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Three Events Talk Politics on a Wednesday Night

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Wednesday, June 04, 2008, at 09:59AM
SkidRowWalk Ed Fuentes

Estella Lopez at the Skid Row Neighorhood Watch Walk from July, 2007.

On this busy Wednesday, Downtowners have three community events to choose from. Those looking to be involved may be spread thin, thanks to overlapping start times, but it's good to see a neighborhood with so many ways to be active.

EAST OF MAIN: The Skid Row Neighborhood Walk with CCEA, LAPD and other community members will meet at 6pm in front of the Midnight Mission (6th & San Pedro). It's this neighborhood walk that gives Downtowners a chance to talk about solutions, and survey the area that in constant flux. And yes, finding a solution involves lots of politics.

Those who can't make it tonight should remember that the Walk is held on the first Wednesday of each month. The July 2nd walk will be the event's three-year anniversary.

WEST OF MAIN: More political excitement is in the air, and I am not talking about Hillary Clinton's anticipated announcement on the Democratic Presidential Nominee race. As mentioned here yesterday, the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC) will be having its Candidate Forum at 6:30pm at the Palace Theatre (630 S. Broadway). This will be a opportunity to meet and speak with those running for highly contested neighborhood council positions.

BACK ON MAIN: For those more into the national scene, Old Bank DVD will be hosting a 7pm screening of "RFK Must Die: the Assassination of Robert Kennedy" at the Farmers & Merchants Bank (401 S Main Street). Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $5 each and following the screening, there will be a Q&A with writer / director Shane O'Sullivan. O'Sullivan’s 2007 film looks in depth at the night of June 5, 1968, when Robert Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel. The Ireland-based O'Sullivan became so interested in the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination that he invested his time and money to fly to the US and do follow up interviews decades later.

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