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Vol. XXX, No. 1306
Thursday, October 18, 2012
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
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RIES ~ Your money instincts are itchy! Go ahead and scratch, because you’ve got the golden touch this week. Promise yourself that you’ll take at least one small step toward your dreams each day this week. You go! Soul Affirmation: I seek connection with the best that is in me. AURUS ~ A loved one may feel a bit neglected as you pursue your material dreams with vigor this week. Time set aside for this person after you’ve made some gains will prove to be extra sweet. Try not to push a mate’s understanding nature too far, though. Soul Affirmation: My needs will be met if I just ask. EMINI ~ Stay open-minded this week and you’ll actually feel the good vibrations! Co-workers will wonder at the smile on your face, but let it be your secret for now. Your smile itself will make others smile about their own lives! Soul Affirmation: I smile as I think about faraway places. ANCER ~ Big appetites this week! Indulge at least one of your passions and then get back to work. You are making incredible strides toward your dream by just reminding yourself of it. Drive carefully and pay attention to brake lights. Soul Affirmation: Smooth communications is the key to my success this week. EO ~ Relax a bit and review your “things to do” list”. Move methodically, and check off each item as you complete them. You’ll be surprised by the progress you are making. Spend the afternoon with family, and friends. Soul Affirmation: This week family is the source of my joy. IRGO ~ Your best self is on parade this week, and wow! You look good! Co-workers will beat a path to your cubicle, so be prepared to turn chatterboxes away gently. Give your honey a phone call or send a loving email. Soul Affirmation: I open myself up to the vibrations of love.
IBRA ~ This week’s a good week to approach that person you’ve been wondering about. While you’ve been working very hard, you need to play, too. Good playmates make work seem more rewarding to you. Soul Affirmation: I master life by mastering myself. CORPIO ~ Can you take a week off from work? It’s a perfect week to relax with a loved one in one of your favorite ways. Even if you can only spend a few hours decompressing you’ll be surprised at how little it takes to feel bliss this week. Soul Affirmation: I let the outer world and inner world change places this week AGITTARIUS ~ Vibrations this week make everyone feel as if the universe has given them another chance. Your fresh start may come in a romantic area. Buy a bouquet of flowers for your partner on your way home from work. See what happens. Soul Affirmation: I celebrate freedom of mind this week. APRICORN ~ A short trip for business reasons gives you a little personal space to make some notes to yourself. Remember your best self, and keep a positive outlook. Buy a lottery ticket this week at your destination, or watch for some other type of “found” money. Soul Affirmation: I judge no one, especially myself this week. QUARIUS ~ Your home may need some of your attention. This is a fine week to check the fire alarm battery, put away gardening equipment, or redecorate your dining area. The results of a shopping trip for new bed linens will please you very much. Soul Affirmation: I keep my smile shining, especially at home. ISCES ~ Spend some time in the company of friends early in the week, then spend your afternoon relaxing. Your ability to tune out and mediate on the goodness that surrounds is comes easy. Let the good vibrations massage you with bliss. Soul Affirmation: I let positive emotions carry me through the week.
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Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The hopefuls nervously assembled before the sizeable crowd of mall patrons as they waited to take center stage. For many, the stage symbolized more than an opportunity to compete American Idol style in front of judges, executive producer, Tony Cornelius (son of Don Cornelius, the legendary Soul Train Creator), Yvette Bailey See STARQUEST SEMI-FINALISTS, page 12
L.A. County RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk partners with Calif. Student Vote Coalition Goal is to educate college students on voting options this election
Singers slated to perform on the day of Taste of Soul – October 20
The StarQuest Singing Competition, a Bakewell Media Production, held auditions last Thursday at the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Plaza, to find our community’s next singing sensation. Hundreds of contestants gathered to compete onstage at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, vying for the chance to sing before thousands at the Taste of Soul Family Festival. Among an array of talented artists, semi-finalists were chosen to perform at the Taste of Soul on
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Semi-finalists for StarQuest singing competition selected
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The Los Angeles RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) recently announced a partnership with the California Student Vote Coalition to provide voter information at college campuses within the County. The goal of this venture is to inform students attending universities within Los Angeles County about registration and voting in the upcoming November 6, 2012 Presidential Election. The partnership includes a number of voter education events coordinated by the California Student Vote Coalition, throughout college campuses in Los Angeles County. “With well over 100,000 students, Los Angeles County is home to some of the largest colleges and universities in the nation,” said Dean Logan, Los Angeles County RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk, “Students living on campus and away from home should be up-to-date on their
options for registering and voting.” The California Student Vote Coalition is a non-partisan effort led by the University of California Student Association and other local Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs). “Young voters today are the democracy of tomorrow, and it is essential that college students feel politically empowered to have a voice in the electoral process.” said Logan. In order to vote in the upcoming November 6 General Election, L.A. County residents must be registered by Monday, October 22 at midnight. The mission of the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk is to serve Los Angeles County by providing essential records management and election services in a fair, accessible and transparent manner. For more information, visit www.lavote.net.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Obama strategy post-debate You matter, now highlights women, Libya more than ever!
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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at a campaign event at Cornell College, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. The president sports a pink bracelet in honor of October being breast cancer awareness month.
President Barack Obama’s campaign moved swiftly Wednesday to try to capitalize on his spirited debate per-
formance, making an aggressive push on women’s issues and Libya and pressing the notion that Mitt Romney’s economic proposals are “sketchy.” Obama’s strategy aims to solidify his crucial lead among female voters and his standing as the candidate viewed more favorably on foreign policy, the topic of the third and final debate. Democrats had worried that both advantages could slip away after the president's lackluster performance in the opening face-off with Romney and the fallout from last month’s deadly attack on Americans in Libya. Obama, visibly energized on the campaign trail, hammered Romney on a flurry of women’s issues, from fair pay to Planned Parenthood funding. And he poked fun at his Republican rival for saying during the debate he had relied on “binders full of women” to find more female employees while serving
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as Massachusetts governor. “We don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women,” Obama said at a rally in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The impact of the second debate on the tightly contested White House race won't be clear for several days. But Obama's rebound provided much-needed reassurance to anxious Democrats, some of whom feared the president lacked the passion to fight for his job. The campaign insists the debate halted Romney’s October momentum and keeps open their pathways to victory in all nine or so battleground states. “In those states, if the election were held today, I’m as confident as anything I’ve been in my life, that we would win the election,” said David Plouffe, Obama’s senior adviser. The president’s top aides were energized by his performance at the town-hall style debate on Long Island. Aides watching from backstage erupted in cheers at some of his pointed attacks. And there were outbursts of applause at the campaign’s Chicago headquarters, a sharp contrast to the sullen mood there during the first face-off. Advisers said the debate exchanges on women and Libya gave them the biggest opportunity to appeal to the narrow swath of voters in key states who remain undecided less than three weeks from Election Day. Obama’s campaign is expected to target Romney's positions on women’s health issues. In particular, they plan to contrast Romney’s assertion that “every woman in America should have access to contraceptives” with his support for legislation which sought to reverse the administration’s policy requiring religious-affiliated institutions to cover contraception costs. Obama’s team has run television advertisements previously on Romney’s positions on women’s health issues and may do so again. Explaining the focus on women, See OBAMA STRATEGY, page 14
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BY CHERYL PEARSONMCNEIL We’re getting down to the wire in this year’s race for the White House. In our digital world of sometimes dizzying 24/7 information overload, both political camps are relying heavily on media in its plethora of forms to reach you and influence your vote. As we draw closer to November 6, you are correct if you think the intensity of the political ads has increased. According to Nielsen data, this is especially true if you live in any of this election’s nine key “swing” or “battleground” states – Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia or Wisconsin. Nielsen’s summarized Designated Market Areas (DMAs) within each state show that year-to-date through the beginning of September; President Obama’s reelection campaign has saturated those states with almost 230,000 ads, more than twice the ads from the campaign of his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (87,000). The lone exception here is Wisconsin, where Gov. Romney’s campaign leads by 561 ads. How much influence do these ads actually have? Data shows that an effective advertising campaign in a swing state can mean the difference between victory and defeat on Election Day. It might be most interesting to watch which way Ohio goes, as no Republican presidential candidate has ever won the race without the assistance of this critical state’s electoral votes. Thus far in Ohio, the margin of the number of ads is the greatest, with the Romney campaign running just over 17,000 ad units; and the Obama camp running nearly three times that amount – 51,000 ads. Then there are the presidential debates. At this writing, Nielsen ratings show that an estimated 67.2 million people watched the first debate between President Obama and Gov. Romney. That was up 28 percent over the first presidential debate in 2008 between thenSenator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain. Eleven networks broadcast live coverage from 9:00 to 10:30 pm, while Telemundo aired coverage on tape delay. To put our viewership of this year’s first presidential debate in a different perspective, 111.3 million people watched the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this year, making it the highest rated TV broadcast in U.S. history. So, the Super Bowl still reigns supreme. As for the 2012 political conventions, according to Nielsen’s analysis of both the Republican and Democratic gatherings, nearly as many people (57 percent of all U.S.
