04-30-14

TOM LABONGE NEWS

Caltech, JPL and The Keck Institute for Space Studies Hosts Briefing on Recent Earthquakes
In light of the recent Earthquakes this past month, Caltech, JPL and the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) hosted a briefing about Earthquakes in Southern California. Attendees had the opportunity listen to Caltech’s lead earthquake researcher regarding ways Council offices can inform their constituents about seismic activity in California. Councilmember LaBonge would like to remind everyone to remember to have a Family Safety Plan in place. As stated on the FEMA website, prepare yourself and your family to react safely, take cover, survive on your own, stay in contact, and care for people, pets, and property. As we all know, emergency preparedness is vital, therefore, if constituents are interested in becoming CERT certified, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program offers a disaster preparedness course designed for business and community organizations in the City of Los Angeles.

Visit citizencorps.fema.gov for more information.

*Scam Alert*
Beware of Imposters Posing As LADWP Workers
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) cautions customers to beware of impostors posing as utility personnel making service-related telephone calls. These impostors seek to obtain money via a bogus unpaid LADWP balance by asking the customer to go to a nearby pharmacy and call a specific telephone number back with the customer’s financial information, or by demanding that they pay their bill with a pre-paid cash card. LADWP customers have reported increasing incidents of this scam, and the Department is acutely aware of this scheme and on security alert regarding this and other fraudulent practices. The LADWP never calls customers seeking personal banking information. To report suspicious activity to the Department: call LADWP Security Services at (213) 367-3373 or (213) 367-9111, or email SecurityServicesWebNotification@ladwp.com, or visit www.ladwp.com and click Security Issue under Contact Us.

LOS ANGELES

Ed Asner in “It’s Theatre, Darling”
American Science Theatre presents Emmy Winner Edward Asner in “It’s Theatre, Darling” – Ten Short Comedy Plays: A Staged Reading.

$15 presale tickets / $17 at the door / $10 for seniors. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free parking. Reception following last performance.

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Saturday, May 3, 7 p.m.

For show tickets, email reservations@americansciencetheatre.com or by phone at (323) 806-8770.

L.A. River Cleanup
Friends of the Los Angeles River presents La Gran Limpieza, The Great L.A. River CleanUp, cleaning the river for 25 years.
Taking place two Saturdays, 9 a.m. to Noon:

May 3: Narrows
May 10: Estuary

For more information visit folar.org.

PASADENA

A Noise Within Presents An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group – a performance of stand-up comedy about “getting up there.” L.A.’s longest-running climate clairvoyant knows that we all get older, “weather” we like it or not — but Fritz proves that humor lets us do it like heroes. Aimed at the Boomer generation, this benefit show focuses on the shared experiences of the post-War generation, but folks of all ages will relish this beloved weatherman’s comic charm.

Fritz Coleman is NBC4 Southern California’s weathercaster for NBC4 News at 5, 6, and 11 p.m. A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather. He joined NBC4 in February 1982 as the weekend weathercaster, and moved up to weekdays in June 1984. Coleman has been named “Best Weathercaster” in nearly every major paper in Southern California.

A longtime stand-up comic, Coleman has performed at The Improvisation, The Ice House, and other Southern California comedy clubs. Coleman has written, produced, and starred in three one-man plays: “It’s Me! Dad!,” “The Reception,” and “Tonight at 11!”

A Noise Within
3352 E. Foothill Blvd.
Monday, May 12, 8 p.m.

Maturity and meteorology: with Fritz, the forecast is always funny. All tickets are $40. For tickets and info, call (626) 356-3100 ext. 1 or visit anoisewithin.org.

ALL OVER

Dress A Deserving High School Graduate
In Memory of Constance J. Knowles we are working together to continue her legacy through our Dress A Graduate & College Scholarship Fund.
Each recipient from our local high schools will be recognized & rewarded for all of their hard work and dedication to their education in memory of a loving and dedicated educator who taught our communities’ “at-risk youth” to succeed for over 20 years.

Call Debra Knowles-Hill to make your donation by phone (800) 894-7201 ext. 301. You can also make your donation online at ptsaforbetterschools.org.

Writers & Photographers Wanted
Are you an outgoing person who’d like to cover the “beat” of the Valley? We’re looking for experienced photographers & writers to profile local businesses in our paper. If you think this is you, shoot us an email: info@tolucantimes.com.

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