Girls Sports Clinic: In honor of Title IX Day

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Mayor Eric Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors hosted a Girls Sports Clinic in honor Title IX Day. Today marked the 43rd Anniversary of the bill’s passage.

Mayor Garcetti & First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland spoke to the girls about the importance of Title IX, the advances women have made because of this legislation and resources that the City of Los Angeles makes available to them, through the Department of Recreation and Parks, in the world of sports and recreation.

The sports clinic featured circuit stops where groups of girls learned self-defense, basketball training, golf putting, soccer drills, softball stances, and stretching techniques. Alana Beard, from the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, joined the event and spoke to the girls about her start in sports and pushing through adversity.

National Day of Prayer Breakfast

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Mayor Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors hosted the 2nd Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast at Getty House. Leaders from all faiths gathered to celebrate this national holiday and offer blessings and prayers to the residents of the City of Los Angeles.

Earth Day Breakfast

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Mayor Eric Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors hosted a breakfast at Getty House in celebration of Earth Day.

Environmental and conservation advocates joined volunteers and staff from seven local organizations that work to make Los Angeles beautiful and sustainable:
City Plants
LA Conservations Corps
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Hollywood/Los Angeles Beautification Team
Koreatown Youth and Community Center
North East Trees
Fuego Tech Fire Rangers

The Mayor discussed the newly launched Sustainability pLAn and Save the Drop Campaign, while Getty House Foundation Boardmember Glen Dake gave details on current and future sustainability plans for Getty House.

Holiday “Snow Ball” for Seniors

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Mayor Eric Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors welcomed guests from senior centers throughout the City of Los Angeles to a holiday celebration honoring their work in the community. Special guests and honorees this year were the volunteer City Hall Docents, who were given special gifts and certificates.

Community Halloween Party

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Mayor Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors hosted neighborhood children, foster children, children in homeless transitional housing, and other youth from across the city at Getty House, where these children experienced safe and fun Halloween activities. The children and their families were treated to master face painters, magicians, musical performances, games, and story time with the Mayor.

Open House BBQ for Getty House Neighbors

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Mayor Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors welcomed neighbors of Getty House and local police officers and firefighters to a barbeque to celebrate the summer and to thank them for their hospitality in Windsor Square. For some of the neighbors it was the first time that they and their families were able to tour the house and grounds.

Chinese New Year Dinner

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The Mayor and First Lady hosted a dinner celebrating Chinese New Year with community and business leaders from L.A.’s vibrant Chinese community. The dinner also welcomed the wife of the Chinese Consul General who had just returned from her own diplomatic posting overseas. In November 2014, Mayor Garcetti made his first official visit to China.

Thanksgiving Military Appreciation Luncheon

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Mayor Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors hosted veterans and the families of service members serving abroad for a Thanksgiving Luncheon. The event included a surprise video link to connect those service members serving abroad with their families.  Mayor Garcetti created the first-ever Office of Veterans Affairs in the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and has since launched his 10,000 Strong Veterans Hiring Initiative to partner with the private sector to hire 10,000 veterans by 2017.