BC-Weekly Budget
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BC-Weekly Budget
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   Eds: This a listing of Los Angeles County budget items for the week of
April 13-19, provided for your planning purposes. The events will be
supplemented in daily budgets and may be revised as the week progresses. Court
cases are listed on the Court Advisory.

   Sunday

   7 a.m. WESTWOOD - The ninth annual Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA 5K
Run/Walk will be held. Proceeds will benefit the Child Life/Child Development
Program at the hospital. The Hollywood-themed event will feature celebrity
guests, live music, prizes, food and various activities. UCLA's Bruin Plaza,
308 Westwood Plaza. Contact: Amy Albin, UCLA, (310) 794-8672.

   9 a.m. LONG BEACH - Aquarium of the Pacific will conclude its eighth
annual Earth Day celebration. The two-day event will feature booths from Earth-
friendly organizations and hands-on demonstrations providing tips on how to
protect the environment. 100 Aquarium Way. Contact: Marilyn Padilla, aquarium,
(562) 951-1684.

   10 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Conservancy, the Getty
Conservation Institute and Friends of the Los Angeles River will host the
``Bridge Mix" tour as part of a celebration of Los Angeles' 11 historic
bridges, which were recently designated historic-cultural landmarks. The tour
will highlight four bridges on the east and west banks of the river between
downtown and Boyle Heights. Docents will give a brief history of each bridge,
followed by activities exploring a different theme at each site: ``Architecture
and Engineering" at First Street; ``History and Movie Lore" at Fourth Street;
``River Science and Ecology" at Sixth Street; ``Los Angeles River Master Plan"
at Seventh Street. Shuttle buses will run continuously along the 2.5-mile
route. Call contact for specific starting points. Contact: Cindy Olnick, LA
Conservancy, (213) 430-4214; Beth Laski, Getty, (310) 440-7360.

   10 a.m. LOS ANGELES - NBC4 and Telemundo 52 will conclude their fifth
annual Health and Fitness Expo. The two-day event will feature free health
screenings, including blood pressure, blood sugar/glucose, body mass index and
HIV testing; an American Red Cross blood drive; an interactive safe driving
exhibit; seminars; dance, fitness and healthy cooking demonstrations on three
stages. At 11 a.m., casting directors from NBC's reality series ``The Biggest
Loser" will be on hand to give show hopefuls a chance to meet them and be
considered for future editions of the program. Los Angeles Convention Center,
West Hall A, 1201 S. Figueroa St. Contact: Erin Dittman, (818) 840-3381.

   10 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
will host two events. At 10 a.m., the 10th annual Pavilion of Wings will open.
The landscaped enclosed habitat will feature hundreds of free-flying
butterflies and moths representing more than 40 species native to the United
States. Museum's South Lawn. At 2 p.m., the ``Earth Expeditions" series will
feature Russell Mittermeier, president of Conservation International, who will
talk about global conservation solutions related to his personal field
experiences on expeditions to places such as Madagascar, Suriname and Brazil.
It is the last presentation of the six-part series. Museum's Jean Delacour
Auditorium. 900 Exposition Blvd. Contact: Katie Dunham, NHM, (213) 763-3580.

   12:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES - ``Baby Celebration LA" will conclude. The two-
day event will showcase luxurious products and services for mothers and their
children, including a $3,000 stroller with iPod integration, fashion shows and
play furniture. Child safety experts will talk about infant and toddler care
practices. Topics will include child safety seats, toy recalls and online
predators. Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, Hall K, 1201 S. Figueroa
St. Contact: Katie Hillier, (310) 446-8310, ext. 13, or cellular, (619) 708-
0577.

   1 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Greater Los Angeles National College Fair will
be held. Admission representatives from national and international, public and
private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities are scheduled to
attend. Students and parents can meet them one-on-one to learn about admission
requirements, financial aid, course offerings, campus environment and more. The
fair is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling
and hosted by the Western Association for College Admission Counseling. USC's
Galen Center, 3551 University Ave. Contact: Jaci Christopher, NACAC, (800) 822-
6285.

