TOM LABONGE NEWS
Award Announced for Sherman Oaks Murder
Councilmember LaBonge has announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individuals responsible for the murder of Raul Lopez, an employee at Hoagies and Wings of Sherman Oaks.
Councilmember LaBonge Introduces Motions at Metro Board
This week Councilmember LaBonge served on the MTA Board and used the opportunity to introduce two key motions aimed at speeding up Valley transportation. The first motion asks Metro to investigate the feasibility of building a connector from US-101 northbound to SR-134 eastbound, which would ease traffic alongBarham Boulevard. The second motion asks Metro to study adding on to the existing westbound and eastbound lanes on SR-134 at the US-101/SR-170 interchange to add additional two lanes in each direction within the existing right-of-way.
Relay For Life
Join the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life as they host a 3 mile run, 15-obstacle fitness challenge in LA Historic State Park. The event raises funds for research, education, and free patient service programs in LA including transportation to treatment-related appointments, wigs, lodging, summer day camp, college scholarships, information, and support programs.
Los AngelesStateHistoric Park
1245 N. Spring St.
Sunday, Sept. 9, Registration is at 7 a.m., Event begins at 8 a.m.
For more information, visit Facebook.com/FightBackFitnessChallenge.
Library to Have Ghost-buster Speak
Teens, preteens, and interested adults are invited to attend a program on the “History of Ghost-busting.” It will be given at the Studio City Branch Library, by “Deanne,” a staff member of the Psychic Eye Book Shop in Sherman Oaks. She will acquaint those present with theories and practices of ghost-busting. She has assisted others in this activity and has led teams, who ghost-bust.
Deanne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Parapsychic Science and many certifications among which are: reflexology, acupressure, and Reiki therapy.
The program reflects the library’s Summer Reading Theme for Teens, which is “Own the Night.” It is sponsored by the Friends of the Studio City Branch Library, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, and several major foundations.
StudioCityBranch Library (Meeting Room)
12511 Moorpark St.
Thursday, Aug. 2, 3-4 p.m.
For further information, you may call the library at (818) 755-7873.
Cardboard Box City 2012
TheFourthAnnualCardboardBoxCity, benefiting Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, shines a spotlight on the plight of homeless families in our community while giving participants an opportunity to see what it’s like to spend the night without a roof over their heads.
Prospective residents pay a minimum of $15 per person ($10 per person for groups of 10+) to sleep overnight atCardboardBoxCityincluding dinner and a movie. In addition, participants are encouraged to get pledges from their friends, family, and co-workers much like a walk-a-thon. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative dwelling and most money raised by an individual. The top fundraiser will be named Mayor of Box City and receive the Key to the City.
CardboardBoxCityis open to all ages and affiliations. Service organizations, school service clubs, and youth groups are encouraged to use this event as a community service and service-learning project. The activities and entertainment will be geared for families, and participants will sleep outdoors in a secure area. A minimum of one adult for five youth under the age of 18 is required. Bring your own cardboard box home or a pop-up tent (no stakes). There will be a carnival (extra charge), activities, entertainment, and food for participants.
GlendaleChurchof Christ (Parking Lot)
2021 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m.–7 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30
For Cardboard Box City pledge and consent forms and other information, visit www.familypromiseesfv.org/events/cardboard_box_city.html, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call