Tom LaBonge News
Greetings! Six Hollywood Hills neighborhood groups held a Save Cahuenga Peak rally/bake sale with Tom at Lake Hollywood Park this Saturday, April 10. Thank you to everyone who is pitching in to help.
Tom is working with the Trust for Public Land to raise $12.5 million to obtain the peak, 138-acres of open space just west of the Hollywood sign, to expand Griffith Park. Over $9.6 million has come in so far. We need to raise the remaining $2.9 million by the fast-approaching April 14th deadline to protect this pristine vista from development. For more information on this important campaign, visit www.savehollywoodland.org.
Thank you to the following neighborhood groups for their generous contributions to the effort to Save Cahuenga Peak: Argyle Civic Association; Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Association; Cahuenga Pass Property Owners Association; Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council; Hollywoodland Homeowners Association; Los Feliz Improvement Association; Mount Olympus Property Owners Association; Oaks Homeowners Association; Spaulding Square Neighborhood Association.
Tom will co-sponsor the East Valley YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day at North Hollywood Park on Saturday, April 17, 2010, 10am-2pm.
Big Sunday, a citywide Day of Service established in 1999 at Temple Israel of Hollywood, will be held this year on the weekend of May 1 and 2. Eight great Big Sunday projects are happening this year in Council District 4.
Visit www.tomlabonge.com to find out when and where you can help lend a hand.
The 3rd Annual L.A. Heritage Day was Sunday, April 11 from 11am – 2pm at the Heritage Square Museum at 3800 Homer Street (Los Angeles, CA 90031). Visit www.bit.ly/LAHeritage to learn more and to download a flyer for free admission to this great annual event.
Have a wonderful weekend. Let’s continue to enjoy and love Los Angeles!
Larry L. Maxam Memorial Park Dedication Ceremony
Please join us for the renaming of Pacific Park in honor of Corporal Larry L. Maxam, Medal of Honor Recipient, posthumously. Ceremony will include entertainment, guest speakers, unveiling of the new park signage, and much more.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Pacific Park (3715 Pacific Ave.)
For more information, call
Burbank Fine Arts Festival
Don’t miss the Downtown Burbank Fine Arts Festival on Saturday & Sunday, April 24 & 25 when more than 100 established artists join with emerging talent from the Burbank Unified School District and other schools in support of the Burbank Arts Education Foundation. This amazing event unites one of the region’s most acclaimed arts festivals with a great cause: supporting art in Burbank schools. An entire city block on Orange Grove between 1st Street and Third Street will be devoted to the very best in student art, both visual and performing, including lots of opportunities to participate and get involved in the arts. In addition, San Fernando Boulevard between Olive and Magnolia will be filled with award-winning painters, ceramicists, photographers, jewelry makers, chalk artists, roving entertainers and more.
A Look at the Ring Cycle
On Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 2 p.m., the Brand Library will be hoesting an opera talk titled A Look at the Ring Cycle, L.A. Opera Style. The talk will be given by a Los Angeles Opera Speaker Bureau member Steve Kohn. Admission is free.
Brand Library is located in northwestern Glendale at 1601 W. Mountain Street. Admission to galleries and reception is free and open to the public. There is ample free parking. Call 818-548-2051 for additional information.
Daily News Editor at Homeowners Association
Carolina Garcia, Editor of the Daily News, will be the featured speaker at a community meeting of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association on Wednesday evening, April 21, 2010. The meeting will start at 7:15 p.m. and be held at Notre Dame High School, located at 13645 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks.
Richard H. Close, President of the Association, indicated that community newspapers are extremely important to residents and businesses.
“The Daily News has always been in the forefront of explaining to San Fernando Valley residents the problems and solutions. What is the future of community newspapers? How can the Daily News enhance the quality of life in Sherman Oaks and surrounding communities? We look forward to meeting with Daily News Editor Carolina Garcia to discuss these important topics,” Close stated.
Area residents and businesses are invited to this free community meeting.
North Hollywood Regional Library
- Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor star in the classic Dashiell Hammett detective thriller THE MALTESE FALCON, directed by John Huston, on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 2:00 PM. Free admission and free popcorn.
- The UCLA Gluck Jazz Ensemble will perform in a free concert at the North Hollywood Regional Library, on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 12:30 PM.
North Hollywood Regional Library is located at 5211 Tujunga Avenue. For information call (818) 766-7185.
L.A. Garden Club Show
The Los Angeles Garden Club presents its Standard Flower Show, “Dancing with the Flowers,” on Saturday, May 2nd, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Griffith Park Visitor’s Center Auditorium, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles. A plant market and bake sale is scheduled. For more information call (818) 357-4485.
Thursdays Get Jazzed in Century City
Swinging sounds will fill the air Thursday nights at Westfield Century City with the debut of the first-ever Jazz on the Terrace music series.
In partnership with KJAZZ 88.1FM, Westfield Century City will host free outdoor jazz concerts at 6 p.m., every Thursday, from April 15 through May 20, 2010 on the level 2 Dining Terrace. Jazz artists from all over the U.S., will perform a variety of the sound’s genres such as Chicago-style Jazz, Afrobeat Funk, Latin Jazz, 40s, 50s and 60s Classic Jazz.
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS
WILLIE & NELSON’S MARLEY GETS JAZZED
FRANK CATALANO QUARTET
STANTON MOORE TRIO
For more information, please contact Karla Villatoro, Marketing Director at 310.553.5300, or view our list of featured Jazz bands at Westfield.com/CenturyCity.