Tour LaBonge 2012 Summer Bike Rides Continue

Enthusiastic Toluca Lake Chamber members at a very spe-cial Toluca Lake Summer Mixer on June 21 in the exquisite Courtyard of the Beverly Gar-land. From l, Allen Budzi-chowski, Alice Roth, District Di-rector to Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Diane McCreary, Tammy Tarner, Jon Molin, Ted-dy Davis, Communications Di-rector to Mayor Antonio Vil-laraigosa, and Jeanice Deeb.

With only four more stages left in the Tour LaBonge Summer Bike Ride Series, be sure to invite your friends and grab your helmet! There will be two rides in July with the first on Thursday, July 19, taking place inTolucaLakeand the second on July 26 along theLos AngelesRiverand intoSilverLake. Mark your calendars and come ride with our staff and fellow community members through the summer breeze. The Toluca Lake Ride will start at 6 p.m. in front of 10116 Riverside Dr. Hope to see you there!

New Council District Boundaries Enacted

On July 2, the new boundaries of each Los Angeles City Council District were put into effect. To take a look at the new maps, go to http://eng.lacity.org, click on MapsMap GalleryCouncil District MapsCouncil District 4 Tom LaBonge. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office, and we will be more than happy to help.

Councilman Tom LaBonge is very pleased to welcome the newest addition to our CD4 family: Sherman Oaks. New or old, we continue to work with all people to make the City ofLos Angelesa better place in which to live. As Councilman LaBonge has said before, “It’s all about neighborhoods, and the fourth district and the City ofLos Angelesare made up of great neighborhoods. As always, we emphasize public safety, public works, public health, and public education so that we can all continue to enjoy and loveLos Angeles. We help people.”

Restore the LA River with TreePeople

Community volunteers are invited to help maintain the Valleyheart Riverwalk Greenway along Valleyheart Drive from Coldwater Canyon to Fulton on July 14 from 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. RSVP to rickrabins@gmail.com.


Burbank African Violet Society

The Burbank African Violet Society’s next monthly club meeting will be held. Guests are always welcome to attend meeting.

2828W. Magnolia Blvd.
Thursday, July 19, 10 a.m.

For more information please telephone (818) 951-3597.


“Grand Park” to Have Civic Dedication

TheCountyofLos Angelesand The Music Center announced a series of special events that will officially open the first two blocks ofLos AngelesCounty’sGrandPark, located in downtownLos Angeles, later in July. Festivities will begin with a civic dedication on Thursday, July 26, followed by a public inaugural event on Saturday, July 28, in conjunction with National Dance Day.

The dedication of the first two blocks ofGrandParkwill include music and dance artists along with a procession of young people representing the cultural quilt ofLos Angeles. The event will culminate with a distinctive ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring key dignitaries at the restored Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain.

Blocks one and two (from Grand Avenueto Hill Street) of GrandParkwill open to the public on July 28, with the West Coast’s flagship National Dance Day Celebration presented by The Music Center and The Dizzy Feet Foundation. The event invites all park visitors, young and old, to participate in the arts with a free, interactive dance experience. Conceived originally by executive producer and co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD), Nigel Lythgoe, and acknowledged by Congress in 2010, National Dance Day is a nationwide grassroots initiative that promotes the joy and benefits of dance for everyone.

Each year, in honor of National Dance Day, The Dizzy Feet Foundation, of which Lythgoe is a founder and co-president, produces one or more official dance routines and makes them available for everyone to learn in preparation for National Dance Day. This year’s videos can be found at www.dizzyfeetfoundation.org. On July 28, Lauren Gottlieb, SYTYCD Season 3 finalist and Season 7 All-Star, and Gina Grant from Zumba will lead the public at Grand Park in the two dance routines in celebration of National Dance Day. Park visitors will also enjoy free community dance classes and performances, a special performance by IRIS from Cirque du Soleil, other family-friendly activities and a number of food trucks on-site. The weekend’s public celebration will continue on Sunday, July 29, with inaugural musical events, featuring regional musical performers presented by Grand Performances in partnership with The Music Center.

Grand Park Opening Event Schedule

Civic Dedication

GrandPark(adjacent to Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain)

Thursday, July 26, 12 p.m.

Public Inaugural Events National Dance Day Celebration

GrandPark(Main Stage, Performance Lawn,Olive Court)

Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

InauguralMusicEvents GrandPark(Main Stage)

Sunday, July 29, 11:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.GrandParkLA.org.


Sierra Club San Fernando Valley Presents Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart, Ph.D., is volunteer Chair of the Angeles Chapter Global Warming, Energy, and Air Quality Comm. & Co-Chair of the Sierra Club California Energy-Climate Committee.

Monthly Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Reseda Park Rec. Hall
18411 Victory Blvd.(Cross StreetReseda Boulevardnear Child’s Play Area)
Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m.

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