Meet the L.A. Mayoral Candidates

This November, Angelenos elect a new Mayor. The winning candidate will become the leader of the second largest city in the United States, with nearly four million residents. 

LA’s next mayor will inherit a slew of growing issues: rising homelessness, coronavirus recovery, spiking crime rates, climate change, and much more. Who is best suited for the challenge? 

To help Angelenos answer this question, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, in partnership with Ebell LA, is hosting a 2022 Mayoral Series with the key frontrunner candidates. Live in front of a public audience, the candidates will join us to discuss their campaign’s message, critical issue areas, and distinct plans for the future of our city.

Dan Schnur

The series will be moderated by Dan Schnur, professor of politics at USC, UC-Berkeley, and Pepperdine. Mr. Schnur has been a frequent speaker at OLLI@UCLA programs.

Each session will feature a live audience Q&A, for your opportunity to ask pressing questions of LA’s next mayor.  


Tuesday, February 15th

6:30pm PST 

Free Webinar: Alzheimer’s Research

Belmont Village Senior Living is the presenting sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Research Webinar Lecture Series. This series features presentations by outstanding thinkers and researchers, all previously sponsored by the Aging Mind Foundation. We hope you will register for these free and informative webinar lectures with moderated Q&A to learn more about current Alzheimer’s research, findings and what experts think the future looks like in regards to Alzheimer’s and dementia advancements.

To see all of the presentations and to register, please go here.

Free Webinar: A Guide to a Healthy Brain and Successful Aging

Belmont Village (Senior Living) is offering a free webinar, A Guide to a Healthy Brain and Successful Aging, on Thursday, May 20, at 10am PT.

A Guide to a Healthy Brain and Successful Aging
THURSDAY • MAY 20, 2021
10 AM PT | 12 PM CT | 1 PM ET

SPEAKER: James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Galvin is currently a professor of Neurology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is Founding Director of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, Director and Principal Investigator of the Lewy Body Dementia Research Center of Excellence, and Chief of Cognitive Neurology for Palm Beach and Broward County leading brain health and neurodegenerative disease research and clinical programs. He has authored numerous scientific publications on healthy brain aging, cognitive health, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body dementia, and related disorders.

Join us for an educational webinar on strategies to improve brain health through physical activity, nutrition, mindfulness and more. Dr. James Galvin will discuss the latest research on interventions that combine changes in lifestyle, reducing risks, health promotion, and management of multiple illnesses by using precision medicine. We’ll also learn about a driving factor in Alzheimer’s and dementia research: the search for new ways to develop alternate ways to measure neurodegenerative diseases and preserve brain health.
For questions, contact Stephanie Zeverino at or 954-524-8500.

How To Register Online
On a desktop computer or mobile device, click this link. Register with the online form to receive the meeting information. You will receive an email with event link, meeting ID and password. For help in setting up Zoom or registering, please contact Stephanie Zeverino at

OLLI Instructor Bill Blum to Speak on Panel

OLLI Instructor Bill Blum will be a panelist this Sunday at LA Trade Tech to address the question: Should Donald Trump, the 45th president, be impeached for what the Constitution terms high crimes and misdemeanors?

This past May, he spoke to this topic at Beyond the Headlines, where he opined that it would be unwise for democrats to purse impeachment. As he wrote in

But playing the impeachment card—especially now, ahead of the elections—may not be the best way forward, even with a president as unfit as Trump. If the history of impeachment in America teaches anything, it’s that impeachment can backfire on its proponents. As a remedy for misconduct, it both overpromises and underperforms.

Bill Blum is a former judge and death penalty defense attorney. He is the author of three legal thrillers published by Penguin/Putnam (“Prejudicial Error,” “The Last Appeal” and “The Face of Justice”) and is a contributing writer for California Lawyer magazine, and a columnist with His nonfiction work has appeared in such publications as Crawdaddy magazine, In These Times, The Nation, The Progressive, the ABA Journal, the Orange County Register, the San Jose Mercury News, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and Los Angeles magazine.

He will be joined by:

  • Kevin Mack,  senior partner with Deliver Strategies,  and a former campaign manager, fundraiser and Executive Director of the Democratic Legislative Committee (DLCC),
  • Sharon Kyle. publisher of the LA Progressive, an online social justice daily magazine, and president of Peoples College of Law .

To register, go here.

Free Peer-Led Colloquium February 21st, 2013

Peer-led Learning and Teaching in Osher (PLATO) presents:

Brack Obama, Teofilo Ruiz,Cuban-American Relations: Past, Present and Future”

Teo Ruiz, professor of History at UCLA and 2012 recipient of the National Humanities Medal, left Cuba as a teenager after fighting with, and being imprisoned by, Fidel Castro.  Teo returned to Cuba for the first time in 2012.

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • 12:45 p.m. – Free Refreshments
  • 1:30 p.m. – Program

*Free Parking*

*Free Admission to Skirball Exhibits*

Find out more here.

To RSVP please email

All Osher members are invited to attend.


UCLA political scientist explores downside of oil wealth

Discovering reserves of oil may seem like winning the lottery, but petroleum riches tend to make nations more prone to dictatorships, insurgencies, and economic and gender disparities, UCLA historian Michael Ross argues in a new book.

Ross will be discussing his new book and how oil wealth shapes — and warps — the politics of countries in the Middle East and Africa at a Zócalo Public Square event on Wednesday, March 14, at the Goethe-Institute Los Angeles. For reservations, visit

Read more here.

The May Sarton Award: Honoring Women’s Lives

The May Sarton Award: Honoring Women’s Lives, is sponsored by the Story Circle Network and given annually to the author of the best woman’s memoir published in the United States and Canada. Winners are selected by a panel of professional librarians from works submitted.The 2011 winning author’s name and the title of her book will be announced at Stories from the Heart, the biannual SCN National Memoir Conference, Austin TX, April 13-15, 2012.  Entry deadline for the Award is December 15, 2011. For more details, visit the Story Circle Network website.

Free Clean Air Fair for Seniors

Thursday, September 15, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall B
1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The senior population (55+) is a demographic that has great potential to influence healthy lifestyle changes not only for themselves but their extended family members. This Clean Air Fair for Seniors, offered at no cost to attendees, will foster awareness and increase your understanding of air quality and related health issues and clean technology applications. It will also empower seniors to become active participants in improving air quality as well as provide information on what they can do in their home, neighborhood, and community as well as with their extended family.

Lunch will be provided to all attendees.  Transportation will be provided and coordinated through various participating organizations (senior centers, senior communities, activity centers, etc.). Individuals are welcome and encouraged to attend but they need to register directly using the online registration form.Individuals are also encouraged to take advantage of the transportation provided and coordinated by the AQMD. A week before the event the location of pickup sites and times will be posted on their website; individuals can join their free shuttles at these locations to and from the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Registration check-in commences at 9:00 a.m.

Interactive exhibits and clean vehicle displays with information for seniors will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 2:00 p.m. If you wish to see the type of exhibitors and giveaways that will be present, you can view the list of exhibitors and what they offered at the first Senior Fair by clicking here.

Core program from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. includes:

Dynamic speakers on air quality, respiratory health and clean air technologies
Clean air tips for your home, family and community

Lunch will be served following the core program.

Bus departures will be scheduled between 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.  A return ride for group attendees is guaranteed.

To view or download the September 15, 2011 event flyer, please click here.

To find out more and to register, please click here.