TOM LABONGE NEWS
Tour LaBonge Cyclists Ride Through Sherman Oaks
Riders from this year’s Tour LaBonge pose in front of Fire Station 88 on Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. Cyclists rode down Sepulveda to Valley Vista to Woodman to Chandler to Van Nuys to Victory to Kester to Magnolia — 10 miles in total! Tour LaBonge continues next Wednesday evening, June 26, at 6 p.m. on Fourth Street. Riders should meet at Shatto Park at 3191 Fourth Street for a ride west toward the Miracle Mile area. Police will provide traffic control. All riders must be at least 12 years of age, wear helmets, sign waivers, and leave pets at home. See you next week!
For more information, email Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 485-3337.
Councilmember LaBonge Speaks at Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association Meeting
Councilmember Tom LaBonge stands with Richard Close, President of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association. Councilmember LaBonge spoke at the organization’s monthly meeting this Wednesday, giving attendees a summary of his first year in service to Sherman Oaks. Completed projects include traffic signal fixes, extra tree trimming on Ventura Boulevard, new streetlights, and beautification throughout the district. Councilmember LaBonge also funded the design and replanting of several medians in Sherman Oaks, and he secured funding for the installation of adult fitness equipment in Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park, as well as a new synthetic soccer field for the park.
Barham Boulevard Reduced to One Lane for LADWP Work
Work from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will reduce car traffic on Barham Boulevard to one lane in each direction next week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The primary work site will be near Barham Boulevard and De Witt Drive. The project will likely take all week, and extra traffic control will be provided. Contact District Superintendent Michael Chavez at (818) 771-4320 if you have questions.
Keeping the Promise: A Live Music Benefit for Sandy Hook Promise
Live Music, Open Bar, Documentary Short Screening. Demand Common Sense! Sponsored by Enough is Enough Media and Research. This is a nonprofit event.
Golden Road Brewing
5410 W. San Fernando Rd.
Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.
TIX and INFO online at enoughisenoughmedia.com.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Downtown Grand Park’s First-Ever 4th of July Block Party
Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party offers Angelenos a new way to experience downtown and celebrate the Fourth. A highly dynamic and creative use of light, projections, and pyrotechnics will literally light up downtown Los Angeles. This much anticipated free event, hosted by DJ Anthony Valadez of KCRW, will transform Grand Park into a celebration of the global nature of the community with world music performances from such Los Angeles-based artists as Ethio Cali and Jungle Fire. Park visitors will enjoy picnics and food trucks.
200 N. Grand Ave., between Grand Avenue
and Spring Street
Thursday, July 4, All Day, music begins at
3 p.m., light show spectacle begins at 9 p.m.
For further information, visit grandparkla.org or call (213) 972-8080.
“America — A Patriotic Concert” and Picnic Dinner
The Friends of Music, at Burbank First United Methodist Church, proudly presents “America ~ A Patriotic Concert” and picnic.
Director Roger Lamb has put together an inspirational program of both choral works, groups, duos, and solo artists. As we begin the week that celebrates our country’s birth, our music is guaranteed to have you cheering the red, white, and blue! The Chancel Choir will be performing a selection of songs that take us from a salute to all the military branches to the Civil War’s Battle Hymn of the Republic. From jazz to gospel to folk, there is something for everyone. Blessed with a talented choir of professional and amateur singers, the solo selections will range from memories of World War II to “God Bless America” to patriotic recitation.
Admission for the recital is $20 per person or $35 for two. Students from kindergarten to high school are $5 each and there is no charge for preschool age. The ticket price includes an old fashioned church picnic after the concert with Southern Fried Chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, watermelon, rolls, lemonade, and an ice cream sundae bar. The entire event is a fundraiser for The Friends of Music at Burbank First United Methodist Church.
Throughout the year they are able to present concerts with the highest quality of musicianship and performance to the community, mostly at no charge. Funds raised at this concert will enable the Friends of Music to continue this mission. Free childcare is available for toddlers and infants.
Burbank First United Methodist Church
700 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Sunday, June 30, 4 p.m.
For further information and to reserve tickets, please call the church office at (818) 845-1531.
Sherman Oaks Woman’s Club Installs New Officers
On June 5 new officers were installed by Ann Udell as the new president. Her theme for the year will be “Opening doors to the future.”
The installing officer was Debbie Pietrasyko, President of the Granada Hills Woman’s Club and also Treasurer of the Sierra-Cahuenga District. She presented each new officer with a key that represented a tool that will help in “Opening doors.”
The year ahead is being planned and the objectives of the club will be carried out. They are to promote philanthropic work and develop interest in civic and social services in the community. The Club welcomes new members to help in fulfilling its goals for the coming year. We meet the first Wednesday of each month beginning in October. If you would like to join in fellowship with a wonderful group of women who are devoted to improving the Valley Community this may be the organization for you. For more information, call (818) 761-7014.