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Tom LaBonge News

Wilshire Center-Koreatown Cameras for LAPD Approved

On Friday, the Council approved a transfer of funds from the Community Redevelopment Agency to the LAPD for a wireless camera system for the Wilshire Center-Koreatown area. The project was initiated by the Councilmember to address the concerns of residents and patrons.

Koreatown and Little Bangladesh Designations Approved

Los Angeles Korean and Bangladeshi communities celebrated Councilmember LaBonge’s testimony in a City committee. Tom, who worked with community members towards the designation, supported the compromised borders of Los Angeles’ new, officially-recognized Koreatown and Little Bangladesh. (See the celebration in this week’s Picture of the Week).

Lunch Trucks Update: Councilmember Hears Testimony

The Transportation Committee heard testimony from city officials and business owners concerning the lunch truck motions proposed by Tom in June.

Councilmember Steps Toward Cyclist-Friendly Stairs

Tom entered a motion on Tuesday that may result in a better method of transport for cyclists down City stairs. “Bicycle stairs” are channels that run alongside a set of stairs, allowing cyclists to wheel the bicycle up or down steps with ease. Read more information here.


  • Thank you, LAFD! The August 9 Griffith Park fire was quickly contained by our brave men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department after only five of the vast 4,200 acres were burned. LA Firefighters are truly Angels in the City of Angels.
  • Tom’s pictures are on display at the Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery! The exhibit, opening tonight, will run until August 27. For more information, contact the Photographers Society of Southern California at 213-253-8999 or got to www.psscphoto.com
  • The Watering Ordiance Adjustment will be heard next week for the second time in Council and will include the following changes, to be implemented Citywide later this year:
  • + Street addresses ending in an odd number are permitted to use their sprinkler systems on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fidays, before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
  • + Customers whose addresses end in even numbers are permitted to water with sprinklers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
  • + Addresses ending in a fraction? Drop the fraction and determine your watering schedule by the last whole number.
  • City departments will discuss appropriate parameters surrounding the transfer of 14 City-controlled cultural art facilities to public-private partnerships, while considering the proposed non-profit lease policy. We welcome community feedback. The special committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 17 at 8:30 a.m. on the 10th floor of City Hall. To see the Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee agenda

-LADWP has released its 2010 Draft Integrated Resource Plan. This plan will provide a road map to determine the energy resources necessary to provide electricity to Los Angeles for the next 20 years.

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Presents Seminar

The global marketplace is moving rapidly. Growth and change are everywhere as the world’s economic needs evolve and opportunities for the right companies emerge. Investors that recognize strategies centering on key issues such as Raw Materials and Resources, constant Innovation and Transformation, the effects of Global Rebalancing and Great American Companies could be in a position to benefit from what we call the Infinite Loop.

Theo Leavengood, Financial Advisor, with Edward Jones, invites you to attend “The Infinite Loop,” with J.J. Wenrich, CFP, Regional Director, Ivy Funds Distributor, Inc. J.J. will examine how this timely investment concept can translate into potential results for your portfolio.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Dinner and Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
10717 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Please R.S.V.P.
818.295.3778 or

North Hollywood

Second Annual 50s Style Sock Hop at St. Charles Borromeo.

All proceeds to benefit the

Saint Charles Borromeo

Service Center


Catholic Daughters of the America’s

Court: Our Lady of the Angels #2599

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

In the Social Center

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

10850 Moorpark Street, North Hollywood, CA 91602

Children – $8.00 (12 and under)

Adults – $12.00

  • Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Veggie Burger’s, Chips & Ice Cream
  • Cash Bar / Beer & Wine
  • DJ and dancing, 1950’s Costume Contest, Games & Prizes for Adult’s and Children…

Please Bring Canned Food and/or Slightly Used Clothes for Additional Donations

San Fernando Valley

Top Gun Flag Football Team

Register now for 5-man all-passing flag football leagues in San Fernando Valley, S. Pasadena, and Van Nuys/Balboa Park (also Santa Fe Springs). Evening & weekend leagues begin late September. Inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Call toll free to 877-846-3178 or visit www.TopGunFlagFootball.com. Must be 18+ to play. Referees needed.

Los Angeles

Coronet Debutantes

Grandmother Mary Riccard (left) with her daughter Laura Gosch, and her daughter and Debt-to-Be Valerie Gosch, with Debt-to-Be Madison Netel and her mother Lisa Zusman and grandmother Marcha Zusman (right).

In the bucolic setting of the Bel Air Country Club, at a luncheon in late August, the Coronet Debutante Ball Board announced its debutantes.
The 2010 Ball Director Mary Montalbo congratulated each girl for their 6 years of outstanding community service. Janet Walther, president of the Coronet Debutante Ball Board, introduced National Charity League LA President Gloria Vogel and the luncheon chairman Gina Brant.
The proceeds helps support the philanthropies of National Charity League, L.A. founder chapter.

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