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Day-of-Event Information (Click on pictures to view regular size).
8:30 a.m. Sign-In
9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony Begins
10 a.m. AIDS Walk Los Angeles Begins
Location: AIDS Walk Los Angeles will start and end in West Hollywood. Enter at Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Avenue.
647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Length: 10 kilometers/6.2 miles
Free parking is limited, carpool with friends and arrive early!
Special thanks to the following locations for generously donating their parking structures:
The Beverly Connection: 100 N La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048
Enter from La Cienega Boulevard.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers: 8631 & 8635 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048
Enter off 3rd Street from Gracie Allen Way or George Burns Road.There will be a shuttle service available every 30 minutes before and after the event.
Street parking is also available surrounding the AIDS Walk Los Angeles venue. Please note that all parking restrictions will be enforced.
The Beverly Center (8500 Beverly Blvd) is available for AIDS Walk Los Angeles participants from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Enter on either La Cienega, Beverly Blvd or San Vicente Blvd.Participants must show their Certificates of Completion to waive the parking fee. Certificates are distributed as walkers cross the finish line on San Vicente between Melrose and Santa Monica.
For $15, park at the Pacific Design Center at 8687 Melrose Ave, just east of San Vicente Blvd.
Enter on Melrose Ave, approach driving Westbound on Melrose from La Cienega Blvd.
Please note that this parking structure is only accessible before 8 a.m. Cars parked at the Pacific Design Center will not be able to exit until after 12 p.m. Wheelchair accessible parking will be at the Pacific Design Center.
More than 30, 000 People to Fill Streets for 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles This Sunday, October 14, 2012
WHAT: 28th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles (AWLA)
WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2012
8:00 a.m.Media Check-In Open (front of stage)
*Please contact Gabriel McGowan (listed below) to reserve a media access pass.
9:00 a.m. Aerobic Warm-Up on Main Stage at San Vicente Boulevard north of Santa Monica Boulevard
9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony on Main Stage at San Vicente Boulevard north of Santa Monica Boulevard
9:55 a.m. Backstage Photo/Interview Opportunities with Celebrities, Elected Officials, APLA clients
10:00 a.m. Walk Begins
WHO: More than 30,000 participants are expected.
Confirmed celebrity guests include: Sophia Bush (“Partners”), Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”), Leslie Bibb (“GCB,” “Popular”), Barrett Foa(“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Daisy Fuentes (Television Host), Christopher Gorham (“Covert Affairs,” “Popular”), Dot Marie Jones (“Glee”),Pauley Perrette (“NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service”),Andrew Rannells (”The New Normal,” “Girls”), Jai Rodriguez(“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”), Michael Urie (“Partners”), the cast of MTV’s “Awkward” including Jillian Rose Reed, Nikki Deloach, Jessica Lu, Molly Tarlov, plus a special reunion with cast members from the critically acclaimed TV show “Popular” including, along with Bibb and Gorham, Bryce Johnson, Tamara Mello, and Carly Pope. “The Voice” contestant Jamar Rogers will perform, Norm Lewis (“Scandal”) will close the Opening Ceremony with his performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang, and Chair of APLA’s Board of Directors Tom Whitman will speak about the current HIV/AIDS crisis in Los Angeles County and the vital work of APLA, lead beneficiary of the landmark event.
Other elected officials expected to attend include: United States Representatives Howard Berman and Adam Schiff; California State Senators Curren D. Price and Rod Wright; California State Assembly members Betsy Butler, Mike Feuer, Isadore Hall, andRicardo Lara; Los Angeles City Council members Paul Koretz,Paul Krekorian, and Jan Perry; Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich; Los Angeles City AIDS Coordinator Ricky Rosales; Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy; and West Hollywood City Councilmembers John J. Duran and John Heilman.
WHERE: West Hollywood Park: San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. Venue map.
General Media Parking: Free parking is available at the locations listed below.
The Beverly Connection: 100 North La Cienega Boulevard (ZIP: 90048). Enter from La Cienega Boulevard.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers: 8631 & 8635 West 3rd St. (ZIP: 90048). Enter off 3rd Street from Gracie Allen Way or George Burns Road. There will be shuttle service available every 30 minutes before and after the event from this location only.
