TOM LABONGE NEWS
Save the Date: Take a Ride in Tour LaBonge 2013
Tour LaBonge 2013, a series of bicycle rides across the Fourth District with Councilmember Tom LaBonge, will kick off on June 5, 2013 at 6 p.m. with a downtown ride beginning at City Hall. All are welcome to attend this annual event; come to one or all six! All rides will take place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Police will provide traffic control. All riders must be at least 12 years of age, wear helmets, and sign waivers. No pets, please. For more information, contact Sharon Shapiro at email@example.com or (213) 485-3337.
Councilmember LaBonge Begins Tree Trimming Program
In response to requests from the local community, Councilmember Tom LaBonge recently began a $50,000 tree trimming campaign that will take place throughout the Fourth District. The emergency funding will supplement the very limited budget that the Bureau of Street allocates to take care of the City of Los Angeles’s tree canopy. The work began last weekend on Emelita Street in Sherman Oaks. Stump removal will also be a component of this effort. If you have a suggestion for a street that could use some attention, please call (213) 485-3337.
Our Mother of Good Counsel Visits City Hall
A group of third-grade and sixth-grade students from Our Mother of Good Counsel School in Los Feliz recently visited Los Angeles City Hall to watch the Los Angeles City Council in action. Pictured, the students and teachers stand with Councilmember Tom LaBonge in the back of the John Ferraro Council Chambers. The students walked away with maps of Griffith Park and a reminder to get involved in local government!
Senior Art Exhibit Debuts at City Hall Bridge Gallery
May 2013 was Older Americans Month in the City of Los Angeles. To celebrate the occasion, a group of older (and younger!) Angelenos gathered in the Henry P. Rio Bridge between City Hall buildings to open the 11th Annual Senior Art Exhibit. (Councilmember Tom LaBonge can be seen standing on the far right.) The gallery was also sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging.
Music of Britten & Poulenc
Commemorating the Britten centennial and the 50th anniversary of Poulenc’s death.
Britten Temporal Variations and On this Island Poulenc Trio for Winds and Piano and Fiancailles pour rire Elissa Johnson, soprano; Leslie Reed, oboe; William Wood, bassoon; Vicky Ray, piano Suggested donation $20, students/seniors $10
All Saints’ Church
504 N. Camden Dr.
Sunday, June 9, 5 p.m.
For further information call (310) 275-0123 ext. 112 or visit allsaintsbh.org.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Downtown Grand Park’s First-Ever 4th of July Block Party
Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party offers Angelenos a new way to experience downtown and celebrate the Fourth. A highly dynamic and creative use of light, projections, and pyrotechnics will literally light up downtown Los Angeles. This much anticipated free event, hosted by DJ Anthony Valadez of KCRW, will transform Grand Park into a celebration of the global nature of the community with world music performances from such Los Angeles-based artists as Ethio Cali and Jungle Fire. Park visitors will enjoy picnics and food trucks.
200 N. Grand Ave., between Grand Avenue and Spring Street Thursday, July 4, All Day, music begins at 3 p.m., light show spectacle begins at 9 p.m.
For further information, visit grandparkla.org or call (213) 972-8080.
Grand Opening of THE MELT
Opened on June 1, THE MELT Burbank is the newest location of this fast-casual eatery specializing in Grilled Cheese Happiness™. Serving all-natural, wholesome grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh artisan soups, and premium soft serve ice cream and milkshakes, with innovative ordering technology in an eco-friendly store environment, THE MELT Burbank offers both indoor and outdoor patio seating.
THE MELT Burbank
313 N. San Fernando Blvd.
FREE Movies in the Park
The Studio City Neighborhood Council invites you to enjoy free movies. The family friendly movies include Back to the Future on June 8 and Despicable Me on June 22. Come early on June 22 to meet our special guests, the Despicable Me Minions!
The “Free Summer Movies in the Park” event is presented by the Studio City Neighborhood Council, Universal Studios, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. For more information, visit StudioCityNC.org.
Beeman Park, Studio City Recreation Center
12621 Rye St.
Saturdays, June 8 & June 22, 7:30—10:30 p.m. (Movies Start at Dusk)