Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Friday, Sept. 27
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8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The inaugural SAG-AFTRA national convention, themed "United For Our Future," will continue. Friday's schedule includes a panel session, titled "Conversation From the Leading Edge," with moderator Keyvan Peymani of ICM Partners and panelists Terry City, BuzzFeed; Greg Siegel, BreakMedia; D.A. Wallach, artist-in-residence at Spotify; and Thania Guardino, Somo Mobile Ltd. Media check-in at 8:30 a.m.; panel at 9 a.m. (still photography only). SAG-AFTRA will then hold a news conference to present a study titled, "Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity in the Industry: Experiences and Perspectives of SAG-AFTRA Members," with media check-in at 1 p.m. and the conference scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Later, the Convention Celebration and American Scene Awards will honor Brenda Hampton (creator of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager") and Neda Ulaby (host of "Arab American Stories"). Media check-in at 7:30 p.m.; awards at 8:15 p.m. NOTE: media must register to Jennifer.Lurey@sagaftra.org for credentials. JW Marriott at L.A. Live, 900 W. Olympic Blvd. Contact: Pamela Greenwalt, SAG-AFTRA, (323) 549-6872, or cell, (323) 440-2892.
8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Arraignment is scheduled for former Laker and Clipper forward Lamar Odom, who is charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence stemming from his Aug. 30 arrest. Dept. 103, Van Nuys Courthouse, 14400 Erwin Street Mall. Contact: (818) 374-2662.
8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — A hearing is scheduled in Richard Heltebrake's lawsuit against the cities of Los Angeles, Irvine and Riverside. Heltebrake alleges he is entitled to a $1 million reward issued by the cities for the capture of the late fugitive LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner. Dept. 48, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: court clerk, (213) 974-5669.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — More than 8,000 people — including a 99-year-old woman from El Salvador and a 100-year-old woman from Mexico — from more than 140 countries will become U.S. citizens at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The top five countries represented include Mexico, the Philippines, El Salvador, China and Iran. Ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Media must arrive 30 minutes prior. Center, West Hall A-B, 1201 S. Figueroa St. Contact: Claire Nicholson, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, (213) 830-3835, or cell, (202) 288-1637.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — A hearing is scheduled on the defense's motion to dismiss charges against former Los Angeles Coliseum events manager Todd DeStefano, former Coliseum employee Leopold Caudillo and rave music promoters Pasquale Rotella and Reza Gerami, who were indicted in connection with an investigation into an alleged bribery and kickback scheme. Former Coliseum general manager Patrick Lynch pleaded guilty to a felony conflict of interest charge. Dept. 109, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5721.
10 a.m. SANTA MONICA — Social Media Week Los Angeles will conclude. The weeklong event explores the cultural, social and economic impact of social media. Friday's program features "Can YouTube Predict the Emmy Winners?" and a conversation with video blogger and cosmetics line founder Michelle Phan and Rocsi Diaz of Entertainment Tonight. ROC Santa Monica, 604 Arizona Ave. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:10 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers will host its inaugural LGBT Night Out, featuring a celebrity first pitch and the national anthem performed by a special guest, with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. Friday's game is against the Colorado Rockies. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave. Contact: Dodgers PR, (323) 224-1301.