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Toluca Lake

Tom LaBonge News
Tom joined Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in  Announcing the appointment of Austin Beutner.The City Council unanimously approved Tom’s motion encouraging all Los Angeles residents to support relief efforts in Haiti after this week’s devastating earthquake.
Tom joined Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in announcing the appointment of Austin Beutner, former president of Evercore Partners, as First Deputy Mayor and Chief Executive for Economic and Business Policy. Mr. Beutner, who will work for $1 per year, said his top priority is creating jobs.
Remember that this is a census year, which means the federal government is required by the U.S. Constitution to do an accurate count of the American populace.  Councilmember LaBonge encourages everyone to fill out their easy-to-understand census form, which will be mailed in mid-March.  An accurate count helps determine how many teachers are needed in our classrooms; where to build new roads; how much funding is needed for emergency food and shelter programs; and how many representatives we have in our nation’s capital.

Annual Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Honey Baked Ham
Hosted by the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council and the Public Safety Committee

January 26, 2010 @6:30pm
Honey Baked Ham
10106 Riverside Dr.
(818) 755-7674

Burbank

Walt Disney Pictures’ “John Carter of Mars” Begins Principal Photography in London
Principal photography is underway in London for Walt Disney Pictures’ “John Carter Of Mars.” Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton brings this captivating hero to the big screen in a stunning adventure epic set on the wounded planet of Mars, a world inhabited by warrior tribes and exotic desert beings.  Based on the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Barsoom Series,” the film chronicles the journey of Civil-War veteran John Carter, who finds himself battling a new and mysterious war amidst a host of strange Martian inhabitants.
The stellar ensemble cast is led by Taylor Kitsch (NBC’S “Friday Night Lights”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, Lynn Collins (“50 First Dates,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) as the warrior princess Dejah Thoris and Oscar® nominee Willem Dafoe (“Spider-Man 3,” “Shadow of a Vampire”) as Martian inhabitant Tars Tarkas.  The cast also includes Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways,” Spider-Man 3), Polly Walker (upcoming “Clash of the Titans,” “Patriot Games”), Samantha Morton (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “In America”), Mark Strong (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Body of Lies”), Ciaran Hinds (“Munich,” “There Will Be Blood”), British actor Dominic West (“300,” “Chicago”), James Purefoy (“Vanity Fair,” “Resident Evil”) and Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”). Daryl Sabara (“Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” “Spy Kids”) takes the role of John Carter’s teenaged nephew, Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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

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

Glendale

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.

Los Angeles

The U.S. premiere of “The Posters Came from the Walls”
Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), in association with Gavin Brown’s enterprise, presents the U.S. premiere of “The Posters Came from the Walls” (Depeche Mode fans from around the world), a film by 2004 Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and Nick Abrahams. This timely premiere comes on the heels of Depeche Mode having just been nominated for two Grammy Awards this year with a career that has spanned over three decades; Depeche Mode inspires a worldwide devout following of fans who have turned their love for the band into a lifestyle choice. “The Posters Came from the Walls” tells stories of faith and devotion from around the world in this fascinating and inspired documentary about fandom.  The premiere on Friday, January 29 will be followed by a Q&A with co-director Jeremy Deller.

January 29-30, 2010
Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theater
611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
www.cinefamily.org/calendar/events.html#theposters

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

  • 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.

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