Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Saturday, Sept. 28
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8 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Sixth Annual Randy Simmons 5K Challenge Run will be held in honor of Simmons, an LAPD SWAT officer killed in the line of duty on Feb. 7, 2008. Los Angeles Police Academy, 1880 N. Academy Road. Contact: LAPD media relations, (213) 486-5910.
8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The inaugural SAG-AFTRA national convention, themed "United For Our Future," will continue. The four-day event features 14 panels and six workshops on topics such as the Affordable Care Act, collective bargaining and social media. Saturday's schedule includes a keynote speech by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. Media check-in at 8:30 a.m.; remarks at 9 a.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.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles River Rally will be held by a number of community groups in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' release of its Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study. The rally will push for the Corps' selection of Action Alternative 20, which calls for the ecosystem restoration of the Verdugo Canyon Wash and Arroyo Seco confluences, Taylor Yard, Los Angeles State Historic Park cornfields and Piggyback Yard. Among those scheduled to speak are Los Angeles Councilmen Gilbert Cedillo and Mitchell O'Farrell, Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, LAUSD board member Monica Garcia and Glendale Councilwoman Laura Friedman. Marsh Park, 2960 Marsh St. Contact: Tim Brick, Arroyo Seco Foundation, (626) 639-4092; Scott Cher, Arroyo Seco Foundation, (323) 405-7326.
5 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles World Airports Art Program will present its first original performance work titled, "Everywhere Nowhere," directed and choreographed by Sarah Elgart with an original score composed by Yuval Ron. The work was commissioned as part of the Influx: Art at LAX public art festival. LAX's first-ever Art Walk will take place prior, allowing the public to take a self-guided tour of the various Influx installations throughout the airport's public spaces. Art Walk tours at 5 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. at the outdoor courtyard located on the Arrivals level between Terminals 1 and 2. The art walk and performance continues Sunday. LAX, 1 World Way. Contact: Ashley Rodgers, PR, (310) 977-7683; Alaine Azcona, PR, (213) 453-6449.