L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Bass to speak at empowerment summit

WILLOWBROOK — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, the new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be the keynote speaker at the 27th annual Empowerment Congress Summit beginning at 8 a.m. Jan. 19 at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 E. 120th St.

“Transforming Communities” is the theme of this year’s event, which is hosted by county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Bass will speak at 9 a.m., which will be followed by workshops at 10:30 a.m. and a community resource fair at noon, which will include lunch and live entertainment.

Admission is free.

Photographer

to discuss work

COMPTON — Artist photographer and videographer Dan Moore, will be giving a talk about his influence and workflow from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, 961 W. Alondra Blvd.

Moore has worked with brands and celebrity like The Weekend, Honda and Adidas. He will be presenting work alongside other well-known Los Angeles area photographers and up and coming photographers.

Women’s March

to be held Jan. 19

LOS ANGELES — The 2019 Women’s March Los Angeles will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 in Downton Los Angeles, beginning at Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St.

The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties and social justice for all. This is a non-partisan march.  For more information, visit http://womensmarchla.org.

Newton Division offers

Citizens Academy

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Newton Division of the Los Angeles Police Department will host its 10-week Citizens Academy starting at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Newton Police Station, 3400 S. Central Ave.

The academy meets every Thursday through March 28 and is geared to give community members and stakeholders an overview of LAPD’s policies and procedures. Through the Community Police Academy, enrolled students are encouraged to build a lasting and positive partnership with the police department, with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and improving the quality of life in the area. For more information, call Office Lance Blake or Paul Miller at (323) 846-3937.

Mother/daughter

session planned

LOS ANGELES — Phenom Girls, a nonprofit that focuses on empowering girls of color ages 11-13, will host a free mother/daughter vision board session from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School, 1955 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Magazines and art supplies will be provided, but participants can also bring their own magazines and art supplies. Lunch is included. RSVP at info@phenomgirls.org.

Panda Express hosts

onsite job interviews

COMPTON — Panda Express, 2187 Rosecrans Ave., will host onsite interviews from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Those attending are asked to bring a resumé. As part of the interview process, those applying will be asked how they would run the operation from the hiring, managing and directing of associates to achieving financial goals and ensuring the delivery of exceptional guest experiences.

Homeownership

workshop offered

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A free homeownership workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Councilman Curren Price’s Constituent Service Center, 4301 S. Central Ave. During the workshop, aspiring homeowners will learn about credit reports, options for mortgage loans and much more. The effort is part of an ongoing housing education partnership with New Economics for Women, which works to improve the lives of women and their families by promoting economic mobility.

For more information, call (323) 846-2651.

DUI checkpoint

nets 14 arrests

COMPTON — An eight-hour DUI/driver’s license checkpoint netted 14 arrests, authorities said.

The operation was conducted between 6 p.m. Jan. 11 and 2 a.m. Jan. 12 on Santa Fe Avenue at Auto Drive South, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

One motorist was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, and two others were arrested on felony warrants, the sheriff’s department reported.

Also, nine motorists were arrested for operating a vehicle without a license or with a suspended/revoked license, and one was arrested on another criminal offense, the sheriff’s department reported.

Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Library offers

family meditation

INGLEWOOD  — A free Monday evening guided meditation for kids and parents will be held at 6 p.m.  Jan. 28 at Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd. The course is an introductory program to mindfulness, a deeper understanding of the mind and body connection.

Carson pays

tribute to King

CARSON — The Los Angeles Inter Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund will host its 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Juanita Millender-Mc Donald Community Center, 801 E. Carson St.

Tickets start at $40. For more information, contact Margaret Evans at mevans12802@att.net or (310) 467-4927.

Franklin tribute

planned at school

INGLEWOOD — “Sock it to Me,” a tribute to Aretha Franklin, will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Century Community Charter School, 901 S. Maple St.

The musical is a fundraiser for a summer musical theatre camp for youth. Several of the artists who are performing are local to Los Angeles, Inglewood and neighboring cities. Tickets are $15 at www.Eventbrite.com and $20 at the door.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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