Tom LaBonge News
Councilmember LaBonge and the Los Angeles Consular Corps were on hand as dancers, musicians and singers in brilliant folk costume entertained thousands of Grove shoppers on Sunday, June 7 at the 4th Annual Sister Cities Cultural Day. Councilmember Tom LaBonge is president of the Los Angeles Sister Cities non-profit organization. Between performances, he and a dozen Los Angeles-based Consuls General took a moment to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Sister City relationships between Los Angeles and both Nagoya, Japan and Eilat, Israel.
Thanks to everyone who participated in and/or contributed to the Relay for Life last weekend at the Mulholland Fountain in Los Feliz. The event, which was organized by Brigid LaBonge and Mary Frances Smith-Reynolds, raised $33,000 for cancer research.
Tom’s Annual Summer Solstice hike will be held on Monday, June 22nd at 6 p.m. This wonderful free event, which Tom has organized for more than 20 years, honors the Los Angeles Consular Corps and Los Angeles Sister Cities, Inc. Meet Tom at the north end of the Griffith Observatory parking lot for a gentle 1.5-mile hike to the top of Mount Hollywood. We’ll share a pot-luck international dinner at the summit at sunset.
Looking for FREE summer evening activities that will help you stay in shape? Join Tom for his summer evening bike rides. Rides begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings beginning on June 24th. Routes will be posted at least one week in advance on the CD4 Web site.
With the switch from analog to digital broadcasting, the City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Sanitation reminds residents and the general public to properly discard analog televisions, antennas and other electronics.
Remember that mandatory water conservation went into effect on Monday, June 1. That means restricting lawn-sprinkler use to Mondays and Thursday.