   Monday

   8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The Greater Los Angeles National College Fair
will conclude. Admission representatives from national and international,
public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities are
scheduled to attend. Students and parents can meet them one-on-one to learn
about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, campus
environment and more. The fair is sponsored by the National Association for
College Admission Counseling and hosted by the Western Association for College
Admission Counseling. USC's Galen Center, 3551 University Ave. Contact: Jaci
Christopher, NACAC, (800) 822-6285.

   10 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Representatives of the Southern California
Earthquake Center, the U.S. Geological Survey and the California Geologic
Survey will hold a news conference to report new statewide earthquake
probabilities in California. The forecast will present a comparison of hazards
in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, as well as among the state's major faults. The
forecast is expected to affect building codes, emergency planning efforts and
insurance rates throughout California, contact says. USC's Davidson Conference
Center, 3415 S. Figueroa St. Contact: Mark Benthien, SCEC, (213) 740-0323 or
(213) 926-1683.

   11 a.m. SANTA MONICA - A public celebration will be held to mark the Big
Blue Bus' 80 years of service. Big Blue Bus general manager Stephanie Negriff
will talk about upcoming plans for the transit agency, including new Rapid
service, real time information for passengers at bus stops, more bus-only lanes
and mobile trip planning assistance. During the event, an announcement will be
made regarding a new collaboration between the Art Center College of Design in
Pasadena, a major automotive design center, and the Big Blue Bus for the design
of the next generation of advanced buses. Third Street Promenade and Broadway.
Contact: Big Blue Bus, (310) 451-5444.

   11 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Independent Citizens' Advisory and Oversight Committee will hold a public
hearing. Agenda includes an independent auditor's report on schedule of
revenues and expenditures for Proposition A and C Special Revenue Funds. One
Gateway Plaza, Metro Board Room. Contact: Marc Littman, Metro spokesman, (213)
922-4609.

   1:30 p.m. PASADENA - The Los Angeles Superior Court will hold the second
of four juror sanction hearing for Northeast District citizens who failed to
respond to jury-service notices as part of a program to encourage participation
in jury service. Pasadena Courthouse, 300 E. Walnut St., fourth floor, Dept. A.
Contact: Allan Parachini, PIO, (213) 974-5227.

   5 p.m. EL MONTE - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority San Gabriel
Valley Service Sector Council will meet to discuss various regional
transportation issues. San Gabriel Valley Sector Office, 3449 Santa Anita Ave.,
3rd floor. Contact: Marc Littman, Metro spokesman, (213) 922-4609.

   6:30 p.m. MONTEBELLO - Metro will continue a series of meetings to
update the community on the Eastside Transit Corridor Study Phase 2, which
evaluates ways to improve mobility in the corridor by connecting the Metro Gold
Line Eastside Extension to cities further east of Los Angeles. Senior Center at
City Park, 115 S. Taylor Ave. Contact: Jose Ubaldo, Metro, (213) 922-3087.

   7 p.m. NORTHRIDGE - Cal State Northridge's Political Science department
will host its annual ``Cross-Examine Your Los Angeles Superior Court Judges"
event. Judges from the San Fernando Valley Superior Courts will answer
questions about the operation of the court system and the role of judges. CSUN,
University Student Union, 18111 Nordhoff St. Contact: Carmen Ramos Chandler,
CSUN, (818) 677-2130.

   Tuesday

   6:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The ``Hollywood to the Docks" march will begin.
Workers from various industries, including janitors, actors, longshore workers,
port drivers and college professors are expected to participate 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 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 Ambassador Hotel, 3400 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: Mary Gutierrez, AFL-CIO,
(213) 381-5611, ext. 114, or cellular, (213) 276-3384; Cherry Hepburn, (818)
505-1104.

