Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Tuesday, Sept. 17
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7:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The third annual U.S.-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum organized by the Saudi Committee for International Trade, the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council and Saudi-U.S. Trade Group will continue. Topics to be covered include energy, health care, education, construction, oil and gas, petrochemicals, power and water. Tuesday's program includes a 9 a.m. keynote introduction with Saudi Minister of Commerce and Industry Tawfig Alrabiah and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, among others. The event concludes Wednesday. JW Marriott, 900 W. Olympic Blvd. Contact: Lucien Zeigler, (202) 320-5920.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — A hard-hat tour of the site of The Broad, a contemporary art museum by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, will be held. The 120,000-square-foot, $140 million building will feature two floors of gallery space to showcase the more than 2,000 pieces of art in The Broad Art Foundation and the Broads' personal collections. Scheduled speakers include the Broads and Mayor Eric Garcetti. Broadcast crews set up time at 9 a.m.; remarks at 10 a.m.; tour at 10:30 a.m. Broad Museum, 221 S. Grand Ave. Contact: Susan Clarke Chandrasekhar, (310) 552-4181; Alex Capriotti, (310) 399-4004 or Rachel Bauch, (323) 841-4139.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Board of Fire Commissioners, with four new members, will meet. The agenda includes the election of the board president and vice president; a report giving an overview of the Los Angeles Fire Department; a report on the department's disciplinary process and civil grand jury recommendations regarding the department's response times and a report on consulting services related to the Computer Aided Dispatch System. Fire Commission Meeting Room 1820, City Hall East, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Leticia Gomez, executive assistant, (213) 978-3838.
9:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners will meet. The agenda includes a report on the inspector general's recommendations in his Employment Litigation Audit. Police Administration Building, Police Commission Board Room, 100 W. First St. Contact: Tamryn Catania, (213) 236-1400.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council will meet. The agenda includes consideration of a ballot measure to create a city public health department; confirmation hearings for commission appointees, including former mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez to the Fire and Police Pension Commission; an ordinance to have both the City Clerk and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment administer the 2014 Neighborhood Council Elections; a report on a green retrofit program fund; a report on making Los Angeles a "no kill" city; a report on curbing hit-and-run crimes and reports on L.A. Streetcar funding. Council Chamber, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: City clerk, (213) 978-1060.
9:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Veterans will rally and call on Congress to implement comprehensive immigration legislation. City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Martha Figueroa, (323) 893-0024; Mike Roth, (916) 813-1554.
10 a.m. MONTEREY PARK — Chinese dissidents will protest at the Monterey Park police station for the alleged detaining of two people during a flag- raising ceremony at Barnes Park. 320 W. Newmark Ave. Contact: James Zheng, (626) 227-4575.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — San Diego Chargers player Dwight Freeney, City Councilman Herb Wesson and Vision To Learn founder Austin Beutner will announce that the nonprofit has provided 10,000 local low-income students with free vision care. Dozens of students who have received free eyeglasses will be present. Baldwin Hills Elementary School, 5421 Rodeo Rd. Contact: Sarah Sheahan, (323) 875-9152.
11 a.m. BEVERLY HILLS — The Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth will begin its two-day business conference. Tuesday's schedule includes talks by Michael White, chairman/president/CEO of DirecTV at 1:30 p.m., and John Stankey, chief strategy officer for AT&T in conversation with Judy Olian, dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management. Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: Mina Trujillo, (213) 236-3613.
11:30 a.m. PASADENA — Pasadena ice cream company Choctal will host an ice cream social for homeless and low-income men, women and children at Union Station Homeless Services. Interview opportunities available with Choctal CEO Michael Leb and other attendees. 412 S. Raymond. Contact: Elizabeth Borsting, (562) 856-9292.
Noon LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners will meet in closed session, followed by an open-session meeting at 1:30 p.m. The agenda includes discussion of increasing the frequency of board meetings; travel expenditures, including reimbursements for Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey's trips to Las Vegas and Washington, D.C; bid request authorization for a south airfield runway safety improvement project and closed-session discussion of litigation over Los Angeles International Airport's Specific Plan Amendment Study projects. Samuel Greenberg Board Room No. 107, Clifton A. Moore Administration Building, Los Angeles International Airport, 1 World Way. Contact: Los Angeles World Airports, (424) 646-6263.
6 p.m. LOS ANGELES — An opening reception will be held for "In Protest: The Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action," exploring the history of protest in the U.S. and its impact on society, on display through July 2014. The program includes Los Angeles Times columnist Robin Abcarian in conversation with her father Richard Abcarian, a professor emeritus of English at Cal State Northridge and a veteran of America's protest movement of the '60s and '70s. Oviatt Library, Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room, 18111 Nordhoff St. Contact: Carmen Ramos Chandler, (818) 677-2130.