L.A. Daybook


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Posted on January 23, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Associated Press L.A. Daybook for Thursday, Jan. 24.


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Jan. 24. 8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A hearing is scheduled in guardianship proceedings regarding the three children of the late pop star Michael Jackson.

Dept. 5, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St.

Contact: court clerk, (213) 974-5594.

Jan. 24. 8:30 a.m. VAN NUYS - Arraignment is scheduled for former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley, who is charged with 13 misdemeanor counts for allegedly attacking his estranged wife on five occasions in 2011 and 2012.

Location: Dept. 101, Van Nuys Courthouse, 14400 Erwin Street Mall.

Contact: (818) 374-2648


Jan. 24. 9 a.m. REDONDO BEACH - Authorities will hold a news conference to announce a reward for information leading an arrest and conviction in a stabbing attack on two teens at the Galleria Mall on Dec. 29. Also on hand will be the parents of one of the victims.

City Council chamber, Civic Center complex, 415 Diamond St.

Contact: Lt. Joe Hoffman, (310) 379-2477, ext. 2345.


Jan. 24. 10 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Councilman Bernard Parks will hold a news conference to announce the completed installation and operation of six security cameras at Jackie Tatum Harvard Park. In case of rain, conference will be held in the park gym.

Location: Park, 1535 W. 62nd St.

Contact: Brittney Marin, city, (213) 631-1447.


Jan. 24. 10:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Councilmen Eric Garcetti and Paul Koretz will hold a news conference to urge swift passage of a federal assault weapons ban. Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michel Moore is also expected to attend. Firearms and magazines that would be banned under the law will be displayed. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the third-floor rotunda.

Location: City Hall, first street steps, 200 N. Spring St.

Contact: Diego de la Garza, city, (213) 473-7571.

Jan. 24. 11 a.m. PANORAMA CITY - Police Chief Charlie Beck will take part in a memorial ceremony to honor seven Valley Traffic Division officers who were killed in the line of duty from 1973 to 1994. The program will feature a performance by the L.A. Police Motor Drill Team, bagpipers playing Amazing Grace and buglers playing Taps. Broadway actress Lisa Fairmont will sing the National Anthem and actor Patrick Gorman will recite an original poem. Elected officials are also expected to attend the event.

Location: LAPD's Valley Traffic Division, 7870 Nollan Place.

Contact: Officer Kevin Vanklaveren, LAPD, (818) 644-8066.

Jan. 24. Noon. CIVIC CENTER - Various organizations will rally and partake in a news conference as part of "National Days of Solidarity with Venezuela." The groups will send messages of good wishes to Venezuela President Hugo Chavez and declare their opposition to U.S. interference in the country, according to contact.

Location: Downtown Federal Building, 300 N. Los Angeles St.

Contact: Harriet Tubman Social Justice Center, (323) 306-6240.

Jan. 24. 3 p.m. RESEDA - LAPD officials will hold news conference to display recovered jewelry and discuss the arrests and convictions of the people who pilfered the merchandise.

Location: LAPD West Valley Division, Community Room, 19020 Vanowen St.

Contact: John Dunlop, LAPD, (818) 374-7712.

Jan. 24. 6 p.m. PASADENA - The city's annual State of the City address will be presented by Mayor Bill Bogaard, themed "Celebrating Success." The event will include a full-scale model display -- weather permitting -- of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars Curiosity Rover. JPL deputy director retired Lt. Gen. Eugene Tattini will also join the mayor on stage to share some recent successes of JPL's Mars Science Laboratory Team and the Curiosity Rover.

Location: Caltech, Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave.

Contact: William Boyer, city PIO, (626) 744-4755.


Jan. 24. 6 p.m. LOS ANGELES - An official sendoff ceremony for Special Olympics Team USA will include two-time U.S. Olympic decathlon gold medallist and Special Olympics Southern California founder, Rafer Johnson. The team will depart for the Special Olympics 2013 World Winter Games in the Republic of Korea. From 6 to 7 p.m., meet and greet/interview period; from 7 to 8:30 p.m., dinner/ceremony featuring Olympians. Other special guests include Olympic gold medallist and professional soccer player Julie Foudy, Softball World Championship and Olympic gold medallist Amanda Freed, and more.

Location: Crowne Plaza- LAX, 5985 W. Century Blvd.

Contact: Jennifer Becker, Special Olympics, (818) 786-1606, or cell, (619) 405-0625.

Jan. 24. 6:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES - "A Night of Entertainment with Don Mattingly hosted by George Lopez" will be held to benefit Mattingly Charities and the Dodgers Dream Foundation. The evening features a line-up of comedians and a tour of the Sports Museum of Los Angeles. Reception and silent auction at 6:30 p.m.; opening remarks by Lopez at 8:15 p.m.; comedic performances at 8:15 p.m.; Q&A session with Dodgers manager Mattingly at 9 p.m.

Location: SMLA, 1900 S. Main St.

Contact: Dodgers PR, (323) 224-1301.


Jan. 24. 7 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Press Club will present a discussion about Twitter with Martin Beck, social media and reader engagement editor of the L.A. Times, and Tony Pierce, online editor at KPCC.

Location: Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd.

Contact: (323) 669-8081.


Jan. 25. 11:30 a.m. KIMMEL WALK OF FAME — Jimmy Kimmel to receive 2,489th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of television.

Location: 6840 Hollywood Boulevard in front of El Capitan Entertainment Centre

Contacts: Ana Martinez, 323-468-1376; Stargirl(at)hollywoodchamber.net

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