   8 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Tibetan activists will stage a hunger strike in
front of the Chinese Consulate beginning at 8 a.m., as part of the events
related to the Tibetan Freedom Torch Relay, a six-day bike ride that started in
San Francisco on Wednesday and ending in Los Angeles to protest the visit of
Beijing's Olympic Torch to San Francisco. Tibetan cyclists will ride bikes
carrying the Tibetan Freedom Torch, an alternative Olympic torch, and stopping
at several cities in California. 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 march 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.
The Chinese Consulate is located at 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. BEVERLY HILLS - The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in
Communications will hold its Southern California West Coast Creative Summit.
The two-day event will feature general sessions, panel discussions, workshops,
networking opportunities and the NAMIC Spring 2008 Writers' Workshop. Fifteen
writers of color will be selected to take part in an intensive day-and-a-half
workshop designed to give participants the opportunity to learn how to create,
package and sell a script. Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: Sandra
Girado, NAMIC, (212) 594-5985; Charmaine Chapman, PR, (310) 902-8617.

   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, PIO, (213)
974-1363.

   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 council meeting. City Hall,
410 Avalon Canyon Road. Contact: Rick Jager, Metro, (213) 922-2707.

   Wednesday

   8 a.m. BEVERLY HILLS - The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in
Communications will hold its Southern California West Coast Creative Summit.
The two-day event will feature general sessions, panel discussions, workshops,
networking opportunities and the NAMIC Spring 2008 Writers' Workshop. Fifteen
writers of color will be selected to take part in an intensive day-and-a-half
workshop designed to give participants the opportunity to learn how to create,
package and sell a script. The 14th annual NAMIC Vision Awards will be
presented at a luncheon hosted by Shaun Robinson, Emmy Award-winning journalist
and weekend co-anchor for ``Access Hollywood." Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire
Blvd. Contact: Sandra Girado, NAMIC, (212) 594-5985; Charmaine Chapman, PR,
(310) 902-8617.

   10:45 a.m. VARIOUS - The ``Hollywood to the Docks" march will continue.
Workers from various industries, including janitors, actors, longshore workers,
port drivers and college professors, are expected to participate to call
attention to the lack of well-paying jobs, contact says. Wednesday's events
will include a ``Good Jobs" rally at Vermont Knolls County Administration
Building, 8300 S. Vermont St., Los Angeles; and one at 4:15 p.m. at Wal-Mart,
19503 S. Normandie Ave., Torrance. Contact: Mary Gutierrez, AFL-CIO, (213) 381-
5611, ext. 114, or cellular, (213) 276-3384; Cherry Hepburn, (818) 505-1104.

   11:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination
Committee will meet. Agenda includes discussion of a project to reduce jail
overcrowding and a request to form a subcommittee to deal with forensic DNA
technology. Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., room 739.
Contact: Mark Delgado, executive director, (213) 974-8398.

   Noon WESTWOOD - California Brady Campaign Chapters and
ProtestEasyGuns.com will host a series of events across California to
commemorate the anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting. In Los Angeles, the
demonstration will take place at UCLA, where students, alumni and other
citizens will lie down in groups of 32 to remember the 32 students killed at
Virginia Tech. They will lie down for only a few minutes to highlight how quick
it is to buy a gun in the United States, contact says. UCLA's Meyerhoff Park,
in front of Kerckhoff Hall, 405 Hilgard Ave. Contact: Kay Holmen, Brady
Campaign, (818) 547-5040; Karen Arntzen, Brady Campaign, (925) 381-7814;
Suzanne Verge, (310) 666-2141.

   Noon LOS ANGELES - Members of Families to Amend Three Strikes will
gather in front of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Los Angeles office and present
``The Three Strikes Reform Act of 2008" and ``The Nonviolent Offender Act of
2008," which address issues of prison overcrowding. A request for a meeting
with Schwarzenegger has been sent to his office, contact says. 300 S. Spring
St. Contact: FACTS, (213) 746-4844.

