LaBonge Honors Cheremoya Elementary

Councilmember Tom LaBonge was on hand at an assembly at Cheremoya Elementary School on Franklin Avenue this past week to honor its students and teachers for the school’s rising API scores. Cheremoya Elementary’s API scores rose 26 points from 818 to 844. Councilmember LaBonge handed out certificates to all the hard-working teachers at Cheremoya as well as its principal, Michelle Gorsuch. Congratulations, students!


Mark J. Saladino, Los Angeles County Tax Collector, pursuant to Sections 2609 and 2610 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, announces that annual secured property tax bills will be mailed on or before Nov. 1, 2012, to all property owners at the addresses shown on the tax roll. The California Revenue and Taxation Code does not relieve a taxpayer of the responsibility to make timely payments due to failure to receive a tax bill. Therefore, property owners who have not received a bill by Nov. 1, 2012, should immediately contact the Tax Collector’s Office by calling (213) 974-2111 or (888) 807-2111 to request a substitute tax bill. Substitute tax bills are also available at the downtown office, located at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 225 North Hill Street, First Floor Lobby, Los Angeles, California 20012, and at each office of the County Assessor. Property tax information will also be available on our website at lacountypropertytax.com.


44th Annual Police Community Partnership Luncheon

On behalf of the East Valley Police Activity League Supporters (PALS) and the North Hollywood Area of the Los Angeles Police Department, we would like to invite you to attend our 44th Annual Police Community Partnership Luncheon. This luncheon is held annually by the East Valley PALS to honor police officers, civilian employees, volunteers, and citizen heroes from the North Hollywood Area for their noteworthy efforts throughout the year.

The luncheon will be held at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. The reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12 noon. Attendance at the luncheon will likely be a minimum of 250 and perhaps as many as 400 concerned residents, business people, local dignitaries such as the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, City Council members, and high ranking officials within the Police Department.

Tickets are on sale for $30 each. Individual and corporate sponsors may reserve individual tables by purchasing blocks of ten tickets. PALS will also be distributing a luncheon booklet, which offers you an outstanding opportunity to reach a handpicked audience available through advertisement and we would print your business card for a bargain price of $25. The deadline for placing your ad is Oct. 29. Any profit from the booklet and luncheon is applied towards various police and community projects sponsored by PALS.

As you may already know, PALS is a private, non-profit charitable organization affiliated with the North Hollywood Area of the Los Angeles Police Department. Funds raised by PALS go toward supporting a variety of youth activities, and also supply the Area with equipment and support that are not otherwise available through the City’s budgetary process.

Please make your tax deductible checks payable to East Valley PALS, and mail your advertisement orders to Officer Heather Kowalczyk, North Hollywood Police Station, 11640 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. For your information, PALS State Identification Number is 0665471 and the Federal Tax Number is 23-7183528, under Section 501©3. If you need further information, contact Officer Heather Kowalczyk at (818) 623-4001.

Sportsmen’s Lodge

12825 Ventura Blvd.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.

 For further information, please call LAPD, North Hollywood Division, Community Relations Office at (818) 623-4001.

Teens to Learn About Henna at Library

Teens are invited to hear Priti Aggarwal, a locally-based instructor in the use of henna. She will talk about henna’s history as a shrub, which when it becomes a paste has medicinal and therapeutic uses. It is found all over the world. The paste is often used as a hair and skin dye. Some cultures use it for intricate patterns on the skin. These patterns are called “Mendhi.”

Our fondness for the use of tattoos is part of a long, worldwide tradition. After introducing the audience to the history of henna, Priti will apply mendhi to some attendees. The good news is that the dye is temporary in nature – lasting between one week and a month.

Those in attendance will do well to ask a parent ahead of time, if receiving an application of henna is acceptable to one’s family. Registration is limited. So please call the library and register to attend. This program is free and is sponsored by both the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Friends of Studio City Library. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Studio City Branch

L.A. Public Library

12511 Moorpark St.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 4:39—5:30 p.m.

For further information, you may call the library at (818) 755-7873.


Fall Art Show

The City of Burbank Creative Art Center Gallery presents the Burbank Art Association Fall Art Show. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.—9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.—7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.—1 p.m.; and the gallery is closed Sunday.

Creative Art Center

1100 W. Clark Ave.

November 2—15 (Opening Reception,

Friday, Nov. 2, 7—9 p.m.)


Please call for additional information

(818) 238-5397.


St. Charles Borromeo Annual Christmas Boutique

Handmade holiday and everyday articles, and decorations plus baked goods. Sunday complimentary coffee and donuts.

St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center

10830 Moorpark St.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m.—5 p.m.;

Sunday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m.—1 p.m.; and

Sunday, Dec. 2, 8 a.m.—1 p.m.

If you have any questions or need additional information, call Mary Wiser at (818) 854-1258 or email m.wiser@yahoo.com.


Dia de los Muertos with Bold Public Gallery

Brisk Iced Tea is always inspired by creativity, so to celebrate the holiday tradition of Dia de los Muertos, the bold iced tea brand has commissioned local artists to create altars and murals honoring influential people in their lives who have recently passed.

Visitors will be invited to place photos or memorabilia of their loved ones who have passed on a traditional alter. All altars will be properly blessed by Dr. Sandoval, professor of Chicano studies at CSU Northridge. Parking garage located next door.

Hold Up Art Gallery

360 E. 2nd St.

Nov. 2–16: Tuesday–Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday, 1–10 p.m.; and

Sunday, 12–6 p.m. Closed Monday.

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