TOM LABONGE NEWS
Welcome CSULA President!
As a proud Golden Eagle and alumni of Cal State L.A., Councilmember Tom LaBonge joined Councilmember Jose Huizar in welcoming the new Cal State L.A. President, William A. Covino to City Council on Tuesday. Mr. Covino began his tenure as the seventh president of California State University, Los Angeles in September. As an author and prolific writer, Doctor of Philosophy in English, former professor, and celebrated advocate for student success, Mr. Covino most recently served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fresno State.
Councilmember LaBonge and Councilmember Huizar honored him with an official proclamation from the City of Los Angeles for his scholarly accomplishments and specializations that include the history and theory of rhetoric, persuasion, imagination, and literacy. The City of Los Angeles welcomes Covino as the transformer who will help CSULA students to sharpen their critical thinking and teach them to become the leaders others want to emulate. Pictured, Councilmember LaBonge and William A. Covino.
Hollywood Christmas Parade
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time to celebrate the Christmas spirit with all our Hollywood neighbors. Each year, thousands of people from across the world gather for the famous Hollywood Christmas Parade. This year the 82nd annual parade, which benefited the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, kicked off last Sunday with some extraordinary and talented guests. One of the highlights was the arrival of this year’s Grand Marshal, Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon. The audience enjoyed the beautiful entertainment of several high school bands from all over the world to celebrity performances by Stevie Wonder, Billy Ray Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, The McClain Sisters, the Goo Goo Dolls, Kenny Loggins, William Shatner, Richie Sambora, Daughtry, Ace Young, and Diana DeGarmo. Pictured, Councilmember LaBonge and his family were honored to participate in the spectacular parade. From l, Councilmember LaBonge, Charles LaBonge (son), Mary-Catherine LaBonge (daughter), and Brigid LaBonge (wife).
Covered California Enrollment Fair
St. Frances DeSales Catholic Church/School (Auditorium)
13360 Valleyheart Dr., Sherman Oaks
Friday, Dec. 20, 2—8 p.m.
Santa’s Coming to Town! Toluca Lake Farmers Market
Santa will be there. Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa come to Santa’s Village and bring the kids, the dog, and get in the Christmas Sprit with us! Music, Fun, Candy Canes, Booths for Presents, Food, and Carolers. Santa will be taking kids’ wish list or write a letter to Santa — he will respond.
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Sundays, Dec. 15 & 22, 9:30a—230p (Santa will be there from 11a—2p)
For info call or e-mail Terra, (818) 319-4228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists from the History of Rock n Roll Record Song for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)” has been released as an anthem for the Holiday Season in support of the children of St. Jude. In one of the most memorable collaborations since “We Are the World,” the Rockers For St. Jude — a gathering of celebrated musicians from the history of rock n roll — joined talents during The Rock n Roll Autograph Show in Los Angeles to record this heart-driven song.
Available now on digital download sites around the world, fifty cents from each download of the song will benefit the work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in finding cures for pediatric catastrophic diseases.
The benefit song is written and produced by legendary guitarist and songwriter Dick Wagner (“The Maestro of Rock”; Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, KISS, and more). Wagner says: “There is more love in the human heart than can ever be given away. This song is about giving a small part of that endless supply in your heart.”
Among the more than 50 rockers performing are Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad) on vocals; Chicago founder Danny Seraphine on drums; bass superstar Lee Sklar (James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Dolly Parton, Jackson Brown); Fred Mandel on piano (Alice Cooper, Queen, Supertramp, Elton John); guitarists Elliot Easton (The Cars) and Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson); and legendary Trini Lopez on lead vocals.
Buy it on iTunes, Amazon.com, cdbaby.com, and on digital download sites around the world. The perfect holiday gift from the heart! View the YouTube video here: youtube.com/watch?v=zHIgQkmXaWg.
Brookside Golf Club’s Toys for Tots Golf Tournament
Brookside Golf Club will host their first annual Toys for Tots Golf tournament to help collect unwrapped toys and donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
For over 60 years the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has collected new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distributed those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children across the nation.
Join Brookside Golf Club this season and support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by signing up to golf and/or becoming a sponsor today!
$75 Per Player with an Unwrapped Toy
$85 Per Player without an Unwrapped Toy
Gold Sponsor: $800 – includes a foursome in the tournament, a hole tee sign, logo in event program, and acknowledge at the awards cocktail reception
Silver Sponsor: $500 – includes a twosome in the tournament, a hole tee sign, logo in event program, and acknowledge at the awards cocktail reception
Bronze Sponsor: $300 – includes a hole tee sign, logo in event program, and acknowledge at the awards cocktail reception
*You can also ensure your logo placed in the event program and/or on a hole tee sign with donations of raffle items, food and beverages, services and unwrapped toys.
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a 501C3 nonprofit organization. All sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. Federal tax ID# 20-3021444.
Friday, Dec. 13
8 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Putting Contest, and Practice Range Balls
10 a.m. Shotgun Start
3 p.m. Awards, Raffles, & Holiday Cocktail Reception
Call or Email Kimberly & Lauren at Brookside Golf Club to sign up your foursome or become a sponsor today! Call (626) 577-4497 ext. 203 or email Tournaments@brooksidegc.com.