Community will discuss violence

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, the Peace Makers Coalition and North Austin Council invite West Siders from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at 5730 W. Division St. Special guests expected to participate in the event include Ald. Chris Taliafero, Congressman Danny K. Davis and state Rep. Camille Lilly.

What a great day

There was a big turnout last weekend for the pre-Austin POWER 5k walk/run at the Columbus Park Refectory; it was the kickoff for the September event.