Joy of Freelance Writing
Ken McAlpine’s writings have appeared in national magazines and newspapers. His nonfiction books include a fresh perspective about what matters most.
Ken’s historical fictional novels take the reader on a scenic tour of nature and the possibility of redemption, at any age.
The Goebel Senior Center,
Lupine Meeting Room
385 East Janss Rd.
Saturday, April 14, 11:15 a.m.—1:15 p.m.
Sign up for free membership and free
attendance for all writers at
Toluca Lake Elementary School Beautification Day
Students, families, staff, and community members will work together to replant our garden, spruce up the playground, and give some of the toys and classrooms a much needed cleaning. Lunch for volunteers will be provided by the PTA, and is being donated by Togo’s Sandwiches on Pass Avenue. Councilman Tom LaBonge’s office is also sponsoring a portion of the event, providing funding for our grounds staff that day and hopefully stopping by to say hello and receive our thanks. The Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council is also providing plants and equipment for us to use to beautify our school. This is a true community event!
Toluca Lake Elementary
Saturday, April 28, 9-11:30 a.m. (Gardening); 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Lunch)
LAVC Athletic Hall of Fame
Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) Athletic Hall of Fame Committee recently made its selection of its 2012 class. It now moves forward to produce and coordinate the annual induction banquet scheduled on Saturday, June 30, 2012.
Known for its rich history in athletics, more than 200 individuals, coaches, and team members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2007 and celebrating its sixth year!
“Since its inaugural induction, many nominations continue to be received by the LAVC Hall of Fame (HOF) Committee and it was quite an honor to select our inductees who will make up the 2012 Class,” said HOF Committee member and Nomination Chair Brick Durley.
The Class of the 2012 LAVC Athletic Hall of Fame includes: Jim Arellanes, David Babiracki, Diana Hoffman, Tim Knappen, Jim Malkin, Trung Nguyen, Terrell Ray, Rock Richmond, and Mike Wiley.
For more information, call the Los Angeles Valley College Foundation at (818) 947-2618 or visit www.lavc.edu. Click “Community” and then “Athletic Hall of Fame.”
Free Divorce Workshop
Experts answer your questions. It will be held the second Saturday of every month. RSVP at (818) 348-6700.
The Law Collaborative, APC
21051 Warner Center Ln., Ste. 100
Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.—12 p.m.
Arroyo’s Edge: Greene & Greene Interiors 2012
Participants will have the rare opportunity to visit six privately-owned properties designed by Charles and Henry Greene between 1902 and 1915 that are rarely, if ever, opened to the public. The tour features acclaimed architectural features and design by the masters of the American Arts & Crafts movement. The tour includes the Duncan-Irwin house (1906-08), the Mary Ranney house (1907), the F. W. Hawks house (1906), the Van Rossem-Neill house (1903-06), the Louise T. Halstead house (1905-15), and the James Culbertson garden (1902-14) — in Pasadena’s historic Park Place neighborhood. General Admission is $85 per person; $50 for children under 12. Member Admission is $75 per person.
Park Place Neighborhood, 4 Westmoreland Pl.
Sunday, April 22, 12 Noon—5 p.m.
(Last Entry 4 p.m.)
For tickets visit www.gamblehouse.org or call (626) 793-3334.
The Movie Guys LIVE
Created by The Second City alum Paul Preston, “The Movie Guys LIVE” is an original sketch comedy show — all about movies — packed with insanity and energy. Based on the popular podcast, “The Movie Guys” take a look at the month’s slate of new releases and gives them the business. Straight-up lampooning, sketches you can only see live, and edgy rants build a comedy format like nothing else in L.A. Admission is $10.
The Second City
6560 Hollywood Blvd., Second Floor
Thursday, April 5, 8 p.m.
(New show the first Thursday of every month)
For tickets, visit
TOM LABONGE NEWS
Toluca Lake community leaders at the unveiling of a plaque honoring the donors who helped the City of Los Angeles purchase Cahuenga Peak — 138-acres west of the Hollywood Sign, which will be added to Griffith Park. The Aileen Getty Ridge Trail from the Hollywood Sign to Cahuenga Peak was also opened and hiked for the first time at the event on March 22. From l, front row, Tim Hawkins, Terry Davis, and Alice Roth; back row, Councilman Tom LaBonge, Janice Eaton, Beverly Ventriss, and Jessica Miller.