Cheryl Pearson-McNeil Households or 65.4 million homes) tuned into at least one of those political events as watched the first presidential debate. That, however, is down from 64.5 percent (or 73.2 million homes) in 2008. Taking a look at the viewership of each of the speeches by each candidate (given on the final night of each convention), President Obama had a slight edge, with 13.7 percent of viewers to Gov. Romney’s 12.5 percent. Breaking it down even further, both candidates were pretty much neckin-neck with people over age 55. Almost 26 percent of this demographic tuned in to watch Gov. Romney, and 25 percent of the same demo watched President Obama’s speech. Each party, of course, selected high-profile speakers to address their respective conventions; with the Republicans choosing veteran actor Clint Eastwood and the Democrats engaging former President Bill Clinton. The ratings results there: Clinton drew slightly more viewers across all demographics. However, viewership among males was closest, with 9.7 percent watching Eastwood’s speech and 9.8 percent tuning into Clinton. Are you seeing again how much your choice of what you watch matters? It is as though you are “voting” with your remote (only in terms of TV though, not the voting booth. There, you have to show up in person). In every column, I show you all the many ways in which You Matter with every consumer choice you make. But, you matter more now than ever, and it does not matter whether you are blue or red. According to the recent AfricanAmerican Consumers: Still Vital, Still Growing report, approximately 71 percent or 28 million of us are of voting age. So, whatever the color of your state, you’ve got the power. Make sure you use it on November 6. Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is senior vice president of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Nielsen. For more information and studies go to www.nielsenwire.com.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Medical marijuana Should Africa be growing more wheat? advocates want drug reclassified BY JASON STRAZIUSO AND KIRUBEL TADESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BY FREDERIC J. FROMMER ASSOCIATED PRESS A federal appeals court in Washington is considering whether marijuana should be reclassified from its current status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use. Last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration rejected a petition by medical marijuana advocates to change the classification, which kept marijuana in the same category as drugs such as heroin. The DEA concluded that there wasn’t a consensus opinion among experts on using marijuana for medical purposes. The petition had been filed in 2002. A medical marijuana group, Americans for Safe Access, want the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to force the agency to hold a hearing and conduct findings based on the scientific record. The group’s lawyer, Joe Elford, said that the DEA had misapplied the law. He added there are numerous
studies that show marijuana is effective as a medical treatment. The group’s legal brief said marijuana could help people with chronic pain and the negative side effects of chemotherapy, among other things. Marijuana is classified under “Schedule I” of controlled substances, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use. It's lumped in with drugs like heroin, LSD and ecstasy. Americans for Safe Access want to see it reclassified to a less restrictive schedule. Justice Department lawyer Lena Watkins said that marijuana is properly classified. “It’s the most widely abused drug in the United States,” she said. Tuesday’s hearing was packed to capacity with many medical marijuana supporters in the audience. The judges who will decide the case are Karen LeCraft Henderson, a Republican appointee, and Harry T. Edwards and Merrick B. Garland, both Democratic appointees.
Los Angeles Co. assessor arrested for corruption ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles County assessor John Noguez has been arrested following a yearlong corruption investigation into influence peddling and slashing of property taxes for political allies. District Attorney Steve Cooley’s office says Cooley plans to announce the arrest and give details on the charges during an October 17 news conference. The Los Angeles Times reports the charges include bribery and corruption. Noguez was a longtime county appraiser before being elected to the assessor’s office’s top job in 2010. District attorney’s office investigators began looking into improper tax breaks granted to more than 100 wealthy property owners since Noguez’s election. Assessor’s office employees had complained they were pressured to lower property taxes for clients of prominent Noguez campaign contributors.
Bedlu Mamo stood in middle of his field in Ethiopia and cast a wary eye at the new variety of wheat he planted for the first time. “The price is good, better than what we get for other crops. But the companies that buy the wheat may not come to buy,” Bedlu said. But despite the farmer’s misgivings, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center says demand for wheat is growing faster than for any other food crop in subSaharan Africa, where corn has long been considered the most important cereal crop. As the U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization marked World Food Day on Tuesday, experts are reexamining what crops are best produced in Africa, for Africans. Ethiopia recently hosted a conference to look at ways to increase the amount of wheat African farmers grow. Only 44 percent of the wheat consumed in Africa is produced locally. “The first task is to convince policy makers that there is a potential to produce wheat in Africa,” said Asfaw Negassa, a consultant with the center. “With the right policy, right seed and marketing system, there can be enough
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 farmer Bedlu Mamo, stands in the middle of a field, on his half hectare wheat farm near Debre Zeit, in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. Bedlu says it is the first time he planted the Mangudo variety durum wheat on the farm. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center says that although maize has long been considered the most important cereal crop in sub-Saharan Africa, demand for wheat is growing faster than for any other food crop. wheat production in Africa to substitute the significant portion of imports that costs the continent scarce hard currency.” The corn and wheat center says African countries in 2012 will spend $12 billion to import 40 million tons of wheat — money that could be used for other pressing needs.
Wheat production in sub-Saharan Africa dropped sharply in the 1980s after an influx of food aid made the crop unprofitable, said the maize and wheat improvement center, which is known by the initials CIMMYT. At the same time, the focus of international development shifted to corn and See AFRICA WHEAT, page 13
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Status of the Photo of the Week: Crenshaw/LAX Line Dream Speaker
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MTA Expo Line LAWT STAFF REPORT Service on the Crenshaw/LAX Line is due to start in late 2018, giving commuters direct access to Metro’s growing network of subway and light rail lines serving downtown, East and West L.A., Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. Just as importantly, the line will transport riders from those areas into South L.A. and neighboring communities served by the Crenshaw/LAX Line. Linking the existing Exposition and Green Lines, Crenshaw/LAX See CRENSHAW/LAX LINE, page 15
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The sixth grade students at Daniel Freeman Elementary School, all “Dreamers” with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA), were visited by Dream Speakers Rodney Gordy (fifth from right), and Larry Buford (center) on Monday, October 15. Dream Speakers are invited to motivate the students and reinforce the importance of academic success. The Dreamers were happy to receive the signature glasses from the popular group LMFAO as a gift for being such a great audience. The foundation’s website is www.ihadla.org.
A better commute? It’s about time. Starting Fall 2012, Metro ExpressLanes will save you time in tra;c on the I-110 freeway. They’re toll-free for carpools, vanpools and motorcycles. Solo drivers have the choice to use ExpressLanes by paying a toll. All you need to use ExpressLanes is a FasTrak account and transponder in your car. Pre-order your FasTrak now at metroexpresslanes.net. ®
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When light rail trains on the Crenshaw/LAX Line begin gliding through the heart of South Los Angeles toward one of the world’s busiest airports, they will ferry more than commuters eager for faster transit through some of the region’s most vibrant cultural enclaves and emerging commercial districts. They are also expected to spark economic development and improved mobility, in areas where there is an increasing demand for transit alternatives.
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and global levels. Rodia’s masterpiece speaks to the ability to bring creative aspirations into the real world, even through the hands of an untrained immigrant. We are indeed more alike than we are different, and certainly Bud understood this at the core. For more information please visit: (213) 847-4646.
WEST ANGELES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PRESENTS EIGHT HOUR HOMEBUYERS EDUCATION COURSE: In this eight hour Homebuyers Education Course, we give you easy to remember tools and tip that demystify the homebuying process, such as: Finding the right lender, the right loan, shopping for a home, how to make an offer, what to do in escrow and closing. You will also receive valuable information from the City of Los Angeles regarding down-payment assistance programs provided by the City and County of Los Angeles, California. The best part is you do not have to wait a week for your certificate for down payment assistance. Once you successfully complete the Homebuyers Education Course, you will receive your certificate at the end of the class that same day. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. WHERE: West Angeles Villas Community Room 6030 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90043. PRE-Registration Fee: $65. Seating is limited. For more information call (323) 751-3440 ext.41 or register online at www.westangelescdc.org.
