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Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Saturday, Jan. 11.


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8 a.m. COSTA MESA — Some of Southern California's fittest men and women will compete in tests of strength, stamina and will at OC Throwdown, which will begin a two-day show. OC Fair and Event Center, The Hangar, 88 Fair Drive. Contact: Amy Chilla, amy@octhrowdown.com.

8:30 a.m. LONG BEACH — As part of the city's Peace Week activities, various community groups will host different events throughout the day. "Pre-Parade and Neighborhood Clean Up" at McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., from 8:30 to 10 a.m.; "The Gift" at Washington Middle School, 1450 Cedar Ave., where residents in attendance will receive free gifts from 12:30 to 3 p.m.; "Candlelight Peace March" at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave., with Mayor Bob Foster; Councilman Dee Andrews; Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach; Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens; Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, and residents leading the march, at 5 p.m. Contact: Tonya Martin, councilman's office, (562) 570-6816.

9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Curren Price Jr. will join nonprofit and city Housing Authority officials to build 18 garden plots at the Avalon Gardens housing project. A lottery system will be used to assign the plots to residents, who will be able to plant fruits and vegetables in the plots. The nonprofit Enrich LA will distribute organic seeds and give assistants to gardeners in the coming months, contact says. 701 E. 88th Place. Contact: Connie Llanos, Price's office, (310) 766-6168.

10 a.m. INGLEWOOD — The Youth Justice Coalition will host a legal clinic at 10 a.m., a Fair Chance Project at 12:30 p.m. for families of incarcerated people who will receive help regarding appeals and parole, and a Welcome Home Resource Gathering for formerly incarcerated people at 3 p.m. Chuco's Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd. Contact: (323) 235-4243.

1:30 p.m. SANTA ANA — UCLA professor Willeke Wendrich and UCLA Egyptology graduate students will present their latest research on ancient Egyptian art, archaeology and religion, presented by the American Research Center in Egypt, Orange County Chapter. Bowers Museum, Norma Kershaw Auditorium, 2002 N. Main St. Contact: (714) 567-3600.

3 p.m. YORBA LINDA - Military personnel, historians and politicians, including Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, will celebrate President Richard Nixon's 101st birthday with a patriotic tribute. The event will include a presentation of colors by the Marines and a laying of the presidential White House wreath. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. Contact: Joe Lopez, (714) 364-1147; Jonathan Movroydis, (714) 364-1126.

6 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Actor Geoffrey Rush, actress Jacki Weaver and celebrity chef Curtis Stone will be honored at the G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala, held as part of Australia Week 2014. The annual program is designed to showcase Australian capabilities in business, education, entertainment and tourism in the United States. JW Marriott at LA Live, 900 W. Olympic Blvd. Contact: David Stamper, (818) 728-1274; venue, (213) 765-8600.

7:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Musician's Institute and Norman's Rare Guitars will present "From Hollywood with Love," a concert to benefit The Midnight Mission. The event will be hosted by comedian Kevin Nealon and feature performances from guitarists Richie Sambora, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Sinay, Jimmy Vivino, Tony Galla, Kirk Fletcher, Grant Geissman, Jimmy Earl and Del Casher. MI Concert Hall, 6752 Hollywood Blvd. Contact: Georgia Berkovich, (213) 624-9258; Jessica R. Sullivan, (323) 860-1149.

8 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Music for Relief — A nonprofit organization created by rock group Linkin Park — will host a concert benefiting typhoon relief in the Philippines. Performers include Linkin Park, Bad Religion, The Offspring and special guests Heart, Travis Barker of Blink 182 and The Filharmonic. Club Nokia at L.A. Live. 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Contact: venue, (213) 765-7000; nonprofit, (310) 358-0260.

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