‘House M.D.,’ ‘Monk’ actor John Berg dead at 58

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ VAN NUYS – Television character actor John Berg, who appeared in shows such as “House M.D.” and “Monk,” was found dead in his Van Nuys home, authorities said today. The body of the 58-year-old actor was discovered shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday in the residence in the 6500 block of Nagle Avenue, said Capt. Ed Winter of the coroner’s office. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed. An autopsy was pending. Authorities went to the actor’s residence on a “welfare check” call, Winter said. Berg has also appeared on shows such as “NCIS,” “The Practice,” “Boston Legal” and “Law & Order.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Explosion blamed on captain’s order

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Investigators could not determine what sparked the explosion but said Kavouras’ order was a “breach of normal safe practices for a tank ship and defies explanation or excuse.” Faulty electrical wiring could not be ruled out. NORFOLK, Va. – An explosion that destroyed a tanker and killed 21 seamen two years ago was caused by the captain’s “stunningly” unsafe order to his crew to open vapor-filled cargo tanks for cleaning, the Coast Guard said in a report Tuesday. Opening the hatches on 22 empty tanks caused the highly flammable vapors to escape onto the deck, where the crew of the Bow Mariner was working, according to the report. A spark ignited the mixture of air and vapors from a gasoline additive, the investigators said. The investigation also found that Capt. Efstratios Kavouras abandoned ship without sending a distress call or trying to save his crew, contributing to the high death toll. The 570-foot Bow Mariner, laden with more than 3.4 million gallons of ethanol, fuel oil and diesel oil, sank about 50 miles off the Virginia coast on Feb. 28, 2004. Twenty-one of the 27 crew members died. Kavouras was among the 18 whose bodies were never found. last_img read more

Kelly’s American Diner named as ‘Best Family Restaurant 2016’

first_imgKelly’s American Roadside Diner at Mountain Top, Letterkenny has added yet another award to its already impressive list of accolades. Restaurant Manager Leah McNulty tells us she and her team “are extremely proud and most thankful to be awarded the prestigious “Best Family Restaurant 2016” at the Families First Annual Awards Ceremony held on Friday night past in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey.Families First is a thriving home grown company that literally puts families to the forefront of everything they do and their annual event gives parents and families their say in recognising the brands, restaurants, activity centres, educational facilities and products all the family love and feel deserves recognition. The Diner’s valued customers had nominated the restaurant for this award in early Spring this year, followed by a judging from mystery auditors and online votes collectively ranked Kelly’s American Diner the Best Family Restaurant in the North and West of Ireland. The award presented on Friday night is a celebration of the exceptional service and unbeatable value the restaurant demonstrates and is recognised throughout Northern Ireland and right along the west coast to Galway.Mairtin Kelly owner of the Kelly’s Complex told Donegal Daily, “Kelly’s American Diner caters for every budget and boasts an extensive menu including our famous Steak Saturday’s and ever popular Early Bird Breakfast.“The massive menu of Milkshakes and Slushes offering over 24 different flavours, the introduction of the Heavenly Zone menu earlier this year along with complimentary dvd players, unlimited juice and ice cream with all kids meal deals sets the restaurant apart as an exceptional experience for the whole family.”In addition to the “Best Family Restaurant 2016” award, the team at Kelly’s are this week being presented with their “Customer Service Excellence” award. This award is testament to the teams dedication to excellence where they ensure customer service and delicious food is placed at the forefront of their proposition. This award is a fitting tribute to their hard work and commitment for excellence. After picking up the Families First “Best Family Restaurant 2016” Award at Jackson’s Hotel, Manager Leah McNulty told Donegal Daily, “We are extremely excited and delighted by this honour, to be recognised as the best is so humbling.“I would like to congratulate the Kelly’s American Diner team for this award and also take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to all our loyal customers for the nominations and votes. We look forward to continue to provide the best experience and fresh wholesome food at affordable prices to you all into 2017.”As a Thank You to all their customers Kellys American Diner are offering *Free Kidz Meals* to all Under 10s this Sunday 23rd of October and look forward to seeing you there!Kelly’s American Diner named as ‘Best Family Restaurant 2016’ was last modified: October 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2016American RoadsideBest Family RestaurantBusinessKelly’s Dinernewslast_img read more

