TOM LABONGE NEWS
Coldwater Canyon Avenue Closure
Coldwater Canyon Avenue has closed as LADWP replaces a 100-year-old pipeline with a new welded steel pipeline. The original pipeline was installed in 1914 at the direction of William Mulholland. Coldwater Canyon Avenue will be closed from Ventura Boulevard to Mulholland Drive Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 25. One lane will be kept open in each direction at all other times. There will be no work on Sundays.
LaBonge Roasted and Skewered for Charity
From l, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Harvey Englander, Councilmember Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Controller Wendy Greuel, Councilmember Eric Garcetti, and Arnie Berghoff. The group converged this week at the Beverly Hilton to raise money for the American Diabetes Assocation at the 16th Annual Los Angeles Political Roast. This year’s target was Councilmember LaBonge, and over $500,000 was raised for charity.
Toluca Lake Homeowners Host Annual Meeting
Councilmember Tom LaBonge appeared at the Toluca Lake Homeowner’s Association Annual Meeting this week, with a certificate to honor Terry Davis, a longtime Toluca Lake resident. Davis was formerly the President of the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council, a Boardmember on the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce, and a Boardmember on the Toluca Lake Homeowners Association. She is leaving Toluca Lake to move across town, but she benefited the community greatly with her years of generosity and participation as an activist. We will miss you in the Fourth District, Terry!
Discuss the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Study
Metro is inviting local input on the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, and stakeholders are invited to meet at the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. Validated parking is available at the Sylvan/Sylmar Avenue parking lot.
Words, Wit, & Wisdom
Book & Authors Luncheon
This event is presented by the Brandeis National Committee, San Fernando Chapter.
12833 Ventura Blvd.
Thursday, April 11, 10 a.m.
For reservations and ticket information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 905-5393.
Burbank Community Theater Meeting
Julia Swanwick, a Burbank resident, has started the Burbank Community Theater group to supply a creative outlet for theater-lovers in the area. The theater group is open to people of all ages throughout Burbank and surrounding cities. Come to their first meeting – all are welcome!
4150 Riverside Dr.
Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m.
For more information, call (508) 254-5304 or email BurbankCommunityTheater@gmail.com.
Nikhil Korula to Perform Live
Fresh off a string of successful live performances at the recent “Concerts at Sundance” music series (held in conjunction with the Sundance Film Festival), vocalist and bandleader Nikhil Korula, noted for his rock-acoustic sound, will play a medley of original compositions and other rock classics, showcasing his diverse musical influences in a solo acoustic performance.
Classically trained in opera and voice from the age of 5, Korula has shared the stage with everyone from opera giant Placido Domingo to pop star Barry Manilow, The Roots, and such chart toppers as John Mayer, Jason Mraz, the Dave Matthews Band, Erykah Badu, the late Luther Vandross, and more. Admission is free!
16151 Parthenia St.
Saturday, March 30, 10 p.m.
For more information about the event please contact Herman (818) 599-9002.
For more information on the Nikhil Korula Band, please visit nkband.com.
Young Musicians Foundation Family-Friendly Concert
New music director Roger Kalia will conduct the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in a program of family-friendly classical compositions. The free concert will open with Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite enhanced with multi-media illustrations by Jonathan Mayer and Scott Winters for each of the five stories. The 3rd movement of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto will profile the virtuosity of 16-year-old Leah Hansen, winner of the 2012 Discovery Prize in the National Debut Concerto Competition sponsored by YMF. Tchaikovsky’s exciting and triumphant Symphony No. 5, one of the composer’s most popular and accessible works, will close the concert.
The Debut Orchestra is the flagship program of the Young Musicians Foundation and is one of the oldest and most successful pre-professional training orchestras in the country. Debut Orchestra alumni are members of Los Angeles Philharmonic and many other orchestras in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and
450 N. Grand Ave.
Sunday, April 7, 4 p.m.
For additional information contact Young Musicians Foundation at (310) 859-7668 or visit: ymf.org.