This weekend at Taschen store in Hollywood, Councilmember LaBonge ran into the youngest person to be elected to the Los Angeles City Council, Rosalind Wyman. Not only was Roz the second woman elected into LA’s City Council, but she also was influential in bringing the Dodgers from Brooklyn, NY to what we now know as their new home, Los Angeles. In 1958 Los Angeles Times dubbed her as “Woman of the Year” for all her accomplishments post City Council and during her City Council days as president pro tem.
Historical Society Plans Inaugural Gala
The Glendale Historical Society will present its inaugural Gala & Benefit from 7pm to 10pm on Aug. 23rd at the historic Brockman Clock Tower Estate, a Glendale landmark and the centerpiece of the newly designated Brockmont Park Historic District.
Receiving the 2014 Preservation Awards will be the newly established Brockmont Park Historic District and the recently restored Brand Library and Art Center. Also honored will be volunteers Sonia Montejano and Peter Rusch, for their continued dedication to the Doctors House Museum, and Paul Ayers, for his contribution to the society’s speakers bureau program.
The Spot Gourmet is catering the event and there will be a silent auction. Tickets are $125 for society members and $150 for the public. To purchase tickets, go to www.GlendaleHistorical.org.
The Burbank Bombers Cribbage Club
The Burbank Bombers Cribbage Club is always looking for new members, from beginners to experts, and invites you come and enjoy the fun and fellowship of cribbage. The club is a member of the American Cribbage Congress and has been playing cards weekly for 15 years. The Bombers play every Wednesday evening at the American Lutheran Church, 755 N. Whitnall Highway in Burbank, and members often attend regional tournaments as well. If you’d like to learn cribbage, the club offers free lessons. For more details, call Ron Reid at 818-729-8442.
Sherman Oaks Mosquito 1st in L.A. County Found with West Nile Virus This Year
A mosquito trapped in Sherman Oaks is the first this year in Los Angeles County found to be carrying West Nile virus, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District reported today. The mosquito was collected in the 91403 ZIP code.
“This is an unfortunate reminder that West Nile virus continues to be a problem here in Los Angeles County,” district spokeswoman Kelly Middleton said. “We can anticipate more activity as the season progresses.”
West Nile virus — which has no known cure — is transmitted to people and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito.
Severe symptoms include high fever, muscle weakness, neck stiffness, coma, paralysis and possible death, authorities said. About one in 150 people infected with the virus require hospitalization.
Any water left standing for more than a week is a potential mosquito breeding spot.
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The Coronet Debutant Ball Announcement Luncheon
On a sunny Saturday in August, the Coronet Debutante Ball Board announced their Debutantes at a luncheon in the Bel-Air Country Club. Community service is the criteria for inviting the teenage girls to Debut.
Mary Montalbo, CDBB President, said the young ladies to be presented have worked for six years as volunteers in our community. This is over and above their high school’s requirements to serve. The girls are grounded in giving back to society. They have performed their service willingly with skill and open hearts.
Mary handed each girl a 14K gold lavalier to be worn for the first time the evening of their Debut, November 19th and the 65th Coronet Ball. Janet Walther, the 2014 Ball Director was traveling.
The announcements and the luncheon were followed with a fashion show by past Coronet Debs who wore the ball gowns they debuted in.
Mary concluded the event by saluting the family and friends present for the support they have given to these future community leaders.