TOM LABONGE NEWS
Faith Leaders, City Officials Ask For Peace
Councilmember Tom LaBonge stood with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, City Attorney Mike Feuer, and numerous faith leaders to stand in solidarity against all forms of bias, intolerance, and violence in the City of Los Angeles. The officials gathered in response to a series of sectarian attacks in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. By taking a proactive approach, the leaders emphasized the City of Los Angeles’s affirmation of relgious freedom and respect.
Los Angeles Consular Corps Celebrated; LAFD Bestows Lifetime Achievement Awards
Consuls general and dignitaries from dozens of countries gathered this week as a corps to meet the city’s new mayor. Above, Councilmember Tom LaBonge stands with Consul General of Uruguay Enrique Loedel Soca, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Sheriff Lee Baca.
Loedel serves as the Dean of Consular Corps by virtue of his longevity here in the City of Los Angeles. Below, the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation hosted its annual awards luncheon this week, honoring 39 LAFD members for acts of bravery and coverage. Congratulations to all!
Interested in Getting Back to Work in the City of Los Angeles?
The City of Los Angeles is partnering with 18 Work Source Centers located throughout the city with the goal of identifying 2,000 dislocated workers so that they can be enrolled, trained and placed in jobs by March 31, 2014. The “Getting LA Back 2 Work” program is funded by a National Emergency Grant under the Department of Labor, and this grant targets displaced workers from specific public agencies and private companies identified by the Department of Labor. The grant provides qualified displaced workers with up to $7,500 in training and placement support. Visit wiblacity.org/b2w/ for more information.
L.A. River Restoration Study Seeks Public Comment
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles, announces the availability of a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report, which includes a Draft Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Study, for review and comment. The Draft IFR is available for a 45-day review period from Sept. 20 through Nov. 5, 2013. The study evaluates alternatives for the purpose of restoring 11 miles of the Los Angeles River from approximately Griffith Park to downtown Los Angeles, while maintaining existing levels of flood risk management. A public meeting will be Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. and will take place at the LA River Center and Gardens, 570 W. Avenue 26, LA 90065.
Walk to School Day in Los Angeles Coming Oct. 9
The City of Los Angeles is coordinating Walk to School events all over the city on Oct. 9. More information can be found at WalkToSchoolDay-LA.org. If you know a school that could benefit from improving the safety of its students walking to school, increasing the share of students walking/biking to school, and providing physical activity opportunities, please feel free to register a school for Walk to School Day in LA at WalktoSchoolDay-LA.org or contact consultant Dru van Hengel at email@example.com or (424) 272-5875.
Lions Garage Sale
The Toluca Lake Lions Club is having a garage sale. The proceeds will go into a charity account.
We will also be accepting used eyeglasses for our Lions In Sight program. The eyeglasses are distributed around the world to give people the gift of sight they cannot otherwise afford.
The Toluca Lake Lions Club is a community service organization and part of Lions International with over 1.3 million members around the world. We hold our meeting at Mo’s Restaurant on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend and learn how Lions serve their community.
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 5—6, 8a—4p
Corner of Colfax Avenue and Morrison Street
If you would like to make a donation to the garage sale please contact Margit Loudermilk at (818) 762-2932 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Presentation by Leaders in Elder Law & Medicine
Please join us for a special Open House Dinner & Presentation by Mitchell A. Karasov, Attorney at Law & Isaac Vielma, MD at the new Brandman Centers for Senior Care to understand options to protect your money and healthcare wishes.
This FREE event is being hosted for the community by The Law Offices of Mitchell A. Karasov and the Brandman Centers for Senior Care. (A Program of the Los Angeles Jewish Home).
We look forward to seeing you there!
Brandman Centers for Senior Care
7150 Tampa Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 5:30—7:30 p.m.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by Sept. 26 to (818) 654-5573.