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Join us for our first free event of the year!
Pizza, salad, beer and wine compliments of PCLA

DeSano Pizza Bakery
4959 Santa Monica Blvd
East Hollywood

April 30, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm

RSVP Required
Visit or Call (310) 880-3143

Bring the family and meet new friends!

  • 30 April 2017 - 30 April 2017


Annual Dinner Honorees

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Drew Altman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He is an innovator in the world of foundations and a leading expert on national health policy who publishes and speaks widely on health issues.

Public Servant of The Year 

California State Assembly

Speaker Anthony Rendon is the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly, and represents the 63rd Assembly District encompassing the cities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount and South Gate. 

  • 27 April 2017 - 27 April 2017
  • The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
  • 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

J.W. Marriott, Los Angeles
Friday, May 12, 2017
Reception: 11:00 am, Luncheon Program: 12:00 pm 

The Women for a New Los Angeles Luncheon is the premier women’s event of its kind in Los Angeles. This event celebrates women’s leadership by honoring outstanding progressive women. 

Past Women’s Luncheon speakers and honorees include Jane Fonda, Arianna Huffington, civil rights attorney Connie Rice, authors Barbara Ehrenreich, Lisa See and Peggy Orenstein and historian Dr. Joyce Appleby, among others. 

Purchase a ticket or participate as a sponsor by completing the form below. Or if you’d like to pay by check, please download this form and follow the instructions.



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One table of twelve, preferred seating
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Registrants will check in at will call/reception to receive their table numbers.

  • 11 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
  • J.W. Marriott, Downtown Los Angeles

APRIL 15, 22, 29


LOS ANGELES (April 5, 2017)  Friends of the LA River (FOLAR) is proud to present the 28th Annual Great LA River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza (CleanUp). FOLAR’s annual CleanUp has exploded in recent years, shattering records for volunteer turnout and trash collected, and is the largest urban river cleanup in America. The 2016 CleanUp attracted 9,000 volunteers—individuals and groups—who removed over 70 tons of trash from the LA River at more than a dozen sites. The 2017 CleanUp will be held at 14 sites along the entire length of the LA River on the last three Saturdays of Earth Month (April 15th, 22nd, and 29th) 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registration for volunteers is open at
The CleanUp is a popular event for Angelenos of all ages and backgrounds, attracting families, students, elected officials, and hipsters to the River with FOLAR every April. The range of volunteer groups, along with the 1000s of individuals, demonstrates the ubiquitous interest in and passion for the LA River. Volunteer groups range from scout troops, utilities, and entertainment, to religious organizations, labor unions, and a bevy of non-profits.
“The Great LA River CleanUp is the defining event on the LA River. It’s become the largest urban river cleanup in America; last year had 9,000 volunteers who picked up 70 tons of trash,” states Marissa Christiansen, FOLAR’s Executive Director. “When Angelenos get involved with their River, they often start at our CleanUp.”
“Each area of the Los Angeles River is unique and requires special attention and appreciation,” says Lewis MacAdams, FOLAR’s Founder. The CleanUp focuses primarily on the soft-bottomed and green sections of the LA River which are, in themselves, incredibly diverse. The sites range from the bucolic Sepulveda Basin in the San Fernando Valley to the Golden Shore Marine Reserve in Long Beach, where dolphins and seals are a common sight.
The CleanUp takes place at the following 14 handpicked sites along the 51-mile river, on the last three Saturdays of April, each day from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm:
April 15 - Upper River:  Bette Davis Picnic Area / Sepulveda Basin at Balboa Blvd / Tujunga Wash at Haines Canyon Channel
April 22 - Mid River:  Arroyo Seco Confluence / Bowtie Parcel at Fletcher Drive / The Frog Spot / Los Feliz Blvd / Marsh Street Nature Park / Steelhead Park / Sunnynook Footbridge
April 29 - Lower River:  Compton Creek at Artesia Metro Station / Compton Creek at Del Amo Metro Station/ Golden Shore Marine Reserve / Willow Street Estuary
In addition to the trash pick-up, volunteers will be entertained by popular local bands that come to the CleanUp to connect with the LA River community. Select sites will also feature FOLAR’s 38’ mobile visitor and education center – the LA River Rover.
Volunteers will receive a FOLAR reusable tote bag, a custom-designed FOLAR t-shirt, and a gift card from Rubio’s Coastal Grill. Refreshments, snacks, and sunblock will all be on hand to keep volunteers healthy and hydrated.
The 2017 CleanUp is made possible through sponsorships from the City of Long Beach Clean Team, long-time partners REI Co-op, Toyota Financial Services, and Rubio’s Coastal Grill, who are joined by new sponsors Soylent and Skanska as well as many others. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2017 CleanUp, information about sponsorships is available at
Angelenos can register for the CleanUp and get more information at Group registration is available for groups of 10 or more volunteers and is available at
“When you see so many people on the River working together in their FOLAR shirts it warms your heart,” adds Christansen. “I am so inspired when I think about countless members of the River community pouring their love into our River over the last 28 years.”
Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR):
Founded in 1986, FOLAR is an independent 501c(3) nonprofit whose mission is to ensure a publicly accessible and ecologically vibrant Los Angeles River by inspiring River stewardship through community engagement, education, advocacy, and thought leadership.
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  • 15 April 2017 - 15 April 2017

CORO 42nd Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Gala

Coro was founded to train young veterans in the leadership skills necessary to assure that our democratic system of government could more effectively meet the needs of its citizens.  In 1957—60 years ago—the program was established in Southern California.  This year, we celebrate 60 years of developing Southern California's leadership infrastructure.  Coro continues to prepare individuals from diverse backgrounds to be leaders through experiential, collaborative learning across sectors and traditional boundaries to tackle complex social, economic, and political challenges.  

Join us as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary at our 42nd Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Gala Dinner on May 4th!

Tagylan Cultural Complex.



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  • 04 May 2017 - 04 May 2017
  • Taglyan Cultural Complex

Session 3: April 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Service Center
8475 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles 90044
Who Should Attend?
The purpose of HUD's Final Rule on Equal Access is to address gender-based discrimination in all Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs, which includes recipients and sub-recipients of the following programs: Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), or providers funded in whole or in part by these programs.
LAHSA is fully committed to supporting the community in incorporating the Equal Access and Gender Identity Rule. We advise that at least one program manager from your agency attend if you operate any of the above programs, but you may invite other staff if interested. All service providers regardless of funding source or program type are encouraged to attend.
Brief Survey: Tell Us What You'd Like to Learn 
Implementing this rule may mean a significant shift for you or your staff. It may also require that you revise program standards and operating procedures at the time of intake, referral, enrollment or unit/bed assignment. With that in mind, we invite you to let us know in which areas you need the most support by completing this survey.
Preparing for the Forum
HUD has released excellent resources to support your work. We ask that in preparation for this training, you review its webinar here: Gender Identity Training Webinar. For additional Equal Access Rule information, please visit the HUD Exchange LGBT Homelessness Page on the HUD Exchange, which includes the following resources:
Training Point of Contact
Maggie Potthoff | 213-225-8415 |
Jonathan Chi | 213-797-4567 |

About the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA):  
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $132 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless people.
  • 16 April 2017 - 16 April 2017
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Service Center
  • 8475 S. Vermont Ave.

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