Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Wednesday, May 22.
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3:01 a.m. VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE — An unarmed Minuteman III missile will be test-launched sometime between 3:01 a.m. and 9:01 a.m. from Launch Facility 4. Launch update and rumor control line, 606-VAND. After-hours contact: (805) 606-9961.
8 a.m. SANTA MONICA - The B. Riley 2013 Investor Conference will conclude. The three-day event will feature 200 consumer and tech sub-sectors, including retail and restaurants, consumer products, semiconductors, software, optical, aerospace and defense, media and entertainment, Internet and automotive. Registration at 7 a.m.; program at 8 a.m. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave. Contact: (310) 689-2228.
8:30 a.m. LONG BEACH - Sentencing is scheduled for Kevin Darnell Pearson, one of three men convicted of raping and murdering a woman whose nude body was found on a freeway embankment in Long Beach in 1998. Jurors recommended a death sentence. The California Supreme Court reversed an earlier death sentence in January 2012. Dept. 10, Long Beach Courthouse, 415 W. Ocean Blvd. Contact: (562) 491-6245.
8:30 a.m. SAN FERNANDO - A preliminary hearing date is scheduled to be set for Tobias Dustin Summers, the prime suspect in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10-year-old Northridge girl. Co-defendant Daniel Martinez is charged with kidnapping and burglary. Dept. H, San Fernando Courthouse, 900 Third St. Contact: (818) 898-2620.
9 a.m. LONG BEACH - The three-day Space Tech Conference will continue, with a spotlight on developments in the commercial space crew and cargo field. Executive leadership from NASA, Boeing, SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Corp., Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance will be among those participating. An exhibit hall will feature more than 140 companies showcasing their latest products. Registration at 8 a.m.; exhibit hall open 9 a.m.; conference at 9:15 a.m. Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Hall A, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Contact: Blanca Balaguer, (877) 842-6289.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will announce an auto insurance rate decrease, valued at $70 million and affecting more than 1 million Southern California drivers. 2601 S. Figueroa St. Contact: (916) 492-3566.
Noon VARIOUS - Thousands of health care workers at University of California medical centers will conclude a two-day strike. Picket line locations include UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica, with a rally planned at noon; and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, 757 Westwood Plaza, Westwood, where noon and 6 p.m. rallies are planned. Contact: Jelger Kalmijn, UPTE, (619) 370-3753; Jamie McDole, UPTE, (916) 607-4601; Kevin Brown, AFSCME for the UCLA picket, (609) 220-8155; Todd Stenhouse, AFSCME, (916) 397- 1131 or (301) 704-7854.
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