URBAN GARDEN CELEBRATION AT LENNOX AREA HIGH SCHOOL: Rep. Maxine Waters will roll up her sleeves and join students as they plant the first seedlings in the new urban ecology garden at the Lennox Math, Science & Technology Academy. The garden, which will consist of two traditional garden plots and two hydroponic towers, will be tended and maintained by students in the rs Wate Rep. Maxine school’s urban ecology program. The lettuce, spinach, carrots and other vegetables and fruits grown in the garden will be harvested and served in the school’s cafeteria, giving students firsthand knowledge of what it means to eat “locally grown” produce. Lennox Academy’s urban ecology curriculum was developed by Eric Strauss, director of Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Urban Resilience and President’s Professor of Biology. Strauss is helping several local school districts implement urban ecology programs. Waters has been a strong supporter of partnerships between the schools in her district and LMU for the past five years starting with LMU’s Family of Schools organization in the Westchester area. WHEN: 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Lennox Academy Math, Science & Technology Academy High School 11036 Hawthorne Blvd., Lennox, CA 90301.
4TH ANNUAL KAPPA KASINO NIGHT: The Long Beach Inglewood South Bay Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Presents the 4th annual Kappa Kasino Night “Nightmare of Nupe Street 2 Halloween Costume Party.” WHEN: 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. WHERE: Automobile Driving Museum 610 Lairport Street El Segundo, CA 90245. Come play Black Jack, Poker, Roulette, and Craps. Prizes will be awarded. Dress Code: It's Halloween!!! We want all guests to be in the spirit of the holiday. So... Costumes / Party Masks are preferred. Tickets can be purchased online (Advance - $25 / V.I.P. $50).
LOS ANGELES JAZZ SOCIETY 29TH ANNUAL JAZZ TRIBUTE AWARDS & CONCERT: Wayne Shorter, multiple For more information please visit www.kappakasinonight.com.
10/21 THE BLACK COMMUNITY FORUM PRESENTS: Myron Thomas, Community Voter Outreach Rep. for the Los Angeles County Registrar/ Recorder Office. The topic of the event will be, Election 2012 California: Encouraging Citizens to participate in the Voting Process. WHEN: 3:00 p.m. WHERE: 3860 So. Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 228 Los Angeles, CA 90008. For More Information Call 323-734-2891 or email@example.com. Admission is Free.
A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO NORMAN J. “BUD” GOLDSTONE: WHEN: 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Noah Purifoy Gallery/ Watts Towers Arts Centers 1727 East 107th Street Los Angeles, CA 90002. A native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Goldstone devised and directed the 1959 stress test that saved Simon Rodia’s Watts
Towers from being demolished by proving that the world renowned land mark was structurally safe and sound. After reading a newspaper article about the proposed destruction of the Watts Towers, Mr. Goldstone decided to take action by not only intervening, but also inventing the test method for which the Towers proved strong enough to remain. During this time, he had the privilege of meeting and knowing Simon Rodia personally, which helped fuel the flame of his desire to take direct action. He was relentless in his commitment to the preservation of the Watts Towers and became a founding member of the Committee to Save Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts. “Bud “, as he is affectionately referred to, is also recognized as an aerospace engineer who worked on the Apollo and space shuttle programs, a senior engineer at North American Aircraft, a conservation engineer for the Committee for Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts, and a force to be reckoned with. In 1997 Bud and his wife Arloa wrote “The Los Angeles Watts Towers” a, book available for purchase at the Watts Towers Arts Center gift store, and was a staunch advocate of the Watts Towers for the greater part of his life. Beyond being a brilliant engineer, humanitarian and passionate advocate for the Watts Towers, Bud recognized the important cultural significance of the Towers on local
Grammy Award winner, saxophonist and composer, is the 2012 Jazz Tribute Honoree. Leonard Maltin will host the evening’s festivities and Herbie Hancock is this year’s Honorary Chair. LAJS’ 2012 Jazz Tribute awardees include Lifetime Achievement Award recipient John Pisano, Lifetime Composer/Arranger Award recipient Wayne Gordon Goodwin, Shorter Jazz Vocalist
Award recipient Denise Donatelli, David L. Abell Angel Award recipient Jim Barrall, Jazz Educator Award recipients Roger Neumann & Scott Whitfield, Teri Merrill-Aarons Founder Award recipient Terence Love, and Shelly Manne Memorial New Talent Award recipient Jamael Dana Dean. WHEN 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive at Universal City. TICKET PRICES: Awards/Dinner/Concert $200 - $250 per person; Concert only tickets are $75. Substantial ticket discounts for LAJS members. For tickets, additional information, to join the Los Angeles Jazz Society, or to make a donation to help support its educational outreach efforts, please visit www.LAJazz.org or call (818) 994-4661. TO MAKE A CALENDAR SUBMISSION: Include event name, date(s), time, location, contact/RSVP information and admission price, if any. Use BRIEF paragraph format (no lists, line breaks, or all caps). All calendar submissions are space-permitting and may be edited for brevity. Send submissions, along with any images, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “LAWT Community Events.” Please include text in the body of your email, not in an attachment.
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‘Taste of Soul’ is a true Partnership and Collaboration of Love BY KENNETH MILLER | LAWT CONTRIBUTING WRITER | IMAGES BY LAWT PHOTOS The massive ‘Taste of Soul’ African American celebration that’s “All About Community Love” is an epic experience of exquisite culinary dishes, world class entertainment and the meshing of cultures far and near, but at the root of this transforming event is the partnership and collaborative eơorts of individuals and organizations who work cohesively before and after to make ‘Taste of Soul’ the success it has become. These individuals don’t sing or dance on the various stages on display, they don’t cook or serve the mouth watering barbeque or ﬁsh you may eat, their names and performance are oblivious to the hundreds of thousands who cram onto Crenshaw Blvd. However, they are the most signiﬁcant of them all. They are for the most part the real stars and heroes of ‘Taste of Soul’ and have been for the past six years, and this year will be no exception. Before the hordes of people make it to their favorite vendor or stage, the Department of Public Works Street Maintenance Division will have already begun its work more than 24 hours before. The Street Maintenance Division is one of the oldest divisions within the Bureau. They commit to the cleaning and maintenance of Crenshaw Blvd., routing traƥc and closing locations, in addition to performing a range of other functions.
Hundreds of dedicated city of Los Angeles employees, including the Street Maintenance Division work in collaboration with The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), which is a multifaceted ﬁre and life safety organization. The LAFD provides ‘Taste of Soul’ with ﬁre apparatus, and other specialty equipment and ensures the safety of the spectators at the event. Safety is the top priority of ‘Taste of Soul’ organizers and throughout its history has been fortunate to have the services of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Nation of Islam working together to prevent crime and ensure a fun environment. Under the guidance of Chief Charlie Beck the LAPD deploys units of oƥcers to ‘Taste of Soul’ to extend the services of community policing where uniformed oƥcers are out of their patrol cars and on foot walking and working hand in hand with the citizens of the city. The LAPD is joined by the male-only paramilitary wing of the Nation of Islam (NOI) which is a unique display of unity for safety, the distinctive uniforms of the LAPD can been seen with the stylish and laser focused units of the Nation of Islam canvasing and protecting the patrons on Crenshaw Blvd. during the largest African American celebration in the history of Los Angeles. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staơ of the city of Compton will also join the collaboration to work and respond to medical emergencies and transporting
patients to the hospital as needed. The EMS maintains two Advanced Life Support (ALS) units that respond to life-threatening emergencies, and two Basic Life Support (BLS) that respond to non-life-threatening emergencies, and in situations where more hands and resources are needed, such as a heart attack or multiple-casualty incidents, the ALS and BLS units may assist each other on scene; or they may request assistance from an available engine company. These dedicated public servants are the engines that drive ‘Taste of Soul’ to a destiny that some thought were not attainable. It is because of them hundreds of small business receive their most signiﬁcant economic boost during ‘Taste of Soul.’ It is because of them that businesses, large and small along the Crenshaw corridor experience the gold rush of ‘Taste of Soul’ business overﬂow. There isn’t a stage large enough that could contain the love and appreciation that we have for them. There isn’t a meal that is tasteful enough or ﬁlling enough that could demonstrate how much they mean to us. So, as we munch or crunch, dance or sing in basking in the glory of an African American block party which embraces its neighbors, remember why it is what it is, and be thankful to our “Collaborative Partners of Love.” After all they are how we got here!
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Dedicated public servants are the engines that drive ‘Taste of Soul’ to a destiny that some thought were not attainable.
