Hollywood Today: Supervisors to Honor Shervin Lalezary for Arrest in Arson

Also: City Council meets; Tunisian Film Festival kicks off; last day to sign up for emergency preparedness training.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will honor Reserve Deputy Shervin Lalezary, who on Jan. 2 nabbed the arson suspect in a string of Los Angeles-area fires over the New Year's holiday weekend. The board meets at 9:45 a.m. at 500 W. Temple St. Lalezary has received a lot of recognition in the past week following the arrest of the suspect, Harry Burkhart, 24. Most recently, he appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, where he was rewarded with a trip to Australia.

  • The Los Angeles City Council meets at 10 a.m. Among the items up for consideration is a motion to transfer $500,000 in AB1290 funds to Council District 4 salaries and "for funding and support of community services efforts in CD4," points out Hollywood Unbound.
  • The inaugural Tunisian Film Festival kicks off Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Barnsdall Art Gallery Theatre. The three-day festival will screen eight films made before, during and after the revolution in Tunisia that led to democratic elections, reports the Los Angeles Times.
  • Free Community Emergency Response Team training begins tonight. The course covers everything you need to know for the survival of your family, business or school. Classes will be held for the next six Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Community Room at 6501 Fountain Ave. To sign up, contact Art Holmes at 22655@lapd.lacity.org or Sgt. Darrell Davis at 32256@lapd.lacity.org; or call 213-485-4316.

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