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   EXPANDED BUDGET FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 15
   By City News Service

   6:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Workers from various industries, including
janitors, actors, longshore workers, port drivers and college professors, are
expected to participate in the ``Hollywood to the Docks" march to call
attention to the lack of well-paying jobs, contact says. The three-day march
will begin with a ``Core Walker Breakfast" at 6:30 a.m. at 2130 James M. Wood
Blvd., followed by a rally at 9 a.m. at the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire
Blvd. At 11:15 a.m., a janitor's union rally will be held at the Wiltern
Theater, 3790 Wilshire Blvd. At 1:30 p.m., construction workers will join the
marchers at the former Ambassador Hotel, 3400 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: Mary
Gutierrez, AFL-CIO, (213) 381-5611, ext. 114, or cellular, (213) 276-3384;
Cherry Hepburn, PR, (818) 505-1104.

   7 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The LAPD will begin the Save Communities from
Unsafe Drivers (SCUD) Detail in response to a rise in pedestrian-related
traffic collisions. The detail, composed of a plain-clothed police officer and
uniformed motor officers, will target drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians
in marked and unmarked crosswalks. Family members of past victims are expected
to attend. Detectives will seek the public's help in three criminal
investigations. Florence Avenue and St. Andrews Place. Contact: Detectives
Jimmy Render or Tony Lee, (323) 290-6063.

   8 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Testimony is set to resume in the racketeering
trial of ex-private eye Anthony Pellicano and four co-defendants. Pellicano is
accused of running a criminal enterprise that illegally wiretapped the personal
and legal adversaries of his high-powered clients. Courtroom 890, Roybal
Federal Building, 255 E. Temple St. Contact: Thom Mrozek, U.S. Attorney's
Office, (213) 894-6947.

   8 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Tibetan activists will stage a hunger strike in
front of the Chinese Consulate beginning at 8 a.m., concluding events related
to the Tibetan Freedom Torch Relay, a six-day bike ride that started in San
Francisco to protest the visit of Beijing's Olympic torch. At 2:30 p.m., the
bike riders, as well as The Tibetan Association of Southern California, Los
Angeles Friends of Tibet and other Tibet supporters will travel from the corner
of South Normandie Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard to the Chinese Consulate,
where a news conference, speeches and a hand-over of petitions for Tibetan
freedom and justice will take place. Consulate, 443 Shatto Place. Contact:
Namgyal Kyulo, Tibetan Association of Southern California, (310) 895-3259;
Kevin Young, Santa Barbara Friends of Tibet, (805) 637-2048.

   8 a.m. PASADENA - The Pasadena Public Health Department will conduct an
emergency drill to assess the city's response to a pandemic flu scenario and
the need to conduct mass vaccinations or deliver medication to the community.
Huntington Hospital and Pasadena Unified will conduct related exercises. The
exercise is part of the department's Bioterrorism and Public Health Emergency
Preparedness Program. Pasadena City College's east campus, 3035 E. Foothill
Blvd. Contact: Joy Guihama, public health, (626) 523-4950; Takashi Wada, public
health, (626) 831-2500.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Arraignment is scheduled for Sharon M. Walker,
a business management firm employee charged with embezzling more than $700,000
from the late Charlton Heston and his wife and writer-producer Stephen Cannell
and his wife. Dept. 30, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact:
(213) 974-6011.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Testimony will continue in the trial of Adan
Aguilar, who is charged in a triple-murder case. Prosecutors are seeking the
death penalty. Dept. 103, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact:
(213) 974-5726.

   8:30 a.m. COMPTON - Jury selection is expected to continue in the trial
of Julio Perez, Adam Loza and Eric Sanford, who are charged with murdering two
gas station employees in Carson. Dept. 10, Compton Courthouse, 200 W. Compton
Blvd. Contact: (310) 603-7151.

   8:30 a.m. PASADENA - A preliminary hearing is expected to continue for
Aujulius Bailey and Jamaul Harvey, who are charged in a gang-related killing in
Pasadena. Dept. B, Pasadena Courthouse, 300 E. Walnut St. Contact: (626) 356-
5643.

   8:30 a.m. VAN NUYS - Sentencing is scheduled for Ramiro Munoz, a teenage
gang member convicted of murdering a former Los Angeles Police Department
Explorer Scout. Dept. S, Van Nuys Courthouse, 14400 Erwin Street Mall. Contact:
(818) 374-2719.