Street parking is also available surrounding the AIDS Walk Los Angeles venue. Please note that all posted parking restrictions will be enforced.
Broadcast Crew Parking: Space will be available on San Vicente Boulevard, north of Santa Monica Boulevard, behind the event stage. Enter San Vicente Boulevard at Sunset Boulevard and go south. There will be media parking along San Vicente. Please contact Gabriel McGowan (listed above) to reserve this parking. For day-of-event questions or assistance, McGowan will be available via mobile phone beginning at 5:00 AM.
MORE: Each day, seven Angelenos are newly infected with HIV.More than 60,000 are already living with the disease, and over 11,000 access APLA’s life-sustaining services, which offer medical care, food, housing support, and other vital necessities to those of lowest income. The agency also provides the county’s largest network of HIV prevention programming, testing and counseling, and robust advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels. AIDS Walk Los Angeles is the single largest source of support for this critical work.
In addition, for many years, AIDS Project Los Angeles has run paidadvertisements on Big Blue Bus (operated by the City of Santa Monica) for AIDS Walk Los Angeles. These ads help educate and engage the public. But this year, the City of Santa Monica has banned these promotions and all other public service messages from charities. While residents of Santa Monica have taken their city to court to fight this absurd policy and preserve free speech, APLA is encouraging supporters to take a stand for the fight against AIDS and againstsuspect government priorities like this one, which favors commercial interests over the public’s interest.
About AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA): AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest nonprofit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education, and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. With nearly 30 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. For more information, visit apla.org.
About AIDS Walk Los Angeles: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $72 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. In 2011 alone, 30,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised nearly $3 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 20 other AIDS service organizations. For more information, visitaidswalk.net.
About MZA Events: AIDS Walk Los Angeles was founded in 1985 by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events. Miller is the AIDS Walk originator and has produced hundreds of public service campaigns and fundraising events, generating more than $368 million for major AIDS organizations throughout the country. For more information, please visit mzaevents.com.
Director of Communications
AIDS Project Los Angeles
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Communications
AIDS Walk Los Angeles
Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications, is an Official Media Partner for the second year in a row for the 28th Annual AIDS Walk LA 2012.
Once again The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee held on Saturday, March 17th, their 2012 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner Gala and Awards, an unforgettable event that was held at Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott L.A. Live inside the Diamond Ballroom located at 900 West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles, California 90015 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The event was hosted by Chelsea Handler.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and his wife Kathleen, and Academy Award Winning actress Charlize Theron received HRC’s Ally for Equality Award. There was a special appearance by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and actor Joe Manganiello. The Ally for Equity Award, is to recognize the outstanding efforts of those outside of the LGBT community who dedicate time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to better the lives of LGBT people.
When Joe Solmonese, President of HRC was introduced, he received an outstanding ovation from every one in the room. Also incoming HRC President Chad Griffin, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Joe Manganiello, Ross Mathews, Michael Fassbender, Academy Award Winner Actress Charlize Theron, Chris and Kathleen Matthews spoke at the event.
The event featured a red carpet arrivals, silent auction, dinner, show, in action video presentations of Charlize Theron, Chris and Kathleen Matthews and awards presentation, including at conclusion of event a gift bag from various business sponsors. Ticket prices were from $275 for Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner up to $400 for Cocktail Reception, Preferred Gala Dinner Seating.
The 2012 Awards Committee Event Co-Chairs were Sepi Ghafouri and Joel Dessaules and some of the HRC LA Gala and Awards Committee members that worked to make this event possible were Andy Arnold, David Steiman, Pearson Brown, Andy Gelb and Ted Holmquist, Jessica Bair. Afer the event, the afterparty was held at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, gLAnce Wine Bar.
About The HRC Los Angeles Gala: The HRC Los Angeles Gala is one of the largest LGBT fundraising events in Southern California, drawing more than 1,000 guests in past years, including national LGBT leaders in entertainment, community service, business and politics. For more information visit http://www.hrcladinner.com/
About The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee: The Los Angeles Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign is a diverse volunteer group of individuals working each and every day to bring the mission of HRC to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and straight-supportive people in this area.
About The Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. For more information visit http://www.hrc.org/
Sources: Diversity News Magazine, Examiner.com, Diversity News Publications, Diversity News TV, Examiner.com.
