July 9, 1998
6:30am / Biking Everyone who is fit and wants to set the alarm on a Saturday morning is invited to pedal with Mayor Richard Riordan for "Ride LA II," a 20-mile bike ride through Griffith Park and the Silver Lake neighborhood to the Warner Bros. back lot studios. This weekend's community ride is the last in a five-ride series organized by the mayor's office, and the L.A. police and fire departments.
July 2, 1998
Festival. Focusing on the cultural heritage of Asia and the Pacific Islands, the 21st annual Lotus Festival will be held July 11, noon-9 p.m., and July 12, noon-8 p.m., at Echo Park Lake, between Glendale and Echo Park boulevards in Los Angeles. Ethnic food booths, dances, music, puppet and magic shows, carnival rides, pony rides, games. Free. (213) 485-1310; (213) 485-8745. * Children. The first International Youth Folk Arts Festival will be held July 12 at 4:30 p.m.