Friday, January 17
Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Saturday, Jan. 17
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8 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Kamala Harris, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and USC President C.L. Max Nikias are among those expected to attend the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast celebration at USC Town and Gown Center, celebrating the relationship between the LAPD and the black community in Los Angeles. 665 Exposition Blvd. Contact: Lt. Valenica Thomas, (213) 486-6000; LAPD media relations, (213) 486-5910.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES - A coalition of community groups will take part in a news conference, rally and parade themed "Stand for King's Dream, Stand for Obamacare," highlighting the number of uninsured residents in South Los Angeles. Western Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Contact: Terri Boysaw, (310) 480-0261; Joshua Busch, (310) 991-2503.
9 a.m. INGLEWOOD— The city will host its 31st annual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. At 9 a.m., a commemorative service will be held at Crozier Middle School's auditorium; at 11 a.m., a festival will take place featuring entertainment, interactive games and vendors. School, 120 W. Regent St. Contact: Sabrina Barnes, (310) 412-8750.
11 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Supporters of a Los Angeles Homeless Bill of Rights will hold a day of events leading up to a mass "sleepout" protesting what they call a criminalization of homelessness. Speakers and performances begin at 11 a.m. on the Venice boardwalk. A parade and sit-in is planned at 2 p.m. at the boardwalk and Rose Avenue, with a "sleepout" beginning at 6 p.m. at Windward Circle. Contact: Eric Ares, Community Action Network, (213) 458-3909; Peggy Lee Kennedy, Venice Justice Committee, (310) 365-0985.
11 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. will be themed "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Round." Mayor Eric Garcetti will serve as grand marshal. Parade starts at Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw boulevards. Contact: Congress of Racial Equality of California, event organizer, (323) 250-2891.
5 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held. The event recognizes outstanding performances of 2013 in film and television. Presenters will include Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks and Jennifer Lawrence. Shrine Auditorium, 665 N. Jefferson Blvd. Contact: Tosha Whitten Griggs, SAG Awards, (310) 235-1030, ext. 232; SAG production office, (213) 741-2080; Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda, SAG, (310) 201-3000.
5 p.m. CENTURY CITY — The 11th annual "In the Spirit of the Game" Sports and Entertainment Spectacular, benefiting the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, will be hosted by actor Michael Keaton and other special guests. The Giants' Bruce Bochy will be honored with the Tommy Lasorda Managerial Award. Former actress and film studio executive Sherry Lansing will be the recipient of the Dave Winfield Humanitarian Award. Cincinnati Reds' Hall of Famer Joe Morgan will receive the Player Lifetime Achievement Award. Six-time All-Star Bobby Grich will be saluted with the Scout's Dream Award. Hall of Famer Hank Aaron will be honored with the Allan H. "Bud" Selig Executive Leadership Award. Longtime scouts Jack McKeon and Ray Crone Sr. will be honored with the George Genovese Lifetime Achievement Award in Scouting. Cocktails and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m.; Awards and live auction at 7 p.m. Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, 2025 Avenue of the Stars. Contact: Steve Brener, (818) 462-5598; Toby Zwikel, (818) 462-5599.
6 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Archbishop Jose Gomez will celebrate a Requiem Mass for the Unborn to honor lives lost to abortion. The Mass will mark the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and it will conclude with a candlelight ceremony with about 220 candles, with each representing a life lost to abortion that day in Los Angeles County. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St. Contact: Monica Valencia, diocese, (310) 714-0503.
6 p.m. FULLERTON — A reception marking the opening of "Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Associated Press," will be held. Fullerton Museum Center, 301 N. Pomona Ave. Contact: Chi-Chung Keung, (714) 738-6317.
7 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The Guitar Center's 25th annual "Drum-Off Grand Finals" will be held, featuring five drummers performing for a chance at a grand prize package valued at more than $50,000. The event also features performances by drumming professionals Chad Smith, Steve Ferrone, Chris Dave and The Drumhedz, Ray Luzier and more. Club Nokia at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. #335. Contact: Sarah Chavey, (323) 464-4842.