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Tom LaBonge News

Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

After much lobbying from the Council Office and community, the city is beginning the re-surfacing of Beverly Boulevard between Wilton Place and Rossmore Boulevard. Please be patient while this busy stretch of the boulevard receives much-needed repair.
Councilmember LaBonge welcomed 3,600 middle and high school music and art students to the Greek Theater this week for a free symphony concert sponsored by Friends of the Observatory (FOTO), the non-profit organization that raises funds for the Griffith Observatory. The event, which was coordinated through Council District 4, featured music that was inspired by astronomy. Guest star Leonard Nimoy narrated a piece composed by the Symphony.
Note to train buffs: The Travel Town Museum will show off recent restoration work at Depot Day on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11am-3pm. There will be tours, wood-carving demonstrations, music and more.
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.
John Marshall High School is looking for community members who’d like to volunteer their time to help high school seniors apply to college. If you’re interested, please contact Susan Philips at sphilips4@aol.com or call (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.

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