01-29-14

TOM LABONGE NEWS

Yucca’s New Breakfast Menu
T07-Community News 1 LaBonge yuccabreakfast1If you’re in the Silver Lake community and craving “the best burrito you’ve ever tasted,” drop by Yucca’s on Hollywood for a delicious Yucatán home cooked meal! This year, the owner of the restaurant, Dora Herrera, is now offering a new breakfast menu that includes breakfast burritos, egg plates with Fried Plantains, and Huevos Motuleños. Councilmember LaBonge and Eric Menjivar from Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Office honored Dora and Yucca’s restaurant for serving Angelenos Yucatán home cooking since 1976!

Motions Introduced in Council by Councilmember Tom LaBonge:

Joint Use/Film Production
Motion relative to having Department of Recreation and Parks and other City Departments that need be involved, be instructed to report on all current and potential use agreements with the entertainment industry and the Los Angeles School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).

Motion Picture Studios
Motion relative to having the Planning Department, with the assistance of the CAO and the CLA, be instructed to do an assessment and report back on the number of motion picture and television studios there are in the City of Los Angeles, as well as a report back on potential incentives, programs, and funding sources designed to restore existing historical, industrial, and commercial sites and properties, for filming and other purposes that may have potential to support and reduce costs for the entertainment industry and provide more employment opportunities.

Film Production Fees
Motion relative to having the Department of Recreation and Parks be instructed to review and report back with a breakdown of the distribution of all fees (including location fees) that are required of the production companies and involved parties.

Tour Bus Headphones
Motion relative to having the CAO directed to report on the feasibility of creating an ordinance which would require all tour buses with open, roof top seating install a headphone-based system, so that the sound and audio cannot be heard by the residents.

LaCityBag.com Website
City of Los Angeles officials launched the LaCityBag.com website as part of its Bring-Your-Own-Bag Campaign and in anticipation of the Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance that took effect on Jan. 1. Under the Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance, large supermarkets such as Ralphs, Vons, Albertson’s and Wal-Mart that are located in the City of Los Angeles will no longer offer free single-use plastic carryout bags to the consumer. For more information visit LACITYBAG.COM.

LADWP Statement Regarding Statewide Drought Conditions
Los Angeles has prepared for this drought. Today, Angelenos use less water per capita than residents of any major U.S. city with a population over 1 million. Los Angeles’ Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance, which was strengthened in 2009, has resulted in unprecedented levels of water savings by LADWP’s 680,000 water customers. LADWP and other Southern California water agencies have invested in storage over the past decade. We are asking residents across the city to look for more ways to reduce their water use and encourage our customers to take advantage of money saving rebates offered by LADWP to help them save both water and money. More information on LADWP’s water conservation programs, regulations and rebate incentives can be found at ladwp.com/WaterConservation.

LOS ANGELES

“Sex and the City Zoo”
While the Los Angeles Zoo is best known as one of Southern California’s most family-friendly destinations, it’s ADULTS ONLY for “Sex and the City Zoo,” an extraordinary Valentine’s Day event celebrating romance in the animal kingdom presented by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), in the Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium. The lighthearted affair begins with a reception featuring tempting desserts, alluring wines, and “animal walk-abouts,” which include chats with keepers and the chance to observe small animals up close. The heart of the evening opens with a performance by recording artist, musician and entertainer Whitney Hall. Following the musical performance, guests are entertained with a provocative presentation about animal mating, dating, and cohabitating by Michael Dee, former Los Angeles Zoo general curator, who offers insights about relationships in the animal kingdom. “Sex and the City Zoo 5” climaxes with an intimate three-course dinner (for an additional fee) at Reggie’s Bistro inside the Zoo. Proceeds from the fifth annual event, generously sponsored by Whole Foods Market West Hollywood, support GLAZA, which funds plant and animal exhibits, species conservation, capital projects, education and community outreach, and many other programs at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Tickets, for adults (age 21 and up) only, are $30 per person for GLAZA members, plus an additional $65 per person for the dinner option; $40 per person for non-members, plus an additional $75 per person for the dinner option. Dinner option open to event ticketholders only, seating is limited, and reservations are required by

Feb. 5.
The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Free parking is available.

Los Angeles Zoo (Witherbee Auditorium)
5333 Zoo Dr.,
Saturday, Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m.

For additional information, contact (323) 644-6042 or visit lazoo.org/valentinesday.

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