Photos credit to: HRC Los Angeles Facebook
Editor’s Note: Article first published on Examiner.com on March 22, 2012.
Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of LA at United Chambers of Commerce 7th Annual Mayors’ Luncheon
The event was held at Warner Center Marriott located at 21850 Oxnard Street
Woodland Hills, in Woodland Hills, CA from11:30 pm to 1:30pm. Ticket dinner to attend the event started from $50 and up. The event master of ceremonies was the Honorable Richard Katz.
Among LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were the following San Fernando Valley Mayors were recognized at the event: James Bozajian from City of Calabasas, Jess Talamantes from City of Burbank, Mario Hernandez from City of San Fernando and Marsha McLean from City of Santa Clarita.
Some of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce members that attended the event were Lydia Soriano, Rosalinda Soliven-Manaois, Leo Manaois, Gladys Balallo, Mary Ann Omega, Roy Tabberrah and Joe Arciaga. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also received an award at the event from the United of Chambers San Fernando Valley and Region.
To get involved, join the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce or learn more visit them at http://www.facc-sfv.org/
Diversity News TV from Diversity News Productions and Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications were invited as VIP to attend the event by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles. Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications is a proud media partner and member of The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce.
Editor’s Note: We want to thank the SFV - Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles for the invitation to the event. It was a very well done event and we are glad to be part of it. Special thank you to Ms. Mary Ann Omega for coordinating and making everything possible.
It was a perfect sunny day for walkers, celebrities, politicians, activists, friends, co-workers and families to gather in West Hollywood to walk and raise money for the 27th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2011.
The streets of West Hollywood and Los Angeles were filled with approximately 30,000 participants who walked the 10k (6.2 mile) and were there to raise awareness and needed funds to fight HIV/AIDS.
The goal is to walk and raise money for prevention, education, medical research/care and prevention. The 27th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles was held on Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in West Hollywood, CA (San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue).
In a press release issue by AIDS Project Los Angeles and AIDS Walk Los Angeles Craig R. Miller, Founder and Producer of the event said ”Overcoming economic challenges that continue to hit especially hard here in Southern California, our 30,000 participants filled the streets and raised $3,005,014 to fight AIDS and provide vital care for people living with HIV.” Mr. Miller, concluded “We are deeply grateful to them, and their tens of thousands of donors, for reaching out and making a powerful statement. We are our brother’s keeper—we are our sister’s keeper.”
This year AIDS Walk Los Angeles raised a total of $3,005,014 and last year AIDS Walk LA raised a total of: $2,878,711 for L.A. County’s fight against AIDS. Counting this year funds AWLA has raised more than $72 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and other HIV/AIDS service non profit organizations throughout Los Angeles County.
“As we mark the 30th year of the epidemic in the United States, AIDS Walk Los Angeles remains a critical – and, in fact, the single largest – source of support for those who rely on APLA’s services,” said Craig E. Thompson, Executive Director of AIDS Project Los Angeles. Mr. Thompson concluded “With their incredible fundraising, AIDS Walk Los Angeles participants are changing lives, powering prevention efforts, and supporting advocacy work to defend the civil rights of all who live with this still-deadly disease.”
Some of the celebrities and notable figures at the event included Drew Carey (“The Price Is Right”), Raquel Castaneda (“The Real L Word”), Barrett Foa (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Dot Marie Jones(“Glee”), television host Carson Kressley (current contestant on “Dancing with the Stars”), Mike Manning (“The Real World DC”), Pauley Perrette (“NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service”), television host Jai Rodriguez, Hal Sparks, and Louis Van Amstel (“Dancing with the Stars”). Jenifer Lewis performed “Dig a Little Deeper,” the song she originated in Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.” Lewis also closed the Opening Ceremony with her performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran, who spoke at The AIDS Walk Los Angeles Opening Ceremony about the current HIV/AIDS crisis in Los Angeles and West Hollywood and about the importance of the community’s response.
Other elected officials and special guests in attendance included: United States Representatives Linda Sanchez, Adam Schiff, and Brad Sherman; California State Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez; California State Assemblymembers Steven Bradford, Betsy Butler, Mike Feuer,Ricardo Lara, Bonnie Lowenthal, and Anthony Portantino; Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky; Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz, Tom LaBonge, Jan Perry, and Dennis Zine; West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Jeffrey Prang and West Hollywood City Councilmembers John D’Amico and John Heilman; City of Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel, Director, Division of HIV & STD Programs, County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, Mario J. Pérez, and Commander L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Eric Hamilton.
