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Today in the SCV: Saturday Dec. 1, 2012

Posted: December 1, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: December 1, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Today in the SCV

Holiday boutique held today
Holiday Home Tour and Holiday Boutique will be held today. An indoor holiday gift boutique will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive in Valencia. Open to the public.

Home Tour tickets available
The Holiday Home Tour will be open to the public today. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at Homes are open from 9:30 a.m. to4:30 p.m. Visit the Holiday Boutique on the day of the tour to purchase tickets and obtain the addresses of home on the tour.

‘Breakfast with Santa’
The Galaxy Club of Old West Chapter will hold its fourth annual “Breakfast with Santa” 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Old West Masonic Center, 19310 W. Ave. of the Oaks, Newhall. Features home style hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes and biscuits with gravy, juice, coffee and milk. Each child with receive a toy and a picture with Santa.
The Old West Masonic Lodge will conduct their Child I.D. program at no charge to participants. Mrs. Santa will offer homemade candies and other goodies made by her elves and helpers.
Tickets will be available at the door or by calling JoAnn Anderson at 661-252-2706 or email reservations to

Women’s Ministry annual holiday event
The Women’s Ministry of Acton Faith Bible Church’s 15th annual Holiday Boutique will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at the High Desert School’s multi-purpose room, 3620 Antelope Woods in Acton. Enjoy a free cup of coffee or apple cider during your holiday shopping, as well as a chili and cornbread lunch, with an accompanying bake sale. Raffle prizes.

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Today in history

Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2012. There are 30 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2001, U.S. Rep. Howard ‘buck” McKeon announced the allocation of federal funding that would pay for a road to link State Route 14 to the Interstate 5 from Golden Valley Road in Canyon Country to Newhall Ranch Road in North Valencia.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln sent his Second Annual Message to Congress, which was read aloud by the Secretary of the Senate. In it, Lincoln called for the abolition of slavery, saying that “in giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free,” and toward the end of his message, wrote: “Fellow-citizens, we can not escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves.”

Ten years ago: Colombia’s largest right-wing paramilitary group declared a unilateral cease-fire in its long-running battle against leftist rebels. Russia won its first Davis Cup title by rallying to beat defending champion France 3-2. Edward Latimer “Ned” Beach, the U.S. Navy captain who wrote the best-selling undersea thriller “Run Silent, Run Deep,” died in Washington at age 84.

Five years ago: Police in Wichita, Kan., identified a body found days earlier as that of Emily Sander, a missing college student whose disappearance drew added attention after the discovery she was also an Internet porn model named “Zoey Zane.” (A suspect, Israel Mireles, was convicted of rape and murder and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.) Four suspects were charged in Miami in the shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor. (One ended up pleading guilty to second-degree murder; a fifth suspect was also charged.)

One year ago: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on a ground-breaking visit to Myanmar, challenged its leaders to continue and expand upon recent reforms, calling for the release of all political prisoners, an end to violent campaigns against ethnic minorities and a breaking of military ties with North Korea. Bobby Valentine was named the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox. (However, he was fired after one season.)



Former CIA director Stansfield Turner is 89. Singer Billy Paul is 78. Actor-director Woody Allen is 77. World Golf Hall of Famer Lee Trevino is 73. Singer Dianne Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 73. Country musician Casey Van Beek (The Tractors) is 70. Television producer David Salzman is 69. Rock singer-musician Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) is 68. Rock musician John Densmore (The Doors) is 68. Actress-singer Bette Midler is 67. Singer Gilbert O’Sullivan is 66. Actor Treat Williams is 61. Country singer Kim Richey is 56. Actress Charlene Tilton is 54. Actress-model Carol Alt is 52. Actor Jeremy Northam is 51. Producer-director Andrew Adamson is 46. Actor Nestor Carbonell is 45. Actress Golden Brooks is 42. Actress-comedian Sarah Silverman is 42. Actor Ron Melendez is 40. Contemporary Christian singer Bart Millard is 40. Actor-writer-producer David Hornsby is 37. Singer Sarah Masen is 37. Rock musician Brad Delson (Linkin Park) is 35. Actor Nate Torrence is 35. Rock/Christian music singer-songwriter Mat Kearney is 34. Rock musician Mika Fineo (Filter) is 31. Actress Ashley Monique Clark is 24.


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