Fire Service Day

On Saturday, May 14, the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Fire Service Day by hosting the 7th Annual Old Fashioned Pancake Breakfast. All profits from the event will benefit Fire Station #86 and the Widows and Orphans Fund.

We would like to invite you to support this fun and worthy community event by serving as an Event Sponsor. Sponsors will be recognized in print at the event and in The Tolucan Times.

For more info, contact Andrew Mortaza at (818) 458-2218.


Flag Football

Register now for 5-man all-passing flag football leagues in San Fernando Valley, So. Pasadena and Van Nuys/Balboa Park (also Santa Fe Springs). Evenings and weekend leagues begin in June. Inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Call toll free to (877) 846-3178 or visit www.TopGunFlagFootball.com. Must be 18+ to play. Referees needed.


Spring Concert

The Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, awarded as a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument, presents “Bouquet of Song” featuring the Onionaire Choir, Leigh Garner, Director, with special guest performers. It takes place on Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m. Refreshments included. Donation $20. Children under 12 welcome without donation. The Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society is located at 9550 Haskell Blvd. in North Hills. For more information, call (818) 894-9251 or visit www.valleyonion.org.


Relay For Life

Relay For Life is a fun and unique 24-hour event to increase cancer awareness in Burbank while raising much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society’s programs and services. Teams composed of 12 to 24 people formed by local businesses, community groups and individuals raise funds prior to the event. At the Relay, team members take turns walking or running around a track, relay-style and enjoy fun activities and entertainment off the track.

The Relay takes place on May 14-15 (Saturday 9:00 a.m.-Sunday 9:00 a.m.) at Johnny Carson Park located at 400 S. Bob Hope Dr. in Burbank. For more information about the Relay For Life of Burbank, contact volunteer chair JP O’Connor at jprelay2010@aol.com, ACS Staff partner Salvador Velasco at (213) 368-8526 or visit the event Web site at www.RelayForLife.Org/BurbankCA.


Ride the Redcars

On Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library located at 222 E. Harvard St., Historian Paul Ayers will present a slideshow on the Glendale Pacific Electric Red Car Line from its beginning to the last day of service in 1955. Over 240 slides include past and present images of the route.

The program is sponsored by The Glendale Historical Society and hosted by the Glendale Public Library. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Library visitors receive three hours free parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the loan desk.

For information, visit www.glendalehistorical.org or call (818) 242-7447.


Jack Jones Honored

Singer Jack Jones, a contemporary of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Vic Damone during the “Big Band” era of popular music, will be honored by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters as a luncheon Friday, May 20, at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City.

Jones, whose first hit single “Lollipops and Roses” was released in 1962, went on to record more than fifty albums, toured the world with sold out live performances, appeared in film and on television and gave concerts at The White House, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Pacific Pioneer Broadcaster is made up of some 600 veteran members of the television and motion picture industry and was founded in 1966 by Edgar Bergan, Art Gilmore and Jim (Fibber McGee) Jordan. For more information, call Chuck Panama at (310) 476-5320.


Postal Services’ Food-Drive

It’s that time of the year again and the men and women of the U.S. Postal Services Union are carrying letters that spell help for those who need it most in our communities. So join them as you clean out your pantries, even buy new cans and packages of the most basic foods for them to carry to their destination, the St. Charles Borromeo Holy Family Service Center located at the corner of Lankershim and Moorpark. The deliveries are expected by the smiling volunteers of the Holy Family Community Service Center on the afternoon of Saturday, May 14, at about 3:00 o’clock. For more information, contact Holy Family Service Center at (818) 985-7365.


Breastfeeding in the Workplace

The Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 made lactation accommodations for female employees a federal law and brought breastfeeding to the forefront of public discussion. Now, in order to assist businesses in complying with these standards, the Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles invites human resource professionals to attend The Business Case for Breastfeeding training session on June 13.

The three hour session on June 13 will include strategies for implementing “best practices” lactation support policies and programs. Attendees will learn how to comply with the new federal law and maximize risk management. Two sessions are available: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. The training will be held at the California Endowment located at 1000 Alameda St. in Los Angeles. Register at www.breastfeedla.org. Cost is a bargain at $20.

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