Wednesday, June 16, 2010

City News budget for Wednesday

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


City News Service Budget of Activities


8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee will meet. Agenda includes expanding the San Fernando Valley State Enterprise Zone; and a report on the city's Neighborhood Stabilization Program. City Hall, room 1010, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Sharon Gin, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1064.

9 a.m. STUDIO CITY - Los Angeles County Deputy Assessor John Noguez will speak on declining home values and his plan to help Los Angeles homeowners at an event hosted by Escrow of the West. Sportsmen's Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd. Contact: Jeanna Zelin, PR, (480) 298-0928; Lisa Loeffler, (602) 319-5982.


 9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Energy and Environment Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report on the Department of Water and Power's budget and long-term strategic plan. City Hall, room 1050, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Allan Alietti, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1080.

 9 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will attend the Hire LA Youth Employer Engagement Breakfast. Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. Bixel St. Contact: mayor's communications office, (213) 978-0741.

9:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The city of Los Angeles' Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners will meet. Martin Luther King Jr. Therapeutic Recreation Center, 3916 S. Western Ave. Contact: Andrea Epstein, LADRP, (213) 202-2690; Harvey Drut, LADRP, (213) 202-2696.

10 a.m. MONTEREY PARK - Sheriff Lee Baca, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other officials will hold a news conference to oppose the governor's proposal to eliminate funding for drug treatment programs. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Headquarters, 4700 Ramona Blvd. Contact: LAPD media relations, (213)486-5910; sheriff's PIO Nicole Nishida, (323) 810-1973; Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau, (323) 267-4800.


10 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A news conference will be held to announce the filing of damage claims against the city in connection with scuffles that broke out at the May 21 Los Angeles City Council meeting when members backed off on a plan to block rent increases. City Hall, South Lawn, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Jaime Segall-Gutierrez, (626) 227-5483.

10 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council will meet. Agenda includes the City Administrative Officer's 2009-10 year-end financial status report; opposition to commercial whaling. A closed-door session may be held to discuss labor negotiations and other budget-balancing matters. City Hall, room 350, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: city clerk, (213) 978-1059.

10:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - County Supervisor Gloria Molina will join 100 elementary school students and parents to dedicate ``El Parque Nuestro,'' the first in the county's park system to use recycled materials for benches and tables, smart irrigation, solar lighting and a porous concrete jogging path. The park is also equipped with drought-tolerant plants, play and fitness equipment and barbecue pits. 1675 Gage Ave. Contact: Molina aide Angie Castro, (213) 703-2823.


12:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES - An opening celebration will be held for Walden House, a residential treatment facility for drug addicts recently released from prison. The facility will provide a home for up to 160 men, along with behavioral health treatment, individual and group therapy and job search assistance. Expected attendees are Sheriff Lee Baca and Walden House President Vitka Eisen. 2307 W. Sixth St. Contact: Grier Mathews, (415) 246-4054.

1 p.m. LYNWOOD - Department of Children and Family Services and Sheriff's Department officials will host the ``Incarcerated Parents Project'' at the Century Regional Detention Facility. The program promotes family bonds between the children of inmates and their parents, contact says. A tour of the facility will be included, but tour participants need to be cleared in advance. Kenneth Hahn Auditorium, Century Regional Detention Facility, 11705 S. Alameda St. Contact: Neil Zanville, DCFS Office of Public Affairs, (213) 351-5886 or, day of event, Alma Golla, (213) 840-0932.

 2 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Public Works Committee will meet. Agenda includes a motion that would allow nonprofit sponsors of special events to have an installment payment plan for reimbursing fees associated with city services; administrative penalties for noncombustible rubbish. City Hall, room 1010, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Adam Lid, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1076.


 6 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles County and the cities of Culver City, Inglewood and Los Angeles will host a meeting on the La Cienega Boulevard Corridor Study to look at ways to improve traffic flow. Los Angeles Baha'i Center, 5755 Rodeo Road. Contact: Philip Law, SCAG, (213) 236-1841.

 6 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - LA Opera will present the last of Richard Wagner's four-part ``Der Ring des Nibelungen'' with a performance of ``Gotterdammerung." The event completes the second of three cycle sets. Stars include Placido Domingo as Siegmund, tenor John Treleaven as Siegfried and soprano Linda Watson as Brunnhilde. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave. Contact: Gary Murphy, LA Opera, (213) 972-7554; Kimberly Henshaw, LA Opera, (213) 972-7347.


 6 p.m. MAYWOOD - A group of Maywood residents will build a barricade and sit in the street and block access to their homes during an emergency drill, as part of a protest of LAUSD plans to build a school in the area. Contact says the district voted to use eminent domain to obtain property for the campus. Corner of 58th Street and King. Contact: Leonardo Vilchis, (213) 631-8574; Hector Alvarado, (323) 819-7164.


7 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Prints and Drawings Council will host the world premiere screening of Rhino Films and Foundation Films' documentary ``Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin.''' Williams is expected to attend and answer questions following the film, sign books and spend time with the audience. The movie recounts Williams' emergence from his Kustom Kulture (Von Dutch, Big Daddy Roth) and Zap Comix (R. Crumb) to become a celebrated artist. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: Rebecca Man, LACMA, (323) 857-6558.


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