Associated Press L.A. Daybook for Wednesday, May 23
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May 23. 8 a.m. CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE GRADUATIONS — Cal State Northridge will hold three commencement ceremonies. At 8 a.m., the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences ceremony will be held on the Oviatt Library lawn, with Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, giving congratulatory remarks. At 3:30 p.m., the College of Engineering and Computer Science ceremony will be held on the lawn of Manzanita Hall, with computer science alumnus Nicholas Timinskas as the commencement speaker. At 6:30 p.m., the College of Humanities ceremony will be held on the Oviatt Library lawn.
Location: CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St.
Contact: Carmen Ramos Chandler, CSUN, (818) 677-2130; Sherman aide Ben Fishel, (202) 225-5911.
May 23. 9 a.m. BUSINESSSOURCE CENTER OPENING — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Joe Buscaino are among those invited to attend the opening ceremony for the Harbor BusinessSource center, which will offer training to people wanting to learn how to open and operate their own small business and consultations and access to funding for small businesses.
Location: 455 W. Sixth St.
Contact: (213) 381-3110.
May 23. 10 a.m. LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL — Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will preside over the 43rd Annual Los Angeles County Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony.
Location: Sheriff's Training Academy and Regional Services Center, 11515 Colima Road.
Contact: Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau, (323) 267-4800.
May 23. 11:30 a.m. JESSICA ALBA LUNCHEON — A luncheon featuring actress Jessica Alba will benefit the OC Walk to Remember, a nonprofit group that supports parents with babies who have died.
Location: Doubletree Hotel Orange County, 100 The City Drive South.
Contact: Taite Bergin Pauley, (714) 389-4316, cellphone, (949) 357-9999.
May 23. 1:30 p.m. PELOSI-BECERRA PRESSER — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, will hold a news conference following a roundtable discussion at Occidental College on college affordability and student loan interest rates, which are set to double unless Congress acts by July 1. Media check-in at 1:30 p.m.; news conference at 1:45 p.m.
Location: Occidental College, Johnson Student Center, 1600 Campus Road.
Contact: Alvaro Pacheco, Becerra aide, (202) 225-8355; Carlos Sanchez, Pelosi aide, (202) 680-9432.
May 23. 5 p.m. HUMANITARIAN AWARDS — The Simon Wiesenthal Center will present its National Tribute Dinner. Dreamworks Animation CEO and center trustee Jeffrey Katzenberg will emcee, and filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer will be presented with the Humanitarian Award by actress Emily Proctor ("CSI Miami"). Recipients of the Medal of Valor are Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband Mark Kelly, the Tuskegee Airmen and Holocaust survivor Elisabeth Mann. Media must RSVP. Media check-in at 5 p.m.; arrivals at 6 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m.; awards presentation at 8 p.m.
Location: Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Contact: Marcial Lavina, museum, (310) 772-2455; center PR, (310) 553-9036.
May 23. 7 p.m. BETHENNY FRANKEL BOOK SIGNING — Reality star Bethenny Frankel will discuss and sign copies of her debut novel "Skinnydipping."
Location: Barnes & Noble at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive.
Contact: bookstore, (323) 525-0270.
May 23. 7:30 p.m. ANNE FRANK CONVERSATION — Buddy Elias, a first cousin and childhood friend of Holocaust victim Anne Frank, will speak in conversation with attorney and book critic Jonathan Kirsch on Frank family documents that were discovered in his mother's attic following her death. The event is presented by Writers Bloc Presents.
Location: Goethe-Institut, 5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Contact: Andrea Grossman, Writers Bloc, (310) 855-0005.
May 23. 8 p.m. GARRY MARSHALL EVENT — Prolific director Garry Marshall will discuss "My Happy Days in Hollywood" at an event hosted by Live Talks Los Angeles. Proceeds benefit American Cinematheque.
Location: Reception at 6:30 p.m.; program at 8 p.m. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave.
Contact: Lynn Tejada, PR, (213) 840-1201.
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