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Tom LaBonge News

Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

Tom commemorated what would have been Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday on Friday, by laying a wreath at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tom, who chairs the City Council’s Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee, help-ed launch Los Angeles Arts Month on Monday at the Red Cat Theater in Walt Disney Concert Hall.
If you’re interested in running for a seat on a neighborhood council, January 19th is the filing deadline for election to these councils in Tom’s District:  Atwater Village, Greater Griffith Park, Rampart Village, Silver Lake and Wilshire Center/Koreatown. For more information, call (213)978-0444.


Burbank Chamber of Commerce Events
• Membership Mixer: $10 for members, $15 for prospective members. No reservation necessary—pay at the door!

Thurs. Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30pm
Third and Olive Restaurant
250 E. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA

• Business Connection Lunch: $21.50 for members, $29 for prospective members. Reservations required—register by Thursday (Feb. 4) to be included on the hot sheet! To exhibit at this event, call Kimberly Thompson at (818) 846-3111.

Thurs. Feb. 11, 11:30am-1:30pm
The Castaway Restaurant
1250 Harvard Rd., Burbank, CA

Kitten Adoptions
Adopt a foster kitten. The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter are hosting kitten adoptions in the conference room at the Burbank Animal Shelter every Saturday from 11am-3pm. Rescuing a homeless animal is the right thing to do. Many colors, sizes and personalities to choose from. All kittens have been lovingly raised by the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter and are ready for immediate adoption.

Every Saturday, 11am-3pm
Burbank Animal Shelter
1150 N. Victory Pl., Burbank, CA

For more information, please contact Anne at (818) 469-3937 or cal-mac@pacbell.net.

Welcome to Medicare Sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Rights
A must for those who are preparing to sign up for Medicare benefits. Learn what they cover and how they work with supplemental insurance (Medigaps) and HMOs.

Mon. Jan. 25, 6:30pm
Joslyn Adult Center
1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA
(818) 238-5353


AARP Mature Driving Class at Glendale Memorial Hospital
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is proud to host “AARP Mature Driving Class.” Classes consist of two days of 4 hours each day and is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The classes are held on the second and third Monday of the month from 9am–1pm. Classes are located in the Glendale Memorial Main Auditorium

Every 2nd and 3rd Monday, 9am-1pm
Glendale Memorial Hospital
1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA

For more information and reservations, please call (818) 502-2378.

Glendale Quilt Guild
Glendale Quilt Guild meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Glendale Central Library. The next meeting will be held on January 13, 2010 at 6:30pm with the feature speaker Sylvia Davis “The Ethnic Fabric Quandary.” Meetings are free to members. Fee for non-members is $5.

Wed. Jan. 13, 6:30pm
Glendale Central Library
222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, CA

For more information, visit www.glendalequiltguild.org.

Free Seminar FAQ’S About Medicare at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is proud to host a free seminar, “FAQ’s About Medicare” on Tuesday Jan. 26, from 12-1pm in Glendale Memorial Main Auditorium. Registration is required. Please call (818) 502-2378 to register.

Tues. Jan. 26, 12-1pm
Glendale Memorial Hospital
1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA

Los Angeles

Live a Light-Hearted Life—Rediscover inspiration
Weekly meditation classes presented by Kadampa Meditation Center California with Buddhist Nun Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong starting January 20 through March 31. Live a light-hearted life through practicing Buddha’s teachings on meditation and positive ways of thinking.

Every Wednesday, 7-8:30pm
Kadampa Meditation Center California
1492 Blake Ave., Los Angeles, CA

For more information, call (323) 223-0610.

North Hollywood

North Hollywood Regional Library Events

  • Fay Wray and Bruce Armstrong star in the original adventure classic King Kong on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2pm. Free popcorn and free admission.
  • The Rocketeer starring Bill Campbell and Jennifer Connelly will screen on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 2pm. Free admission and free popcorn.
  • The Man Who Would Be King starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine will screen on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2pm. Free admission.
  • Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and James Coburn defend a small town against vicious outlaws in the classic western adventure The Magnificent Seven on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 2pm. Free admission and free popcorn.

North Hollywood Regional Library is located at 5211 Tujunga Avenue. For information call (818) 766-7185.


Following in the Footsteps of Buddha–Essential advice for Modern Times
Nine classes on Buddhist view, meditation and action starting January 17 through March 14.

Every Sunday, 10:30am-12pm
Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

For more information, call (323) 223-0610.

Santa Clarita

Radio—The Medium That Refuses to Disappear
On Saturday, January 30, 2010, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will be presenting local radio station KHTS co-owner Carl Goldman who will be giving a talk on “The History of Radio Broadcasting” as part of their Lecture Series. The event will be held at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park.

Sat. Jan. 30, 2pm
24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA

Studio City

The Valley University Women…
Meet Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at the Studio City Recreation Center. Refreshments at 12:30pm, business at 1pm and program at 1:30pm.
Dorothy Roberts, well-known throughout the Los Angeles community as an outstanding speaker, will review five current non-fiction books.
The mission of the Valley University Women is to share intellectual pursuits and raise funds for r the college scholarships we issue each year to deserving senior students at San Fernando Valley high schools. Guests are invited.

Tues. Jan. 19, 12:30pm
Studio City Recreation Center
12621 Rye St., Studio City, CA

For more information, call Minette Harris at (818) 763-3086.

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