Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Wednesday, Oct. 2
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Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Wednesday, Oct. 2
8 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual "Access L.A. City Hall" event, a networking breakfast and meeting with City Council members on issues important to businesses. The program includes a presentation of the 2013 Los Angeles City Council Districts Economic Report. Topics include business growth and job creation. Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Controller Ron Galperin, City Council president Herb Wesson and City Attorney Mike Feuer are scheduled to speak. Breakfast reception and meet-and-greet with city elected officials at 8 a.m.; council's jobs & growth meeting and presentation of economic report at 10 a.m. City Hall's council chamber, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Ani Okkasian, (213) 580-7544; Mandy Denaux, (213) 580-7532.
8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — A final status conference is scheduled in a court petition to determine who among various claimants owns an 840-pound Brazilian emerald. Dept. 56, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: Court clerk, (213) 974-5671.
8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — A status conference is scheduled for Joshua Woodward, a restaurateur charged with attempting on four occasions to kill his then-girlfriend's unborn baby through use of a drug that can be used to terminate pregnancies. She ultimately miscarried. Dept. 30, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-6011.
8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Arraignment is scheduled for Raymond Sherman Jr., Troy Marsay Hammock and Everett Oneal Allen, who are charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Nordstrom Rack store in Westchester. Sherman, who was arrested in Arizona, is charged with sexually assaulting one of the store's employees. Co-defendants Rochelle Monique Sherman and Paula Roneshia Bradley are charged with being accessories after the fact. Dept. 126, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5769.
9:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Jury deliberations will resume in trial of Katherine Jackson's negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live over the death of her son, Michael Jackson. Dept. 28, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: Court public information office, (213) 974-5227.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Testimony will continue in a retrial of Los Angeles firefighter Jabari Jumaane's discrimination suit against the city. A jury earlier found in favor of the city and rejected Jumaane's claim that he was mistreated because he is black, but a judge overturned the verdict after finding it was racially motivated. Dept. 45, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: Court clerk, (213) 974-6209.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The county's Human Relations Commission will release its Annual Report on Hate Crime, featuring discussions on white supremacist activity and other racialized gang violence. District Attorney Jackie Lacey is scheduled to speak. Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Third Floor, 500 W. Temple St. Contact: Rafael Carbajal, (213) 738-2065, or cell, (213) 503-1835.
12 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The Youth Justice Coalition and other community groups will hold a news conference to denounce a court decision allowing a gang injunction in Echo Park despite resident opposition. The conference will be followed by a march to City Attorney Mike Feuer's office, where group members will deliver their own "community injunction." News conference at Roybal Learning Center, 1200 Colton St., then march down Temple Street to City Hall on Main Street, ending action in front of Feuer's office, City Hall East, 200 N. Main St. Contact: Julio Marquez, (323) 392-3358; Kruti Parekh, (323) 490-0601.
3 p.m. LOS ANGELES — An information and training session will be held for media interested in learning more about the Affordable Care Act. The first half of the session will cover topics such as Medi-Cal expansion, coverage through Covered California and changes for private insurers. The second half will feature a question-and-answer session. The event will be held by ONE LA — a coalition including 60 countywide nonprofit and faith-based institutions — which will help sign up eligible families in Covered California during an event Oct. 13. Participants include NLSLA lawyers Katie Murphy and Cori Racela; ONE LA representative Eduardo Chavez and Yvonne Marijimenez of NLSLA. Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, 13327 Van Nuys Blvd. Contact: Martha Ugarte, (818) 398-2578.
6 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The Aero Club of Southern California will meet. The program includes a talk by astronaut Anna Fisher on her experience in NASA's space shuttle program. The San Pedro native, with Sally Ride, was one of the first American women in the "Class of 1978," as a mission specialist on space shuttle Discovery, and is the capsule communicator for the International Space Station. Mixer reception at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m. San Pedro Elks Lodge, 1748 Cumbre Drive. Contact: Nissen Davis, Aero Club, (310) 729-6510.
7 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles will host a conversation between survivors of the Dos Erres massacre, during which at least 160 Guatemalans were killed in 1982, and specialists with the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala who have used DNA sampling to charge suspected killers. CARECEN, 2845 7th St. Contact: Martha Arevalo, CARECEN, (626) 524-4961; Jorge-Mario Cabrera, CHIRLA, (562) 243-5559.