AROUND L.A.Celebrities to serve veterans, families
Jon Voight Jon Vincent Voight (born December 29 1938) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. Voight, an Oscar-winner and four-time nominee, has had a long and distinguished career as both a leading man and, in recent years, character actor, with an extensive range. , James Caan and other celebrities are scheduled to serve lunch to more than 1,000 veterans and their families Sunday at the Hollywood Canteen The Hollywood Canteen operated at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, California between October 3, 1942 and November 22, 1945 (Thanksgiving Day) as a club offering food, dancing and entertainment for servicemen, usually on their way overseas. Veterans BBQ BBQ barbecue of the Beverly Hills Creative Arts Temple.
The event, from noon to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public and will be held at the West Los Angeles
The event will include music and entertainment, children's activities and other events.
For veterans and active-duty reservations and information, email info(at)creativeartstemple.org. More information also is available at www.creativeartstemple.org/hollywoodcanteen
Officials oppose gang initiative
Two Los Angeles officials came out against a proposed state initiative on Friday, arguing the Safe Neighborhoods Act would jeopardize gang prevention funds and harm efforts to rehabilitate young people.
Councilmen Tony Cardenas and Bernard Parks said the measure proposed by state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, would lower the age to 14 for young people to be tried as adults if they are convicted of a gang-related crime.
"By voting for this measure, California will be feeding its young people to the wolves," said Cardenas, who chairs the panel overseeing city anti-gang efforts.
Parks said the initiative, which is awaiting verification for the November ballot, was misleading and reduced the amount of funds available for prevention and intervention programs. The two said the measure will only add to the overpopulation overpopulation
Situation in which the number of individuals of a given species exceeds the number that its environment can sustain. Possible consequences are environmental deterioration, impaired quality of life, and a population crash (sudden reduction in numbers caused by problem of California's prisons.
Two are indicted INDICTED, practice. When a man is accused by a bill of indictment preferred by a grand jury, he is said to be indicted. in cadaver cadaver /ca·dav·er/ (kah-dav´er) a dead body; generally applied to a human body preserved for anatomical study.cadav´ericcadav´erous
The former head of UCLA's cadaver program and a businessman were indicted Friday on eight felony counts involving black market sales of donated human body parts in a scheme that allegedly cheated the university out of more than $1 million.
Henry Reid, the former director of UCLA's willed body program, allegedly sold body parts to businessman Ernest Nelson, who then resold them.
-- Staff and Wire Services