Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
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8 a.m. ELYSIAN PARK - LAPD Metro Division will present the sixth annual Randy Simmons 5K Challenge Run, Crossfit and Bike Ride in honor of the first LAPD SWAT officer killed in the line of duty. The event also includes the 26- and 60-mile Police Unity Tour Bike Ride. Proceeds benefit the Randy Simmons Foundation.
Los Angeles Police Academy, 1880 N. Academy Road.
Contact: LAPD Metro Division, (213) 972-2420; LAPD Media Relations, (213) 486-5910.
9 a.m. LYNWOOD — The county Fire Department will conduct the last Community Emergency Response Team training, presented by the Lynwood Senior Citizen Center. Fire Capt. Shawn Smith will teach the classes.
Center, 11331 Ernestine Ave.
Contact: Marisela Santana, city, (310) 603-0220, ext. 502, or cell, (310) 387-6639.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti's Office of Immigrant Affairs will host a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Application Session featuring attorneys and trained volunteers.
Spring Street Steps, 200 N. Spring
St. Contact: city, (213) 978-0741.
9:30 a.m. SOUTH EL MONTE — More than 40 teams will participate in the second annual Dragon Boat Race and Festival, racing ornately decorated, 500-pound boats across a 250-meter course.
Legg Lake, Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, 750 S. Santa Anita Ave.
Contact: PIA Joyce Fitzpatrick, Parks and Recreation, (626) 934-3860, or PIO Andre Herndon, (213) 738-2963.
11 a.m. SANTA MONICA — The city will celebrate the opening of its Civic Center Parks, including Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square. The event will include Tongva dancers, storytelling and a performance installation. Mayor Pam O'Connor will provide a welcome speech at 11:45 a.m. Chapman University professor Paul Apodaca will be the emcee.
Tongva Park, 1615 Ocean Ave.
Contact: Ashley Rodgers, (310) 977-7683; Alaine Azcona, (213) 453-6449.