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Tom entered a motion on Sept. 7 to request that the DWP consider payment deferment for the city’s libraries and parks in order to free up funds for the departments to maintain already-existing services.

New watering rules are in effect. Visit tomlabonge.com for more information about your area.

Council will recess for today and Friday Sept. 17 for the League of California Cities Annual Conference.


Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield to conduct outdoor office hours

On Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Saturday Sept. 25, Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield (D – San Fernando Valley) will host Sidewalk Office Hours to discuss state and legislative issues. Although residents of the 40th district are always welcome to visit Blumenfield’s Van Nuys office, Sidewalk Office Hours is part of an ongoing effort by Blumenfield to make it more convenient for people to communicate with him about issues and problems involving state government.

Blumenfield invites the public to stop by to meet him personally and bring their questions, ideas and solutions regarding the issues affecting their families and the community. Members of the media invited to attend the mobile district office as well.

The sidewalk office is a way to bring the district office to the community. Along with his staff, Blumenfield will be there to answer questions about constituent, public and legislative services.

Visit www.assembly.ca.gov/blumenfield for more information about Blumenfield.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Northridge Farmers Market, 9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge (Northridge Fashion Mall parking lot between Macy’s and Borders)

Saturday, Sept. 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Van Nuys State Building Auditorium, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd. (at Calvert Street), Van Nuys

WHAT: Sidewalk Office Hours

WHO: Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield


Applications are being accepted through Wednesday, October 6, 2010 to fill nine vacancies on the newly-established Burbank Cultural Arts Commission. The nine members of the Commission will be appointed by the Council for a four-year term, ending on June 1, 2015. Anyone interested in applying for this vacancy can obtain an application form on city’s website, www.BurbankUSA.com or pick up an application in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 275 East Olive Avenue. The deadline for submitting an application to the City Clerk’s Office is Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 5:00 p.m. with the appointment scheduled to be made at the Oct. 19 City Council meeting.


From now through Oct. 15, the city is looking for artists for the Temporary Exhibits GATE Program Art Installation Program. For more information, visit www.ci.glendale.ca.us

The city presents “Zero Waste

Beyond Recycling … Rethink, Reduce, Reuse” Learn how to increase your business by recycling, reduce your environmental impact, “green” your business and your community, and learn how to meet new state commercial recycling mandates. All workshops are free and open to the public.

Business Workshop: Zero Waste Food Service Strategies -From Restaurants to Potlucks

Wed., Sept. 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
RSVP by Sept. 17
Brand Library, 1601 West Mountain St.
Business Workshop Session No. 1:
Wed., Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St.

Los Angeles

September is recognized as National Preparedness month so the Los Angeles City Emergency Management Department joins President Obama in encouraging Angelenos to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. Having an emergency plan is as simple as designating an out-of-state friend or relative to be your family contact and make sure every family member knows the phone number and checks in after a disaster. Or making an emergency kit by assembling things in one place that you already have at home such as batteries, flashlight, radio, canned goods, can opener and water to mention a few.


A workshop for Pasadena residents on making the most of compost bins will be offered Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr. in Pasadena.

Sponsored by the Pasadena Public Works Department, the free workshop will teach residents how to help decrease landfill waste while generating rich soil for their gardens. Topics include bin assembly, placement, start-up and material collection.

Residents also will be able to purchase high-quality backyard composting bins for $50. Reservations are not necessary for the workshop or bin purchases.

Santa Monica

Heal the Bay is asking for volunteers to help remove trash along Los Angeles County beaches and inland waterways as part of its 21st annual Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept. 25.

Tens of thousands of Southland residents will mobilize from 9 a.m. to noon at more than 60 cleanup sites, from Compton to Malibu. Volunteers will canvass beaches, parks, creeks, lakes, highways and alleys to remove ocean-bound trash and beautify neighborhoods.

Universal City/
North Hollywood:
Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, September 28
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


The Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel, Vista Room A
12825 Ventura Blvd., Studio City
The guest speaker will be member
Jael Hernandez of El Aviso Magazine.

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