AIDS Walk Los Angeles is produced by Craig R. Miller from MZA Events.
In another note our Diversity News 3960 from Diversity News Publications AKA Diversity News Team #3960 for AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2011 members walked and raised money for the 27th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. The amount our team raise is $425.00, but team members will continue to seek donations. Also this fine publication, Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications is a proud sponsor of the 27th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles.
About AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA): AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest nonprofit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education, and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. With more than 25 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. For more information, visit http://www.apla.org.
About AIDS Walk Los Angeles: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $72 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. In 2010 alone, 30,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised nearly $3 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 20 other AIDS service organizations. For more information, visit http://www.aidswalk.net.
About MZA Events: AIDS Walk Los Angeles was founded in 1985 by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events. Miller is the AIDS Walk originator and has produced hundreds of public service campaigns and fundraising events, generating more than $350 million for major AIDS organizations throughout the country. For more information, please visit http://www.mzaevents.com.
About Diversity News Team #3960:
Diversity News team was created and establish by Esteban aka Steven Escobar. The group’s purpose and mission is to give back to the community and to help raise funds for AIDS education, awareness, prevention and medicine research. From 2003 to the present, Diversity News Team #3960 has been recruiting members to walk the 10k (6.2 mile) main event and to raise money for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other non profit organizations in the Los Angeles County. For more information visit http://diversitynewspublications.com/aboutus/contact/diversity-news-3960-team-for-aids-walk-l-a/
Photos credit to: Alex Palomares, Stella Gomez, Brian Lowe, AIDS Walk Los Angeles, Diversity News Publications
Editor’s Note: Article first published on Examiner.com visit them at http://www.examiner.com/events-in-los-angeles/27th-annual-aids-walk-los-angeles-raise-3-million-for-the-fight-against-aids
On Wednesday, August 24, 2011 the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department released that last night, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies arrested the suspect in the stabbing death of Jesse Garay, which occurred at the Metro Red Line station at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood on Friday evening.
The suspect, 33 year-old Gene Sim, a transient, was located in Buena Park and arrested without incident. Sim was booked for a Probation Violation and is being held without bail. Charges for the murder are pending. The booking photo is not available at this time.
“I congratulate Los Angeles County Sheriff Baca and his team on making an arrest in this case. I am confident they will conduct the case in a swift and responsible manner.
I want subway riders to know they are safe. Our transit system as well as our streets and neighborhoods are the safest they’ve been in a generation. Crime in Los Angeles is down to levels we have not seen since the Eisenhower Administration. Immediately following the incident Friday night, the Sheriff’s Department increased the number of deputies on the Red Line and additional deputies will be on patrol during the evening hours.
Though we cannot prevent every random act of violence, I will continue to work hand-in-hand with the Sheriff’s department and the MTA to keep public transit safe in Los Angeles. I have asked the MTA and the Sheriff’s Department to review security on the rail and bus system to ensure we maintain appropriate levels of security as we build the 21st Century transit network Angelenos deserve.” said Metro Board Chair and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau, 323-890-5500. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the websitehttp://lacrimestoppers.org.
Source: LASD-Newsroom, Metro.net
LAWA Response to KCBS-TV and its radio affiliates No Taxpayers’ Dollars Used for LAWA Executives Travel
On Tuesday, May 10, 2011 LAWA (Los Angeles World Airports) responded to KCBS-TV and its radio affiliates that No Taxpayers’ Dollars Used for LAWA Executives Travel.
Here is the statement issue by LAWA:
KCBS-TV and its radio affiliates have aired stories inaccurately reporting that taxpayers’ dollars are used to fund business travel by Los Angeles World Airports executives. Supporting documents, on-camera interview, and the following statement were provided KCBS-TV during the preparation of its stories:
“KCBS-TV received copies of LAWA’s travel policy and all travel expense reports dated January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011 by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) senior executives and the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners. KCBS also received expense reports for all LAWA employees who traveled using business-class fares during this same period.