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Beyoncé set for Super Bowl halftime show BY MESFIN FEKADU ASSOCIATED PRESS All the single ladies will be watching the upcoming Super Bowl along with football lovers — that’s because Beyoncé is the halftime show performer. NFL confirmed the news Tuesday afternoon after Beyoncé posted a photo of herself sporting eye black, where “Feb. 3” is written on one and “2013” on the other, on her Tumblr page. The Super Bowl is set for Feb. 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Beyoncé, whose pop and R&B hits include “Crazy in Love,” “Irreplaceable” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” has won 16 Grammy Awards. The 31-year-old sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl in her hometown of Houston when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers. Madonna performed at halftime at this year’s Super Bowl in February with guests CeeLo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A. The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in a thrilling rematch of the contest four years earlier. Her performance was seen by 114 million people, a higher average than the game itself, which was seen by an estimated 111.3 million people, according to the Nielsen Co. If Beyoncé’s performance at the
A Taste of Gospel: Gospel stage organizers gear up for Taste of Soul BY JENNIFER BIHM ASSISTANT EDITOR
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Beyoncé Pepsi NFL Halftime Show features collaborations, it could likely include husband-rapper Jay-Z and her Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. New Orleans last hosted a Super Bowl in 2002, making next year’s
Dr. Adrienne Moore and staffers of A Home for Us Counseling Center have once again put together this year’s Taste of Soul gospel stage featuring acts like, Purpose, Hope Carr and Sunny Dayz. This will be the team’s 6th year at the festival, which began in 2005. The gospel stage will be situated in front of Angelus Funeral Home near Martin Luther King Boulevard. “This year we have a lot of returning artists,” said Moore who is executive director at AHFU. Moore began organizing the gospel stage at the second annual TOS by accident. She had been inquiring about setting up a booth when event organizers took notice of her organizational skills and
leadership abilities. “When I called, Ms. Brenda [Marsh Mitchell TOS coordinator] answered and I was like, ‘oh my goodness you’re being so mean to me,’” Moore recalled. “And she said, ‘you know what, you come and see me because you’re really bold. I said, ‘yes ma’am I going to come and see you and I’m going to bring money because I want a booth.’ So I came down and found out she was running the Taste of Soul. She said, ‘you’re a really outgoing person, I have something for you…” Moore and Mitchell formed a friendship and partnership that day that has become the underlying reason for the gospel stage’s continuous success. For the full list of gospel stage performers visit www.lawattstimes.com.
game the first NFL championship in the city since Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of the Louisiana Superdome in 2005. Pepsi is returning as the sponsor for the halftime show since doing so in 2007 when Prince performed.
OWN Network’s Iyanla Vanzant Viola Davis hosted Rape Treatment Fixes Lives on Center fundraiser honoring Norman Lear New Reality Series LAWT WIRE SERVICE
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Academy Award® nominated actress Viola Davis lent her voice to raise awareness about rape and the sexual abuse of children by hosting the annual brunch to benefit the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center October 14, at Greenacres in Beverly Hills. The event honored American television icon writer and producer Norman Lear while spotlighting the RTC’s national leadership in advancing the care of rape victims and sexually abused children, establishing model prevention programs, advocating for victims’ rights, and changing the nation’s consciousness about rape. RTC Director Gail Abarbanel welcomed Davis and Lear, along with Rape Foundation board members David Schwimmer and John Varvatos. Eric McCormack, Jayma Mays, Sophia Bush, KaDee Strickland, Jason Ritter, Jacqueline Emerson, Matt Lanter and Tamara Taylor were among the almost 800 guests in attendance. Schwimmer opened the afternoon by introducing Davis, who addressed the crowd with a powerful and heartfelt speech praising the RTC for its work in the treatment and care of rape victims and sexually abused children. RTC Director Gail Abarbanel introduced the afternoon’s honoree See VIOLA DAVIS, page 15
Iyanla Vanzant talks about her new hit series, relationships, and her latest novel “Peace From Broken Pieces” BY: CHELSEA BATTLE LAWT CONTRIBUTING WRITER You may remember Iyanla Vanzant years ago, bludgeoning tough love advice onto viewers on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Today the sagacious relationship expert continues to inspire others with her advice, which she liberally dishes on her own brand new show, Fix My Life. Through this thought-provoking talk show Iyanla works to provide her guests with the governing principles that shape how individuals deal with relationships and healing after enduring hardship. Stressing the power of forgiveness, change, and faith in God, her teachings embrace philosophies that can readily be applied by people seeking wholeness, regardless of age, gender, or circumstances. “We all have to learn to forgive” Iyanla says, “forgive ourselves; forgive other people. We also have to change our perspective on how to do things.” Guests who have appeared on
Iyanla Vanzant Fix my Life run the gamut, from troubled reality television star Evelyn Lozada, who experienced abuse in her brief marriage, to an otherwise ordinary woman who, after leaving her husband and children, turned to See OWN/VANZANT, page 14
Thursday, October 18, 2012
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This one-of-a-kind StarQuest Singing Competition will provide a monumental platform for Southern Californiaâ€™s rising stars at the 7TH ANNUAL TASTE OF SOUL Family Festival on Oct. 20th.
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Charles, Catchings NCAA clears Nerlens Noel to lead All-WNBA play for team selections Kentucky BY GARY GRAVES AP SPORTS WRITER
ASSOCIATED PRESS Connecticut’s Tina Charles was the leading vote-getter for the AllWNBA team, and Indiana’s Tamika Catchings earned her seventh firstteam selection. Catchings, a first-team pick for the fourth straight season, tied Seattle's Lauren Jackson and Phoenix's Diana Taurasi for second place on the career list with seven selections to the first team. Former Los Angeles star Lisa Leslie is the
leader with eight. Charles, who won her first MVP award, received 196 points from a national panel of writers and broadcasters. Joining Charles and Catchings on the first team were the Sparks’ Candace Parker, New York's Cappie Pondexter and Minnesota's Seimone Augustus. The Lynx’s Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen were selected to the second team, along with Chicago’s Sylvia Fowles, Los Angeles’ Kristi Toliver and San Antonio’s Sophia Young.
Ravens LB Lewis ‘designated to return’; Suggs back BY DAVID GINSBURG ASSOCIATED PRESS Ray Lewis has been placed on injured reserve with the “designated to return” tag, which provides him the chance to play again this season. Lewis tore his right triceps in Sunday’s game against Dallas. He was scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday. His return this season is unlikely, but by being designated to return, the 37-year-old is eligible to come back in six weeks. Coach John Harbaugh says, “We have no idea whether that time frame has anything to do with the injury, but there’s an opportunity and we’re going to keep the door open.”
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The loss of Lewis was balanced somewhat by the return of linebacker Terrell Suggs, who practiced Wednesday for the first time this season. Suggs has been out with a torn right Achillies tendon.
Kentucky freshman forward Nerlens Noel has been cleared by the NCAA to play this season for the Wildcats. NCAA spokesman Cameron Schuh said the 6-foot-10, 228-pound Noel was “cleared to practice and play” following a probe into the funding of unofficial visits to Kentucky. Schuh did not provide any details or findings of the NCAA’s investigation. Before the recent decision, Noel, considered the nation’s top recruit, could only practice after finishing summer classes to meet reclassification requirements. Kentucky spokesman DeWayne Peevy said via text that the school does not confirm eligibility until competition begins. The defending national champion Wildcats open Nov. 9 against Maryland at the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. Kentucky coach John Calipari first revealed Noel’s status during an appearance on ESPN promoting the debut of the network’s all-access program about the Wildcats. However, Calipari seemed confident during last week’s media day that Noel would be eligible, saying, “he will practice, and if we played tomorrow, he would play.” Noel is part of Kentucky’s highly touted freshmen class including 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein, guard Archie Goodwin and forward Alex Poythress. His game has been compared to Anthony Davis, last year’s Final Four
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Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel answers a reporter’s question during NCAA college basketball media day at the Joe Kraft Center in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. most outstanding player after leading the Wildcats to their eighth title. Davis went on to become the NBA’s top overall draft pick and win an Olympic gold medal with Team USA in London this summer.
Noel, who talked with Davis after arriving on campus, didn’t seem concerned about his eligibility last week. “I’m not worrying about it at all,” he said. “I’m just focusing on getting better every day.”
