L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: MLK Hospital offers tours of new facilities

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Officials at the new Martin Luther King  Jr. Community Hospital, 1680 E. 120th St., have announced they will host tours of the new facility for a limited time.

Public tours are available to the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m. on Thursdays only, officials said.

The hospital is scheduled to open next month and will feature general medical-surgical services, an emergency department, a critical care unit, labor and delivery services and in-house radiology, pharmacy, laboratory and other ancillary services, officials said.

Information: (424) 338-8617 or ygomez@mlkch.org

Police search for

hit-and-run drivers

LOS ANGELES — City officials are offering a $50,000 reward for anyone who may have information regarding a fatal hit-and-run involving a mother and her 19-month-old daughter in Mid-City.

Investigators reported Angelyn Cobarrubia was driving when a vehicle hit the back of her car, causing her to hit a light pole and flip over June 10. She was pronounced dead at the scene, but her child survived.

Family members have also set up a GoFundMe account for her children, Angelyn Cobarrubia Children’s Fund.

Information: West Traffic Division detectives at (213) 473-0234.

Free meals

offered to youth

LOS ANGELES — First New Christian Fellowship (FNCF) Community Development Corporation will offer free meals for children 18 years and younger twice a day from June 22 to Aug. 15 at FNCF Baptist Church, located at 1555 W. 108th St.

The meals, offered from 7 to 8 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., are sponsored by the California Department of Education’s Nutrition Services Division, organizers said.

Information: (323) 756-2541.

Jordin Sparks, others

kick off BET concert

BALDWIN HILLS — Singers Deborah Cox, Chrisette Michelle and Jordin Sparks will headline a free concert at 3 p.m. June 20 in the Outdoor Promenade of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

The show will officially kick off the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, a three-day concert series running June 25-28,culminating with the 15th anniversary of the BET Awards June 28, organizers said.

Information: www.BET.com/BETX.

Jazz event benefits

library programs

VIEW PARK – Friends of the View Park Library will host its annual All That Jazz and Family Game Day from noon to 4 p.m. June 20 at the library, 3854 W. 54th St.

The event will feature games, art activities, food and live music by jazz ensemble Blue Morning Quintet, officials said.

Officials say all proceeds will benefit library programs and events.

Information: (323) 293-5371.

Library hosts youth

reading program

INGLEWOOD — The Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., will kick of its summer reading program, “Read to the Rhythm,” at 6:30 p.m. June 23.

“The library has created wonderful programs to make sure your children have the opportunity to become stronger readers, while having fun,” said Mayor James T. Butts.

The library’s free summer program runs from June 22 to Aug. 15, officials said.

Information: (310) 412-5645 or library.cityofinglewood.org.

Community events

to mark Juneteenth

LOS ANGELES –   Two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a quarter-million slaves still did not known they were free. However, a mass emancipation of slavery did take place when Union soldiers announced the end of the Civil War in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. Thus, the date created an unofficial holiday commemorating the announcement, Juneteenth.

One hundred and fifty years later, black Angelenos and beyond plan to host events celebrating African-American ancestry ranging from gospel jazz in the park to wine and food pairings by black vinters and chefs.

For a list of activities, visit www. wavenewspapers.com/events-planned-to-celebrate-150th-anniversary-of-juneteenth/.

Gala benefits

learning center

Who: Educating Young Minds

What: 17th annual Scholarship Award Gala

When: 5:30 p.m. June 20

Where: Marriott Hotel, 5855 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles

Why:  The event will honor Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas as Man of the Year” and guests also will see the center’s latest educational endeavor, ACCESS/ NO EXCUSE, an interactive distance learning tool that is a virtual representation of the EYM Learning Center.

Information: www.educatingyoungminds.org.

Museum celebrates

Black Music Month

Who: California African American Museum

What: Films at CAAM: Celebrating Black Music Month with “Keep On Keepin’ On”

When: 7 p.m. June 18

Where: 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles

Why: A weekly documentary screening that demonstrates the social, political and humanitarian sensibilities of musicians fueled through their art, organizers said.

Information: (213) 744-2024.

Celebrities attend

African runway show

Who: Africa Boku Talent, Inc.

What: Style Africa Gala and Runway Show

When: 7 p.m. June 20

Where: California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles

Why: The event will honor former-Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams and actor Isaiah Washington while also featuring African designers and entertainment, organizers said.

Information: (909) 456-0725.

Greek play comes

to Holden Arts Center 

Who: Ebony Repertory Theatre

What: “The Gospel at Colonus,” a musical

When: 8 p.m. from June 20 to July 19

Where: Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles

Why: A soul stirring dramatic musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of “Oedipus at Colonus,” in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried, organizers said.

Information: (323) 964-9766 or www.ebonyrep.org 

Event promotes

healthy lifestyle

Who: Personal Involvement Center, Inc.

What: 6th annual Let’s Move To Community Health

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20

Where: 8220 S. San Pedro St., Los Angles

Why: The event will offer fitness classes for kids and adults, entertainment, healthy food demonstrations and informational booths, officials said.

Information: (323) 237-1829 or smith@picservices.org.

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore.

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