   8:30 a.m. VAN NUYS - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Catalino
Pineda, who is accused of trying to light a brush fire in the West Hills area.
Dept. S, Van Nuys Courthouse, 14400 Erwin Street Mall. Contact: (818) 374-2719.


   8:30 a.m. VAN NUYS - A preliminary hearing date is scheduled to be set
for Michael Labrunda, who is accused of choking his pregnant girlfriend to
death. Dept. 120, Van Nuys Courthouse, 14400 Erwin Street Mall. Contact: (818)
374-2725.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Ralph
Mariano Santiago, David Gonzalez, Luis Silva, Juan Pablo Murillo, Giovanni
Macedo and Yovanni Velasquez, who are charged in the September 2007 shooting
death of a 23-day-old baby near MacArthur Park. Dept. 30, Criminal Courts
Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-6011.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Ryan Moore,
Lawrence Island Jr. and Charles Smith, who are charged with the shooting
deaths of a 10-year-old boy and two other people. Dept. 104, Criminal Courts
Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5394.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A preliminary hearing date is scheduled to be
set for Mulushewa Tebedge, who is accused of killing his father and sister and
dumping their bodies in the Fresno and Santa Barbara areas. Dept. 30, Criminal
Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-6011.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Arraignment is scheduled for six men accused of
involvement in a health care fraud ring that allegedly stole nearly $2
million from federal and private insurers. The defendants are: Karapet
Khacheryan, Hovik Joe Altunyan, Edkar Mikirtijyan, Grigor Khorikyan, Vahan E.
Harutyunyan and Smbat Khachtryan. Dept. 30, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W.
Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-6011.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nicole
Jiyoung Park, who is accused of causing a crash in downtown Los Angeles that
left one person dead. Dept. 31, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St.
Contact: (213) 974-7272.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Trial is scheduled -- but may be postponed --
for Juan Vigil, who is accused in the ``road rage'' shooting death of a woman
and the attempted murder of her husband. Dept. 113, Criminal Courts Building,
210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5737.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Michael and
Angela Sheridan, a married couple charged with a musician's stabbing death in
a Hollywood restaurant parking lot. Dept. 126, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W.
Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5769.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Damien
Watts, who is accused of murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old actress
Tara Correa-McMullen. She had a recurring role on CBS' ``Judging Amy'' and
appeared in the movie ``Rebound.'' Dept. 104, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W.
Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5394.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Timothy
Gantt, who is charged with murdering a recent UCLA graduate in a downtown Los
Angeles parking structure. A federal appellate court overturned his conviction.
Dept. 120, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5755.


   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Jose Perez
Jr., who is accused of using an assault rifle to try to kill two LAPD officers,
one of whom was severely wounded. Co-defendant Rogelio Espinosa is accused of
driving the car in which Perez was riding. Dept. 120, Criminal Courts Building,
210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5755.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Frank
Williams, who is charged with the shooting deaths of a 17-year-old girl and her
16-year-old brother. Jurors deadlocked in his first trial, but convicted co-
defendant Leon Brown. Dept. 107, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St.
Contact: (213) 974-5731.

   8:30 a.m. NORWALK - A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Donald
Phillips, who is accused in the 1987 murders of an elderly Huntington Park
couple. Dept. G, Norwalk Courthouse, 12720 Norwalk Blvd. Contact: (562) 807-
7275.

   8:30 a.m. NORWALK - Trial is scheduled -- but may be postponed -- for
Anthony Cain, who is charged with murdering an elderly Cerritos couple. Dept.
W, Norwalk Courthouse, 12720 Norwalk Blvd. Contact: (562) 807-7246.

   8:30 a.m. TORRANCE - A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Ryan Dale
Castillo, who is accused of secretly videotaping a woman in a restroom at a
Gardena business where he worked. Dept. 3, Torrance Courthouse, 825 Maple Ave.
Contact: (310) 222-6531.

   8:30 a.m. TORRANCE - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Joe Nino and
Miguel Torres, who are charged with murdering a South Gate man whose body was
found in a concrete culvert at the back of a Rolling Hills continuation school
in 2001. The two were found guilty in 2003, but an appellate court panel
overturned their convictions in 2007. Dept. C, Torrance Courthouse, 825 Maple
Ave. Contact: (310) 222-8832.

   8:30 a.m. ALHAMBRA - A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Garrett
Quon, who is charged in a drive-by shooting that left one person dead and
wounded another. Also charged is David Do. Dept. 4, Alhambra Courthouse, 150 W.
Commonwealth Ave. Contact: (626) 308-5507.