STARQUEST SEMI-FINALISTS Continued from page 2 (former Soul Train Producer), talent executive, Rayva Harrell, (Nickelodeon’s All That, The Steve Harvey Morning Show), Brandon I. Brooks (co-managing editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel the Watts Times) and Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. (creator and executive producer of StarQuest and Taste of Soul, chairman of Bakewell Media and executive publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Watts Times). The quest for stardom would not be complete without the presence of actual stars. Celebrity guest judges including Kel Mitchell, Nickelodeon’s Kenan And Kel, Jazz Raycole from the Soul Man TV Series and Marilyn Batchelor, Universal Records executive, made an appearance. The competition represented an opportunity that could be potentially life-changing. “My Mom heard about [the competition] on the radio and called me,” said Shandrella Rayford. “She told me this could be it; this could be my chance, so I showed up!” One 12 year old in particular moved the room with his velvety
smooth voice. Convinced that he has what it takes to be the winner, Solomon shared what he thought made him the best in the room. “I’m going to win because I’m amazing and I know I can sing,” the 12 year old boasted. StarQuest semi-finalists selected to perform at the Taste of Soul on the StarQuest Stage are: Adrian Battle, Beau Williams, Britt J, Carla Bagnerise, Cherose, Corinna Brown, Duprice, Goward Horton, Herman Chamblee, Jacnique, Kyra Smith, LaMarr “Deuce” Lubin, Lloyd Perodin, Mabvuto, Mo-Que, Phallon Brown, Ria Borman, Rory Darvel, Solomon, Tanek Montgomery, Tarsha Rodgers, Tommie Rae Powell, Rashondra Angelle and Pamela Bellamy-Franklin. From the list of semi-finalists, two will be selected. One finalist will perform on the Radio Free KJLH (102.3 FM) stage and the other on The Wave (94.7 FM) stage. They will perform in front of an expected crowd of 250,000 people. The StarQuest guest performers
will be the House of Vibe All Star Band, Dijon Talton, Megan Moret, Sahiba, SledgeGrits and Yours Truly. StarQuest celebrity hosts will be Kim Whitley (NBC’s Animal Practice), Joe Torry (Def Comedy Jam, House Party, Poetic Justice, Hall of Fame), Ray J (The Rickey Smiley Show, Recording Artist, For the Love of Ray J TV Show), Wesley Jonathan (The Soul Man, City Guys, What I Like About You), Kyle Massey (Dancin w/the Stars, Disney, That’s So Raven), Christine Devine (Fox News, Wednesday’s Child), Ernest Thomas (Rog on “What’s Happenin” Everybody Hates Chris, Malcolm X), Jazz Raycole (The Soul Man, The Nina Simone Story) and Kel Mitchell (Back House Party, Good Burger, Kenan and Kel Show). In the true spirit of entertainment and community involvement, the quest for our city’s finest stars is underway on the StarQuest Stage. We look forward to seeing you, your friends and family at the StarQuest Stage at the Taste of Soul on October 20 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
AFRICA WHEAT Continued from page 5 cassava. A growing demand for wheat has led agricultural experts to rethink the crop in Africa, the group said. But sometimes the farmer must confront market forces that can be a disincentive to plant. For Bedlu, the Ethiopian farmer, this season marks the first time he has planted the Mangudo variety of durum wheat. He has high hopes for it, but worries he may not find a buyer. Showing how complicated global agricultural can be, Bedlu and Asnake Fikre, the director of the Debre Zeit Agriculture Research Center, say imported wheat can often be bought for less. Ethiopia’s government in recent months has struggled to stabilize rampant food inflation — a big burden for a country that solicits food aid. Some 3.5 million Ethiopians required humanitarian assistance this year alone. The U.S. government contributed $427 million to agricultural development, food security and emergency aid to Ethiopia in fiscal 2011, said Diane Brandt, an embassy spokeswoman. World Food Day is dedicated to remembering the importance of global food security. The theme for 2012 is “Agricultural cooperatives — key to feeding the world.” Hunger is declining in Asia and Latin America but is rising in Africa, according to the FAO. The World Bank says agricultural productivity must increase in Africa because African farm yields are among the lowest in the world. One in eight people around the world goes to bed hungry every night, the FAO says. But things are turning in the right direction: The total number of hungry people in the world is 870 million, down from 1 billion 20 years ago. Some of the efforts have been at the grassroots level. In East Africa, an American aid group called One Acre Fund is working with 130,000 farming households to increase food production through improved seeds and fertilizer. Nick Handler, the group's country director in Kenya, said the households his organization works with are becoming more aware of the benefits that improved seeds and fertilizers can have. “On average we’re seeing a tripling of yields and a doubling of profit once you net out the additional costs for farmers who sign up for the program,” he said.
BlackFacts.com October 18, 1926 Rock and roll innovator Charles “Chuck” Edward Berry is born in San Jose, California, and later taken to St. Louis Missouri, where he grew up. Berry is regarded as one of the founders of Rock and Roll and is responsible for such hits as “Johnny B. Good” and “Roll Over Beethoven.” October 21, 1989 Bertram M. Lee and Peter C.B. Bynoe sign an agreement to purchase the National Basketball Association’s Denver Nuggets for $54 million. They become the first African American owners of a professional basketball team.
NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Long Beach, California, acting by and through the City’s Board of Harbor Commissioners (“City”) will receive, before the Bid Deadline established below, sealed Bids for the following Work: PIER S FORCE MAIN RELOCATION AT PIER S LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA AS DESCRIBED IN SPECIFICATION NO. HD-S2453 Bid Deadline:
Prior to 10:00 a.m. on November 20, 2012. Bid packages will be time/date stamped on the 4th floor or in the Lobby and shall be submitted prior to 10 a.m.
Place for Submission of Bids: 1. By Delivery Any Calendar Day Before the Bid Deadline Harbor Department Administration Building 4th Floor, Plans and Specifications/Program Management Office 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 2. By Delivery on the Same Calendar Day as the Bid Deadline Harbor Department Administration Building Ground Floor Lobby 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Bid Opening: As soon as practical after the Bid Deadline Harbor Department Administration Building 6th Floor Board Room 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Contract Documents Available: Date/Time: Beginning Thursday, October 18, 2012 Monday –Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Harbor Department Administration Building 4th Floor, Plans and Specifications 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: Date/Time: October 31, 2012, 1:30 pm. Location: Harbor Department Administration Building 6th Floor, Board Room 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Project Contact Person: Wayne Smith, Civil Engineer. email@example.com NIB -1 Contract Documents. Copies of Contract Documents in DVD format may be obtained, at no cost, at the Plans and Specifications Office, 4th Floor, Harbor Department Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90802 during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To arrange to receive a DVD of the Contract Documents by courier at the expense of the Bidder, call (562) 283-7353. For information on this Project and other upcoming Port projects, you may view the Port website at http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/out_for_bid.asp. Copies of all Port insurance endorsement forms, DBE Program forms, Harbor Development Permit Applications and other Port forms are available at http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/forms_permits/default.asp. NIB -2 Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting. The engineering staff of the City’s Harbor Department will conduct a mandatory pre-bid meeting at 10 a.m., on October 31, 2012 in the Board Room, 6th Floor, of the Harbor Department Administration Building. Attendance is mandatory. Each Bidder must attend the Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting. Failure to attend the Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting shall disqualify your Bid. NIB -3 Summary Description of the Work. Construct a 42” lined and coated storm water force main. The construction of this pipeline will include trenching, tunneling, shoring and soil grouting. There will be construction of a headwall outfall, tie-over from the existing pipeline to the proposed at the pump station, construction of a PCC Tremie Slab to prevent ground water intrusion, construction of a PCC Blanket to provide a barrier between an existing 16-inch high pressure gas main and the proposed pipeline. NIB -4 Contract Time and Liquidated Damages. The Work shall be completed within 155 working days as provided in Paragraph SC - 6.1 of the Special Conditions, from a date specified in a written “Notice to Proceed” issued by the City and subject to adjustment as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Conditions. FAILURE OF THE CONTRACTOR TO COMPLETE THE WORK WITHIN THE CONTRACT TIME AND OTHER MILESTONES WILL RESULT IN ASSESSMENT OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES IN THE AMOUNTS ESTABLISHED IN THE SPECIAL CONDITIONS. NIB -5 Contractor’s License. Each Bidder shall hold a current and valid Class ” A ” California Contractor’s License to bid this Project. NIB -6 Contractor Performed Work. The Contractor shall perform, with its own employees, Contract Work amounting to at least 50% of the Contract Price, except that any designated “Specialty Items” may be performed by subcontract and the amount of any such “Specialty Items” so performed may be deducted from the Contract Price before computing the amount required to be performed by the Contractor with its own employees. “Specialty Items” will be identified by the City in the Schedule of Bid Items. NIB-7 DBE A. This project is subject to Federal DBE/ requirements. DBE participation goal for this project is 25%. POLB expects all Bidders to achieve the DBE participation goal or provide
