San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission Needs Our Help!

T22-Community News 1 LaBonge San_Fernando_Valley_Rescue_Mission_Press_ConfOn May 3, 2014 at around 12:10 a.m. a devastating fire destroyed the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission’s shelter, warehouse, vehicle fleet, and offices. This major fire displaced dozens of people and decimated months of donated items meant for Valley families. On Wednesday, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian (CD 2), Bob Blumenfield (CD 3), Tom LaBonge (CD 4), Paul Koretz (CD 5), Nury Martinez (CD 6), Felipe Fuentes (CD 7), and Mitch Englander (CD 12) held a press conference announcing Los Angeles City leaders’ campaign to “Rescue the Mission” by raising donations and support for the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. Councilmember LaBonge and his colleagues pledged to support the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission by donating $2,500 each to rebuild their mission and once again Change Lives for Good. Please join them in campaigning to “Rescue the Mission” by raising donations and support for the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. Cash donations and kind contributions are urgently needed to restore what was lost in the fire. Please donate whatever you can at the missions website. Donations such as children’s clothing, new children’s shoes, adult clothing, socks and underwear, gift cards to department stores and grocery stores, and hygiene items be dropped off at the Sun Valley Thrift store at 9007 Lankershim Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352 between 9a—6p daily or at Council District Four’s Toluca Lake District Office located at 10116 Riverside Drive, Ste 200 Toluca Lake, CA 91602, between 9a—5p, Mondays through Fridays.

Earth Day Event

T22-Community News 2 LaBonge Earth Day with caption copyCouncilmember Tom LaBonge was honored by the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council at the Earth Day celebration for his tireless commitment to environmental and beautification efforts in the Toluca Lake community. Alice Roth, CD4 Deputy District Director was also honored for her strong commitment to the Toluca Lake community.


Debate for Los Angeles County Sheriff

The Sherman Oaks Homeowner Association will hold a Debate for Los Angeles County Sheriff at a Community Meeting on Wednesday evening, May 21, 2014. The Meeting will start at 7:15 p.m. and will be held at Notre Dame High School located at 13645 Riverside Dr. in Sherman Oaks.

Speakers at the Debate include:

Sheriff’s Lieutenant Patrick Gomez; Assistant Sheriff James Hellmold; Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell; Former Sheriff’s Commander Bob Olmsted; Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers; and retired Undersheriff Paul Tanaka.

“The Sheriff’s Department has many problems. We need a leader who will solve these problems and restructure the Department. Which candidate is best for Los Angeles County?” Richard Close, President of the Association asked.

The public has been invited to this free Community Meeting.


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 concert4theo@gmail.com.


Valley College Selects 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) Athletic Hall of Fame Committee recently made its selection of its 2014 class. It now moves forward to produce and coordinate the annual induction banquet scheduled on Saturday, June 28.

Known for its rich history in athletics, more than 200 individuals, coaches, and team members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2007.

The Class of the 2014 LAVC Athletic Hall of Fame includes:

  1. 1982 Baseball Team
  2. Brian Comer: 1993/1994 football
  3. Charles Reed: 1951/1952 football, basketball, track & field
  4. Chuck Ferrero: 1980s -1990s football coach & athletic director
  5. Dondre Bausley: 1986 football
  6. Linda Murphy: 1961-1964 volleyball, basketball and softball
  7. Megan Winchell: 2002/2003 water polo; 2005 swimming
  8. Pam Titchener Mockenhaupt: 1978 softball
  9. Vic Harris: 1969/1970 baseball

For more information, call the Los Angeles Valley College Foundation at (818) 947-2618 or visit lavc.edu. Click “Community” and then “Athletic Hall of Fame.”


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: info@tolucantimes.com.

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