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Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

Greetings on a Friday!  Thanks to everyone who has rsvp’d for Councilmember LaBonge’s 2009 Winter Community Congress next Wednesday evening, November 18th.  City Attorney Carmen Trutanich will be among the guests.  Please see the attached flier for more information.
If you’re a business owner who wants to lower your tax payments, you may want to check out the business resource fair in Wilshire Center/Koreatown on Thursday.  This event, sponsored by Council District 4 and many city and community agencies, will be held on  Nov. 19, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Wilshire Boulevard Temple,  3663 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010. For more information, please see the attached flier or visit:
www.wilshirecenter.com/business www.CDD.LACITY.ORG & www.KCCD3300.ORG.
Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, Councilman Tom LaBonge, and City Librarian Martin Gomez will be on hand for the Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for the Silver Lake Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library on Monday, November 16th at 10:00 a.m.  We hope you’ll join us at 2411 Glendale Blvd. (at Silver Lake Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90039.
This week, Councilmember LaBonge and staff toured the Metro Gold Line’s new Eastside Extension, which will celebrate its grand opening with FREE RIDES on Sunday,  Nov. 15th, 9a-5p.  The six-mile light-rail line stretches from Union Station downtown to Atlantic St. in East Los Angeles.  The grand opening festivities will include free music, farmers markets and food booths at several stations along the route.  For more information, please click here:
http://metro.net/news_info/press/Metro_176.htm
The Sierra Club will hold a symposium on the humane treatment of urban wildlife on Saturday, November 14, 10a until 2p, at the Griffith Park Ranger Station, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
For further information, call Rosemarie White, Chairperson of the Sierra Club’s Endangered Species and Wildlife Committee, at 818-769-1521.
In a dramatic re-enactment of the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago, more than 800 Los Angeles residents gathered on Wilshire Boulevard at midnight last Sunday night to tear down a replica of that infamous symbol of the Cold War era. Councilmember LaBonge co-sponsored the 20th anniversary celebration of this world-changing event.  To see actual pieces of the actual Berlin Wall, visit 5900 Wilshire Blvd., where they are on display through the end of the year.

Have a great weekend and as always, continue to enjoy and love Los Angeles!

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