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Los Angeles Air Force Base -- Here's the latest news of interest to the LAAFB community.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, themed "Hispanic Americans: Making a Positive Impact on American Society," will be celebrated Oct. 18 in the Paulikas Mall at 11 a.m. Belinda Guadarrama, president and CEO of GC Micro, will be the guest speaker. Entertainment will be provided by The Otero Dance Company and songstress Priscilla Luviano. For more information, contact Xavier Galindo, (310) 336-1813. The Hispanic Heritage Committee will next meet Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Aerospace Corporation, Bldg A3/Cafeteria by the ATM. All are welcome.

Youth Programs' Summer Camp

A few weeks of Summer Camp remain. Each period is filled with age-appropriate activities and programs for children ages 4-1/2 to 12 (4-1/2 year olds are allowed if they are starting K-5 this year). Among planned activities are hiking, sports, boogie boarding, BBQs, swimming, arts & crafts, dancing, singing, dramatic performances, kayaking and other water fun and games. There will also be field trips, nature walks and team-building activities. In August, summer camp participants will join the Missoula Children's Theatre for the production of "Pied Piper". To find out more about Summer Camp or to sign up for one week or the entire remaining nine weeks, call the Youth Center at (310)653-8383.

Ticket Office Relocated

Effective June 11, the Ticket Office relocated to the cashier's office in The Club (Bldg. 270). Purpose of the move is to bring this important office closer to base traffic so as to be more convenient for its customers. Telephone number for tickets is (310) 653-1304. Tickets for various local attractions and movie theaters are for sale at discounted prices. Outdoor Recreation is still the place to go to rent equipment and sign up for adventure trips.