Blood drive to be held today at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Donors to receive Kings tickets
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A blood drive will be held today at Children's Hospital Los Angeles with donors receiving a voucher for two tickets to a Los Angeles Kings game next season.
The drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The blood drive comes in the midst of the "Blood and Pucks'' fundraising campaign on behalf of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Blood Drive program. Through Saturday, the Kings Care Foundation will donate $1 to the hospital's blood drive program for every new follower of the team's official Twitter page, twitter.com/lakings.
More information on the blood drive and fundraising campaign is available at lakings.com/bloodandpucks. Donations can also be made on the website.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The planned sale of Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Los Angeles Kings and is the driving force behind plans to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles, was halted today.
AEG Chairman Philip Anschutz, said he plans to take a more active role in the company, while Tim Leiweke, AEG’s president/CEO who has often been the local face of the company, will be leaving “by mutual agreement.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The company that owns Staples Center and is the driving force behind an effort to build a professional football stadium in downtown Los Angeles announced today it is being put up for sale.
Anschutz Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of the Anschutz Co. owned by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz, also owns the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings and Major League Soccer champion Los Angeles Galaxy and has a stake in the Los Angeles Lakers. It also owns the L.A. Live entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles and the O2 arena in London.
Today, Feb. 16, the Los Angeles Kings will feature three original Tuskegee Airmen (the first African American military aviators) as their “Heroes of the Game,” and will split 100 tickets between Brotherhood Crusade and Challengers Boys and Girls Club. Additionally, on Friday, Feb. 17, the Kings will conduct a Street Knights Clinic at Challengers Club.
More than 5.7 million students, teachers and administrators throughout the state will join businesspeople, hospital staff emerency responders and folk in their homes in participation during the 2011 Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill set for today at 10:20 a.m. Overall, more than 8.5 million Californians have registered to take part in the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill.
Also, more than 50 radio stations throughout the state will broadcast what to do if and when the shaking begins.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A 12-year-old South Los Angeles girl who was hit the face with fireworks on the Fourth of July has lost vision in her right eye, a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles spokesman said today.
The girl, identified by the hospital as Erika Rodriguez, was injured in the 600 block of West 42nd Place about 11 p.m. Monday, according to firefighters, who took the girl to the pediatric hospital at Sunset Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.