Tom LaBonge News
Over the weekend, Tom kicked off the one-mile and 5K Miracle Mile Grand Prix run at the TarFest—the weekend art, film and music festival in the Miracle Mile. This lively event showcased emerging artists, and it is quickly becoming a Los Angeles institution.
On Tuesday, September 29 in North Hollywood Park, Tom and Ed Begley, Jr. flipped the switch to illuminate the first solar-powered lights in a City of Los Angeles park.
Tom drew big applause in Hollywood on Wednesday for supporting a second subway extension (after the Wilshire Westside extension is completed) along Santa Monica Boulevard through West Hollywood. In his annual address to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Tom also discussed streamlining city government and installing permanent lights on the Hollywood High School football field. The Sheiks of Hollywood High play the Roybal Titans at the homecoming football game under the lights on Friday, October 9 at 6pm.
John Marshall High School is looking for community members who’d like to volunteer their time to help seniors apply for college. If you’re interested, please contact Susan Philips at (323) 660-4799. A meeting for volunteer “mentors” will be held on Thursday, November 5, from 3:30-6pm, where they will be matched with students.
A non-profit organization is helping homeowners restructure their mortgages at free workshops this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, which is certified by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, will be available for consultation 9am-8pm today through Monday.