Associated Press California Daybook for Wednesday, Jan. 03.

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Thursday, Jan. 04 7:00 AM USS Lake Champlain departs San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific

Location: Naval Station, San Diego, CA San Diego

Contacts: Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office 1 619 437 2034

Media interested in covering the departure of USS Lake Champlain on Jan. 4 should RSVP to Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office by 4 p.m., Jan. 3, at 619-437-2034 and meet at the Naval Base San Diego (32nd street) Pass & Decal no later than 7:00 a.m. Jan. 4.


Thursday, Jan. 04 - Friday, Jan. 05 8:00 AM WASTC 2018 ICT Educators' Conference - Western Academy Support and Training Center Winter Information and Communications Technology Educators' Conference

Location: Cisco Campus, Building 9, 260 East Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA

Contacts: Richard Grotegut WASTC Director 1 925 354 8785


Thursday, Jan. 04 8:30 AM Brother of Las Vegas shooter charged with possessing child pornography - Preliminary hearing setting for Bruce Douglas Paddock - brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock - arrested on suspicion of possessing over 600 images of child pornography. The investigation into Paddock, which predates his brother's rampage, began after evidence was allegedly found in a Sun Valley, CA, business where he had been squatting. He disappeared after he was evicted and was finally tracked down to a North Hollywood nursing facility where he was arrested. He faces 20 criminal charges, all related to possession of child pornography or the sexual exploitation of children * Case no. BA462179 * Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on to a crowd of 22,000 attending the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival last year. 59 people were killed and 527 were injured

Location: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles

Contacts: LADA media relations 1 213 974 3525


Thursday, Jan. 04 9:00 AM Aquarium of the Pacific host boat excursion - Media are invited on a boat excursion to see humpback whales and other species recently spotted in the waters of long beach, as well as explore and discuss current ocean conservation issues with experts. Participants can also explore the Aquarium’s 'Whales: Voices in the Sea multimedia exhibit' which addresses environmental threats facing gray, blue, humpback, sperm, and the endangered North Atlantic right whale

Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA Long Beach

Contacts: Adrian Samora Aquarium of the Pacific 1 562 951 3197


Thursday, Jan. 04 10:00 AM Active Recycling Christmas Tree fire prevention press conference

Location: Active Recycling Co, 2000 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles

Contacts: Errol Segal Active Recycling 1 310 713 7994


Thursday, Jan. 04 10:30 AM Transit officials demonstrate new optic reader technology - Metrolink and Metro officials demonstrate new optic reader technology that lets Metrolink train riders traveling from throughout Southern California make 'seamless transfers' to Metro Rail using a mobile app. Metrolink Chair Andrew Kotyuk, Metrolink CEO Art Leahy, Metrolink Deputy CEO Elissa Konove, and Metro Deputy CEO Stephanie Wiggins participate

Location: Los Angeles Union Station, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles

Contacts: Chris Gutierrez Metrolink 1 213 332 6979

Red/Purple subway turnstile entrance at the East Portal on the Patsaouras Plaza side


Thursday, Jan. 04 2:00 PM Music With A Mission event featuring El Debarge - Music With A Mission event featuring El Debarge (aka Eldra Patrick DeBarge) * The Midnight hosts Music With a Mission (MWAM) to entertain and inspire those living on Skid Row

Location: The Midnight Mission, 601 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles

Contacts: Georgia Berkovich The Midnight Mission 1 213 624 4588


Thursday, Jan. 04 6:30 PM Spielberg, Streep and Hanks attend PSIFF opening night screening of 'The Post' - 29th Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) continues with opening night screening of Steven Spielberg's true-life drama 'The Post', attended by the director alongside stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks; screenwriters Josh Singer and Liz Hannah; and producers Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Kreiger. Guests participate in a 20-minute onstage discussion before the screening

Location: Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 North Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA Palm Springs

Contacts: Steven Wilson B|W|R Public Relations 1 212 901 3920 Rhea Lewis-Woodson Palm Springs International Film Festival 1 760 322 2930

Media check-in 5:00 PM. Arrivals 5:30 PM. Screening begins 7:00 PM


Thursday, Jan. 04 7:30 PM Unbridled Derby Prelude Party Los Angeles - Unbridled Derby Prelude Party Los Angeles, celebrating the Kentucky Derby, with celebrities and VIPs expected to attend including Taye Diggs, Bill Fichtner, Kate Flannery, Greg Grunberg, Bob Guiney, Chris Harrison, Randy Jackson, Bonnie Jill Laflin, George Lazenby, Meredith Lawrence, Chris McDonald, Heather McDonald and Judd Nelson

Location: Bardot, 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles—Eve

Contacts: Ashley Dillahunty Inspire the Now

Media Check-in: 6:00 p.m. Red carpet: 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 04 Air Lease Corp: Q4 2017 Dividend payment date

Location: TBD—investor2&Itemid=17

Contacts: Mary Liz DePalma Air Lease Corp Investor Relations 1 310 553 0555


Thursday, Jan. 04 Miss Golden Globe Social Media Luncheon - Miss Golden Globe Social Media Luncheon, attended by Golden Globe Ambassador Simone Garcia Johnson; former Miss Golden Globe Corinne Foxx; and HFPA Member Margaret Gardiner

Location: The Beverly Hilton, 9786 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA Los Angeles

Contacts: Golden Globe Awards Sunshine Sachs 1 323 822 9300


Thursday, Jan. 04 - Friday, Jan. 05 Winter Global Nursing Symposium

Location: University of Riverside, 11840 Pierce Street # 200, Riverside, CA Riverside

Contacts: University of Riverside 1 951 637 0100


Thursday, Jan. 04 - Friday, Jan. 05 Agenda trade show - Agenda Long Beach trade show for streetwear and action sports apparel