DONEGAL COUNTY CHILDCARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR FAMILIES THIS CHRISTMAS

first_imgThe staff team at Donegal County Childcare are upping their efforts this year to make the Presents for Percy Appeal an even bigger success than last year.The team have launched the appeal for Christmas 2012 which aims to help local families in need of a little help with meeting Santa requests for their children at Christmas. The Presents for Percy Appeal aims to collect a range of toys for children 0-14 years across County Donegal in time for Christmas.Avril McMonagle, Manager of DCCC stated that ‘the Presents for Percy Appeal has been initiated by the DCCC team as a practical way of making a contribution to children and families in need of a little extra support at Christmas.“We have enlisted the help of a number of family support agencies to act as distributors of donations to the Presents for Percy Appeal. Not only will this make a valuable contribution to the work of local agencies working with children and families, it will ensure that all donations are targeted to those most in need of support,” she said.The DCCC Team have been working with organisations for the past month where children themselves have been drawing up their ‘wishlist’ for Christmas. The various ‘wishlists’ have been collated and are now widely available. Agencies that will be distributing donations on behalf of the DCCC Presents for Percy Appeal will cover all areas of the county and include Parentstop, Carndonagh, Letterkenny and Donegal Town; Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service; St Vincent de Paul and a range of Family Resource Centres across the county.People can either purchase presents from the list or alternatively you can donate money which will be used to purchase the more expensive items. The Presents for Percy Wish List is available on the DCCC website www.donegalchildcare.com and the DCCC facebook page and has been placed in the following stores across the county:• Foys, Ballybofey• Smyths, Letterkenny• Proper Price, Donegal Town• Bikes and Toys, Carndonagh & Bridgend The County Childcare team are urging all early childhood services, schools, businesses, parents and children to get behind the appeal to make a real difference to children in your local area. No contribution will be too big or too small!DONEGAL COUNTY CHILDCARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR FAMILIES THIS CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County ChildcarePresents for Percy Appeallast_img read more

177 SCHOOLS ACROSS DONEGAL GET GRANTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS

first_imgA total of 177 primary schools in Donegal are to receive a grant before the end of November to enable them to undertake small-scale repairs, under the Minor Works Scheme.Senator Jimmy HarteSenator Jimmy Harte has welcomed the announcement.He also confirmed that the Summer Works scheme has been re-opened to local primary and secondary schools for the first time since 2011 describing it as “great news.” “News that the Summer Works scheme has been reinstated for the first time in three years was confirmed by my colleague, the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn, on Thursday.“Funding from the scheme will allow local schools to carry out works that will improve and upgrade existing school buildings. This includes small and medium scale building works such as gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades, or structural improvements. It also minimises the disruption to students, this scheme applies to work undertaken during non-school time.“It will also create direct and indirect local construction jobs.”It is up to all local primary and secondary schools to identify the most urgently required projects to be funded from the Summer Works Scheme, and to apply accordingly. Meanwhile, the Minor Works grant will be paid to every primary school in (insert county) by the end of the month. It provides them with a small amount of funding to carry out small capital or improvement works to the school.Each school will receive a payment of €5,500 per school, and a further €18.50 per mainstream pupil, or €74 per pupil with special needs.“I am especially pleased that these two schemes have been announced this week. Despite the funding constraints on the Minister’s capital budget, Minister Quinn continues to improve educational infrastructure in local communities,” added Senator Harte.177 SCHOOLS ACROSS DONEGAL GET GRANTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS was last modified: November 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalimprovementsschoolsSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more

TRAGIC MUM LORRAINE BACKS PLANS TO JAIL CYBER BULLIES

first_imgTragic mum Lorraine Gallagher is backing plans which could see cyber bullies sent to prison for up to three years.The late Erin and Shannon GallagherThe Dail is set to debate legislation which is being adopted in New Zealand which will make cyber-bullying a new offence of ‘incitement to commit suicide.’Lorraine (37) whose daughters Erin, 13, and Shannon, 15, took their own lives, says something drastic is now needed to stop the epidemic of online hatred. “It has got to the stage where a strong message needs to be sent out to cyber bullies that they can no longer do this.“We don’t know how many young people have given up on their lives because of being tortured online.“If young people think there is a chance that they could end up behind bars then I think that threat may stop some of them from doing it.“The message needs to go out that if you abuse other people online then you are leaving yourself open to the full power of the law,” she said. Lorraine, from Ballybofey in Co Donegal, recently marked the first anniversary of her youngest daughter Erin who took her life on October 27th last year.Erin had complained that she was being bullied online and a full investigation has been launched into those complaints.Just six weeks later in November last year, Lorraine’s only other daughter Shannon also took her life because she could not cope with Erin’s loss.Lorraine, who gave birth to a baby son Lennon in May, said she must continue her life for her two sons.“When Erin and then Shannon died I honestly didn’t know how I could go on. “But I have had to find the strength to go on for Sean James and Lennon.“The girls just doted on Sean James and I know they would have been the same with Lennon.“My doctor told me that I have to live for the living and not live for the dead.“It’s difficult at the moment when we are remembering the girls’ first anniversary and all they did. “But I have to do it now for my boys,” she said.TRAGIC MUM LORRAINE BACKS PLANS TO JAIL CYBER BULLIES was last modified: November 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ballybofeycyber bulliesdailErin GallagherLorraine Galaghernew lawshannon gallagherlast_img read more

