Week 08-29-12

TOM LABONGE NEWS

Save the Date: California’s 162nd Birthday

Come celebrate the 162nd anniversary of California’s admission into the Union.

Campo de Cahuenga

3919 Lankershim Blvd.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m.

Volunteer at Fern Dell

Council District Four invites you to volunteer to clean up the Fern Dell entrance to Griffith Park. These cleanups are open to any and all volunteers. Come Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. to the corner of Fern Dell and Black Oak. Bring your favorite gloves and tools!

For more information, email David Ahern at david.ahern@lacity.org.

Carmageddon Scheduled

A weekend-long closure of the 405 will begin Sept. 29. Please mark the date on your calendars and plan accordingly.

BURBANK

Burbank African Violet Society

The Burbank African Violet Society is having their next monthly club meeting. The program will be “Leaf Bingo.” Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings.

Magnolia Park United Methodist Church

2828 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.

For more information please telephone (818) 951-3597.

LOS ANGELES

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 Angeles State Historic 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.

GLENDALE

Cardboard Box City 2012

The Fourth Annual Cardboard Box City, 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 at Cardboard Box City including 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.

Cardboard Box City is 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.

Glendale Church of 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 cardboardboxcity@familypromiseesfv.org, or call (747) 333-6082.

Hollywood Tour Operators Meet with City Officials

Councilmember LaBonge convened a meeting with Hollywood Boulevard tour operators and city officials last Thursday. Together, they led a dialogue on the tourist impacts on the Hollywood Hills. The group went over no-smoking rules, weight restrictions on buses, and parking violations. Officials from LADOT, LAFD, CHP, PUC, and Beverly Hills came to the event. Dozens of tour operators were in attendance.

LaBonge Talks Concussion Awareness

In coordination with the Sports Legacy Institute, Councilmember LaBonge spoke to hundreds of football coaches and athletic directors from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The subject at hand was concussion awareness, and the coaches received concussion training. Former NFL player Jerry Simmons also spoke, as well as Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. Councilmember LaBonge reiterated his desire to bring concussion awareness to the Department of Recreation and Parks in addition to school districts.

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