AP-CA--Los Angeles Daybook,1st Ld-Writethru, CA

Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Thursday, Dec. 26.


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9:30 a.m. PASADENA — The Kidspace Children's Museum will begin its sixth annual Snow Day period, celebrating winter with various activities through Dec. 30. Activities includes dry ice experiments, "Snow in LA" with Kidspace educators at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; a building project at Igloo Village beginning an hour after opening; ice painting at 2:15 p.m.; and a snow-themed story time at 11:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Contact: Museum at (626) 449-9144.

10 a.m. ARCADIA — Santa Anita Park's opening day of racing will feature a $500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4. Gates open at 10 a.m.; first race at noon. 285 W. Huntington Drive. Contact: SAP, (626) 574-RACE.

11 a.m. RANCHO CUCAMONGA — A post-indictment arraignment is scheduled for Paul A. Ciancia, who faces 11 felony counts, including murder and attempted murder, for allegedly going on a shooting spree inside Los Angeles International Airport. 9500 Etiwanda Avenue. Contact: Thom Mrozek, U.S. Attorney's Office, (213) 894-6947.

11 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The 37th Kwanzaa Gwaride parade will be themed "On the Agenda." Parade participants include community activist Najee Ali, Compton Mayor Aja Brown and local newspaper editor Betty Pleasant. Begins at Crenshaw and Adams boulevards and continues south to Leimert Plaza Park, 4395 S. Leimert Blvd., for a Kwanzaa New Year Festival. Contact: People of Color, (323) 799-8409.

7 p.m. LOS ANGELES — A candlelight vigil will be held for 22-year-old Bree'Anna Guzman, whose body was found near a freeway offramp a month after she went missing the day after Christmas 2011. 2210 Riverside Drive. Contact: Contact: Darlene Guzman Duran, victim's mother, (323) 213-7339; Olivia Garcia, (818) 212-3506.

9 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The fifth annual Riot Grrrl X-Mas Carnival -- benefiting the Downtown Women's Center -- will feature performances by Smelveteen, Anus Kings and Heller Keller. The Smell, 247 S. Main St. Contact: venue at (213) 625-4325.

9 p.m. ANAHEIM — Sublime and Rome will headline a concert to benefit the Orangewood Children's Foundation, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit that helps abused, neglected and abandoned children. The concert is presented by rock station KROQ. Doors open at 8 p.m.; concert at 9 p.m. House of Blues at Downtown Disney, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive. Contact: (714) 778-2583.

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