documentation of efforts to achieve the stated goal (GFE). Award of the Contract will be conditioned on the Bidder submitting an Exhibit 15-G2 Local Agency Bidder DBE Commitment Form (See Appendix E) demonstrating the Bidder’s intent to meet the participation goal and GFE (Exhibit 15-H) documents, if needed. B. The Contractor shall comply with the Federal DBE requirements in Appendix E. C. If the Bidder’s Commitment Plan does not demonstrate intent to meet the stated DBE goal, the Bidder shall demonstrate that it made an adequate good faith effort (GFE) to do so, as specified in the Instructions to Bidders (ITB18). NIB -8 Federal and State Prevailing Wage Rates and Employment of Apprentices and Trainees. A. This project is partially funded by grants from the Federal government and the State of California. Where there are conflicting requirements between the Federal, State and City requirements, the most stringent requirements shall be the prevailing requirements. B. This Project is a public work as defined in Labor Code Section 1720. The Contractor receiving award of the Contract and Subcontractors of any tier shall pay not less than the prevailing wage rates to all workers employed in execution of the Contract. The Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California has determined the general prevailing rates of wages in the locality in which the Work is to be performed. The rate schedules are available on the internet at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlsr/ DPreWageDetermina-tion.htm. Bidders are directed to Article 15 of the General Conditions for requirements concerning payment of prevailing wages, payroll records, hours of work and employment of apprentices. Where there is a difference in the Federal and State minimum Wage Rates, the higher minimum rates shall govern. C. Comply with the Federal requirements regarding Prevailing Wages and employment of apprentices and trainees as shown in Appendices AA. NIB -9 Trade Names and Substitution of Equals. With the exception of any sole source determination that may be identified in this paragraph, Bidders wishing to obtain City’s authorization for substitution of equivalent material, product, or equipment, are required to submit a written request for an Or Equal Substitution using the form included in Appendix A together with data substantiating Bidder’s representation that the non-specified item is of equal quality to the item specified, thirty five (35) calendar days after Bid Opening. Authorization of a substitution is solely within the discretion of the City. NIB -10
NIB -11 Bid Security, Signed Contract, Insurance and Bonds. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a satisfactory Bidder’s Bond or other acceptable Bid Security in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid as a guarantee that the Bidder will, if Conditionally Awarded a Contract by the Board, within thirty (30) calendar days after the Contract is conditionally awarded to the Contractor by the City, execute and deliver such Contract to the Chief Harbor Engineer together with all required documents including insurance forms, a Payment Bond for one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price, and a Performance Bond for one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price. All Bonds shall be on forms provided by the City. NIB -12 Conditional Award of Contract and Reservation of Rights. The Board, acting through the Executive Director, reserves the right at any time before the execution of the Contract by the City, to reject any or all Bids, and to waive any informality or irregularity. The Conditional Award of the Contract, if any, will be to the responsible Bidder submitting the lowest responsive and responsible Bid. If the lowest responsive responsible Bidder fails to submit the required documents including insurance forms, bonds and signed Contract within thirty (30) calendar days after Conditional Award of Contract, the Board reserves the right to rescind the Conditional Award and Conditionally Award the Contract to the next lowest responsive and responsible Bidder. NIB -13 Period of Bid Irrevocability. Bids shall remain open and valid and Bidder’s Bonds shall be guaranteed for ninety (90) calendar days after the Bid Deadline or until the Executive Director executes a Contract, whichever occurs first. NIB -14 Substitution of Securities. Substitution of Securities for retainage is permitted in accordance with Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code. NIB -15 Contractor / Subcontractor Qualification Forms. Contractor / Subcontractor Qualification Questionnaires are in Appendix FF. Bidders are required to submit copies of the Contractor / Subcontractor Qualification with required information. Failure to submit the required qualification information will be grounds for disqualification and rejection of the Bidder’s proposal. NIB -16 Federal and State Grant Funding. This contract will be financed in part by Federal and State Grant Funding Programs. The Contractor and subcontractors shall conform to the specific requirements of the funding programs. NIB -17 Non-discrimination. The Contractor and subcontractors shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in subcontracting and in conducting the work. NIB -18 Buy America Requirements. This project is subject to the “Buy America” requirements of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 (Section 165) and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) Sec-tions 1041(a) and 1048(a), and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. NIB -19 Questions. Questions regarding this Notice Inviting Bids and other aspects of the Project shall be made in written inquiry via fax or e-mail. Address inquiries to the Project Contact Person listed on Page N-2. Issued at Long Beach, California, this 24th day of September, 2012. J. Christopher Lytle Executive Director of the Harbor Department, City of Long Beach, California
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NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Long Beach, California, acting by and through the City’s Board of Harbor Commissioners (“City”) will receive, before the Bid Deadline established below, sealed Bids for the following Work:
Continued from page 4 Plouffe said, “There are more undecided women than men in all the battlegrounds.” Polls have long showed Obama holding an edge over Romney with female voters. But some surveys showed Romney making gains with women after the first debate, a shift strategists in both parties attributed to the softer, more moderate tone the Republican struck in that face-off. The Democratic ticket was also buoyed in the latest debate by the candidates’ exchange on the September attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in the attack, and the Obama administration has faced intense criticism about its security levels at the consulate and shifts in its explanation about the violence. The president countered Romney’s criticism by saying that as president, he is “always responsible” for attacks on American interests overseas. And Romney got tripped up on his accusations that the president didn’t refer to the attacks as terrorism in the immediate aftermath. Speaking in the Rose Garden the day after the violence, Obama had referred to “acts of terror.” The candidates have less than a week to prepare for the final debate on October 22, when they expect a fuller discussion of Libya. The president has campaign trips scheduled through Friday and plans to spend the weekend practicing with his debate team at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. Obama’s team said the debate helped sharpen their message on the economy, the top issue for voters. On both Tuesday and Wednesday, Obama called Romney’s economic proposals “a sketchy deal,” a phrase voters can expect to hear frequently in the campaign’s closing weeks. The campaign also plans to use a debate exchange on immigration in its final push for Hispanic votes. Obama needs to run up big margins with Hispanics in swing states like Colorado, Nevada and Virginia. The president used the debate to promote his administration’s efforts to provide a path to legal status for many young illegal immigrants, while Romney said he wouldn't grant amnesty to people who come to the U.S. illegally. Obama’s aggressive debate performance calmed the nerves of many Democrats, no small accomplishment given the deep anxiety that set in among many supporters following the president’s first debate. “I think everybody takes their cue from the leader,” said David Axelrod, Obama’s senior campaign strategist.
PICO AVE. WATER MAIN VALVE REPLACEMENT AT LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA AS DESCRIBED IN SPECIFICATION NO. HD-S2406 Bid Deadline:
Prior to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Bid packages will be time/date stamped on the 4th floor or in the Lobby and shall be submitted prior to 10 a.m.
Place for Submission of Bids: 1. By Delivery Any Calendar Day Before the Bid Deadline Harbor Department Administration Building 4th Floor, Plans and Specifications/Program Management Office 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 2. By Delivery on the Same Calendar Day as the Bid Deadline Harbor Department Administration Building Ground Floor Lobby 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Bid Opening: As soon as practical after the Bid Deadline Harbor Department Administration Building 6th Floor Board Room 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Contract Documents Available: Date/Time: Beginning Thursday October 18, 2012 Monday –Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Harbor Department Administration Building 4th Floor, Plans and Specifications 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting and Site Tour: Date/Time: November 6, 2012 at 10 a.m. is mandatory. Location: Harbor Department Administration Building 6th Floor Board Room 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Project Contact Person: Jimmy Chen, Sr. Civil Engineer , Fax: (562) 283-7352 firstname.lastname@example.org NIB -1 Contract Documents. Copies of Contract Documents in DVD format may be obtained, at no cost, at the Plans and Specifications Office, 4th floor, Harbor Department Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90802 during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To arrange to receive a DVD of the Contract Documents by courier at the expense of the Bidder, call (562) 283-7353.
