Tom LaBonge News
Last Friday, Councilmember LaBonge and many school and community leaders watched the John Marshall High School Barristers beat the Abraham Lincoln High School Tigers, 28-0, in the homecoming game on Marshall’s brand new artificial turf football field. The Councilmember, a proud Marshall alum, was instrumental in the push to install the new track and field to replace facilities that were too small when the school first opened in 1931.
On Saturday, more than 60 volunteers from the Gay for Good community service organization worked with Council Office staff, city parks personnel, TreePeople and the Hollywood United Methodist Church to help clean up, plant and restore the heavily used Runyon Canyon Park. Volunteers spent several hours sandbagging, mulching and repairing eroded surfaces around the park in preparation for the coming rainy season. The day concluded with the planting of a new tree in the field by the Fuller Gate entrance to the park. Thank you to everyone who participated – you are truly angels in the City of Angels.
The public is welcome to see and touch the largest section of the Berlin Wall outside of its home city. It is on display now at 5900 West Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile.
Councilmember LaBonge will hold his fifth CD4 Schools Collaborative next Thursday, Nov. 5. These conferences bring together staff from city schools and City Hall to iron out solutions to issues that affect them both. Thank you to the Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax for hosting this important event.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is holding a public budget workshop on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 9:30 AM at the LADWP headquarters, 111 North Hope Street, Cafeteria Conference Center. LADWP officials will present information regarding the department’s multi-year financial plans and the adopted budgets for the 2009/2010 fiscal year. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the current budget year and its challenges, and to provide your input directly to LADWP executive management.
Toluca Lake Resident and Filmmaker
Daamen Krall will be screening his short-film Hide at this year’s Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival. The Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival, November 5-8, celebrates two milestones this year: its 10th anniversary and joining forces with the City of Ventura to bring its selection of world class feature, short, animated and documentary films to an even broader audience. Known for its welcoming, familial spirit and dedication to showcasing compelling stories from budding and established filmmakers, the Festival is located just 70 miles from Hollywood’s doorstep and has evolved into a top regional destination festival over the past ten years. Tickets to individual screenings are $10 or $7 for students with a valid student I.D.
Call (805) 640-1947 or visit www.ojai-venturafilmfestival to purchase tickets or for more information.