TOM LABONGE NEWS
Celebrating NBCUniversal’s News Center
Councilmember LaBonge saluted the ribbon cutting ceremony for the news center for NBC Universal. With the opening of this news center, NBCUniversal continues to integrate sustainability into the way it operates and constructs facilities. The state of the art, adaptive reuse project features LED studio lighting, fiber optic wiring, advanced cooling systems and efficient power-management controls that help the facility conserve energy. Ninety-six percent of the debris generated in demolition of the old facility was recycled as verified by Los Angeles County. Councilmember LaBonge thanks you for your dedication to our environment and our City.
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 on Saturday, 9 a.m. to Noon:
May 10: Estuary
For more information visit folar.org.
A Noise Within Presents An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group – a performance of stand-up comedy about “getting up there.” L.A.’s longest-running climate clairvoyant knows that we all get older, “weather” we like it or not — but Fritz proves that humor lets us do it like heroes. Aimed at the Boomer generation, this benefit show focuses on the shared experiences of the post-War generation, but folks of all ages will relish this beloved weatherman’s comic charm.
Fritz Coleman is NBC4 Southern California’s weathercaster for NBC4 News at 5, 6, and 11 p.m. A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather. He joined NBC4 in February 1982 as the weekend weathercaster, and moved up to weekdays in June 1984. Coleman has been named “Best Weathercaster” in nearly every major paper in Southern California.
A longtime stand-up comic, Coleman has performed at The Improvisation, The Ice House, and other Southern California comedy clubs. Coleman has written, produced, and starred in three one-man plays: “It’s Me! Dad!,” “The Reception,” and “Tonight at 11!”
A Noise Within
3352 E. Foothill Blvd.
Monday, May 12, 8 p.m.
Maturity and meteorology: with Fritz, the forecast is always funny. All tickets are $40. For tickets and info, call (626) 356-3100 ext. 1 or visit anoisewithin.org.
Advanced Art Gallery Show
Van Eaton Galleries presents Millikan Middle School 8th Grade Student Advanced Art Show. Come and support the Arts as an integral part of education.
Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd.
Wednesday, May 14, 6-9 p.m.
Visit vegalleries.com for more information.
St. George’s Preschool Announces Half Day Program
St. George’s Preschool in La Canada announces a developmental appropriate half day program for children ages 2 through 5. There are some spaces available for the next school year in the two day, three-year-old program. Interested parents can arrange for a tour by calling the director at (818) 790-3842.
To Theo, L’Chaim, To Life!
Theodore Bikel celebrates 75 years in show business with a concert in his honor at the Saban Theater. Mr. Bikel has garnered distinguished recognition in music, film, and stage, with leading roles on Broadway as well as an Academy Award nomination. In celebration of his 90th birthday, he will be performing with some of his very talented friends, including Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow, and many more! This event is supported, in part, by the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation.
There will be a VIP/donors reception with Theo and his musical guests after the concert.
The Saban Theater
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Monday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.
For information on tickets go to ticketmaster.com. To become a VIP ticket holder and/ or a sponsor contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dress A Deserving High School Graduate
In Memory of Constance J. Knowles we are working together to continue her legacy through our Dress A Graduate & College Scholarship Fund.
Each recipient from our local high schools will be recognized & rewarded for all of their hard work and dedication to their education in memory of a loving and dedicated educator who taught our communities’ “at-risk youth” to succeed for over 20 years.
Call Debra Knowles-Hill to make your donation by phone (800) 894-7201 ext. 301. You can also make your donation online at ptsaforbetterschools.org.
Writers & Photographers Wanted
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: email@example.com.