TOM LABONGE NEWS
A Brand New Fire Station for Hollywood
Councilman LaBonge helped the Los Angeles Fire Department celebrate the Grand Opening of Fire Station 82 at the corner ofHollywood BoulevardandVan Ness Avenueon June 2. Also on-hand for the ceremony were Fire Chief Brian Cummings,Los Angeles’ Chief Engineer Gary Lee Moore, Fire Commission President Genethia Hudley Hayes, and Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security Eileen Atkins.
Hundreds of people from the community turned out for the dedication ceremony, which featured food and entertainment, static displays of fire, and rescue equipment, as well as a chance to tour one ofSouthern California’s newest fire stations.
“82’s” is a safe, appealing, and energy-efficient facility which has underground parking, a “green” rooftop, and three-story construction. Four firefighters and two firefighter/paramedics will work each day at the new fire station 82, serving a 2 square-mile area that comprises high density and commercial and residential properties, the busy 101 freeway, the Red Line subway corridor, television studios, entertainment venues, tourist sites, and a portion of massive Griffith Park and the iconic “HOLLYWOOD” Sign.
Stand Up for Animals!
Voice for the Animals Foundations is having their annual Stand Up for Animals!, a night of comedy with Rainn Wilson, Peter Berman, Bil Dwyer, and others at a private home in Venice. Tickets are available at www.vftafoundation.org. All proceeds go to help the animals we rescue and adopt out to families.
Saturday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.
Robert Litz’s funny and explosive new play receives its world premiere as part of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe. Directed by Stefan Lysenko, Cycles stars Emmy-nominated stage/screen veteran Alan Rosenberg opposite one ofL.A.’s hottest young talents, Dominic Rains.
Set in a Boston Fitness Club, Cycles flings us into the arena of the eternal conflict between youth and age. Andrew “Buzz” Burzini (Rains) and Jake Weisz (Rosenberg) are the only two patrons: Accidental encounter? Fated rendezvous? Or a well-laid deathtrap?
Theatre Asylum Lab
6320 Santa Monica Blvd.(West of Vine)
Saturday, June 16, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 17, 1 p.m.; Tuesday, June 19, 10 p.m.; Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 at the Hollywood Fringe website: http://hff12.org/817.
SAG-AFTRA Radio Plays: Celebrating the “R” in SAG-AFTRA
A Tribute to the Golden Age of Radio in partnership with Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
It’s that time of year, when you let your ears do the watching and allow your imagination to take control….
This cycle will feature three classic radio plays that you are sure to enjoy, Arsenic & Old Lace, The Thin, and Dragnet (as developed by the comic genius of Stan Freeberg). Come entertain your ears with an evening of radio at the Wells Fargo Theater with Autry members, SAG-AFTRA members, entertainment industry and radio play aficionados! RSVP today, this event is open to everyone and seating is limited!
TheAutryNationalCenter, Wells Fargo Theater
Thursday, June 14, 7:30 p.m.
4700 Western Heritage Way
Please RSVP Name and Event Title to www.sag.org//branches/hollywood/events. (Please note: You will not receive an immediate response to your RSVP. However, an email confirmation will be sent to you a few days prior to the event.)
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Annual Valley Mega Mixer
The United Chambers of Commerce, along with 16 SFV Chambers, presents the Annual Valley Mega Mixer, where you can connect with hundreds of business-makers in one night. Hosted by Galpin Ford, there will be lots of great networking opportunities.
Galpin Ford “Collections Room”
15600 Roscoe Blvd.
Thursday, June 28, 6-8:30 p.m.
Register early by calling (818) 981-4491.
Burbank African Violet Society
The next monthly club meeting of the Burbank African Violet society is coming up. There will be a guest speaker “Mike” from Green Arrow Nurseries. Mike will be giving the program on caring for your garden flowers. Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings.
2828W. Magnolia Blvd.
Thursday, June 21, 10 a.m.
For more information, please call (818) 951-3597.
Le Pet Affair Adoption Events
This is a big pet adoption event with over 130 adorable dogs, cats, and other animals available for adoption from many different rescue groups and animal shelters. The event is always on the second Sunday of each month!
14201 Huston St.(Corner of Huston and Hazeltine)
Sunday, July 8, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
For more info about the events, please visit: www.evidenceoflove.org.