The autumnal equinox is on Sept. 22, but you can get a jump on it at the Fall Equinox Silent Auction to benefit Eagle Rock High School on Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (2225 Colorado Blvd.). The event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will be an open house with wine, hors d’ouevres and music. Welcoming remarks are at 7 p.m. You can put in a bid on various goods and services from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Adults only. The silent auction is put on by Eagle Endeavors, a nonprofit group of parents, faculty and community members who raise money to support Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School. The top priority is to buy 400 laptops ($275/device) and 60 projectors ($500/unit).
Art created in 1976 and 1977 at the Mechicano Art Center in Highland Park by (from left) Carlos Almaraz, Guillermo Bejarano and Judithe Hernandez | Photos from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, image courtesy of Highland Park Heritage Trust
Jimmy Gomez, NELA’s Congressmember, is partially visible behind Rep. Jason Crow (center) and Rep. Susan Wild (foreground). Lawmakers who were in the House gallery when the mob reached the chamber had to take cover and await evacuation. | @andyharnik for AP Photo