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Today in the SCV: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Posted: March 9, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: March 9, 2013 2:00 a.m.

SCV Relay For Life rummage sale

Come out and help support the SCV Relay For Life fundraiser. There will be several teams bringing out their goods for you to choose from. Swing by and see what treasure you can find from 6-11 a.m. at the Albertsons’ parking lot at 27631 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, CA 91350. For more information call 818 522-0821.

Castaic Lake Green Box hike

This strenuous hike is up to one of the highest points in the park: Green Box. The hike will go up Cutler Canyon to The Hub, climb Pro’s Uphill to the Green Box, then return down beautiful Vista Ridge. Bring bottled water, energy snacks, binoculars, camera, etc., and dress in layers with appropriate footwear for gravel/dirt trails. The distance is approximately three miles. Meet at Program hikes/walks are free with park entry ($11/car). Meet at 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic, 91384 at 9 a.m. For more information call 661-257-4050.

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Today in history

Today is Saturday, March 9, the 68th day of 2013. There are 297 days left in the year. A reminder: Daylight-saving time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. Clocks go forward one hour.

On this date in the SCV: In 1842, Don Francisco Lopez discovered gold in what is believed to be Placerita Canyon.

Today’s Highlight in History: On March 9, 1963, two Los Angeles police officers, Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger, were disarmed and abducted by ex-convicts Gregory Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith during a traffic stop in Hollywood; the officers were taken to an onion field near Bakersfield, Calif., where Campbell was shot to death while Hettinger managed to escape. (Powell and Smith were sent to prison; the case was detailed in the book “The Onion Field” by Joseph Wambaugh.)

Ten years ago: Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a seat in the Turkish parliament, clearing way for him to become prime minister. The film musical “Chicago” tap-danced away with a haul of movie honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, including best ensemble cast and the lead-actress prize for star Renee Zellweger.

Five years ago: Spain’s governing Socialists won a second term, but without a majority in parliament.

One year ago: A high-profile international mission to end the Syrian crisis stumbled before it began as the opposition rejected calls by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan for dialogue with President Bashar Assad as pointless and out of touch after a year of violence. Lindsey Vonn of the United States won the World Cup giant slalom race in Are, Sweden to clinch her fourth overall title.



Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 90. Singer-actress Keely Smith is 81. Actor-comedian Marty Ingels is 77. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 77. Actress Trish Van Devere is 72. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 71. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 70. Rock musician Robin Trower is 68. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 65. Actress Juliette Binoche is 49. Rock musician Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) is 45. Rapper C-Murder (AKA C-Miller) is 42. Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 42. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 41. Actor Kerr Smith is 41. Rapper Chingy is 33. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 33. Roots rock musician Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) is 30. Actress Brittany Snow is 27. Rapper Bow Wow is 26. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 21.


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