   1 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Planning
and Programming Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report regarding the
Orange-Los Angeles Inter-county Transportation Study. Meeting will be followed
at 2:30 p.m. by a meeting of the Finance and Budget Committee. One Gateway
Plaza, Metro Board Room. Contact: Marc Littman, Metro spokesman, (213) 922-
4609.

   2 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will
meet. Agenda includes a recommendation to authorize the executive director to
enter into contracts with agencies such as Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
and the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center. 453 S. Spring St., 12th floor. Contact:
(213) 683-3333.

   3 p.m. LOS ANGELES - Cal State Los Angeles will present a health care
summit titled ``No Health Insurance: A National, California and CSULA Crisis.''
Rick Brown, director of the Center for Health Policy Research at UCLA, and
Walter Zelman, professor and director of the Health Science Program at CSULA,
will be the keynote speakers. CSULA's Golden Eagle Ballroom, 5151 State
University Drive. Contact: Sean Kearns or Margie Low, Cal State LA, (323) 343-
3050.

   8 p.m. PASADENA - The Distinguished Speaker Series of Pasadena will
feature comedian and philanthropist Bill Cosby. Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300
E. Green St. Contact: Kathy Winterhalder, (310) 546-6222.

   Thursday

   9 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Executive
Management and Audit Committee will meet. Agenda includes consideration of
programming up to $16.8 million available from Proposition 1B Transit Security
funds, possibly to be applied to the Metro Rail Gating Project; and a motion to
repair and replace portions of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. One Gateway Plaza,
Metro Board Room. Contact: Marc Littman, Metro spokesman, (213) 922-4609.

   10:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Construction Committee will meet. Agenda includes a recommendation to approve
an increase in the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project by $54 million for the
Culver City Aerial Station and structure. One Gateway Plaza, Metro Board Room.
Contact: Marc Littman, Metro spokesman, (213) 922-4609.

   11 a.m. VARIOUS - The ``Hollywood to the Docks" march will conclude.
Workers from various industries, including janitors, actors, longshore workers,
port drivers and college professors are expected to participate to call
attention to the lack of well-paying jobs, contact says. Thursday's events will
include a health care rally at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center,
1000 W. Carson St., Torrance. The march will conclude at 6 p.m. at Berths 97-90
at the Port of Los Angeles, First Street and Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro, where
thousands of workers are expected to gather. Contact: Mary Gutierrez, AFL-CIO,
(213) 381-5611, ext. 114, or cellular, (213) 276-3384; Cherry Hepburn, (818)
505-1104.

   Noon LOS ANGELES - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Operations
Committee will meet. Agenda includes a recommendation to approve service
changes to Tier 1 bus lines as well as a recommendation to discontinue the
Hawthorne Metro Rapid Express. One Gateway Plaza, Metro Board Room. Contact:
Marc Littman, Metro spokesman, (213) 922-4609.

   Noon BEVERLY HILLS - The Committee of 100's 17th annual conference will
begin. The three-day event will focus on China's rising global influence and
relations between the United States and China. Thursday's program includes a
keynote address by Robert Eckert, chairman and CEO of Mattel Inc., at noon; two
afternoon panel discussions; and the awards program and gala dinner at 8:30
p.m. Honorees will include Bank of America; Ming Hsieh, CEO of Cogent Systems;
and Maurice Greenberg, chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co. Inc. Award-winning
director Ang Lee is scheduled to attend. Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Contact: Ping An, Committee of 100, (212) 371-6565 or (917) 670-5871.

   Noon CARSON - Cal State Dominguez Hills will host Unity Fest 2008. The
two-day event, which celebrates the campus' ethnic diversity, will feature live
entertainment including belly dancers, Brazilian dancers, African dancers,
Latino and hip-hop music; a children's village; and food stations selling
international dishes. CSUDH's Sculpture Garden, Toro Center Drive at Victoria
Street. Contact: Amy Bentley-Smith, (310) 243-2455.