   8:30 a.m. COMPTON - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Malcolm Scott,
who is accused in a gang-related September 2005 killing. He was previously
convicted of the murder, but his conviction was overturned by a state appeals
court panel. Dept. D, Compton Courthouse, 200 W. Compton Blvd. Contact: (310)
603-7717.

   8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Reynaldo
Cruz, who is charged with murder for allegedly grabbing the wheel of his
girlfriend's car, which plowed into a group of students and fatally struck a
teacher. His girlfriend, Laura Samayoa, is charged with leaving the scene of an
accident. Dept. A, Airport Branch Courthouse, 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Contact: (310) 727-6106.

   8:30 a.m. LANCASTER - A mental competency hearing is scheduled for
Marque Clark, who is charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a
movie theater. Dept. A19, Lancaster Courthouse, 42011 4th Street West. Contact:
(661) 974-7319.

   8:30 a.m. LANCASTER - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Rickey
Jimenez, a convicted arsonist who is now charged with setting fires in the Lake
Hughes area. Dept. A18, Lancaster Courthouse, 42011 4th St. West. Contact:
(661) 974-7318.

   8:30 a.m. COMPTON - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Quirino Mateo
Antonio, who is charged in a crash that killed a man in Carson. Dept. O,
Compton Courthouse, 200 W. Compton Blvd. Contact: (310) 603-7751.

   9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles Board of Fire Commissioners will
meet. Agenda includes a recommendation to approve the revised Discrimination
Prevention Policy Handbook. City Hall East, room 1820, 200 N. Main St. Contact:
commission, (213) 978-3838.

   9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Testimony will continue in the trial of Shawna
Lenora Robles, who is charged in the stabbing deaths of a couple in their 70s
in their Monrovia home. Also charged is Alfredo Montes Valenzuela, who will be
tried separately. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against both. Dept.
110, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5723.

   9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A case management conference is scheduled in a
racial discrimination lawsuit brought by Maywood police Lt. Paul Pine and Sgt.
Scott Anderson against the city. The two white lawmen maintain they were passed
over for the job of chief because the city has decided that only a Latino can
serve in the position. Dept. 54, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact:
court clerk, (213) 974-5681.

   9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Testimony is set to resume in the trial of Yasith
Chhun, a Long Beach accountant accused of leading a failed attempt to overthrow
Cambodia's government in November 2000. Courtroom 3, U.S. District Court, 312
N. Spring St. Contact: Thom Mrozek, U.S. Attorney's Office, (213) 894-6947.

   9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Energy and
Environment Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report on the $182 million
transfer from the Department of Water and Power to the city's reserve fund.
City Hall, room 1010, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Patrice Lattimore, legislative
assistant, (213) 978-1074.

   9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Jury deliberations will continue in the trial of
Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt, two women in their 70s who are charged with
murder in the hit-and-run deaths of two homeless men they befriended. Dept.
102, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5727.

   9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Testimony will continue in the trial of Raymond
Jennings, a security guard charged with murdering a woman in a Palmdale park-
and-ride lot. Dept. 108, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact:
(213) 974-5710.

   9 a.m. NORWALK - Testimony will continue in the trial of Woody Hume, who
is accused of running over a man in Santa Fe Springs. Dept. W, Norwalk
Courthouse, 12720 Norwalk Blvd. Contact: (562) 807-7246.

   9:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles Police Commission will meet.
Agenda includes a report on current crime statistics and trends; and the
presentation of a report on SWAT. City Hall, room 350, 200 N. Spring St.
Contact: commission, (213) 485-3531.

   9:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission will
meet. Agenda includes a recommendation to fine former City Council candidate
Deron Williams $5,000 for campaign violations. City Hall, 1050, 200 N. Spring
St. Contact: commission, (213) 978-1960.

   9:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
will meet. Agenda includes a recommendation to approve a project budget of
$47.8 million for the refurbishment of Bob Hope Patriotic Hall; a
recommendation to adopt a questionnaire to pre-qualify prospective design-build
entities for the Psychiatric Urgent Care Center project at Olive View-UCLA
Medical Center; and a report from the chief executive officer regarding
retroactive agreements with the city of Los Angeles. Kenneth Hahn Hall of
Administration, 500 W. Temple St., room 381B. Contact: Judy Hammond, county
PIO, (213) 974-1363.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Los Angeles Universal Preschool will award the
first-ever Los Angeles County Preschool Teacher of the Year Award to six
Southland educators for excellence in early care and education. The event
coincides with the Week of the Young Child. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth
floor, 135 N. Grand Ave. Contact: Terry Kanakri, LAUP, (213) 416-1846; Keith
Malone, LAUP, (213) 416-1842.

