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Tom LaBonge News

Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

Greetings! Hollywood residents have two events this weekend to be aware of. An anti-war march will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2010 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hollywood Blvd, between Vine St. and Orange Dr., will be impacted by rolling street closures. Approximately 1,000 to 3,000 participants are expected to assemble at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St. at 7 a.m. and begin marching west on Hollywood Blvd. at 12 noon. The march will continue along Hollywood Blvd. to the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Orange Dr. Marchers are expected to disband around 6 p.m.
On Sunday, March 21st, the 25th Los Angeles Marathon will trek along a new route from Dodger Stadium to the Pacific coast. See the attached flier for information about street closures.
Councilmember LaBonge hosted a field trip for about 100 third graders and their parents last Saturday. Fourth District buses shuttled students from Vine Street, Los Feliz and Lankershim elementary schools to the Central Library downtown. Students were treated to a book reading and puppet show as part of the Councilmember’s Love a Library program.
Census forms were mailed out last week. Please fill them out and return them so that Los Angeles receives the federal funding it is due. For more information visit, www.lacounts2010.org
A dead bird found in Silver Lake has tested positive for West Nile Virus, which can infect humans and is potentially fatal. For information on West Nile Virus, visit: www.lawestvector.org/WestNileVirus
Thanks to everyone who has donated to the Save the Peak campaign, including the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, The Oaks Homeowners’ Association, the Cahuenga Pass Property Owners Association and the Spaulding Square Neighborhood Association. Hollywood studios and stars also announced a combined $3 million donation to the effort last week. And Beachwood Canyon residents held a bake sale “Pies for the Peak,” which netted a quick $1,800 last Saturday. Councilmember LaBonge and the Trust for Public Land still need $3 million to reach their goal of $12.5 million to save Cahuenga Peak from development and preserve the pristine natural hillside just west of the Hollywood sign. For more information, visit: www.savehollywoodland.org
Have a great weekend and continue to enjoy and love Los Angeles.


Free Community Event: Mortgage Assistance Seminar Presented By The Rich Group
Are you or someone you know falling behind on their mortgage payments? Come for a FREE seminar including FREE legal and tax advice. Limited seating available, call today to RSVP.

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 1-2pm, Keller Williams Realty 15531 Ventura Blvd Suite #100, Encino, CA 91436. For more info and to RSVP : 818.380.5202

Edward Jones Hosts Social Security and Finance Seminar
Theodore Leavengood, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Burbank, is hosting a “Social Security and Finance” seminar, a unique event for investors that mixes an educational investment seminar with a Social Security presentation.
Theodore Leavengood will be joined by Veronica Diaz from Social Security Administration for the Social Security presentation. During the event, Theodore Leavengood will discuss retirement planning.

The event will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 6 2010 at Malbec Restaurant 10151 Riverside Drive Toluca Lake, 91602. Seating is limited. For more information, contact our office at 818-295-3778.


Pinocchio bursts onto our stage with all the fun and excitement you’ve come to expect from our Glendale Centre Theatre’s Children’s Theatre Program. Join the lovable puppet and his loyal companion Smudge in their fantastic adventures as Pinocchio tries to learn how to become a real boy. Along the way, they’ll have to escape the clutches of more than one dastardly villain, including a clever and crafty fox and the mean Mama Lasagna! But when there’s trouble, they can always call on the magical Fairy Blue, who always comes to the rescue! With colorful costumes, great special effects and fun music, it’s a hit show for the whole family to enjoy – no strings attached!

February 20th – June 16th, 2010
Saturday Mornings at 11:00 AM
Call (818) 244-8481 for more information.


Hop Into Spring at the Egg-cellent Magnolia Bicycle Tour and Treasure Hunt
Kids and families are invited to hop on a bike and take a spin through the charming Magnolia Park neighborhood at the Egg-Cellent Magnolia Bicycle Tour and Treasure Hunt, Saturday, April 3 from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. The event is free and open to the public.
When riders register at Chandler Bikeway and California Street, they will receive an egg-cellent gift and treasure map filled with tempting treats. They will also be able to participate in a bicycle and helmet decorating contest, enjoy free bicycle check-ups courtesy of the Burbank Recycle Center, learn road safety tips from Burbank Bike, join in free arts and crafts activities, and check out other community based organizations.
Once riders complete their self-guided treasure hunt and get stamped at 10 locations, they will be automatically entered to win incredible grand prizes from Magnolia Park merchants (drawing at 7:00 P.M. – winners need not be present to win)
The event offers a rare (and free!) chance for kids and families to combine outdoor fun with exercise and explore an attractive neighborhood packed with exceptional boutiques and eateries.
The Egg-Cellent Magnolia Bicycle Tour is presented by Magnolia Park Partnership, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the Magnolia Park District. The area includes an established residential neighborhood of more than 3,000 homes and hundreds of community serving businesses on Magnolia Boulevard between Buena Vista and the city limit, and Hollywood Way between Clark and Chandler. Other events produced by the Magnolia Park Partnership include Be-Boppin’ in the Park in August and Holiday in the Park in November.
Additional sponsors include Burbank Bike, a City of Burbank sponsored program aimed at promoting bicycling as an environmentally sustainable transportation alternative that serves as a simple method to reduce traffic congestion, and the Public Works Burbank Recycle Center, leading the way to Zero Waste.
For further information on the Egg-Cellent Magnolia Bicycle Tour, please call 818.238.5180 or visit www.magnoliaparkburbank.org

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Getty Center News

  • March 23–June 20, 2010 – This major international loan exhibition explores a little-known facet of Leonardo’s talents: his activity in the field of sculpture. The exhibition examines his working method of sketching ideas and notes for his three-dimensional works—which do not survive—and presents sculptures by masters such as Donatello, Verrocchio, and Rustici.
  • March 24–July 5, 2010 – Celebrating the 2010 bicentennial of Mexican independence, this exciting new exhibition explores the parallels between two great empires, the Aztec and the Roman. The first-ever display of non-Western art at the Getty Villa, The Aztec Pantheon features masterworks of Aztec art as well as the fabled Florentine Codex.

Meditation Class: Still Your Mind
Our lives are so complicated and dissatisfying. In our relentless search for happiness, we use our time and energy seeking so many different things. We want to change our job, our partner, our home, our situation – but until we change our restless discontented mind, we will never find the happiness we seek. If we are contented, we are happy all the time.
In this course, Gen-la Dekyong will share with us Buddha’s practical advice on how to overcome our problem of discontentment, and enjoy the peace and satisfaction that can only come from learning to still our restless mind.

Kadampa Meditation Center
1492 Blake Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90031
Time: Saturday, April 3, 2010 10am – 2pm
Contact: (323) 223-0610 or
Website: www.meditateinla.org

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