Happy Saturday! This is a GREAT day to take advantage of low cost pet care; eyeball a speed Rubik Cube competition; a diversity festival; celebrate Juneteenth and MORE on the Saturday “GAYLE ON THE GO!” report. Take a look!
spcaLA Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic @ 10am to 2pm
Lawndale Safety & Pet Fair
14717 Burin Avenue
888 772 2521
spcaLA hosts a low cost vaccine & microchip clinic at the Lawndale Safety and Pet Fair. Prices range from $5.00 to $25.00 for everything from Rabies shots to Microchipping. For more information, call 888-772-2521.
World Cube Association Speedcubing Competition @ 1pm to 6pm
Norman F. Feldheym Central Library
555 West 6th Street
909 381 8238
You will see a lot of this kind of handiwork at the World Cube Association Speedcubing Competition happening at the San Bernardino Public Library. Rube Cube champions and local cubers are hoping to inspire San Bernardino youngsters to exercise body and mind at this event.
Mixed Remixed Festival
Japanese American National Museum
100 Central Avenue
213 625 0414
What are you? That question is answered at the MIXED REMIXED FESTIVAL at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
This event is described as the nation’s premiere cultural arts event celebrating stories of the MIXED experience of multiracial and multicultural families and individuals using films, books, and performance.
Drought Watch: Energy Upgrade California
Learn how to transform your water guzzling landscaping into a California friendly water sipping garden as well as how to reduce your energy consumption with the help of Energy Upgrade California®, a state initiative to help Californians take action to save energy and conserve natural resources, help reduce demand on the electricity grid, and make informed energy management choices at home and at work.
Details and guidance are available at the website: energyupgradeca.org
Learn Something Summer
Free Swimming Lessons in Low Income Areas
LEARN SOMETHING THIS SUMMER! Learn how to swim for free courtesy OPERATION SPLASH 2015 and Kaiser Permanente Southern California. The FREE program that teaches children and adults in low-income areas to swim is part of Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) program which focuses on physical activity, reducing obesity and access to healthy foods.
This is a first come, first serve opportunity. Visit the website: laparks.org to learn if you qualify.
Juneteenth Unity Festival @ 2pm to 6pm
Lynwood City Park
11301 Bullis Road
310 603 0220 Extension 501
The City of Lynwood is ready for its Second Annual Juneteenth Unity Festival this afternoon at Lynwood City Park. It’s an afternoon of culture, spoken word, history, music, food, fun with a focus on unity, self-improvement, understanding and education.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
June 19, 1865, the Union Colonel Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas with a contingency of Buffalo Soldiers. Their mission was to inform the area’s Black inhabitants of the Civil War’s end two months earlier. This news came two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed and issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Colonel Granger delivered General Order #3 which finally freed the last 250,000 slaves whose bondage persisted, due to the minimal Union presence in the region This proved that this area of slavery had been essentially unaffected by Lincoln’s efforts. June 19th, which was quickly shortened to “Juneteenth” among celebrants, has become the African-American addendum to the national Independence Day.
January 1, 1980 the state of Texas made Juneteenth an official holiday. Texas became the first state to grant the date government recognition. Several states have since issued proclamations recognizing the holiday, but the Lone Star State remains alone in granting the date, full holiday status. Government offices are closed and employees have the day off. Supporters and celebrants of Juneteenth continue to grow in number. Wherever African-Americans are found around the world Juneteenth is celebrated. Juneteenth is promoted not only as a commemoration of African-American freedom, but as an example and encouragement of self-development and respect for all cultures.
For more information, call (310) 603-0220 Ext. 501.
City of Carson 2015 Juneteenth Rhythm & Blues Celebration @ 11am to 6pm
1340 East Diamondale Drive
The city of Carson also observes Juneteenth with a rhythm and blues celebration at Mills Park that features food, vendors, and entertainment including vocalist Madame Dee.
Gayle “Gayle on the Go” Anderson
KTLA 5 News
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
So, what’s going on in your world? Let us know! Please be sure to provide video with your request. The deadline for your information is Tuesday 5pm.
And, don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar. Here’s the link: http://ktla.com/community
Have a GREAT weekend!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.