Tom LaBonge News A Warning

The search for Omar Armando Loera, the sole suspect in the murder of Valley Village resident Cheree Osmanhodzic, intensified this week when Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Tom LaBonge unveiled a digital media billboard donated by Clear Channel that displays a wanted poster for Loera.

“I urge the community to be watchful,” Tom said. “Omar Armando Loera has been known to frequent Studio City, East Los Angeles and Harbor City. Be aware and if you see this man, call the LAPD North Hollywood Station.”

Don’t Rain on My Parade

Members of the LA Fire Department, Police Department and California Highway Patrol lit up Hollywood for Tom’s annual 10-4 Day Parade on Monday. The group caravanned up Hollywood Boulevard in vintage police cars to salute Los Angeles public safety personnel. Special guests included radio host KRTH’s Shotgun Tom Kelly and actor Larry Wilcox, co-star of the late 70s TV show, “CHiPs.”

“The parade is intended to be fun, but it does carry a serious message. Let’s appreciate our public safety officers and all they do to protect and serve the public,” Tom said.

New In Town

The Consul General of Israel and Councilmember LaBonge welcomed the new Consul General of Egypt on Friday in Council. The event came after President Hosni Mubarak signed a presidential decree moving the Egyptian Consulate to Los Angeles. Members of the Los Angeles Sister Cities organization, of which Tom is the president, also attended. Tom joined Consuls General Jacob Dayan and Dr. Hesham Elnakib to speak in City Council about this historic day.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to welcome the Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Los Angeles,” Tom said. “I’m very happy that today’s tremendous celebration was joined by Consul General Jacob Dayan of Israel. I think today’s welcome was as warm as our famous Los Angeles sun, and I hope Dr. Hesham Elnakib enjoys his new post.”


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.

Happy Halloween!

A number of Halloween events are being hosted locally this month, offering residents an opportunity to stay local this Halloween season. Old Town Newhall is ramping up to host spooktacular events throughout the month of October. The Heritage Haunt, which starts Friday, October 15, and runs every Friday and Saturday until Halloween, and the Zombie March, which happens on October 23, both offer frightful events that will get you ready for Halloween.

The Heritage Haunt is a non-profit event to help raise funds for the SCV Historical Society. Haunt zones include a setting of the Old West, Haunted Indian Trail, and a Séance that takes place in a real Haunted House. Other activities include a Pirate themed area with a cannon shooting Pirate Ship and the Haunts main attraction; the Heritage Haunt Hayride of Nightmares, the largest and longest Hayride in all of Los Angeles County. Heritage Haunt is located at Hart Park/Heritage Junction in Old Town Newhall. Heritage Haunt is open from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on October 15-16-22-23-29-30.


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.


Rain, Rain Come Out to Play!

Pasadena Water and Power offers a free workshop this month to help customers make the most of the rainy season.

On Sunday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., PWP is co-sponsoring the Rainwater Catchment Systems Association’s free workshop “Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting” at the Santa Monica Airport, 3223 Donald Douglas Loop S. The workshop and fair will demonstrate how a wide variety of catchment systems work. Even though Pasadena gets relatively little precipitation, the right system can be very effective at capturing enough free water for irrigation to make it a worthwhile project for residential or commercial use.

Due to more frequent rains in autumn and winter, Pasadena’s Water Shortage Ordinance requires water customers to cut back their lawn and garden watering schedules to one day a week (Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday) from Nov. 1 through March 31. Regardless of the time of year, landscape irrigation is prohibited between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and whenever it is raining.

A Very Special Engagement

The Tolucan Times congratulates columnist Margie Barron and husband and writer Frank on their 30th anniversary on October 12. Here’s wishing them 30 more!

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