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Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Thursday, Dec. 5


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7:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — UCLA Anderson Forecast will present its quarterly economic outlook for the nation and California. Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff will be the keynote speaker. Registration at 7:30 a.m.; program at 8:30 a.m. Grand Horizon Ballroom at UCLA's Covel Commons, 200 DeNeve Drive. Contact: Jack Skelley, (310) 490-4220.

7:30 a.m. PASADENA — The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will honor Tournament of Roses Association president R. Scott Jenkins at the annual President's Breakfast. The Royal Court, as well as Tournament presidents past and future, are also slated to attend. Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, 303 E. Cordova St. Contact: Paul Little, (626) 795-3355, or cell: (626) 840-8583.

8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Sentencing is scheduled for Elba Jimenez, who was convicted of second-degree murder and other counts for barreling down a freeway off-ramp, running a red light and crashing her car into a crowd at a taco truck in Boyle Heights, killing two people, while fleeing from CHP officers. Dept. 128, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5773.

8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Arraignment is scheduled for Davion McClelland, who is charged with murder for the deaths of a 22-month-old boy and the toddler's uncle, who were struck by stray gunfire outside a South Los Angeles home. Dept. 100, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5711.

8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Arraignment is scheduled for Ricardo Orozco, who is charged with burglarizing the home of actor Nicolas Cage's ex-girlfriend. Dept. 114, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5743.

10 a.m. EL SEGUNDO — More than 500 students from the LA's BEST after-school enrichment program will take part in Mattel's 12 Days of Play program. From 10 a.m. to noon, 150 students will participate in an ice-skating holiday party at the Toyota Sports Center, 555 Nash St.; from 2 to 4 p.m., 350 students will play in the snow, race Hot Wheels, meet Santa and receive a wrapped toy at Mattel's headquarters, 333 Continental Blvd. Contact: Morenike Evans, LA's BEST, (213) 422-1799.

11:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Mexican singer-songwriter Thalia will receive the 2,514th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Note: Contact says no portion of the ceremony may be rebroadcast, live streamed or used in any medium, including Internet, prior to the conclusion of the live ceremony. 6262 Hollywood Blvd., in front of the W Hollywood Hotel. Contact: Ana Martinez, (323) 469-8311 or (323) 468-1376.

3 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Pakistani community members and anti-war organizations will demonstrate against U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan. The event is organized by Tehreek-e-Insaf, an organization that has coordinated anti-drone protests in Pakistan. Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: International Action Center, (323) 306-6340.

5 p.m. UNIVERSAL CITY — Singer Tamar Braxton will join Santa Claus and children from L.A. Family Housing to light up Universal CityWalk's Christmas tree. Braxton will perform, greet fans and sign copies of her CDs for the first 200 guests. Media call-time at 5 p.m.; tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. CityWalk, "5 Towers," 100 Universal City Plaza. Contact: Audrey Eig, NBC, (818) 622-2962, or cell: (818) 535-4859.

6 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Children's Hunger Fund will continue a three-day toy-wrapping event that will benefit local poor children. Thousands of volunteers are expected to wrap 250,000 plush toys in a four-city wrap event. Media call time at 6 p.m.; event from 6 to 9 p.m. 13931 Balboa Blvd., Sylmar. Contact: Fred Martin, (818) 744-6747.

6:30 p.m. BEVERLY HILLS — The Children's Defense Fund will present its 23rd annual Beat the Odds awards ceremony honoring five high school stand-outs for their academic excellence despite obstacles that have stood in their way. Event co-chairs include Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams, Liza and Conan O'Brien, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth and Laura and Casey Wasserman. Each student will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and support services, including private tutoring, college counseling and mentoring, internship placement, life skills development, SAT test prep and weeklong college tours at no cost. Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd. Contact: Andy Gelb or Rachael Trager, (310) 461-0111.

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