L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Cafe to host panel discussing filmmaking

Wave Staff Report

LEIMERT PARK –– Writer and producer Sasheen Artis will moderate a free panel featuring members of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) on how to develop a storyline, pitching, packaging, financing and marketing from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Hot & Cool Cafe, 4331 Degnan Blvd.

Presented by the Pan African Film Festival, attendees also can learn how to be part of PGA’s eight-week Diversity Master Workshop.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paff-institutes-presents-pga-producers-panel-tickets-48829011889?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword=

Networking offered

for business owners

COMPTON –– Minority business owners can network and learn about initiatives and opportunities in transportation from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Center for Sustainable Communities, 1051 W. Rosecrans Ave.

Hosted by the Black Business Association, the “Optimizing the Transportation Sector: Infrastructure and Electrification” event will feature a workshop and several keynote speakers including State Sen. Steven Bradford; Chris Thompson, Southern California Edison vice president; and Shirley Choate from the state Department of Transportation.

The event is free but interested people must RSVP by Aug. 31.

Information and registration: https://www.suiteevents.com/bbatransportationworkshop; (323) 291-9334.

Workshop set

for home buyers

BALDWIN HILLS –– People interested in preparing for homeownership can attend a free informational workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 25 at R.S. Cooper & Associates Realty, 3731 Stocker St., Suite 110.

“The Homeowner Preparedness for Renters” event welcomes all who want to learn about controlling spending habits, how to boost their credit scores, improving their budgeting techniques and investing in real estate.

The class is free. RSVP: (310) 710-9520.

Library offers

quilting class

HYDE PARK –– A free quilting class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hyde Park Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave.

Experienced and inexperienced people 18 years or older are welcome to improve or learn quilting techniques.

First-time participants should call the Reference Desk to find out what to bring: (323) 750-7241.

Event to honor

late food critic

DOWNTOWN L.A.––The late Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold will be commemorated from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26 on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.

The event will feature music, food trucks, remembrances from his family and friends, and never-before-seen footage from the documentary “City of Gold.”

Gold, who died of pancreatic cancer July 21, was a Pulitzer-Prize winning food critic whom many have said defined the food culture of L.A.

The event is free and open to the public.

Evening of games

offered at plaza

BALDWIN HILLS –– Families can enjoy a free evening of games, live music, food trucks and a screening of “Love & Basketball” starting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Sears Bowl in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs no more than 20 inches high.

Information: https://www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com/movie-nights/.

Martyrs tour

to visit local sites

HYDE PARK –– Angelenos can visit historical Southern California sites where prominent African Americans fell at 10 a.m. Aug. 25 starting at the AFIBA Center, 5730 Crenshaw Blvd.

The sixth annual Black August Martyrs Tour will include visits to where Black Panther Party members and LAPD officers broke out into a gun battle, the gravesites of the fallen and spaces where healing and nurturing took place.

Tickets are $10. Information: (323) 552-9109.

Compiled by Dorany Pineda.

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