Community Calendar August 28, 2014-September 4, 2014

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Friday, Aug. 29

7pm—First Ever Mexican Folklorico Dance Flash Mob at Downtown LA Union Station! Event will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and feature 75 Mexican folk dancers from LA & Orange County performing “El Torito Jarocho,” a style of dance and music from the south of Mexico, originating from the State of Veracruz. Take Metro to Union Station.

8pm—“A Force to be Reckoned With” at CASA 0101 Through Sept. 28. The new play by Margaret Medina is about three Latinas who must confront their inner demons in the City of Angels.  Play will run Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm. Theater is located at 2009 E. First St. L.A. 90033. For info, call (323) 263-7684.

 

Saturday, Aug. 30

9am-3pm—Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup at LA County Public Works headquarters in Alhambra. Safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. Public Works: 900 S. Freemont Ave, Alhambra. For more information, call 1 (888) CLEAN LA, visit www.888CleanLA.com or call 1 (800) 238-0172 .

 

5:30pm––Outdoor Movie Night At the Autry: Outdoor Movie, Classic Cars, and More! Bring a picnic blanket to watch an HD film projected onto the largest outdoor movie screen on the West Coast. The dog-friendly event will feature food tucks and local bands. Cost $10 General, $20 Premium. Space is limited. Museum is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A. 90027. To make a reservation visit www.eatseehar.com.

 

Sunday, August, 31

5-7pm––Free Yappy Hour & Pet Education Seminar at Hermon Dog Park. Guest speaker Dr. Lisa Hsuan, D.V.M will discuss allergies, fleas and ticks, foxtails, ear infections, and preventative measures to guard against heart worms and other internal ailments. Park is located at 5568 Via Marisol, LA 90042.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 2

6:30pm––Adult Book Club at the Montebello Library. The group will discuss “A Star For Mrs. Blake” by April Smith. New Selection for September: BAD BLOOD by John Sandford. Library is located is located at 1550 West Beverly Blvd.  For info, call (323) 722-6551.

 

Upcoming

Military Service Academy Information Night Hosted by Congressman Xavier Becerra Sept. 4. Guest speakers will provide an overview of the military service academies entrance requirements and the congressional nomination process. Event will take place at Rosemont Elementary School located at 421 N. Rosemont Ave. L.A. 90026. Time: 6:30pm-8pm. To RSVP call Irvin De La O at (213) 481-1425.

 

Neighborhood Music School 100th Anniversary Gala Sept. 13 at the Jonathan Club. The gala will fundraise for more scholarships for its students. The school currently serves 350 low-income students from the areas of Boyle Heights and East LA. Location: 545 S. Figueroa St. L.A., 90071. To purchase tickets  email megan@neighborhoodmusic.org or call (323) 723-2967.

The Wall-Las Memorias 20th Anniversary Gala on Sept. 19 at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown Los Angeles. The event will feature food, live musical entertainment from legendary and local musicians, art installations, silent auction, special guests, and a presentation of the history and future of the organization. Tickets are $100. Time: 6pm to midnight. Location: 501 N Main St L.A. 90012. For info, call Erika Reyes at (323) 257-1056 Ext. 29 or visit www.TheWallLasMemorias.org/20th_gala

 

Announcements

Calling all Artists: Councilman Huizar & Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council taking submissions for the Utility Box (mural) Art Project in Eagle Rock. If interested, contact christina.hulen@eaglerockcouncil.org with LA DOT Art in the subject heading to request more information. Deadline Aug. 25. For more information, call (323) 226-1646.

 

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.

Parque Local de Montebello se Cambia al Uso de Agua Reciclada

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La sequía severa en todo el estado ha estimulado el interés en la recuperación del agua en varias ciudades locales, pero el costo de construir una infraestructura para mantener los sistemas varía de ciudad en ciudad, y en algunos casos está demostrando ser demasiado caro.

La ciudad de Bell Gardens utiliza un poco de agua reciclada, pero Commerce todavía esta en la fase exploratoria.

La semana pasada, Montebello comenzó a usar agua reciclada en el parque más grande de la ciudad, ahorrando millones de galones de agua potable al año para otros usos, según informaron funcionarios de la ciudad.

Una subvención de $84,000 del Distrito Metropolitano de Agua del Sur de California pagó por el nuevo sistema de riego de agua reciclada en el Parque Grant Rea. La subvención cubre completamente el costo de conectar el sistema de agua reciclada a la tubería regional de la ciudad, que fue instalado por el Distrito Municipal de Cuenca Central de Agua en 2010 como parte del plan de reciclaje de agua de la región a largo plazo, según dijo a EGP la administradora de la ciudad de Montebello Francesca Tucker-Schuyler en un correo electrónico.

