Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Tuesday, Oct. 1
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9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County employees will walk off their jobs to rally for higher wages, rideshare programs and a reduction of caseloads for social workers. The demonstration stems from the Sept. 30 expiration of the workers' current contract with the county. March begins at California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., and ends at the county Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St. Contact: Ian Thompson, SEIU-721, (213) 368-8413; Lowell Goodman, SEIU-721, (213) 251-3705; Roshin Mathew, SEIU-721, (213) 309-0314.
9:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Jury deliberations will resume in trial of Katherine Jackson's negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live. She alleges the entertainment conglomerate negligently hired, supervised and retained Dr. Conrad Murray as the personal physician for Michael Jackson, who died of acute propofol intoxication while under Murray's care. Dept. 28, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: Court public information office, (213) 974-5227.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Board of Fire Commissioners will meet. Agenda includes a report on the department's communications operations. Fire Commission Meeting Room 1820, City Hall East, 200 N. Main St. Contact: Leticia Gomez, executive assistant, (213) 978-3838.
9:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners will meet. Agenda includes reports on audits of the bomb squad, the witness relocation and assistance program and gang enforcement detail selection criteria; and a closed session discussion of two officer-involved shooting cases. Commission Board Room, Police Administration Building, 100 W. First St. Contact: Tamryn Catania, (213) 236-1405.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Two local indigenous groups will hold a news conference to discuss an upcoming cultural sensitivity workshop meant to spread awareness of the indigenous immigrant communities in Los Angeles — primarily from Mexico and Guatemala — where members speak neither English nor Spanish, and to provide an intercultural dialogue between indigenous immigrants and public servants. Expected participants include LAPD Lt. Al Labrada, Maya Chiche community leader Policarpo Chaj and Odilia Romero of the Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales (Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations). 2858 W. Eighth St. Contact: Bertha Rodriguez, (213) 908-9835.
10:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — A news conference will be held by immigrants' rights groups to voice their disapproval of the LAPD's rescission of the Special Order 7 vehicle impound policy benefiting some immigrants without licenses, in light of a judge's finding that it violated state law. TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd. Contact: Gloria Saucedo, (818) 919-4718; Roberto Bravo, (213) 804-5705; Juan Jose Gutierrez, (213) 276-4735; Laura Padilla, (323) 396-3451; Francisco Moreno, (213) 507-1725; Alicia Flores, (805) 479-4472; Raul Murillo, (213) 999-4701.
11:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES —The Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners will hold a special meeting, followed by its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Agenda for first meeting includes discussion of the Brown Act and various ethical considerations and requirements; 1:30 p.m. session agenda includes election of officers; discussion of two independent trusts that have received $40 million in ratepayer funds from the Department of Water and Power; and a resolution adopting the San Fernando Valley Water Recycling Project. Room 1555-H, Department of Water and Power, 111 N. Hope St. Contact: Board secretary, (213) 367-1351, (213) 367-1356.
12 p.m. — The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners will hold a closed session at noon, followed by its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Closed session will include discussion of a lawsuit by the city of Ontario to wrest control of the LA/Ontario Airport and lawsuits by Inglewood, the SEIU United Service Workers and the Alliance for Regional Solution to Airport Congestion over the LAX specific plan. The open session agenda includes briefings on the Ontario International Airport situation and a financial overview of LAX. Board Room 107, Clifton A. Moore Administration Building, Los Angeles International Airport, 1 World Way. Contact: (424) 646-6263.
12:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES - Up2Us, a nonprofit group that promotes sports as a solution to challenges facing today's youth, will host a send-off reception for 150 coaches who will mentor 15,000 youths in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles and the West Coast. Participants include professional volleyball player Gabrielle Reece and former professional tennis player Pam Shriver. Walk at 12:30 p.m.; reception and victory laps at 1 p.m. Walk begins at MacArthur Park, 2230 W. Sixth St. and ends in a reception at Lafayette Community Center, 625 S. Lafayette Park Place. Contact: Tiffany Allegretti, (949) 502-6200, ext. 218 or cell, (310) 941-2599.
1 p.m. LOS ANGELES — A post-indictment arraignment is scheduled for Nna Alpha Onuoha. The ex-Transportation Security Administration screener is charged with six federal counts of making threats to terminals at Los Angeles International Airport on the eve of the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror strikes. Courtroom 341, Roybal Federal Building, 255 E. Temple St. Contact: Thom Mrozek, U.S. Attorney's office, (213) 894-6947.
1:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES — A post-trial motions hearing is scheduled in a retrial of former "The Price is Right" model Brandi Cochran's wrongful termination lawsuit against CBS. She was fired while trying to return from maternity leave and alleges she lost her job because she got pregnant. She won more than $8.5 million in the first trial, but the trial judge said he erred in not giving a specific jury instruction. Dept. 20, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: court clerk, (213) 974-5617.