Associated Press L.A. Daybook for Thursday, Oct. 11.
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Oct. 11. 8 a.m. WEATHER STATION — A dedication ceremony will be held for the Pierce College Weather Station — one of the longest running stationary sites in the country -- which underwent "significant" upgrades. Expected participants include climatologist William Patzert of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, college President Kathleen Burke-Kelly, hosts Jason Finley, a geography/meteorology assistant professor and station director, and longtime station volunteer Steve Woodruff. Recently retired geography/meteorology professor and former station director William Russell will be honored with a lifetime service award.
Location: 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills
Contact: Finley, college, (818) 610-6555
Oct. 11. 8:30 a.m. SPEARS CONSERVATORSHIP — A hearing is scheduled in the Britney Spears conservatorship case. The singer's father, Jamie Spears, and attorney Andrew Wallet have permanent conservatorship powers over the entertainer's money and business affairs.
Location: Dept. 9, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles
Contact: court clerk, (213) 974-5598
Oct. 11.8:30 a.m. GARRISON TRIAL DATE — A trial date is scheduled to be set for actor Lane Garrison, who is charged with a misdemeanor count of battery involving his ex-girlfriend. He was on parole at the time in connection with a drunken driving crash that killed a 17-year-old Beverly Hills High School student.
Location: Dept. 1, Beverly Hills Courthouse, 9355 Burton Way
Contact: (310) 288-1202
Oct. 11.8:30 a.m. BLOOMFIELD NEWS CONFERENCE — Congressional candidate Bill Bloomfield will hold a news conference to announce he has received a "seal of approval" from the group No Labels, which is pushing a congressional reform plan that includes the "No Budget, No Pay Act."
Location: Marquee 1 room, Doubletree Hotel, 1707 Fourth St., Santa Monica
Contact: Sabrina Wazzan, campaign, (310) 310-8205, or cell, (310) 889-8831
Oct. 11.9:10 a.m. MAYOR GROUNDBREAKING — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilman Eric Garcetti and development company representatives will take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the BLVD 6200 North development, which will include 500 residential units and 80,000 square feet of retail space.
Location: W Hollywood hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Contact: Barb Solish, mayor's office, (213) 978-0741.
Oct. 11. 9:30 a.m. BORDER SEIZURE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex will announce the seizure of 200 mattresses that failed federal open-flame standards. Partnering in the event are representatives from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD). Note: Entrance is on 230th Street. Parking lot for media is on left side of building. Personnel will direct media to the warehouse entrance on the left side of the building. Please have media IDs ready for check-in. Please RSVP via email no later than Thursday, Oct. 11 (day of the event) by 8 a.m
Location: FCL Warehouse (Do not disclose the name/location for security purposes.), 23011 Wilmington Ave., Carson
Oct. 11. 10 a.m. VETERANS HIRING FAIR — The Military Spouse Business Alliance is holding a hiring fair and career forum exclusively for spouses of active duty members, guardsmen, reservists and retired veterans. Members of the media who have RSVP'd will meet at Camp Pendleton's MAIN GATE at 9:45 a.m. on THURSDAY to be escorted to the event.
Location: Camp Pendleton
Contacts: Camp Pendleton Public Affairs, (760) 725-5044
Oct. 11. 10:30 a.m. MAYOR GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT — Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa will announce a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Justice to expand Los Angeles' gang reduction efforts citywide. Villaraigosa will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to share best practices for gang reduction abroad.
Location: Mayor's Press Conference Room at Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Room 303, Los Angeles
Contacts: Vicki Curry, vicki.curry(at)lacity.org, 213-978-0741
Oct. 11. Noon. FIRST RESPONDERS LUNCHEON — The 33rd annual Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics Recognition Luncheon will be held, celebrating the contributions of public safety officers in the Northwest Valley. City Councilmen Mitchell Englander and Dennis Zine are expected to attend, along with former Councilmen Greig Smith and Hal Bernson, LAD Chief Charlie Beck, LAFD Chief Brian Cummings and various other elected and public safety officials.
Location: Odyssey restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Drive, Granada Hills
Contact: Matt Meyerhoff, Englander's office, (213) 473-7012, or cell, (818) 293-8962.
Oct. 11.1 p.m. FARM BILL PANEL — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and The California Endowment will host a panel discussion on "Food for Our Families, Fuel for Our Economy: Why the Farm Bill Matters to Cities," aimed at highlighting the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Rep. Judy Chu, D-El Monte, is among those expected to attend.
Location: Room 350, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles
Contact: Paula Daniels, city, (213) 473-9924; Stephen David Simon, PR, (323) 449-5356.
Oct. 11.5:30 p.m. CAL STATE LA AWARD — Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Olga Shalygin Orloff will receive the Cal State Los Angeles Alumna of the Year Award during CSULA's 38th annual Alumni Awards gala. Honorees include Guillermo Zuniga, president/CEO of Grifols Biologicals, with the University Service Award; Fred Daneshgaran, a professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with the Distinguished Faculty Alumnus Award; and Cynthia Kawa, CEO of New Horizons, Ace Fence Company CEO American Tang; and Pamela Wiley-Wells, president of the Los Angeles Speech and Language Therapy Center, with the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Reception at 5:30 p.m.; dinner program at 6:30 p.m.; awards at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles
Contact: Paul Browning, CSULA, (323) 343-3044; Margie Low, CSULA, (323) 343-3047.
Oct. 11.7:30 p.m. WHITNEY TRIBUTE — "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" will be held at the Nokia Theatre. The program, which will feature Jennifer Hudson and Usher, will be taped as a one-hour special and will feature never-before-seen footage and interviews and artists sharing their memories.
Location: 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles
Contact: Cara Vanderhook, AEG, (213) 742-7273
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