TOM LABONGE NEWS
A Statement from Councilmember Tom LaBonge on the Passing of Huell Howser
“A great Californian left us today. Huell Howser was my friend for over three decades, and no one knew this state better. He had a great ability to find fresh faces in old places, and he paid tremendous attention to our incredible California infrastructure. Huell was an advocate for good.”
“I remember introducing him to Charlie Turner, the honorary mayor of Griffith Park, back when Huell was working at KNXT (now KCBS) on human interest stories. I remember seeing him at Musso and Frank’s. But I most remember the day in 2001 when Huell swore me in as a new Councilmember.”
“Just last night, I was watching Huell’s segment on a lighthouse in Del Norte County, which he described with incredible joy. No one can replicate that amazing enthusiasm. We’ve really lost the mother lode of California gold.”
Campo de Cahuenga Presents Layers of History
Campo de Cahuenga will host a re-enactment of the signing of the 1847 Treaty of Cahuenga. The event will include fiesta dancers, a firing of the howitzer cannon, food trucks, and a living history military encampment.
Campo de Cahuenga
3919 Lankershim Blvd.
Sunday, Jan. 13, 12:30—2:15 p.m.
Sister Cities Shine in Tournament of Roses Parade
The Sister Cities of Los Angeles were featured in the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board’s float in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade. The Sister Cities of Los Angeles signpost was prominently displayed on the float with six riders in costume representing Auckland, New Zealand; Guangzhou, China; Mexico City, Mexico; Berlin, Germany; Salvador, Brazil; and Nagoya, Japan. (Above, Councilmember Tom LaBonge stands with the participants.) The float, entitled “Making Connections” for its LAX theme, won the Mayor’s Trophy for most outstanding city entry. Congratulations, Sister Cities of Los Angeles!
Electronic Waste Collection Event at Pasadena Christian School
Recyclable materials include but are not limited to:
- *TVs (LCD, Plasma, CRT)
- *Audio/Video Equipment
- *Cell Phones
- *Miscellaneous Computer Equipment
- *Personal Electronic Devices
- *Automobile Batteries
- *In addition to many other electronic devices
- *No fluorescent light bulbs or hazardous materials (i.e. engine oil, household chemicals, paint, etc.) will be accepted at the collection site.
- Business electronic waste is accepted for free. Please do not drop off e-waste at PCS until the day of the event.
Pasadena Christian School Garfield Parking Lot
(This is the “carline” parking lot behind the school.)
1492 N. Garfield Ave.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.—2 p.m.
Contact PCS Computer Lab Teacher Mr. Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the E-Waste Center for more info.
Pasadena Christian School 6th Grade Visitation
(For incoming 7th grade students)
An excellent opportunity for interested students to tour the campus and visit classes as well as meet our faculty and current students.
— Get to know us over lunch
— Meet our student leaders
— Learn about core & elective classes
Pasadena Christian School
1492 N. Garfield Ave.
Friday, Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m.—2:15 p.m.
Sign up online at www.pasadenachrstian.org.
$1 Million Gift to Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is Largest in its History
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra ended 2012 on an extremely upbeat note, receiving the largest gift in its 44-year history: a $1 million challenge gift from Pasadena residents Terri and Jerry Kohl. Their challenge was met by two anonymous gifts totaling an additional $1 million. The $2 million grand total provides the foundation for LACO’s newly established Cornerstone Campaign, a major gifts and endowment initiative.
Flag Football League
Register now for 5-man all-passing flag football leagues in Van Nuys, San Fernando Valley, and So Pasadena (also Santa Fe Springs). Evening & weekend leagues begin in February. Inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Call toll free to (877) 846-3178 or visit TopGunFlagFootball.com. Must be 18+ to play. Referees needed.