Councilmember Tom LaBonge celebrated his third term in office with friends and supporters on June 21 at the top of Mt. Hollywood. Hundreds of people turned out to watch as Councilmember LaBonge’s wife, Brigid, administered the Oath of Office, with the summer solstice sunset and the iconic “HOLLYWOOD” sign as a backdrop. The ceremony included the drum and bugle corps from Boy Scout Troop 58 from Toluca Lake, the LAPD color guard, flyovers by LAPD and LAFD helicopters, as well as an LAPD mounted unit and members of LAFD Battalion 5. Council President Eric Garcetti and Councilmembers Bill Rosendahl, Paul Krekorian, Paul Koretz and Jan Perry as well as City Attorney Carmen Trutanich were in attendance for the ceremony, which was also a celebration of 30 years of Councilman LaBonge’s quadrennial Solstice and Equinox Hikes up Mt. Hollywood. It was also a tribute to the Los Angeles Consulate Corps who represent the 23 Sister Cities of Los Angeles from around the world.

Fourth of July Celebration

It’s time to pull out your patriotic spirit and your pocket change (or checkbooks!), and join in the 10th Annual Jon and Wendy Toluca Woods Fourth of July Parade and Popsicle celebration. The event features an All American Bake Sale with goodies baked by Toluca Woods residents. All funds raised will go to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles. As always, Fire Station 86 will be there to kick off the Parade, and Popsicles will be provided to everyone at its conclusion!

In front of Jon and Wendy’s house
4930 Arcola Ave. (3 blks East of Cahuenga,
1.5 blks North of Camarillo)
July 4: All American Bake Sale at 9:45 a.m.;
Parade at 10:15 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

Don’t miss out on the Toluca Lake networking breakfast every Wednesday, a meeting of local professionals. Cost is $12.

Marie Callender’s
10050 Riverside Dr.
7:25 a.m.–8:45 a.m.


Party of the Century

The City of Burbank celebrates its 100th year in 2011 and marks the occasion with a host of free festivities citywide, including the highly anticipated “Party of the Century” in Downtown Burbank on July 8. A free community celebration, it is planned as a massive, one-day street festival with top entertainment, fireworks and more.

For further information, the public is asked to please call (818) 238-5180 or visit www.downtown-burbank.org.


The Byrd Show

The Brand Library Art Galleries is proud to present The Byrd Show: 40 Years of Art & Design, the first West Coast retrospective of renowned artist and graphic designer David Edward Byrd’s career. The exhibit runs now through July 22.

With a career spanning more than four decades, David’s work is firmly entrenched as part of our visual culture. The selection of the rock ‘n roll and musical theater greats that David Byrd has worked with over the years is a veritable who’s who, including The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Brand Library Art Galleries
1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale
Now through July 22

For more information, visit www.brandlibrary.org/brand_music_events.asp or call (818) 548-2051.


Summer Concert Series

The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, located in Memorial Park in old Pasadena, has kicked off its ninth annual 50 Summer Concert Series (Wednesdays–Sundays) at Make Music Pasadena. All concerts have open lawn seating and are free and open to the public. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights concerts begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday concerts begin at 7 p.m. Children’s nights are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. There will be no performances July 4. Audience members can enjoy an evening under the stars with music, friends and family.

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Memorial Park
Raymond Avenue between Holly and Walnut Streets, Pasadena
Wednesdays through Sundays, now through August 28.

A full calendar listing of artists and times is available at www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.


Valley Mega Mixer

The United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley is presenting their “Valley Mega Mixer.” Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door for members of a sponsoring Chamber, and $30 in advance or at the door for non-members. Please contact your local Chamber.

Odyssey Restaurant

15600 Odyssey Dr., Granada Hills
Thursday, June 30, 5:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley at (818) 981-4491.


Time for Teens

Teens and pre-teens are invited to attend a series of free Summer Programs featuring movies, speakers, performers, book discussions and good snacks.

These events are part of the library’s celebration of “Teen Summer Reading,” which is based around the theme “You are here.” Teens are invited to read, participate in activities and share a spirit of adventure with others their age.

Even if you cannot arrive on time, this is a fun thing to do with your friends. Meet them at the library; enjoy the experience and sign up for Teen Summer Reading.

Meeting Room of Studio City Branch Library
12511 Moorpark St., Studio City
Wednesdays from 3 p.m.—5 p.m.

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