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Toluca Lake

Toluca Lake and NoHo Arts District Highlighted in Councilmember’s Annual Bike Tour

Tour LaBonge, Councilmember LaBonge’s series of summer evening bike rides, celebrated its fifth night on Wednesday beginning at the historic Mulholland Fountain.

The Councilmember led the way through the rolling hills of Griffith Park on Crystal Springs Drive, past the Autry National Center and onward along the Los Angeles River. Riders were treated to ice cream at Los Angeles Fire Department Station 56.

Local woman Clare O’Callahan was awarded a certificate during the bike ride. O’Callahan began riding with the Councilmember on his annual tours through the City. The rides inspired her to leave her car in the garage and take her bicycle to work.

“Clare O’Callahan was motivated by the Tour to keep on bicycling, but I’ve met so many people who are motivated by her,” Councilmember LaBonge said. “That is the great thing about cycling: we’ve all got it in us. Thanks to Clare for being today’s inspiration through the climbs of Griffith Park.”

The annual Tour LaBonge bike rides are fun events that promote cycling as an inexpensive, environmentally friendly and healthy form of transportation. Every ride includes a police escort that will lead, accompany and follow the group.

The final bike ride on Wednesday, July 21 will take cyclists through Hollywood. It will begin at Councilmember LaBonge’s Hollywood Field Office at 6501 Fountain Avenue.

Free bicycle tune-ups were provided by Pasadena store, Incycle Bicycles. All riders are required to wear helmets and sign liability waivers. Participants must be at least 12 years of age, and children must be accompanied by parents or other responsible adults. No pets allowed.

Tom LaBonge News

Greetings! For more information about any of these new items or to see pictures of our events, please visit www.tomlabonge.com .

Tom unveiled a replica of the Galileo, Apollo and Jupiter mural that once adorned the 101 freeway downtown. The graffiti-resistant replica is the first of many to be installed by Caltrans.

The final night of Tour LaBonge rolled through Hollywood Wednesday night. Nearly 100 riders took the final lap of the season in Tom’s annual bike series.

An increase in local film production was applauded by the Councilmember. Runaway film production has impacted some 16,000 entertainment industry professionals living within Council District 4.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame kicks off its 50th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, July 25. There will be performances, tours and activities scheduled throughout Hollywood. Restaurants and attractions, like Madame Tussauds, are offering discount prices. Pick up a free printed program from an information table at the following locations:

  • Hollywood & Highland Center-6801 Hollywood Boulevard
  • Egyptian Theatre-6712 Hollywood Boulevard
  • Capitol Records-1750 N. Vine Street
  • The Montalban-1615 N. Vine Street

Metro is still accepting comments about the Draft Environmental Impack Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) for the Wilshire Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit Study.

Metro will conduct public hearings throughout Los Angeles County during the first two weeks of August about the proposed service changes to take place December 12, 2010.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division will host its annual National Night Out (America’s Night Out Against Crime) on Tuesday, August 3, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Olympic Community Police Station, 1130 S Vermont Avenue. For more information, please contact Officer Frank Ciezaldo at 213-793-0773.

Have a great weekend and continue to enjoy and love Los Angeles!

Sherman Oaks

Upcoming Community Workshop: Elder Financial Abuse

WHO:
Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) and the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce

WHAT:
Assemblymember Mike Feuer and the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce are hosting a community workshop to provide helpful tips on how you can learn to spot and avoid financial scams targeting seniors. We’ll talk about many ways that scammers try to take advantage of the elderly, including identity theft, utilities or Medicare fraud, home loan schemes, and unsolicited mail or phone tactics. Please come to this FREE event!

WHEN:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 6

WHERE:
Sherman Oaks Library, 14245 Moorpark Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 WEBSITE: www.assembly.ca.gov/feuer

CONTACT:
Stephanie Gillette,
Stephanie.gillette@asm.ca.gov
818-902-0521

Los Angeles

Free 30 Pound Bag of Food at St. Charles Holy Family Center

Do you have at least one child under the age 18 living in the house?

Do you have at least one U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident living in the house?

If you have answered yes to both of these questions, please bring the following information to:

St. Charles Holy Family Service Center
Saturday, July 31st
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Please bring the following information:

  • Proof of at least one child under 18 living in the household.
  • Proof of at least one U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident living in the household.
  • Proof of income.

Burbank

City Statement on Airport Curfew Efforts

In the City of Burbank’s continuing effort to secure a curfew at the Bob Hope Airport, the City is pleased that three local Congressmen have formally proposed federal legislation to allow a curfew at the Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports.

Congressmen Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman and Howard Berman wrote on June 21 to the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure seeking his support for legislation to allow a curfew at both Valley airports. The Congressional request came after Burbank, in cooperation with the Mayor’s office in the City of Los Angeles, had sought Congressional support for legislation to permit a curfew.

If the Congressmen are not successful in getting language added last-minute to the FAA Reauthorization legislation, the City will pursue other appropriate legislative vehicles in this or the next Congress, Flad said.

In a strong show of unity, the legislation has the support not only of Congressmen Schiff, Sherman and Berman but also the City of Burbank, the Mayor of Los Angeles and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. “We are hopeful that, standing together, we can achieve what none of us could achieve on our own,” commented Flad.

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