El parque Grant Rea es se une al grupo de parques conservadores de agua, utilizando agua reciclada. (EGP foto por Nancy Martínez)

El parque Grant Rea es se une al grupo de parques conservadores de agua, utilizando agua reciclada. (EGP foto por Nancy Martínez)

En ese momento, varios funcionarios de la ciudad fueron criticados por apoyar la tubería de reciclado de agua de 15 millas de la Cuenca Central, que se extiende desde Vernon hasta Pico Rivera.

La tubería regional corre por 6,2 millas a través de Montebello hacia la ciudad de Pico Rivera. La ciudad dice que el proyecto podría potencialmente proporcionar agua reciclada para otros lugares notables a lo largo de la ruta, incluyendo la preparatoria Schurr, la primaria Wilcox, las escuelas intermedia y primaria La Merced.

El cambio ahorrará 18 millones de galones de agua potable local, que ya no se necesitarán en el parque de 22.65 hectáreas. En su lugar, se utilizará agua reciclada o regenerada para el riego de paisajes y zonas de césped, incluyendo los cuatro campos de béisbol del parque.

“El proyecto de reciclaje de agua en el parque Grant Rea es de la forma más inteligente que podemos conservar nuestros recursos locales de agua en el Valle de San Gabriel y reducir aún más nuestra dependencia de agua importada”, dijo Tucker-Schuyler.

La ciudad siguió adelante con el proyecto, en respuesta al llamado del gobernador Brown para reducir el consumo de agua en un 20 por ciento.

“Si hay algo que esta sequía nos ha enseñado en todo el estado, es que la fiabilidad del agua es crucial para el mantenimiento de nuestras ciudades”, dijo el Director de Obras Públicas de Montebello Danilo Batson en un comunicado de prensa que anuncia la primera entrega de agua.

El cambio a agua reciclada también reducirá el cobro de agua para el parque en un 6,4%, ya que el agua reciclada es menos costosa.

En el Parque Ford de Bell Gardens y en el campo de golf de la ciudad se ha utilizado agua reciclada durante años.

La ciudad ha estado ahorrando dinero mediante la compra de agua reciclada a precio reducido, que no está totalmente tratada o limpiada intensamente como el agua potable, dice la Directora de Obras Públicas de Bell Gardens Chau L. Vu.

“Estamos recibiendo más por nuestro dinero”, le dijo a EGP. “Se está conservando agua porque es menos derrochadora”.

La ciudad no ha podido aprovechar los mismos ahorros en otros parques de la ciudad debido a que esos parques no tienen la infraestructura necesaria para instalar sistemas de agua reciclada y los costos para hacer el cambio son demasiado altos.

Mientras tanto, Vu dice que la ciudad está pidiendo a los residentes hacer su parte mediante la conservación.

La sequía también tiene a la ciudad Commerce hablando de sistemas de agua reciclada. La Directora del Departamento de Obras Públicas y Desarrollo de Commerce Maryam Babaki le dijo a EGP que la ciudad tiene “mucho interés”, y está estudiando posibles opciones.

“Estamos aprendiendo de otras entidades que están implementando sistemas”, dijo.

Babaki señala, sin embargo, que la medida, obviamente, requeriría financiación, la inversión en infraestructura y la planificación a largo plazo. Cuando se obtenga la financiación jugará un papel importante en la decisión final.

Tucker-Schuyler le dice a EGP que la ciudad está buscando otras oportunidades de subvenciones para instalar sistemas similares en los otros ocho parques de la ciudad y el campo de golf que es propiedad de la ciudad.

 

LAPD Looking for More Stadium Assault-Victims

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Authorities urged San Francisco Giants fans on Monday who may have been assaulted at Dodger Stadium on the day of the Bryan Stow beating to contact detectives.

Police believe the two men suspected of attacking Stow on March 31 may have assaulted other people at the stadium the same day. Stow remains hospitalized in San Francisco.

Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, are charged and being held on $500,000 bail.

The details of the March 31 attack, including one of the men kicking Stow in the head, were disclosed in the prosecution’s opposition to a defense request to reduce Sanchez’s bail.

Anyone who was assaulted at the stadium on opening day was asked to call Los Angeles police Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at (877) LAPD-24-7.

