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LADA: Kevin Spacey won’t be prosecuted after complainant dies

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The office of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday that prosecutors have declined to move forward in a sexual battery case against Kevin Spacey because the accuser had died.

That case, one of several involving accusations of sexual misconduct and assault by the Oscar winning actor, allegedly occurred after an October 2016 incident. A masseur had claimed that Spacey had inappropriately touched him in a sexual manor at a private home in Malibu as he was giving Spacey a massage.

A statement released by the LADA’s office notes that the masseur’s allegations against could not be proven without his participation in court proceedings. The alleged victim had also civil suit pending in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against Spacey for the same incident.

Attorney’s for Spacey have filed a notice in U. S. District Court in September to dismiss the federal sexual assault lawsuit against the actor. The Hollywood Reporter noted last month that the individual, who had sued Spacey as a “John Doe,” a legal maneuver allowed by U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Lew this past May over objections by Spacey’s defense team, had died.

The Los Angeles Blade has reached out to Spacey’s criminal defense lawyer Alan Jackson but has yet to receive a response.

Massachusetts prosecutors in July dropped a criminal case against Spacey, which accused him of groping an 18-year-old boy in a Nantucket, Mass. bar in 2016. The charges were dropped after the alleged victim invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify about text messages from the night of the alleged groping that the defense claimed were deleted. Spacey had pleaded not guilty in that case.

British authorities are also investigating multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by the actor while he was living in London, Spacey’s alleged sexual assaults occurred while he was employed as the renowned Old Vic Theatre’s artistic director in London between 2004 and 2015, but there’s been no public update on those investigations. Spacey nor his lawyers have commented publicly on the Metropolitan Police investigation.

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It’s park time! Make LA County Parks your destination this summer

Make LA County Parks your destination this summer as you explore, engage and connect through our exciting programs!

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LOS ANGELES – Summer is just around the corner! Get ready to create lifelong memories with your family through LA County Parks activities, programs and events. From sports, recreation classes and aquatic programs for all ages to nature center offerings and overnight camping, there’s something for every body this summer. Join the fun starting May 30, 2022.

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Check out a few of our upcoming programs!

SPORTS FOR ALL
July 9 – August 27
Times vary based on location
Program availability may vary by location
Pre-registration is required; register HERE

Youth Sports for All clinic is an 8-week skills development clinic that meets once a week for basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, table tennis and other sports. Clinics focus on building foundational skills, self-confidence and teamwork. Maximum group size is 15-youth, and a minimum enrollment of 12 youth is required for each group. Age groups are as follows: 6-8 years old (1 hour), 9-12 years old (1 hour).

EVERY BODY PLAYS DROP IN SUMMER ADVENTURE
Mondays – Fridays; 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
June 13 – August 15
Free drop-in program; no registration required

Every Body Plays is a positive space with a curriculum that is youth centered and designed for fun! Children can enjoy lunch and snack at the park with their friends and family before joining the fun at select parks, lunch will be from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm daily via a grab-n-go service delivery and snack between 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The program provides children ages 7 thru 17 with access to caring and trained park staff who serve as mentors and lead an array of programs and activities, ranging from sports, fitness, arts and crafts, STEM, group games, story time and so much more. Every day is an adventure in LA County Parks!

AQUATICS

LEARN TO SWIM
Monday – Friday, Saturdays
June 13 – August 20
Times may vary by location, level and session
Pre-registration is required; register HERE 

LA County Aquatics’ Swim Lessons teach core swimming skills including water safety, floating and stroke technique while developing a lifelong love for the water and a lifetime of healthy habits. The program is designed to provide swimmers with a positive learning experience while steadily progressing through the core skills and strokes.  All levels are in alignment with the American Red Cross’ “Learn to Swim” Program. Additionally, 400 Learn to Swim scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis to bring free swim lessons across LA County. Scholarships are open to youth ages 5 – 17 years of age. For more information and assistance with applying, visit the Learn to Swim Pools and Information to contact our aquatics offices Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. For more information on youth aquatics scholarships, visit the DPR Scholarship page of our website.

EVERY BODY SWIMS
Monday to Friday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM; Saturday from 12:30 – 4:00pm
Begins June 11
Free drop-in program; No registration required


Recreational Swim is a fun and positive way to beat the heat, practice new skills, be physically active and de-stress. Rec swim also provides an opportunity to socialize and make new friends. Rec Swim starts June 11th and is Monday to Friday from 12:30pm to 2:00pm and Saturdays from 12:30pm to 4:00pm.
For a full list of additional Aquatics offerings and programs, visit our AQUATICS page.