LAWA’s established travel policy closely adheres to the City’s travel policy. The City Controller’s Office reviews and approves all expense reports, and has not notified LAWA of any violations.
LAWA commissioners and employees travel to: develop air service by recruiting new airlines to LAX and ONT; retain and expand air service from existing airlines at LAX and ONT; gain in-depth knowledge of best practices in airport operations, security, finance and other areas of management; tour new airport facilities; meet with state and federal officials; and attend industry conferences or other professional development events. In particular, LAWA senior executives traveled overseas to meet airline CEOs to describe the Bradley West Project and conduct press conferences with local and industry media on the LAX modernization program and new air service.
Unlike other City departments, LAWA’s customers (airlines and their passengers) extend beyond the City’s boundaries to over 65 international and 80 U.S. destinations.
Business-class fares are allowed under both the City and LAWA policies for transoceanic travel of extended duration. During this 15-month period, a total of 12 business-class seats were purchased:
- • Feb. 14-17, 2010: LAX-Lima-LAX — one seat for air service development director
- • April 16-21, 2010: LAX-Brisbane-Adelaide-Sydney-LAX — one seat for air service development director
- • June 12-18, 2010: LAX-economy to Chicago-Madrid-London-Paris-Frankfurt-LAX — one seat for air service development director
- • June 13-18, 2010: LAX-London-Paris-Frankfurt-LAX — two seats for executive director and deputy executive director
- • June 13-21, 2010: LAX-London-Paris-economy to LAX — one seat for airport commissioner
- • Oct. 10-14, 2010: LAX-Dubai-economy to Doha-first class to Abu Dhabi (cost less than economy)-drive to Dubai-LAX — three seats for executive director, deputy executive director and air service development director
- • Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2010: LAX-economy to New York-Tel Aviv-Paris-LAX — one seat for assistant police chief
- • Dec. 5-8, 2010: LAX-economy to Dallas-San Jose, Costa Rica-Dallas-economy to LAX — one seat for air service development director
- • March 26-29, 2011: LAX-Seoul-LAX — one seat for air service development director
Unlike most City departments, LAWA receives NO revenue from the City’s General Fund and must generate our own funding for operating LAX, LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys airports, and aviation property in Palmdale. LAWA also receives NO state or federal funds for our operating costs, other than partial reimbursement of our costs associated with compliance of federally mandated security measures.
No local, state or federal taxpayer dollars are used to pay for LAWA’s travel expenses, including these 12 business-class seats that totaled $98,547, or 0.012 percent of our $817.5 million operating budget during these past 15 months.
LAWA is receiving a return on its continuing investment in overseas travel. Within the past year, four international carriers new to LAX (Air Berlin, Alitalia, Turkish and Iberia) and two existing airlines (Emirates and All Nippon Airlines) introduced a total of 30 new weekly international flights representing nearly one million annual seats at LAX. This new service generated $4.3 million in actual new revenues to LAWA for the same 15-month period. Estimated Fiscal Year 2012 revenues from these airlines, based on the airlines’ current airport traffic and projected schedules, is over $9.5 million.
It also should be noted that the 30 new weekly flights (equivalent to four daily flights) have significant positive impacts to our region, as the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation reports that one average daily, roundtrip, transoceanic flight to/from LAX generates $623 million in economic output annually, and sustains 3,120 direct and indirect jobs in Southern California with annual wages of $156 million.”
About LAWA: Los Angeles World Airports is the Los Angeles city department that owns and operates a system of three airports: Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (VNY). Each plays an integral role in helping to meet the Southern California regional demand for passenger, cargo and general aviation service. Each airport makes a distinct contribution to the strength of the system as it provides a high level of safety, security and service for its customers, communities and stakeholders. LAX is the sixth busiest airport internationally and third in the U.S. ONT ranks 59 among U.S. airports. VNY ranks 25 internationally in the number of flight operations, and is the world’s busiest general aviation airport. Los Angeles World Airports is a self-supporting branch of the City of Los Angeles, governed by a seven-member Board of Airport Commissioners. The Board is composed of public-spirited business and civic leaders who are appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. For more information visit LAWA at http://www.lawa.org/
Sources: LAWA Photos credit to: LAWA
Posting is in part sponsored by: Ingrid’s Cafe
Editor’s Note: What do you think about this investigation by KCBS-TV Channel 2 which it was broadcast on Monday, May 9, 2011 at their 11:00 pm news. Do you care about the expensive trips the LAWA executives did?
