Honoring Steve Hampar
T12-Community News LaBonge Steve_HamperSteve Hampar, resident of Toluca Lake, was recognized in city council on Tuesday for his true heart and hand to the Toluca Lake community. As the Broker/Owner of Hampar Properties, Steve has helped numerous clients successfully purchase and sell residential and commercial properties throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. During his twelve year career Steve has also served as President of the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce in the past, and has served on the Board of Directors – Toluca Lake Homeowners Association, the Public Safety Committee of the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council, and the Parish Council – St. Peter. Councilmember LaBonge and Council District Four thanks him for his service and dedication to Los Angeles. Steve, you are truly an Angel in the City of Angels! From l, Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Steve Hampar, Councilmember LaBonge.


“New Valley Explores the New World” Spring Concert
The New Valley Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director & Conductor, Dr. A. Phoenix Delgado, will celebrate the arrival of spring with a concert entitled, “New Valley Explores the New World.” Highlighting the program will be Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony Number 9, popularly know as the “New World Symphony.” The program will also feature instrumental interludes from several well-known operas including Georges Bizet’s “Carmen Suite,” Puccini’s Act III Intermezzo from “Manon Lescaut,” and Mikhail Glinkas’s “Overture to Ruslan & Ludmilla.”

The New Valley Symphony Orchestra has been serving the community for over 45 years and continues to be dedicated to providing high-quality concerts at no charge for all audiences. Dr. A. Phoenix Delgado has served as the orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor since 2012.

The concert is free and open to the general public. Free parking is also available for all attendees. For more information, contact NVSOrch.org.

Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills,
6300 Forest Lawn Dr.
Sunday, March 9, 2 p.m.


Free C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) Course

Studio City Neighborhood Council is proudly sponsoring CERT 1 Classes.

This class runs on consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:30—9:30 p.m. Classes are FREE to the public and your CERT instructor will be LAFD Firefighter McKnight. First-Aid/CPR/AED* also offered (fee required*). The information and knowledge you will gain is PRICELESS!

You will learn such basics life-saving skills as:

  • Manage public utility functions and safely put out small fires.
  • How to prevent the three “Medical Killers” by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock.
  • Provide basic emergency medical aid to your neighbor.
  • Search for and rescue accident victims safely.
  • Organize yourselves and other CERT volunteers to be effective rescuers.
  • Collect disaster intelligence to support First Responder efforts.

CBS Studio Center (MPR-9)
4024 Radford Ave.
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.,
from March 6 to April 10

RSVP to: scnc.2014certtraining@gmail.com


Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Programs at North Hollywood Regional Branch Library
Every Saturday in April at 2 p.m. North Hollywood Regional Branch Library will present a program in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The PBS three-part documentary, The Abolitionists will be shown the first three Saturdays. Then Saturday, April 26, the library will present Dr. David Horne of the CSUN Pan African Studies faculty who will discuss the role of California in the Underground Railroad. Actress CeCe Antoinette will portray Sojourner Truth and female Buffalo Soldier, Cathay Williams. To complete the program, soprano, Tammy Jenkins, formerly of the San Francisco Opera will perform spirituals written as code for the Underground Railroad.

North Hollywood Regional Library is one of the nineteen branches, along with the Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library system which has received the grant, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Programs will be presented over the next two years.

Be sure to check the library’s Web site lapl.org for information on upcoming events at all the branches. For more information call the North Hollywood Regional Library at (818) 766-7185.


Maximilian Schell: Tribute to a Survivor
In our tribute to the late great actor, it was printed that Schell was born in Australia when he was originally from Austria. The Tolucan Times regrets this error.


Writers & Photographers Wanted
Are you an outgoing person who’d like to cover the “beat” of the Valley? We’re looking for experienced photographers & writers to profile local businesses in our paper. If you think this is you, shoot us an email: info@tolucantimes.com.

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