Sunshine Canyon alternatives get dumped on as too expensive

first_imgSunshine Canyon Landfill in Granada Hills remains the most viable option for Angelenos’ trash, city sanitation officials said Thursday after reviewing new contract bids and finding that using a remote dump would cost taxpayers up to $30 million more a year. Critics of the landfill owned by Browning-Ferris Industries were disappointed with the results, saying they had hoped the city would be able to locate a different dump without breaking the budget. “This is not good news,” said City Councilman Greig Smith, who has pushed city leaders to develop a new trash plan rather than use the dump in his district. “We have to craft a proposal that is economically viable. (This amount) is out of the question, and the council is not going to go for that.” “Most council members feel like we would like to change business as usual, but not at any price because we still have to hire police officers, build more parks and take care of the streets and sidewalks,” Council President Eric Garcetti said. The city could stick with the cheapest option and continue to haul roughly 3.6 million tons of trash per year to Sunshine Canyon Landfill, angering Granada Hills activists who complain about truck traffic and air pollution in the neighborhood. That costs $29 million per year. One alternative would be to use Sunshine Canyon Landfill for some trash and send the rest to El Sobrante Landfill in Corona, which is owned by Waste Management Inc. That would cost $44 million, or $15 million more than the current BFI contract. Another option would be to sign up with Waste Management and MDSI of Los Angeles. Waste Management has proposed trucking trash 60 miles to El Sobrante. MDSI would haul garbage 200 miles to Avenal Landfill in the San Joaquin Valley. The two companies would replace BFI for $59 million a year, roughly $30 million more than BFI. BFI District Manager Greg Loughnane said Sunshine Canyon Landfill appears to be the most environmentally friendly choice for the city. “The other options are clearly landfill operations. They’re at greater distances and it’s going to require more trucks, which will ultimately mean more traffic and more air pollution.” North Valley Coalition activist Kim Thompson said she is disappointed with the choices – all landfills with little talk of sorting or pulling recyclables from the trash. “This is zero movement whatsoever. It’s a giant step sideways. I would at least like to have seen some effort to recycle. All this does is landfill.” Bureau of Sanitation officials said they are working to reduce the city’s dependence on landfills, following Smith’s RENEW LA plan to build a trash-to-energy plant in the city by 2010 and offering recycling to apartment buildings in 2008. Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The trash disposal options – which include dumps in Riverside and Kings counties – were outlined in a Bureau of Sanitation report released Thursday, and will be discussed at the Board of Public Works hearing Monday. The City Council now has three choices as its members consider whether to renew a five-year, $157 million contract with BFI. Since 2003, city leaders have sought alternatives to Sunshine Canyon Landfill, but they’ve always come back to the Granada Hills dump as the least-expensive option. Last summer, the City Council almost rejected the BFI contract, with critics demanding dramatic action to end the city’s dependence on urban dumps. Council members sided with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who warned that the city was being irresponsible and could end up paying millions more to dump trash elsewhere. Later, the council agreed to postpone the vote six months while city staff studied other trash options. The council must vote on the contract by Feb. 28. last_img read more

