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TOM LABONGE NEWS

Save the Date: Los Angeles River Fun Run Coming
The second annual Los Angeles River Fun Run will be held May 5, 2013. Early registration continues from now until March 31. For more information on the event, which is sponsored by Councilmember Tom LaBonge, visit lariverfunrun.com. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the organizations that restore and protect the Los Angeles River.

Los Angeles’ Cultural Mapping to Be Discussed at Los Feliz Library
Artist and writer J. Michael Walker will speak on “The City in My Mind: A Literary Mapping of Los Angeles” at the Architecture & Beyond Lecture Series.

Los Feliz Library
1874 Hillhurst Ave.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:45—7:45 p.m.

For more information, call the Los Feliz Branch Library at (323) 913-4710.

Zoo Drive to Close to Through Traffic Beginning Feb. 20
Construction by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will require Zoo Drive to be closed to through traffic between the L.A. Live Steamers Museum and Riverside Drive beginning Feb. 20 through June 2013. Travel Town and L.A. Live Steamers will be open during construction, and local access will be maintained for the park and museum parking lots. Additionally, a 12-foot wide multi-use lane will provide access for pedestrians, cyclists, and emergency vehicles through the closed portion of Zoo Drive. For more information, please call (213) 367-3758.

TOLUCA LAKE

Toluca Lake Players Audition
HI-DE-HO, HEP CATS & KITTENS! Come and audition for The Toluca Lake Players’ latest production – a 1940s mystery theater “radio” show comedy, entitled It Was a Dark & Stormy Night. We’re looking for both men and women, 30’s—50’s for several roles. Just bring a resume, a head shot, and don’t forget to “Buy Bonds!”

Taber Hall
4301 Cahuenga Blvd. (corner of Cahuenga & Whipple Street) Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5—7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23, 2—5 p.m.

BEVERLY HILLS

Third Annual “Litigation Awards Dinner”
The Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), heralded for championing access to justice, an independent judiciary, and the Rule of Law, honors two legal luminaries at the Third Annual “BHBA Litigation Awards Dinner.” The Hon. Christina A. Snyder, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, receives the “Ronald M. George Award for Judicial Excellence,” named for the former California Supreme Court Chief Justice who retired in 2011. Marshall B. Grossman, a highly respected trial lawyer and partner of the Los Angeles-based law firm Bingham, receives the “Excellence in Advocacy Award,” which honors a trial lawyer whose case successes have resulted from expert legal skills, unique trial strategy and courtroom teamwork, and who also gives back to the legal profession and the community.

The Beverly Hills Bar Association, serving the Los Angeles region since 1931, is the sixth largest bar association in California with more than 5,500 members. Its mission is to serve its members, to lead the legal profession, and to advocate for justice in the community.

Tickets for the Third Annual “Beverly Hills Bar Association Litigation Awards Dinner” are $195 per person ($225 after Feb. 11).
Montage Beverly Hills
225 N. Canon Dr.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m.

For tickets and information call (310) 601-2422 or visit bhba.org.

PASADENA

Fifth Annual Pasadena Festival of Women Authors
This prestigious event features four award-winning Southern California authors – Aimee Bender, Bo Caldwell, Gabrielle Pina, and Kathleen Sharp. Reyna Grande, who was chosen as the 2013 Writer-in-Residence for the program at Pasadena City College, will be the kick-off speaker. She was one of the Festival’s featured writers in 2010.

The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors brings together a group of diverse and well-published Southern California female authors to discuss their work with a group of enthusiastic people whose love of literature inspired the event. Their work includes fiction, non-fiction, and plays. The festival provides an intimate setting where authors and guests will be able to interact with each other and authors will be available to answer questions and sign their books for guests.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pasadena Senior Center and the Pasadena City College Writer-in-Residence program. In the last four years, the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors has generated nearly $90,000 in donations. Last year from proceeds of the event, $2,000 was given to Pasadena City College to fund their first Writer-in-Residence program. Tickets for the festival are $85 per person and include lunch. Reserved tables of 10 are $1,000.

Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly St.
Saturday, March 9, 9:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.

Visit pasadenafestivalofwomenauthors.org for more information.

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