TOM LABONGE NEWS
Councilmember LaBonge Will Open Office in Sherman Oaks at 5121 Van Nuys Blvd.
Councilmember Tom LaBonge will be opening a field office in Sherman Oaks in the coming months at 5121 Van Nuys Blvd. Councilmember LaBonge will share space with the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council in the Economic Alliance building. The recent redistricting process has shifted the Fourth District boundaries, and Councilmember LaBonge is listening to the requests of constituents who have asked for an office closer to where they live. The office will be near Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park, in the heart of Sherman Oaks. Stay tuned for a grand opening!
LaBonge Puts in Motion on Broken Parking Meters
In response to recent confusion on the city’s policy on inoperable parking meters, Councilmember Tom LaBonge introduced a motion to instruct that parking enforcement officers immediately notify LADOT upon the discovery of broken parking meters. The motion also instructs LADOT to report on the feasibility of instituting a “chalking program” for vehicles parked at inoperable parking meters and/or pay stations. The motion was referred to the Transportation Committee.
Take Part in a Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Workshop
You are invited to take a neighborhood emergency preparedness workshop in a free program sponsored by the Emergency Management Department. Please register by going to constantassociates.com/disaster/ to confirm your reservation. Four nightly sessions will be held throughout Los Angeles in the month of February.
LaBonge Presents Certificate to Ronald Botchan
Councilmember Tom LaBonge presented retired NFL official Ronald Botchan with a commendatory certificate this past week. Before working for the NFL for over two decades, Botchan made his name as a football coach for Los Angeles City College, where he led the team to several league championships. At one point, he even coached Councilmember LaBonge, who played for the LACC team. Raised in the City of Los Angeles, Botchan was a linebacker for Belmont High School and Occidental College. In addition to his role as an NFL official, he simultaneously worked as an incredible teacher at Los Angeles City College for many years. Councilmember LaBonge thanked Botchan for his decades of service to the students of Los Angeles and to the National Football League.
The L.A. Catholic Alumni Club Singles Valentine’s Dance
The L.A. Catholic Alumni Club Singles hosts its Valentine’s Dance. All are welcome. Admission is $18. Soul Provider Live Band.
450 W. Pioneer Dr.
Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.—Midnight
Call (818) 759-1545 for further info.
“Ash Wednesday” Jazz Comes to Toluca Lake
The 40-day Christian observance of Lent begins in a special way, with an hour of great jazz at the Toluca Lake United Methodist Church.
“Ash Wednesday” is typically a day of penitence and preparation for symbolically journeying with Jesus to the cross. Toluca Lake United Methodist church brings to their observance a large dose of meditation and inspiring jazz music performed by Natalie Cole pianist Josh Nelson as well as Dave Robaire on bass and Dan Schnelle on drums. The Rev. Jane Voigts preaches. All are invited.
Toluca Lake United Methodist Church
4301 Cahuenga Blvd.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7—8 p.m.
For more information, call (818) 761-5897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Annual “Litigation Awards Dinner”
The Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), heralded for championing access to justice, an independent judiciary, and the Rule of Law, honors two legal luminaries at the Third Annual “BHBA Litigation Awards Dinner.” The Hon. Christina A. Snyder, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, receives the “Ronald M. George Award for Judicial Excellence,” named for the former California Supreme Court Chief Justice who retired in 2011. Marshall B. Grossman, a highly respected trial lawyer and partner of the Los Angeles-based law firm Bingham, receives the “Excellence in Advocacy Award,” which honors a trial lawyer whose case successes have resulted from expert legal skills, unique trial strategy and courtroom teamwork, and who also gives back to the legal profession and the community.
The Beverly Hills Bar Association, serving the Los Angeles region since 1931, is the sixth largest bar association in California with more than 5,500 members. Its mission is to serve its members, to lead the legal profession, and to advocate for justice in the community.
Tickets for the Third Annual “Beverly Hills Bar Association Litigation Awards Dinner” are $195 per person ($225 after Feb. 11).
Montage Beverly Hills
225 N. Canon Dr.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m.
For tickets and information call (310) 601-2422 or visit bhba.org.
11th Year. $111,000!
Dec. 23 and 24, 2012 marked the eleventh year of Kling Street Kids, a local children’s charity event for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Year one started in 2002 with four kids raising $500 and, this year, there were 65 members who raised $17,000! Over the years, thanks to the help of the Toluca Lake community, the Kling Street Kids have raised over $111,000 for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles! Despite the rainy weather, we had more people than ever come to the event in order to enjoy the snow, photo booth, baked goods, glitter tattoos, silent auction, raffle, Starbucks coffee, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and more. During the two day charity event over 150 Pillow Pets were adopted for kids in the hospital and on Christmas Eve they were delivered by seven Kling Street Kids members to the children’s cancer ward at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. We would like to thank everyone who came and participated in the event this year! We would not have been able to do it with out all of you!
See you at the 12th annual event this December 2013!