CONTRACTOR TO COMPLETE THE WORK WITHIN THE CONTRACT TIME AND OTHER MILESTONES WILL RESULT IN ASSESSMENT OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES IN THE AMOUNTS ESTABLISHED IN THE SPECIAL CONDITIONS. NIB -5 Contractor’s License. Each Bidder shall hold a current and valid Class “A” or “C34” (Pipeline Contractor) California Contractor’s License to bid this Project. NIB -6 Contractor Performed Work. The Contractor shall perform, with its own employees, Contract Work amounting to at least 50% of the Contract Price, except that any designated “Specialty Items” may be performed by subcontract and the amount of any such “Specialty Items” so performed may be deducted from the Contract Price before computing the amount required to be performed by the Contractor with its own employees. “Specialty Items” will be identified by the City in the Schedule of Bid Items. NIB -7 SBE/VSBE. This project is subject to the Port of Long Beach (POLB) Small Business Enterprises (SBE)/Very Small Business Enterprises (VSBE) Program. The combined SBE/VSBE participation goal for this project is twenty percent (20%), of which a minimum of five percent (5 %) must be allocated to VSBEs. POLB expects all Bidders to achieve the combined SBE/VSBE participation goal. Award of the Contract will be conditioned on the Bidder submitting an SBE-2C Commitment Plan demonstrating the Bidder’s intent to meet the combined SBE/VSBE participation goal. If the Bidder’s Commitment Plan does not demonstrate intent to meet the combined goal, the Bidder shall demonstrate that it made an adequate good faith effort to do so, as specified in the Instructions to Bidders (ITB 18). The Port’s SBE Program staff is available to provide information on the program requirements, including SBE certification assistance. Please contact the SBE Office at (562) 283-7598 or email@example.com. You may also view the Port’s SBE program requirements at www.polb.com/sbe. NIB -8 Prevailing Wage Rates and Employment of Apprentices. This Project is a public work as defined in Labor Code Section 1720. The Contractor receiving award of the Contract and Subcontractors of any tier shall pay not less than the prevailing wage rates to all workers employed in execution of the Contract. The Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California has determined the general prevailing rates of wages in the locality in which the Work is to be performed. The rate schedules are available on the internet at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlsr/DPreWageDetermination.htm. Bidders are directed to Article 15 of the General Conditions for requirements concerning payment of prevailing wages, payroll records, hours of work and employment of apprentices. NIB -9 Trade Names and Substitution of Equals. With the exception of any sole source determination that may be identified in this paragraph, Bidders wishing to obtain City’s authorization for substitution of equivalent material, product, or equipment, are required to submit a written request for an Or Equal Substitution using the form included in Appendix A together with data substantiating Bidder’s representation that the non-specified item is of equal quality to the item specified, thirty five (35) calendar days after Bid Opening. Authorization of a substitution is solely within the discretion of the City. NIB -10
Copies of all Port insurance endorsement forms, SBE/VSBE Program forms, Harbor Development Permit Applications and other Port forms are available at http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/forms_permits/default.asp.
NIB -11 Bid Security, Signed Contract, Insurance and Bonds. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a satisfactory Bidder’s Bond or other acceptable Bid Security in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid as a guarantee that the Bidder will, if Conditionally Awarded a Contract by the Board, within thirty (30) calendar days after the Contract is conditionally awarded to the Contractor by the City, execute and deliver such Contract to the Chief Harbor Engineer together with all required documents including insurance forms, a Payment Bond for one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price, and a Performance Bond for one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price. All Bonds shall be on forms provided by the City.
NIB -2 Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting and Site Tour. The engineering staff of the City’s Harbor department will conduct a mandatory pre-bid meeting at 10:00 a.m., on November 6, 2012, in the Board Room, 6th floor, of the Harbor Department Administration Building. A mandatory site tour immediately following will be conducted by the City. Note that attendance at the pre-bid meeting and site tour can be used to satisfy a portion of the Bidder’s good faith efforts to meet the SBE/VSBE participation goals listed below. EACH BIDDER MUST ATTEND THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING AND SITE TOUR. FAILURE TO ATTEND THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING AND SITE TOUR SHALL DISQUALIFY YOUR BID.
NIB -12 Conditional Award of Contract and Reservation of Rights. The Board, acting through the Executive Director, reserves the right at any time before the execution of the Contract by the City, to reject any or all Bids, and to waive any informality or irregularity. The Conditional Award of the Contract, if any, will be to the responsible Bidder submitting the lowest responsive and responsible Bid. If the lowest responsive responsible Bidder fails to submit the required documents including insurance forms, bonds and signed Contract within thirty (30) calendar days after Conditional Award of Contract, the Board reserves the right to rescind the Conditional Award and Conditionally Award the Contract to the next lowest responsive and responsible Bidder.
NIB -3 Summary Description of the Work. The Work required by this Contract includes, but is not limited to, the following: 1. Providing construction traffic regulating and traffic control. 2. Excavate and inspect waterlines, Trench restoration. 3. Repair and/or replace ten (10) water valves (12” & 20”) at various locations. Install water line-stop on 12” PVC water line. 4. Pavement Restoration
NIB -13 Period of Bid Irrevocability. Bids shall remain open and valid and Bidder’s Bonds shall be guaranteed for ninety (90) calendar days after the Bid Deadline or until the Executive Director executes a Contract, whichever occurs first.
For information on this Project and other upcoming Port projects, you may view the Port website at http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/out_for_bid.asp.
NIB -14 Substitution of Securities. Substitution of Securities for retainage is permitted in accordance with Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code. Issued at Long Beach, California, this 15th day of October, 2012.
NIB -4 Contract Time and Liquidated Damages. The Work shall be completed within seventy (75) calendar days as provided in Paragraph SC - 6.1 of the Special Conditions, from a date specified in a written “Notice to Proceed” issued by the City and subject to adjustment as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Conditions. FAILURE OF THE
J. Christopher Lytle Executive Director of the Harbor Department, City of Long Beach, California
OWN/VANZANT Continued from page 10 the show to beg their forgiveness. People from all walks of life write to Iyanla during times of crisis to ask for her help. Her approach involves relentlessly working with them to address the root of their problems, while also emphasizing ways to make holistic changes in their lives as they heal. “How do people start to heal? They change their mind about what
they’re doing,” Iyanla offers. “When they’re doing something that doesn’t work, when they’re doing something that’s bringing them pain, they gotta change what they’re doing. And many of us don’t know how to change or don’t know what to do instead.” No stranger to adversity in her own life, Iyanla shares her trials and tribulations with the world, living life like an open book, literally. As an
accomplished writer for 28 years, Iyanla has written over 14 books. Her last novel, New York Times bestseller Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re going Through, is an anecdotal narrative that focuses on a vivid spectrum of personal challenges and how she learned to cope with them. Her career as a life coach has brought Iyanla momentous success, and she has touched millions of lives
with her profound wisdom. Where some might attribute her success to Oprah Winfrey’s national exposure, Iyanla credits an even higher source: God. “I think we all have a purpose in life,” says Iyanla. “My purpose is to advance God’s law… I don’t see it [my success] as major because I have a series on Oprah’s network. I see it as major because I’m on my purpose: doing what I love out loud.”
October 23, 1911 Three organizations, the Committee for Improving the Industrial Conditions of Negroes in New York, the Committee on Urban Conditions, and the National League for the Protection of Colored Women merged, under the leadership of Dr. George E. Hayne and Eugene Kinckle Jones, to form the National Urban League.
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CRENSHAW/LAX LINE Continued from page 6 trains will provide service to six confirmed stations: Crenshaw/Exposition, Crenshaw/Martin Luther King Jr., Crenshaw/Slauson, Florence/West, Florence/La Brea and Aviation/ Century. Metro planners are also working actively to secure funding for a stop in Leimert Park Village. To outgoing Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Michael S. Jones, the possibilities are endless. Having served for two years on the Crenshaw/LAX Leadership Council, which he praises for “providing the community with a way to voice its concerns,” Jones has had the opportunity to become very familiar with plans for the rail line. As the leader of an organization devoted to economic development in the Crenshaw Corridor, Jones welcomes the Crenshaw/LAX Line for both the jobs it will create, and the new customers it will deliver. His sense of possibility is heightened by firsthand experience with how improved rail service has benefited other parts of Los Angeles. “I’ve been on the Expo Line between Culver City and downtown, and I think the Crenshaw/LAX Line is really going to be just as beneficial in connecting Crenshaw to the rest of the city,” he said. “The Crenshaw economy is coming back, and the rail line will be a magnet to bring more people in to experience that. The line will certainly allow people to have a cultural experience, by visiting the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Eso Won Books in Leimert Park Village, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, and Post & Beam Restaurant — just to name a few. I can’t say enough about how that [area] has been transformed with free concerts, top restaurants and other new businesses.” Indeed, the job-creating capacity of the Crenshaw/LAX Line will be in evidence long before the train begins carrying passengers on its 8.5-mile route through South L.A., Inglewood, Hawthorne, El Segundo and sections of unincorporated L.A. County. More than a thousand construction, manufacturing and other jobs will be generated as the Crenshaw/LAX Line is being built. For its part, Metro is setting aside a substantial portion of employment opportunities for workers living in economically disadvantaged areas, with job-training assistance and apprenticeships standing as key elements of that commitment to targeted hiring of local workers. Minority and women contractors are encouraged to take advantage of Metro’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, which provides opportunities for small businesses to win contracts during the Crenshaw/LAX construction phase. The potential for jobs and development excites stakeholders throughout the area, who expect the rail service to bring an economic boost to their communities. “With the Crenshaw LAX line, we hope to attract entertainment, retail and housing to downtown Market Street, which would have the same feel as Old Town Pasadena,” said Inglewood Mayor James Butts. He calls the rail line “a good opportunity” to spur economic activity in areas that city leaders have eyed for years as potential engines of commercial development. The start of construction can’t come quickly enough for Larry Robinson, who owns and operates a Jamaican
restaurant near one of the planned Crenshaw/LAX stations. “I am happy to hear there is going to be a stop at Florence and La Brea. It will definitely bring more foot traffic around here, so I’m looking forward to that bringing me some new customers,” said Robinson, 51. “It’s what we need around here — more business, more foot traffic. And there’ll be construction, so we look forward to feeding work crews. I’m getting excited about it.” In the Crenshaw District, barber Bryant Noldon, 24, predicts he will be “cutting more hair” once the train starts to roll by his shop near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. “It will make transportation easier and more reliable,” he said. “I think it will be very positive. It will help people get around more easily from Hollywood to the opposite side in the El Segundo area. The more transportation, the better.” Population growth in Los Angeles County has resulted in dramatic increases in traffic across the Crenshaw Corridor — a trend that experts predict will, within the next two decades, lead to rush-hour automobile traffic that moves slower than 18 miles per hour. When traveling at street level, the Crenshaw/LAX Line could reach a steady pace of up to 35 miles per hour. For 22-year-old Joneil Robinson, the prospect of a speedier commute is no less than life-changing. The mother of two children under five-years-old, she uses Metro as her primary mode of transportation, explaining that she takes buses and trains “everywhere.” A resident of Mid-City West, Robinson rides at least two buses each day to her job as a youth organizer, at a location close to a planned stop on the Crenshaw/LAX Line. “A rail stop at Florence and West would make my life so much more convenient, just for the simple fact that this new rail line will be faster and more accessible for me,” said Robinson. “Economically, a train would help businesses, because it would bring in a lot more people. The train would impact everybody’s lives.”
