Wednesday, July 1, 2009

City News budget for Wednesday

       Wednesday, July 1, 2009 

     City News Service Budget of Activities


8 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will take the oath of office for his second term as mayor at 11 a.m. Also to be sworn in are City Controller-elect Wendy Greuel, City Attorney-elect Carmen Trutanich, Councilman- elect Paul Koretz and reelected council members Eric Garcetti, Ed Reyes, Dennis Zine, Richard Alarcon, Jan Perry, Bill Rosendahl and Janice Hahn. The program will include Grammy winner Patti Austin singing the national anthem, and a helicopter fly-over by members of the Los Angeles city Fire Department. Media must check in at First Street between Main and Spring streets between 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; final access at 10:45 a.m. NOTE: Trutanich will hold a media availability at 1 p.m. in the eighth floor conference room. City Hall, south lawn, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Sarah Hamilton, Villaraigosa aide, (213) 978-0741.


8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Leonard Mitchell, who is charged in the shooting deaths of two people, including an innocent bystander who worked as a records clerk at the sheriff's station in Compton. Dept. 31, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213)974-7272.


9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Testimony will continue in the trial of Miguel Magallon, who is accused of fatally shooting a Los Angeles County police captain. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Dept. 109, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5721.


9:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A news conference will be held to being an effort to recall Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will begin. Contact says updates will be provided on investigations into Villaraigosa. Pictures of Villaraigosa ``cavorting with Playmate cuties who are in various states of nudity'' will be distributed, contact says. City Hall, South Steps, Under the Recall Mayor sign, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: John Walsh, (323) 469-4178.

 9:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles Board of Public Works will meet. Agenda includes a report on the status of construction bond programs; and a recommendation to deny a Church of Scientology special events permit application. City Hall, room 350, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: James Gibson, Executive Officer, (213) 978-0261.

10 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Bus Riders Union, Los Angeles Community Action Network and South Asian Network will demonstrate during Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's inauguration ceremony, calling for him to shift his priorities to ``services, jobs and bus system improvements.'' City Hall, First Street between Spring and Main streets. Contact: Manuel Criollo, (323) 243-9304; Pete White, (213) 434-1594..


2 p.m. HOLLYWOOD - Korean pop star Shin Hae Chul and his band N.EX.T. will hold a news conference to announce the U.S. leg of the band's ``Awakening" world tour. A concert will be held Saturday. NOTE: Call contact for media availability on Thursday. John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East. Contact: Tony Kwon, (213) 820-1284 or (562) 480-1561.


2 p.m. LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Unified board members-elect Steve Zimmer and Nury Martinez will be sworn in to office and a new board president will be elected for the 2009-10 school year. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and California Supreme Court Associate Justice Carlos Moreno are scheduled to attend. In addition, a special meeting of the board will take place at 4:30 p.m. Board room, LAUSD headquarters, 333 S. Beaudry Ave. Contact: (213) 241-6766.


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