Thursday, April 10, 2014
Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Thursday, April 10.
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8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Sentencing is scheduled for Angela Spaccia, a former Bell assistant city administrator convicted of 11 felony counts including misappropriation of public funds and conflict of interest. Dept. 109, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5721.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The public will be able to see and interact with the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's collection of robots during an event organized by the USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center in celebration of National Robotics Week. Machines include humanoid, underwater, flying and reconfigurable robots. USC, Ronald Tutor Hall, Contact: 3710 McClintock Ave. Contact: Robert Perkins, (213) 740-9226; Megan Hazle, (213) 821-1887.
10 a.m. Los Angeles — CALPIRG Education Fund will release a report analyzing consumer complaints about air travel from the past five years. NOTE: CALPIRG Consumer Associate Morgan Culbertson will be available for television and radio interviews. Los Angeles International Airport between terminals 1 and 2, 1 World Way. Contact: Culbertson, CALPIRG, (805) 822-9694.
10:30 a.m. MONTEREY PARK — Los Angeles Sheriff's Department officials will host #LEEDIR, an online exercise of a new free tool for eyewitnesses to share videos with law enforcement throughout the country. NOTE: Media will be able to film the digital exercise and interview LASD Cmdr. Scott Edson. Exercise from 9 a.m. to noon; media availability from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Deputies will also triage uploaded video and high-resolution photos. A summary will be shared at the end of the exercise. Sheriff's Headquarters, 4700 Ramona Blvd. Contact: LASD, (323) 267-4800.
10:30 a.m. VARIOUS — Marine war veteran and double amputee Rob Jones will near the end of his more than 5,000-mile bike ride across the country when he arrives in Long Beach at about 10:30 a.m., as part of efforts to raise awareness for injured soldiers and support for military charities. Jones will cross the Long Beach (710) Freeway and Los Angeles River at West Wardlow Road to North Maine Avenue; to West 33rd Way to Golden Avenue; to San Francisco Avenue to De Forest Avenue; to Fairbanks Avenue to Loma Vista Drive; to West Eighth Street, to Magnolia Avenue; from Ocean Avenue to Second Street; to Pacific Coast Highway and onward to Seal Beach. Jones will be in Seal Beach at about noon to 1 p.m. and return by support truck to Hotel Maya, where he will be honored at "A Hero's Welcome" reception from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jones is scheduled to finish at Camp Pendleton on Saturday. Hotel, 700 Queensway Drive. Contact: Cameron Andrews, (562) 432-5300, or cell: (310) 428-2760.
11 a.m. NORWALK — The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition will hold a news conference and rally at the Los Angeles area Fusion Center, also known as the Joint Regional Intelligence Center. Contact says the center facilitates the gathering, storing and sharing of intelligence data that violates "basic human rights to privacy and civil liberties through the Suspicious Activity Reports program." JRIC, 12440 E. Imperial Highway. Contact: Hamid Khan, (562) 230-4578; Esteban Gil, (626) 298-9350.
12 p.m. LONG BEACH — Media will be able to interview drivers from the Verizon IndyCar Series, Tudor United SportsCar Championship, Indy Lights, Pirelli World Challenge and Formula Drift as well as preview the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Drivers include Mikhail Aleshin; Marco Andretti; Sebastien Bourdais; Mike Conway; Ryan Hunter-Reay; Juan Pablo Montoya; Josef Newgarden; Simon Pagenaud; 2013 Long Beach winner Takuma Sato; Patrick Long; Scott Sharp; Johannes van Overbeek; Zach Veach; Gabby Chaves and others. At noon, arrival and media interviews; from 12:40 to 1:15 p.m., luncheon and program; from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m., media interviews. ABC Supply Tent, Arena Park at the Grand Prix Race Circuit. Park on the lower levels of the Long Beach Arena parking structure, enter track at Ocean Boulevard and Linden Avenue, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Contact: (562) 490-4513 or media center, (562) 624-2056.
1 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Filming will continue on a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department public service video aimed at educating the public on how to survive and escape an active shooter situation. One of the action scenes depicts a shooting at Los Angeles Valley College and it is being shot at the college. Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave, library area. Contact: sheriff's Sgt. Harry J.K. Drucker, (323) 821-2342.
5 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver his first State of the City address. NOTE: Media must RSVP to email@example.com. Wallis Annenberg Building of the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive. Contact: Mayor's office, (213) 978-0741; Ted Lin, for video feed questions, (213) 485-7963, or cell: (213) 359-0711; transmission trouble number, (951) 764-7180 or (562) 483-4800.