The command staff and officers of the Los Angeles Police DepartmentñPacific Area will hold their annual town hall meeting during which community members can learn about the history, identification and prevention of terrorism.
Special guest speaker James Biesterfeld, a retired CIA operative, terrorism expert and author, will discuss homeland security and answer questions regarding America’s efforts to identify and prevent terrorism.
Representatives of the Los Angeles Police Department, City Council and City Attorney’s Office will be on hand to address concerns as well.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 25th, at the Electronic Arts Building at 5510 Lincoln Blvd. in Playa Vista, at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson Boulevards.
Free parking, and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited. Information, LAPD Community Relations Office, (310) 202-4525.
HEALING MASS FOR JESSICA LEONI — The family of Jessica Leoni, a nine-year-old Westchester girl who suffers from a neurological condition known as Niemann-Pick Type C, is inviting the community to join them for a healing Mass to help Jessica.
Jessica was hospitalized four times in 2005 and is being fed through a gastro-tube, but she has been stable for most of 2006.
The mass will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 25th, at the Church of the Visitation at 6561 W. 88th St., Westchester.
Information, www.fightfor jessica.com or (310) 649-6125.
“RICOCHET” EXHIBIT CONTINUES AT LMU — With an array of eclectic themes and styles, the work of 30 Loyola Marymount University alumni artists will continue to embellish the walls of LMU’s Laband Art Gallery through Sunday, October 1st.
“Ricochet,” an inaugural alumni exhibition, represents alumni over the span of the last three decades.
The work is testament to the range of talent that has emerged from LMU’s Department of Art and Art History since its origins in 1967.
“Since leaving their alma mater, these 30 artists have gone on to pursue many of the goals they set for themselves during their time at LMU,” said guest curator Sinead Finnerty-Pyne.
“And although their experiences have varied dramatically over the past three decades, they are here together this fall, at their alma mater, to ricochet off the place where it all began.”
Mixed media, installations, graphics, painting, photography and other mediums form part of the show.
Laband Art Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. A reception for the artists will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29th, in the Dunning Courtyard.
Parking and admission are free.
Information, (310) 358-2880.