Month: February 2020

Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances – March 2020

Here’s where you can see our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets! It is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!


PERSONAL APPEARANCES

 

On Thursday, March 19, Anne Louise Bannon will present a talk on how to write a novel like The Secrets We Kept, at the Pasadena Public Library at 7 p.m. as part of the city’s One City, One Story celebration.

 

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Jennifer Chow (MIMI LEE GETS A CLUE) and Tori Eldridge (THE NINJA DAUGHTER) discuss and sign their books at Book Carnival Bookstore on Saturday, March 21 at 2pm. 348 South Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92866.

Tori Eldridge reads an excerpt of her Lefty Award nominated debut mystery novel, THE NINJA DAUGHTER, at Noir at the Bar on March 29, 7pm at the Mandrake Bar in Los Angeles – 2692 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

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Sheila Lowe will speak at the Madonna Inn on March 7th to the Central Coast chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She will demonstrate how her character, Claudia Rose, analyzes the handwriting of victims and suspects in her Forensic Handwriting series. She’ll also introduce Proof of Life, from her new Beyond the Veil Mysteries.

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On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9 pm, Joan Renner  will be interviewed by Dave Schrader on his radio show Midnight in the Desert. To listen live, follow the LINK.

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Laurie Stevens and Jeri Westerson will launch their new releases at Book Carnival (348 S Tustin St, Orange, CA92866) on March 28th at 2 pm. Jeri’s “Moonrisers” kicks off her new werewolf series, and Laurie’s “In Twilight’s Hush” marks the 4th book in her Gabriel McRay series. Both are paranormal, so come prepared for fun, food, & the supernatural. We’d love to see you there!

 

 

 

Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances – February 2020

Here’s where you can see our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets! It is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!


PERSONAL APPEARANCES

 

Anne Louise Bannon will join Ellen Byron and Naomi Hirahara for a Valentine’s Tea, put on by the Friends of the Huntington Beach Public Library. The event is at 2 p.m., and reservations are required and can be made here:

https://www.fotlhb.com/programs–special-events_1.html.

The library is at 7111 Talbert Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92648. You can call the Friends’ book store at (714) 375-8429

 

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SISTERS IN CRIME/LA February 2020 Meeting Recap

For FEBRUARY 2020, Sisters in Crime/LA met on FEBRUARY 9TH at the PASADENA CENTRAL LIBRARY at 285 E. Walnut Street in the Studio on 4th on the 4th Floor.

Our reader for the day was Ellen Byron.

MAIN PROGRAM

The Misdemeanor Prosecution System in the City of Los Angeles

 

with Gita O’Neill, Assistant City Attorney

 

Gita spoke about the misdemeanor prosecution system in the City Of Los Angeles: the court system, crimes that the office sees, nuisance crimes, vice crimes, homeless issues, etc. She also spent a little time covering the various roles in the judicial system, and the role of city agencies as well, with particular emphasis on the homeless as many attendees’ questions focused on this crucial area.

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER

Assistant City Attorney Gita O’Neill has been with the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney since 1999.  She started doing criminal trials and then was appointed to be one of the first Neighborhood Prosecutors in the innovative Neighborhood Prosecutor Program which placed a prosecutor in every police division in Los Angeles.  She then transitioned the Civil Nuisance Abatement Program where she filed cases against problem property owners whose properties had gang, narcotics, nuisance and vice issues.  Gita then was appointed to be the Supervising Attorney for the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program. She supervised the program as it tripled in size under the current City Attorney, Mike Feuer.  Two year ago she was promoted again to be the first ever Director of Homeless Policies and Strategies for the City Attorney’s Office.  Prior to working at the City Attorney’s office, she worked as an associate in the civil plaintiff’s firm, Girardi and Keese.  Gita attended the University of Santa Clara Law School and completed her undergraduate studies at UC Irvine.

As we’ve previously mentioned, we will NO LONGER MEET AT THE SOUTH PASADENA LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM regularly. Also, the Pasadena Library is NOT a new permaent location; a different location will be announced for our March event.

Want to know what’s coming up next for Sisters in Crime/LA in 2020? Keep checking the Meeting Dates page of our website regularly, as meeting locations will vary throughout the year.

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