Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Tuesday, Dec. 10
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7:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The fourth annual South Los Angeles Health and Human Rights Conference will be held in conjunction with International Human Rights Day. Speakers will include representatives from various health and human rights activist groups. A rally and vigil will follow at 11:30 a.m. at City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. Contact: Lisa Hubbard, (323) 541-1668, or cell: (213) 716-2172.
8:30 a.m. LONG BEACH — A mental competency status report is scheduled for Jacob Timothy Lagarde, who is charged with throwing a Molotov cocktail at a man in Long Beach and critically wounding him. Dept. S21, Long Beach Courthouse, 275 Magnolia Ave. Contact: (562) 256-1512.
8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — A case management conference is scheduled in Cynthia Craig’s employment discrimination suit against Chivas USA Soccer and billionaire owner Jorge Vergara. Craig, who is black, alleges she was forced out of her job as the team’s human resources manager after Vergara harassed her because she could not speak Spanish and was not Latino. Dept. 50, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: Court clerk, (213) 974-5673.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council will meet. Agenda includes second reading of an ordinance to allow murals on single-family homes in the certain council districts; open- and closed-session consideration on pension changes for Department of Water and Power employees; a resolution to support visa extensions for Filipino immigrants affected by Typhoon Haiyan and closed-session discussion of claims of whistle-blower retaliation by eleven members of the Police Department. Council Chamber, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: City clerk, (213) 978-1060.
11 a.m. LOS ANGELES— Mercy For Animals says it will release hidden-camera video of animal abuse secretly recorded at a Wisconsin dairy facility that supplies a Chicago-based national brand. Millennium Biltmore hotel, Millennium Boardroom, 506 S. Grand Ave. Contact: Gary Smith, (818) 783-0569, or cell: (818) 618-3777.
12 p.m. LOS ANGELES — About 200 health-care workers and community health leaders — organized by SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West — will announce a campaign aimed at reducing health disparities in the city, contact says. City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Sean Wherley, SEIU, (323) 893-6831.
2:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES — As part of Human Rights Day, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting will hold a news conference to call for an end to alleged “forced organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners.” The rally will include testimonies from several survivors who have escaped China. Chinese Consulate, 443 Shatto Place. Contact: Dana Churchill, (310) 339-2664.
2:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee will meet. Agenda includes a motion to allow beekeeping in residential areas to “foster a healthier bee population,” and motions to designate as historical landmarks a row of trees memorializing Martin Luther King Jr. and the Century Plaza hotel. Public Works Room 350, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Sharon Gin, legislative assistant, (213) 978-0174.
4 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Indigenous and women’s rights advocates will rally on Human Rights Day to protest the incarceration of Nestora Salgado — a naturalized U.S. citizen and leader of her indigenous community in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Contact says Salgado was arrested by Mexican police in August after angering officials with her community watchdog actions. Mexican consulate, 2401 W. Sixth St. Contact: Muffy Sunde, Freedom Socialist Party, (213) 479-0960; Karla Alegria, Freedom Socialist Party, (818) 626-6494; Yuisa Gimeno, FSP, (323) 369-6343.
4 p.m. LONG BEACH — A news conference and candlelight vigil will be held by registered nurses at Community Hospital Long Beach to call attention to what contact says are “eroding patient care conditions.” The nurses will also call for more competitive salaries and health care benefits. News conference at 4 p.m.; vigil at 6 p.m. Hospital, 1720 Termino Ave. Contact: Adam Diaz, (818) 355-8685; Cynthia Hanna, (562) 244-9502; Martha Wallner, (510) 273-2264.
4:30 p.m. BURBANK — Actor Ed Asner will light the Warner Bros. VIP Tour Christmas tree at a party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the film “Elf,” starring Asner as Santa. The event will also commemorate the 100th birthday of AVIVA Family Services with gifts to be handed out to the charity’s at-risk teens. WB Tour Center Theatre, 3400 W. Riverside Drive. Contact: Jerry Brown, (323) 993-3000.