TOM LABONGE NEWS
Council District 4 — represented by Councilman Tom LaBonge — will change a bit as a result of the latest redistricting, which is mandated every decade by the federal government following the U.S. Census count. The Los Angeles City Council has approved the proposed new boundaries for the 15 Council Districts. The City Attorney’s office is currently drafting a formal redistricting ordinance to reflect those new district borders, which will come before the City Council for final approval in May.
Barring any litigation, which has been threatened by a couple of Councilmembers, the new boundaries will take effect before July 1, 2012, so they can be in place in advance of the 2013 Municipal Elections.
Under the proposed new boundaries, Council District 4 will no longer include North Hollywood’s NoHo Arts District along the Lankershim Corridor. The Sherman Oaks area will become part of the 4th District, should the proposed new maps become city law.
“It’s all about neighborhoods,” said Councilman LaBonge, “and the 4th District is made up of great neighborhoods. Redistricting was a process that changes the 4th District, but I’m pleased that it retains many of its core neighborhoods, such as Toluca Lake; and I’m proud to continue to represent many portions of the San Fernando Valley.”
Councilman LaBonge still represents a portion of the Metro Red Line station and some of the Campo de Cahuenga, but is saddened by the removal of North Hollywood from the 4th District.
“It’s hard to let go of any portion of the district because the people there become like part of the family,” added Mr. LaBonge. “But we’ll continue working with all people to make Los Angeles a great city in which to live, work, and play. Our job is to help people. As always, we emphasize public safety, public works, public health, and public education so that we can all continue to enjoy and love Los Angeles.”
African Violet Society
The next monthly meeting of the Burbank African Violet Society is coming up. The program will be on the judging of their “Project Plant.” Guests are always welcome. For more information, please call either (818) 951-3597 or (661) 940-3990.
Magnolia Park United Methodist Church
2828 West Magnolia Blvd.
Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m.
Toluca Lake Elementary School Beautification Day
Students, families, staff, and community members will work together to replant our garden, spruce up the playground, and give some of the toys and classrooms a much needed cleaning. Lunch for volunteers will be provided by the PTA, and is being donated by Togo’s Sandwiches on Pass Avenue. Councilman Tom LaBonge’s office is also sponsoring a portion of the event, providing funding for our grounds staff that day and hopefully stopping by to say hello and receive our thanks. The Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council is also providing plants and equipment for us to use to beautify our school. This is a true community event!
Toluca Lake Elementary
Saturday, April 28, 9-11:30 a.m. (Gardening); 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Lunch)
Free Divorce Workshop
Experts answer your questions. It will be held the second Saturday of every month. RSVP at (818) 348-6700.
The Law Collaborative, APC
21051 Warner Center Ln., Ste. 100
Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.—12 p.m.
Arroyo’s Edge: Greene & Greene Interiors 2012
Participants will have the rare opportunity to visit six privately-owned properties designed by Charles and Henry Greene between 1902 and 1915 that are rarely, if ever, opened to the public. The tour features acclaimed architectural features and design by the masters of the American Arts & Crafts movement. The tour includes the Duncan-Irwin house (1906-08), the Mary Ranney house (1907), the F. W. Hawks house (1906), the Van Rossem-Neill house (1903-06), the Louise T. Halstead house (1905-15), and the James Culbertson garden (1902-14) — in Pasadena’s historic Park Place neighborhood. General Admission is $85 per person; $50 for children under 12. Member Admission is $75 per person.
Park Place Neighborhood, 4 Westmoreland Pl.
Sunday, April 22, 12 Noon—5 p.m.
(Last Entry 4 p.m.)
For tickets visit www.gamblehouse.org or call (626) 793-3334.
A Noise Within Seeks Volunteer Ushers
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, is seeking volunteer ushers for productions of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s The Illusion, and Molière’s The Bungler through May 2012 in its stunning new 33,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Pasadena venue. Ushers assist patrons and house staff during evening and matinee performances. No previous experience is necessary, but friendliness and willingness to help people are key attributes. Ushers are usually needed for a minimum of four hours, and call time is 90 minutes prior to curtain. They are invited to take a seat and watch the performance, but assist with tasks prior to the performance, during intermission, and following the performance. High school students who may need to fulfill required volunteer hours for school are welcome.
A Noise Within is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena. To volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (626) 356-3107, or visit http://anoisewithin.org/getinvolved_volunteer.html.
San Fernando Valley Master Chorale Concert
“Voices Through Time and Eternity” will be presented by the award-winning San Fernando Valley Master Chorale, Premiere Chorale and Orchestra, Terry Danne, Artistic Director.
Representative works by Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Terry Danne, Albert Hay Malotte, and Dwight Elrich will be featured. Bach’s Cantata #4 Christ lag in Todesbanden, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, and Debussy’s Trois Chansons will be presented, along with Mary E. Caldwell’s Of Time and Eternity. The latter piece, which parallels the life of Christ with the seasons, will be conducted by her son, Dr. Donald Caldwell.
Soloists include Lindsay Patterson, Kate Palmer, Joane Franks, Theresa Danne, Michelle Hoisch, Tanya Edwards, Kevin Story, John St. Marie, Michael Louaillier, and Norge Yip.
Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for seniors, and $10 for children 12 and under. Call (818) 753-3306 for information. Purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 800-838-3006.
Plaza del Sol Theater, Cal State University Northridge Campus
18111 Nordhoff St.
Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m.
Ed Asner Reads One-Act Plays
Located in the Reuben Cordova Theatre on the Campus of Beverly Hills High School, THEATRE 40 proudly presents Mr. Edward Asner reading two One-Act plays by Stanley Dyrector, Senior Kiss and Ira & Max. Other actors include Arnold Weiss, Katherine Henryk, Jacqueline Scott, and Scott Facher. There is open seating. Suggested donation is $20.
241 S. Moreno Dr.
Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m.
For reservations, call (310) 364-0535.