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Tom LaBonge News

Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

Please note City offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. Council District 4 offices will re-open on Tuesday, March 30th at 8:30 a.m. Happy Passover to all who observe. If you’d like more information on any of the items below, please visit: www.tomlabonge.com
The City Council approved Tom’s motion to allow city art centers to receive funding through the existing Public Works Improvements Art Program. This program requires that one percent of the total cost of all construction, improvement or remodeling work for each public works capital improvement project undertaken by the City be deposited into the Arts and Cultural Facilities Trust Fund. Until now, arts centers did not receive money from this fund.
The City Council voted unanimously today to send the DWP rate hike proposal back to committee for further review by and recommendations from the Chief Legislative Analyst and City Administrative Officer.
Tom held his sixth Schools Collaborative this week, bringing together school principals, staffs and parents with city officials and non-profit organizations to create better working relationships among them.
The CRA/LA’s Home Ownership Opportunity Program (HOP) offers access to affordable, fixed-rate home loans and up to $75,000 in down-payment assistance. Get started by attending an upcoming homebuyer program workshop. For more information, visit www.eastvalleyhop.org.
The City Clerk needs poll workers for neighborhood council elections.
Have a great weekend and continue to enjoy and love Los Angeles!

Woodland Hills

Philharmonic Choir & Chorale
The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale, Terry Danne, conductor, presents the third offering of their 20th anniversary season with Carl Orff’s exciting “Carmina Burana” on Saturday, April 10th, at 8 P.M. at Pierce College’s Theater on the Hill, located at 6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills. Joined by the Valley College Philharmonic Choir, Michael H. Arshagouni, conductor, in their second collaboration, this program also includes opera choruses and solo numbers. Guest soloists include Amber Peters and Edward Levy.
This performance bears special significance to the Chorale, as it was their inaugural concert in 1998 combining singers from 15 different choirs for the opening of the Los Angeles’ Madrid Theater. Under the direction of Terry Danne, former conductor with the City of L.A.’s Bureau of Music, the event was televised on Valley public access. The show was delayed due to the overwhelming audience response and was sold out.
As a special incentive, a question and answer period will be led by Dr. Arshagouni, and Mr. Donald Caldwell, SFVMC Assistant Conductor and former Music Director at Cal Tech in Pasadena.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students and children 12 and under. Please call 818-753-3306 for directors and information. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketweb.com or by phone at 866-468-3399. Keyword: “San Fernando Valley Master Chorale.”


2nd Annual Kidspace Egg Hunt
Hundreds of eggs are hidden in the Kidspace Gardens just waiting to be found! Egg baskets will be provided. Children under 4 years of age will have their own special Egg Hunt at 10:30 A.M., and children ages 5-10 will hunt for eggs at 11:30 A.M. Participate in other activities throughout the day including decorating an egg basket (provided by Kidspace for the hunt) and making bunny ears. Egg Hunt is $4 per child. (Does not include museum admission.)

Sunday, April 4
10:30 A.M. & 11:30 A.M.
480 North Arroyo Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103

For more information call (626) 449-9144.


Burbank Kiwanis For Fun Proudly Presents its 11th Annual Car Show and Arts and Crafts Fair
Vintage cars, music, vendors and great food. The Club will serve its famous pancake breakfast, followed by lunch of burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and the best fries this side of the Mississippi. You do not want to miss this event! It is a great way to spend a Sunday with your family.

Sunday, April 25, 2010
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Johnny Carson Park

To exhibit your vehicle, be a vendor or for more information, please call Tony and Donna Wade at home (818) 846-8487 or Tony’s cell (818) 822-2901.

West Hollywood

“Laugh-In” Stars Reunion at Comedy Store For Charity
The stars of TV’s classic hit comedy “Laugh-In” are slated to appear and pay tribute to one of the show’s stars, Lily Tomlin, in a benefit for the Voice For The Animals Foundation on Thursday, April 8th, at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood. The star-studded event begins at 6:00 p.m. and will feature a “green carpet” for celebrity arrivals along with a reception, silent auction, a VIP room and gourmet vegetarian delights and delicious cruelty-free deserts. At 7:30 p.m., non stop laughter will ensue as some of the greatest comics past and present take to the stage at the legendary Sunset Strip comedy landmark. Proceeds from the event will benefit Voice for the Animals Foundation and will go to the many dogs and cats that lost their homes in the ongoing foreclosure crisis.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available online at vftafoundation.org or by calling (310) 581-1585.

The Comedy Store is located at 8433 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069. For information call Susan Tellem, APR at 310-313-3444 or email at stellem@tellem.com.

North Hollywood

North Hollywood Regional Library

  • Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Ronald Colman star in the romantic comedy triangle “The Talk of the Town” on Thursday, April 15 at 2:00 PM. Free admission and free popcorn.
  • Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason and Mickey Rooney star in Rod Serling’s classic boxing drama “Requiem for a Heavyweight” on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the North Hollywood Regional Library. Free admission.

North Hollywood Regional Library is located at 5211 Tujunga Avenue. For information call (818) 766-7185.

Los Angeles

“Elmo Imagines” In Los Angeles!
Imagine you could be anything or go anywhere! It’s as easy as 1-2-3 when Elmo, Abby Cadabby and friends show us how they discover the power of imagination when Sesame Street Live “1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends” performs at the following L.A. area venues:

Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario
(May 14 – 16);
Terrace Theater in Long Beach (May 20 – 23);
Fred Kavli Theater at
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (May 27 – 30);
and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (June 4 – 6).

For more information, call 909-244-5600. To charge tickets by phone, please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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