Tom LaBonge News New Traffic Signal

Please join Councilmember Tom LaBonge and community members as we officially activate the new traffic signal at the intersection of Talofa Avenue & Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 23, at 12:30 p.m.


Compost Recycling Workshops

Burbank residents are rediscovering the satisfaction of restoring the health and productivity of their soil by simply combining the leaf and grass clippings from the yard with food scraps from the kitchen. Workshops are free, fun for the whole family and each Burbank household is given one compost bin (worth $100). Bins are distributed at workshops or at the Burbank Recycle Center. Call to RSVP at (818) 238-3900.

The dates for the workshops are as follows: Feb. 24 from 6:30—8 p.m. at Bret Harte Elementary, located at 3200 W. Jeffries Ave.; March 5 from 10—11:30 a.m. at Burbank Adult School located at 3811 Allan Ave. March 23 from 6:30–8 p.m. at Ralph Emerson Elementary located at 720 E Cypress Ave.


Centennial Commemoration

La Galeria Gitana kicks off the exhibit “Rediscovering San Fernando at 100,” where artists present the historic landmarks and slices of life in the area. It’s part of the centennial commemoration of the City of San Fernando Incorporation, 1911-2011. The exhibit is running now through March 19. For more information, call (818) 898-7708. La Galeria Gitana is located at 120 N. Maclay Ave., Ste. E in San Fernando.


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 Jan. 15 through Feb. 25. The opening reception was Saturday, Jan. 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.

Free Admission Noon Concerts

Every first and third Wednesday of the month, enjoy a little lunch music with the Glendale Noon Concert series. Coming up next is the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra. This is a 12 member ensemble that performs on a range of flutes from piccolo to contrabass flute and ethnic flutes. They’re playing March 2 at 12:10-12:40 p.m. at The Sanctuary in the First Baptist Church of Glendale, located at 209 N. Louise St. (at Wilson) in Glendale. Admission is free.

Two Art Greats Together at Last

The Renaissance was a significant cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life in the early modern period. At Forest Lawn-Glendale, there are many re-creations of works by Renaissance artists Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. In March, as part of its History Comes Alive series, the Forest Lawn Museum will again present “A Visit with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci,” an educational program featuring two of the world’s greatest artists, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Leonardo da Vinci.

Portrayed by accomplished actors Pablo Marz and Carl Weintraub, the two Renaissance artists will engage each other and the audience as they discuss their personal and professional lives and their most exquisite works of art. Following the program, there will be a question and answer segment for the audience. It’s entertaining, educational and free!

“A Visit with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci” takes place on Wednesday and Thursday, March 9 and 10 from 9:30—11 a.m. both days. It will be at the Memorial Terrace in The Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn-Glendale, located at 1712 S. Glendale Ave in Glendale. Though it’s free, space is limited, so reservations are required. RSVP by calling (760) 328-3471 or email slawrence@forestlawn.com.


Saxophone Quartet

The UCLA Gluck Saxophone Quartet will be delighting music-lovers at the Woodland Hills Branch Library on March 5. Join in on the fun for an hour of toe tapping merriment. The musicians will be: Andrew Barnhart, Umut Durson, Christopher Elchico and Ryan Weston. The Woodland Hills Branch Library is located at 22200 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. For more information, call (818) 226-0017


Free CERT Training

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), in partnership with the City of West Hollywood, will host a Community Emergency Response Team Course beginning on Saturday, March 5 in Room Five at the West Hollywood Community Center in Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.

The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training designed to help participants protect themselves, their family, neighbors and neighborhood in an emergency situation. In the CERT training, participants learn to manage utilities and put out small fires; treat medical killers by opening airways, control bleeding, and treat others for shock; provide basic medical aid; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts. All three classes must be attended to receive a course certificate.

To register and for more information, please call (323) 848-6580 or email sberry@weho.org. For the deaf and hard of hearing, please call (323) 848-6496.

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