Press Events for Thursday
8:30 AM -- Councilman Eric Garcetti and John Chiang, chair of the State Board of Equalization, will host a free tax seminar for nonprofit organizations. Search to Involve Pilipino Americans Community Center, 3200 W. Temple St.
8:30 AM -- Local political leaders will take part in the "City Leaders Summit in Los Angeles County -- Building Blocks for Cities' Economic Success: Investing in Early Childhood Development.'' Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel, 711 S. Hope St.
9:00 AM -- LA City Council President Alex Padilla, LA police Capt. Ronald Marbrey and Valley Traffic detectives will hold a news conference to announce a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the driver responsible for the hit-and-run death of 81-year-old Valerio Capilitan on Aug. 6. Van Nuys Community Police Station, 6240 Sylmar
9:00 AM -- MTA's Executive Management and Audit Committee meeting. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, third-floor boardroom.
9:30 AM -- LA Environmental Affairs Commission meeting. City Hall, Room 1050, 200 N. Spring St.
9:30 AM -- County and City of Los Angeles Stage Joint Bioterrorism Exercise, Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Exposition Park, 3939 S. Figueroa St.
10:00 AM -- LA City Council President Alex Padilla and The Macerich Company will hold a news conference to announce the "active revitalization'' of the Panorama Mall, with initial expenditures of more than $1 million. Panorama Mall, South Court, 8401 Van Nuys Blvd.
10:00 AM -- The LA Office of Independent Review will present its fourth annual report on investigations when misconduct allegations are lodged against the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. The Rowland Building, 5100 S. Eastern Ave., second-floor conference room.
10:00 AM -- LAUSD Superintendent Roy Romer, board member Jose Huizar and other officials will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dena New Primary Center. Dena Elementary School. 2750 E. Hostetter St.
10:30 AM -- MTA's Construction Committee meeting. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, third-floor boardroom.
11:00 AM -- LA Library Commission meeting. Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St.
11:30 AM -- Members of the Animal Defense League Los Angeles will picket a luncheon attended by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to protest the city's killing of animals at shelters. Marriott Warner Center, 21850 Oxnard St.
12:15 PM -- Mayor Villaraigosa will speak at the United Chamber of Commerce's first Mayor's Day Luncheon. Warner Center Marriott Hotel, 21850 Oxnard St.
12:15 PM -- LA County Judicial Procedures Commission meeting. Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St. Room 372.
2:30 PM -- Mayor Villaraigosa will read to children at the Academy Charter School for National Teacher for a Day, and will honor the school's 18 teachers. Academy Charter School, 21425 Cohasset St.
3:30 PM -- LA Police Commission will meet in closed session to discuss two officer-involved shootings. Parker Center, 150 N. Los Angeles St.
6:30 PM --LA City Council will hold its regular Wednesday meting at Van Nuys City Hall tonight in an effort to be more accessible to San Fernando Valley residents. The City Council approved a plan last week to hold meetings at Van Nuys City Hall, 14410 Sylvan St.
6:30 PM -- LA Commission on the Status of Women will hold a training class to teach neighborhood council and community police advisory board members how to detect human traffickers and slavery victims. National Council of Jewish Women, 543 N. Fairfax Ave.
6:30 PM -- Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Dyer Street Elementary School, 14500 Dyer St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737.
6:30 PM -- Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Hills Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 785-5624.
7:00 PM -- Foothill Trails Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Thursday at Village Christian School, 8930 Village Ave., Sun Valley. Call (818) 607-8536 or see www.foothilltrails.org.
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From the Daily News -- Neighborhood Meetings (Updated 11/14/05):
Here is a list of upcoming neighborhood council meetings:
Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Canoas Banquet Hall, 18134 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 756-7330 or see www.resedacouncil.org.
Neighborhood Council Valley Village will hold a board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Colfax Elementary School, 11724 Addison St., Valley Village. Call (818) 766-2932.