Tuesday, January 7
Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Wednesday, Jan. 8.
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8:30 a.m. POMONA — Arraignment is scheduled for Drew Alan Friis, who is accused of fatally stabbing two homeless men at a Glendora car wash. Dept. N, Pomona Courthouse, 400 Civic Center Plaza. Contact: (909) 620-3144.
8:30 a.m. POMONA — Arraignment is scheduled for Clifton Huang, who is charged with murdering his 63-year-old mother. Her body was discovered in the trunk of her Mercedes-Benz in Hacienda Heights. Dept. F, Pomona Courthouse, 400 Civic Center Plaza. Contact: (909) 620-3068.
8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Attorneys are expected to make final arguments in the preliminary hearing for Nathan Louis Campbell, who is charged with killing a honeymooning Italian woman and injuring 17 others when he allegedly steered his car into crowds of people on the Venice boardwalk. Dept. B, Airport Courthouse, 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd. Contact: (310) 727-6108.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles 2020 Commission — chaired by former U.S. Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor and tasked with developing budget-balancing ideas for the city — will present its first report titled, "A Time For Truth," which assesses issues facing Los Angeles. NOTE: broadcast media should RSVP for best directions. Japanese American National Museum's Democracy Forum, 100 N. Central Ave. Contact: Jess Schmidt, (310) 552-4177, or cell: (310) 595-6406.
9:15 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Window washers will surprise patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles when they dress up as Spider-Man, Batman and Captain America and rappel down the side of the hospital building. The wash will include the exterior windows of floors three to six of the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion facing Sunset Boulevard. Media check-in at information desk at 9:15 a.m.; event at 9:30 a.m. NOTE: media should RSVP. CHLA, 4650 Sunset Blvd. Contact: Marissa Lopez, CHLA, (323) 361-3614.
9:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers' seventh annual Winter Development Program will begin. Fifteen of the club's top minor league prospects will take part in seminars, workouts and familiarize themselves with the greater Los Angeles area through social events and a community service visit to the South Los Angeles youth center, A Place Called Home. The activities are meant to help prepare the players for baseball careers both on and off the field. Media are invited to the prospects' workout with player availability at its conclusion. NOTE: media should RSVP to JonC@ladodgers.com. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park. Contact: Dodger PR, (323) 224-1301.
11 a.m. LOS ANGELES — A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for Julian Spitari. The Encino businessman is expected to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from an alleged scheme to falsely inflate the prices and trading volumes of stocks and then sell millions of shares to the public. Pamela Anderson appeared in a promotional video for FrogAds, a company Spitari operated. Courtroom 6, U.S. District Court, 312 N. Spring St. Contact: Thom Mrozek, U.S. Attorney's Office, (213) 894-6947.
6 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The 2014 People's Choice Awards will take place at the Nokia Theatre, with hosts Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings ("2 Broke Girls"). OneRepublic, Sara Bareilles and Grammy-winning country singer Brad Paisley are scheduled to perform. Grammy- and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will receive the Favorite Humanitarian award. The awards show, which includes categories in movies, music and television, will air on CBS. Scheduled guests include Stephen Colbert, Heidi Klum, Chris Colfer, Drew Barrymore, Robert Downey, Jr., Zac Efron, Anna Faris, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Allison Janney, Wayne Brady, Queen Latifah, Melissa McCarthy, Brittany Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Sandra Bullock, the cast of "The Big Bang Theory," Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Deschanel, LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell. 777 Chick Hearn St. Contact: Johanna McCabe, People's Choice, (212) 969-7515; Andy Gelb, (310) 461-0111; Rachael Trager, (310) 461-0116 or cell: (339) 206-7144.