Impact whacked by court ruling

first_imgIn a decision that could have statewide repercussions, the California Supreme Court has ruled a Los Angeles County narcotics task force must comply with the state’s open-meetings laws. The court voted unanimously Thursday to deny an appeal of a lower court ruling that said the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force, better known as L.A. Impact, is subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act. The decision could serve as a precedent for the 40 or so other narcotics squads operating in California, none of which make their meetings or business records open to the public. “They really have been rather stealth agencies,” said Richard McKee, president of the watchdog group Californians Aware. He and former Pasadena Weekly reporter Christopher Bray brought the lawsuit against L.A. Impact in 2004, following a series of news articles that revealed the narcotics squad was venturing into anti-terrorism investigations. McKee said the ruling means the public can now review expenditures made by the L.A. Impact board of directors and hold them accountable for any mismanagement of funds. “It will certainly eliminate these expensive trips to Palm Springs where they have their meetings,” McKee said. Richard Kreisler, who represented L.A. Impact, said the board will begin following the Brown Act immediately, which means posting agendas and giving the public an opportunity to speak at all board meetings. As the appellate court noted in its decision, handed down last November, sensitive tactical and investigative discussions can continue to be held behind closed doors under the Brown Act. Still, Kreisler said there is concern that important business will be bogged down by Brown Act complaints. “Whether the disputes are valid or not, they require defense and they require significant expenditures of time in defending,” he said. Kreisler estimates L.A. Impact spent about $35,000 in this case. Jim Ewert, legal counsel for the California Newspaper Publishers’ Association, called the ruling an important step in keeping quasi-governmental organizations open to public inspection. There are more than three dozen multi-agency task forces registered with the Attorney General’s office. Ewert said the ruling could apply to all of them. Attorney General Bill Lockyer filed a brief defending L.A. Impact’s right to meet in private. His office did not return a call Friday for comment. Formed in 1991 to fight a burgeoning drug trade in Los Angeles, the task force boasts of having made more than 3,700 arrests, seized more than 70,000 pounds of cocaine and collected more than $78 million in forfeited assets. In 2003, the executive board overseeing L.A. Impact quietly amended the agency’s charter, adding language to say task force detectives would now “target, investigate and prosecute individuals engaged in any activity relating to terrorism.” A majority of the cities that actively participate in L.A. Impact voted in favor of the resolution, which caught the eye of Bray and McKee. They argued L.A. Impact, which had been formed by the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association, was making vitally important decisions with how to allocate public funds and manpower outside of the public’s view. The chiefs countered that opening the doors to the public was unnecessary and could undermine sensitive investigations. “We are our own oversight,” Whittier Police Chief David Singer said at the time. “Knowing the chiefs and the other agencies involved, there’s not one person there that would allow anything illegal to go on.” gary.scott@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, EXT. 4458 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘Conscience’ of Disney’s Imagineers, Sklar, to step down

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The move follows Disney’s recent announcement that in the wake of its planned acquisition of Pixar Animation Studios this summer, Pixar’s creative chief, John Lasseter, will help design rides for Disney’s theme parks. Lasseter also will become chief creative officer of both animation studios. Disney officials said the timing of Sklar’s decision was unrelated to Lasseter’s pending arrival. Low-key and unimposing, Sklar is deeply revered by Imagineers for his mentoring and his links to the company’s heritage. Sklar condensed Walt Disney’s ideas into a widely circulated creed called “Mickey’s Ten Commandments.” He helped to design memorable Magic Kingdom attractions such as the “The Enchanted Tiki Room,” “It’s a Small World” and “Space Mountain.” “He understands the Disney way because he learned it at Walt’s knee,” said Jim Cora, a former chairman of Disneyland International. “He is the keeper of the keys, the conscience, the Jiminy Cricket for the organization.” Signaling the end of an era at Walt Disney Co., Marty Sklar is stepping down as the principal creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, the company’s theme park design and development arm. Sklar, 72, is one of the last remaining employees who once worked closely with the Burbank company’s co-founder, Walt Disney. In a memo to colleagues, Sklar said he was leaving his job to serve as an “ambassador” for the group he has led for the last three decades. Sklar said he had long planned to step down after reaching two milestones – the 50th anniversary of Disneyland and his own half-century at the company. Last year he reached the first mark, and this June he will hit the other. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTODAY Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit workshop, 3:45-7:45 p.m. at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country. Dr. Sally Reis will present “Parenting Academically Talented Kids: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go?” 5-6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Pico Canyon Elementary School, 25255 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 255-3360. Grand opening, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Dessert Alert Inc., 28415 Industry Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 753-9269. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The Reading Group will discuss “Bookseller of Kabul” by Asne Seierstad, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Agnes Zagar at (661) 259-8942. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Shabbat Across America event, 5:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY SCV Teacher Recruitment Fair, 8 a.m.-noon at Rancho Pico Junior High, 26250 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 259-0033, Ext. 282. Junior Lifeguard Program will hold an open registration for qualified swimmers ages 9-17, 10 a.m. at Val Verde Park Swimming Pool, 30300 W. Arlington Road, Val Verde. Call (661) 294-3532. Volunteer orientation, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Sharon Lewis Koho will sign copies of her books, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. St. Patrick’s Day story time and crafts, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Trail Team will meet to repair damaged trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Adopt-A-Pet will feature dogs and cats available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petco, 26501 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Santa Clarita Emblem Club will meet, 6:45 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Investment workshop, titled “Can You Afford to Retire?” 7-9:30 p.m. today and March 14 at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Cost: $38, or $66 per couple, for both sessions. Call (661) 259-7800. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Free lecture, titled “Reverse Mortgage: Will it Work for You?” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Free parenting program, titled “Parent’s Guide to the Internet,” 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more