Tom LaBonge News Happy Birthday, LAX

Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX’s) Gateway, one of the most recognizable landmarks in Los Angeles, officially turned 10 on Monday, Oct. 25. Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Bill Rosendahl joined airport officials to applaud the organizations charged with the gateway’s design and construction.

“Commemorating our landmarks is part of loving Los Angeles,” Tom said. “You know you’ve arrived at LAX when you see those glowing pylons and the beautiful landscape that surrounds them. Behind every great landmark is a team of people who work day and night to make it very special.”

Read a Book!

Tom introduced a motion on Friday, Oct. 22 to add one more day to libraries’ days of service. The motion calls the Library Department to restructure each library’s 38 open hours to a more patron-friendly schedule which should include a sixth day. The motion will be heard in the Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee at a later date. For more information, visit www.tomlabonge.com.

Local Star

Ed Romano, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Warner Bros., has renewed his contract and will serve in this capacity through the end of 2013, it was announced today by Barry Meyer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros., to whom Romano directly reports.

Romano, a Toluca Lake native who has served 16 years in his current position, is responsible for all of the company’s financial activities, including financial reporting, budgeting and planning for future business growth. In addition, he is also responsible for Management Information Services, Studio Facilities and Corporate Real Estate.

“Ed is an incredibly strategic and prudent guardian of the company’s finances. He has seen the company through a myriad of changes in the way our businesses and industry operate, and his counsel has never failed us,” Meyer said. “We’re all extremely pleased that Warner Bros. will have the continued benefit of his experience and expertise.”


Louis Gossett, Jr.

The Los Angeles City Council and the Film Advisory Board honored Louis Gossett, Jr. at the Seniors Celebrating Life 10th annual luncheon at the Los Angeles Convention Center – The room was packed with enthusiastic guests.

When host, Councilwoman Jan Perry, who represents the Ninth District introduced honored celebrity guest Gossett the cheers were evident.

Academy Award Winner, philanthropist and founder of the Eracism Foundation – dedicated to eliminating racism from the minds of each child he meets. Louis Gossett, Jr. believes children are a good start to improve future generations from such destructive posturing. His book – An Actor and a Gentlemen was so well received he ran out of books to sign.

Gossett received the Resolution of Achievement from the Los Angeles City Council and the Award of Excellence from the Film Advisory Board – for his outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment. Councilwoman Jan Perry received the Award of Excellence for her good deeds in humanitarian and environmental causes.

The Film Advisory Board had the opportunity to give the Award of Excellence to Mara New – for her outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment, producer Agnes – Nicole Winter for her film The Gold and the Beautiful and Larry Covin – for his extraordinary kindness and talent that bring joy to the world.

An Important Cause

Join Volunteering Love for an evening of music and comedy to help open their second orphanage in Faridabad, India. Special guests include Anna Bohn, Jeanette Meyer, Gabe Pallo, Chris Duque, Sara Elbert, and many others.

WHERE: Elderberries
7564 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
WHEN: Saturday Nov 6th
TIME: 7:30pm
COST: $20 at the door
(includes dinner and a show)


Support Your Local Artists

The Burbank Art Association Fall Juried Show will be held at the City of Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery from Nov. 5-18. The opening reception will be on Friday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The public is invited to meet the artists who work in various media, including acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolors and collage. Traditional and non-traditional work will be represented. Awards will be presented to the winners during the opening reception. The Creative Arts Center Gallery is located at 1100 W. Clark Ave. in Burbank. For more information, contact the gallery at (818) 238-5397.

Free Screening

The NoHo Library will have a free screening of Logan’s Run starring Michael York and Richard Jordan on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. The library is located at 5211 Tujunga Ave. Admission is free and there will be popcorn! For more information, call (818) 766-7185.

Burbank Wants You!

Live in Burbank? Work in Burbank? Travel within Burbank? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the City of Burbank wants to hear from you.

Across the next several months, the City will be inviting residents and other stakeholders to share their transportation needs and priorities as the City prepares a citywide Mobility Study. Funded in part by a planning grant from the California Department of Transportation, the purpose of the Mobility Study is to identify and quantify existing mobility needs, compile a comprehensive inventory of all transportation services within Burbank, and prioritize short-term transportation and local transit system improvements and enhancements. Even if one isn’t a regular bus or train rider, it’s easy to see how an effective transportation program positively impacts the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.


Christmas Shopping

The St. Charles Annual Christmas Boutique will be held Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The boutique will feature handmade Thanksgiving and Christmas creations, including gifts, crafts, decorations and baked goods. There will also be Sunday breakfast served by the Knights of Columbus. The event will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center, 10830 Moorpark St. in North Hollywood at the corner of Lankershim and Moorpark.

Used Book Sale

Come check out a wide variety of used books at great prices. Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. North Hollywood Regional Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave. (corner of Tujunga and Magnolia). For more information, call (818) 766-7185.


Cancelled Meeting

The regularly Scheduled Civil Service Commission Meeting originally scheduled for today has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled Civil Service Commission Meeting will be held on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m.

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