City offers free winter camps
Limited spaces available for basketball program
The Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a free winter basketball camp for boys and girls 7 to 15 years old at Van Ness Recreation Center from Tuesday to Dec. 23.
Youngsters from five park sites learn the fundamentals of the game from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at host center, Van Ness Recreation Center.
Participants will come from the following centers, and there are a limited number of spaces at each facility: Van Ness (323) 296-1559; Lincoln Heights (323) 225-2838; Ramona Gardens (213) 847-2961; Evergreen (323) 262-0397; and Gilbert Lindsay (323) 846-754.
Transportation will be provided to the host center.
Those interested in participating, should call immediately.
The recent cold weather in the region has caused people to turn up their furnaces and, for some, be exposed to potential carbon monoxide poisoning. The Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is urging customers to ensure home heating equipment is operating safely by having their appliances checked by a licensed, qualified professional.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Southern California Gas Co. clients were urged today to use common sense when heating their homes this winter.
“With the cold and wet weather, we’re seeing an increase in the use of home heaters, and that translates into higher heating bills,” said Bret Lane, vice president of field services for SoCal Gas.
“To help keep a lid on heating costs while staying warm and dry this winter, we encourage customers to continue to practice conservation and use energy efficiently.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Assemblyman Gil Cedillo said today he will run for the 1st District seat on the Los Angeles City Council.
“Growing up here, I learned from a very early age that Los Angeles was a city of opportunities for anyone who had a dream of living a better life for themselves and their families,” Cedillo said. “I am announcing my candidacy for City Council District 1 because we need bold and experienced leadership to strengthen and protect the 'Los Angeles Dream.”’
COMPTON, Calif.—A renovated baseball field in Mona Park in the unincorporated Willowbrook area will be dedicated today, with funding provided by the Dodgers Dream Foundation, the LA84 Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.
The field is the 16th to be built or renovated under the Dodgers Dream Foundation, created in 1998 to provide educational, athletic and recreation opportunities for youth in the greater Los Angeles area, with a special emphasis in helping underserved youth.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The city’s General Services Department was conducting an investigation into a city worker who was caught on camera buying liquor, drinking while driving and then supervising construction of a wall at the mayor’s house.
The department’s personnel officer, Dan Yoshimura, said he could not comment on specifics of the probe, but he added, “Just from the basic info we’ve seen so far, it screams for an investigation.”