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Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Tuesday, Jan. 14.


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7 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Southern California Development Forum will present its annual real estate forecast, featuring a speech by Larry Kosmont, CEO of Kosmont Companies. City National Bank building, City Club Los Angeles, 555 Flower St. Contact: (213) 620-9662.

8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Sentencing is scheduled (but may be postponed) for Young Lee, one of the founders of the Pinkberry yogurt chain. He was convicted of beating a transient with a tire iron. Dept. 111, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5741.

8:30 a.m. NORWALK — A mental competency status hearing is scheduled for Richard Lawrence Kalfin, who is charged with using a baseball bat to fatally beat a 74-year-old man at a Walmart store in Lakewood. Dept. T, Norwalk Courthouse, 12720 Norwalk Blvd. Contact: (562) 807-7248.

8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Executive Employee Relations Committee, which consists of Mayor Eric Garcetti and four City Council members, will meet in closed session. Agenda includes a conference with the city's labor negotiator to discuss bargaining instructions regarding police officer salaries; bargaining instructions with management employees of the Department of Water and Power; salaries for a statistics management and a statistics analyst position in the Fire Department; bargaining instructions for city attorney employment groups and discussion of ongoing litigation involving the city attorney union over retiree health care and furloughs. Council Chamber, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Miguel Santana, city management representative, (213) 473-7534.

9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Metro, Caltrans, California Highway Patrol and city Department of Transportation officials will hold a news conference to warn the public about a planned 80-hour closure of the northbound Interstate 405 freeway in the Sepulveda Pass over Presidents' Day weekend. Media area asked NOT to arrive earlier than 8 a.m. East parking lot, top level, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Contact: Dave Sotero, Metro, (213) 922-3007; Marc Littman, Metro, (213) 922-2700.

9:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will meet. Agenda includes discussion of a request to create a Sheriff's Department oversight commission; approval of a policy supporting filming activity in the county; approval of a Joint Community Facilities Agreement for the Hollywood Park redevelopment project; request for a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl at a Palmdale Denny's restaurant. Board room, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St. Contact: David Sommers, (213) 974-1363; Brian Lew, (213) 974-1652.

10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Oscar Escobedo Carignan, secretary of tourism of Baja California, will visit the city to announce the status of the scenic road Tijuana-Ensenada after a 4.6-magnitude earthquake caused its collapse in December. Escobedo will announce alternate routes and present tourist attractions offered in the Mexican state. He will be available to media outlets between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at studios or the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles, 2401 W. Sixth St. Contact: Marisela Carreon de Flores, consulate, (213) 351-6840, or, (213) 351-6800, ext 2513.

12 p.m. SANTA MONICA — Characters of Cirque du Soleil's "TOTEM" will visit Santa Monica Pier Aquarium's new Watershed Exhibit in a media event to celebrate their partnership with the aquarium. Cirque du Soleil will sponsor five educational field trips to the aquarium as well as free admission on Jan. 18 and every Friday in February. Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk. Contact: Randi Parent, aquarium, (310) 393-6149, ext. 105; Dienna D'Olimpio, (310) 980-6936.

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