Father’s Day Calendar
Honor and celebrate
OurWeekly columnist Erich Nall (Coach E) is one of five men being honored for positive efforts to improve conditions in their communities. Nall is owner and founder of collegiate Search Youth Organizations, which offer tutorial support and academic assistance to students. He will be honored during the “Fathers of the Community” breakfast hosted by Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Nix Financial and MoneyGram International. The other fathers are Robert Yanez, a 20-year LAPD veteran who has made giving back a lifestyle choice; Ernie G. grew up in the hard streets of East L.A. and today is a nationally known comedian, community activist and spokesperson for the Hispanic College Fund; Pastor Todd Grant of the Watts Powerhouse Church makes his facility a home and sanctuary to youth in need; and Keith “Sarge” Gibbs, an Army and Marine Corp veteran whose organization, “Sarges Community Base Inc.,” helps develop youth into leaders.
The Black Community Forum will discuss the question: “Why we need to appreciate fathers year round?” at 3pm at 3860 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 228. The event is free; Info: ( 323) 734-2891.
The 10th anniversary of the Honor Thy Father Awards Dinner sponsored by Estelle for Humanity in conjunction with CORE-CA at the Proud Bird Restaurant begins at 5:30pm. 11022 Aviation Blvd., LA. Tickets are $75. Info: (323) 281-0766.
Remembering and Honoring Our Father: His Spirit, Speech and Specialness will be presented at 3pm by Maulana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies, at the African American Cultural Center, 3018 W. 48th St., L.A. Free. (323) 299-6124.
Los Angeles has spoken.
In a high-spending election that pitted two longtime City Hall insiders against one another for the top elected post in the city, Councilman Eric Garcetti has handily defeated City Controller Wendy Greuel for mayor 53.92 to 46.07 percent.
The unofficial results reflect more than 380,000 ballots cast—57.78 percent at the polls and 42.21 by mail.
The results will become official 21 calendar days from Tuesday, and the new mayor will take office July 1.
A panel of political, labor, educational and clergy leaders are demanding that elected officials establish and maintain a high level of accountability in providing services to and improving the standard of living in the African American community.
The Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA) convened a summit Monday morning at the African American Cultural Center in the Crenshaw District, specifying to liberal-democratic officeholders and candidates that the Black vote will no longer be automatic.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — An explosive device found in a man’s vehicle during a traffic stop today prompted authorities to go to the motorist’s Palms-area residence, where a number of possible explosive devices were found, police said.
A bomb squad was sent to the apartment building in the 3800 block of Overland Avenue about 6:30 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
More than 1,500 people—mostly students and community residents—attended a forum on the USC campus Tuesday night to voice concern about recent actions by law enforcement officials where African Americans feel they were racially profiled.
The forum followed a sit-in at the Tommy Trojan statue Monday by USC students upset about how police shut down two parties early Sunday, and arrested six students.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Three parties will split a $1 million reward that was offered during the hunt for ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner, with the bulk of the money going to a couple who were tied up in their Big Bear cabin by the fugitive, the Los Angeles Police Department announced today.
The division of money was recommended by a panel of retired judges who reviewed claims submitted by 12 parties looking to get a share of the money.
The first installment of the reward money is expected to be given out on Friday.