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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Police search for
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.
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.
Jazz event benefits
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
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.
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/.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
Compiled by Shawnte Passmore.
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