Community Calendar: July 10, 2014 – July 17, 2014

By EGP Staff Report

Today, Thursday, July 10

6:30pm—Driver’s License Application Workshop at Dolores Mission Church, sponsored be the Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. Church is located at 171 S. Gless St. LA 90033.

6:30-8:30pm—Summer Concert Series at Montebello City Park Featuring Chico. Fun for whole family. Concerts every Thursday through Aug. 7. Food, crafts and more. Park: 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. For more info, call (323) 887-4579.


Friday, July 11

9:30am-12pm —Six-week CERT Training with LA City Fire Dept. & Cal State LA Dept. of Public Safety. Friday mornings: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 15, 22. Program is free, but seats are limited. Location: Cal State LA. To sign-up, contact Jonathan Avalos at or call (323) 343-6290.


Saturday, July 12

8:30am-3pm— Heart of Compassion Feeding the Homeless Event on Skid Row. To volunteer, sign up July 11. Bus departs from 600 S. Maple Ave in Montebello at 9am. For info, call (323) 727-7997.

10am-12Noon—Mayor’s Office of Economic Dev. Workshop: Entrepreneurship – Doing Business in LA at the Benjamin Franklin Library. Learn how to legally start a business in L.A.; about city & other resources. Free to attend. RSVP to attend: Library located a 2200 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 263-6901.

12noon-9pm—2014 Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake sponsored by LA City Dept. of Parks & Rec & host country the Philippines. Event will include live entertainment, food, and much more. Lake is located at 781 Echo Park Ave. LA 90026. Event continues Sunday, 12-8pm. For more information,

7-9pm-Cedillo Highland Park Field Office Open for Northeast LA Second Saturday ArtWalk. An exhibit of artwork from the nonprofit Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA and Avenue 50 Studio will be on display. Location: 5577 N. Figueroa Street, 90042. For  more information, visit


Sunday, July 13, 2014 

2:30pm—Boyle Heights Heroes Panel Discussion & Tour Series produced by the Breed Street Shul Project & Jewish Historical Society of So Cal. Event focuses on food and will be followed by a walking tour of Boyle Heights led by JHS docents. Free admission. Location: Breed Street Shul, 247 N. Breed St. LA 90033. To RSVP, or for more info, email,


Tuesday, July 15

6-8pm—Cal Trans Public Hearing on Sale of 710 Frwy Project Excess Property. Sales procedures & qualifications will be discussed. Deadline for written comments is July 14, at 5pm. Comments can be faxed to (916) 654-6378, or e-mailed to Hearing location: Cal State, LA. Golden Eagle Bldg – Golden Eagle Ballroom, 5151 State University Drive LA 90032.



Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce 5 Year Anniversary Celebration July 16 at Herbalife in downtown LA. Event is free to members; $20 non-members. Hors d’oeuvres & Complimentary drinks. Space is limited: RSVP to the Latino Chamber by July 5 or email  Herbalife is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 406, LA 90015.

Los Angeles Christian Health Center 4th Annual Back to School Bash July 19, 9am-1pm. Event will include free games, giveaways, school & sports physicals. (bring forms from school. Center location: 1625 E. 4th Street 90033. For more information, call (323) 268-8391.

Meet New Eastside Neighborhood Prosecutor Cynthia Gonzalez July 22-6:30pm at Boyle Heights City Hall. Neighborhood prosecutors work with the LAPD & other city agencies on quality of life issues. Gonzalez is responsible for areas covered by the Hollenbeck Police Station, such as Aliso Village, Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Estrada Courts, Hermon, Hillside Village, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, Pico Gardens, Ramona Gardens, Rose Hills Courts & University Hills. Boyle Heights City Hall is located at 2130 E. 1st St, LA 90033.



Applications are now available for the Miss Bell Gardens 2014 Competition. Must be 16 to 22 years old to enter. Miss Bell Gardens & her Royal Court attend all city functions during their reign. Deadline to apply is July 18. For info and contest rules, visit

Tickets Now on Sale for the “Great Root Beer Taste-Off at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop” July 20. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition’s efforts to re-open L.A.’s first museum & Casa de Adobe. Pre-sale, all-inclusive tickets (available at Galco’s) are $12 ($5 for children 5-11); $15 day of the event. Galco’s is located at 5702 York Blvd. in Highland Park. For more info or to buy tickets, go to

Attention Artists! Monterey Park Seeks Local Artists to Decorate Utility/Traffic Boxes.  If interested, submit a sketch that incorporates the city’s official flower, geraniums, or other community appropriate design. Participants must be Monterey Park residents or attend a school in the city. For more information, call (626) 307-1388.

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