On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 American Airlines and American Eagle announced their official launch of daily nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport (PVG) in China. American Airlines becomes the first U.S. airline company to offer daily non stop service to Los Angeles and China visitors and businesses.
The service is an approvement on schedule, choices, routes for their customers and part of oneworld alliance partnership with British Airways and Iberia Airlines. Travelers who purchase first class cabin will receive the following features: Premium food and beverage service, selection of new nine ergonomic seats with adjustable headrest on the CRJ-700 aircraft. American Eagle started with Los Angeles daily nonstop service on April 5, Also Iberian Airlines started the same service from Los Angeles to Madrid. British Airways is set to offer the same nonstop fly service from San Diego, CA to London on June 1st.
“Los Angeles is a key international gateway for American, as well as our oneworld partners,” said Derek DeCross, American’s Vice President – Sales. He concluded “Our focus is on providing customers with as many travel options as possible at LAX, and that’s what our moves today are all about. These new routes, along with our joint businesses with British Airways, Iberia and Japan Airlines, give customers more choices for flights, connections and ways to earn AAdvantage miles.”
American Airlines want to celebrate with their customers, so they are offering the following incentive for travelers: Earn triple AAdvantage miles by purcharsing First Class or Business Class fare on LAX to Shanghai and for Economy Class fare they earn double AAdvantage miles. This offer is valid immediately to June 30.
“Los Angeles is proud to partner with American Airlines, a world-class carrier, to bring more flights, tourists and economic opportunity into our great city,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “American Airlines’ daily nonstop flight to Shanghai will further strengthen LA’s cultural and economic relationship with China.”
Consul General Ambassador Qiu Shaofang of the People’s Republic of China to Los Angeles said “American’s flight from Los Angeles-Shanghai will not only benefit the people of our two countries, but also play a positive role in enhancing the friendship of our two peoples and promoting the economic and tourism cooperation between our two nations.”
On April 6, 2010 Christopher Street West producer of LGBT Pride announced the they will presents the 40th Anniversary of LA PRIDE to be held in the City of West Hollywood on June 11 through June 13, 2010.
The LA Pride consists of LA Pride Festival, LA Pride Parade, Pride Days during the month of June and Dyke March. “PRIDE 365: Power. Passion. Purpose.” is the organization vision. The LA Pride Festival features live entertainment, including DJ’s playing at various pavilions stages. Local community vendors, exhibitors and other non-profit organizations takes the opportunity to provide a diverse mix of food, drinks, education, awareness and fun. LA Pride features: Circuit, Dance, Country, Latin, Rhythm & Soul Dance pavilions, including Erotic City, Community Village & Children’s Garden. The Festival will open on June 12 from 12:00 noon until 11:00 p.m and on June 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Last year LA PRIDE Main Stage show performances were held on Saturday, June 13, 2009 by Deborah Cox, Fantasia, Erika Jayne and Debby Holiday and on Sunday, June 14, 2009 the line up were Expose, Blake Lewis and Terri Nunn and Berlin. Both days were hosted by Billy Masters & Momma.
Also last year some of the speakers at the press conference were West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Christopher Street West Board President Rodney Scott, Actress Kate Del Castillo, and Kristal Vick, People of Faith Standing Up for Equality.
The Festival admission, cost is $20.00 per day or if buy in advance at www.lapride.org is $15.00 ticket which includes access to all entertainment venues. The event organizers expect around 400.000 people. The first LGBT Pride Parade was held on June 28, 1970 in Los Angeles. The Parade starts at Crescent Heights Blvd an runs along Santa Monica Blvd to Robertson Blvd and is held on Sunday from at 11:00 am. Also the Parade is broadcast live via www.lapride.org/webcast
About Christopher Street West:
Is a non-profit organization, Christopher Street West, is a leading partner in the advancement of rights and equality of the LGBT community. Led by professionally-driven, volunteer-based board members, Christopher Street West produces one of the largest Pride Celebrations in the United States with an expanding global presence reaching millions of people every year. For more information about the LA PRIDE Parade and Festival visit http://www.lapride.org
Story first published on April 6, 2010 on Examiner.com