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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Press Events for Thursday

7:30 AM -- The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) will hold its ninth annual Regional Economic Forecast Conference to examine the short-term economic outlook for the six-county Southern California region. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive.

9:30 AM -- LA City Councilmen Eric Garcetti and Tom LaBonge will join police officers and firefighters in a memorial service commemorating the one-year anniversary of a fatal crash involving two Metrolink trains and Union Pacific freight train in Atwater Village. Costco rear parking lot, 2901 Los Feliz Ave.

9:30 AM -- LA County Child Support Advisory Board meeting. Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Room 372.

9:30 AM -- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board meeting. MTA Building, One Gateway Plaza, third-floor board room.

10:00 AM -- Funeral services are scheduled for Louis White, the longtime chief of staff for former Los Angeles City Councilman Nate Holden. Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1955 W. Jefferson Blvd. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Ave.

10:00 AM -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held for Harvard New Elementary School. 330 N. Harvard Blvd.

11:00 AM -- LA Unified School District board will hold a special meeting order of business. Room East 1, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. Bixel St.

11:00 AM -- LA City Controller Laura Chick will release a management audit of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Room 300, City Hall East, 200 N. Main St.

11:30 AM -- LA City Council President Eric Garcetti will discuss housing, healthcare, public safety, tourism, production facilities, job-training programs and the launch of the "Holly Trolley'' at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's 14th annual "State of Hollywood'' luncheon. Hollywood Roosevelt hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

3:00 PM -- LA Unified School District board's Select Committee on the Chanda Smith Consent Degree will meet. Board room, LAUSD headquarters, 333 S. Beaudry Ave.

4:00 PM -- The Presidents' Joint Commission on LAUSD Governance will meet. Metropolitan Water District Headquarters, board room, 700 N. Alameda.

4:00 PM -- LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo will hold a news conference to discuss a civil lawsuit against the publisher of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game, for allegedly knowingly embedding pornographic content into the game and not properly disclosing this information to the public. City Attorney Press Conference Room, City Hall East, eighth floor, 200 N. Main St.



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