State of the City

About Town: El Segundo

State of the City

Mayor Mike Gordon will deliver El Segundo’s second annual state of the city address Thursday, October 18 at Northrop-Grumman. The event will kick off with a rare tour of Northrop-Grumman’s facility at 10:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon at 11:30 am.m. The program will begin promptly at noon.

Gordon will cover a variety of topics, including business development, downtown and high school modernization, airport expansion, community projects, and security issues relating to the terrorist attacks last month. The public is invited to attend. The cost for the luncheon and tour is $50 per person. For more information, contact Gordon at 615-2313.

Record Sale at Library

Collectors of vintage vinyl records should have a field day. Over 1,000 albums will be available for purchase at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave. The sale kicks off on Saturday, October 13 and will continue for one week. Classical, musicals and popular music through the 1960s are among the genres featured in the sale. For more information, call Sue Carter at 640-8923.

El Segundo’s 90th Anniversary Party

El Segundo’s 90th anniversary bash is set for Friday, October 12th from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Hacienda Hotel E2 80 99s Crystal Ballroom. The food and wine tasting benefit will feature cuisine from over a dozen restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck, Chef Hannes, McCormick and Schmick, and Capistrano’s. Local businesses have donated gift certificates for raffle and Mattel, Inc. has provided two designer Barbie dolls for auction. Profits from the program will be donated to the El Segundo Education Foundation and St. Anthony’s School. Tickets for the event are $20 and are available by calling 322-1830. ER

Police Beat

Check Fraud Thwarted

After a man presented a $748 check at the Segundo Wells Fargo bank, an alert teller determined that the check was for a non-existent company. After taking down the man’s driver’s license number and obtaining his thumbprint, she contacted the police. The suspect was picked up from his Los Angeles home and brought to the station, where he was identified from a line-up. He was charged with burglary and attempt to pass a fictitious check.

Car Thiefs Stopped

After stopping a vehicle, police found pieces of porcelain sparkplug chips in the ashtray. Sparkplugs are commonly used to shatter car windows. Officers also found various burglary tools. The driver and passenger gave conflicting stories when interrogated. One of them finally confessed that they were looking for a car to steal. They were arrested on suspicion of auto burglary.