   4:30 p.m. SANTA MONICA - Racers Who Care's ``Quick Tips on Winning in
Life" children presentation series will feature Jack Beckman, National Hot Rod
Association champion speedster. The presentation will be held for the Santa
Monica Boys and Girls Club. 1238 Lincoln Blvd. Contact: (310) 393-9629.

   5:30 p.m. ALHAMBRA - Assemblyman Mike Eng, D-Monterey Park, will host a
community town hall to discuss California's budget deficit and its possible
effects on the 49th Assembly District. Media availability at 5:30 p.m.; meeting
starts at 6 p.m. City Council chamber, 111 S. First St. Contact: Daisy Ma,
(626) 450-6116.

   6 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Pat Brown Institute will host its 27th annual
Awards Dinner. Honorees will include California Attorney General Jerry Brown,
Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, D-South Gate, and Wells Fargo Bank. A memorial
tribute will be presented to Robert H. Ahmanson. ABC7's Marc Brown will emcee.
Reception at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Millennium Biltmore hotel, 506 S. Grand
Ave. Contact: Tarren Alicia Lopez, PBI, (323) 343-3770.

   6:30 p.m. PICO RIVERA - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will
hold a public hearing to update the community on the Eastside Transit Corridor
Study Phase 2. North Park Middle School, cafeteria. 4450 Durfee Ave. Contact:
Marc Littman, Metro spokesman, (213) 922-4609.

   Friday

   8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - USC will present ``Re/Covering Islam," a
conference on Islam, media and public diplomacy. Speakers from universities
across the country are scheduled to attend. ASC 207, 3502 Watt Way. Contact:
USC, (213) 740-2215.

   9 a.m. BEVERLY HILLS - The Committee of 100's 17th annual conference
will continue. The three-day event will focus on China's rising global
influence and relations between the United States and China. Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to give welcoming remarks at noon, followed
by the keynote address by Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and
Resorts. Thomas Mars, general counsel of Wal-Mart is also scheduled to speak.
Panel discussions will be held throughout the day. Beverly Hilton, 9876
Wilshire Blvd. Contact: Ping An, Committee of 100, (212) 371-6565 or (917) 670-
5871.

   11:30 a.m. ALTADENA - Ridgeview Ranch will celebrate the opening of its
recovery facility, which will provide treatment for drug and alcohol addiction
for men. 3085 Ridgeview Drive. Contact: Kerry Aubry, (818) 314-4997.

   Noon LONG BEACH - Long Beach Memorial Medical Center will present its
``Medicine, Munchies and Movies" series. The event features an informational
health lecture, free lunch and screening of a movie. Friday's topic is
``Maintaining Healthy Skin." LBM's Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave. Contact:
Sandee Gallina, LBM, (562) 933-2810.

   7 p.m. BEVERLY HILLS - Sound Body Sound Mind, an organization that
provides funds, curriculum and physical fitness equipment to LAUSD high schools
to fight obesity among youth, will host ``50 Schools Celebration Gala." UCLA
coach James Wooden will be honored. Olympian athletes, including John Naber,
Apolo Ohno, Peter Vidmar and more, are expected to attend. Reception at 7 p.m.;
dinner at 8 p.m. Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: Alex Martinetti,
PR, (323) 556-9700, or cellular, (310) 404-6451.

   Saturday

   8 a.m. SAN PEDRO - Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will host its 28th annual
``Earth Day Celebration of our Ocean Planet." The event will feature a beach
cleanup, environmental organizations, speakers, grunion egg hatching, guided
walks to the salt marsh and more. 3720 Stephen M. White Drive. Contact: Linda
Chilton, aquarium, (310) 548-7562, ext. 217.

