L.A. Daybook


Associated Press

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 30 at 8:30 AM

Associated Press L.A. Daybook for Tuesday, April 30.


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April 30. 6 a.m. BEVERLY HILLS - The four-day 16th annual Milken Institute Global Conference will continue, themed "Where the World Connects." More than 600 speakers are scheduled, including former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, former Vice President Al Gore, NBA Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson, News Corp. Chairman/CEO Rupert Murdoch, retired U.S. Army general and politician Wesley Clark, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Tuesday's program includes a lunch panel discussion with Blair and Michael Milken, a book signing of Gore's "Six Drivers of Global Change" and the Leaders in Philanthropy and Impact Investing invitation-only dinner and discussion.

Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd.

Contact: Conrad Kiechel, MI, (310) 570-4668.

April 30. 8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Former NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez will visit second-, third- and fourth-graders at KIPP Raices Academy to share his life story. Hernandez recently took part in NASA's 128th shuttle mission to the International Space Station, contact says.

668 Atlantic Blvd.

Contact: Jelena Dobic, (323) 793-4027; Glenn Gritzner, (310) 923-1551.

April 30. 10 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Testimony is scheduled to begin in trial of Katherine Jackson's negligence suit against AEG Live. She blames the company's hiring, supervision and retention of Dr. Conrad Murray as a contributing factor in the death of her pop superstar son, Michael Jackson.

Dept. 28, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St.

Contact: court clerk, (213) 974-5633.

April 30. 10 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., -- authors of the bipartisan immigration reform bill -- will participate in a panel on the legislative path to comprehensive immigration reform as part of an immigration forum hosted by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. The program also includes USC public policy professor Dowell Myers and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez in a conversation on the importance of immigration to the economy and jobs. Both panels will be moderated by Ann Compton, a White House correspondent for ABC News Radio. Former Mexico President Vicente Fox will close the event with a talk on a global perspective on U.S. immigration reform, moderated by Univision anchor Gabriela Teissier.

USC, Town and Gown Ballroom, 665 Exposition Blvd.

Contact: Merrill Balassone, USC, (916) 444-1380.

April 30. 11:30 a.m. HOLLYWOOD - Radio personality "Shotgun Tom" Kelly will receive the 2,496th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Guest speakers are scheduled to include Stevie Wonder and K-Earth 1-1 program director Jhani Kaye.

7080 Hollywood Blvd.

Contact: Ana Martinez, chamber, (323) 469-8311, or, (323) 468-1376.

April 30. 11:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Jane Harman, director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former California congresswoman, will assess Homeland Security just two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings, in a lecture titled "The Second Decade After 9/11 -- Should Our Homeland Security Response be Different?" hosted by Town Hall Los Angeles. Reception at 11:30 a.m.; luncheon at noon; lecture at 12:30 p.m.; Q&A session to follow.

Millennium Biltmore, 506 S. Grand Ave.

Contact: Marian Shima, THLA, (213) 312-9303.

April 30. 1 p.m. WEST LOS ANGELES - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join airport officials to swear in Patrick M. Gannon as chief of the Los Angeles Airport Police.

Flight Path Learning Center and Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Hwy., LAX Imperial Terminal.

Contact: Belinda Nettles, with airport police, (424) 646-5591; or Karla Ortiz, with airport police, (310) 877-0044.

April 30. 4:40 p.m. ELYSIAN PARK - Korean YouTube sensation PSY will meet Korean Dodger player Hyun-Jin Ryu after he pitches for the first time as a major league player. Ryu will present PSY with a jersey following the game against the Rockies. At 4:40 p.m., auto and stadium gates open; at 7:10 p.m., game begins; photo opportunity on the field post-game.

Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave.

Contact: Dodgers, (323) 224-1301.

April 30. 6 p.m. BEVERLY HILLS - The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors will present the ninth annual American Spirit Awards, honoring former Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., the chairman/CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America; former Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures executive Frank Price; Jerry Petry, chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation; and Teri Schwartz, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

The Beverly Hills Hotel, Rodeo Room, 9641 Sunset Blvd.

Contact: John Blanchette, (310) 396-1521, or cell, (310) 487-0350.

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