Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Friday, Sept. 20
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10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois will join Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge to announce a $3.6 million restoration of the century-old Southern Pacific Lankershim/North Hollywood Train Depot near the Metro Orange and Red Lines. The project will take 10 months to complete and be financed with $2.5 million in Proposition C half-cent sales tax funds and $1.1 million in Los Angeles city funds. Train Depot, 5373 N. Lankershim Blvd. Contact: Rick Jager, Metro, (213) 922-2707; Marc Littman, Metro, (213) 922-4609.
10:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Wounded Warrior Project, a nonpartisan organization that helps injured service members, will host the Style & Beauty Suite. Military personnel and their families will be treated to spa services and gift bags and get a chance to mingle with celebrities. Expected host celebrities include Linda Cardellini ("Mad Men"), Elizabeth Reaser ("Twilight"), Fred Willard ("Modern Family"), Jason George ("Mistresses") and Olympic volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. Media check-in at 10:30 a.m.; red carpet at 11 a.m.; speech by Dan Nevins and Kevin Pearce of WWP at 2:15 p.m.; party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Avalon Hollywood, 1735 N. Vine St. Contact: Amy Malin, (818) 672-1268; Duane DeVorak, (904) 405-1208.
Noon PASADENA — The city's Playhouse District will celebrate international PARK(ing) Day by transforming two parking spaces into temporary parklets — making it the first San Gabriel Valley city to participate in the event. Book readings will take place outside Vroman's Bookstore and Zeli's Coffee Bar as well as live art by watercolor artist Pete Morris. Colorado Boulevard, between El Molino and Oak Knoll. Contact: Josefina Mora, Playhouse District, (626) 744-0340.
2:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Covered California will host a town hall discussion for community leaders and stakeholders on the state's health insurance marketplace. Participants include Reps. Judy Chu and Tony Cardenas, Assemblymen Richard Bloom, Adrin Nazarian and Scott Wilk, and state Sens. Carol Liu, Fran Pavley and Alex Padilla. Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Health Education Center Auditorium, 15107 Vanowen St. Contact: Dana Howard, (916) 205-8403. 1:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES — A motions hearing is scheduled in a wrongful death lawsuit against Van Nuys Copters LLC filed by Jerie Rydstrom, the widow of Darren Rydstrom. The cameraman was one of three people killed in a helicopter crash during production of a military-themed reality show for the Discovery Channel in Acton. Dept. 91, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: Court clerk, (213) 974-6225.
4:30 p.m. UNIVERSAL CITY — Universal Studios will begin its annual "Halloween Horror Nights" with the "Eyegore Awards" to honor horror genre stars. Honorees include special effects specialist Greg Nicotero, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler of English rock band Black Sabbath (presented by Sharon Osbourne), Jason Blum, producer of "Insidious" and "Insidious: Chapter 2" and actor/producer Danny Trejo ("Machete" and "Machete Kills"). Expected guests include Vanessa Hudgens, Chad Michael Murray, Jack Osbourne and Christopher Wolfe ("Sharknado"). Media must RSVP. Media must check-in by 5:30 p.m.; arrivals at 6 p.m.; awards at 7:45 p.m. Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza. Contact: Audrey Eig, NBC Universal, (818) 622-2962, or cell, (818) 535-4859; Trana Pittam, NBC Universal, international/online media, (818) 622-5985, or cell, (818) 916-1462.
5 p.m. ARCADIA — The three-day, 55th annual Pasadena Greek Fest will begin, featuring live entertainment, cuisine and pastries, cooking demonstrations, folk dancing, lectures on Greek history and religion, a Kids' Fun Zone with rock climbing, carnival games, rides and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit community outreach programs run by Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive. Contact: Susan Bejeckian, (626) 570-1051, or cell, (626) 232-3040.
7 p.m. LOS ANGELES - LA Fashion Corner will present "Sunsets Night Out" fashion show benefiting breast cancer awareness. The Emmy Awards weekend event will a fashion networking reception, vendors and exhibitors. Expected guests include Christian Oliver ("Valkyrie"), David DeLuise ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), former Clippers player Kareem Rush and Michael Williams ("The Wire"). Fashion event and pink carpet reception 7 p.m.; fashion show at 9 p.m. Boulevard3, 6523 W. Sunset Blvd. Contact: email@example.com.; firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30 p.m. ROWLAND HEIGHTS — The Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley will host a "Let's Be Honest" community town hall forum featuring a panel of Muslim leaders discussing hot-button issues facing the community. Islamic Center, 19164 E. Walnut Drive North. Contact: Marium Mohiuddin, (323) 258-6722.
8 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The 2013 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party will be held, presented by L'Oreal Paris and bebe. Expected attendees include Scott Bakula, Mayim Bialik, Connie Britton, Linda Cardellini, Anna Chlumsky, Stephen Colbert, Carson Daly, Laura Dern, Tyler Ferguson, Neil Patrick Harris, Allison Janney, Stacy Keibler, Padma Lakshmi, Nathan Lane, Taryn Manning, Jack McBrayer, Maria Menounos, Alyssa Milano, Amber Riley, Jeremy Sisto, Michelle Trachtenberg and Allison Williams. Media check-in at 8 p.m.; arrivals at 9 p.m. Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place. Contact: Andy Gelb or Rachael Trager, (310) 461-0111.