L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Price sworn in at community ceremony

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard administered the oath of office to Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price during a community swearing in ceremony July 8 at the Green Meadows Recreation Center.

Price was re-elected to his second term representing Council District 9 in March. He was first elected to the council in May 2013. 

LAPD to hold

hiring expo

LOS ANGELES — The city’s Personnel Department will offer residents the opportunities to learn about various police and civilian jobs available with the Los Angeles Police Department at a hiring expo from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the city Personnel Department, 700 E. Temple St.

The expo provides interested candidates with officer panels, on-site testing and information booths where they can learn about open positions with a salary range of $60,907 to $93,793.

LAPD officers work out of 18 divisions and patrol in cars, boats, helicopters, bikes, horseback and on foot.

Support group

discusses cancer 

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Men’s Cancer Network is holding a support group meeting to promote clinical preventative services from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 15 at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.

This month, the focus is on colon and pancreatic cancers. Dr. Anton Bilchik will give a presentation on those cancers and how to prevent them. The meeting is open to both men and women.

Information: (323) 909-7159 or Freddie@themenscancernetwork.com.

Soul music

festival planned

SOUTH LOS ANGELES-The L.A. Soul Music Festival will take place from 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 14-16 at Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive.

Performers include Grammy nominees Tony! Toni! Tone! Musiq Soulchild, After 7 and Sevyn Streeter.

Tickets range from $70 to $255.

Information: https://lasoulmusic.com/festival-info-2017/.

Concert recalls

classic songs

HOLLYWOOD — The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., presents a concert of songs from Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald at “Ella and Dizzy: 100 Years of Memories” from 8 p.m. to midnight July 19,

Featured artists include: Leslie Odom Jr., Lizz Wright, Regina Carter, Patrice Rushin, Billy Childs and Charles McPherson.

Tickets: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/ella-and-dizzy-100-years-1000-memories/2017-07-19.

Foundation presents

fashion show

PACIFIC PALISADES — The Hollyrod Foundation, which provides support to families living with Parkinson’s disease and autism, is holding a fashion show fundraiser, “DesignCare” from 6 to 10 p.m. July 15, at a private estate.

The reception, which includes a buffet dinner and silent auction, begins at 6 p.m. The live auction and fashion show will take place at 7 p.m. Cocktail attire is required.

This year’s honorees include Linda Ronstadt for the Matthew T. Robinson Award of Courage and Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit responsible for the production of “Sesame Street,” for the HollyRod Corporate Compassion Award.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designcare-2017-tickets-35023275560.

Rodeo showcases

black talent

CITY OF INDUSTRY — The Bill Pickett Rodeo celebrates the talents of black cowboys and cowgirls at 6:30 p.m. July 15 and 3:30 p.m. July 16, at the Industry Hills Expo Center, 16200 Temple Ave.

Events include bull riding, bull dogging, bareback riding, mutton busting, ladies steer undecorating, ladies barrel racing, tie-down roping.

Tickets: (310) 674-6700.

Compiled by Anne Artley.

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