L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: San Pedro to host L.A. Fleet Week

SAN PEDRO – L.A. Fleet Week, an annual multi-day event on L.A.’s waterfront, is introducing two new events Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

Attendees can watch the U.S. Navy Leap Frog jumpers as they parachute into the Port of Los Angeles. And advanced teams can sign up for the USAA’s Obstacle Course Competition, which is held all four days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

For more information, visit LAFleetWeek.com. 

Church to install

new pastor

HYDE PARK — Aamen Ministries-Church of Christ Seventh Day is hosting its 20th anniversary Family and Friends Day Aug. 31 from 9 to 11 a.m.

There also will be an installation service to welcome Pastor Walter A. Hudson,III to the church.

Aamen Ministries is located on 5400 11th Ave. For more information, call (323) 802-3782.

Debate watch

party planned

DOWNTOWN — The Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters is hosting a watch party for the Democratic Presidential Candidate Climate Change Town Hall Sept. 4 at Far Bar, 347 E. 1st St. 

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the debate begins at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/524533444950281/.

Mental wellness

series offered

GRAMERCY PARK — The HAVE Inc. Foundation is hosting a teen mental health series “Mental Health Moments with Jasmine” to educate youth on the importance of mental wellness. 

On Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Andrews Recreation Center, 8701 St. Andrews Place, young women are invited to attend to discuss self-care and participate in yoga, arts and crafts and more. 

For more information and to RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-moment-with-jasmine-tickets-69683672741?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete. 


party planned

SOUTH PARK — The McCoy Memorial Baptist Church, along with Yes We Can, host a Back to School Party Sept. 7 at noon. The organizations are providing food, showers, haircuts, backpacks, music and games to over 300 members of the homeless community. 

The church is located at 802 E. 46th St.    

Compton offers

movie in the park

COMPTON — The city of Compton and Councilwoman Tana McCoy are hosting the annual Movies in the Park Sept. 7 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Burrell-MacDonald Park, 2516 W. Alondra Blvd.

Live entertainment, crafts, games and food will be available. Lawn chairs and sleeping bags are allowed for the free event.

For more information and to RSVP, contact District 3 Liaison Venita S. Alsenat at (310) 605-5612.

Organization offers

business expo

CHESTERFIELD SQUARE – For the Culture presents Brunch and Business Expo Sept 8 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Brick House Studios LA, 5941 S. Western Ave. 

The event will include a black business marketplace, business card table and free mimosas. They are also accepting donations of school supplies.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-the-culturebrunch-networking-and-black-business-marketplace-tickets-63878334819?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Leadership institute

offers program

DOWNTOWN – The African-American Board Leadership Institute presents Foundations of Corporate Governance, a one-day event to help people of color find their way onto corporate boards around the world. 

The event takes place Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The City Club Los Angeles, 555 S. Flower St., 51st Floor. 

Registration is required. For more information, call (213) 346-3240.

Community colleges

offer free tutoring

LOS ANGELES — All new and returning students at the nine colleges of the Los Angeles Community College

District (LACCD) can receive free academic tune-ups on a variety of subjects that are just a mouse-click away beginning Aug. 26, the first day of the 2019 fall semester.

Free NetTutor online assistance will be available for all LACCD students when they go through the district’s online student portal. If the portal is not already bookmarked on a student’s computer, laptop or mobile smart devices, they only have to type in “MyCollege.laccd.edu” into their internet browser to access the special icon for NetTutor. Tutoring will be available for English, math, English as a second language, statistics and other classes.

Registered students at the district’s nine colleges — Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Mission College. Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Los Angeles Valley College, East Los Angeles College and West Los Angeles College — are eligible to receive the free service.

Inglewood checkpoint

results in 4 arrests

INGLEWOOD — A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint netted four arrests on suspicion of drunk or drugged driving Aug. 23, authorities said.

The checkpoint was conducted at the intersection of La Cienega and Hillcrest boulevards, according to Sgt. Jeff LaGreek of the Inglewood Police Department.

A total of 475 vehicles were screened and three drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and a fourth was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, LaGreek said.

In addition, another 19 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle without a license or with a suspended or revoked license and eight vehicles were towed, he said.

Compiled by Bria Overs.

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