Tom Named “Local Legislator of the Year”

UCLA presented the “Local Legislator of the Year” award to Councilmember LaBonge at their annual UCLA Day with Local Government. Councilmembers Jan Perry and Ed Reyes joined in presenting Tom with the award. He was recognized for his dedication to the people of Los Angeles and the leadership he’s demonstrated over the years.

Subway to Reach the Westside

Tom voted to approve a subway connection to West Los Angeles from downtown during a one-day appointment to the Metro Board.

Tom was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to temporarily fill one of the seats for the meeting so he could vote on the historic project — a project Tom has strongly supported since 2004.

“It’s the number one complaint I hear from constituents,” Tom said. “It’s a simple solution to a major problem. We have to grow rail to cut back on traffic jams.”

North Atwater Park Ready for Expansion

Council President Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Ed Reyes joined Tom in launching the expansion and restoration effort at North Atwater Park. The park is touted as the first of several such parks to be installed along the Los Angeles River. Renewal and revitalization of the river is a career-long goal for Tom.


UCNH Chamber Economic Development Town Hall

Join the chamber for panel discussions and Q&A’s with Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Paul Krekorian. Additional panelists include Community Redevelopment Agency’s Forgiveness Loans, Enterprise Zones – Tax Credits for Businesses, Local Real Estate Developers, Local Economic Forecaster/Expert, and more. For sponsorship opportunities please contact the chamber at info@noho.org.

  • When:
    Thursday, November 4
    6:30p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:
    The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn
    4222 Vineland Ave.
    North Hollywood, 91602
  • Cost:
  • Discounted parking $5.


Boys Scouts of America Visionary Award Reception

The Western Los Angeles County Council, Boy Scouts of America has sought a way to deliver its preventative educational program to those who live in low-income and hard to serve neighborhoods. WLACC’s Scoutreach Division is holding the Visionary Award reception to Honor Tower General Contractor’s Nato Flores and Alex Guerrero and Waste Management’s Douglas Corcoran. The reception will be held on Thursday, November 4, at the Galpin Motor’s Aston Martin Showroom in North Hills. For more information, contact morendain@bsa-la.org.


The Ducking Flu

Children and their families are invited to “Duck the Flu” this season with a fun-filled afternoon at the Kidspace Children’s Museum. Preservative-free flu shots (no mercury) will be provided for children 3 years and older and their families. Everyone who receives a flu shot will receive free admission to the Kidspace Children’s Museum. Flu shots will be given by the fun and caring RN’s of Pegasus Home Health Care and a delightful petting zoo will be the setting for the onsite clinic provided by Danny’s Farm of Altadena! The even will be held Nov. 7 from noon to 3 p.m. in the museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. in Brookside Park.


New Show

The Brand Library Art Galleries is pleased to present Lovingly, Rose Peebles, an exhibition currated by Kim Schoen with MATERIAL, featuring the artwork of artists including Ginny Cook, Ulrich Gebert, Emilie Halpern, Marie Jager, Valerie Jouve, Farrah Karapetian, Virginie Litzler, Shana LUtker, Kim Schoen and Susanne Winterling. Kim Schoen is co-editor with Ginny Cook of MATERIAL, a Los Angeles-based journal for aritsts’ writings.

  • When:
    November 13 – January 7
  • Location:
    Glendale Public Library
    1601 W. Mountain St.
    Glendale, 91201


Fall Art Show

Come see downtown Burbank streets filled with talented artists at the Downtown Burbank Fall ARTS Festival. Four blocks of art for sale by 80 acclaimed and local artists will be on display along with numerous chalk artists and art demonstrations Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The show will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed-media and photography, as well as the chance to meet with Burbank Cultural Arts Commission representatives and explore the arts in your community. The festival will be centered on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Orange Grove.


The Three B’s

A German Festival Concert celebrating the three B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, will be featured on Saturday, November 13 at 8 p.m. at the Pierce College’s Theater on the Hill, 6201 Winnetka Ave. in Woodland Hills. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and military and $10 for students and children 12 and under. For more information, call (818) 753-3306 or purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.


Pretty Park

The City of West Hollywood will began improvements to 1343 N. Laurel Ave. in preparation of its use as a passive public park. The improvements began October 18 and will continue through November. The park area is intended to be a passive neighborhood serving park with the goal of retaining as much of the healthy vegetation as possible while providing a safe and secure setting. The area is intended to be used for quiet reflection and provide an escape from urban living.

Improvements to the site will include:

  • – ADA access to be installed and located in the area just north of the driveway
  • – A pet waste station
  • – Installation of wrought iron fencing
  • – Installation of decomposed granite paths
  • – Placement of benches, tables and trashcans
  • – Landscape thinning and clean-up
  • – Removal of two smaller trees that are impacting major specimen trees
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