Griffith Observatory Stays Open Late For Total Lunar Eclipse

T19-Community News LaBonge Lunar_Eclipse_w_CertThousands gathered at the Griffith Observatory last Tuesday, which stayed open late from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. for the chance to see a spectacular view of the total lunar eclipse. The eclipse, which happens when the Moon passes into the shadow cast by the Earth, became visible to the eye around 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Many Angelenos used telescopes to view what seemed to be a reddish color or “blood moon.” According to NASA, this lunar eclipse marked the first of four successive total lunar eclipses — a series known as a tetrad. To take in this event in person, Councilmember LaBonge joined the many in capturing some amazing shots! In case you missed this remarkable sight, you can watch it online on the Griffith Observatory’s website from the live stream they conducted. Pictured, Councilmember LaBonge stands with the Director of Griffith Observatory, Dr. Edwin C. Krupp.


Open House Grand Opening

Tamar Poladian Perron, Esq. requests your presence to their Grand Opening Celebration. Enjoy an evening with friends, colleagues, and neighbors.

Please join the Open House celebration at the new location in Toluca Lake. It’s a party!

Hors d’oeuvres & wine will be served. Luca’s Lounge will be open downstairs offering Open House Drink Specials!

Perron Law Group

10556 Riverside Dr.

Friday, April 25, 6-9 p.m.

Chris & Maggie Sing

Landmark Toluca Lake coffee shop, Priscilla’s Gourmet Coffee Tea and Gifts (4150 W. Riverside Dr.) is hosting Los Angeles based folk-acoustic/singer-songwriter duo Chris & Maggie every Saturday night from 9—10:30 p.m. Chris is originally from the East Coast and writes melodic and heartfelt songs driven by honest lyrics that are based on his experiences. Maggie is from L.A., sings backing vocals, and illustrates posters and all artwork for the band. The event is free of charge and is a great opportunity to have a delicious gourmet latte or tea and listen to.


L.A. River Cleanup

Friends of the Los Angeles River presents La Gran Limpieza, The Great L.A. River CleanUp, cleaning the river for 25 years.

Taking place three Saturdays, 9 a.m. to Noon:

  • April 26: Valley
  • May 3: Narrows
  • May 10: Estuary

For more information visit folar.org.


St. John’s Seminary Open House

Rare Opportunity for Public to See Where Priests, Bishops & Cardinals Are Educated

This year’s Open House will be held Saturday, April 26, from 1-4 PM at St. John’s Seminary, located at 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo, CA 93012, just east of the intersection of Lewis and Upland Roads. This year also marks the beginning of the Seminary’s 75th Anniversary celebration, to be held now through October of 2015.

There is no charge to attend but your St. John’s Seminary hosts encourage you to let them know you’re coming and how many are in your group by registering at www.stjohnsopenhouse2014.eventbrite.com  or calling (805) 389-2035. For more information please email advancement@stjohnsem.edu.

St. John’s Seminary

5012 Seminary Rd, Camarillo

Sat., Apr. 26, 2014, 1-4 p.m.


CSUN Art Galleries to Showcase Student Art

The Art Galleries at California State University, Northridge will showcase the talents of the university’s students at CSUN’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition which opens April 14 and runs through May 16.

The annual show features work by graduate and undergraduate students in all media of the visual arts, including animation, ceramic, drawing, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, website design, and video.

The students submitted up to three art pieces created within the past year. Various art experts from outside the university served as “jurors,” evaluating the entries and choosing 60 to 70 pieces for this year’s exhibition.

The show is the year-end culminating event for both the Department of Art and the Art Galleries. Cash prizes will be awarded to students at a reception scheduled for Friday, April 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. A gallery talk will also be taking place Monday, April 21, at 10 a.m.

The main gallery is located in the Art and Design Center located on North University Drive, and is open Monday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and Thursday s noon to 8 p.m. To contact the gallery office or to schedule group tours, call (818) 677-2156.

Parking is available in Lot D6 at Halstead Street and Lindley Avenue. Daily parking permits are available for purchase for $6 from the permit booth at Lindley and Nordhoff Street or Prairie Street and Darby Avenue, or at the yellow self-serve dispensers on the first floor of each parking structure. Visitors requiring accommodations for a disability call (818) 677-2156 five-working days in advance.


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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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