MOTHERS TO HOLD EVENTS IN LOS ANGELES.Byline: Daily News
Thousands of Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, moms are expected to skip breakfast in bed Sunday, instead joining hundreds of thousands of others across the country in the Million Mom March The Million Mom March had its roots in August 1999, when Donna Dees-Thomases, a New Jersey mom with a public relations background and political connections, was horrified that a gunman shot at children in Granada Hills, California. .
In addition to the rally on the National Mall National Mall: see National Parks and Monuments (table). in Washington, two events will be held in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. to pressure legislators to enact tougher gun control laws.
``They're not saying they want to take guns out of people's hands; they want to educate children on gun safety, have gun locks on all handguns and they want guns registered and licensed just like you have to have for an automobile,'' said Rachel Solt, one of the organizers in Los Angeles.
A rally will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in front of the Federal Building at Veteran Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles, California, United States. It was named for H. Gaylord Wilshire (1861-1927), an Ohio native who made and lost fortunes in real estate, farming, and gold mining. in Westwood.
Across town will be a march, beginning at 1 p.m. at El Pueblo on Olvera Street and proceeding three blocks to the downtown Federal Building.
Marchers can catch a free shuttle from the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. to the afternoon march.
The bus will leave San Fernando City Hall, 117 N. Macneil St., at 10 a.m. The return shuttle will leave Olvera Street at 4 p.m.
Participants, including California first lady Sharon Davis and city and county officials, will read the names of Los Angeles County children killed by gun violence in 1999.
Additional information on the national effort is available by logging on to www.millionmommarch.com or by calling (888) 989-6667.