02-12-14

TOM LABONGE NEWS

Angeles Salutes Sochi Games
T09-Community News 1 LaBongeSochiPresConf4At a press conference, Councilmember LaBonge joined with Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, and Consul Alexey Kovalenko-Narochnitskiy of the Russian Consulate-General to give a salute to the Olympic Games in Sochi, from one Olympic city to another. They also hosted several members of the consular corps, representing countries that have previously held the Olympic Games. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum graciously hosted the event; the venue is the only location to have played host to the Olympic Games two times. This special collective salute to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games gave a big shout out to the great athletes of all countries in this year’s Olympic Games. Top Row, from left, USC Representative, Minsik Ahn, Consul of the Korean Consulate-General, Axel Henri Eli Cruau, Consul General of France, Barry Sanders, Dr. Bottom Row, from left, Zhao Fhangfen, Political Consul of the Chinese Consulate-General, Bernadette Greene, Deputy Consul General of the British Consulate-General, Councilmember O’Farrell, Councilmember Price, Alexey Kovalenko-Narochnitskiy, Consul of the Russian Consulate-General, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Dr. David, Bernd Fischer, Consul General of Germany and Masahiro SUGA, Deputy Consul General of the Japanese Consulate-General.

GLENDALE

After-Hours Business Mixer
You’re invited! PIRCH is Southern California’s finest source of best-in-class brands for indoor- and outdoor-kitchens, laundry rooms, and the bath. Showroom locations include Glendale, Rancho Mirage, Costa Mesa, and San Diego.

Join us in face-to-face networking at its best. While you’re here, make some new friends, and enjoy the refreshments and opportunity to win some nice prizes.
Bring along your friends and business associates! $10 — Members. $20 – Non-Members.

101 S. Brand Blvd.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

For more information, call (818) 240-7870 or email info@glendalechamber.com.

STUDIO CITY

Free “Jazz for Justice” Concert Featuring Keynote Speakers, Jane Fonda and Wendy Greuel
Don’t miss this amazing free event in support of V-Day’s One Billion Rising for Justice 2014 Campaign to end violence against women and children. This is a global movement with similar happenings occurring simultaneously in over 200 countries around the world. Experience the awesome talents of jazz vocalists: Cathy Segal-Garcia, Perlene Thurston, Anita Robles, Laura Pursell, Jody Jaress, Linda A. Smith, Danielle Skalsky, and brilliant musicians: pianist, Joel Scott; bassist, Clarence Robinson; drummer, Michael Rosen; guitarist, David Smith. Join in on a flash mob dance choreographed by Debbie Allen to the song, “Break the Chain.” Learn how to at: youtube.com/watch?v=FbiVOEk1R08. There will also be belly dancing, free t-shirts while supplies last, tabling by local organizations dedicated to the cause, and free parking on the lot.

CBS Studios
4024 Radford Ave.
Friday, Feb. 14, 6:30—7:30 p.m.

Contact Debra Graff at mnm2226@aol.com for more info.

Writer of Animation Films to Speak to Teens
Teens and pre-teens, who are interested in scriptwriting and animation films, are invited to attend a free program offered at the Studio City Branch Library. Animator and writer, David Boito, will talk about writing his latest film. He has written extensively for both television (One Tree Hill and Head of the Class) and for movies. You might know his work, “Terrifying Tales.”

This program is provided by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

Studio City Branch Library (Meeting Room)
12511 Moorpark St.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

“Sex and the City Zoo”

From l, Studio City residents Lupe and Nabeh Hartoonian, enjoying the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s “Sex and the City Zoo” evening and sweets provided by Whole Foods Market West Hollywood, which generously sponsored the event.

From l, Studio City residents Lupe and Nabeh Hartoonian, enjoying the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s “Sex and the City Zoo” evening and sweets provided by Whole Foods Market West Hollywood, which generously sponsored the event.

While the Los Angeles Zoo is best known as one of Southern California’s most family-friendly destinations, it was 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) on Feb. 8. The lighthearted affair began with a reception featuring tempting desserts, alluring wines, a performance by recording artist, musician, and entertainer Whitney Hall and “animal walk-abouts,” which included chats with keepers and the chance for an up-close visit with an Angolian python and a great horned owl. The heart of the evening was a provocative presentation about animal mating, dating, and cohabitating by Michael Dee, former Los Angeles Zoo general curator, who offered insights about relationships in the animal kingdom. 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.

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