Event pushes heart-healthy lifestyle
Food, exercise, education and more featured
The second annual Powerful Black Family Celebration hosted by the American Heart Association will be held Saturday from noon-3 p.m. at the Van Ness Recreation Center, 5720 Second Ave. in Los Angeles. The event will feature educational, life-improving activities as well as tributes to former UCLA Bruin Walt Hazzard and Pastor Billy Ingram. Both died of cardiovascular disease.
The goal of the celebration is to empower African Americans with information and tools to live healthier lives in light of the fact that heart disease is the number one killer in Los Angeles County and claims the lives of more African Americans than all cancers combined.
Among the planned activities are free health screenings and a hands-on CPR demonstration; a segment that will show participants how to begin a simple vegetable garden; and fitness demonstrations.
Additionally, a Ladies Lounge will feature information sessions geared especially for women including maintaining your hairstyle while incorporating exercise into your life.
The Men’s Cave will include a golf clinic and cover topics such as financial health.
Finally, a farmer’s market will feature a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables and will include a chef preparing healthy recipes.
For more information on the event, call (213) 291-7033.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A top AEG executive referred to Michael Jackson as “a freak” and another called him “creepy” just hours before their company signed the pop icon to a huge concert deal.
The revelation brought an audible gasp in the Los Angeles courtroom at the wrongful death trial Wednesday and left fans crying.
Jackson’s mother and children are suing AEG Live for the negligent hiring, retention or supervision of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the singer’s death.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Every issue in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial is so disputed that even giving candy to jurors caused an argument.
AEG lawyers gave a bag of peppermint candy to the bailiff to hand out to the jury this week. Even Katherine Jackson — the pop icon’s mother — enjoyed the treat.
But Jackson’s lawyer raised an objection Tuesday afternoon, suggesting jurors might be influenced if they realized the source of the sweets.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A man in his early 20s suffered life-threatening wounds to his upper back this morning in a shooting in the Leimert Park, police said.
The shooting in the 3800 block of Third Avenue, near 39th Street, was reported around 12:20 a.m., said Lt. H. Fanfassian, watch commander of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Station.
The victim, who was hospitalized “in extremely serious condition,” did not provide police details of the shooting or a suspect description, Fanfassian said.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Los Angeles County probation officers asked for help today in finding a parolee who threatened to kill school children.
Frank Edward Edmonds, 40, who authorities consider “extremely violent and an imminent public threat,” may be in Compton, South Los Angeles or Inglewood, his last known address.
Two “Saturday Night Live” sets, an Instagram snapshot and 66 projector images later, we now have a better picture of what’s to come on Kanye West’s anticipated new album.
As promised, the rapper — not to be confused with a celebrity — didn’t take part in any of the skits for “SNL’s” season finale/swan song for cast member Bill Hader. But he didn’t need to — over the course of two songs, West still left a lasting impression.