Tom LaBonge News
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Tom joined Mayor Villaraigosa on Monday in launching “We Serve LA,” an initiative aimed at empowering volunteers of every age to improve their neighborhoods, get involved in the city and strengthen communities.
“Become one of our great L.A. volunteers today,” Tom said to a crowd of volunteers gathered for the launch at George Washington Carver Middle School in South Los Angeles.
Tom, members of the community, officials from the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Department of Water and Power gathered at Robert Burns Park on Thursday, Sept. 23. The pocket park in the Windsor Square area has undergone improvements funded largely by State Quimby funds.
“Parks are the centerpiece of a neighborhood,” Tom said. “It’s so important to have a place for the community’s members to connect, for their kids to play together and for neighbors to relax together. It’s all about celebrating nature and these improvements will encourage more visitors to enjoy and love Los Angeles.”
The annual St. Charles Rummage Sale, also known as the “White Elephant,” will be held Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Social Center, 10830 Moorpark St. (Lankershim/Moorpark)/ All proceeds benefit St. Charles Elementary School. For more information, call Gretchen Schreck (818) 766-3838 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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
It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane!
Will Ferrell and DreamWorks Animation are joining forces to take on the world record for largest gathering of superheroes on Saturday, Oct. 2. Over 1,500 costumed superheroes are expected to gather for the Guinness World Records attempt in celebration of MEGAMIND’s release. LA LIVE, 777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m..
The Planning Board meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month.
Planning Board meeting agendas are typically posted on the Thursday afternoon prior to the Monday Planning Board meeting.
Walk of Fame
The City of Burbank in collaboration with the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Board and the Burbank Athletic Federation are proud to announce this year’s induction of individuals into the Burbank Athletics Walk of Fame. The induction ceremony will honor all the outstanding contributions and achievements that these honorees have made in the field of athletics in their roles as participants, volunteers of professional staff to further the excellence of the organized sports programs sponsored by the City of Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. on October 2 at the George Izay Park/Olive Recreation Center at the Burbank Athletics Walk of Fame, located adjacent to the Bill Burton Field/Diamond #2.
Future nomination considerations for inclusion in the Walk of Fame will be accepted starting in December. For more information, call (818) 238-5330.
Help Our Vets
Are you a recently separated veteran? Are you a motivated individual looking to upgrade your skills through employment and education? If yes, you may be eligible for Housing Assistance. If interested, please contact Aylin Isayan at (818) 937-8015.
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.
Movie in the Park
This week’s film, showing today at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., is Flash of Genius (PG-13) starring Greg Kinnear, Laura Graham and Dermot Mulroney in the fact-based story of engineer Robert Kearns’s battle with the automobile industry as he fought to receive recognition for his ingenious invention in the face of the corporate titans who tried to silence him.
For more information, call (626) 744-4066.
Let’s Go Fly an…Airplane?
Children will learn the principles of flight, then construct paper airplanes for a flying contest at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. at 4 p.m. today. For more information, call (626) 744-7262.
Come to the grand opening of Allen-Brigden Classics, a new, six-unit condominium and townhome development at 1142 N. Allen Ave., today from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Neighbors Who Lunch
The Santa Clarita City Council will host the annual State of the City Luncheon on Thursday, October 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.
The State of the City Luncheon is an annual event, offering residents, business and community leaders an opportunity to learn about what programs and projects the city is currently working on and what is being planned for the future.
An informational evening to help parents understand their teens and survive the teenage years. Speakers will give parents insight into their teen’s world to help them communicate and connect with their children and guide them to make the right choices. Free and open to the public. Tonight, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. 24500 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita.
For more information, call Tess Simgen (661) 250-3708 or visit santa-clarita.com/blueribbon