Venice: Road rage clash ends in shooting
A Venice resident and his adult son were shot Tuesday night during a confrontation that started as a traffic argument, according to Los Angeles police.
Both men, the father in his 50s and the son in his 20s, are in stable condition at a local hospital and expected to survive, said LAPD Sgt. Sgt. Gregory Probst.
The shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. in the 800 block of Indiana Avenue, Probst said.
While driving a motorcycle earlier in the evening, the father had argued with a group of men who had cut him off in traffic. The men followed the motorcycle driver home, where a second confrontation that resulted in the shooting occurred.
Westchester: Garcetti to speak on first 100 days at LMU
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will talk about his first 100 days in office and plans for the remainder of his term during a roundtable discussion with other local officials on Wednesday at Loyola Marymount University.
Panelists for “The “First 100 Days, Plus…” forum, hosted by the West Los Angeles Democratic Club and Westchester-Playa Democratic Club, also include City Attorney Mike Feuer, City Controller Ron Galperin, and Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin.
Warren Olney, host of KCRW’s “Which Way L.A.?” and “To the Point,” will moderate.
“With Warren Olney asking the questions, they’re not just going to be softballs. He’ll really push them, I think, about how to get things done,” said West Los Angeles Democratic Club spokesman Jack Prichett.
A kickoff reception starts at 6 p.m. at LMU’s Hannon Library; discussion starts at 7:30 p.m. at the 100 Hilton theater. Enter the campus from Lincoln and park in the Drollinger lot.
Tickets are $10 to $25. RSVPs required. Call (310) 804-6854.
Marina del Rey: Basketball greats to lead Holiday Boat Parade
Los Angeles Lakers President Jeanie Buss and former coach Phil Jackson will serve as co-grand marshals of Marina del Rey’s 51st annual Holiday Boat Parade, event organizers announced.
The evening parade and fireworks show take place on Dec. 14.
The pair, known for producing magic on the basketball court, “are the ideal candidates for this event, with this year’s theme being ‘holiday magic,’” parade President Cindy Williams said.
Venice: Upgrades slated for health clinic
The Venice Family Clinic has received a $3.3 million grant from Cedars Sinai Medical Center to increase capacity and patient comfort. Slated work includes phone system, technology and security improvements and upgrades to the air conditioning system.
The grant was one of several made to area health care providers by Cedars Sinai, according to a statement by the hospital.
“It can be difficult to get support for practical things like renovating clinic facilities and updating technology, but as a health care provider we understand how important this is to improving health in Los Angeles neighborhoods,” Cedars Sinai President Thomas Priselac said.
Westchester: Guild hosts Holiday Home Tour on Sunday
The Westchester Mental Health Guild hosts its 31st annual Holiday Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, with this year’s event featuring five remarkable homes in Playa del Rey and Westchester.
Destinations include an Italian-style villa with magnificent views, a carefully renovated traditional bungalow and a modern mansion on the bluffs, with each home decorated for a particular holiday, according to organizers.
The Holiday Home Tour is the primary fundraising event for the guild and supports activities of the nonprofit Airport Marina Counseling Service mental health clinic.
Advance tickets can be purchased for $30 at the Guilded Cage (8917 S. Sepulveda, Westchester) or for $35 on the day of the event at the Elks Lodge (8025 W Manchester Avenue. Playa Del Rey). For more information visit westchestermhg.org.
Playa del Rey: Heroes for Hope run raises funds to fight brain tumors
On your marks, get set … and put your grey ribbon on.
The sixth annual Heroes of Hope Race for Research steps off Sunday morning at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey, with proceeds supporting innovative pediatric and adult brain tumor research at UCLA, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Thousands of runners and walkers, including professional athletes, brain tumor survivors and health care professionals, are expected to attend. A 5k begins at 8 a.m., a 10k at 8:30 a.m. and a kids fun run (less than a mile) at 9:30 a.m., with a wellness expo in the beach parking lot offering information and entertainment.
Heroes of Hope Race for Research is a joint effort of nonprofits in 50 states under the Grey Ribbon Crusade.
HOT 92.3 FM radio personality Josefa Salinas, a brain tumor survivor, will emcee the event.
Register on race day at 6:30 a.m. or visit heroesofhoperace.org.
LAX: Report details airport maintenance area work
An environmental study of plans to upgrade, expand and relocate existing aircraft maintenance facilities at Los Angeles International Airport has been completed and is up for public review.
The West Aircraft Maintenance Area plan involves 29 acres of aircraft apron, multiple aircraft hangers, ancillary facilities, storm water basin and up to 300 employee parking spaces.
The study can be viewed at Los Angeles World Airports administrative offices (One World Way, Suite 218, Los Angeles) and the Westchester-Loyola Village Library (7114 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester).
A public workshop will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Flight Path Learning Center, 661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles.
Visit ourlax.org/WestAircraft.aspx for more information.