TOM LABONGE NEWS
St. Andrew’s Stairway Lights Up As Night Falls
The public stairway north of Immaculate Heart High School on St. Andrew’s Place was illuminated for the first time on Jan. 6 in a ceremony held as the sun set. Above, Councilmember Tom LaBonge poses with Bureau of Street Lighting Director Ed Ebrahimian (right) and local stakeholders. It is believed that plans to install lighting were thwarted by the Great Crash of 1929. Now, 84 years later, lighting has finally been put into place, which will provide a huge benefit to the community. “It only takes a couple of lamp posts to make a big difference,” Councilmember Tom LaBonge said.
City of Los Angeles Declares Carol Burnett Day
Councilmember Tom LaBonge honored Hollywood High alumnus Carol Burnett for the joy she has brought to so many on Thursday night at an event in Hollywood. The City of Los Angeles declared it “Carol Burnett Day” in a proclamation, and the intersection of Highland and Selma was renamed “Carol Burnett Square.” The effort was done in conjunction with a fundraiser for Hollywood High’s arts programs.
LAPD Hollywood Blood Drive Asks for Your Donation
You are invited to the LAPD Hollywood Blood Drive. To make your life-saving appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code LAPDHollywood or call (213) 485-4316. All donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt and coupons for a free appetizer at Mimi’s Cafe and complimentary admission for two to the Laugh Factory.
First Floor Community Room
6501 Fountain Ave.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 8 a.m.—2 p.m.
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
Garfield Parking Lot (This is the “carline” parking lot behind the school.)
1492 N. Garfield Ave.
Friday, Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m.—2:15 p.m.
Sign up online at www.pasadenachrstian.org.
Robert Moore: Light and Dark
The work of ceramic artists Peter Voulkos, Hans Coper, Roseline Delisle, and George E. Ohr challenged the idea of the vessel and its traditional characteristics of utility through geometric abstraction, handmade mechanical precision, and virtuosity over material. Their influence, within my practice as an artist potter, inspired interest in the utilitarian pot used solely for display. These “pots on display” can be taken off the mantle and used, but something else provided is of greater importance. This led me to a closer consideration of visual cues that signify “containership.”
Containership is a generic term for defining the purpose of a vessel. The context with which I am using this word will not be found in any dictionary, but appropriately denotes the capacity a vessel has for containment.
I was taught that the true form of a vessel lies within the interior shape, and trimming should be a realization of that shape mirrored on the exterior. The inside of a vessel relating to the outside is an expectation of “containership.”
Robert earned his Masters Degree of Fine Arts from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York.
Creative Arts Center Gallery
1100 W. Clark Ave.
For more information call (818) 238-5397.
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.
Disney’s Peter Pan at El Capitan
In celebration of its 60th Anniversary release, Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre is thrilled to present Walt Disney’s animated classic Peter Pan along with a never-before-seen episode of Disney Junior’s “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” This exclusive engagement features an onstage live appearance by Jake of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” at every showing. Guests can also pre-order Disney’s Peter Pan Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack available nationwide on Feb. 5.
El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Jan. 11—Feb. 7
For tickets or more information, call (818) 845-3110 or visit elcapitan.go.com.