   8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A motions hearing is set in Kevin Costner's
multimillion-dollar lawsuit against New York-based music promoter Mahee
Worldwide Adventures Inc. for allegedly breaching a contract to promote the
Oscar-winning actor's musical performances. Dept. 50, County Courthouse, 111 N.
Hill St. Contact: court clerk, (213) 974-5673.

   9 a.m. VARIOUS - Firefighters will continue the third annual ``Fill the
Boot'' fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's programs
for children and adults with muscle-wasting diseases. Clinics at UCLA, Valley
Care Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital are among those
who will benefit from the campaign, contact says. Collection locations include
Van Nuys and Burbank boulevards in Van Nuys; Sepulveda Boulevard and Devonshire
Street in Mission Hills; Laurel Canyon and Magnolia boulevards in Studio City;
Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Devonshire Street in Chatsworth; and Topanga
Canyon Boulevard and Victory Boulevard in Woodland Hills. Contact: Sara Grant,
MDA, (818) 981-8200.

   9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of
Peter Walter Scharf, a Nevada man who allegedly used his Porsche to smuggle
parts of a World War II-era ``Tommy Gun'' from Germany to Long Beach. Courtroom
790, Roybal Federal Building, 255 E. Temple St. Contact: Thom Mrozek, U.S.
Attorney's Office, (213) 894-6947.

   9 a.m. GLENDALE - Glendale Adventist Medical Center will unveil two
murals donated by The Walt Disney Co. for pediatric examination rooms in the
hospital's new Emergency Department. The panels feature scenes from the Disney
movies ``Finding Nemo'' and ``101 Dalmations.'' Media will be escorted from the
lobby. Center's Emergency Department, 1509 Wilson Terrace. Contact: Alicia
Gonzalez, center, (818) 409-6604, or cellular, (818) 800-3113.

   9 a.m. SAN FERNANDO - Closing arguments will continue in the trial of
Esperanza Castro, a Canyon Country woman accused of killing her husband. Dept.
J, San Fernando Courthouse, 900 Third St. Contact: (818) 898-2634.

   9:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - More prospective jurors are set to appear in
court to be questioned in the trial of Juan Alvarez. He is charged with murder
for parking his SUV on train tracks and causing a Metrolink train derailment
that killed 11 people and injured countless others. Prosecutors are seeking the
death penalty. Dept. 101, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact:
(213) 974-5777.

   10 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A preliminary hearing will continue for Kurt
Karcher, who is accused of killing a cellmate at Twin Towers Correctional
Facility. He is charged separately with strangling another inmate at a state
prison in Lancaster. Dept. 102, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St.
Contact: (213) 974-5727.

   10 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council will meet. Agenda
includes the appointment of Ricardo Lara to the City Planning Commission; a
report on the city's Reserve Fund loans; a recommendation to oppose proposed
state legislation changing the oversight of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum;
and recommendations to change the way the city contracts gang intervention
services. Council chamber, third floor, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact:
Mayor's communications office, (213) 978-0741.

   10 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Board of Zoo Commissioners will
meet. Agenda includes the director's report on AB 2296, which would protect
individuals engaged in work with animal subjects. Zoo, Grand Room, 5333 Zoo
Drive. Contact: commission, (323) 644-4200.

   10 a.m. PASADENA - Testimony will continue in the trial of Richfield
Chang, Ryan Swender and Marvin Chang, who are charged in the stabbing of a 17-
year-old boy in a Sierra Madre park. Dept. F, Pasadena Courthouse, 300 E.
Walnut St. Contact: (626) 356-5655.

   10 a.m. ELYSIAN PARK - Caltrans officials will pay tribute to 170
California highway workers killed while on the job as part of Highway Worker
Memorial Day. Caltrans District 7 Director Douglas Failing; Caltrans Deputy
District Director of Maintenance Dan Freeman; CHP Assistant Chief Craig Klein;
KIIS-FM traffic reporter Chuck Street and KCBS' Vera Jimenez are expected to
attend. Dodger Stadium, parking lot 8, 1000 Elysian Park Ave. Contact: Derrick
Alatorre, Dept. of Transportation, (213) 897-0303; Judy Gish, DOT, (213) 897-
3487.

