L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Councilman Price plans swearing-in ceremony

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for District 9 City Councilman Curren Price will take place at 10 a.m. July 8, at Green Meadows Recreation Center, 431 E. 89th St.

The event will include free food and refreshments, live entertainment and a resource fair for city services and the 9th District.

Translation services will be provided.

RSVP: (323) 846-2651 

New exhibits

open at museum

EXPOSITION PARK — The California African-American Museum, 600 State Drive, is celebrating the opening of new exhibits from 7 to 9 p.m. July 12.

The exhibits are “Gary Simmons: Fade to Black,” “Center Stage: African-American Women in Silent Race Films,” “Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture” and “Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from the Permanent Collection.”

The free event will include a DJ and food trucks.

Workshop planned

on building terrariums 

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Hyde Park-Miriam Matthews Branch Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave., is holding a terrarium-building workshop at 4 p.m. July 12.

Register at the welcome desk. The workshop is limited to 12 people.

For American With Disabilities Act accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

Compton’s mayor

to be sworn in  

COMPTON — Mayor Aja Brown will begin her second term in office with an inauguration ceremony at 5 p.m. July 7 with a celebration following at 6:30 p.m. at Dollarhide Community Center, 301 N. Tamarind Ave.

Brown said this term she hopes to “engage people and turn citizens into constituents.” She also said her goals include working more with nonprofits that train young people in trades and building up the downtown area.

Brown also expressed excitement about the funding from the sales tax Measure P to repair streets and neighborhoods.

She said her biggest challenge from last term has been “political opposition” and making sure everyone is on the same page.

Her colleagues Councilman Isaac Galvan, Councilwoman Tana McCoy, City Clerk Anita Godwin, City Attorney Craig J. Cornwell and City Treasurer Douglas Sanders also will celebrate new terms.

RSVP required: ComptonCity.eventbrite.com.

Construction projects

discussed at meeting

INGLEWOOD — A free community meeting regarding two major construction projects at LAX will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 10, at the Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd.

One plan, the Landslide Access Modernization Project (LAMP), includes the LAX train, Intermodal transportation facilities, a consolidated rent-a-car center, improvements to the central terminal area and a connection to the Crenshaw Line.

The other project, the Northside Plan, aims to utilize about 340 acres of land north of the airport to increase economic growth and address the growing demand for open space in the community.

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

Dance academy

offers camp

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Debbie Allen Dance Academy, 3791 Santa Rosalia Drive, is holding an Early Bird summer camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, from July 10-July 29.

Classes include ballet, jazz, hip-hop and African styles. Students will have the opportunity to perform on stage.

Registration: www.debbieallendanceacademy.com/intensives.

Wedding services

showcased at expo

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — An African wedding expo is planned for 2 p.m. July 9, at the Foundation Center, 11633 S. Western Ave.

Exhibitors will present traditional accessories, shoes, African fabric, wedding cakes, catering, event décor, home décor, traditional attire, event planners, jewelry, hair and makeup services, photo booths, photographers, videographers and event venues.

Information: (818) 740-5594.

Compiled by Anne Artley.

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