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Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Tuesday, Jan. 21.
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8:30 a.m. SANTA ANA — A hearing is scheduled in prosecutors' attempt to get Douglas John Mackenzie declared a sexually violent predator, enabling officials to hold him in a mental health facility indefinitely. Mackenzie began molesting a boy in England when the victim was 7 or 8 years old in the mid-1990s, while studying in a college in a small town near London. That led to a friendship with the boy's mother, who later agreed to be artificially inseminated by him, gave birth to a boy and moved to Irvine, where he was caught videotaping himself sexually assaulting the woman's other son. Dept. C27, Central Justice Center, 700 W. Civic Center Drive. Contact: (657) 622-5227.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Crenshaw Subway Coalition will hold a news conference to bring attention to what contact calls unresolved issues surrounding the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line, claiming it "will devastate the last black business corridor" and also has insufficient numbers of black workers on the project. Corner of Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevard. Contact: Damien Goodmon, email@example.com.
10 a.m. PACIFIC PALISADES — Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver is expected to announce plans to run for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Will Rogers State Beach, Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon, 15998 Pacific Coast Highway. Contact: Bill Carrick, (323) 469-1592.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee and representatives from the Department of Health Care Services will hold a news conference to release enrollment statistics for December as well as cumulative enrollment numbers since Oct. 1. California Endowment, Joshua Tree Conference Room, 1000 N. Alameda St. Contact: CC, (916) 205-8403; DHCC, (916) 440-7660.
12 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey will discuss business issues pertaining to local aviation and the regional airports during the Valley Industry & Commerce Association's Leader's Forum. The Airtel Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 7277 Valjean Ave. Contact: Sara Mitchell, (818) 817-0545.
1 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council's Education and Neighborhoods Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report by Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy on the state of the district's schools. Room 1010, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Eric Villanueva, (213) 978-1051.
7 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The California Endowment and Zocalo Public Square will present "How Should Schools Discipline Children?" moderated by Los Angeles Times Education Editor Beth Shuster. Panelists include Carlos Castillo, a teacher at Theodore Roosevelt High School; Maisie Chin, co-founder of CADRE; and Walter Buster, director of the Central Valley Educational Leadership Institute. California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St. Contact: Charita Law, Zocalo, (424) 229-9492.
7:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors will present "The Abrahamic Fallacy: Why Abraham is Not a Point of Unity for Islam, Judaism and Christianity" with the Rev. Mark Durie. Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd. Contact: RSVP@cjhsla.org.
7:30 p.m. SANTA MONICA — Writers Bloc will present a night of tribute to the late writer Elmore Leonard. Graham Yost, the creator of "Justified," and actors Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins will read from Leonard's work and discuss the TV series. New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd. Contact: Dawn Fairchild, school, (310) 828-5582, ext. 128.
7:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The Museum of Tolerance will host the West Coast premiere of "Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children," a documentary about Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, a former UN commander in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, on his journey to end the use of child soldiers. The screening will be followed by a Q-and-A with Dallaire. Museum, 9786 W. Pico Blvd. Contact: Clara P. Vakneen, museum, (310) 772-2456.