Bob Marley Day

Tom LaBonge

Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Councilman Tom LaBonge, on behalf of the L.A. City Council, will present Ziggy and Karen Marley (two of Bob Marley’s children) with a proclamation announcing “Bob Marley Day inLos Angeles.”

Council Chambers, City Hall

200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA90012
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. (Check In), 9:30 a.m. (Press Walkthrough), 10 a.m. (Presentation),
10:30 a.m. (Q&A in Press Room)

Award Announced for Sherman Oaks Murder

Councilmember LaBonge has announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individuals responsible for the murder of Raul Lopez, an employee at Hoagies and Wings of Sherman Oaks.


Relay For Life

Join the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life as they host a 3 mile run, 15-obstacle fitness challenge in LA Historic State Park. The event raises funds for research, education, and free patient service programs in LA including transportation to treatment-related appointments, wigs, lodging, summer day camp, college scholarships, information, and support programs.

Los AngelesStateHistoric Park
1245 N. Spring St.

Sunday, Sept. 9, Registration is at 7 a.m., Event begins at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/FightBackFitnessChallenge. 

Dance in the USA

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre creates a new production that pays tribute to American music and dance styles ranging from the 1800s to present day, an original ballet evolved from the country’s multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles, such as country, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ’n’ roll, and pop. It will close with selections from Michael Jackson. The program will include recorded and live music.

Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Friday, Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m.

Tickets prices start at $15-$35 and $12 for full-time students with ID and children 12 and under. VIP packages start at $65 and include premium seating and a pre-performance reception. Tickets are available at www.FordTheatres.org or (323) 461-3673 (for non-visual media (323) GO 1-FORD). For groups of 8 or more, please call (323) 769-2147.


Cardboard Box City 2012

TheFourthAnnualCardboardBoxCity, benefiting Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, shines a spotlight on the plight of homeless families in our community while giving participants an opportunity to see what it’s like to spend the night without a roof over their heads.

Prospective residents pay a minimum of $15 per person ($10 per person for groups of 10+) to sleep overnight atCardboardBoxCityincluding dinner and a movie. In addition, participants are encouraged to get pledges from their friends, family, and co-workers much like a walk-a-thon. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative dwelling and most money raised by an individual. The top fundraiser will be named Mayor of Box City and receive the Key to the City.

CardboardBoxCityis open to all ages and affiliations. Service organizations, school service clubs, and youth groups are encouraged to use this event as a community service and service-learning project. The activities and entertainment will be geared for families, and participants will sleep outdoors in a secure area. A minimum of one adult for five youth under the age of 18 is required. Bring your own cardboard box home or a pop-up tent (no stakes). There will be a carnival (extra charge), activities, entertainment, and food for participants.

GlendaleChurchof Christ (Parking Lot)
2021 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m.–7 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30

For Cardboard Box City pledge and consent forms and other information, visit www.familypromiseesfv.org/events/cardboard_box_city.html, email cardboardboxcity@familypromiseesfv.org, or call (747) 333-6082.


Free Divorce Workshop: Experts Answer Your Questions

This is a free event for the community that is very educational for people who are considering or involved in a divorce.

21051 Warner Center Ln. Ste. 100 
Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

RSVP at (818) 348-6700.


Sports Photographer to Share Adventures with Teens at Library

Teens and preteens are invited to attend a free program with Sports Photographer Tony DiZinno.

Tony is an accomplished world traveler having filmed athletic events in daylight, darkness, on streets, on water, on horseback, and in the air. His presentation will feature the use of shadows in photography. This carries out the Teen Summer Reading Theme of “Own the Night.” Shadows are a frequent part of the night. Just as children overcome their fear of shadows, Tony will show us how to create them and to use them to great effect.

As an instructor in photography at theArtCenter,SchoolofDesign, he knows how to select techniques to produce thought-provoking images. Among the places he has visited isAfghanistan, where he accompanied local photographers. This was part of a special grant bringing togetherU.S.photographers and Afghani ones in a peaceful, meaningful project. He will return there soon on a similar excursion.

Tony is back at the library by popular demand. He will share his most recent adventures as a Sports Photographer. Teens and preteens are invited to bring their friends to this strongly visual event.

StudioCityPublic Library (Meeting Room)
12511 Moorpark St.
Thursday, Aug. 9, 3-4 p.m.

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