Dec. Topic Time Sponsor Place Fee Information

20 Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Meeting 9:00 a.m. L.A. Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment City Hall East, 200 N. Main St. #316, L.A. Free (213) 847-1269

20 SAGE (50+) Job Seeker Group 9:00 a.m. Jewish Vocational Service 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills $50 (818) 464-3222

20 Christmas Tree Fire and Safety Tips 9:30 a.m. L.A. County Fire Department 108 N. Fremont Ave., L.A. Free (323) 881-2413

20 Budgeting 101 6:30 p.m. Consumer Credit Counseling Service 500 Citadel Dr. #300, L.A. Free (800) 750-2227

21 Developing Your Business Plan 9:00 a.m. Service Corps of Retired Executives 330 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale $20 (818) 552-3206

21 Skills Assessment Workshop 11:00 a.m. Jewish Vocational Service 5700 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. $25 (323) 761-8888

21 Arts and Entertainment Networking Group 2:00 p.m. Jewish Vocational Service 5700 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. $50 (323) 761-8888

22 Tools for Today's Job Market 10:00 a.m. 40-Plus of Southern California 3450 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Free (213) 388-2301

22 Interviewing Skills Workshop 1:00 p.m. Jewish Vocational Service 5700 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. $25 (323) 761-8888

23 High Performance Interviews 9:00 a.m. Jewish Vocational Service 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills $25 (818) 464-3222

23 SAGE (50+) Job Seeker Group 1:30 p.m. Jewish Vocational Service 5700 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. $50 (323) 761-8888

26 Opening Day at the Races Noon Santa Anita Park 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia $5 (626) 574-RACE

27 Budgeting 101 6:30 p.m. Consumer Credit Counseling Service 16800 Devonshire St., #301, Granada Hills Free (800) 750-2227

27 Piggy Banks to Portfolios 6:30 p.m. Consumer Credit Counseling Service 500 Citadel Drive #300, Commerce Free (800) 750-2227

28 Forklift Operator Safety Certification 8:00 a.m. Occupational Safety Training Systems 3333 Brea Canyon Road #101, Diamond Bar $50 (909) 468-3602

28 Rose Bowl Fan Fest 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles Times 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena Free (626) 449-4100

28 Tournament of Roses Float Viewing 11:00 a.m. Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Rose Palace, 835 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena $3 (626) 793-9911

28 Arts and Entertainment Networking Group 2:00 p.m. Jewish Vocational Service 5700 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. $50 (323) 761-8888

28 Piggy Banks to Portfolios 6:30 p.m. Consumer Credit Counseling Service 2501 Cherry Ave. #260, Long Beach Free (800) 750-2227

4 Building a High-Margin Product Strategy 8:00 a.m. UCLA Extension 10995 Le Conte Ave. #542, L.A. $895 (310) 825-3344

5 Building a Network 10:00 a.m. 40-Plus of Southern California 3450 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Free (213) 388-2301

5 ABCs of Exporting/Importing 1:00 p.m. Center for International Trade Development 375 S. Main St. #101, Pomona $25 (909) 629-2247

5 Banking in the Year 2000 5:30 p.m. Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce 2601 Main St., Santa Monica Free (310) 393-9825

6 Lean Product Development 8:00 a.m. UCLA Extension 10995 Le Conte Ave. #542, L.A. $895 (310) 825-3344

6 Creative Sales Through Management 9:30 a.m. Service Corps of Retired Executives 3600 Wilshire Blvd. #L-100, L.A. $20 (818) 552-3206

7 Access to Capital: SBA and Other Options 2:00 p.m. Small Business Development Center 10221 Compton Ave. #103, L.A. Free (213) 473-5111

10 Corporate and Business Tax Planning 9:00 a.m. USC Law School Inst. on Federal Taxation Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. $500 (213) 740-2582

10 Getting Financing for Your Business 9:30 a.m. Service Corps of Retired Executives 330 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale $20 (818) 552-3206

11 Real Estate and Partnership Tax Planning 9:00 a.m. USC Law School Inst. on Federal Taxation Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. $500 (213) 740-2582

11 Start-Up Business Orientation 10:00 a.m. Small Business Development Center 1015 N. Lake Ave. #100, Pasadena Free (626) 398-9974

12 Estate Planning 9:00 a.m. USC Law School Inst. on Federal Taxation Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. $500 (213) 740-2582

12 Sumner Redstone Noon Town Hall Los Angeles Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd. $40 (213) 628-8141

12 Start-Up Business Orientation Noon 10221 Compton Ave. #103, L.A. Free (213) 473-5111

12 International Business Resources 1:00 p.m. Center for International Trade Development 375 S. Main St. #101, Pomona Free (909) 629-2247

12 Access to Capital: SBA and Other Options 6:00 p.m. Small Business Development Center 330 N. Brand Blvd. #190, Glendale Free (818) 552-3322

12 Legal Issues For Photographers 7:00 p.m. California Lawyers for the Arts 1527 Fourth St., Santa Monica $15 (310) 998-5590

13 Pre-Qualification Program (in Spanish) 11:00 a.m. Small Business Development Center 375 S. Main St. #101, Pomona Free (909) 629-2247

14 Legal Issues and Small Business 10:00 a.m. Small Business Development Center 500 Citadel Dr. #213, Commerce Free (323) 887-9627

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