L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Central Avenue Jazz Festival planned

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Curren Price is presenting the 21st annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 30-31 along Central Avenue between King Boulevard and Vernon Avenue.

The event will feature three stages with live music, free health screenings, activities for youth of all ages, food and merchandise vendors, an art gallery and live art demonstrations and business development and employment services.

The event is free. Information: www.centralavejazz.org.

Religious group

holds men’s conference

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Men of Tabernacle host their third annual all-male conference from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 30, at Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church, 11328 S. Central Ave.

Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr., the author of “Admired Man, Why? The Making of an Admired Man,” will serve as the keynote speaker. He is also the founder and executive director of Each One-Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success, an organization that brings awareness to reforming educational practices concerning at-risk youth.

This is a free event for men and boys ages 13 and older. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

Information: (323) 569-4162.

Los Angeles Rams

host hiring event

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Rams are holding a one-day hiring event for guest services, ushers, security officers and event staff from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29, at the Expo Center, 3980 Bill Robertson Lane.

Attendees must apply online prior to the event at: www.csc-usa.com/branch-folder/los-angeles/apply. Please bring driver’s license/ID and Social Security card. Professional interview attire is required.

Information: Arthur Guerrero: aguerrero@letc.com or call (323) 730-7900 ext. 227.

Gardena Chamber

honors women

TORRANCE — The Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce presents its third annual Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon and Silent Auction July 31, at Holiday Inn Los Angeles 19800 S. Vermont Ave.

The event recognizes 15 outstanding women in the community. The reception and shopping is held from noon to 2 p.m. and the lunch and program is from 2 to 4 p.m

Tickets are $55 per person and are available online at www.gardenachamber.org.

Information: (310) 532-9905.

Back to school

health fair planned

LAWNDALE — Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke and Lawndale Mayor Robert R. Pullen-Miles are hosting an annual Back to School Health Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 at Jane Addams Park, 15114 Firmona Ave.

The event will feature a discussion of current legislation as well as free dental check-ups, hearing and eye screenings and diabetes check-ups from local health professionals. The first 500 students in pre-K through ninth grade will receive a free backpack.

Information: (310) 412-6400.

Night Out targets

crime awareness

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The LAPD Southeast Division is celebrating National Night Out Against Crime with a free community event from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2, at 145 W. 108th St.

The event includes food, entertainment, vendors and give-a-ways.

Information: Deborah Lee: (323) 972-7662 or email: Snowlittbird@sbcglobal.net.

Social Security

advice offered

INGLEWOOD — Kevin Kugley of VALIC Financial Advisors is giving a free Social Security workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 30 in the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall at the Main Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd.

The seminar covers the basics of Social Security, when to apply, how to coordinate benefits with a spouse, rights entitled to a widowed or divorced retiree and how to coordinate Social Security with other sources or retirement income.

Information: (310) 412-5380 or visit library.cityofinglewood.org.

Event promotes

culture of respect

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Best Start LA Metro aims to uphold the values of mutual respect, positive raising of children and equality for all with a Culture of Respect event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30, at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Drive.

This free celebration includes breakfast, lunch, family activities and a free tour of the California Science Center. Participants are also invited to make a pledge towards a culture of respect, for which they commit to transform their communities by transforming themselves.

Families must be registered in advance. Call (213) 365-7400, ext. 5635 to register.

Compiled by Anne Artley.

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