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Today is Thursday, April 26, 2012, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
8 a.m. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will speak at a breakfast recognizing employers participating in HIRE L.A.’s Youth Employment Program. L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce.
9 a.m. Mayor Villaraigosa, police Chief Charlie Beck and USC President C. L. Max Nikias will announce safety measures around USC. USC, Town and Gown.
Noon Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Dodgers Dream Foundation and the LA84 Foundation will open a new Dodgers Dreamfield at Lennox Park.
6:15 p.m. Mayor Villaraigosa will speak at the UCLA Department of Political Science Bollens- Ries-Hoffenberg lecture. UCLA Faculty Center.
8:30 a.m. Planning Commission, Van Nuys City Hall, Council Chamber
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party will host a cocktail reception this evening for the 2012 John F. Kennedy Awards. Dodger Stadium.
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