Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Sunday, Sept. 15
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9 a.m. VARIOUS - The "Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest" — a "coopetition" organized by various social service organizations that aim to engage communities in volunteer work — will continue.
Location: Volunteer activities include taking part in the UN and Sikh World Peace Day with Guru Ram Das Ashram, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at 1620 Preuss Road, Los Angeles; and working at the Urban Community Outreach Drop-In Center for homeless people, starting at 4 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Ave., Long Beach
Contact: Rebecca, Los Angeles Compassion Games organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org.; Arleen, church, (562) 436-2256
9 a.m. HUNTINGTON BEACH - More than 800 people are expected to participate in the 16th annual "Walk for the Animals" which benefits the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The walk's theme is "Dog Bless America."
Location: Huntington Beach Central Park East, 18000 Goldenwest St.
Contact: (714) 964-4449
11 a.m. REDONDO BEACH - A memorial event will be held for surf/skate/watersports brand Body Glove co-founder Bob Meistrell, who died from a heart attack at age 84. The day includes a paddleout south of the Redondo Beach pier at 9 a.m. and a celebration of life at 11 a.m. at Seaside Lagoon. A Carl's Jr. food truck will be on hand. The fast food chain was Meistrell's favorite restaurant.
Location: Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way
Contact: Venue, (310) 318-0681
2:45 p.m. PASADENA - Ed Begley Jr. and his wife Rachelle will attend the premiere broadcast of their web series "On Begley Street," which follows the couple as they attempt to build their home under LEED Platinum certified standards. Guests include Xav Dubois, CEO of evox Television, Bill Nye ("Bill Nye the Science Guy"), Christopher Guest and Fred Willard ("Best in Show"), Glenne Headly ("Mr. Holland's Opus"), Shannon Elizabeth ("American Pie"), John Savage, Kate Linder and Candy Clark. The Makepeace Brothers will perform.
Location: Caltech, Linde Center Courtyard, 1200 E. California Blvd.
Contact: Marina, PR, (818) 570-0320; Dawna Shuman, PR, (818) 789-1077
5 p.m. SANTA MONICA - The Santa Monica History Museum's 2013 Silver Anniversary gala will be held, themed "The Gambling Ship Rex" -- a shipanchored off the Santa Monica Bay in the 1930s. Honorees include museum founders Louise and Bob Gabriel, museum architect Kristina Andresen and Mary Ann Powell, CEO of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. TV personality Stephanie Edwards is the honorary chair and Judi Barker is the chair.
Location: Hotel Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way.
Contact: Danielle Lewis, museum, (310) 395-2290.