress Lisa Bonet is 45. Actress Tammy Lauren is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd) is 43. Actress Martha Plimpton is 42. Actor Michael Irby is 40. Actress Missi Pyle is 40. Olympic gold medal figure skater Oksana Baiul is 35. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is 35. Pop singer Trevor Penick is 33. NBA player Amare Stoudemire is 30.



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