NATURE CENTERS

SUMMER NATURE CAMPS
Dates and times vary by location
Pre-registration required. Register HERE

Summer Nature Camp provides an opportunity for outdoor adventure and exploration for youth. Camps are supervised by trained staff and children are kept in groups while practicing physical distancing and other COVID19 safety guidelines to ensure campers have fun while staying safe. Activities include nature related crafts and games, hiking adventures, cultural arts, natural history, and conservation. This camp experience is designed to promote teamwork, making new friends, building self confidence, and developing an appreciation and connection to nature.

EVERY BODY EXPLORES
Tuesdays – Fridays  11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Free drop-in program; No registration required

The Every Body Explores program provides participants of all ages an opportunity to check out a Naturalist field backpack they can use to complete self-guided activities, make observations and explore the park.

NATURE KNOWLEDGE NIGHTS
Dates vary by location 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Free drop-in program; No registration required

Spend an evening getting to know the beauty of the natural world at a Los Angeles County Nature Center. Activities vary based on topic but may include group activities, ESTEAM fundamentals, community science, nature hikes, guided tours or animal ambassador experience.

SATURDAY DISCOVERY
Every Saturday at select Nature Centers / 10:00 AM – Noon
Free drop-in program; No registration required

Each Saturday our Superintendents welcome you to Nature Center Discovery, where you’ll learn about the natural habitat around you, even meeting Animal Ambassadors native to the area!  Find a Nature Center near you HERE.

ESTEAM SUMMER CAMP
June 13 – August 19
Pre-registration required. Register HERE

LA County Parks, in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Beaches and Harbors, and Los Angeles County Public Works, is proud to announce the return of ESTEAM. Campers will connect with the outdoors and explore ESTEAM topics, all with curriculum that is inclusive and supports the development of students. ESTEAM provides campers will have fun learning through group games, arts and culture, technology, field trips, guest speakers, and project-based learning.

SUMMER CONTRACT CLASSES
Dates, times and locations vary by class
Registration required. Register HERE


We teamed up with some of the best instructors in Los Angeles to bring you hundreds of classes for all ages, levels and budgets. Take a class at your local park for some fresh air or join virtual classes from the comfort of your own home! Whether you’re looking to be more active, learn a new hobby or take up a new skill or language, we have just the class to help you and everyone in your family achieve your summer goals.

…AND MUCH MORE!

VIEW SUMMER PROGRAMS

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LA City Clerk: Register to vote before the deadline on May 23, 2022

Primary nominating elections are coming up on June 7, 2022. Early voting begins on May 28, 2022 registration deadline is May 23, 2022

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LOS ANGELES – Register to vote before the deadline on May 23, 2022 to receive your ballot in the mail. Primary nominating elections are coming up on June 7, 2022!

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Free community special events for Mental Health Awareness month

LA County Parks and We Rise Join Together to Host Activities that Promote Positive Mental Health Including Yoga, Dancing, Painting and More

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LOS ANGELES – May is Mental Health Awareness Month and LA County Parks & Rec has free sunset events at 58 parks across the county.

Green spaces, physical activity and social connections play a powerful role in health, fitness and overall wellbeing. Even the simple act of taking in a sunset can have a positive impact on our mental health. 

Come fuel your soul by attending a free drop-in activity during sunset at an LA County park near you. Hosted by the Department of Parks & Recreation, Parks at Sunset features a variety of family-friendly experiences – from meditation and yoga to dance jams and canvas painting. Pick an evening in May and enjoy the healing benefits of being part of an outdoor activity with friends, family or on your own while taking in a breathtaking sunset. 

Parks at Sunset

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In addition to Parks at Sunset, the Department of Parks & Recreation features a robust line-up of free programs available to the residents of LA County. From exploring gardens and nature nights to sports leagues, teen programs and recreation classes of all types and for all ages, there is something for everyone. For a full listing of parks, amenities and special events, please visit parks.lacounty.gov.

To learn more about We Rise, please visit: whywerise.la/event/parks-at-sunset 

Follow us on Facebook @parks.lacounty.gov and Twitter & Instagram @lacountyparks!

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