VIOLA DAVIS Continued from page 10 Norman Lear who spoke about his commitment to the Center that began in 1977. Clients of the RTC and Stuart House also spoke, sharing personal experiences with sexual assault and of finding hope and healing at the RTC. Abarbanel spoke of Stuart House, the RTC’s internationally recognized model program for sexually abused children. Through this unique multiagency program, the RTC provides comprehensive psychological, medical and advocacy services for child victims in a therapeutic environment designed to make children feel welcome and safe. Stuart House is a public/private partnership that brings together in one facility police, prosecutors, and child protective services workers and child forensic interview specialists to facilitate investigations and prosecutions of child sexual abuse cases. Davis’ work with the Rape Treatment Center arose from her portrayal of a rape victim counselor in the film “Trust,” directed by Schwimmer. Davis spent time at the center and collaborated with the staff in preparation for her role in the film.
GOVERNMENT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP# 7569-A) PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles invites proposals from qualified, experienced property management companies to perform the management and operation of its Asset Management Portfolio consisting of up to 69 multifamily and senior market rate and multifamily, senior and income-restricted scattered properties which include up to 1,163 units. Copies of the RFP may be obtained beginning October 14, 2012 online at www.hacla.org/ps. Proposals will be accepted at 2600 Wilshire Blvd 4th Fl., Los Angeles CA 90057 until 2:00 pm (PST), November 9, 2012. 10/18, 10/25/12 CNS-2393564# WATTS TIMES NOTICE OF POLLING PLACES AND DESIGNATION OF TALLY CENTER LOCATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk’s office of polling places designated for the GENERAL ELECTION scheduled to be held on November 6, 2012. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s facility, 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk California 90650 has been designated as the tally center location for the above election. Polling places shall be open between the hours of 7: 00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Persons requiring multilingual assistance in Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Thai or Vietnamese regarding information in the notice may call (800) 481-8683. POLLING PLACES 0450001A (0450001B, 0450002A, 7850202A, 7850202C and 7850202D CONS) - ENTERPRISE PARK 13055 CLOVIS AVE LOS ANGELES 90059 Accessible: Y 0450002B (0450002C, 0450002D, 0450002F, 0450002G, 0450002H and 0450004B CONS) ATHENS PARK 12603 S BROADWAY LOS ANGELES 90061 Accessible: Y 0450004A (0450004C, 0450004D, 0450004E, 0450004F, 0450014A and 0450014B CONS) ATHENS PARK 12603 S BROADWAY LOS ANGELES 90061 Accessible: Y 0450007A (0450007B, 0450007E, 0450007F, 0450008E, 0450014D and 0450014E CONS) VANGUARD LEARNING CENTER 13305 S SAN PEDRO ST LOS ANGELES 90061 Accessible: Y 0450008A (0450008B, 0450008C, 0450008D and 7690001B CONS) - AVALON GARDENS ELEMENTARY 13940 S SAN PEDRO ST LOS ANGELES 90061 Accessible: Y 1600001A (1600001C, 1600001D, 1600001E, 1600001F and 1600001G CONS) - BALDWIN HILLS RECREATION CTR 5401 HIGHLIGHT PL LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 7850001A (7850001B, 7850001C, 7850001D and 7850001E CONS) - LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1667 E 118TH ST LOS ANGELES 90059 Accessible: Y 7850002A (7850002B CONS) RITTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 11108 WATTS AVE LOS ANGELES 90059 Accessible: Y 7850003A (7850003B, 7850003C, 7850003D and 7850003E CONS) - ENTERPRISE PARK 13055 CLOVIS AVE LOS ANGELES 90059 Accessible: Y 7850013A (7850013B, 7850013C, 7850013D and 7850041B CONS) - G. WASHINGTON CARVER PARK 1400 E 118TH ST LOS ANGELES 90059 Accessible: Y 7850042A (7850042B and 7850042C CONS) COMMUNITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 650 E 135TH ST LOS ANGELES 90059 Accessible: Y 7850043A (7850043B, 7850043D, 7850043E, 7850043F, 7850202B and 7850202E CONS) - G. WASHINGTON CARVER PARK 1400 E 118TH ST LOS ANGELES 90059 Accessible: Y 9000294A (9000293A, 9000293B, 9000294A, 9000294C, 9000294D, 9000294E, 9001968C and 9001969B CONS) - MAXINE WATERS EMP PREP CTR 10925 S CENTRAL AVE LOS ANGELES 90059 Accessible: Y 9000295A (9000295C, 9000295D, 9001156A, 9001159A and 9001159B CONS) - TRUE EVERFAITHFUL BAPTIST CHR 11167 S MAIN ST LOS ANGELES 90061 Accessible: Y 9000545A (9000545B, 9000545C, 9000545D, 9000622A, 9001198A, 9001202A, 9001204A and 9001204B CONS) - 118TH ST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 144 E 118TH ST LOS ANGELES 90061 Accessible: Y 9001000A (9001000B, 9001555A, 9001741A and 9002543A CONS) - FIRST AME CHURCH 2270 S HARVARD BLVD LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001030A (9001030B, 9001030C, 9001030D and 9001030E CONS) - GREATER PAGE TEMPLE 2610 LA SALLE AVE LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001145A (9001145B, 9001967A, 9001968A, 9001968B, 9002563A, 9002563B and 9002566B CONS) - LOCKE HIGH SCHOOL 325 E 111TH ST LOS ANGELES 90061 Accessible: Y 9001147A (9001147B, 9001147C, 9001723A, 9002549D and 9002549E CONS) - GRAPE ST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1940 E 111TH ST LOS ANGELES 90059 Accessible: Y 9001159C (9000297B, 9000354A, 9000354C, 9001159C, 9001159D, 9001159E, 9001205A and 9001960A CONS) - CHARITY MISSION CHURCH 200 W IMPERIAL HWY LOS ANGELES 90061 Accessible: Y 9001246A (9001246B, 9001246C, 9002512B, 9002512G, 9002512H, 9005207A, 9005207B, 9005207D and 9005207E CONS) - KING JESUS BIBLE WAY CHURCH 11737 S FIGUEROA ST LOS ANGELES 90061 Accessible: Y
Lear is a pioneering male voice advocating for victims of rape. His contributions began in 1977 when he created an unforgettable episode of All in the Family in which the beloved character, Edith Bunker, was confronted by a rapist. The Emmy Award-winning, one-hour special, “Edith’s 50th
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Birthday,” reached forty million people and forever changed the nation’s consciousness about rape. Lear continues to stand up for rape victims, lending his voice and talents as a dedicated RTC board member. He has taken the stage at countless events to educate and raise money for RTC
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services and programs. He also helped build Stuart House, the Rape Treatment Center’s model program for child victims. His guidance and example have been invaluable in changing discriminatory attitudes towards rape victims and has inspired other men to stand up.
Thursday, October 18, 2012