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The Week Ahead

October 27, 2008

A look at upcoming events:

Today

Bus fare hike: A public hearing on proposed fare increases will be held during the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors meeting. Under the proposal, regular fares would increase from $1.25 to $1.50, a day pass would go from $3 to $4 and a 30-day pass would rise from $45 to $55.

Tuesday

Carona: Final jury selection and possibly opening statements are set in the public corruption trial of former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona and attorney Debra Hoffman.

Debate: State Sen. Mark-Ridley Thomas (D-Los Angeles) and Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks will face off at the County Supervisor Candidates' Forum to discuss goals and an overall vision for the county. At Thomas A. Edison Middle School.

Wednesday

Breakwater: Long Beach will hold the second of three public workshops on the future of the breakwater, including a presentation describing the overall process and purpose of the study.

Friday

Exhibit: The Huntington Library will preview an exhibit, "Beautiful Science: Ideas That Changed the World," which examines great achievements in science from Ptolemy to Copernicus and Newton to Einstein. The exhibit will open to the public Saturday.

Saturday

Festival: The Los Angeles International Tamale Festival will continue, with tamale cooking and eating contests, business and nonprofit information booths and entertainment. At MacArthur Park.

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The Tip

It's flu vaccination season. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health provides health tips and locations where vaccinations are being offered. Go to www.lapublic health.org.

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