   10 a.m. LONG BEACH - Testimony will continue in the trial of Frank
Gonzalez, who is charged with murdering an off-duty sheriff's deputy in Long
Beach. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Co-defendant Justin Flint was
convicted and sentenced to 29 years to life. Dept. 10, Long Beach Courthouse,
415 W. Ocean Blvd. Contact: (562) 491-6245.

   ++ 10 a.m. PANORAMA CITY - The March 25 Coalition and Hermandad Mexicana
Trans-National will hold a press conference to encourage merchants,
residents, politicians and other community leaders in the San Fernando Valley
to join the planned march on May 1 to press for immigration reform and humane
treatment of undocumented immigrants. The group will also urge an end to
``politically motivated'' raids on factories in Los Angeles. 7915 Van Nuys
Blvd.  Contacts: Javier Rodriguez, (213) 909-6397 or Gloria Saucedo, (818) 919-
4718.

   ++ 10:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Villaraigosa will release his comprehensive
gang-reduction plan. Los Angeles St. Mayor's Press Conference Room, City
Hall, 200 North Spring Street. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The mayor will be
joined by City Controller Laura Chick, Advancement Project Director Connie
Rice, Assistant police Chief Earl Paysinger, Community members and clergy.
Contact: Matt Szabo, (213) 978-0741.

  ++  11 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry will
announce a $75,000 reward for information in the murders of Clifton Hibbert Jr.
and Kenneth Patterson. Hibbert, 22, and Patterson, 23, were found dead on the
4200 block of Figueroa Street on March 29. Police believe they may have been
victims of a robbery-related homicide. Council media room, third floor, City
Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Eva Kandarpa, Perry aide, (213) 473-2308.

   11:45 a.m. LAX - American Airlines pilots will demonstrate to call
attention to the airline's poor performance and customer service, including its
last-place ranking for on-time performance among network carriers, contact
says. Similar actions are planned at John Wayne Airport and major airports and
corporate headquarters in nine U.S. cities. LAX, outside AA check-in area, 1
World Way. Contact: David Roscow, PR, (703) 276-2272, ext. 21; Capt. John
George, (805) 236-6933; Capt. Dan Hall, (805) 908-2050; Capt. Jim Cable, (949)
400-3252.

   Noon MONTEREY PARK - CALPIRG and faculty members from the Los Angeles
Community College District will hold a news conference to announce a collection
of 1,000 signatures on a statement supporting free, open textbooks over
commercial textbooks, 50 coming from LACCD faculty. East Los Angeles College,
steps of the new Technology Building, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez. Contact: Tara
Stafford, CALPIRG, (702) 292-2469.

   Noon CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
will honor three prosecutors and two agencies that provide assistance to crime
victims. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave. Contact: Sandi Gibbons,
District Attorney's Office, (213) 974-3528.

   1:30 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles Board of Water and Power
Commissioners will meet. Agenda includes a report on Los Angeles World
Airports' Green Program. DWP Headquarters, room 1555-H, 111 N. Hope St.
Contact: commission, (213) 367-1356.

   2 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - Police and 911 dispatchers will be honored during
an open house at Metropolitan Dispatch Center to commemorate National
Dispatchers' Week. NOTE: Media, city employees and the public are invited to
tour the Valley Communication Dispatch Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills,
and the MCDC during the day. Call contact to RSVP. MCDC, 100 N. Los Angeles St.
Contact: Angela Rodriguez or Jennifer Chavis, (213) 978-6510.

   3:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES - Workers and community organizations will hold a
rally to call for more affordable housing and announce opposition to
Proposition 98, the anti-rent-control initiative on the June 3 ballot. St.
Mark's Lutheran Church, 3651 S. Vermont Ave. Contact: Mary Gutierrez, AFL-CIO,
(213) 276-3384; Peter Kuhns, ACORN, (213) 272-1141.

   7 p.m. AVALON - Metro will hold a public hearing to receive ideas and
suggestions for public transportation needs on Santa Catalina Island. The
hearing will be held in conjunction with the Avalon City Council meeting. City
Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road. Contact: Rick Jager, Metro, (213) 922-2707; Marc
Littman, Metro, (213) 922-2700.

   7 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The family of murder victim Marquise Alexander will
ask for the public's help in finding the person or people involved in his
death. The 22-year-old was shot in the head at a Shell gas station on April 15,
2007. Shell station, Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue. Contact: Raquel
Williams, (323) 751-0466.

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