Tom LaBonge News
Tom joined Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Speaker of the California Assembly Karen Bass, City Council President Eric Garcetti and a host of California government, labor and environmental officials in supporting construction of a high-speed train system here. At a press conference in Union Station, the officials announced their joint request for $4.7 million in federal stimulus funding for the engineering, design and construction of the new train system.
If you’re an avid or casual biker, you’ll be happy to hear that the City of Los Angeles has released its Draft Bicycle Plan, and will be holding a series of workshops throughout the Los Angeles area to gather public feedback on it. The workshops are scheduled to begin on October 22. The Department of Transportation will also make presentations to Neighborhood Councils, bicycle advocacy groups and other groups.
If you’ve always wanted to visit the Hollywood Wax Museum and never did, now is the time to go. Many Hollywood museums, attractions, restaurants and hotels are offering discounts this month to anyone who lives in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside or Ventura Counties through the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s LOHO program.
Tom and actor/activist Ed Begley, Jr. switched on the first solar-powered lights in a Los Angeles park this week. The 28 energy-efficient, cost-effective lights will keep North Hollywood Park on Magnolia Avenue safe for joggers and residents long into the evening.