Tom LaBonge News

Tom will host his annual fall hike, beginning at the Charlie Turner Trail Head at Griffith Park, on Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. See spectacular views of the Hollywood sign and the sunset over Los Angeles. For more information, call his office at (213) 485-3337.

At 4 p.m. on Sept. 23, Join Tom at Robert Burns Park for a special plaque dedication at 4900 Beverly Blvd.

On Sept. 22, Tom will greet bicyclists at the CNN Headquarters, 6430 Sunset Blvd, rolling in from Rochester, N.Y., in order to raise awareness for missing and abused children. Ed Smart, father of kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart, and Ahmad Rivazfar, father of rape and murder victim Sara Rivazfar, and other members of the Surviving Parents Coalition began their campaign, which culminates in Los Angeles, on Aug. 21. For more information or to send your support, visit their website at www.ridefortheirlives.com.


Guitarist Honored

Guitarist Roy Clark, one of the first cross-over musicians to land singles on both the pop and country music charts, will be honored at the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters at a luncheon on Friday, Sept. 24, at the Sporstman’s Lodge in Studio City. Clark made his professional debut at age 14 and spent the next 63 years in show business – 24 of which on the hit television show Hee Haw. He occasionally performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and American Bandstand.


A Dragon Near You

Come see the new 22 Komodos that hatched at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Native to only a few islands in Indonesia, this dragon has the smallest range of any of the world’s large carnivores.

Admission is $14 for adults and $9 for children ages 2 to 12. The zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit www.lazoo.org


Sidewalk Talk

Today and on Saturday, Sept. 25, Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield will host Sidewalk Office Hours to discuss state and legislative issues. 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.

WHEN: Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Northridge Farmers Market
9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge
(Northrdge Fashion Mall parking lot between Macy’s and Borders.)
For more information, visit www.assembly.ca.gov/blumentfield


New Director

Longtime City employee Greg Herrmann has been named Burbank’s new Community Development Director. He was appointed Interim Director in2009 after the retirement of Sue Georgino.

Athletic Federation Applications

The city of Burbank in collaboration with the Park, Recreation and Community Services Board and the Burbank Athletic Federation are seeking applicants for the Burbank Athletic Federation (BAF) Board of Directors. Appointments are for a three year term and meetings are held the in the evening on the first Tuesday of each month. Desirable qualities of the interested candidates should include, but is not limited to a minimum of five years experience as a participant in organized sports leagues and five years experience as a manager, coach or official in youth or adult sports programs.

Applications will be accepted at the City of Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) Administration office through Oct. 12 at 5:00 p.m.


Members Needed

The Commission on the Status of Women is looking for two new members to fill vacancies. The commission consists of five voting members who serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

The term of office for each member of the commission is four years or until his/her successor is appointed and qualified.

Any Glendale resident who is an elector of the city may obtain an application at the City Clerk’s Office a: 613 E. Broadway, room 110, Glendale or online on the city’s website. Applications may be hand delivered or mailed to the city clerk’s office or faxed to (818) 241-5386.


When: Sept. 28 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel Vista Room A, 12825 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

Guest Speaker will be member Jael Hernandez of El Aviso Magazine.

Members: $15 if you RSVP & pay by Sept. 24.

$20 if you do not RSVP & pay for 9/24

Not-Yet-Members: $20 if you RSVP & pay by Sept. 24. $25 if you do not RSVP & pay for by Sept. 24.


The Youngest Queen

This week’s film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library is The Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Miranda Richardson and Jim Broadbent in the fact-based story of the future queen of England’s coming of age and all the drama this entailed. Sept. 22, 1 p.m. For more information, call (626) 744-4066.

Celebrate the Back-to-School Fest at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. , Sept. 22, 1 p.m.Children ages 5 to 12 will enjoy favorite stories, snacks and fun. Call (626) 744-7268 for reservations.

Green Thumbs Wanted

PWP’s Not So Secret Garden workshop will reveal the secrets to maintaining a healthy garden that will mystify even the greenest of green thumbs. 9:00 a.m. to noon, Sept. 25. Reservations are required. Visit their website for more information.

Keep Growing?

Should Pasadena continue to grow? Or should we slow down? Lend your voice to the conversation during a General Plan community workshop Sept. 25, 9 a.m.


Putnam Award

The City of Santa Clarita was the recipient of the League of California Cities prestigious Helen Putnam award of excellence for its Extreme Neighborhood Makeover program. The Extreme Neighborhood Makeover program was selected in the category of housing programs and innovations. The Helen Putnam awards program holds a long tradition with all California cities and the League as being a coveted and premier award.

State of the City Luncheon

The Santa Clarita City Council will host the annual State of the City Luncheon on Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Valencia grand ballroom.

The event is open to the public; however reservations are required and can be made online at:www.santa-clarita.com/sotc10.


“Hear ye, hear ye”

Public hearings with the Planning Commission regarding the City of West Hollywood’s Draft General Plan, Draft Climate Action Plan and Environmental Impact Reports are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sept. 23, and 6 p.m. on Sept. 30 at West Hollywood Park Auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

City council hearings regarding adoption of the General Plan and Climate Action Plan are anticipated to take place in October 2010.

Your Insurance

The state of California has developed the California Low Cost Automobile Insurance program (CLCA) to provide income eligible, good drivers with access to affordable automobile liability insurance. The policies are issued by California licensed insurance companies.


Have a good driving record

Are at least 19 years of age

Have been continuously licensed to drive for three years.

Own a vehicle that is valued at $20,000 or less

Meet the income eligibility requirements

For more information regarding the California Low Cost Automobile Insurance program,

please call (855) 602-8861 or visit


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