L.A. DIGEST: Car dealers bring snow to winter festival

March 2, 2017

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Southern California Honda dealers made Feb. 24 a snow day at Wallis Annenberg High School.

The dealers brought in 40 tons of snow for students and children from the surrounding community to frolic in as part of the school’s winter festival.

A school counselor, Gloria Zelaya, made the request to Honda as part of the car dealer’s Helpful Honda promotion.

As you can imagine, most of our students have never seen snow,” Zelaya said in her request.

The festival started when school let out for the day at 3 p.m. From 3 to 6 p.m. children in the community enjoyed snowball fights, building snowmen and sliding down hill in the snow.

It was a random act of helpfulness enjoyed by all, a school spokesperson said.

Group demands


LEIMERT PARK — The Reparations United Front is presenting its annual National Reparations Demand Day for the harms African-Americans have suffered under the U.S. government, from 1 to 4 p.m. March 4 at Leimert Park’s Vision Theatre, 3341 W. 43rd Place.

Guest speakers will include Rosie Milligan, attorney Le Grand H. Clegg, Keith Claybrook and professor David L. Horne. The event is free to the public.

Information: (310) 285-8772

Session covers

construction jobs

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Crenshaw Corridor Contractors is holding a session on paths to employment in the construction industry from 4 to 6 p.m. March 2, at 3725 Don Felipe Drive.

Doctors to discuss 

breast cancer

GARDENA — A panel of doctors will lead a discussion on breast cancer from 6 to 8 p.m., March 3, at Hollypark United Methodist Church, 13000S. Van Ness Ave.

Topics will include: breast health screening, care and services for women under 40, risk factors, access to genetic testing and navigating the health care system.

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/2017TNBC.

Auto and aviation

expo planned

COMPTON — The Compton Airport Users Group is holding its first Compton Woodley Airport “Woodley’s Wings & Wheels Open House and STEM Expo Event” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 11, at the Compton Airport, 901 W. Alondra Blvd.

The event will feature innovations from the aviation, automotive and transportation industries, including a parachute demonstration, a parade of classic automobiles and a display of the latest drone technology.

The aim is to enhance programs that expose youth to aviation and emphasize their involvement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Food vendors will be present, and live entertainment will be provided. Those attending can enjoy demonstrations from the Experimental Aviation Association, Van Wagner Aerial Media, the Coast Guard, the L.A. County Sherriff’s Department, the L.A. County Fire Departments and the branches of the U.S. military.

Information: http://openhouse.comptonwoodley.org.


speak at conference

TORRANCE — A panel of entrepreneurs is set to present at the fourth annual Power and Purpose conference from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4, at Doubletree-Torrance, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd.

Keynote speakers are Winner’s Circle Group LLC Wealth Coach Jarim Person-Lynn, author of “Brass Knuckle Finance” and “This is Why You’re Broke;” and Michelle Collins, founder and program director for the Persona Program.

Other panelists are Toushonta Hogan, CEO of Sensational Soaps; Restee Collins, founder of The Blueprint Project, Billionaire P.A., CEO and Founder of Wealthy Minds Inc.; and DeAnna DuPree, CEO of Styled by DeAnna.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2mErefq.

Workplace safety

festival planned

CARSON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering a series of health and safety classes at the Pacific Coast Safety Fest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 10, at Cal State Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St.

The free event is open to Los Angeles area workers, employers, safety and health professionals and others.A sample of the courses include: Managing Safety and Health, Fall Protection Awareness, Health Hazard AwarenessRecordkeeping, 10 Hour Construction (Spanish), All About OSHA and Cal/OSHA Updates.

Registration: http://PacificSafetyFest.com/.

Compiled by Anne Artley.

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