Community Calendar: August 4, 2011 to August 10, 2011

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Today, Thursday, August 4
5:30-7pm—Inventors Workshop at Pasadena Kidspace Children’s Museum. At the Kidspace Inventors Workshop, kids design, build and race their very own rubber band cars. This class repeats Aug. 9, same time. Kidspace is located at 480 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, 91103. For more information, or to register, visit kidspacemuseum.org

7pm—Bell Gardens Concerts in the Parks features Beatles Tribute Band the Silver Beatles at Veterans Park. Throw on your dancing shoes, grab your beach chair and bring the family to the hottest park in town! Food booth and arts and craft booth will also be available. Admission is free. Veterans Park is located at 6662 Loveland St, Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, call (562) 806-7650

Saturday, August  6
9am-12pm—Free Eco-Gardener Classes Homeowner Series Hosted by the Water Replenishment District. Convert yards to drought-resistant landscapes and save water and money. The class will be held at Water Replenishment District Headquarters, 4040 Paramount Blvd. Lakewood, 90712. To register online or for more information, visit www.ecogardener.org.

5-7pm—East Los Angeles Civic Center hosts local music group BombaChante. Enjoy free entertainment by BombaChante, a collaboration of top Chicano musicians from the L.A. area. Led by Ernesto Molina (East LA Sabor Factory) and fronted by lead vocalist Gabriel Gonzales (Quetzal), they produce an explosive trademark sound. The Civic Center is located at 4801, E 3rd St., LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 260-2360.

Monday, August 8
10am-3:30pm—Day Camp Counselor Training in Highland Park. Teens ages 13-16 are invited to Highland Park Recreation Center’s Camp Counselor Training Program, including sports, crafts, swimming, special events and trips. The cost is $30. Proof of age, medical, and parental consent forms are required. The Highland Park Recreation Center is located at 6150 Piedmont Ave., LA, 90042. For more information, call (213) 847-4876.

4pm—Bon Voyage to Summer at Arroyo Seco Library. Students from grades 5 to 12 celebrate the end of summer with a party at the Arroyo Seco Library. Enjoy food, games and more! The library is located at 6145 N Figueroa Street, LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 255-0537.

3:30-4:45pm—Belvedere Gaming Party at the Anthony Quinn Library. Come test your gaming skills! Ages 10-17 are invited to play everything from board games to PlayStation 3 and Wii. The Library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave, LA 90063. For more information, contact (323) 264-7715.

Wednesday, August 10
9:30am-4:30pm—Lincoln Heights Recreation Center Dodgers Day Field Trip. Ages 2 to 17 are welcome. No registration required. The cost is $8. Camp counselors advise sending campers with spending money and lunch. The Lincoln Heights Recreation Center is located at 2303 Workman St., LA 90031. For more information, please call (323) 225 – 2838.

Upcoming Events
“A Celebration of Hispanic Culture and Dance” in Montebello. Alina Mendez and the Fiesta Dancers will be performing at the Montebello Library, Aug. 11 from 3 to 4 pm, to showcase dances from Mexico, Spain, Brazil, and the Caribbean. The event is free. Montebello Library is located at 1550 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640. For more information, contact (323) 722-6551.

Opening Reception for the Chicano Exhibit “El Movimiento En Los Angeles: The Origins & Legacy,” will be on Aug. 13 from 6:30pm to 10pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute’s gallery at Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. The event is free and will include live entertainment, food and refreshments. The gallery is located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles. For more information, or to order free tickets, visit http://chicanomoratorium-e?fbevent.eventbrite.com/ Donations will be accepted.

Recycled Resources for the Homeless Outreach on Aug. 13 in Highland Park. Join the recycled resources team as they deliver items to people in need. The event entails a basic training on mental illness, the homeless population in Los Angels, substance abuse, communication, and safety. Participants meet on the second Saturday of each month at 715 Nolden St. LA, 90042. If you are interested in learning more about Recycled Resources or volunteering, visit www.recycledresources.org, or contact the Executive Director, Rebecca Prine at info@recycledresources.org or at (323) 669-4920.

26th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts at Paramount Pictures Aug. 14. The day-long free festival will include music and dance performances from around the world, an assortment of art workshops with professional artists providing children the opportunity to create art pieces to take home, face painters and many other surprises. For more information, call (323) 462-2355 or visit www.hollywoodartscouncil.org.

US Rep. Grace Napolitano hosts Free Summer Job Fair Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 9:30am to 1pm at the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex located at 13000 Clarksdale Ave., Norwalk, 90650. In addition to dozens of hiring employers, the job fair will offer free health screenings, free haircuts, help with resumes, and opportunities for job training. For more information, call (562) 801-2134.

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