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L.A. DIGEST: Museum exhibit focuses on 1992 riot

EXPOSITION PARK — A new exhibit, “No Justice, No Peace: L.A. 1992,” opened March 8 at the California African-American Museum, 600 State Drive.

The material commemorates the 25th anniversary of the riot that broke out after a jury acquitted police officers accused in the beating of Rodney King.

The exhibit considers decades of complex socio-political history that still contribute to underlying tensions among marginalized groups and communities in L.A., It also examines race relations, socioeconomics, and equality in America today.

The exhibit will run until Aug. 27.

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.

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 Sheriff’s Department, the L.A. County Fire Departments and the branches of the U.S. military.

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

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 Awareness Recordkeeping, 10 Hour Construction (Spanish), All About OSHA and Cal/OSHA Updates.

Registration: http://PacificSafetyFest.com/.

Conference set on

women tech careers

COMPTON — El Camino College Compton Center is hosting a free “Girls and Women in Technology” Conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10, 1111 E. Artesia Blvd.

Breakfast, registration, a welcome address and panel discussion will kick off the conference at 8 a.m. in the gymnasium, followed by a variety of workshops conducted in the Vocational Technology Building.

ECC Compton Center’s Career Advancement Academy and Career and Technical Education department faculty, along with community agencies, will run the workshops. A job and resource fair is also on the day’s agenda.

The workshops will cover information on a variety of career fields such as welding, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, machine tool technology, aerospace fastener manufacturing, robotics, computer technology, commercial music, EMT/Fire technology, and more. Information on ECC Compton Center’s programs, registered apprenticeships and free job training opportunities also will be provided.

Registration: (310) 900-1600, ext. 2779, or email spittman@elcamino.edu.

Support group meets

at police station

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A support group for the families of murdered victims will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 13, at the 77th Street Police Station, 7600 S. Broadway, in the community room.

Information: (310) 547-JFMC or jfmc1995@yahoo.com.

Business resource

seminar planned

GARDENA — Jerome E. Horton, a member of the state Board of Equalization, is sponsoring a free business resource seminar and expo from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 14 at the Ken Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd St.

Topics include: 10 Tips for Ensuring Small Business Success, Forms of Ownership-Tax Advantages of Properly Classifying Your Business, Building Business-Producing Networks and Access to Business Loans.

Registration: www.bo.ca.gov/seminars or (888) 847-9652.

Workshop advises

on tax returns

INGLEWOOD — The Inglewood Public Library is sponsoring a free tax workshop, “Never Settle For Less” with H&R Block at 6:30 p.m. March 14, 101 W. Manchester Blvd. in the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall.

The aim is to help Inglewood citizens make the most out of their tax return and get the best possible refund.

All attendees will receive a discount certificate for affordable tax preparation and a free tax tip booklet.

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

Awards dinner

recognizes leaders

GLENDALE-The Unsung Leadership Awards recognize young men and women for demonstrating academic achievement and leadership skills at 5:30 p.m. March 12, at Stars On Brand, 417 N. Brand Blvd.

A red carpet begins at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $50 regular, $75 for VIP. Proceeds will benefit the Inner City Youth Foundation.

To purchase tickets: http://unsungheroesla2017.ezevent.com

Compiled by Anne Artley. 

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