Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Not for publication or broadcast. For planning purposes only.
Listings do not indicate the AP will cover the events. Please keep the AP in mind when news of regional interest develops in your area. For questions about the Daybook, please call the Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200. Items to be considered for interest can be emailed to email@example.com.
8:30 a.m. COMPTON — A fitness hearing is scheduled for a teenage boy who is charged with fatally shooting his father, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent, at the family's Carson home. The case number is TJ20021. Dept. 260, Compton Juvenile Court, 200 W. Compton Blvd. Contact: District attorney's media relations office, (213) 974-3525.
8:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — A status conference is scheduled in a lawsuit brought on behalf of 10-year-old Melinda Birke against Howard Ruby and R&B Realty Group. The suit alleges the co-owners of the Woodland Hills apartment complex where she lives discriminate against the asthmatic girl and other tenants with respiratory problems by allowing people to smoke in outdoor common areas of the complex. Dept. 56, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: Court clerk, (213) 974-5571.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Sentencing is expected for Alan and David Goldstein. The brothers, who made tens of thousands of dollars of contributions to charitable organizations operating under the umbrella of an orthodox Jewish sect, pleaded guilty to federal tax fraud charges. Courtroom 16, U.S. District Court, 312 N. Spring St. Contact: Thom Mrozek, U.S. attorney's office, (213) 894-6947.
10:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES — A trial-setting conference is scheduled in guardianship proceedings regarding 15-year-old "Modern Family" actress Ariel Winter. Her sister, Shanelle Gray, has been named temporary guardian amid allegations that their mother has been abusive toward her younger sibling. Dept. 9, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: Court clerk, (213) 974-5598.(backslash)
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Grand Park will host a Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring 40 original altars on display. Artists and event curator Evonne Gallardo will be available to discuss the work. The event will also feature bands, food trucks and ceremonial music and dance. Grand Park's Community Terrace, between Hill Street and Broadway. Contact: Bonnie Goodman, (213) 308-9539.
10 a.m. BURBANK — The second annual GI Film Festival — the nation's only military film festival — will begin. The two-day event will feature film screenings spanning WWI through Iraq and Afghanistan and will include guest speaker Gen. John Campbell. Friday's schedule includes a panel on "GI Jobs — Films, Filmmaker Boot Camp and Employment," at 10 a.m.; a red carpet reception, film block and awards ceremony featuring Campbell, at 5 p.m. and an after-party at 10 p.m. at Mo's Grill. Special guests include Powers Boothe ("Nashville"), Jon Huertas, Kevin Dobson, Scott Elrod ("Argo"), Michael Dorn, Windell Middlebrooks, Candace Bailey ("Jericho"), Taylor Treadwell ("Homeland") and Matthew Leitch ("Band of Brothers"). Note: media must email firstname.lastname@example.org for credentials. Walt Disney Studios, 500 S. Buena Vista St. Contact: Marlene Hall, (703) 963-4505 or Lee Reynolds, (818) 679-6855.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Korean LA Peace Youth Group will host a fundraising event honoring American merchant seamen who rescued more than 7,000 Koreans from the north in December 1950 and carried them to the south on the merchant ship SS Lane Victory. The event will include the ship's crew and captain, keynote speakers, a Special Forces veteran and a balloon ceremony at 2 p.m. Ship, Berth 49, Miner Street, San Pedro. Contact: Christopher Scott, event manager, (562) 277-4460; Michelle Chang, key organizer, (562) 405-5063 or John Clayton, ship PR, (310) 541-2180.
4 p.m. CALABASAS — The All Animals Veterinary Hospital will host an open house to celebrate its opening. The event's guest of honor will be Max, a 3-year-old cougar who recently received an emergency operation. Lynxes, bobcats, lemurs and birds of prey also will be at the facility. 23815 Ventura Blvd. Contact: veterinarian Attila Molnar, (818) 600-1838.
5 p.m. LOS ANGELES — The Justice For Murdered Children group will pay tribute to the victims of the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C., during its Celebration of Life/Dia de los Muertos event. Other activities include a candlelight vigil, a display of more than 250 pictures from victims from the Navy Yard shooting, Boston marathon bombing, Sandy Hook shooting and Southern California victims, a silent march and a mass rally. A news conference will take place at 7 p.m. Guest speakers are scheduled to include Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, D-Los Angeles, City Attorney Mike Feuer, Carson Councilman Mike Gipson and Los Angeles World Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon. Ports O'Call Village, parking lot Berth 75, San Pedro. Contact: LaWanda Hawkins, (310) 738-4218.
7:30 p.m. SANTA MONICA — Writers Bloc Presents will host an evening with Helen Fielding, creator of the fictional character Bridget Jones, in conversation with Carrie Fisher on Jones, now 50-something and widowed with children in Fielding's newest book, "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy." New Roads School's Moss Theater, 3131 W. Olympic Blvd. Contact: Andrea Grossman, (310) 855-0005.