Wednesday, February 25, 2009

City News budget for Wednesday


    Wednesday, February 25, 2009


     City News Service Budget of Activities


8:30 a.m. NORWALK - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Joshua Titel and Brian Richards. The Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were indicted on an assault charge involving the alleged beating of a firefighter in Pomona when all three were off duty. Dept. T, Norwalk Courthouse, 12720 Norwalk Blvd. Contact: (562) 807-7248.


8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report on the 2009-10 Housing and Community Development plan. City Hall, room 1010, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Alan Alietti, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1080.


10 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council will meet. Agenda includes a recommendation to accept a $35,000 grant to help senior citizens transition from analog transmission to digital transmission on the televisions; and a recommendation to prohibit the parking of trailers and semi-trailers on local streets. Council chamber, third floor, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: city clerk, (213) 978-1059.


10:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Police Chief William Bratton will hold a news conference to discuss a homicide reported on Jan. 10, 1987, possibly connected to the Grim Sleeper serial killer. Representatives from the sheriff's department and the Inglewood Police Department will also be present. A recording of the call reporting the killing will be available and a photograph of a van belonging to a church disbanded more than 20 years ago will also be released. Los Angeles is offering a reward of up to $500,000 in connection with the killings that occurred between 1985 and 2007 in South Los Angeles and Inglewood. Metropolitan Dispatch Center, third floor media room, 100 N. Los
Angeles St. Contact: LAPD media relations, (213) 485-3586.


11:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles will present ``Are Rape Victims in Los Angeles Victimized Twice?," a panel discussion examining the impact of the backlog of untested DNA rape kits. Panelists include city Controller Laura Chick; Barry Fisher, a crime lab director for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department; and Ava Rose, clinical director of Women Helping Women Services of NCJW/LA. Jacquelyn Wilcoxen, district chief of the county Department of Mental Health, will moderate. 543 N. Fairfax Ave. Contact: Ruth Williams, NCJW, (323) 852-8505.


12:30 p.m. WHITTIER - County Supervisor Don Knabe, Rio Hondo President Ted Martinez and Assistant Sheriff Paul Tanaka will celebrate the groundbreaking for the South Whittier Educational Center. Sheriff's Training Academy and Regional Services Center, 11515 Colima Road. Contact: Sgt. Eduardo Hernandez, (626) 300-3052.


2 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Transportation Committee will meet. Agenda includes a request for a status update on the state's high-speed train system; a recommendation to establish a car-share program; and a report on the Dodger Stadium shuttle service. City Hall, room 1010, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Sharon Gin, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1064.

3 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Rules and Government Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report on infrastructure projects that would be eligible for funds through the federal stimulus package. City Hall, room 1070, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Patrice Lattimore, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1074.


5 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Exposition Construction Authority, which is studying the proposed extension of the Expo Line from the current planned terminus at Venice and Robertson Boulevards in Culver City to a terminus in Santa Monica, will hold a public hearing to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Report. Webster Middle School, 11330 W. Graham Place. Contact: Kristine Grillo, PR, (323) 669-7652.


7:30 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - The LA Opera will present a performance of Richard Wagner's ``Das Rheingold," the opening installment of the four-part epic ``Der Ring des Nibelungen." The cast includes Vitalij Kowaljow in his debut as Wotan; baritone Gordon Hawkins as Alberich; tenor Arnold Bezuyen as Loge; and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung as Fricka. Performances continue through March 15. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave. Contact: Gary Murphy, LA Opera, (213) 972-7554; Erin Kane, LA Opera, (213) 972-7274.


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