   8 a.m. LOS ANGELES - USC will sponsor ``USC Health for Women." Topics
will include depression, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, stroke, oral health and
heart disease, aesthetic dentistry, tips for a healthy lifestyle and healthy
strategies for coping with a busy life. Topics will be discussed in 10
interactive sessions featuring USC experts. Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles,
and Carolyn Webb de Macias, USC vice president for external relations, will be
the keynote speakers. Registration at 8 a.m.; welcome remarks at 8:30 a.m.;
program at 8:45 a.m. USC's Davidson Conference Center, 3415 Figueroa St.
Contact: USC Health Sciences PR, (323) 442-2830.

   8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The 15th annual ``34th Congressional District
Student Art Competition" exhibit will open. The competition requires that each
young artist showcase original artwork with positive content. Winners will be
announced from among 160 students in grades 9-12 residing in the 34th
Congressional District. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Los Angeles, will serve
as honorary chair. VIP reception at 8:30 a.m. at Pico House at El Pueblo de Los
Angeles Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza; awards reception and
announcement of winners at 10:15 a.m. at the Plaza between Pico House and the
Kiosk. Contact: Lorena Sanchez, (323) 403-6634.

   9 a.m. VARIOUS - The California State Parks Foundation will fund 22
environmental improvement projects at parks statewide, as part of the 11th
annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup. Thousands of volunteers are expected
to participate by planting native trees and community gardens, restoring trails
and wildlife habitats, removing trash and debris from beaches and parklands and
making repairs to fences and boardwalks. Los Angeles County events will be held
at: Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, starting at 9
a.m.; and at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, 303 Culver Blvd., Playa del
Rey, starting at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Kelly Rose, Ballona reserve, (310) 739-
8613; Lindsey Templeton, Malibu Creek, (818) 880-0372; Kristi Brakken, CSPF,
(415) 606-7620; Erika Pringsheim-Moore, CSPF, (925) 284-5069.

   9 a.m. BEVERLY HILLS - The Committee of 100's 17th annual conference
will conclude. The three-day event will focus on China's rising global
influence and relations between the United States and China. Saturday's program
includes a keynote speech by Quincy Jones; and various panel discussions
featuring Steve Chen, founder of YouTube, and Kai-Fu Lee, president of Google
China, among others. Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: Ping An,
Committee of 100, (212) 371-6565 or (917) 670-5871.

   9 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The 10th annual ``Girls Sports Day LA" will be
held. The event, which is sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation
and Parks and Los Angeles Women in Sports, is intended to increase female
involvement in athletics. Hundreds of girls ages 6-18 are expected to attend
and participate in various sports activities, including free clinics in
basketball, football, soccer and softball will be offered. Rancho Cienega
Sports Complex, 5001 Rodeo Road. Contact: Harvey Drut, LADRP, (213) 928-9296,
or cellular, (323) 816-6711; Jane Kolb, LADRP, (213) 928-9294, or cellular,
(323) 816-6712; Mireya Coronado, Municipal Sports, (818) 246-4088.

   9 a.m. WEST HOLLYWOOD - West Hollywood will host the ``Gay Men's Forum:
The Body and Soul of the Community." The event will focus on the theme ``Where
We've Been. Where We Are. Where We're Heading." It will feature contemporary
experiences of gay men, panel discussions, performances and interactive
workshops. Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Contact: Tamara
White or Helen Goss, city, (323) 848-6431.

   10 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
will host  ``Family Fun Day: Amazin' Preservation," an informative event to let
the public know about the museum's activities, from the way the museum's
collections are preserved for future generations to the museum's expeditions
around the world. 900 Exposition Blvd. Contact: Katie Dunham, (213) 763-3580.

   10 a.m. CARSON - Cal State Dominguez Hills will host Unity Fest 2008.
The two-day event, which celebrates the campus' ethnic diversity, will feature
live entertainment including flamenco dancers, Polynesian dancers, blues,
reggae and hip-hop music; a children's village; food stations selling
international dishes; and the university's annual Open House for prospective
students. CSUDH's Sculpture Garden, Toro Center Drive at Victoria Street.
Contact: Amy Bentley-Smith, (310) 243-2455.

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