Events Mark Grim Sept. 11 Anniversary

Public gatherings are planned throughout the region to mark the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

Wednesday, Sept. 11:

Arcadia Historical Museum, 380 W. Huntington Drive, 5:30 p.m., remembrance program. Visitors can post thoughts and memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

Bellflower, Bellflower City Hall, 16600 Civic Center Drive, 8 a.m., day of remembrance with ceremonial torch lighting, book signing and music.

Beverly Hills City Hall, 450 N. Crescent Drive, 7 a.m., firetruck procession, Police Department color guard and flag salute, tolling of bells and music. Daylong audiovisual presentation, "September 11, 2001: Never Forget," in City Hall.

Burbank, Police/Fire building, 200 N. 3rd St., 6:45 a.m., tolling of bells, laying of wreaths and readings.

Calabasas, The Commons at Calabasas shopping center, 4799 Commons Way, community stage, 12:30 p.m., ceremony of remembrance.

Carson, Cal State Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., sculpture garden near LaCorte Hall on the west side of campus, noon, remembrance of victims, unveiling of "Patriotic Quilt" made by faculty, staff and students. University Theatre, 2 to 3:30 p.m., panel discussion. Sculpture Garden, 8 p.m., candlelight vigil.

Carson City Hall, parking lot, 701 E. Carson St., 7 p.m., unveiling of bronze plaque, speeches, candlelight vigil.

Compton Civic Center, 200 W. Compton Blvd., 7 p.m., candlelight vigil.

Covina City Hall, 125 E. College St., 7 a.m., ceremony includes reading of a chronology of events, music, prayer and lowering of flags.

Culver City, City Hall courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd., 6:30 a.m., Fire Department sirens, flag-lowering and citywide tolling of bells.

Culver City, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., blood drive. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Picnic Pavilion, potluck dinner. At 7:30 p.m., ceremony with speeches, candlelight vigil.

El Segundo City Hall, 350 Main St., 6:45 a.m., fire bell ringing, lowering of flag, comments by city officials.

Glendale City Hall, Perkins Plaza, 613 E. Broadway, 7:30 p.m., procession of police, fire and military vehicles and candlelight vigil.

Glendale Community College, Plaza Vaquero, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, noon, remembrance ceremony, comments from Burbank firefighter who went to Ground Zero.

Lancaster City Hall, 44933 N. Fern Ave., 11 a.m., ceremony with music and tributes.

Cal State Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Foundation Building, 6300 State University Drive, 9 a.m., tree-planting ceremony. Noon to 1 p.m., Japanese garden, remarks by university president and music.

Long Beach City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., west side, 5:30 a.m., candlelight memorial with firefighters, police officers, community leaders, New York firefighter Ray Seely.

Long Beach City Hall Plaza, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., noon, prayer service.

Long Beach City College, 4901 Carson St., main auditorium, north side of campus, 7 p.m., two hours of music and dance presentations, speeches by city dignitaries and New York firefighter Ray Seely.

Los Angeles, procession of public safety vehicles and a mobile collage travel to eight spots around the city. Times are approximate:

North Hollywood Park, 11430 Chandler Blvd., 5:46 a.m., Memorial Tree Grove in honor of California victims.

Woodland Hills, Warner Ranch Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., 8 a.m., West Valley community ceremony by residents and business representatives.

Sherman Oaks, Fire Station 88, 5101 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 9 a.m., tribute to the L.A. Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue Team.

Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., south lawn, 11:30 a.m., remarks by mayor, Police and Fire departments' chiefs as well as music by a children's choir. At 12:15 p.m., city and community leaders lead a march to the new downtown cathedral.

Los Angeles, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., interfaith service.

Boyle Heights, Candelas Guitars, 2724 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., 2:15 p.m., brief stop for viewing of guitar made in memory of victims and autographed by musicians.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3911 S. Figueroa St., 3 p.m., coliseum caldron will be lighted in memory of the victims.

San Pedro, Angels Gate Park at the Korean Bell, 3701 Gaffey St., sunset ceremony.

Los Angeles International Airport, Theme Building, center of central terminal area, noon, minute of silence and a "circle of unity" around the Theme Building. Two hours free parking in Lots B and C, 96th Street and Sepulveda Boulevard.

Los Angeles, Islamic Center of Southern California, prayer hall, 434 S. Vermont Ave., 5 to 8 a.m., prayers in remembrance of victims and families of those affected by the attacks. Breakfast follows.

Los Angeles, Jackie Robinson American Legion Post Unit 252, George Taylor Room, 2838 Slauson Ave., 8 p.m., remembrance program.

Los Angeles, Aratani/Japan America Theatre Plaza, 244 S. San Pedro St., noon, dance drama choreographed by Jamal, artistic director of the AVAZ International Dance Theatre, which specializes in Iranian dances.

Los Angeles, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration mall area, 500 Temple St., 11 a.m., unveiling of 8-foot sculpture "Towering Memories" that bears victims' names.

