18th Annual Memorial Day

T25-Community News Memorial DayCouncilmember LaBonge attended the 18th Annual Memorial Day Event at Forest Lawn on Monday to salute our local veterans who bravely fought for justice and freedom in Normandy. The Program highlights included: Keynote Address by Axel Cruau, Consul General of France, Los Angeles, Presidential Proclamation, Rifle Salute, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, Color Guard, Awarding of the Legion of Honor (the highest award given to French citizens or foreign nationals), and free souvenirs and refreshments. Council District Four would like to thank all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to serve our country.

Sister Cities Summer Solstice Hike

Please join Councilmember LaBonge and his staff on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm for an early Summer Solstice Hike. This will be the 33rd Annual Sister Cities Summer Soltice Hike and the 19th salute to the Los Angeles Consular Corps to Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park. Meet us in the north end of the Griffith Observatory parking lot near the Charlie Turner Trailhead at 6:00pm for the gentle mile and a half walk up to the greatest natural landscape in the City of Angels, Mt. Hollywood, 1625 feet above sea level. Arrangements will be made for those who need special transportation. Shuttles will run every 20 minutes until 7:00pm. Come one, come all and enjoy a beautiful sunset! Please feel free to bring your international cuisine and refreshments to share with friends from all over the world!


Adoption Event

One Dog Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit that has found homes for over 200 dogs since 2006.They specialize in the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of abandoned dogs. One Dog Rescue puts special focus on helping special needs dogs who are red listed to be euthanized at local shelters.

à la Mutt

10214 Riverside Drive

Toluca Lake, CA

June 7th, 12pm-3pm


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.


Summer Reading Events at the Library

Teens and pre-teens are invited to participate in Summer Reading.  One can sign up online as of June 9th and attend free events on Thursdays of June and July. The programs at Studio City Branch Library include dance, drumming, cupcake decorating, an acoustic guitar presentation, a panel discussion on “Making a Good Transition to College”, craft, demonstrations of pizza making and in general —- a bit of  partying.

The first special event will be “Anaheed”; she is a famous belly dancer. She will discuss the music, culture and dance of the Middle East. A drummer will accompany her, so it could get a little loud at the library!

The programs are all free. Teens are welcome to bring their friends aged 12-18 to attend these events.

One can sign up for participation in the game board part of Summer Reading by using information from your library card, going on-line to the library’s website at http://www.lapl.org and clicking on “Teens” on the left side of the screen. Then click on Summer Reading. The rest is easy and fun.

All seventy-two branches and the Central Library will be initiating these Summer activities and events. Those who complete the game board will be welcome to participate in raffles, with significant rewards going to winners.

Summer Reading for Teens has a long history of American participation. Most people consider their memories of reading and library activities to be very fond. Teens and pre-teens are welcome to participate in the fullness of library activities, which are designed specifically for them. The theme for this year’s program is “Pause to Read.”

Studio City Branch

L.A. Public Library

12511 Moorpark St., Studio City

All programs will be on Thursday afternoons from 3p.m.-4 p.m.  The events will be held in the meeting room of the library. This library is one of 72 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library. It is located at the corner of Whitsett Avenue and Moorpark St. in Studio City, Ca.


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