Tour LaBonge Rides Through Griffith Park
T27-Community News LaBonge 1 griffithparktourlabonge2013The participants of the second stage of Tour LaBonge took another 10-mile ride this week through the streets of Los Angeles, riding through Griffith Park and around the Silver Lake Reservoir. Here, the group stands in front of the Mulholland Memorial Fountain.

Tour LaBonge continues next Wednesday evening, June 19, at 6 p.m. in Sherman Oaks. All interested riders should meet at Fire Station 88 at 5101 Sepulveda Blvd. Police will provide traffic control. All riders must be at least 12 years of age, wear helmets, sign waivers, and leave pets at home.

You Are Invited to a Summer Solstice Hike in Griffith Park!
Councilmember Tom LaBonge invites all of his constituents to join the Los Angeles Consular Corps and the Sister Cities of Los Angeles in the 16th Annual Summer Solstice Hike on Friday, June 21, 2013. All are invited to bring food to take part in a potluck with an international flair. Please meet at the north end of the Griffith Observatory parking lot near the Charlie Turner Trailhead at 6 p.m. for the gentle 1.5 mile walk up to the summit of Mount Hollywood. Arrangements will be made for those who need special
transportation, with shuttles that run every 20 minutes till 7 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful sunset, an international potluck, and
refreshments from around the world!


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.

Grand Park
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 .


FREE Movies in the Park
The Studio City Neighborhood Council invites you to enjoy free movies. The family friendly movies include Despicable Me on June 22. Come early to meet our special guests, the Despicable Me Minions!

The “Free Summer Movies in the Park” event is presented by the Studio City Neighborhood Council, Universal Studios, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. For more information, visit StudioCityNC.org.

Beeman Park, Studio City Recreation Center
12621 Rye St.
Saturday, June 22, 7:30—10:30 p.m. (Movie starts at dusk)


OperaWorks Presents “Arias in Motion”
Arias in Motion draws you into a world where music and intimate theater are indescribably intertwined. Engage your senses and experience the power of human voices emerging through bodies in motion. It is an extraordinary experience.

Cypress Hall, Recital Hall @ California State University
18111 Nordhoff St.
Saturday, June 22, @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 23, @ 2 p.m.

Tickets: General $20 and Student/Senior $15. For more information, visit operaworks.org or call .


“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 .


2012-2013 Notice of Delinquency
The County Treasurer and Tax Collector is in the process of mailing out 149,473 notices of delinquency to taxpayers informing them that their property taxes for the 2012-2013 tax year are delinquent and will default on July 2, 2013. At that time, a $15 redemption fee will be imposed and the taxes will be subject to additional penalties of 1.5 percent per month.

Treasurer and Tax Collector, Mark J. Saladino, cautions that if residential property remains in a tax default status for more than five years, the property can be sold at public auction. Non-residential commercial property is subject to public auction if it is tax defaulted for three or more years in accordance with State law.

Any taxpayer wishing to discuss the receipt of this notice or requiring additional assistance may call the Proptax line at . Information is also available on Los Angeles County Property Tax Portal at lacountypropertytax.com.


All GM Car Show Is This Sunday
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Buick Club of America presents the All GM Vehicle Show & Swap Meet.

The event benefits the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry and awards will be presented for Best of Show, People’s Choice, and others.

Woodley Park
6350 Woodley Ave.
Sunday, June 23, 8 a.m.—3 p.m.

For more information go to buickclub.org/losangeles.

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