Los Angeles, Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., 8:45 a.m., moment of silence, with military and public safety personnel paying tribute to honor victims.

Los Angeles, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., candlelight memorial vigil.

Los Angeles, USC, McCarthy Quad between Leavey and Doheny libraries, through Gate No. 3, Figueroa Street entrance at 35th Street, 5:30 a.m., memorial service includes meditation, prayers and readings. Noon, same location: speakers, music, poetry and a theater piece.

Los Angeles, Southwest College, 1600 W. Imperial Hwy., grassy area near tennis courts, 9 a.m., interfaith program of prayer, music by the International Children's Choir and an adult choir organized by the L.A. County Sheriff's Clergy Council.

Los Angeles, Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary, 1218 Glendon Ave., 7 p.m., dedication of memorial marker and flagpole.

Manhattan Beach, Veterans Memorial Monument, Valley Drive and 15th Street, 6:15 p.m., silent procession led by military and public safety personnel.

Monterey Park, East Los Angeles College, 1301 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., quad area flagpole near administration building, 10 a.m., lowering of flag, moment of silence, remarks by college president.

Newhall, William S. Hart High School auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., 7 p.m., memorial program with performance by a children's choir.

Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Oviatt Library lawn, noon, remembrance program with comments by college president, faculty president and student government president.

Pasadena City Hall, Centennial Square, 100 N. Garfield Ave., 8:46 a.m., a 44-minute abridged version of Mozart's Requiem Mass, performed by Pasadena Pops Orchestra and area choirs. Chairs provided for seniors and the disabled. Preceded by 8:30 a.m. procession of firefighters and police officers from corner of Arroyo Parkway and Union Street to City Hall. Event is part of the Rolling Requiem performed in 20 countries at 8:46 a.m. in every time zone.

Pasadena, Kidspace Children's Museum, 390 S. El Molino Ave., 1 to 5 p.m., children can create drawings about Sept. 11.

Pomona, Westmont Park, 1808 W. 9th St., 6 p.m., remembrance celebration, including a flyover and patriotic music.

Redondo Beach, Veterans Park band shell, 309 Esplanade, 7 p.m., candlelight memorial service with music and the planting of a memorial tree.

Rancho Palos Verdes, Marymount College Auditorium, 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, 7 p.m., international relations scholar Dr. P. Edward Haley reflects on the events of Sept. 11.

Rosemead, Hsi Lai University auditorium, 1409 N. Walnut Grove Ave., 11:30 a.m. to noon, bell choir performance.

San Pedro, Fire Station No. 112, 444 S. Harbor Blvd. at 6th St., 7 a.m., flag presentation, salute by uniformed military and public safety personnel as Fire Department and Coast Guard boats pass.

Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 300, 6:45 p.m., Liberty Garden dedication and patriotic candlelight ceremony.

Santa Monica, west end of pier, 1500 Ocean Ave. at Colorado Avenue, 6:45 a.m., gathering planned by the Santa Monica Bay Interfaith Council.

Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., noon, memorial ceremony with City Hall and county courthouse staff as well as city Fire and Police departments.

Santa Monica, south side of pier, 1500 Ocean Ave. at Colorado Avenue, 7 p.m., ceremony includes music, tributes to emergency workers and survivors. Park in Lot 1 north of the pier at 1550 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Sylmar, Los Angeles Mission College quad, 13356 Eldridge Ave., 12:30 p.m., remembrance ceremony with speakers.

Torrance City Hall, 3031 Torrance Blvd., 10 a.m., outdoor ceremony with city officials, clergy, police officers and firefighters.

Valencia, Honor Grove at College of the Canyons, 26455 N. Rockwell Canyon Road, noon, carillon bells music and signing of remembrance ledger.

Valley Glen, Los Angeles Valley College, Monarch Square, 5800 Fulton Ave., 11 a.m., open dialogue and a moment of silence.

Walnut High School Stadium, corner of La Puente Road and Pierre Road, 7 p.m., service featuring music and speakers.

West Hollywood, 7:30 p.m., candlelight vigil on Santa Monica Boulevard from La Brea Avenue to Doheny Drive, and on Sunset Boulevard from Crescent Heights Boulevard to Doheny Drive. Free candles and flags.

Westwood, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Plaza, in front of Royce Hall, noon, remarks by Chancellor Albert Carnesale, followed by a UCLA Brass Quintet performance. A 7 p.m. vigil, Westwood Plaza at the UCLA Bruin Bear, south side of campus near Ackerman Union and the Ashe Center, featuring music, poetry and speakers.

Whittier City Hall, 13230 Penn St., 7 a.m., prayer service, L.A. County Fire Department honor guard, bagpipe music. From 6 to 8 p.m., program featuring a patriotic band, a choir, guest speakers and a candlelight ceremony.

Woodland Hills, Pierce College, Swisher Park, 6201 Winnetka Ave., noon, commemorative event with speakers.


Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., 8:30 a.m. Vigil hosted by City Council members, Police and Fire departments' chaplains.

Brea Civic & Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Circle, plaza level at the flagpoles, 7:29 a.m. ceremony with Brea police and firefighters.

Buena Park, Sequoia Athletic Club, 7350 Orangethorpe Ave., 7:30 to 9 p.m., memorial with singing, music and speakers, including retired Israeli Gen. Shimon Erem and Dr. Robert Morey, author and senior pastor of Lakewood Faith Community Church.

Costa Mesa, Arlington Theater, Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, noon, memorial service with 21-gun salute, color guards and interfaith speakers.

Fullerton College, 321 E. Chapman Ave., noon, campus quad. "Reaffirmation of Freedom," with welcome message from Mayor Don Bankhead. American flute and drumming group will perform.

Huntington Beach Central Park bandstand, Golden West Street and Talbert Avenue, noon, memorial service hosted by community leaders and local interfaith council.

Huntington Beach, Golden West College Memorial Vigil, 15744 Golden West St., central quad area, 6:30 to 9 p.m., candlelight vigil.

Irvine, Heritage Park Lagoon, 4601 Walnut Ave., corner of Walnut and Yale avenues, 7 to 8:30 p.m., candlelight vigil with music, patriotic readings and food drive.

Laguna Niguel, Crown Valley Community Park, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, 7 p.m., candlelight vigil with flag ceremony, music and presentations to local firefighters and police officers.

Orange, Plaza Park, intersection of Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street in Old Town Orange, 7:30 p.m., candlelight vigil.

Rancho Santa Margarita, Central Park amphitheater, behind Rancho Santa Margarita Library at 30902 La Promesa, 11 a.m., memorial for Marine Gunnery Sgt. Stephen Bryson , a Rancho Santa Margarita resident whose plane crashed during a U.S. operation in Afghanistan.

San Juan Capistrano, Mission San Juan Capistrano, corner of Ortega Highway and Camino Capistrano, 7 p.m., tribute to victims.

Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza, 10 a.m., memorial services in front of firefighters' memorial.

Seal Beach, Main Street and the Pier, dusk, candlelight vigil with community organizations, church groups, Navy color guard and city officials.

Yorba Linda, Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., ceremonies marking the moments that the events occurred: 5:45 a.m., 6:03 a.m., 6:40 a.m. and 7 a.m.


Cathedral City Town Square, 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, 8:45 a.m., remembrance program with local civic, business, military and cultural representatives.

Moreno Valley, Valley View High School football stadium, 13135 Nason St., 6 p.m., ceremony with military flyover and sky-diving crew carrying 1,000-foot-long American flag.

Riverside City Hall Bandstand, 3900 Main St., 11:30 a.m., ceremony features UC Riverside Bagpipe Band; remarks by clergy, educators, military and business personnel; tolling of bells. Water and hand-held flags provided.


Ontario Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Way, 9 a.m. to noon, ceremony honoring members of the Fire and Police departments, representatives from the military and from airlines, music, a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps.

Rancho Cucamonga City Hall, 10500 Civic Center Drive, 6:45 a.m., ceremony with Police and Fire department honor guards and prayers led by the Police and Fire departments' chaplains.

San Bernardino, Arrowhead Credit Union Park, 280 South E St., 5,000-seat interfaith service includes prayer, music by local singers, honor guard appearances and visual displays.

San Bernardino County Government Center, 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., 7:05 a.m., ceremony at base of flagpoles includes ringing of fire bell, flag-lowering, remarks by Board of Supervisors' chairman and county fire chief, release of doves, an audiovisual presentation. Park in lots directly north, east and northeast of the Government Center.


Camarillo, Constitution Park, Paseo Camarillo and North Carmen Drive, 7 p.m., color guard, Gold Coast Pipe and Drum band, Fire Department ceremony, Air National Guard Band of the Southwest and the Channelaire Chorus.

Fillmore City Hall, 250 Central Ave., 7 p.m., tribute to public servants from Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, local government and the military. Event will include songs, prayer and a candle-lighting service.

Ojai, Libbey Park fountain, Ojai Avenue and Signal Street, 7:30 a.m., ceremony with Police and Fire department personnel, elected officials, Girl Scouts and veterans groups. At 7 p.m., an interfaith service.

Ojai, 206 N. Signal St., Suite R, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., National Disaster Search Dog Foundation holds an open house featuring photos of Ground Zero and letters of thanks. The foundation sent 13 dogs to the World Trade Center after the attacks.

Simi Valley, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, 6:45 to 8:30 a.m., police and firefighting agencies, continental breakfast. Admission $3; reservations required. For information, call (805) 522-2977.

Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St., 6:30 p.m., police and fire color guard, 21-gun salute, choir music. Ventura, Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., 10:20 a.m., honor guard, bagpiper, flag-lowering and a flyover by sheriff's helicopter.

Compiled by Times researchers Marjorie Hernandez, Linda Herron, Stephanie Stassel and Tracy Thomas.

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