Tom LaBonge News
The Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power urges residents to conserve as much energy as possible today as the Station Fire rages in the Angeles National Forest and high temperatures continue to increase energy demand from customers. The fires continue to burn in the Angeles National Forest and other parts of Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Jonathan Fielding urged residents who live in areas where they can see smoke or smell it to be cautious and to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.
Mark your calendars for the City of Los Angeles’ 228th birthday. This event is celebrated every year with Los Pobladores Walk from San Gabriel Mission to El Pueblo in Downtown Los Angeles. Walkers begin at 6 a.m. and are greeted with festivities at about 9 a.m. at El Pueblo.
On Thursday, the Councilmember helped open the beautifully rehabilitated Alexandria House Apartments in Koreatown. The 16-unit building provides low-income housing, social services and child care to its tenants. The agency restored the building with $3.5 million in bond money and a $2.725 million loan from the Community Redevelopment Agency. Because of its high level of energy efficiency, Alexandria House Apartments also earned an additional $200,000 loan from a Los Angeles Housing Department/Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) program. Congratulations to everyone at Alexandria House!
The Los Angeles Police Department needs your help. The Police Commission is holding a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Friendship Auditorium (3201 Riverside Drive Los Angeles, California 90027) to gather feedback on what Angelenos want in a new police chief. Tom will be there and hopes you will, too. Other meetings are planned for other parts of the city, as well.