Tom LaBonge News Welcome, Little Bangladesh

There’s a new neighborhood in Los Angeles. Little Bangladesh is a five-block area around 3rd Street and Alexandria Avenue in the heart of the city. Fourth District LA City Councilmember Tom LaBonge says, “Los Angeles is a place that welcomes people from all over the world to come and build their dreams. Naming communities allows all people to take pride in their neighborhood and promotes a “village-like” atmosphere in this great metropolis. We congratulate the organizers who worked so hard to make Little Bangladesh a reality and claim a piece of the great City of Los Angeles.”


Financial Aid

Parents and interested teens are invited to attend a free talk on the “Financial Aid Process and How It Affects College Admission” on Thursday, January 27, at the Studio City Branch Library. The presenter of the presentation is a representative of the Princeton Review. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and will adjourn approximately in an hour. It will be given in the meeting room of the Studio City Branch, LA Public Library at 12511 Moorpark St. in Studio City.


Apply Now

Applications are being accepted through Monday, January 31 by the Burbank City Council for a vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission. Anyone interested in applying for this vacancy can obtain an application form on the City’s website pick up an application in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.

The deadline for submitting an application to the City Clerk’s Office is Monday, January 31. The appointment will be made at the February 15 City Council Meeting. Cultural Arts Commission members serve without compensation; however, members may be allowed travel and other expenses incurred with prior approval of the Commission and the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department Director. No person shall serve on more than one Board, Commission or Committee at the same time.

Art Show

The Creative Arts Center Gallery will present “5 In the Mix” Deconstruction/Reconstruction, featuring the works of seven mixed media artists, February 4 through 24. For more information, call (818) 238-5397. The gallery is located at 1100 W. Clark Ave. in Burbank.


Flag Football League

Register now for the five-man, all passing flag football leagues in San Fernando valley, South Pasadena and Van Nuys/Balboa Park (also Santa Fe Springs). Evening and weekend leagues begin in late January. There will be inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Call toll free to (877) 846-3178 or visit www.topgunflagfootball.com for more information. You must be 18+ to play and references are needed.


Art Exhibition

The Brand Library Art Galleries and curators Renée Martin and Heather Rasmussen are pleased to present Curious Silence, an exhibition that brings together a group of artists working in “silence,” or letting something visual they’ve made speak on their behalf. The exhibit will run from January 15 through February 25. The opening reception was Saturday, January 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, call the library at (818) 548-2051. The library is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. There is ample and free parking.


CANP Meeting

The Tri-Valley Chapter of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) will hold their monthly dinner meeting Wednesday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s in Woodland Hills. Nurse Practitioners, students, and health care professionals are welcome.

California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) is the unifying voice and networking forum for all 15,000 nurse practitioners in California. CANP provides consistency and expert guidance for the profession. There are 21 State Chapters providing job networking, support and education to members.

The Tri-Valley Chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday monthly, serving professionals in the San Fernando Valley & surrounds. There is no cost to attend as a guest and Nurse Practitioner students are especially welcome to attend.

For more meeting information please call the Tri-Valley Chapter at (818) 725-3778, or email trivalleychapter@gmail.com.

CANP’s website is www.canpweb.org.


No Smoking, Please

In an effort to promote public health and limit exposure to second hand smoke, the City of West Hollywood’s City Council has directed its staff to develop a draft ordinance to prohibit smoking in outdoor dining and other public areas. The first review of “An Ordinance of the City of West Hollywood Amending the West Hollywood Municipal Code to Prohibit Smoking in Outdoor Dining and Other Public Areas and Eliminate Existing Regulations that are Duplicative of State Law” [PDF] (Smoking Ordinance) will take place on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The Smoking Ordinance will strengthen the City’s existing regulations protecting public health and improving quality of life for residents and visitors.

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