Press Events for Thursday
10:00 A.M.-- The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education's Augmented Budget and Finance Committee will meet at LAUSD headquarters, 333 S. Beaudry Ave.
10:00 A.M.-- Race officials, elected leaders and cast members from The OC will attend a news conference to give highlights of the second annual OC Marathon. Newport Beach City Hall, 3300 Newport Blvd.
11:00 A.M.-- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell will attend an open house at Los Angeles Universal Preschool. LAUP, suite 200, 750 N. Alameda St.
1:00 P.M.-- Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick will hold a news conference to discuss a performance audit of programs operated by the city's Department of Recreation and Parks. Room 300, City Hall East, 200 N. Main St.
North Hills East Neighborhood Council (forming), 7 p.m. Jan. 9, in the library at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060.
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Jan. 11 in Room 1B at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 908-1840.
Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the auditorium at Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737.
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in the library at Sherman Oaks Elementary School, 14755 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 503-2399 or see www.shermanoaksnc.org.