TOM LABONGE NEWS
LAFD Citywide Open Firehouse For Fire Service Day
On Saturday, May 10, all Neighborhood Fire Stations in the City of Los Angeles hosted Fire Service Day for the community. To increase community awareness of Fire Department services, the Los Angeles Fire Department designated the second Saturday of each May as Fire Service Recognition Day. This year, the fire fighter highlighted the fact that: “Fire Burns. Smoke Kills.” During Fire Service Day, firefighters provided personal tours of your Neighborhood Fire Station and highlighted the commitment of Los Angeles Firefighters in assuring the safety of those they are sworn to serve. Along with personal tours of Neighborhood Fire Stations, there was a smoke alarm video, demonstration and give-away, coordinated to our “FireBurns. Smoke Kills.” campaign, along with special “Hands-Only CPR” demonstrations. Community members who attended received informational packets with literature on smoke alarms, home safety plans, disaster prep and recruitment materials. Councilmember LaBonge and his Chief of Staff, Carolyn Ramsay, visited several Fire stations within CD4 and would like to thank the Los Angeles Fire Department for their courageous service and dedication to the protection of our City and the people of Los Angeles.
Philharmonic Choir Concert
The Pierce College Philharmonic Choir presents a special concert on Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall on campus sponsored by the Pierce College Associated Student Organization, the Pierce College Foundation, and the Pierce College Music Department. All Pierce students and the general public are invited to attend this special concert. Admission is free and there is open seating.
Saeed Mohamadi, internationally known Persian recording artist, will sing his never-before-heard original songs. He has just returned from his second tour this year of the Middle East, playing to standing ovations. He and the Philharmonic Choir will perform two of his songs, “Diar” and “Listen to My Cry,” both sung in his native language. The Choir will also perform the Persian folk song “To Bio.” Completing the program will be the highly popular and frequently heard “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff, and the “Polovetzian Dances” by Alexander Borodin, with interpolations from the musical “Kismet.”
City of Los Angeles Observance of National Public Works Week 2014
“Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow” is the national theme. Public works plays a key role in the planning, building, and maintenance of infrastructure projects in communities, both locally and nationally, that will allow future generations to enjoy a higher quality of life. What we do today is vital to a sustainable and vibrant tomorrow.
Thursday, May 22, 8 a.m. to Noon
Heal the Bay Annual Beach Report Press Conference @ the Environmental Learning Center and Hyperion Treatment Plant.
Friday, May 23, 10 a.m.
Councilmember Joe Buscaino, CD 15, Public Works Committee Chair, will recognize the Department of Public Works in the John Ferraro Council Chamber, City Hall Room 340.
For more information about 2014 National Public Works Week, please call the Department of Public Works Public Affairs Office at (213) 978-0333, or Richard E. Lee, Public Information Officer, 213 978-0324 or (213) 761-3457.
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.
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