L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Services set July 14 for photographer Bill Jones

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Funeral services for legendary black photographer Bill Jones will be held at 7 p.m. July 14 at Holman United Methodist Church, 3302 W. Adams Blvd., his family announced this week. A candlelight memorial service will celebrate the life of Jones, who was known as the photographer of the stars for his appearance at celebrity red carpets throughout Los Angeles for more than 50 years.

Cream and gold dress attire is suggested, but not required at the service, his granddaughter, Latoya Jones, said.

Jones died June 25 after a long illness. He was 83.

Black business leaders

plan Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES — The inaugural Los Angeles Black Business Leaders Hall of Fame will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 21 at the Huntington Library, 1150 Oxford Road, San Marino.

Hosted by the Hart Leadership Center and presented by City National Bank, the event will honor the achievements of men and women in the black business community of Los Angeles who have dedicated their lives to the advancement and realization of equality in all industries.

Mellody Hobson, the president of Ariel Industries, the largest black-owned financial management organization in the country, will be the featured speaker.

Information: (714) 458-3064.

Seminar focuses

on business financing

WATTS — Wattstar’s Entrepreneur Collaborative is holding a free seminar: “Dollars & Sense: Business Financing Forum” from 2 to 4 p.m. July 9 at Ted Watkins Memorial Park Auditorium, 1335 E. 103rd St.

The forum will focus on alternative funding resources for those who have been turned down.

Register at www.wattstar.org.

Airport to hold

contracting forum

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles World Airports Landslide Modernization Program (LAMP) is hosting a small business forum from noon to 4:30 p.m. July 12 at the Concourse LAX Hotel, 6225 W. Century Blvd.

The event is tailored to the local contracting community and will provide information on how businesses can become part of the LAMP program.

Register at LAWASmallBusinessForum.eventbrite.com.

Nonprofit hosts

technology sessions

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Vermont-Slauson Economic Development Corporation is presenting a series on technology and social media, in partnership with the Black Business Association, at the Business Enterprise Center, 6109 Western Ave.

“Intro to Computer/Internet Fundamentals will take place from 11:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9, and the workshop “Web Site Design” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 12. “Managing Customer Relationships-Mail Chimp, Constant Contact” is from 7:45 to 9:30 p.m. July 12.

RSVP at lelliott@vsedc.org or call (323) 789-4515. Seating is limited.

Victims’ support

group to meet

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Community organizations are hosting a support group for families of murder victims from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 11, at the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Division, 7600 S. Broadway, in the Community Room.

The hosts are Justice for Murdered Children, Project Cry No More, Justice for Homicide Victims and LAURA.

Information: jfmc1995@yahoo.com.

Repairs planned

for Crenshaw Blvd.

CRENSHAW — As part of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be rebuilding the curbs, gutters and sidewalks on Crenshaw Boulevard between 52nd and 54th streets through July 18. Work will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The southbound frontage road will be closed to allow for removal and replacements of the curb and gutter. During this segment, the sidewalk will be closed except for a five-foot section that will remain in place for pedestrian access. Driveway access and access for emergency responders will also be maintained. Parking restrictions will be implemented.

Once complete, the streetscape will include new median landscaping, trees, streetlights, traffic signals and a repaved roadway.

Free meals provided

for local children

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The FNCF Community Development Corporation is providing free meals for children ages 18 and younger on weekdays from 7 to 8 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First New Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 1555 W. 108th St.

The meals are a component of the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the California Department of Education’s Nutrition Services Division.

Information: (323) 756-2541.

Family health

fair planned

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — South L.A. Projects/WIC invites the public to the remodeled Florence WIC Center, 501 E. Florence Ave., for a family health and resource fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 14.

Those attending can take a tour of the center. Children can receive free child health screenings. Adults can enroll themselves or their children in WIC, CalFresh and Medi-Cal if they are eligible. Parents can request a referral to Head Start or childcare. Information about free services in L.A. County will be available.

Information: (310) 661-3080.

Compiled by Anne Artley.

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