Tom LaBonge News Get to Know Your Furry Neighbors

Tom is pleased to announce the launch of the 2010 Get to Know (Your Wild Neighbors) contest. The Get to Know program teaches youth about animals and nature through art. Contest winners are featured in the Get to Know annual calendar and are celebrated throughout the year.

“The Get to Know program is so important in the City of Los Angeles. I hike Mt. Hollywood every morning, and there’s nothing like connecting with nature to instill a sense of pride in our green spaces and to appreciate the beauty of our ‘wild neighbors,’” Tom said. “There’s no time like the present to encourage our children to consider their ‘wild neighbors’ so they can begin to make wise decisions today that will protect our earth tomorrow.”

For contest rules and to apply, visit http://www.gettoknow.ca/us/contest/enter.php.


Columbia College Hollywood in Tarzana, one of L.A.’s leading film schools, is holding an open house on October 16, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The college is located at 18618 Oxnard St. in Tarzana (1/16 mile west of Reseda Boulevard). Prospective students will get a tour of the college, shoot and edit a short sequence, get a mini-class on screenwriting and valuable information about financial aid. The filmmakers’ film school, CCH is extremely “hands on.” Students shoot and edit the first term of freshman year. All prospective students and their families are welcome, and a complimentary lunch will be served. www.columbiacollege.edu 818-345-8414.


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.

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.


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.

Teenage Angst

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


Art Night

Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. Last fall, 14,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight. Friday, Oct. 8, 6-10 p.m.

Foodies Unite!

At the “Taste of South Lake,” guests can enjoy mouth-watering offerings from the restaurants of South Lake Avenue, live radio broadcasts and live food demonstrations and tastings. Special guest appearances by Melinda Lee and Cindy Dole with music provided by K-EARTH 101. Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Construction Woes

Starting Monday, October 4, 2010 to Wednesday, October 6, 2010, the city will be repairing broken and damaged sidewalks, curbs, and driveways on the west side of Flores Street between Santa Monica Boulevard and Fountain Avenue. Also included is Sweetzer Avenue between Santa Monica Boulevard and Fountain Avenue.

On Thursday and Friday, they will work on the east side of the street. This will work best for parking, street sweeping and trash pick up.

Art and Food for WeHo

The Avenues: Art, Fashion and Design District and Los Angeles Times Magazine is pleased to present TASTE ART, an inaugural series of innovative dining events that pair West Hollywood’s premier art galleries and restaurants, choreographing culturally-enriching dinner experiences. “Art Tastings” will take place at participating restaurants each Tuesday evening during the month of October featuring diverse and inventive collaborations for every style, taste and budget.

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