Location: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA Long Beach #AgendaShow

Contacts: Agenda Show 1 213 223 5111


Thursday, Jan. 04 - Sunday, Jan. 07 Silicon Valley International Auto Show

Location: San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA San Jose #SVAutoShow

Contacts: Stephen Smith SVADA President 1 408 437 7557


Friday, Jan. 05 12:00 PM 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season opening press conference - 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season opening press conference, with top SX riders Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac, Jason Anderson, Weston Peick and Blake Baggett. Event includes press conference, interviews and track ride

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA Anaheim

Contacts: Alyssa Hankins Brener Zwikel & Associates 1 732 614 0555


Friday, Jan. 05 American Film Institute awards - American Film Institute Awards (AFI Awards) private invitation-only luncheon, celebrating the AFI Movies and TV Programs of the Year. This year's honorees are 'The Big Sick', 'Call Me By Your Name', 'Dunkirk', 'The Florida Project', 'Get Out', 'Lady Bird', 'The Post', 'The Shape of Water', 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and 'Wonder Woman' (Movies); and 'Big Little Lies', 'The Crown', 'Feud: Bette and Joan', 'Game of Thrones', 'The Good Place', 'The Handmaid's Tale', 'Insecure', 'Master of None', 'Stranger Things' and 'This Is Us' (TV)

Location: Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles #AFIAWARDS

Contacts: Stephanie Sweeney AFI 1 353 856 7871


Friday, Jan. 05 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts AACTA International Awards - Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts AACTA International Awards. The nominees for Best Film are 'Call Me by Your Name', 'Dunkirk', 'Lady Bird', 'The Shape of Water' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'. Acting nominees include Timothee Chalamet, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Kaluuya and Gary Oldman (Actor); and Dame Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand, Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan (Actress)

Location: AVALON Hollywood, 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles

Contacts: Niki White AACTA +61 (0) 40 317 6988


Friday, Jan. 05 Ted Lange celebrates 70th birthday - 70th birthday of Ted Lange, American actor best known for his role as bartender Isaac Washington in TV series 'The Love Boat'. He also took part in the 2006 season of VH1 reality show 'Celebrity Fit Club'

Location: TBD

Contacts: TBD


Saturday, Jan. 06 9:00 AM Dem Rep. Judy Chu encourages Covered California enrollment - Democratic Rep. Judy Chu encourages open enrollment for healthcare plans at event with representatives of ChapCare, LA Care Covered, and Covered California

Location: ChapCare Del Mar Pasadena

Contacts: Ben Suarato Rep. Judy Chu press 1 202 225 5464

Remarks by Congresswoman Chu at 11:00 a.m.


Saturday, Jan. 06 BAFTA LA Tea Party - 24th annual BAFTA LA Tea Party to honor the British and American nominees of this season's film and TV awards ceremonies (invitation only), presented by BBC America and the GREAT Campaign. Celebration comes ahead of the 75th Golden Globes Awards, which take place 7 Dec

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills, 300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Beverly Hills #AwardsTea

Contacts: Elyse Weissman Slate PR 310 461 0114


Saturday, Jan. 06 Art of Elysium HEAVEN Gala in LA - 11th annual Art of Elysium HEAVEN Gala, annual charity fundraiser held on the night before The Golden Globes and featuring an experiential art installation by a guest artist. This year's Visionary is musician John Legend, while actress Shanola Hampton receives the Spirit of Elysium 2018 award * The Art of Elysium is a non-profit organization that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling medical conditions

Location: The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA Santa Monica #AOEHeaven

Contacts: Emily Hessel True Public Relations 1 323 957 0730


Saturday, Jan. 06 Sean Penn hosts annual gala for Haiti - Sean Penn stages 7th annual Haiti Rising gala benefiting the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which provides aid following the 12 Jan 2010 earthquake in the country. Formerly known as the Help Haiti Home Gala

Location: Milk Studios Los Angeles, 855 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles

Contacts: TBD


Saturday, Jan. 06 Filmmaker Grants announced at Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch - Film Independent Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grants and Nominee Brunch, announcing the winners of this year's Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grants. 2018 Spirit Awards will take place 3 Mar on Santa Monica beach

Location: BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Boulevard #650, West Hollywood, CA Los Angeles

Contacts: Alia Quart Khan Film Independent 1 310 432 1287 Ryan Collins Ginsberg / Libby 1 323 645 6807


Saturday, Jan. 06 Annual Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominees Symposium - 15th Annual Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominees Symposium, panel discussion featuring the directors of the 2017 Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film nominees. This year's nominated films are 'A Fantastic Woman' (Sebastian Lelio), 'First They Killed My Father' (Angelina Jolie), 'In The Fade' (Fatih Akin), 'Loveless' (Andrey Zvyaginstev) and 'The Square' (Ruben Ostlund). Winner announced at ceremony 7 Jan

Location: The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles

Contacts: Margot Gerber American Cinematheque 1 323 461 2020 x 115 Ulisses Rivera Sunshine Sachs 1 323 822 9300 1 310 490 9759


Saturday, Jan. 06 - Sunday, Jan. 07 Los Angeles Fitness Expo - Los Angeles Fitness Expo, with some 400 companies showcasing the latest in fitness, diet, nutrition and wellness products and services alongside educational seminars from leading fitness professionals

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles #LAFitExpo

Contacts: Monica Gillen Los Angeles Fitness Expo PR 1 714 271 4081


Saturday, Jan. 06 John Singleton celebrates 50th birthday - 50th birthday of John Singleton, American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing 'Boyz n the Hood'

Location: TBD

Contacts: TBD

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