TOM LABONGE NEWS
Councilmember Tom LaBonge to Host Reopening of Griffith Park Bird Sanctuary
Councilmember Tom LaBonge will reopen the Griffith Park Bird Sanctuary this Wednesday, bringing another park amenity back online after the devastating Griffith Park fire of 2007.
“The reopening of the Bird Sanctuary ends another chapter of recovery for Griffith Park,” Councilmember Tom LaBonge said. “The fire brought Angelenos closer together, and now we will be able to gather in the Bird Sanctuary yet again.”
The Bird Sanctuary has been officially closed since it was destroyed in a more than 800 acre fire over 5 years ago. The Department of Recreation and Parks has completed a series of repairs to ready it for re-opening, including catch basin restoration, woodcrete fence repair, trail grading, site clean-up, and the removal of a large number of hazardous and downed trees.
The Bird Sanctuary Trail, which leads hikers uphill past the Bird Sanctuary itself, was re-opened in a ceremony by Councilmember LaBonge in 2009.
Griffith Park Bird Sanctuary
2900 N. Vermont Ave.
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 10—11 a.m.
City Council Adjourns in Honor of Rory Fitzpatrick
The Los Angeles City Council adjourned recently in memory of Rory Fitzpatrick, who worked for nearly a decade as Chief of Field Operations for the Fourth District. Fitzpatrick was a childhood friend of Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who was honored to host Fitzpatrick’s two daughters, Jennifer and Amy, in Council chambers. On Thursday, over 150 attendees came to share stories and laughs at a memorial for Rory Fitzpatrick, held in Griffith Park. He will be dearly missed.
LaBonge Attends Sherman Oaks Toy Drive
Above, Councilmember Tom LaBonge stands with officers from the Van Nuys Division of Los Angeles at the Holiday Toy Drive hosted by the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association. The event, hosted by Gelson’s in Sherman Oaks, gathered much-needed holiday toys for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
LaBonge Celebrates Holidays with Open House
From l, Gloria Pink, Santa Claus, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Council District 4, Fritz Coleman NBC 4 News, and Beverly Pink, Pink’s Hot Dogs (front) at the Toluca Lake Holiday Open House.
Hollywood Sign Unveiled with Fresh Coat of Paint
Chris Baumgart of the Hollywood Sign Trust, Jay Davisson of Sherwin-Williams, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, and John Kirk Mukri of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks were present for a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to unveil a completely repainted Hollywood Sign. Weeks of work and nearly 400 gallons of donated paint from Sherwin-Williams went into the effort to give the Sign a fresh face.
LAPD North Hollywood Area Holiday Toy Drive
Collecting thru Dec. 21, our goal this year is to pass out 2,000 toys to the neighborhood children. Thanks to your generosity and support we hope to meet that goal.
Please drop off your new unwrapped toys at the following locations:
North Hollywood Police Station –
11640 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood
Four N 20 Restaurant –
4554 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City
Four N 20 Restaurant –
5600 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys
The Magnolia Grille Restaurant –
10530 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood
Nat’s Early Bite Restaurant –
14115 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks
10001 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake
Studio City Hand Car Wash –
11514 Ventura Blvd., Studio City
The Good Earth Restaurant –
12345 Ventura Blvd., Studio City
For more information please contact the North Hollywood Division Community Relations Office at (818) 623-4001. For larger donations a federal tax identification number is available.
Electronic Waste Collection Event at Pasadena Christian School
Recyclable materials include but are not limited to:
- TVs (LCD, Plasma, CRT)
- Audio/Video Equipment
- Cell Phones
- Miscellaneous Computer Equipment
- Personal Electronic Devices
- Automobile Batteries
- In addition to many other electronic devices
- No fluorescent light bulbs or hazardous materials (i.e. engine oil, household chemicals, paint, etc.) will be accepted at the collection site.
Business electronic waste is accepted for free. Please do not drop off e-waste at PCS until the day of the event.
Pasadena Christian School
Garfield Parking Lot (This is the “carline”
parking lot behind the school.)
1492 N. Garfield Ave.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.—2 p.m.
Contact PCS Computer Lab Teacher Mr. Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the E-Waste Center for more info.